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“Friendly, funny and entertaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cadillac Hotel

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Cadillac Hotel
Ranked #238 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
1 review
“Friendly, funny and entertaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

It all depends on what your goals/expectations are for a stay at this old iconic hotel. It's on the Venice Boardwalk, on the beach, next to some great eating spots, some of the very best people watching, and the shopping is pretty current and arty. The hotel has very clean and comfortable beds, bedding, towels and simple amenities. The front lobby was very helpful at all times. That's what you get in a small, private hotel. You're ensconced in a "beach/urban" vibe that can be noisy, at times and gritty. But, that's the beach in Venice! I enjoyed this hotel and would return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Abilene, Texas USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Functional hotel, right on beach. helpful staff, My only complaint is lack of fan. After a hot night we went to Walmart (way to far away) bought a box fan. The 2nd night was cool and the noise of the fan drowns out any hotel noise.
Hotel rents bicycles which we rented the 2nd night.
Be sure and check out roof top for viewing and enjoying.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

This hotel was exactly what I was looking I wanted. Quiet and clean and a comfortable room. Large flat screen TV, helpful staff and right on the beach. I highly recommend for a low key, low hype stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Spent a night here with the SO. Great. Room was great, we got a suite. View was great, Only downside was that it was quite noisy in the morning due to all the vendors setting up. Would recommend. Parking is bad though

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed at the Cadillac Hotel on Tues 10/8/13 for one night. The place was very nice, super clean, and right on the beach. Furthermore, the staff were excellent. I had an incident with a parking ticket, and Jeff the manager helped me with some key details and area information. I'd recommend staying at Cadillac Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Berkeley, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The lobby is clean and appointed like they're trying to turn it into a hipster hotel. But the carpets everywhere look like the place used to be a crack den (including in the rooms- stained and disgusting). The bathroom door in our room wouldn't open in all the way (blocked by the sink!), and the bottom hinges fell off which meant we couldn't really close the door.

There was no furniture in our room except a bed (with a gross rubber mattress cover and no fitted sheet), a tiny round table, and 1 rickety chair. NO dresser, no luggage rack or anywhere to put my suitcase except on the disgusting carpet. Super weird. It's like they painted and then just didn't put anything back?

There was 1 bar of soap to switch off between the shower and the sink. Tiny bottle of cheapo "shampooing conditioner". Housekeeping didn't bother to come by our room, and when we called asking for fresh towels, the guy who brought them walked into our room without even knocking. No other amenities.

The location is great, but it's NOISY (hello, it's Venice beach!). We asked for rooms on the quiet (south) side, non-ocean view, and that was totally fine (ocean view rooms are treated to a loud bar next door and constant bongo drumming from Venice boardwalk).

They charge $20 a day for parking (you have to dive head-in to this tiny, tight, scary one-way lot and then back out to leave, inches of clearance with other cars!), and despite paying for a spot, we came back one night and all the spots were full so we had to park on the street and move the car by 8am next morning or get towed away.

I'm not a fussy girl, I've stayed in some really basic, cheap places. But this was pretty ridiculous. Don't believe their hype.

However, the roof deck is great, and the location's super central. If you're fine sleeping sweatily on a rubber mattress cover with super scratchy cheap linens, and walking on a floor that looks like someone died on it, and hearing all your neighbors above/below/on either side of you through paper thin walls.... go for it. But I can imagine you could do better elsewhere.

Room Tip: Non-ocean view rooms on the south side are quietest. All walls/ceilings paper-thin, so get top floor...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

I had a great stay at the cadillac hotel. Sure, its not a luxury hotel, but its a lot nicer than many other beach hotels I've seen. My room was simple but clean, there is no AC but it was pretty cool at night in July when I was there and with the window open and the fan on it was fine. The hotel definitely serves its purpose and is in a prime location. It is close to everything Venice Beach has to offer: bars, restaurants, shopping, entertainment. I loved waking around checking out all the talented local artists. The hotels customer service was great too, everyone I encountered at the front desk was helpful and polite. I will stay here again next time I return to Venice Beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cadillac Hotel

Property: Cadillac Hotel
Address: 8 Dudley Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2423
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cadillac Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cadillac Hotel is a quaint beach hotel resting on the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Halfway between the Venice and Santa Monica Piers, it presents a great location from which to visit Los Angeles' fabulous beaches, Hollywood and Downtown. ... more   less 
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