Expect the unexpected at Venice Beach. Stylish, artistic, progressive, and eccentric - Venice Beach is unlike any other city in the Los Angeles area and one of the most interesting places to visit in California. Hotel MdR puts you within minutes of all the excitement, making it the perfect hotel near Venice.
Venice Boardwalk & Ocean Front Walk
Hotel MdR is a convenient Venice Beach hotel, so get out and explore all that Venice has to offer. From Muscle Beach featuring the famous Gold's Gym, street performers, Skate Dancing Plaza and the renowned basketball courts, where high-level street ball is played daily, Venice Boardwalk is a hotbed of unique and eclectic activity that can't be found anywhere else.
Venice Canal Historic District
Built in 1904 by eccentric entrepreneur Abbot Kinney, who hoped to create a "Venice of America," the Venice Canals have had a long and storied history. While they always managed to attract tourists, the canals experienced problems with stagnant water and flooding and by the 1950's the 16 miles of canals were reduced to approximately 1.5 miles. Today, the Venice Canals have been renovated and redeveloped once again and are lined with some of the most picturesque and desirable homes in Southern California. Walking tours of the Venice Canals and Venice Beach are available through the Venice Beach Walking Company.