The Eco Cottages in Venice Beach look cozy for a hotel. This is a nice break in the monotony of modern, sleek and all white hotel rooms that are too cool for bed frames (looking at you, Standard). I'll admit (or brag, whatever), these homes remind me of my colony neighborhood and have that vintage home feel. I'm not a decorator so I'm not familiar with the jargon, but they are adorable. Venice Beach is an hour drive from Orange County, but for about $250 a night, it seems like a nice little break from the daily routines we get stuck in.
All photos by Eric Staudenmaier.