Stayed here last month during Spring break. Charming building, knowledgeable friendly staff, and an absolutely ideal location right smack in the middle of the boardwalk. We loved the cozy rooms and had a blast riding Betsy, the 100 year-old elevator! The roof top balcony is perfect for watching the sun go down. You are within walking distance of all the great eateries and shops and of course, this is a great spot for watching all the "characters" of Venice Beach! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.