If you’re looking for an affordable, clean, beachfront hotel in Los Angeles, this “budget boutique” hotel on the renowned Venice Beach boardwalk is a safe bet.
Despite the sketchballs that hang out on the nearby boardwalk, the Cadillac Hotel has ample offerings for single travelers and families alike.
For starters, there is the rooftop lounge, a fantastic spot for chilling and watching the sunset. The minimalistic rooms are small but airy and immaculate, and the building retains a cool Art Deco vibe harkening to the Golden Age of motion pictures. Rooms have flat-screen plasma televisions with cable, refrigerators, and Ipod accessible alarm clocks.
Our Queen room cost $120 per night during the week, but you could potentially pay less if you book last minute on Travelocity.com.
There are other nice touches, like the pool table in the lobby. For a small “tech fee” of $3 you can access their wireless Internet.
The Cadillac is well situated — in funky Venice with it’s canals, cafes, and street vendors, a mere 7 miles from LAX, and within walking distance to upscale Santa Monica.
The staff is pleasant and helpful and will give you advice on free parking, but I strongly recommend that you avail yourself of the Cadillac’s limited paid parking.
For brews and nibbles, the Venice Ale House and the Enterprise Fish Company are both solid choices, and the Ale House is is a great place to meet neighborhood locals.
Post contributed by Lisa Dion of Friscomama.com
Photos by Dan Dion