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“Best in Venice”
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Hotel Erwin
Ranked #11 of 350 Hotels in Los Angeles
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“Best in Venice”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I had a few days off work and wanted to spend a few days in Venice. I have been coming to venice for twenty years, but always just day trips. We wanted to experience the whole area. A friend of ours suggested Hotel Erwin.

We started our stay at "High" the rooftop patio at the hotel. The view was gorgeous and the service was great.

The hotel staff was very helpful with advising where to go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We ate each morning at "Barlo" the hotel restaurant. It was so good we had dinner there one night as well. The burger was great and had some nice craft beers as well. Not at all too pricey! My girlfriend and I split the poutine and enjoyed it so much we ordered another one. She had a cucumber gin drink which she loved and mentioned they were not shy with the gin. We also went to Larry's bar beside the hotel. Good food there too and an awesome bartender!! We went to go have a couple drinks and had to have a few more because are bartender was so fun.

We were very happy with the service provided. Starting with the front desk, then the cleanliness of the room, the service at High, the suggestions made by staff and the valet guys! This was a great little vacation!!

If we stay in Venice again it will be at Hotel Erwin



  • Stayed October 2013
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
What a kind review! Thank you for sharing your Erwin Experience with us! Hotel Erwin is truly a one-stop shop when on a Venice Beach adventure. Breakfast at Barlo is one of the best in the area and the poutine during dinner simply can’t be beat. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!

All the best,
Team Erwin
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We didn't stay at the hotel, but visited the roof terrace at sunset to enjoy a cold beer and the brilliant view from the comfortable seats - not to mention some interesting people watching amongst the trendy clientele. Not cheap, but we didn't object at all to 'paying for the (brilliant) view'

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for stopping by High Rooftop Lounge! There’s really nothing better than relaxing on the rooftop during a warm afternoon. While our prices are comparable to LA prices, what really sets us apart is the gorgeous view. We hope you had a safe journey back home and that you’ll stop by the next time your travels take you to Venice.

Wishing you all the best,
Team Erwin
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

My room was clean. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. The only reason why I didn't give it 4-star is due to the location of the hotel. While being next to the boardwalk is convenient, don't even attempt to walk at night. Lots of homeless around. Many of them were staggering around intoxicated at night, yelling at each other or themselves. I tried to keep as quiet as possible as I walked bye so I wouldn't catch their attention.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We truly appreciate your valuable feedback and we’re happy you enjoyed your time with us. While there can be a number of interesting characters around Venice Beach, we take our guests safety seriously and ensure that you are in good hands during your stay at the hotel. We hope you’ll come back and pay us a visit!

All the best,
Team Erwin
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Loved this place. Great place in Venice, the location was perfect. Staff were really friendly and the rooftop terrace was to die for, especially at sunset. Food and drinks were a little pricier than the rest of venice, but the view and the staff made up for it.

Rooms were great, and one of my favourite things about it was the balcony and access to fresh air. So many hotels have their windows frozen shut!

Some reviews mentioned issues with the noise from the roof, if you were the floor underneath? We didn't have this problem at all, though I'm sure if we did that the staff wouldn't have hesitated to change us. They were super-nice.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin during your visit to Venice Beach! We take pride in the fact that our staff truly go above and beyond and we’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again!

Until next time,
Team Erwin
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We spent one night at Hotel Erwin and had a great time. Rooftop lounge has a marvelous view and best place to watch the sunset. The staff was super friendly and helpful starting with valet parking, reception staff, waiters/waitresses at Barlo and at the rooftop-they just made our stay there so special. Thank you to Angelica for her effort, she made sure we were treated nice and made our stay there just fabulous!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
We are delighted to hear you had a great time during your stay! We hope you enjoyed the beautiful sunset we’re so lucky to have the best view of! We hope you’ll come back and thank you so much for writing this kind review.

Wishing you the best,
Team Erwin
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Awesome little boutique hotel right on the Venice Beach boardwalk. I would definitely come again - customer service was superb (very friendly folk) and the view from the rooftop deck is unbeatable. Rooms are a little bit 'wonky' with some stuff not totally bolted on, etc., but comfortable and I love that you can open the windows for fresh ocean air at night.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks so much for the review! Nothing beats the smell of fresh ocean air and we’re so happy you were able to enjoy that during your vacation. We can’t wait for you to come back!

Wishing you all the best,
Team Erwin
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Franklin, TN
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great hotel with a great location. Very nice staff and very accommodating. A few minutes away from the main drag in Santa Monica and Abbott Kinney street. Let alone in the middle of Venice activity. Good local establishments right out the door of the hotel. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Only 6 floors, but higher the better...great roof top bar
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed Venice Beach and all the cool neighborhoods just a short distance away! Abbot Kinney is chock full of so much to see, shop and eat! Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Erwin and we hope to see you again!

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
#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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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Erwin Hotel Los Angeles
Best Western Los Angeles
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