Located on Westminster Avenue on the Venice Beach promenade, each of the spacious guest rooms, suites, penthouses and rooftop bungalows at this boutique hotel offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. Proper Hospitality has worked closely with Relativity Architects, local design and architecture partner, to bring the vision of Venice V to life while nodding to the eclectic range of Venice history. No two rooms are alike with three distinct themes that inform conservation of interior design: bohemian beach culture, an artist’s studio, and skate and surf culture.
Rooms and suites have open floor plans, hardwood floors, and walk-in showers, while seven spacious rooftop bungalows have private entrances and stunning ocean views. With personalized design details and residential amenities, the bungalows provide an idyllic and quiet retreat for short or long stays reminiscent of the Waldorf’s origins as the home of Hollywood greats such as Charlie Chaplin, Clara Bow, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Wallace Beery. All rooms retain the original details of the historic building while incorporating modern touches including custom LED lighting, oversized noise-canceling windows, platform beds, imported linens, flat screens featuring Apple TV, and Aesop toiletries.
Throughout the building, original period details are also revealed in exposed riveted steel interior beams, a grand central staircase, and the meticulously restored elevator, believed to be the oldest operating elevator west of the Mississippi. . Venice’s vibrant artistic culture is on display with local artwork in every room, as well as an impressive 12×12 mural in the lobby of Venetian visionary Abbot Kinney built entirely of over 4,000 skateboard wheels.
The setting is also revealed in the hotel’s eclectic programming, which includes yoga and beach running groups, surfing and skateboarding lessons, organized picnics, guided bike tours and rides. murals, and more. Additionally, a theater once in the basement has been transformed into an adaptable tech space for group gatherings, private screenings, and celebratory gatherings. The offerings exemplify Proper Hospitality’s overall commitment to providing customers and residents with enriching experiences, celebrating and engaging in the culture of the surrounding neighborhood. As part of that commitment, with the opening, Venice V introduces a privileged food and beverage partnership with Great White, the mainstay of Venice, which offers an all-day coastal California menu that guests can order for a meal in the room.
Located at 5 Westminster Avenue, Venice V is in the heart of Venice Beach, a world-famous neighborhood originally designed in 1905 by visionary American developer and conservationist Abbot Kinney. Generations later, modern Venice remains one of the most vibrant seaside communities in the world. At Venice V, guests have immediate access to the beach and eclectic shopping on the boardwalk, and are within walking distance of Windward Avenue, as well as Abbot Kinney’s many upscale restaurants.