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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Once again, blind booking has introduced me to another fabulous place I would have never known. My 7 year old daughter and I were looking for a last minute beach get away. The Hotel Erwin is what I got! This place was totally cool, hip, boutique, classy place. Very eclectic. Suits the Venice Beach vibe well. However, it is very...

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

We’re delighted to hear you and your daughter had a great time during your stay! We strive to make every guest feel like a VIP. You’re absolutely right when you say Venice Beach is the most interesting beach in Southern California! From the performers on the boardwalk to the eclectic shopping, it’s certainly a unique place to visit. Thank you...

Reviewed 23 June 2014

I totally recommend to stay at this hotel! This place rocks! Especially the roof top bar! Staff and service is top notch ! Close to beach ! Close to shops and not far from Santa Monica . Food is great ! Coffee is great ! Venice beach is out there !!!

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Virginia
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I was worried I wasn't hip enough to stay at the Erwin! "Mod" rooms, eclectic art, great rooftop bar, REALLY great restaurant. The room was one of the best stocked I've ever seen ($$$) with booze, food, and sundries.

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

Venice Beach is a place that welcomes everyone! No need to be hip, just be yourself! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the amenities we offer and our amazing restaurant. Thank you so much for being our guest and we hope to see you soon! All the best, Team Erwin

New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Stayed at Hotel Erwin recently through the suggestion of a friend in Venice. I was quite taken with the quirky touches that speak to the essence of Venice -- sunglasses in the mini bar and free weight lamps by beds. Hotel is super close to the beach, and the rooftop offers amazing views. I met Shawn Nier as I was...

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review! We’re happy to hear Shawn took great care of you! He’s an absolute superstar and we’re very lucky to have him on the team. We’re glad to hear you got to experience the original Gold’s Gym! There’s so much history there and it’s a local favorite. We hope you’ll...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Excellent location, Staff is great and helpful. We arrived with 2 little girls in the early morning, and Miguel checked us in immediately. Rooms are modern, big and clean.Beds are comfortable. Highly recommended

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

We’re so happy to hear you had a great vacation! We hope you and your little girls got to see all the cool sites in Venice Beach and had a relaxing visit. We hope you’ll stay with us the next time your travels bring you to Venice. Wishing you and your family all the best, Team Erwin

Reviewed 10 June 2014

Big comfortable beds, friendly staff, clean, funky decorated, great location. On the downside were that we were really looking forward to spend time at the rooftop bar but unfortunately it closed very early or was completely shut for all the four nights we stayed. Think it was to windy. And, there was a good coffe machine in the room but...

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the hotel and our staff. We do apologize that you weren’t able to spend time on the rooftop! Every now and again, the winds do get too strong and we close down for the safety of our guests and employees. If you’re ever in the neighborhood again, we’d...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Had an amazing experience here. From being allowed to check in early, Miguel giving us an upgrade to a beautiful room with a view, all the friendly staff and clean facilities. Comfortable beds, big rooms, view from the patio and the perfect location. Would absolutely go back and give it the highest recommendation! Wish they had surfboards to use. Take...

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

We’re absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for writing such an awesome review. We truly appreciate the kind words about our staff and hotel! Miguel is a superstar! We hope you will be staying with us again the next time you're traveling to Venice Beach. All the best, Team Erwin

Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This hotel has awesome themed rooms that are great for a party. The rooms are also great for visitors interested in exploring the area. It's a very modern and cool place, but your grandparents might enjoy it too. Reasons to stay here: Rooftop bar Great sunset views Steps from the beach Close to restaurants/bars (including one in the lobby)

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

We’re so happy to hear you had an awesome time during your stay! You’re absolutely right when you say Hotel Erwin is great for kids, grandparents and everything in between. We truly value you business and thank you so much for being our guest. We hope to see you soon! All the best, Team Erwin

Aliso Viejo, California
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The rooftop bar at this hotel is very cool and has a great vibe with music and attentive staff serving up very good drinks. Food is also above average along with the Diner at the front of the hotel. This hotel is close to everything in Venice and ALL the staff were nice. Negatives to this place are that the...

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Venice Beach as your Southern California getaway! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and for being our guest. We’re happy to say that we’ve been undergoing a refresh project and the next time you visit the hotel, you’ll see a number of exciting upgrades and changes. We hope to see you...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Very hospitable staff. Friendly, outgoing and to the point. People make the difference! We really appreciated this hotel. Centrally located, near Venice beach, very interesting surroundings. We never had a dull moment.

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Angelica V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this review

We’re so happy to hear you had a great time during your stay in Venice Beach. You’re absolutely right about there never being a dull moment! Thank you for the kind words about our team members and for being our guest. We really appreciate YOU! We’ll see you next time! All the best, Team Erwin

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Erwin

Address: 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3613
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Price Range: $380 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Erwin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Erwin Hotel Los Angeles
Best Western Los Angeles
Los Angeles Best Western
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
#10 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#20 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#27 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#31 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
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“High up floor, ideally facing the sea!”
  • View from the bar
  • Sunset from the roof top bar
 of 5 bubbles zipzip1977, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the city view suite with partial ocean view is the best value”
 of 5 bubbles smoothlatinkid, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the lower floors. Unfortunately the noise from the rooftop bar can be irritating - especially late at night.”
 of 5 bubbles PageyTasmania, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view for sure, if you can!”
  • Sunset vista from Hotel Erwin balcony.
 of 5 bubbles SuePete, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A smile and friendliness goes a long way to scoring a room with a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles Trexxx_99, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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