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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. Between Julian, George, William, and the girl from Ukraine, we had the time of our lives. We planned on staying only one night but ended up canceling our next hotel because we wanted to experience another night at the Ellison! The live entertainment on a Saturday night was SPECTACTULAR. The music was wonderful and we were offered countless of free drinks. The rooms were very clean and overall amazing.
Our 2 night stay was incredible and we’re already planning on staying again in the future!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Matthew F
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William A, Public Relations Manager at Ellison Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Matthew,

Thank you so much for choosing The Ellison as your hotel destination and taking the time to leave such an awesome review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to your next visit. I really enjoyed our chat on Saturday night and hope you had safe travels back home. I wish you all the best. Now that you're part of The Ellison family; If you're ever in Venice again, please contact William directly, I'll make sure to give you our best rate, and a complimentary upgrade.


Warm regards,

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you, like us, prefer the special hotels with atmosphere and history (rather than what we call McD hotel chains, where everything is the same everywhere), then you, like us, will love Ellison Suites. We stayed in a spacious room overlooking the beach. The kitchen space and bathroom were clean and nice when we arrived. Even though the refrigerator was quite noicy and we had to turn it of at night. The little sun deck on the roof is a plus and you can take your breakfast from the lobby upstairs. At the entrance there are murals of John Hurt and Lana del Ray, and even we do not immediately know the story behind it, and maybe will never find out, it only contributes to the story of our vacation at Venice Beach. So if you're looking for some special atmosphere, then you should try Ellison Suites. Ok, please be aware there is no a/c other than a roof fan if you plan to stay here during the summer. It was no problem for our stay in April.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Lars K. L
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William A, Public Relations Manager at Ellison Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Lars,


thank you for choosing the Ellison as your vacation destination, we were honored to have you, and appreciate you taking the time to leave such a phenomenal review. We are looking forward to your next stay, and wish you the very best.

When booking in the future, ask for William, mention this review, and we'll give you our VIP rate.

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were in California for a Trail Race and wanted to spend our last few nights near the Beach. We were here early for check in and Julian and George were very friendly and accommodating by storing our luggage and giving us great advice on places to eat. The building is amazing and full of character. Our suite was clean, and exactly as pictured on the website. The location of the hotel is excellent, and walking distance to everything you might want to do. Highly Recommended

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Janice M
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William A, Public Relations Manager at Ellison Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Janice,


thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a sweet review. We are thrilled you chose the Ellison as your hotel destination and looking forward to your next visit. Now that you're part of the Ellison family; if you're ever in Venice, contact us directly, and we'll give you a special VIP rate. We wish you all the best!

Warm regards,

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We checked in on 3/31 great service right away greeted and had an amazing smell (lol I’m big on smell) very interactive and a FREE SHOW! Julian at the front desk has definitely been great this stay and I will definitely be coming back !!!!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
Thank lino1190
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William A, Public Relations Manager at Ellison Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Lino1190,

thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an awesome review, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, and looking forward to your next visit! Now that you're part of the Ellison family, when booking with us in the future, contact us directly, ask for William, and we'll give you a VIP rate.


Warm regards,

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Worse travel experience I have ever encountered. The front desk was horrible, the GM was horrible, the room was dirty, parking was a nightmare, homeless people everywhere, breakfast in lobby was late and disgusting. I don’t think my post does justice to what we experienced.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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William A, Public Relations Manager at Ellison Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi,

Thank you for your constructive review, we will investigate the concerns and make sure to rectify the noted issues. Venice is indeed an eccentric and hippie style environment, we apologize if the homeless population was visually unpleasing to you. Feel free to contact us and voice your concerns directly to our general manager Gilbert, or guest relations manager William. We wish you all the best, and thank you for staying at the Ellison.

Warm regards,

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