Fodor's Expert Review The Kinney

737 Washington Blvd., Venice, California, 90292, USA Fodor's Choice

Walking distance to Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney's artsy commercial strip, this playful hotel announces itself boldly with wall murals by Melissa Scrivner before you even enter the lobby. Catering to younger budget travelers, guests love the laid-back Cali vibe; enjoy the cozy outdoor space with free Wi-Fi, or curl up in the lobby with a book and listen to the tunes spun on the house record player. Compact rooms feature comic book–inspired tables, futuristic art, sublime beds, and table tennis trophies on display. The second floor courtyard known as the Quad has a pool, loungers, Jacuzzi bar, firepit, and Ping-Pong area, which all make for a fun spot to chill before dinner.

PROS

  • affordable, artistic rooms
  • Ping-Pong area
  • Jacuzzi bar

CONS

  • valet parking is a must ($15)
  • hotel can get loud
  • some hipper-than-thou vibes

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 310-821–4455

HOTEL DETAILS

68 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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