Ratings based on 384 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A Saturday night @ the vagabond

Posted Oct 6, 2014
Check in was friendly and fast enough. The gentleman at the front counter was great! We were ahead of posted check in time and the maid cleaned our room allowing us early check in. Room old but fairly clean and parking was convenient. Great location with a mall family restaurant in front which was wonderful... Not a five star property but a solid three star... I would stay again and we enjoyed ourselves...
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 14, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you were happy with your choice to stay with us. We hope you come again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Long Beach, CA

Posted Sep 26, 2014
Pros: Location
Location: Shop, bars & eating!
It's in the heart of old downtown. Close to shops & restaurants.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 30, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you! And it's close to the beach, by the Ventura Pier.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel in Ventura.

Posted Aug 10, 2014
Pros: Location, value, pet friendly, comfortable beds, clean.
Cons: Hair dryer was missing. Nicer breakfast area would be nice.
Husband and I just stayed for 1 night (passing through) and found the hotel very adequate for our needs. Very good value in my opinion.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you! We hope you stay with us next time you pass through, or even better, stay a while!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Central Ca

Great Location!

Posted Aug 9, 2014
Customer service checking in and out was great, very friendly. We were able to get our keys and check in early. Walking distance to beach, downtown restaurants/ bars and fairgrounds was a huge plus. We will stay here again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. The location is perfect for just about anything you'd want to do in Ventura. We look forward to seeing you again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

A decent place to stay

Posted Jul 29, 2014
Pros: The staff, the pool/jacuzzi, and the location to the beach.
Cons: Overall cleanliness of room. Carpets need replacing badly and wallpaper needs to be pasted back up - it was literally peeling off the walls.
Location: Beach, downtown Ventura
The staff were all very nice and accommodating, happy to provide suggestions and recommendations for attractions and restaurants in the area. Specifically, Gary at the front desk was amazing. The room had a coffee pot, fridge and microwave. There is a heated pool and jacuzzi that is open until 10 pm. which was very nice to beat the heat of the late summer evening. Walking distance (by foot bridge) to the beach and pier and local eats. On site maintenance person walking the grounds ensuring our safety, too. You can tell they are really trying to be accommodating to travelers and compete with some of the pricier hotels in the area. However, the room was just gross. The carpets were sticky, there were hairs all over the bathroom and shower areas, and it smelled musty and old. I know this place has been around for decades and is a staple of Ventura, but it might be finally time for a major remodel by the owners. Would recommend to someone looking for a cheap place to sleep, but certainly not to anyone staying more than one night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 26, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you for letting us know about your stay with us. I am sorry to hear that your room was not cleaned properly. We have a professional carpet cleaning service come in to clean the carpets, but I guess yours had been overlooked. I'm sorry that you encountered these issues here. I will make sure to follow up on it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by me from ventura

Posted Jul 29, 2014 on Hotels.com
It's a comfortable stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 4, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you, come again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Angie M. from Bakersfield, CA

I'm picky and I liked the hotel ...

Posted Jul 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
I'm use to staying in Marriots, Double Trees & Hiltons, but this hotel suited me just fine. I was absolutely amazed by the service. The employees were very helpful & friendly. The pool and jacuzzi were clean and maintained perfect temperatures. I wasn't impressed with the continental breakfast, but there's a restaurant on the premises with home style cooking food. It's also just a short walk to the beach. I enjoyed my nightly walks & eating at the restaurant on the pier. The ONLY complaint I have about this hotel is that there aren't enough outlets in the room for phones, etc. I bought an extension cord and surge bar to remedy the situation. The hotel is also just a walk away to downtown where you can find places to eat, Starbucks, a movie theater, a park, and more. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 4, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you for the review! The rooms that have been updated have additional outlets added, and as we continue, eventually all rooms will have extra outlets with a couple of USB slots as well. I'm glad that you're coming back, hopefully soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

great location and facilities in this hotle

Posted Jul 27, 2014
Pros: good facilities, modern furnishings, good price
Location: 5 mins walk to beach
great location, 5 mins to beach, modern large comfortable room
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 30, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Walking distance to the beach.

Posted Jul 27, 2014
Pros: Liked the price, location, staff, beds. Room was clean. Towels were clean and were able to get extras when needed.
Cons: Continental breakfast is lacking. Water pressure in shower isn't great. Train noise is a nuisance.
Location: Beach and pier in walking distance. Walking distance or short drive to restaurants and stores. 30 minutes to get to Santa Barbara zoo.
Hotel staff was great. We were able to look at our room before checking in and was told we could cancel if we didn't like it. I thought that was very generous. Walking distance to the pier and beach. Spencer Mckenzies next door is a little fast food fish taco stand. It is a must try. The food was fantastic. Shrimp taco and clam chowder are a must try. The ceviche was so good I am still craving it. The kids loved the chicken strips (and they are very picky). Pool and spa were very clean. They allowed it to be open later than posted. Beds were very comfortable. Our room was clean and supplied with a working microwave and mini fridge. The only draw back is the train at the back of the property. Runs several times a night and noisy. And there are alot of workers that stay at the hotel but we had no problems with that. Were not impressed with the restaurant on site and the continental breakfast is lacking but went a few blocks to Main street and there are several restaurants and bars. The Busy Bee Cafe was very good. Was not impressed with Barrelhouse 101. Over priced and food was not that good. Overall for the price the hotel is a very good deal for the price and location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 29, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property and location. I like that you mentioned other places you went to and what you liked or didn't like. We hope you come again soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Close to all the action

Posted Jul 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
This is a great location! 2 blocks south of Main Street and 2 blocks north of the beach. Right in the middle of everything. The hotel is a little out-dated but it is very clean and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 4, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Location, location, location! Thank you.