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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We have stayed at the Erwin twice and despite the location - right on the beach front and the lively roof top bar the rooms are completely quiet and extremely comfortable. The beds are amazingly comfortable and the view from our room was fantastic , the people watching was stellar! We had a small difficulty that was sorted by the...

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

Thanks for the awesome review! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed the amenities we offer and our super fun location. Venice has something to offer for everyone and it seems like you got to see all the great attractions from the canals to the great shopping on Abbot Kinney. We can’t wait to welcome you back the next time...

New Orleans
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had a great time staying at the Hotel Erwin near Venice Beach in Los Angeles, CA. We rented a car and the valet parking was convenient, given the otherwise tight parking in the area. The hotel is conveniently located to Venice Beach and Santa Monica and near the I-10 on ramp for easy access to the east side of...

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

We’re happy to hear you had a great time during your stay! The hotels close proximity to the beach and many other Southern California staples just can’t be beat. We look forward to welcoming you back to Venice Beach. Enjoy the rest of your summer. All the best, Team Erwin

Little Rock
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have not stayed at the hotel, however went to the Hightop Roof Bar and could not have felt more unwelcome. First of all, my two girlfriends and I arrived at 2:00 to have a drink and a quick bite. Mid-afternoon. Totally uncrowded. When we asked for a table, the head waiter asked if we were guests of the hotel....

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. While we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the lovely view, we are very disappointed to hear the rest of your visit wasn’t a success. Due to our limited capacity on the rooftop, we have to manage our reservations and tables very closely. While that is no excuse to...

Berkeley
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I stayed at the Hotel Erwin in June 2014 in a King Suite with Ocean view. separate bedroom, pull out bed in living room, full kitchen. Let's put this review in context: Hotel room itself- 3 star. Interiors are clean, but spartan. Style is mod-hipster-playful. If you don't expect this, it can be off putting. Reality was fine: beds were...

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

Thank you for spending your birthday weekend with us and for taking the time to write a review about your stay! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your room and our amazing on-site restaurants. One of the best things about our hotel is the location! Just 200 feet from the water and even closer to all the boardwalk fun. We...

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had a 5 night stay in August 2014 which was ok, they hype this hotel gets/gives off is more than the reality. The BARLO staff were excellent and High rooftop bar was good but on the rooftop they had a slight air of snobbery and you were made to feel almost 'grateful' that you could reserve an area to...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and candid review. While we are very happy to hear you enjoyed Barlo Kitchen+Cocktails and the excellent service you received from the team there, we are very disappointed to hear the rest of your Erwin Experience wasn’t as great of a success. We’re very proud to offer our guests...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 August 2014

ALL of the staff there is excellent!!!!! Had a great stay there. Clean hotel. Personable service. I had three rooms reserved and for unforseen circumstances, had to cancel one room for 3 nights on the day of checking in. They said no prolem. The best in Venice.

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We are so happy we were able to take the best care of you during your stay. We’re very lucky to have a staff of passionate hoteliers who go above and beyond to take care of our guests and all their needs. We hope to see you again the next time you’re in Venice....

las vegas
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I booked a stay here last minute and was hesitant as to the location but what an absolute treasure!I wanted to stay somewhere "cool" since I was bringing my 15 yr old son and 16 yr old godson. They are not easily impressed and they had a wonderful time since we were a stones throw from the beach. The staff...

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

We’re so happy we were able to make your Erwin Experience a memorable one for you and your family! Venice Beach is fun for all ages and there’s always something to do so you’ll never get bored. Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Erwin and for recommending us to your friends and family. We hope to see you again...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The room was good, bigger than we had expected. Clean and bed was very comfortable. Rooftop bar was great, with an amazing view/vibe. Location was fantastic, only steps away from Venice Beach and a short walk to great restaurants. Lobby restaurant was great and staff very pleasant and helpful. Not cheap, but nothing really is in anywhere near Santa Monica.

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

Thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin! We’re happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the amenities we have to offer. Enjoy the rest of your summer! All the best, Team Erwin

Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here twice this year and I will only stay again if I'm really in a pinch (eg the other beach city hotels are charging extraordinarily high rates!) +1 star for the rooftop bar, the waitstaff and views are terrific -4 stars because of the room conditions and poor management. Room condition: the carpets are stained, the grout in...

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your visit. We’re disappointed to hear that your Erwin Experience was not what you had hoped for. We have taken your comments to the respective departments for future improvements. We sincerely appreciate your honest feedback and your business as we know you have a choice when choosing hotel...

Marysville, Washington
Reviewed 6 August 2014

the outside looks a bit dilapidated and old. The room we had was not that great either. The staff was wonderful and friendly. Restaurant in the lobby was good. Location great. Rooftop bar exceptional.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed Barlo and High Rooftop Lounge. Both spots are Venice Beach staples! We look forward to having you back the next time you’re in Venice! We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! 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: $392 - $561 (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
#21 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#27 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#31 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
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