Venice Beach has finally got a beautiful place to stay. The Rose, located steps away from the famous boardwalk, is owned by two photographers, Glen Luchford and Doug Bruce, who took Abbot Kinney's former 1908-built party pad and transformed it into a boutique hotel/inn that embraces the neighbourhood’s quirkiness while exuding a laid-back vibe. Of the 15 rooms, seven have ensuites and those that don't share immaculate bathrooms. The two second-level suites and penthouse come complete with kitchens, beach views from the private deck and photo art hanging on the walls. It's a place that resonates with intrepid travellers and the creative set, who you’ll find chatting over a breakfast of fresh croissants and Blue Bottle Coffee in the lobby before hitting the beach on bikes, paddleboards and surfboards, all supplied by the hotel. Need advice on where to go? The front desk staff are spot on with their intel. Side note: the hotel is tech-free but it does have wi-fi.
This neighbourhood is loved for its eclecticism, which is on full display along the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk with its art stalls, cafés and street performers. The more upscale Abbot Kinney Boulevard offers a Mecca of boutiques, restaurants and galleries.
The Rose | 15 Rose Avenue, Venice | +1 310 450 3474