We don't like chrome and mirrors, fancy hotels. e.g. a Marriott is about as far away from our ideal as I could imagine. We would prefer something old fashioned relaxed, small, family and friendly.

Oh yes we like the beach and would ideally be close to it.

Why Venice Beach? I have relations who live there.


I nearly closed this as what defines "quaint" is subjective and ambiguous, but I decided to give it a shot and include reviews from visitors who have described hotels there as "quaint". Result was two hotels, one being more likely than the other.

  • The Georgian Hotel - 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, is described as “Very Quaint hotel, Fabulous Position on the Pier, Most of the staff were helpful” on Trip Advisor.

  • Shutters on the Beach - 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 sounds like your best bet considering your requirements - "Shutters is an amazing hotel located at the beach, very quaint and high end. The lobby area is dimly lit and adorned with candles, multiple sofas mostly positioned in front of fireplaces which makes for a very cozy evening. " - as seen on Yelp.

Hope that helps!

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