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Hotel Erwin
Ranked #8 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Austin, Texas
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I love this hotel! I visited for the first time with a colleague. The customer service is really superb which is hard to find these days - Miguel and Monique are great!

In addition, great cafe, amazing rooftop bar, close to everything in Venice.

Cute surfer vibe to the place, too! Will definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you so much for the awesome review and I will pass the message on to Monique and Miguel about how great they are! We’re really lucky to have them on the team. We hope you come back and visit us again soon.

Wishing you all the best from Venice to Texas,
Team Erwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

First I have to say that the venue, the "High Rooftop Lounge" has The Most Amazing view you have ever seen, even on a cloudy day!!!! We had a company Cocktail Party for about 50 people to celebrate our Company's 25th Anniversary and the beginning of summer and I couldn't have picked a better venue. I had less than a week to plan the party and Michal Swerdlow, the catering manager, was so easy to work with and in no time at all, we put the party together with good food, drinks, time frame and a good time was had by all. The staff was super friendly and very efficient. It was a bit overcast that afternoon but the view was beautiful, 360 degrees of it.

If you are coming into town and want to see what our California coast really looks like, this is a great spot, with the beach less than a block away, shopping and the best people watching you have ever seen!!! Food, drink, hospitality and all you could ask is right here at Hotel Erwin!!!

Enjoy!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
We couldn’t agree more with every bit of your review! The view at High really is second to none and Michal is the queen of making it happen! She truly cares about every one of her clients and goes out of her way to make sure the event is running as smoothly as possible. She is a true professional! We are so happy you got to enjoy the food, drinks and most importantly the company of your coworkers. We like to think that company parties are always a little more fun at High Rooftop given the killer view, the great service and the diverse menu selections. Congratulations on CBC’s 25th anniversary and thank you for taking the time to write that kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

All the best,
Team Erwin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

The first thing one has to say about the Erwin is that the Staff, all the staff are amazing. They know their job, they greet you and treat you like family.

That being said we had a really nice room on the sixth floor with a partial ocean view. The price was reasonable for the location, the room was clean.

We spent only one night. Had a balcony. We were below the rooftop bar. Their biggest attraction and reason to go to the Erwin.

We happened to be there on the 4th of July, by design. We had a great time.

It's not a five or even a four star hotel, it's just a good place to stay if your in Venice and want the flavor of the area, with a birds eye view from the roof.

Room Tip: Newer rooms seem to be on 6th floor the higher the floor the better the view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Hello Aarkvarkkiller,

We are so happy you got to spend Fourth of July with us at Hotel Erwin! It was a really special night for Venice and High Rooftop Lounge really is the best spot to catch all the fireworks on the Westside. We counted at least five firework displays visible from our rooftop! We’re glad you enjoyed your room and we hope to see you again! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for choosing Hotel Erwin for your one night getaway.

All the best,
Team Erwin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed here as our final destination on our 3 week honeymoon.

We had been recommended the hotel from friends and it lived up to it. The hotel has a great vibe being so close to Venice Beach, with friendly guests. The rooms were very clean and large. We had a couple of questions and they were fantastic at resolving any concerns we had.

The location is great, but try to get a nicer room on the top floor (you probably will need to pay more!) but they are nice and newly refurbished.

The car parking valet fee was steep (approx $30 a night), but thats typical of the area!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hello MattandHelen2010,

Thank you for the review and a BIG congratulations on your recent nuptials! We are so delighted you ended your honeymoon with us here at Erwin and we’re glad to hear we lived up to your friends recommendations. We had just renovated the rooms on the sixth floor in 2012 so they are even nicer than our already nice rooms in the rest of the hotel. We hope you pay us a visit in the future and thank you so much again for choosing Hotel Erwin!

All the best,
Team Erwin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

we stayed at hotel erwin for 6 nights in an ocean view suite. it is the absolute best spot if you are wanting to be in the heart of venice beach (which we did).. we just hired bikes, as it is an easy ride to santa monica or marina del ray ( and i am fat and 50!!). the room was clean and bright, and the balcony was great. some staff were fantastic, and made us feel welcome. (others not as much). plenty of sights to observe from our balcony. nice, but expensive

Room Tip: get a room directly facing the beach. it is more expensive, but well worth it
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Hotel Erwin. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you got to experience Venice Beach and beyond on the excellent bike paths throughout the Westside! We hope you had a pleasant journey back to Australia and that you’ll come back for a visit in the future!

All the best,
Team Erwin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed on last leg of our recent road trip in may, booked it last minute as we on the road, we wanted to be close to the beach, the your right on Venice Beach which was quite seedy loads of homeless people milling around but they were no bother. Our room had a sea view and was clean and comfy, not sure that it warrants the $200+,per night but it was convenient and meet our needs, there a bus stop across the street that takes you in to Hollywood and down town. we used the Barlo restaurant for two very good meals and the staff were freindly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Hi Danny,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Hotel Erwin. We’re happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay and got to taste the delicious food at Barlo twice! Hotel Erwin is in the heart of Venice Beach so you definitely got to see first hand all the fun and crazy things that happen on the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. We hope you’re journey home was enjoyable and that we’ll see you again in the future.

All the best,
Team Erwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our stay at the Erwin was nothing less than perfect. The staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Monique answered all of our questions and concerns prior to booking our room. Upon arrival, she went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and well taken care of. All rooms have interior corridors and balconies. Our room was clean and colorful. The bed was very comfortable. The rooms are exactly as they appear in photographs. Our room was on the fifth floor. We had a breathtaking view of the ocean. From our balcony we could watch visitors walk, ride, skate, and jog down the beachfront sidewalk. We also enjoyed watching the surfers and skateboarders either from our balcony or down on the beach. There is a skate park built into the sand just to the right of the Erwin. Look to the left of the hotel and you have basketball courts, paddle tennis courts, and of course the open air gym of Muscle Beach. Street vendors are located all along the beach sidewalk just behind the Erwin. Look to the right and you have mountains and the Santa Monica Pier. Everything we needed from bike rentals to restaurants were less than a block from the hotel. We took advantage of the superb valet service offered at the Erwin. Abraham and Michael were always waiting just outside the front door to promptly retrieve our vehicle or give us directions. The service included unlimited daily ins and outs for one flat rate. “The high” rooftop lounge has breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, mountains, and city. They offer unique libations and tasty appetizers. We had breakfast at the Barlo, the hotel’s restaurant. Again, we were not disappointed the food was excellent. Although, we never felt there were any security issues at the Erwin or in the immediate area, an added safety perk to the Erwin is the Venice Beach Police Station located right behind the hotel. If you enjoy breathtaking views, exemplary staff, clean rooms, unique atmosphere, people watching, beach activities, great food, or just relaxing, the Erwin is hands down the best place to be.

Room Tip: The unobstructed views are located on the upper floors
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review! Hotel Erwin is a stone’s throw from so many iconic and famous Venice Beach locations. As you mentioned, the Venice basketball courts and Skate Park are both visible from your balcony so you never have to leave your room to be part of the action (although we highly recommend you do!). I will pass on your kind words of praise to Monique, Abraham and Michael. They are great embodiments of the “above and beyond” mentality we strive for here at Hotel Erwin! We can’t wait for you to come back and thank you again for choosing Hotel Erwin!

All the best,
Team Erwin
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Property: 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
#10 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#27 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#31 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Erwin 3.5*
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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