Joe French and I were in Venice, LA last weekend and caught a lot of Bull reds on a 10 weight usunig 30# leaders and one snaped my leader on the hook set, he was a bruser. Joe has pictures on this site.
We stayed at the Venice Marina cabins that were $150.00 per night with full kitchen. Our cabin had 6 bunks, but would be crowed with six in the cabin. Three per cabin would be reasonable room.