We’ve been to Venice Beach in California more times than I can remember.
From visiting friends, people watching on the boardwalk, to getting in one last visit to the ocean before flying out of LAX we find ourselves gravitating towards this unique and sometimes odd city. While on a recent trip to Palm Springs we decided to finally stay in Venice Beach on our last night to be near the airport and get a little ocean time in.
While looking for a hotel we wanted to find something as quirky as Venice Beach itself and we definitely found that in The Kinney. From its brightly colored decor, neon signs, and great use of existing space, this boutique hotel gave us a great and colorful experience during our one night stay.
The Hotel Room
Love the colorful rooms, the mid-century vibes, and the simplicity of the rooms.
The Hotel Interior
This neon wanderlust sign greets you as you enter from the parking garage. I also love that the unique style was carried throughout the hotel hallways and lobby area.
The Hotel Exterior
The biggest disappointment was the pool closed early, around 10 pm. We had so much going on and I was hoping to get a little hot tub time to relax before flying out the next morning. The pool area is pretty tiny, but hey… you’re a few blocks away from one of the biggest pools on earth. Go to the ocean instead!
The Hotel Location
The Kinney Hotel is located at 737 West Washington Boulevard and while there are a handful of things to do in the area it isn’t within walking distance of many of the obligatory Venice Beach things to do.
Some favorite things to do: Visit the boardwalk and people watch, stroll through the Venice Beach canals, shop Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Eat some good food at C&O Trattoria (those garlic knots, though!), Superba Food + Bread, Wanderlust Creamery & Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and don’t forget to grab a breakfast sandwich at Eggslut.
737 West Washington Boulevard
Venice Beach, CA, 90292
The Kinney is a boutique hotel that is affordable and unique. They offer rooms and what they call “crash pad suites”, larger suites for bigger groups or people who like a bit more space. The hotel is located less than a mile from the Venice Boardwalk and is close to Marina del Rey side of Venice Beach. If you want a quieter room make a note when booking as some areas of the hotel are a little noisier than others from what I read, not personal experience. Hotel is not pet-friendly.
The hotel provides valet parking at $25 a day. There is a fitness center, on-site beach cruiser rentals, complimentary wi-fi. There’s a common area called “The Quad” with ping pong tables, a fire pit, chaise lounges, and a bar top. A swimming area with a dip pool and hot tub and a small nook with hammocks to chill out in. The toiletries are from C&O Bigelow, a cruelty-free brand and bathrobes in the hotel room.
Dining & Drinks
There’s not an on-site restaurant but the hotel offers what they call “The Breakfast Club” which serves up made-to-order sweet and savory breakfast offerings as well as coffee from Vittoria®