Ratings based on 377 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 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.
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.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nothing I would recommend

Posted Jul 20, 2014
Close to railroad tracks which makes ur room shake. While we were there a party was in the rooms below an we could hear the man in the room next door snoring. Continental breakfast consisted of coffee old cheap Danishes an Quaker peanut butter bsnack bars. Nothing to drink offered for kids. Ridiculous!!!!!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 29, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thanks for your comments. We do have a train that runs close by. I will address the sound proofing issues with the owner. (Did you have an adjoining room?) I will follow up on this. We don't offer breakfast at this location. We do have an on-site restaurant for your convenience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to the beach.

Posted Jul 8, 2014
The environment nearby is perfect. Although it is close to the railway, there is no noise at all. The breakfast is no good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 16, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thank you for the review! We are in one of the best locations in Ventura, walking distance to just about anything you would want to do. We actually don't offer breakfast at this location. We do have complementary breakfast snacks for your convenience. Our on-site restaurant has a great breakfast menu and really great weekday values.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Gig harbor

Great staff

Posted Jun 29, 2014
The hotel is old. The room is small and very old. The continental breakfast was very spars. The staff was quick to bring us a cot. The neighborhood is concerning
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 1, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
We are located next to the bridge that crosses over the freeway to the Ventura Pier and beach. A lot of people park back there and walk, and a lot of people just hang out. We have never had any problems.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Manuel from Los Angeles

Great location!

Posted Jun 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
The rooms could use some technology updating and new carpets. The show drain was slow to empty the tub. Otherwise, the maid service is good and the location is very convenient to the pier and beach as well as the west side restaurants and sites.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by Maronee, Hotel Management
Thanks Manuel! We are updating the carpets and we are upgrading the free WiFi this year as well. Thanks for the rating, we hope you come again.