Seekers of sun and surf, take note: Hotel Erwin is located just steps away from Venice Beach. Ideal accommodation in LA for those who prefer to stay within minutes of the sea, the hotel also allows guests to enjoy the scenery after a day on the sand. From a lofty perch on the hotel’s rooftop garden, soak up the sunset while slurping drinks like spiked hot chocolate and chowing down on bar snacks like tuna tartare tacos. The hotel is also a destination for its chic styling, comfortable (and generously sized) rooms, and classic California aesthetic: rooms are equipped with balconies overlooking the coastline and a beachy blue and orange colour scheme. The thirsty can also take advantage of a second hotel bar in the building’s basement, while shoppers can take off for the nearby boutique-filled boulevards.