This was a great location as we had an ocean front room with a large window (good shade cover for sleeping). Bathroom was clean, fresh, open with good water pressure in the shower. Bed was comfortable although bottom sheet was short & needed remaking to get a tight tuck without wrinkles. Little fridge was roomy enough although no freezer, no coffee maker, no internet access without extra charge, no microwave except (staff will take to basement?). Pleasant & available staff willing to store bikes, boogie boards, etc. on site safely so not taking up space in room. Parking available at $10 was close by, easily accessible. Nice little table with chairs by the window & a great view. Clean, open, welcoming... Noise from neighboring bar/restaurant continued late into the night & closing windows did not dampen sufficiently.
In an attempt to cut down accomodation expenses, my job rented the "family suite" of this hostel to hold a retreat. As usual, the online photo of the family suite with "ocean views" were in stark contrast to the real thing. The dorm rooms are definitely cleaner than a usual hostel and the pseudo art deco design of the place gave it a nice facade. However, the customer service is uneven. Sometimes the staff smokes INDOORS in the common spaces and the parking is extremely tight. One good thing, though, is that you get 50% off breakfast at a nearby boardwalk restaurant. That made up for a lot of the inconveniences.
CONS: The family suite is above a store that pumps LOUD music.
I would like to start by saying that Venice is not for everybody...I have traveled there for many years and been to the Cadillac here and there thru my travels...I can say without hesitation that the completed hotel renovations are AWESOME!!! This building was in need of change and they did just that....the rooms are beautiful green and blue tones...very simple and very clean....the surroundings may appear to put you off, but that is Venice...all the reasons people visit...the street performers, artist and characters are also the people that live there...they make their living doing this...the boardwalk is full of life always...it is tough to see some reviews as The Cadillac and Venice are beautiful...those who live to love...welcome
Pros: Location and renovations
My friend and I stayed at the Cadillac on Memorial Day weekend as a girl?s getaway.
Booking was quick and easy. Tip: While renovations are taking place (rooms are done, lobby is next) the hotel is offering considerable discounts when booking. I attempted to book over an online travel site and found that the hotel was 20% less when I called the hotel directly to book.
We arrived before check in (noon) and were very happy about the location and all the nearby attractions. Unfortunately we were disappointed to see that all of the hotel parking was taken - instead we parked in front of the hotel to check in briefly and get information about parking. The gentlemen at the front desk checked us in and told us that parking was limited (to say the least - they have 6 spots) and that I would have to pay a nearby parking lot ($20 - daytime parking only) or find a spot on a nearby residential street (almost impossible). We were in for a parking search!
We got a room on the 3rd floor facing south and we had a great view of the ocean. The rooms were nicely decorated with bold colors and clean lines, new bathrooms with nice glass tile, Crabtree & Evelyn shower products, an iHome and a mini fridge. For the price and the location we couldn't have made a better choice. After unloading we drove down to Rose St. and luckily fond a tiny (but free) parking spot.
The location is really amazing. We were able to walk to Main Street and enjoy the bars and restaurants (3 blocks away) and were a very short drive (3 minute) drive to Abbott Kinney. We could not have found a better location for the price.
Pros: Location and Price
Cons: Parking is VERY limited, front desk was not very helpful.
My wife and I stayed here last month and changed our check out date three times. We were supposed to go on to San Diego and than Vegas but every time we were due to check out, we couldn't bring ourselves to do it. I have read some other reviews, and don't know how the place was before the rennovation but we couldn't have imagined a nicer place. The lobby still needs some work, but the rooms were beautiful. We did not have an ocean view, but could see the Pacific from our room none the less. Great atmoshphere and very clean. I can't think of any other place this nice sitting on the beach for the same price. We will be back again and again.
Pros: Value value value! Beach breeze!
Cons: Parking is a little crazy.
I have been traveling to Venice for over 20 years and this is the first place I have found real comfort and class in the area. As much as I dig the Venice "vibe" I like to leave it behind at the end of the day. The remodel has truly turned this place into a hot joint. Flat screen t.v.s, beautiful colors, new beds, amazing! If you enjoy the art and freedom vibe of Venice and like to be ON THE BEACH, this is the place for you! Highly reccomended! As far as the staff, they are as pleasent, helpful and kicked back as they have always been.
Pros: On the beach, new rooms, complete rennovation!
Cons: None, but you must dig Venice.
I have been to Venice Beach many time but never stayed in the area until about 3 weeks ago when we had to do work on our house, my husband insisted that we stayed near the beach so we picked The Cadillac because their rate for 3 days was around $110.00 per day and in Santa Monica we were not able to find anything below the $250.00. The minute we walked into the room I told my husband that we got a great deal for this room because everything was brand new, my children loved using the iHome and watching tv on the plasma tv. The staff was friendly specially the girl that works at the front desk.
This couldn't be a more perfect location, it's literally in the heart of Venice, on the beach and next to tons of great shops and restaurants. The remodeled rooms are great and the view is awesome. I suggested my visiting friends stay here and glad I did--close enough to take them to and from LAX and had available parking for guests. We enjoyed the beach and the venice/santa monica nightlife all weekend! It was a quick and cheap cab ride up to santa monica too so they got to see more of the beach cities. They are still remodeling so I would check on their progress before booking depending on your occasion.
This hotel was a decent place to stay when the rate was low, around $80.00. The staff were friendly people which helped make your stay pleasant. A low rate can make a simple semi maintained room on the beach an acceptable place to stay. But now the rates have jumped to 115.00 for a basic room. But nothing has changed, The renovation of the fourth floor has been going on for five months with little progress. The new staff is rude, especially this Asian gentleman who seemed to belive that his ego and self absorbed attitude came before customer service. Bring back the friendly staff, bring down the rates, and this can be a nice place to stay.
Cons: CUSTOMER SERVICE, ALWAYS HOMELESS PEOPLE MAKING NOISE OUTSIDE AT NIGHT
This was the first time I have ever been to the west coast. I thought Cadillac hotel was great. It has a personality of it's own. Not everyone would like this place. But we did and will definatley come back next time. Staff was wonderful, View was wonderful. Location was the best. Holy cow, I am ready fo come back now!
Pros: inexpensive, food close, entertainment close
Superb, oustanding etc. !!!
Which way to the beach you might say, well your
there Venice beach, hotspot for who knows who,
you'll probably run into some star or soon to be star. The restaurant 5 Dudley is right next door, you
cannot lose, great place for dinner, everyone stops in and I mean everyone, don't miss out......
Pros: outstanding, scenic, not too trendy, just
I stayed here for a month and a half when I first moved here and I loved it! I have been back to visit on a number of occasions just to see what is 'going on'. They attract world travellers, interesting and creative people. There is a pool table, a weight room, rooftop ocean view, BYOB bar area, and sometimes a visiting dj will spin there. This is a very historic place, and is a great spot to settle while planning your course of action.
Pros: fun socializing, proximety to beach, atmosphere