If you read my post about Hotel Hermosa then you may know my perception of beaches in LA. Surfers, skateboarders, and rollerbladers, right? Wrong. So wrong. I never even ran into that crowd so they must hide in some special area of Venice Beach. The Inn at Venice Beach happened to be located in an area filled with great bars and restaurants, and the pier was just a few blocks away. It was a perfect location, in my opinion.
Let’s talk about my favorite part of my suite at The Inn at Venice Beach: the separate bedroom. As a digital nomad, I tend to be confined to a room whether it be hotels, hostels, or airbnb’s. If I want to work in a place other than where I lay my head, I have to resort to crowded, loud cafes or lobbies. In this room, I could separate work and relaxation with the lofted bedroom. If you need to get of our your room completely, the courtyard is an excellent place to relax with food, a book, or work. Another plus? The couch was pullout. This gives your guests/travel buddies their own bed so you don’t have to do the whole head to foot thing. The balcony provided treetop views and I even spotted a new home to add to my “goals” list.
Coming from the Hermosa Beach area to this hotel made for one scenic little drive. However, the areas were vastly different. There was much more foot traffic near the Inn at Venice Beach, in a good way. We walked toward the beach to scope out the nightlife and there was restaurant after restaurant, bar after bar. All seemed to be packed, especially a nearby sports bar but I’m sure that was due to some sporting event being played on television.
I highly recommend the various Tex Mex restaurants on the strip whether you’re looking for drinks, or delicious and authentic food. I got full from the chips and salsa alone at one place while I indulged in happy hour. It was truly the happiest of hours.
It was way too chilly for me to enjoy the beach, but the fact that the Inn at Venice Beach is just blocks away from the beach is an added bonus. I can easily see myself returning in the summer just to lay out and tan or walk the boardwalk before eventually having to take that 20 minute ride back to LAX. That’s right, 20 minutes. I’d stay here again for the convenience alone.
My stay at Inn at Venice Beach was complimentary, however, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.