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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 1662 Reviews
Excellent stay!
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful hotel in a bit of a rowdy area. Great breakfast and a great room! Super service minded staff, extra thanks to Mohit and Miguel!
We will definitely stay at Hotel Erwin next time visiting LA!

Excellent room, excellent view, excellent service
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an ocean view suite and it was amazing! The hotel is located right in the center of Venice Beach, with great views of the boardwalk and ocean. The check-in counter service and valet parking service are great. Miguel and Jillian treated us like royalty. The rooftop restaurant has a great menu, great wines, great service, great lounge table setting,and most of all, an outstanding view. You definitely get what you pay for here.

Hotel Erwin
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love Norma so much! Best customer service... I always stay here when in Venice... They let me park my Ferrari up front on the curb even when it’s crowded! So much love :-)

Warm regards,
Denny Strickland

Amazing hotel in great location
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a fantastic weekend at Hotel Erwin. The staff was friendly and accommodating. They even had a welcome cocktail when we arrived! The location was fantastic, one block from the ocean and about a mile from Abbot Kinney. The rooftop is a great spot to watch the sunset and grab a cocktail.

All in all wonderful experience. Thank you, I’ll be back.

Awesome location
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Venice Beach location, a block from the beach and a 5 min walk to Abbot Kinney Blvd shopping. Hotel offers great service, an exceptional roof-top bar/restaurant and a great cafe/restaurant in the lobby.

Rooms are modern, clean and somewhat minimalist. Not the kind of room where you want to sit and relax, though that's not what I/we wanted in the hotel.

Lobby cafe staff was awesome, especially Norma.