4.6 on August 26, 2014
Made a last-minute decision to hit LA last month..checking usual places we've stayed (in the winter, like the Erwin) but we were blasted w/ summer pricing..Not here! We had a 5th floor room, ocean side, with a totally unobstructed view of the beach and ocean. We were a little concerned about 'night-noise' out front, but none of that ever materialized. Walk out to door, to the restaurant right in front...good, not great, but you are sitting 10 feet from the sand..worth it all. Also, being on the 5th floor gave us easy access to a rooftop deck for afternoon vino time...and all to ourselves! We met and said 'hello' to a couple of full-time residents, and they were all as nice as they could be..our neighbor across the courtyard even played Joni Mitchell records every afternoon, much to our DELITE!! We had planned on hitting a couple of restaurants in Downtown LA (Gorbals, Fat Belly), but said screw it, who wants to drive when you can sit overlooking the ocean w/ good wine and pretty decent food. Mary, the 'concierge' as it were, was great and helpful getting us landed, then leaving us alone. Parking was a snap, with a lot just about 25 yards down the alley...$30 for all-day-overbite. Clean room, comfy bed, bizarre pullout trundle (which we didn't need), kitchenette w/ fridge and stove and coffeemaker. Quirky bathroom, but who cared? Not US!!! If you book, request the 5th floor apt, #52...book it and you will not be sorry!!
4.8 on June 12, 2012
We stayed in the Ellison for 5 nights. The room completely exceeded our expectations, we expected a worn version of the photographs but instead we found the room to be spacious and clean with some very cute and quirky little furnishings- a real vintage feel to the whole place. The room had everything we needed, large double bed, living area, kitchen with all utensils, bathroom and storage area, TV etc. The location was literally steps from the beach, close to lots great places to eat and visit. There was secure under ground parking for an additional cost of $12 a day which was about a 2 minute walk from the apartments. The owner was very friendly and gave us helpful advice on where to go and what to see as we had never been to the area. We felt very safe in this building and would highly recommend it to anyone staying in the area looking for somewhere cheerful to stay!
4.2 on April 22, 2012
had such a great experience staying at this awesome hotel. first of its a classic early 1900s building that was once the home of laurel & hardy, charlie Chaplin, Clara bell, Jim Morrison and many others which i find very cool. the interior of the building is surrounded by beautiful exotic plants, and amazing vintage time period decorations. the rooms are built with classic red brick and dark wood floors which makes it fell very cozy and comfy. Very friendly hosts who were always around to help(carrying bags, room service, area info ect)kept the rooms stocked with free food and clean linnens. its in a great nieghborhood on venice beach and is close to many shops, grocery stores, toursit events, transportation ect. would recomend for ANY ONE looking to stay in vennice beach and looking to have a great time. thanks Ellison suites!