The Venice Beach House was one of the best places I have stayed in L.A.. - TravelPost
The breakfast was tasty and the ambiance was just perfect. It is my new home when visiting L.A. - Fodor's
The Venice Beach House is that wonderful, most unlikely kind of place rarely found in Southern California. - TravelPost

Reviews What our guests are saying


If you want to experience LA beach life, cozy Venice Beach House is a great place to stay. It’s right on the waterfront, but also just minutes away from the restaurants and boutiques of Abbot Kinney.

- H&M Magazine

It may be difficult for anyone who has been inside not to gush about both its beauty and its history

- The Argonaut

… by far the most charming accommodation, is the Venice Beach House

- The Washington Post

Charm, comfort and convenience… Take a big dip in the Pacific or walk along the wide sandy beach just steps from the front door.

- Travel and Leisure

It’s easy to imagine yourself in another era… There is a place in Venice, California, where one is more inclined to don a broad-brimmed sun hat than a string bikini… The Venice Beach House suggests meadows or Cape Cod, not a Los Angeles Beach community.

- Daily News

Charming, elegant, and spacious… There’s nothing quite like The Venice Beach House.

- Ultimate California, The Best of the Golden State

The Venice Beach House has it all—History, charm, elegance, the Pacific Ocean and charming hosts. It is sheer magic.

- Victoriana

A haven of peace and quiet that combines history and hospitality in an especially pleasant manner.

- LA West

Fairy Tale perfect!

- The Good Life

Dad finds teenager’s choice to be, like really cool

- Los Angeles Times

Today Venice is as much a state of mind as anything else… If you’re one of those who love it, (or are perhaps just a bit curious), then you’ll love The Venice Beach House.

- Bed & Breakfast California, A Selective Guide

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News Flash

Early 2016

Come see our exciting changes! Designers Vivian Boesch and Allison Ochmanek are completing the design and beginning the phase-in of improvements and upgraded finishings.

Jeremy Railton, Emmy-award winning set designer and the creative genius and owner of Entertainment Design, a local Venice business, is a very good friend of the Venice Beach House, and we are proud to say, Jeremy has signed on as the design consultant for our upcoming improvements. Please take a look at Jeremy’s recent and amazing creations in Singapore and China.

Reviews from

Loved it!!!! I took my very first solo vacation spring break of 2007 and it turned out amazing. However, it would’ve been a nightmare had it not been for the staff at The Venice Beach House. I had never been to California, but for some reason thought it be similar to Florida… its not with regard to accommodations specifically. So I just flew out there and thought I’d worry about finding a place to stay once I arrived. First mistake! Most everything was booked solid and what wasn’t was way out of my price range or the opposite…. very scary.

I fell in love with The Venice Beach House as soon as I laid eyes on it. And even more so after meeting some of the staff. They did not have a room available my first night, however they did for 5 nights of my trip. They offered me a special for staying so many nights and booked me a room for that night at a nice hotel within walking distance. This was so wonderful of them, as I did not rent a car the whole time I was there. I only rented a beach cruiser. My stay at the beach house was more than I could have hoped for and has made me fall in love with bed and breakfasts.

The house smells amazing because they are always baking breads or cookies. There was a wonderful breakfast every morning. The bathrooms are shared for some rooms, private for others. I had the shared type, they were kept super clean and fully stocked. They even furnished beach towels… and there is literally only one building separating the house from the beautiful beach. I was there for spring break and was utterly amazed at how “not busy” Venice Beach was. I loved everything about this place and the town of Venice. I walked or rode a bike everywhere I went. It was within riding distance of Santa Monica, Marina Del Ray, and Malibu. I will definitely be back.

- Dawn B., Wichita, KS

The Venice Beach House was built in 1911 by Warren & Carla Wilson. As the owner of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Wilson’s friends and family included the founder of Venice, Abbot Kinney (two of Kinney sons married two of Wilson’s daughters!) and a close-knit group of Hollywood stars and personalities.

The home has been faithfully restored, inviting an ever growing circle of friends and family to share its casual elegance. Its distinctive craftsman style architecture and long list of celebrity connections have earned its listing on the National Register of Historic Places . . .

We spent a lovely Labor Day weekend here, and had the fortune of being able to sample the rooms. We stayed in the Abbott Kinney room, which is covered in wall-to-wall flannel plaid, and then spent a night in the Tramps Quarters. Once you get over the absence of a bathroom in your room, adjusting to the homey settings becomes so easy.

The house is 1/2 block from the beach, which keeps the daytime beach traffic away from you. There are some cabanas behind the house which make for a nice afternoon nap hideout.

The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. I felt as though I was transcended back to the quaint midwest.

The restaurants that are within stumbling distance are adequate. There isn’t any five star dining in this neighborhood, but there is some good sushi, Mexican and Thai restaurants.

- Laura L., San Mateo, CA