- By ARLENE WINNICK
Ask any tourist visiting LA and they all want to go to the beach but not just any beach, the iconic Venice Beach. If a beach could be a cultural icon, then Venice beach is it. But getting close to it can be a hassle unless you know a little secret and that my fellow Angelenos is the Hotel Erwin. This is the place to soak up all that is LA particularly if you are a local looking for the perfect peaceful staycation.
Let’s start with the view of the Pacific Ocean and clear skies from their intimate High Rooftop Lounge. Soak in the whole frenetic seaside scene; wait for the epic sunsets and stay around for a nightcap under the stars. It’s got it all – and yes there’s cold beer, craft cocktails (inspired by the Door’s Music anthology and a homage to rip Crock’s giant mural with Jim Morrison just a few doors down) at their extremely cool rooftop bar (High) and lots of good food – their New York inspired Pizza will blow you away and now they’re serving weekend brunch.
The landmark hotel was created in 1975 by Erwin Sokol to celebrate the surf culture and bohemian vibe of the city. Remodeled in 2017 designers kept the original vibe but brought a modern sensibility to the place. Lots of vintage photos from old Venice line the walls.
Check out their special deals for locals. Book now!