Discover Our Historic Boutique Hotel in Venice Beach, CA
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.”
Serving the Visitors of Venice
Over the years, the hotel endured many economic and cultural cycles (good and bad) along with Venice; surviving the Great Depression, fostering the Beat Generation and bearing witness to the birth of skateboarding, all the while doing its part in attracting visitors to this vibrant beach community.
Having forty feet of frontage on the world-famous Ocean Front Walk has helped sustain over a century of vitality and longevity that was recently honored by the Venice Historical Society.
Family-Owned & Operated
Andy & Rose Marie Layman, along with their son-in-law Matt Moore, have spent the last 30 years restoring the property, taking care to retain its character while introducing the modern amenities that today’s travelers demand.
We restored our historic facade and added two common-area walk-out balconies in March of 2015 and debuted our crowning achievement, our rooftop deck in July of 2015. Our guests have been enjoying the epic beach and city views!
In February of 2018, we were recognized as being the oldest beach-front hotel in the City of Los Angeles and designated Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1156.