Venice On The Beach Hotel Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California

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Pros

  • Location right on Venice Beach and near LAX
  • Rooftop deck with ocean views
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Rooms with mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs
  • Ocean view rooms with vistas of the Pacific Ocean

Cons

  • Continental breakfast is basic with cold cereals and fruit
  • Street parking is scarce
  • No fitness center or swimming pool
  • Some rooms have bland street views

Bottom Line

The pastel pink Venice on the Beach Hotel is a good budget option for families and couples who want to enjoy a beach vacation in Los Angeles without spending a lot of money or enduring a long drive from the airport. As at many small hotels, there isn't much to do on-site, but the neighborhoods of Venice and Santa Monica are loaded with options and activities. Be warned -- parking is severely limited. The nearby Inn at Venice Beach is definitely more stylish and has private parking, but lacks direct beach access.

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 Scene

A small, friendly hotel near sand and sea

The bright and airy Venice on the Beach Hotel focuses heavily on the adjacent Pacific Ocean. The cozy lobby of the pastel pink building offers views of the sand and palm trees via doors kept open throughout the day to let in warm breeze. A rooftop AstroTurf deck provides long views of the beach, with the Venice Fishing Pier in sight.

 Location

A quiet location on the beach that offers long scenic strolls

Though Venice itself is bustling with kitschy shops and organic restaurants, Venice on the Beach Hotel is quiet and apart from the party scene. Santa Monica Pier is almost an hour’s stroll down the boardwalk, but there are ocean views the entire way. Be aware that parking is extremely limited in the hotel’s neighborhood. Los Angeles International Airport is about a 15-minute drive away, depending on traffic.

 Rooms

Clean and airy with mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and some ocean views

The property’s 18 clean rooms are soft and bright in hues of blue and white. The one-bedroom suite has a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an extra Murphy style bed, making it a great choice for families. Ceiling fans, hardwood floors, and canvas photos of the Pacific give the accommodations a beach-y vibe, but the only space with an actual view of the water is the Ocean View Room. Bathrooms don't have tubs, and some guests have complained about noise from the hotel's terrace.

 Features

Continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and rooftop patio access

Like most small hotels in Venice, this property doesn't have much in terms of on-site activities and dining. A free continental breakfast with cold cereal and fruit is served daily in the lobby. The business center consists of one desktop computer and a printer, though there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Ocean views can be taken in from the manicured rooftop and terrace with tables, chairs, and umbrellas.

 Bottom Line

The pastel pink Venice on the Beach Hotel is a good budget option for families and couples who want to enjoy a beach vacation in Los Angeles without spending a lot of money or enduring a long drive from the airport. As at many small hotels, there isn't much to do on-site, but the neighborhoods of Venice and Santa Monica are loaded with options and activities. Be warned -- parking is severely limited. The nearby Inn at Venice Beach is definitely more stylish and has private parking, but lacks direct beach access.

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Hotel Features

Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Casino: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Address: 2819 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, California 90291, United States
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