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Mid-Week Escape: Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach

Hotel Erwin Venice Beach

I’m not afraid to admit that I really dig L.A. – especially after a recent visit to Venice Beach. We stayed at the newly renovated Hotel Erwin, a block from the boardwalk with an incredible rooftop bar called High (perfect name for the ‘hood). Yes,  Venice has the wacky, medical marijuana-induced boardwalk scene but it’s also got a super-hip main drag, Abbot Kinney. The mood at The Erwin fell somewhere in between.

hotel erwin venice beach

The graffiti wall out front, music piped into the hallway and great black-and-white photos of musicians on hallway walls gave it a fun vibe, but the rooftop lounge ramped up the sophistication.

Hotel Erwin rooftop

High was an amazing spot to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset. Good thing they had heaters and blankets when we were there in May, brrrr that Pacific Ocean!

Venice Beach view at night

Rooms were generous and start around $225.

Hotel Erwin Venice Beach

Hotel Erwin Venice Beach

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