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There are many boutique hotels Venice Beach, but we were really happy to have found the enchanting Rose Hotel. An early 20th-century gem, it stands out among other Venice Beach hotels. Read all about it on my review, below.

Rose – The Best of Boutique Hotels Venice Beach

Crazy story: this super-cute gem among boutique hotels Venice Beach used to be a brothel! Designed by Abbot Kinney in the first decade of the 20th century, The Rose Hotel Venice Beach used to serve as a home of debauchery for some of the biggest names in the country: over the years, visitors included the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Dennis Hopper, and The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison!

Nowadays, the place is owned by fashion photographers, which you can tell in the interior design, which is simplistic and yet filled with personality. With a dorm/hostal sort of vibe, this little gem is small and sweet, with basic amenities – and they are all done right!

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Fashionable Rose Hotel in Dorm Style
Fashionable Rose Hotel in Dorm Style

Overall Review:

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 4

2. Room & Other Facilities: 3

3. Food & Drinks: N/A

4. Service: 5

5. Location: 4

Design & Boutique Hotel Feeling

With a Scandinavian touch and a combination of bright and subtle colors, the Rose Hotel décor is simple and to the point. White, beige and grey abound, with fantastic little details that make it unique. A feast for the eyes and a treat for aficionados of boutique hotels Venice Beach!

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Room & Other Facilities

This is an old building and one designed with a very particular purpose in mind, so the standard rooms are pretty small, even for European standards. Some of the rooms have no bathroom, a rarity among boutique hotels Venice Beach.

Still, they’re pretty sweet, with a cosy bed with white and blue bed sheets, a cute bath tub, Aeos skincare products and a desk with a cool lamp. The bigger suites include a living room and kitchen, so they’re definitely the best choice! Bear in mind that it can get a bit noisy at night, but you’ll receive earplugs when you get to the hotel, so it’s really not too big a deal.

The Suite Rose Hotel
The Suite Rose Hotel

Beyond the rooms, the reception is really nice and perfect to hang out or have breakfast, in full Venice hipster design, and with a lot of earthy colors, like a wooden table, and beige sofas. They serve French-pressed free coffee and tea all day long, just the kind of details you crave from boutique hotels Venice Beach.

The Cool Reception - Rose Hotel
The Cool Reception

Food & Drinks

There’s no restaurant, but they do serve a very light breakfast! The morning servings of this gem of boutique hotels Venice Beach includes coffee, tea and very tasty croissants from the local Sugarbloom bakery.

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Top-notch, perfect service: everyone is really nice and helpful, the sort of graciousness that doesn’t feel remotely forced. At the front desk, Vanessa and Sophia were always happy to help and hand out recommendations for Venice attractions and hip and cool restaurants. They were very sweet and welcoming, without ever being pushy or unpleasant, just what we expected from boutique hotels Venice Beach.

Cool extra: they have skate boards, surf boards and other equipment for rent, and the prices are really good!

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The place is just one block away from the beach, right on the spot where Santa Monica and Venice meet. This makes the location fantastic because you’re only a few steps away from the Pacific. You’re still in a more quiet spot of the area, as opposed to downtown Venice, which is always noisy and full of people. Are you looking for boutique hotels Venice Beach to embrace the local lifestyle? The Rose Hotel is only a ten-minute walk away from Abbot Kinney; where all the cool restaurants and boutiques are!

View from the Rose Hotel
View from the Hotel

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