"Hotel next to the Venice boardwalk and the beach"
Overall the hotel is awesome in regards to location, staff and quality but it is next to a Hostel and the boardwalk so a lot of interesting people.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fun place to stay"
This hotel provided everything that I needed for my business stay. In addition, it had several modern twists to the decor. The location was perfect for walking around Venice beach and taking in the ocean. The rooftop bar provided an incredible sunset few in the evening. Each night the bar will get busy, but arrive early and grab a seating area. Included […] in the wonderful service are outdoor heaters and blankets (if needed), I would highly recommend this hotel to others. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant and trendy hotel in Venice downtown"
We spent two nights with our three children. It is rather a hotel for hipe young people but it was fun to spend these two days in this environment that was unconventional to us. It was very lively. The staff is friendly and the rooms are modern and clean. Of course, people who select this hotel have to like Venice and its particular atmosphere. It is […] a mix of 'bohemian-style', young fancy, surfer people with many homeless as well. When you go running along the beach on the morning, it is stunning to see all these homeless who spent the night along the beach. The sad side of America is mingled with the happy feisty one... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place, Be careful on reservations though"
BE CAREFUL about your reservation, the front desk told me (lied) they were "upgrading" me to a "suite" upon check-in. Realistically they were downgrading me from an ocean view room (great view) to partial ocean view room (poor view), the rooms were IDENTICAL on the inside. When I told the guy I wanted my reserved room, he gave it to me but pushed the […] guilt onto me telling me he can put me there but he'll have to tell some other person they'll have to downgrade. That's not my problem and shouldn't have been put on me. Terrible way to handle customers. Other than that, the place was in a great location and had a great view if you get the full ocean view rooms. Valet was quick and nice. I recommend eating at the sidewalk cafe down the beach for breakfast, remarkable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice staff and gym. They are so kind. The gold gym access is very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, very close to the beach!"
The hotel itself was great! The beach was very close and there were also a few bars close by. The rooms were nice and looked quite new. The bathroom was roomy and had everything you might need (Hair Dryer, ...). The only thing that bugged me a little: If you come there with a car, parking costs an extra 35$/night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Unfair and cold managment!"
Terrible management! The Hotel just see the customers as dollars bills that are coming to their pocket. My husband got very sick over night and we had to leave soon. I have to take my husband to the emergence room in the Hospital. I told the Ervin Hotel' front desk worker about my husband health conditions. I asked them to reimburse us for the follow […] night charger, that we paid, because we were not able to stay in the Hotel... The worker went talk with the manager and he was completely cold and did not considered the situation that me and my husband had. Later, at my home, I called the Hotels.com and complain to them about what happened to us. I also said that I have the Hospital medical documentation showing my husband emergence room treatment. The Hotels.com called the Ervin hotel, and they did not move one finger to be honest and to do what was right to do. The Ervin Hotel insist in keep their charge in our credit car! The Ervin Hotel, in Venice, CA is very greedy! I and my husband are very disappointed !. We never ever will return there. they treat their costumers with any consideration! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Staff /cool hip vibe"
Love the Erwin Beautiful setting on Venice Beach High Rooftop Bar amazing Wonderful food at Barlo restaurant Entire staff charming and eager to accommodate any needs Will def return. Hopefully soonGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice Hotel"
I received an upgrade from Expedia from a room with partial ocean view to a suite with same view. That was a really nice, large room & a living room. Staff were nice & helpful too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I am a business traveller and it was a nice stay."
I enjoyed this hotel... it was nice and the roof top bar was so cool at night. Unfortunately when I arrived to the hotel they had no water... i had traveled cross country and was ready for a shower. but it was fixed later that day. All was good. The food was really good and the breakfast at the hotel was amazing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly staff. Horrible pillows. Great little restaurant (Barlo)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was tired of driving to get from my hotel to the beach. My daughter lives in Venice Beach. This is a clean well equipped hotel. The only issue is all the homeless in the area. Well, that s Venice and it was the same 30 years ago and most likely will not change. Nice hotel would definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
without parking, it was goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Venice Beach vacation"
The receptionist Miguel saved my life. I caught a stomach virus while out on vacation and he made sure I was okay and brought me gatorade and water. Awesome staff and efficient service :)Genuine Expedia guest review
We loved it, and want to return soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our stay was ok. Room was musty. Heat sucked."
Staff extremely helpfull and nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice staff！Upgrade my room to a suite！Amazing！Got a kitchen，really nice：）Genuine Expedia guest review
Thurston and I had a very lovely time at the Hotel Erwin. It was a perfect spot and the hotel was very eclectic, loved it. The bed was so comfy and the roof top bar is amazing! Food is excellent too, try a burger it is really good!! Had a wonderful time, will go again....LuvyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Heart of Venice Beach"
Have stayed here twice and will definitely be coming back next time I visit LA. Awesome staff, killer location and convenient amenities make this the best hotel in the area in my opinion.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything about this hotel was great. Good service, nice rooms and central locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location with very friendly staff. Basic hotel/motel layout with comfy bed. Barlo restaurant below is fabulous!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Make sure you get what you paid for"
We made a reservation for an Ocean View room at a higher cost per night. The other options were City View or Partial Ocean View. The hotel doesn't seem to understand the concept of truth in advertising. The room we were initially given was NOT an ocean view room - at best it could be considered a Partial Ocean View. After a long discussion with the […] management, we were moved to a suite, still with a partial Ocean View. The hotel refused to ever acknowledge that we weren't given what we had reserved, insisting instead that the hotel really has only a very few rooms with a total ocean view. They did try to make things better by accommodating us in other ways, but if you care about seeing the ocean from your balcony, you'll need to fight for it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, location, location!!"
The Erwin is ideal for those looking for the Venice Beach experience! Be sure to book a room with a beach/ocean view--it's breathtaking!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avoid "Partial Ocean View" room"
The Partial Ocean View room I paid more for had a view to another building and a dirty alley . Also, the bathroom door didn't lock, nor did it shut properly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, amazing view & great rooftop bar!"
Loved the location and hotel. Our only complaint was the bathroom was super clean as one would expect. There were a couple pieces of someones long hair on the ground and it wasn't ours. But, the view was great, hotel staff upgraded us to a partial ocean view and recommended some cool bars nearby.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not appropriate for families"
My son and I stayed here for 3 nights. Very close to the boardwalk and the beach which was nice however this is a more appropriate atmosphere and area for the younger party crowd then families. The room was great and the bed was extremely comfortable but a shower/tub combo would be nice rather than just a shower. I was excited about the room having […] a refrigerator until we got there and realized it was so full of the hotel's "mini-bar" selection that we had no room to put any of our own things. It took me a few phone calls and about a 4 hour wait to finally have someone come to the room to empty out the refrigerator and countertop of all of the expensive items and approximately 80% of them were hard alcohol (beware if you are arriving with family members that are under 21). The local shops are mostly centered around marijuana paraphernalia which is sad, although there are some skating shops too that my son wanted to go to. Most of the other hotel guests that we came across in the public areas were drunk at all hours and using profane language. Overall the hotel itself was great and extremely comfortable but the atmosphere and area are not our thing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and Quiet"
I've stayed here several times over the years. Present ownership has put a lot of money into this place. It's very clean and quiet despite the fact that it is near the very zany and noisy boardwalk. Beds are very comfy. Rooftop lounge area is a popular gathering spot for folks at the hotel and locals. My wife .loved the place.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable hotel."
The beds and the bedding were very luxurious and comfortable. We loved the location of the hotel because it was so close to the beach. The sink was separate from the shower and toilet which made it easier for more than one person to get ready. The problems we experienced were the water temperature in the shower and the fact that the door for the shower/toilet […] was not completely closed and private. The door slid along a rail over the doorway and only closed off the room but did not afford much privacy. While taking a shower, the temperature would change to very hot or very cold and would not stay consistent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Loved it!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great beachfront hotel & staff"
6th fl ocean view room. Great way to wake up, start the day & have coffee on balcony. Staff couldn't be any friendlier & helpful (Sarah, Eugene & Joe). Can't wait to come back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendliest staff ever, great upgrades, location!"
got in late first night, hotel was booked, got a free upgrade to a suite. when I had to change rooms for the next night ( which made sense to me as I booked the lowest room/rate) I still got an upgrade for the standard room so I will not feel too bad. this was all great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, good hotel"
Chose Hotel Erwin for its location and that did not disappoint. It's right on Venice Beach and in the "eclectic" area that's great for walking around and people-watching. Good for surfer watching, too, and right by Muscle Beach. Tons of people out and about. It's a really fun area. The hotel is nice but nothing out of the ordinary. I didn't like the […] glass (frosted) sliding bathroom door. Not as much privacy as I would have liked. Also, kind of loud with music at nearby bars but it stopped at 11pm before bed (for me). Great, great rooftop bar/lounge area. They serve good food up there, too. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I have been coming to the Venice Beach area for more than 10 years now for weekend getaways. This is the first time I have stayed at the Erwin, however, I have stayed here when it was the Best Western. The Erwin has transformed this property into a pretty high end hotel. All the rooms have been remodeled (or in the process of). I like what they have […] done with the 6th floor balconies (the lower floors have a balcony but they are very very narrow. I also liked the Roof Top Bar area. The only thing I found a litle odd is that they have a skylight structure running down the center of it that makes it hard to move around and takes away a lot of good space. It is not that attractive either. Overall a good place to stay...has easy access to the Venice boardwalk area and is very centrally located. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved it! Location is perfect....close to the action. Staff was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Roof Top Bar AMAZING"
We picked this place because it was close to the beach and appeared to be a little funky. We picked the right place. The staff was friendly, the room clean, and the bar on the roof had a great view. We will stay there again if we go to Venice Beach!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The place is a dive. Bad HOOD."
The hotel charges for parking your car $35.00 per day. Not disclosed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very hip hotel"
Friend and I stayed for two nights. Perfect time. Great rooftop bar. Great location!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Near the beach"
I enjoyed it, but the room was a little roughGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very centrally located if you are looking to be in the heart of Venice. The rooftop bar is amazing, the sunsets are beautiful, and if a bit chilly blankets and heating are provided.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent access to Venice Beach"
We found the Hotel Erwin to be in an excellent location for what we wanted. A personal friend lives in the area so we were able to spend time with them, grab dinner in a nice sushi joint (walking distance from the hotel), and enjoy drinks on the roof top following dinner. The staff was extremely friendly and even allowed us to leave our car for a few […] hours after checkout to explore the boardwalk. One downside for me was that we were with the family and the bathroom was not very private. Additionally, the beds were not the most comfortable (6 of 10). I would definitely stay here again due to the friendly staff and great location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great weekend getaway!!"
We had a wonderful time! This hotel is close to everything and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We will be back for sure!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bait & Switch, NOT handicapped friendly"
Will charge you double if you're not paying attention. Massive construction project underway on south side of hotel - obstruction of partial ocean view rooms and noisy throughout day. Greeted by a horribly rude member of the staff who charged us double because he insisted our pre-paid Expedia booking didn't include the hotel. We paid extra to book a […] room with a full ocean view because I am physically disabled and wasn't sure if I'd feel up to walking to the beach. He downgraded our room to a partial ocean view, and said "That's all the ocean view you're going to get. Maybe next time". This hotel may be handicapped accessible, but they most definitely NOT "handicapped friendly". He implied that the Expedia rate was so unspeakably low he couldn't say it out loud, and we didn't deserve anything better than what he was generously giving us. When we complained to Expedia, the hotel booking manager was forced to refund the second booking charge (not yet refunded 3 days later). She apologize repeatedly and comped our valet fees of $32. They promise free internet service, but it's a 2x2 free that freezes up immediately and doesn't work at all. They take every opportunity to bait and switch guests to charge for basic hotel services. The room was clean, but nothing extraordinary. The maid staff walked into the room two hours before check-out time to start cleaning. The only pleasant thing about this hotel was the valet staff, and the time we spent away from the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
If I want to see the best sunset in la , u need to be on the rooftop bar!!!! It is beautiful, staff is great, and it is in the hub of Venice beach!!! Going back as soon as I can!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hope I can return one day"
I booked this for a friends birthday and loved the location if being right on the beach. The staff was more than accommodating and very pleasant even after we checked out. I used another car service until I was informed of the hotel car service a flat rate not based on traffic, they were amazing and very prompt! This is a place I could see myself coming […] back to Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Probably the nicest hotel on the beach."
Staff was accommodating. Hotel didn't provide an available directory of services or orientation guide.location. There were two of us yet we were only provided one wash cloth, one deck chair and a little more than a half roll of toilet tissue. At $250 a night a quest should not have to ask for these items. They need to pay attention to detail.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was "ocean view" our original room overlooked a parking lot more than the ocean. We were moved to a location closer to the ocean offering a much better view. Rooftop lounge was very nice! Valet parking was convenient but $$$$.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel, but avoid rooms by the bar stairwell"
I had a nice room, and the customer service was great. Unfortunately I had a room that was really close to the stairwell for the rooftop bar so I heard people going up and down the stairs until midnight. If you are up that late then you won't have any issues at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The food was amazing!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
After searching for the best value of local getaways near the beach, I found Hotel Erwin and was blown away by every facet of their operation. I live in L.A. and was seeking a romantic getaway so I could propose to my girlfriend. The day before check in, I called Hotel Erwin and they offered to send up champagne at no charge and to allow anyone else […] entry into the room to do it up nicely. I was pleasantly surprised to see they had upgraded my room just because they are amazing. Inside, the rooms are huge for Venice and creatively designed and decorated. The bed is very comfortable and the shower/bathroom is creatively arranged to fit a lot into a tight space without feeling cramped. The rooftop bar is amazing and offers wonderful views of the beach/Venice at night and, if it doesn't suit your fancy, you can wonder to any one of the dozen restaurant/bars in walking distance. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"New ownership means less perks and rude staff"
I stayed here because it was a joie de vie hotel. But it changed hands this year. From rude staff at the check-in to no hot water for my shower 2 days in a row, it was the worst hotel stay of the year. The manager gave me a night off my bill and apologized profusely when I checked out, but it was too late. This hotel is off my stay list.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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