Rate based on Check-in: May 12, 2014 Check-out: May 15, 2014

Hotel Erwin

4 stars
1697 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
87 reviews
funky and cool

I stayed here with 3 teenage girls who loved the location and the vibe of the hotel. Lots of... See full review

  • the birthday bunch
  • Mar 31, 2014
Best Hotel in Venice!

Great Hotel! Awesome roof top bar!!! North facing ocean view rooms great for sunset. See full review

  • jk242102
  • Aug 13, 2013

The Hotel Erwin is located in the heart of world famous Venice Beach. Only steps away from the boardwalk and the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that has added a floor of Premier rooms, a sundeck offering panoramic views of the beach and all of LA, and completely renovated the existing floors. The corridors and rooms feature the vibrant artwork of world famous Venice artists. Venice has gone through significant revitalization having brought scores of great restaurants, boutiques, and art studios. Even the movie stars are moving in: Dennis Hopper, Anjelica Houston, Nicolas Cage, and Julia Roberts reside in this bohemian community. Some of L.A.'s most innovative and interesting architecture lines always entertaining Main Street. But without question, Venice Beach is best known for its Ocean Front Walk, a nonstop Mardi Gras of vendors, street performers, and visitors of all ages.


Parking is $30 per night. Valet parking only.

Hotel Erwin Rooms

Premier Ocean View Room
These rooms are equipped with 1 king bed, sitting area and private balcony to enjoy the views. Relax with contemporary furnishings and a 42-inch flat-screen HD TV. Bring your own music or videos to play through the Media Hub and iHome docking station. Guests will enjoy the spacious walk in shower and our rain style shower heads. All rooms offer laptop sized safes.
Deluxe King or Two Queen
Large room offering a king bed or two queen beds and views of the eclectic Venice Beach neighborhood surrounding the hotel. All rooms offer a private balcony for you to enjoy. Bring your own music or videos to play through the Media Hub on the 32-inch flat-screen HD TV. All rooms offer lap-top sized safes.
Partial Ocean View King or Two Queen
Large room offering a king bed or two queen beds and partial views of the eclectic Venice Beach neighborhood surrounding the hotel and ocean. All rooms offer a private balcony for you to enjoy. Bring your own music or videos to play through the Media Hub on the 32-inch flat-screen HD TV. All rooms offer lap-top sized safes.
Premier Ocean View King
These rooms are equipped with 1 king bed, sitting area and private balcony to enjoy the views. Relax with contemporary furnishings and a 42-inch flat-screen HD TV. Bring your own music or videos to play through the Media Hub and iHome docking station. Guests will enjoy the spacious walk in shower and our rain style shower heads. All rooms offer laptop sized safes.
Deluxe Two Room Suite King with Sofa
These suites offer a view of the eclectic Venice Beach neighborhood surrounding the hotel and include a king bed in the private sleeping area with a queen sofa sleeper in the living area. These 750 sq. ft. suites feature a separate living room, dining room and wet bar. The living area includes a 42-inch HD TV, fireplace and private balcony. Bring your own music or videos to play through the Media Hub. All rooms offer lap-top sized safes.
Partial Ocean View Two Room King Suite
These suites offer a partial view of the eclectic Venice Beach boardwalk and ocean, include a king bed in the private sleeping area with a queen sofa sleeper in the living area. These 750 sq. ft. suites feature a separate living room, dining room and wet bar. The living area includes a 42-inch HD TV, fireplace and private balcony. Bring your own music or videos to play through the Media Hub. All rooms offer lap-top sized safes.
Full Ocean View Two Room King Suite
These suites offer a full view of the eclectic Venice Beach boardwalk and ocean, include a king bed in the private sleeping area with a queen sofa sleeper in the living area. These 750 sq. ft. suites feature a separate living room, dining room and wet bar. The living area includes a 42-inch HD TV, fireplace and private balcony. Bring your own music or videos to play through the Media Hub. All rooms offer lap-top sized safes.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

33.987 -118.4725
Area served
Venice
Nearby airports
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Area description
The Hotel Erwin is located in Venice Beach and on the Boardwalk near Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip and Hollywood.

Dining

HIGH/Bar Lounge
Perched atop the Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean, High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event. High takes full advantage of its outdoor rooftop location and delivers breathtaking, nearly 360 degree views of the city, from famed Muscle Beach and the Boardwalk below to the Hollywood Sign and Downtown L.A. With an inviting, "no velvet ropes" attitude and a comfortable, contemporary design, tourists and locals alike mingle and enjoy a drink menu of premium handcrafted cocktails, artisan beers, interesting wines and light snacks. Whether you're here to try out a new cocktail, relax with some friends or simply to check out the view, there's no better lounge in Venice Beach than High. Hours Nightly, 5:30pm - late night (Hours are subject to change, please call 310.452.1111 for more information.) Reservation/contact information 1697 Pacific Avenue Los Angeles (Venice Beach), CA 90291 P: 310.452.1111
BarLo Kitchen and Cocktails
BarLo, a Venice Beach eatery and hangout, serves up a breakfast, brunch and dinner menu of ever rotating barn to belly dishes and drinks that incorporate innovative ingredients. Inspired by fresh farmer's market ingredients and with a focus on simplicity, BarLo in Venice Beach, delivers a menu of vibrant flavors while providing a strong communal sense that reflects what Venice Beach is about.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Hotel Erwin's Larry's Loft meeting room defies the stodgy, bland tradition of corporate hotel conference centers. For those planning an important company retreat, you'll enjoy wireless Internet, catering, access, and 1,000 square feet of gallery-style meeting space. Additional services such as audio/visual equipment simply await your beck and call. With nearby access to LAX and a beautiful rooftop lounge to enjoy cocktails with your group, Hotel Erwin gives you the right balance of energy and relaxation to get the most out of your next meeting in Venice Beach. Meeting and Events Facilities: 1,000 square feet of unique gallery-style meeting space Audio/visual equipment available upon request Wireless Internet Catering available upon request HIGH, open-air lounge for post-event festivities Accessible to freeways for easy access from any Los Angeles area

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (87)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Erwin

Overall score

3.9 / 5
87 out of 87
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

5
the birthday bunch
Montecito, CA
Mar 31, 2014

funky and cool

I stayed here with 3 teenage girls who loved the location and the vibe of the hotel. Lots of activity in Venice Beach outside your door. The rooftop is not to be missed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

4
Super great dad
Venice
Mar 24, 2014

Good stay

It was very nice and clean, a bit of a party place but if that is what you are looking for then great. I was with my family but it was clean and comfortable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

4
bucsfan92628
Huntington Beach, CA
Mar 18, 2014

Did the trick while in town

Used this hotel to stay the night before the LA marathon. Arrived later in the evening, left after the race. Did not spend too much time in the actual hotel. Very nice and clean. Might stay here again if I ever run LAM again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

4
Darin TXJD
Irving, TX
Mar 3, 2014

Great people & nice eclectic retro decor...

Chose the Erwin for it's beachfront location and proximity to 405/10 fwys. Will come back because of the people. Every encounter with a staff member for any of my family they treated us like their only guests. Best hotel staff from valet to front desk to manager & everyone in between. Parking is a little pricey $32/night for valet, but it's in/out and the area is not parking friendly so it makes it worth it. It rained the entire 3 days so we didn't get to enjoy the roof top bar- but, overall it was a great stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Great breakfast at the Barlo.

Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

1
Johnny Philharmonic
Boulder, CO
Dec 11, 2013

Sad, chic, urine on the street

The room smelled of urine, and looked out (not so much onto the beach) but into the back stalls of beachfront businesses. There was an actual dumpster directly below my balcony. Valet was super cool. When I went to check in I was told my room was not ready. They directed me to check out a neighborhood down the street and told me I'd be called when I could get into my room. An hour and a half later, I called them back and was told, "Of course your room is ready." Why no call? Nothing to eat in the neighborhood after 10pm

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Homeless people urinating on themselves. Sad place to be.

Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

3
soulsis36
San Diego, CA
Nov 30, 2013

Staff great; my stay not so great

The staff was very friendly, and room itself was okay. However, no heat in my room and staff couldn't fix; construction on rooms above my room caused really loud noises that woke me up before 9am and also caused debris to fall into the tub/shower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

3
Lukaku
Prague, Czech Rep.
Nov 14, 2013

Located on the beach, quite noisy and dirty surrounding

I was quite dissapointed with this hotel -- the valet parking too expensive $35/night; our room was located to some smaller street -- just oposite some bar/nightclub. Good hotel for young people who want to have fun, located just opposite to the beach. Staff was very helpful -- I wanted to change my reservation -- staff told they have no problem with that but because of my booking via Orbtz need to contact them first. So I called Orbtz customers service, an operator connect with the hotel and agreed that I can shorter my stay. I would recommend the hotel to younger people, not to families with children or someone who want to stay in some quiet place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

5
jk242102
Pittsburgh
Aug 13, 2013

Best Hotel in Venice!

Great Hotel! Awesome roof top bar!!! North facing ocean view rooms great for sunset.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

James' Beach

Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

3
ninny54
madison
Feb 17, 2013

Venice Beach

The restaurant was excellent. Park right across the street for $20. Room was not very clean. Good location in a funky area. Room was quiet . The seals in the windows were broken so no view outside. Average hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Erwin

Reviewer score

5
PDMN
Baltimore, MD
Jan 29, 2013

A nice treat

For a special trip, we booked this hotel. It was a great place - clean, comfortable, modern, with a convenient location and a nice balcony view of the ocean. Front desk and cleaning staff were professional and always willing to help. I was impressed that we could get our room serviced as late as 5 pm. Roof top bar had nice drinks, good music, and friendly staff. Reviews said parking was $7 but I couldn't find that lot at first. When I did, it was $8-15/day depending on when you went. That place is behind the hotel down the alley in the direction of the beach. Paid $20/day at a lot next door until I figured it out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sidewalk Cafe for quick, easy, reasonably-priced meals. Something for everyone plus great people-watching.

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