Ocean views from a restored Art Deco landmark built in 1914.
Located along the eclectic and rambunctious Venice Boardwalk just steps from famed Venice Beach, this newly renovated, pink, Art Deco hotel is geared for young and hip international travelers looking for a sun-filled recreational holiday. The 34 rooms, although basic in décor, offer private bathrooms and televisions. Some also have ocean views. The lively lobby, lounge and sundeck are the perfect places to conspire with fellow travelers or plan a day of sightseeing or beachcombing over a game of billiards. And for those who would rather workout indoors, the property has a free gym and sauna. The hotel, which was once the summer home of Charlie Chaplin, also offers sightseeing tours, Internet access, rental cars, airline tickets and information on anything else the young traveler needs to know. Perhaps most important is $10 parking for guests, a valuable benefit this close to the beach.