If you like european B& Bs and love the bech, this one's for you.
Determined to find an affordable hotel on the beach for a quick 2 day trip to LA, I somehow lucked out and found this place. Most beachfront is very pricy but this has all the ambiance and is quite affordable. Right On the beach, this little hotel has it all. The rooms are very practical with all the ammenities one expects..(& the water pressure just about blew me out of the shower!!!). The front desk is open until 9or 10 (can't remember) but with advance notification, they give yiu the code to get in and get to your room. The free continental breakfast is just right to get started and you can take it up to an observation deck and watch the beach life in action (always interesting!!) The wharf and main aea are right at your doorstep as well as the beach and bike/walkways.It is also a convenient drive to LA and the freeways. One could also walk forever down the beachfront pathways and get right to Santa Monica for a good hike/bike. Bike rentals are right there also.
About the only downsides are the parking and the beach "local residents". The locals have taken up much of the bench areas and live quietly amongst themselves. I don"t beleive they are dangerous in any way but it is worth noting for late night walks. Also the late night beach scene is rather busy on weekend nights and can get rowdy. Parking is the one factor I found troublesome as I arrived late one night and couldn't get the limited parking spaces at the hotel. One must park on a nearby street and walk which is a little unsettling for a single woman,but I never felt threatened as there were alot of people out then. However, on Mon AM, the streets are cleaned and one must move or be ticketed. I didn"t read the fine print from the hotel brochure and got nabbed for $75. There are limited spaces in front of the hotel, all taken by evening. Also, there is no AC so if the rare heatwave comes, it is worth being prepared. The ocean breeze should help out though.
All in all , this is a great bargain for the money . Just reserve early as it is a popular "under the radar"place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are pleased that you are considering the truly only Ocean Front Boutique Hotel in Venice California. Our Hotel is conveniently located between Santa Monica and Marina del Rey. We have Flat Screen TV, Refrigerators and Microwaves in each of our rooms. All the rooms are individual and well appointed with amenities that will always under promise and over deliver for you. Parking is very limited, we have a total of 8 parking spaces for guests to use, and they are done by reservation only. If there is no parking available, our front desk staff will be happy to assist you in finding free public parking in the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Venice On The Beach