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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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.
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
The Hotel Erwin is the perfect place to stay on Venice Beach. From Miguel at the front desk to the valet parking staff and housekeeping not one unpleasant person on site. We will be back we would rather stay than go home
We loved the zero commute, fab views, the room, bed and pillows and great staff especially Norma, Miguel, Shiloh and Alex! Thank you all for the great art and millennial decor. The early bike ride and Venice omelette was sublime.
We have stayed in Hotel Erwin for 3 years in a row.
Well located, beautiful rooms, friendly staffs (especially Norma & Miguel) will make your trip to California unforgettable.
You can walk to the famous Muscle Beach.
You can also rent a bicycle or a kick-skater to visit Abbot Kinney.
Great visit as always! Norma in the restaurant was incredible and Brandon at the front desk were great and made the visit perfect! It's the perfect location for visiting Venice for business or pleasure. The central location is key and the rooms are clean. I'll come back for sure! Thanks
Miguel was super friendly and helped with flat tyres. Great location near muscle beach. Excellent rooms and nice roof top terrace.great breakfast as well. Would like to come back in the future. Good luck.