The Los Angeles City Council has declared Venice Beach Suites and Hotel a historical cultural monument!

The 105 year old building is  owned and operated by U.S. Naval Veteran Andy Layman, his wife Rose Marie, and their son in law Matt.  They have spent the last 20 years restoring the building.

Venice Beach Suites & Hotel was built in 1912 by J.D. Armstrong and Maude Potter in a five-month process that used 290,000 bricks, originating as “The Potter Hotel.”

The location was the key to the property’s initial success, as it was built across from community-founder Abbot Kinney’s “Plunge,” a central point in his visionary “Venice of America.”And VBSH gives back, and is forward thinking!   

They have a Military & First Responder Promotion, and an Eco Friendly  Incentive, and a repeat guest promotion!

  • As our thanks to those in the uniformed services, we are happy to offer a 10% discount. Online Military Discount Recipients: Active Military, Veterans, Retirees, Military Spouses and their Immediate Family Members (i.e. parents and children of Veterans) are eligible
  • Car-Free Promotion:  Leave the rental car at the airport and take a taxi, bus or car-sharing service like Uber or Lyft to our beach-front hotel, where everything is within walking distance and parking is limited. Click HERE to get a 10% discount on our Reservations Page.
  • Repeat Guest Promotion:  And for all you repeat guests out there, click HERE to get your 15% discount on our Reservations Page. It will be nice to welcome you back to Venice Beach!

VBSH’s Relaxing Rooftop Deck:  Beyond the casual comfort and convenience of our guest-rooms, our boutique hotel features a relaxing rooftop deck with epic beach & city views and the only beach-front public balconies on the Boardwalk; perfect for people watching or catching the sunset!

Tradition & Experience:  Whether it’s enjoying a ride in our 104 year-old birdcage-style elevator affectionately named “Betsy” or uploading photos and videos of your adventures using our fast, free Wi-Fi, the experience of staying with us is, as a cherished guest once described it: “Where the past and the future collide in the now.”

About Venice Beach Suites & Hotel:   Experience the historic and eclectic charm of Venice Beach Suites & Hotel, a boutique hotel offering 24 fully-furnished queen-bed studios with mini-kitchens & private bathrooms and exposed red-brick walls & hardwood floors in the heart of Venice Beach, California!

A big fist bump to the Team at VBSH for preserving the culture of the original Venice!

View VBSH, and Venice boardwalk and beach photos by Venice Paparazzi.

Venice Beach Suites and Hotel.  1305 Ocean Front Walk. (located on the Venice Boardwalk)  Venice, CA 90291


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