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Well 1 destination down, 6 more left! I've just left after spending 3 days with the beautiful citzens of L.A. I had a fun fulled time, cramming as much as I could in. I did the tourist stuff like Universal Studios and the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. The real highlight of the stay was going to see the Jay Leno show live. Front row seats enabled us to …
... and Wilshire Boulevard at our hotel where we me LOLA, an adorable Pomeranian who had stopped by for lunch with the equally lovely Ayelet and Stephen, a Beverly Wilshire veteran, whom we spent the rest of the afternoon chatting with whilst watching the colourful well dressed people and visitors to this iconic part of LA. Some fabulous sports cars being modelled too.
We were supposed to go to Wolfgang ...
... wall to the other. Other than that, it was a smooth flight. First thought flying into airport was The Sims, as it looks like the neighbourhood opening with the beach and palm trees. I had more water bottles thrown out, the security lady at Customs got very excited at my passport. Not only am I Australian, "you're a national baby, Australian baby girl." I realised eventually that she meant I was ...
Getting through customs at LAX was a nightmare. I was still feeling ill when I get told to go to an additional search, my bags got x-rayed and the official goes to his computer with my passport whilst another comes over and starts asking me random questions, kind of feels like a friendly interrogation. Never mind though, I got through fine and head to my hostel. Driving through LA I see loads of people in black tie ...
... But all good things must come to an end. By the time we get to Chicago at 1130pm, this will possibly be the longest day of our lives. We began Saturday walking along the beach in Fiji and our flight left Saturday about 1000pm. Now we are in LA and it's about 230pm and still Saturday. We can't tell you ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVenice On The Beach Hotel Los Angeles
Great hotel 18 rooms, 8 parks.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Venice On The Beach Hotel Los Angeles
New Management - Great Experience!!
What a find! I was skeptical about staying at this property after reading the reviews, especially considering the previous manager. I can gladly tell all who read that the manager was removed during our visit. The property ownership has installed a new management team, a couple who look to make every customer's experience more than satisfactory.
The location of the property speaks for itself, with easy access to restaurants, shops, and entertainment, as well as having the pacific ocean as your front yard. Guests share the open and immaculate ocean front patio and often can be seen in informal gatherings where a good time is to be had by all.
I have already booked my next stay for November.
I found this place through a company called westsiderentals and it was awesome. The location is to die for and the staff was super nice. The whole place had a great beach vibe and we extended our vacation one more week because we enjoyed it so much. The price was very reasonable and the ocean breezes were great to wake up to every morning. [-] I know this hotel has received some bad write ups on this site but believe me, the place rocks and is very clean and quiet, except for the waves!!!!
"Even in the deepest valleys, there are pits".. this could be the perfect analogy for this nightmare.
This stay was the worst experience imaginable, an enquiry has been made through the local Councilman's Office for Venice Beach and the Housing Enforcement Office for the City of Los Angeles. As the complaint progresses hopefully the owner will realize what is happening there and make the appropriate changes.
Nice location, but Atrocious otherwise
Cannot begin to say how bad of an experience this is. Dodgy clientele coming and going at all hours, unconcerned staff, and constant construction at any hour of the morning or night. This is rather more of a halfway-house than a "hotel".
Other reviews that found it cheap & dirty are correct --- though for some reason that doesn't seem to translate to inexpensive, by any means.
Please note that One Bubble Highlighted in the Traveller Rating equals --- "terrible".
A nightmare for couples or families.
Never Again Will We Stay In This Dump !!
This is NOT a hotel, morel like a Hostel and a very cheap and dirty one at that. The rooms look much larger on the website, the place is dusty and dirty. Try and call the managers phone when you arrive-NO ONE ANSWERS.
Take a drive a few blocks down the road and get a room at the Jolly Roger. Now they know how to run a hotel and it is alot cheaper than this dump.
We were treated like family
The location of this hotel is unbelievable we never knew that a precious peral could just wash up on the the beach but we know it's possible and it goes by the name of Venice On The Beach Hotel.sitting on the patio overlooking the ocean is a dream that has to be experienced to be fully grasped.and the proximity to all the cool shops and restaurants is spectacular.The only thing that eclipses the location is the wonderful staff.And at the helm is their amazing manager janie.From the moment we set foot in our vaction haven we were treated to an unbelievable level of service.Janie has a way of treating people that is so special it radiates ,because of her the whole atmosphere is just fun and upbeat.
we cant wait to return to the pink pearl
The Rogers Family
OK - This hotel is not a 5 star hotel and parking can be an issue but it is one of the VERY few hotels that is steps to the sand on Venice Beach. Venice is a very eclectic place and perhaps it takes a certain frame of mind to enjoy, but my stay at this hotel was very pleasant. The Manager Janie is very accomodating and goes out of her way to help you with ANYTHING you might need. I would recommend this hotel to anyone with an open mind who enjoys the fast activity and fun of Venice Beach. You could be in much worse places (like a Travelodge on Pico!)
It only received one bubble because I was unable to give it a zero!!! This hotel was completely run down on the inside. Upon arriving, there is no parking provided as it claims there is. Also, once you pay to park on the beach a few blocks away (where you can't park between 1-6am) since there is no street parking within about 8 blocks (hello, I'm carrying luggage!!!). Then you get into the hallway, which is missing ceiling tile and a wall panel (so there is a hose sticking out and you see baseboards). Then you pick up a phone, which the manager/owner tells us to go up to room 9 (after only taking my name to make sure I had a reservation), and says that when I get there to press 9999 to enter. Hello, how original???? and this is what keeps the room locked with all my stuff in it??? How many people who've stayed here before would know this? Then when we walk into the room, there is 2 holes in the ceiling with toilet paper stuffed in it to "conceal" one of them. Also, the place was extremely dusty on the desk, and nightstand. The ocean view I paid $200 for one night was a 2' wide by 4' tall window that was hard to open. Oh yea, and I walked into the bathroom where the shower was leaking and there was a red "party cup" that had a open bar of soap in it. Did someone use it already? Did they even clean the shower? Then I had to think, are the sheets under there even clean? Basically, I called up hotels where I booked, and left that place within an hour of arriving. Stayed at a very nice Travelodge on Pico & 32 or 33 for less than $130. I should have listened to the only other review on this site that said to stay somewhere else, and by the way, the pictures on the site (hotels) ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE, stay somewhere else, yuck!
Fugetabout this place...
Got a reservation for this place on Travelocity... no address given, no directions, phone number doesn't work, after over an hour of driving around in a cab working with several of Travelocity's folks, finally found the place courtesy of another web site where someone complained about how freakin' difficult this place is to find.
Also, it's a fair dump, no parking to speak of, no hours posted, no sign stating that it is actually "Venice on the Beach" hotel, nothing.
Do yourself a favor: Don't Stay Here Under Any Circumstances!! You can do much better for about the same money.