Myself and two friends arrived at this hotel very late. Despite this, check-in was simple enough and there was valet (additional $) just as I was told. The guy at the front desk was very accomodating. The room itself was decent. Not glamourous but not like a shabby motel either. There was construction on our floor but we never heard noise or had any interferrance during our stay. The hotel is smack dab on the beach which was a bonus. However, from my experience (1st time visitor) Venice does have some shady or should I say unique people. I would use caution when traveling in the evening especially women. Otherwise the area was fine. Our room did have a very small balcony that gave us a partial ocean view. They only serve coffee in the morning but it looks as if they were constructing a breakfast area for the near future.
The ONLY problem I had was, the day after arrival I went to check my bank account online only to find I was charged nearly $400 more than that hotel rate I was quoted. After several conversations with staff and the manager I was told $300 is added to cover incidentals. Which in my opinion makes no sense considering there are no ammenities in the room. No fridge, mini bar, etc. The only additional charges we could have incurred was for movie rentals which for a 3 day stay at $300 is quite excessive. Then there was the $100 discrepancy that no one could give me an answer for. That is what bothered me the most.
Ultimately it was all solved upon check-out. Caused me a little bit of an inconvenience but I am glad it all ended up working out. Beyond this, everything was A-OK.
- 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