My second stay at Hotel Erwin and they've had a bit of a revamp since last year. Firstly a big thanks for recognising me as a returning guest with a free upgrade to a suite! A bit wasted on me as a solo traveller on this occasion but I think they offered it as it was available midweek so I could just check it out.
Opinion - very cool. Roomy living area, big TV, dining table for 6 people with kitchenette and separate bedroom and shower room (no bath). Minibar (full bar) and even options like a whole roast hog delivered are awesome. If you are a group looking to party in Venice, one or two of you should book a suite and host your friends!
As always, great rooftop views from the bar although it's really configured for groups with sofas round the balcony, bottle service etc. And the BarLo menu is good for a leisurely if not too healthy breakfast.
Location is perfect for Venice boardwalk and bars and restaurants such as Larry's and Del Monte Speakeasy. Santa Monica pier is a pleasant 20 minute jog down the beach if you're feeling energetic. Valet parking in/out is very efficient.
Only downside is that it's expensive. Location is everything and once you factor in breakfast, parking etc you are looking at > $300 per night, which is probably too much for what it is, but is still a lot less than comparably located hotels like The Shore, Shutters on the Beach etc. Just be aware you'll probably do a double-take at checkout but if you can afford it, go for it! A bit less pricey and it would get 5*.
- 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