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Wellness Factors

  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

    smoke-free premises

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

    explore SoCal on foot

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

    in room + on property

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Green Features

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

    Green Seal EcoLab Products

  • FSC Certified

    products sourced from responsibly managed forests

  • Responsible Watering

    gray water for lawns + sprinklers

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Community Impact

  • Donates Back

    donates old furniture to local non-profits

  • Local Artist Program

    supports Venice Arts

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

    sourced from local SoCal producers

  • Local Artisan Products

    artisanal products for purchase

If you’re not already in love with Venice Beach, CA, you must not have been there yet. Explore with Hotel Erwin.

The Setting

This beachy little neighborhood packs immeasurable happiness in a laidback punch. While the modern face of Venice is cool and bohemian (a little hipster too, but in a loveable way), its backbone from the ‘60’s and 70’s let's hippie-era SoCal shine through. Chill out in an aura of playful positivity, where technology and arts, young and old, chic and eclectic, and even a little rebelliousness, collide. These Venice vibes define the very soul of Hotel Erwin, with a special emphasis on environmentalism and local community impact, we feel confident that this Kind Hotel will steal your heart away, too.

Sleep and Sanctuary

The 119 guestrooms and suites of this hotel welcome you to relax, play, and get downright creative. All have private balconies with views of the city and/or sea. Enjoy HDTV’s, complimentary WiFI, and 100% vegan LATHER bath products (of which the partially-used bottles are donated to charity), not to mention additional green features like energy-efficient lighting and AC. After its upcoming remodel, the hotel will continue its Kind efforts by donating all old furniture to local nonprofits. In showing Kindness to you, rooms also offer “work fuel” (coffee/tea), “play fuel” (an honor bar), as well as options of a “Bedtime Story" (milk and cookies), “Bubbly Bar” (mimosas), and “Up All Night” (Red Bull party tray), so you have libations for all occasions.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Dining at Hotel Erwin is all about the celebrating the flavors of SoCal. Enjoy locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients that aren’t only farm-fresh and organic, but also stem from companies mandating humane animal treatment. The Kindness continues into your dining choices, where plant-based options (vegan and veg) are offered both in-room and in-’straunt. Barlo Kitchen and Cocktails, the main eatery on-site, was awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2015. Another killer selling point here is the second dining locale, High Rooftop Lounge. It’s the one and only bar of its kind in the Venice–and with the building’s prime location just steps from the beach, we promise you, the views will not disappoint. Sunset happy hour, anyone?

  • Barlo Kitchen and Cocktails – Savor modern American favorites at this fun neighborhood joint. Offering breakfast, dinner, and happy hour, menus are a little meat-centric; however, specific vegan options are outlined as well, and anything else that tickles your fancy can be made animal-free per-request. Start your day with a Bellini or Mimosa paired with the vegan Gatherer (of peppers, tomatos, mushrooms, squash, spinach, potatos, and onions), and try the Door in the Wall for dinner (with polenta, crimini mushrooms, baby carrots, brussel sprouts, and kabocha squash puree). Choose Kindness for dessert and opt to “Feed the Animals”: thanking your hardworking chefs by buying the kitchen a round of Red Bull, on you.

  • High Rooftop Lounge – Live, local DJ’s and nightly drink specials ensure that this rooftop hangout is the place to be. Hotel Erwin’s spunkiness is more evident on its roof than ever, with menu titles like “Wine a bit! You’ll Feel Better,” and “Cure the Munchies” for available grub. It even sells “Protect Yourself” provisions such as shades and sunscreen for your daytime ragers. Choose your poison from options like the Spicy Jagerita (with jagermeister, fresh lime juice, jalapeño, and pineapple), Aviation Bombay Sapphire (of crème de violet and fresh lemon juice), or tequila-spiked, Mexican spiced hot chocolate when/if the weather cools down.
Craving a lazy day, as you should on vacation? Dive into Barlo’s menu in your room (or in bed) instead.
The Art of De-stressing

In place of an on-site fitness center, Erwin guests are offered complimentary passes to nearby Gold’s Gym. The hotel also recommends having a stretch at Muscle Beach Yoga, located right on the Boardwalk. Namaste.

Venice Beach is your oyster for breaking a sweat outdoors. Peruse the boardwalk on foot or various wheels, flex with the best at Muscle Beach, or hit the waves for a surf lesson...the list goes on. What SoCal adventure will you embark upon first?

  • Local Car Service

    eco-car guest transportation

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Bath Robes

  • Dry Cleaners

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Business Center

  • Minibar

  • Concierge


  • Beachfront

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Handicap Accessible

    hearing, vision, physical, accessible travel paths


Choose from a single king, single queen, or double queen beds in guestrooms facing the city, Pacific Ocean, or part of both. If you’re craving some extra luxury, elect for the Premier View King or Ocean View King: You’ll receive the added, luscious bonus of a rainfall shower head.


All suites at Hotel Erwin include a king bed in the master, as well as a separate living room with sofa bed, and separate dining room, too. TV’s are a little bigger, and the views just as beauteous (with the same range of options: City, ocean, or a little of both).

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Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Want to morning like a local? Grab an Acai Bowl and Sea Salted Caramel Iced Coffee from Dogtown, then hit the beach
  • Try local favorite Gjelina; or more upscale, Leona 
  • Beer hall Wurstkuche has the best fries in LA, if not the world. Get ‘em with truffle
Conscious Culture
  • Explore the Venice Canals to uncover this neighborhood’s namesake
  • LA’s best food trucks convene once each month for First Fridays–a culinary block party you don’t want to miss
  • Fun is a constant in vibrant Venice Beach. Check out the local events calendar to see what’s up during your stay
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
  • Buy shoes at TOMS’ flagship store, and they’ll donate a pair to someone in need (bonus: They serve coffee and juice at this location!)
  • Attend an event for the Venice Family Clinic, Erwin's local Kind Charity
  • Stop cruelty and create compassion with the Voice for the Animals Foundation
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Treat yourself to super-green, super-Kind, Alchemie Spa day
  • You can never go wrong with beach yoga. Try it with Brad
  • Or better yet - why not try it on a board? Up the ante with YOGAQUA

1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

By Plane
  • 3.6mi from Santa Monica Airport (SMO) (Taxi: approx. $21)
  • 7mi from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) (Taxi: approx. $36)
  • 25mi from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) (Taxi: approx. $90)
By Train
  • 18.4mi from Amtrak Union Station (LAX) (Taxi: approx. $69)
  • 28.1mi from Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs Station (Taxi: approx. $95)
By Bus/Metro

Get off on Pacific Ave:

  • Metro Rapid Line and Stop: Burgundy, #733

  • Metro Local or Limited Line: Orange #33

By Automobile
  • Valet parking is available for a fee

By Uber
By Zipcar
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  • LEED Certified
  • Trip Advisor Green Leader Bronze