Who hasn’t dreamed of watching a sunset in Venice Beach? If you are planning a trip to Los Angeles (California) in the United States, and would like to enjoy everything this area has to offer, finding an accommodation that is close to the seashore is probably the best you can do, since it is there where the majority of musicians and performers, indie and vintage stores, cool cafés, tattoo shops and surf schools concentrate, not to mention that it all happens in front of the magnificent bay views. In other words, if you love the beach lifestyle, this is the perfect spot to stay in LA. To reach it, we recommend renting a car upon your arrival at Los Angeles International airport, which in turn will give you independence to get around the city and help you save time and money.
Once you are outside the passenger-only baggage claim area, look for the “rental car shuttles” purple sign in the public arrivals zone. Shuttle buses pick up travellers regularly at every terminal building and leave them at the parking lot where the car rental offices in Los Angeles airport are; you will be able to choose among renowned companies like Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Payless, and even some of the most trusted firms in Europe such as Avis, Hertz and Sixt. Getting to Venice Beach from LAX by car will take less than 25 minutes: when exiting the TBIT (Tom Bradley International Terminal) take World Way, continue to Sepulveda Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard towards North Venice Boulevard, and finally Crescent will lead you to 1968 Electric Avenue, within short walking distance of the beach.
In this post, we suggest three different hotels in Venice Beach that boast an excellent location, are known for providing top-notch guest services and, at the same time, can fit into different travel budgets.
The Venice on the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles, California
This 2-star accommodation in LA is located at Ocean Front Walk, just one minute from the seashore on foot and so offering breathtaking sea views. While staying here, guests will enjoy comfortable rooms with complimentary WiFi, cable TV, private fridge, a communal terrace where they can sunbathe and an onsite convenience store. This hotel in Venice Beach is particularly indicated for those who want to explore as much as they can, practice water sports and enrol in a variety of activities, since they will be able to join windsurf workshops and fishing gatherings, rent bikes to get to the Santa Monica Pier or visit the Marina del Rey area and the Venice Skate Park, to mention but a few possibilities. Aside from the nearby LAX, other airports serving Venice Beach are Hollywood Burbank (26,5 kilometres away) and Long Beach airport (34,3 kilometres away). The reception staff, who speaks English and Spanish, will gladly assist you with paid parking spots inside the facilities, luggage storage services and tourist info.
The Erwin Hotel in Venice Beach
Former guests have chosen this 4-star accommodation in Los Angeles, California, precisely because it is right in the heart of Venice Beach, in a perfect spot to enjoy the vibrant life of the area and a short stroll away from the sand. A bit more luxurious than our previous suggestion, this hotel in Los Angeles features cosy rooms with free WiFi, most of them with a balcony, living area, flat-screen TV and coffee machine. Moreover, guests receive extras like a free pass to the gym and access to a rooftop lounge and an onsite restaurant. During their stay, travellers love to skate, practice surf, dine either at the hotel or outside and visit the many art galleries, museums and shops in the vicinity. All rooms and suites have extralarge beds and can accommodate up to four people at once. If you hire a car to get around LA on your trip, you will also be able to commute easily to landmarks like Third Street Promenade, Farmer’s Market and the Walk of Fame; there are parking spots available for a surcharge.
2-star accommodation in Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, California
The Venice Beach Suites & Hotel is conveniently situated right by the beach and is another affordable option close to our first recommendation. Its main advantage being the location on the beachfront, travellers may like the idea of staying in fully-equipped studios with kitchenette and complimentary WiFi which make them feel just like at home. Furthermore, there are valuable extras offered by this hotel in Los Angeles that include USB stations in the rooms, private bathroom with toiletries, a business centre and complimentary chairs, umbrellas and towels to be used either at the beach or on the rooftop terrace featuring breathtaking ocean views. As it was the case with the options above, guests enjoy the possibility to enrol in a variety of tours, water sports and activities as well as commute easily by bike or car to the most popular landmarks in the city.
Would you like to keep on searching to get exactly what you are looking for? You may be about to find your perfect hotel in Venice Beach.