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The Rose Hotel

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The Rose Hotel embodies the Venice vibe with minimalist furnishings, a café with Stumptown coffee, and rentable beach cruisers. From the basics to suites with kitchens, Venice visitors have a lot to choose from during a stay here.

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BY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer

Venice has always been the rebel stepchild of LA. It doesn’t sit with the other kids, but instead hits the pavement on a skateboard, rides the waves of the ocean on a surfboard, or jams out on the boardwalk during the middle of the day. This Venice vibe has been present for decades, and it appears in one of the city’s most historical places – The Rose Hotel.

The Rose Hotel offers a stay for travelers who may not exactly fit the Hollywood mold, those who want something simple and smart and well-placed in one of the most interesting cities in the metroplex.

The Rose Hotel was designed in 1908 by Abbott Kinney, a man who created this haven that welcomed some of the world’s most notorious men like Charlie Chaplin, Jim Morrison, and Dennis Hopper.

Today, The Rose Hotel offers a stay for travelers who may not exactly fit the Hollywood mold, those who want something simple and smart and well-placed in one of the most interesting cities in the metroplex. The style at The Rose Hotel is minimal and comprised of wooden floors, wooden furniture, light fabrics, and the occasional bad ass art piece on the wall.

The rooms are cozy, and travelers have plenty of options when choosing a room. For the adventurers who plans to be out and about, the simple Queen rooms offer a bed and desk and sometimes an en-suite bathroom (or shared otherwise). For those who enjoy the suite life, you’ll appreciate the cozy suites outfitted with living rooms, sofa beds, kitchens, and bathrobes. A few suites have views of the ocean, and who doesn’t want that?

The Rose Hotel was the first property in Venice to offer Stumptown coffee because they know the Venice visitor will need a kick in the morning, supplemented by a French croissant from Sugarbloom bakery. They rent beach cruisers to guests and have resident masseuses on staff, as well as a rad guy named Eric who will get you involved in surfing, cycling, or some other beach sport.

Venice never wanted to be like the rest of Los Angeles, because it had an identity that pushed away norms and conventions. The Rose Hotel is a lot like in Venice in that way. It’s not a typical LA hotel – no, it’s a Venice property through and through.

FIELD TIPS

If you want to get out of the hotel for coffee, head down the street to Menotti’s, one of our favorite shops in Venice

Rent a cruiser BIKE from the hotel to take you down LA’s coast. No better people watching than Venice

The relaxed rooms feature nautical themes with free WiFi

The hotel faces vibrant Venice Beach and Ocean Front Walk

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