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What We Love

  • Only 200 feet from the sand
  • Toasting the sunset with locals at the popular rooftop bar
  • Rainfall showerheads enhance big bathrooms

What To Know

  • The hotel was renovated in June 2014
  • Book an ocean-view room for a balcony with full sea view
  • Venice is a uniquely American beach scene that's hip and gritty

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Boutique Venice Beach crashpad a frisbee’s toss from the beach with a rooftop bar and farm-to-table fare

The Look

This boutique hotel’s in-your-face style reflects Venice Beach’s funky roots. The hotel draws scenesters in search of a hip crashpad, and they blend in seamlessly with the graffiti-boho design (no, seriously, there’s a graffiti mural in the entry and on guestroom doors) that matches the ’hood’s Cali-cool grit.

Bed & Bath

Even the smaller rooms feel airy and spacious thanks to retro-chic surf decor and sliding glass doors that open onto private balconies with sea and Venice views. A palette of electric yellow, sea green and sky blue keeps it fresh, as do quirky touches like the aforementioned graffiti, polka dot curtains and even a sunglasses honor bar to protect your baby blues from the Cali UVs. It’s That ’70s Show in the bathroom — the fixtures and plumbing are all new, especially the rainfall showerheads, but the sunshine-orange tones are of another era. The tech is up to date, natch, including iPhone/iPod docks and 32- or 42-inch flat-screens.

Beyond

Hotel Erwin is bracketed top and bottom by true scene stealers. The High Rooftop Lounge rocks Venice’s best surf and sand views, not to mention a carefully curated cocktails and munchies menu. After a day at the beach, sip a Sonoran Sun — tequila, serrano chile, lemon, orange and cranberry — and take in the trippy SoCal sunset. Downstairs, Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails serves up California comfort food featuring farm-fresh ingredients, por su puesto.

In the Area

Head to the famous boardwalk to check out the vendors and the famed muscle beach weightlifters/performers. Book a surf lesson through Kapowui Surf Club. Afterwards, join the locals tucking into hearty breakfasts of maple custard, bacon confit toast and kale, egg and sausage sandwiches at cult culinary favorite Superba. Then spend the day browsing the boutiques and cafes along Abbot Kinney, dubbed the Coolest Street in America by GQ. Browse the high design goods at nouveau general store The Piece Collective, score vintage tees at Aviator Nation and then refuel at celeb fave eatery Gjelina. Like the tats you’re seeing on the beach? Get inked at Black Diamond Tattoo, where resident artist Shingken, from Tokyo, pens beautiful patterns.

How to Get There

Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Avenue
Venice, CA 90291 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1811 Reviews
Great Hotel, best roof top bar & awesome staff (Mohit)
Nicole_gloeckl

We stayed in the Hotel Erwin just one night (8.-9.7.2019) & it was the best hotel during our 3-week road trip through CA. I think it is hard to find such friendly & cool staff like Mohit! We were happy to get an upgrate & he spoiled our kids with little give- aways. Bikes to rent are also for free. The hotel is just in the center of Venice Beach with all the 'happenings' around. Rooms are modern and just perfect with comfortable beds.Thanks to Mohit and the team - we loved to stay with you!!!

Great location and service
Renee L

Love staying here for work. I’ve stayed twice now. The service is great here, big shout out to Miguel who made an effort to remember my name and helped me out every time I came through the lobby.

Doesn’t hurt that they have a great rooftop as well.

GREAT LOCATION and SERVICE
8Mark

We enjoyed our stay at the Erwin. Rooms were sizable and comfortable with firm bed and pillow choices galore. Loved the proximity to Venice Beach Boardwalk and the fun things in this area. Rooftop lounge/bar/dining is not to be missed when staying at the Hotel Erwin. We enjoyed great service, drinks and appetizers on the rooftop overlooking the beach and boardwalk. Brooke at reception was so very helpful and provided great service. Valet, servers and housekeeping were all friendly and service minded. We will stay here the next time we are in LA on business or for pleasure. The HOTEL is not glamorous or FANCY but it is clean, pleasant and convenient to Santa Monica and the beach area suburbs.