Ratings based on 420 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Christina from Orange County, CA

Close to freeway, beach and fairgrounds

Posted Apr 2, 2014
Pros: close to where we needed to be and safe
Location: Close to the fairgrounds, the freeway and the beach.
Great people, very nice. Easy to check in and out. Room service was good. The only fault was that the fitness room was being repaired at the beginning of our stay, but it was opened back up before we left. Pool and jacuzzi were nice. Love that there is an In and Out right across the street, no driving.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

$13 a day for parking and internet each OUCH

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Nice hotel and pool just a block away from the beach nigbad but they gouge you on all the small stuff and it adds up
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very friendly!

Posted Mar 21, 2014
I stayed here a couple of weeks ago for business. When I arrived this time they greeted me as if I was a regular. They made me feel like I was coming home. I will be staying with them again in a few weeks and I look forward to it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Shullstein from Napa, CA

Older Hotel, But OK

Posted Mar 17, 2014
Pros: Location.
Cons: Include parking and internet in hotel room rate. Food costs were exorbitant.
Location: It's Ventura. So beach related activities.
The Marriott is close to the beach (easy walking distance). They charge extra for parking and internet, something I feel should be included in the room rate. Hotel Restaurant staff was grumpy in the morning. Expensive ($17) buffet breakfast. Rooms were okay, dated, but had a mid sized flat panel TV. No mini refrigerator. Clothes iron leaked all over my clothes and took over 45 minutes to get another to the room. Hotel Lobby was OK. Nice seating outside. Pool is small and poorly lit at night. Hot tub was inoperable one day of my stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Mental Health Day

Posted Mar 15, 2014
Pros: I did not find anything I didn't like.
Cons: Softer mattress for roll away. Grandson said he could feel the frame.
Location: Beach, cycling, walks, market within walking distance, food friendly (all ages)- Come on In-and-Out across the street!
Just what the doctor ordered. I needed a break from the daily routine of work (new job, new responsibilities-I was frazzled). Perfect place to just relax and debrief.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Rooms in need of updating

Posted Feb 25, 2014
Pros: Location was near the beach. Restaurant staff was friendly and food was good.
Cons: Rooms need to be updated. Draperies were in very poor condition - torn and dirty. Television needed to be upgraded and replaced. Room smelled moldy
While the hotel is close to the beach and the restaurant is good, the rooms were disappointing and need to be updated. Draperies were ripped and dirty. Movies on the TV were green and when we mentioned this to the desk staff, the problem was not resolved.
Comment from
Jan 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your experience at Ventura Beach Marriott. I understand your displeasure with the age and wear of our hotels décor and can assure you we are working on a property improvement plan to address the interior design of our property. Our hope is to have the updated Marriott hotel great room and new guestroom concept by 2015. We take great pride in ensuring our guest’s satisfaction and will address tour concern with the drapery in our rooms. Our goal is to address your concerns so that we can ensure you have an exceptional experience on your next visit.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bill

It was a Hotel

Posted Feb 17, 2014
Pros: There was a beautiful garden outside our room, the room was quiet, parking places were wide enough and ample, location was good and comfortable.
Cons: The rooms and bath need to be cleaned better and the towels were very worn. I would not use them in my home or offer them to guest.
Location: Short drive to the Marina, downtown, Orchid farms in Carpinteria, shopping, good resturants. Traffic to and from Santa Barbara was as usual terrible.
The staff were very pleasant, helpful and prompt with our requests. The room was not cleaned very well with dirt on the shelves of the bath tub and dirt bottle caps on the carpet by the bed. Makes you wonder about the degree of cleaning after each visitor. Our rooms were on the far side of the hotel, the card key did not work for the parking or our room after finding the room. The keys were made three times prior to getting one that worked in the room and parking area. One time one of the staff brought the remade card keys out to us. The entrance to the hotel by our rooms had fans blowing down the hall ways to dry the carpets. I did not fill this Marriott facility lived up to our expectations of a Marriott, however the staff were of Marriott quality. There was a charge for parking and we could not get the parking rates until after the rooms were booked on line even after calling the booking agent. Beware of additional charges that will not be quoted before booking. We have found this with most booking agents and some travel agents, not just Expedia.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel, Very professional staff

Posted Feb 16, 2014
The King bed is a true King Bed. I am 6'7 and really need a California King which is not as wide but longer for my taller frame. This hotel only has regular King bed
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Will from California

Clean hotel and close to the beach

Posted Feb 11, 2014
Cons: Please make available FREE Wifi.
Check in was easyand painless. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was spotless. Location is not only close to the beach, but close to multiple city night life and day events.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Bakersfield, CA

Late night food Pizza was fabulous

Posted Jan 11, 2014
Pros: Clean friendly and attentive staff good food.
Location: Rest stop before golfing at Sandpiper Santa Barbara
Only stayed the night in prep to go to Santa Barbara