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Hotel Erwin
Ranked #11 of 353 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel twice now, and can't say enough good things about it. We love the location at Venice Beach because for us it is close to our daughters who live nearby, plus it is very close to the Venice boardwalk, which we love to walk on - even if it is a little funky...The beach there is beautiful.

The rooms are very clean, with a modern feel that we like. We have a view of both the ocean and the city, with a small balcony to enjoy them from. They are roomy, have great beds and the rooms we have stayed in have nice sized bathrooms too. There is plenty of closet space and also a nice sized dresser which was important because we stayed there for a week. There is also a coffee maker in the room.

The staff at the front desk are very helpful, and are eager to please. So nice. Also, this last time when the hairdryer broke, they brought another one up right away.

We also love the restaurant which is just off the hotel lobby. We have only had breakfast there, but they have a great selection of items to choose from, and again are very attentive.

Overall, we love this place and wouldn't hesitate to go back again. It's so nice to be able to open up the sliding glass door to hear and feel the ocean breeze.

Room Tip: I believe all rooms come with an ocean view, but I'm not sure. We like the top floor.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2012

Dear Amick1,

On behalf of the staff at Hotel Erwin, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property.

The hotel staff was pleased to hear the positive feedback you had about them and I am glad to see you enjoyed the area around the hotel as well. We really appreciate the fact that you shared your positive experience with us and everyone else.

At Joie de Vivre we pride ourselves on providing authentic hospitality and superior service and we thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin for your trip to Venice Beach. Should you return to Venice in the future I sincerely hope you will consider giving us the opportunity to show you our dedication to our guests and service.

Best Wishes,
Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

This hotel has funky decor complete with street art in the entry. The Barlow restaurant in the hotel does a really nice breakfast burrito that my teenage sons still reminisce about! All the staff were welcoming and helpful in the extreme. Venice beach itself is an interesting sort of place to be with large numbers of homeless people and folks who appear to have mental health issues roaming up and down the board walk. I should add that at no time did we feel unsafe on the board walk ( if you give respect you tend to get it in return). Travel up the road to Santa Monica and eat at Madame Chou Chou, it's French food with fantastic service. The beef cheeks are nothing short of spectacular!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Glen P
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2012

Dear Geln P,

On behalf of the staff at Hotel Erwin, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property.

Barlo does have quite the menu of exciting dishes for breakfast and dinner. We specialize in "Barn to Belly" to make sure our guest get the freshest produce from local farmers.

At Joie de Vivre we pride ourselves on providing authentic hospitality and superior service and we thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin for your trip to Venice Beach. Should you return to Venice in the future I sincerely hope you will consider giving us the opportunity to show you our dedication to our guests and service.

Warm Regards,
Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Stayed at the Erwin twice now - the location is simply amazing. The staff is great and very friendly and the rooms are just right.
Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Shlomo K
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2012

Dear Schlomo K,

On behalf of the staff at Hotel Erwin, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property. We hope you return soon!!

At Joie de Vivre we pride ourselves on providing authentic hospitality and superior service and we thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin for your trip to Venice Beach. Should you return to Venice in the future I sincerely hope you will consider giving us the opportunity to show you our dedication to our guests and service.

Many Thanks,
Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Hotel Erwin is the hidden treasure of California. Their staff and hotel is fresh and stylish. The room we stayed at was clean and very home like. We had a view of the Pacific Ocean that was only 500 yards away. It is right in the heart of Venice Beach and is on the pulse of the culture . It's roof top bar is fun for socializing and can be romantic as you watch a California sunset on the ocean horizon. We will definitely be reserving a room there for our next visit this summer.

Room Tip: South side above 4th floor
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Todd M
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2012

Dear Todd M,

On behalf of the staff at Hotel Erwin, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property.

The hotel staff was pleased to hear the positive feedback you had about them and I am glad to see you enjoyed the area around the hotel as well. We really appreciate the fact that you shared your positive experience with us and everyone else.

At Joie de Vivre we pride ourselves on providing authentic hospitality and superior service and we thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin for your trip to Venice Beach. Should you return to Venice in the future I sincerely hope you will consider giving us the opportunity to show you our dedication to our guests and service.

Best Wishes,
Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed December 21, 2011

I have been to the Erwin 3 times during the last 2 years, at different time of the year. It's a lovely and friendly place, in the heart of Venice beach, with comfortable, moder and clean bedrooms, great and unique view and a wonderful terrass on the roof to enjoy the view on Venice or the sunset on Santa Monica with a glass of champagne or a mojito. I love it, great vibe, clean, nice people, very helpful front desk, amazing place to stay

Room Tip: select a room with view on the ocean, it's worth it. By being members you can have special rate...
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Julie D
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2012

Dear Parvatee,

On behalf of the staff at Hotel Erwin, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property. Thank you for being a loyal guest of the hotel.

The hotel staff was pleased to hear the positive feedback you had about them and I am glad to see you enjoyed the area around the hotel as well. We really appreciate the fact that you shared your positive experience with us and everyone else.

At Joie de Vivre we pride ourselves on providing authentic hospitality and superior service and we thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin for your trip to Venice Beach. Should you return to Venice in the future I sincerely hope you will consider giving us the opportunity to show you our dedication to our guests and service.

Warm Regards,
Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed December 21, 2011

I've stayed in this hotel couple of times. Good service, nice location, clean rooms. Plenty of good restaurants around. I am sure that next time I will stay definitely at Erwin. And special thanks to the managers Miguel, Harim and Zhenya))
Katya

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Katya_80_11
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Dear Katya_80_11,

On behalf of the staff at Hotel Erwin, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property.

The hotel staff was pleased to hear the positive feedback you had about them and I am glad to see you enjoyed the area around the hotel as well. We really appreciate the fact that you shared your positive experience with us and everyone else.

At Joie de Vivre we pride ourselves on providing authentic hospitality and superior service and we thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin for your trip to Venice Beach. Should you return to Venice in the future I sincerely hope you will consider giving us the opportunity to show you our dedication to our guests and service.

Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed December 15, 2011

We spent one night at the Hotel Erwin this month. The vibe is funky (which we like) and the location is the best in Venice. Walk out the hotel door, turn left and walk a block and you are on the Boardwalk! It was an easy 5-10 minute walk to Abbott Kinney Blvd, too (we highly recommend coffee at Intelligentsia - look for the single metal star on a wooden backdrop - there is no sign). Any time we return to LA, we plan to make Hotel Erwin our base. We can't wait to try Barlo (missed it since we arrived after dinner); the menu looks amazing! Special thanks to one of the front desk managers who offered me one of his Gatorade bottles when I asked where to buy one!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Thank KB-Graystar
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Dear KB-Greystar,

Thank you so much for your positive review of the hotel and its staff. The staff was pelased to hear about your comments and next time you come we will make sure to have gatorade in the room for you!

Please do try the new restuarant Barlo when you return, the food is amazing. The menu is on our website at Hotelerwin.com so you can to some research before. We really appriciate you taking the time to write the review and we hope to see you soon back here at Hotel Erwin.

Warm Regards,
Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Additional Information about Hotel Erwin

Address: 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3613
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
#6 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#10 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#26 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#30 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: $316 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Erwin 4*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for an energized, personable, legendary guest experience and luxurious escape in an unbeatable location Hotel Erwin is your home away from home. Located in Venice Beach, California, Hotel Erwin overlooks the Pacific Ocean and endless expanses of sand and entertainment. While relaxing with us be sure to check out our breathtaking rooftop bar High and to take in a sunset that will last a lifetime. Our restaurant, Barlo, serves up breakfast and dinner and provides a stimulating alternative to the normal bland hotel dining experience. Close to Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Culver City, Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey, this Venice Beach luxurious hotel is your doorway to explore the beauty of Southern California. Nearby freeways and Los Angeles International airport give you easy access to come and go. A mere 200 feet from the sand and overlooking the famous boardwalk, Hotel Erwin is a pure Venice Beach experience with a level of customer service excellence that simply can't be beat! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Erwin Hotel Los Angeles
Best Western Los Angeles
Los Angeles Best Western

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