BEST WESTERN Plus Inn of Ventura,  Ventura

4.0/5  - based on 785 guest reviews.
708 E Thompson Boulevard, 93001-2916, Ventura, United States - See map
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Welcome to the Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura! Please be aware: Our hot tub will be temporarily closed for renovations. We appreciate your patience. Located in downtown Ventura, our Ventura hotel has everything guests need for a fantastic stay, with recent renovations making guests as comfortable as possible. Be close to Majestic Theater at the Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura, with the Ventura Fairgrounds just moments away. Ventura hotels are known for great service, but we take it above and beyond with an unbeatable value and cool, spacious rooms. You'll be minutes from the Ventura harbor and surrounded by some of the best dining and shopping options in the city. The Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura is your home away from home, whether you're here on vacation or for business travel. With the Ventura Pier and Surfing Point a short drive away, the possibilities are endless. Take a stroll along the golden, sandy beaches or try out a surfing lesson while you're in town. At the Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura, the best of sunny California is right in your backyard. Enjoy being within walking distance to the Pier and downtown, but let our Ventura hotel take care of starting the day right. A free, deluxe hot breakfast buffet is available every morning, featuring hot waffles and sweet pastries, fresh fruits, a cereal and yogurt selection, and endless cups of 100% Arabica coffee or cold juices. As the closest hotel to Ventura Government Center, our Ventura hotel welcomes many civil servants. Employees of Oxnard agricultural fields and service men and women with Port Hueneme Military Base also favor our property. With so many attractions nestled close by, it's easy to make a little time for fun and leisure even if you're here for business. Let our friendly staff give you tips and recommendations on dining and attractions to make the most of your trip. Reserve a relaxing stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura today for a great value!

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  • 4
    « This Property is Just right! »

    I stay here for business, mostly. I look for a clean, safe, room , in a good location where I can walk to nicer restaurants and services (gym). All of this must have good service, for a fare price! This location hits every mark. And; it's just been remodeled! It's really very nice!

    5
    « Just excellent! »

    We really had no expectations of this place, and we were very pleasantly surprised as we arrived. The staff is really nice and polite, the room is quite big and clean and modern. The location is excellent: near the main street and near the beach and pier. The breakfast was much better than average inn breakfast. Really enjoyed this place and since I fell in love with Ventura, I hope to return to this Best Western inn again.

    3
    « Inexpensive, no bells & whistles »

    For a night when you arrive late and leave early this hotel just off the Coastal Highway will work fine and save you money. Parking was free in the courtyard of this plain looking hotel. The room was clean and with the standard equipment. (The bed lamps have a touch switch, so just touch the metal next to the light bulb and it goes on/off). The WiFi was very slow. It proved impossible to get a printed local map from the reception--printer issues--but we did get directions and found several restaurants within walking distance. The complimentary breakfast was a bit sparse, and the room crowded when we got there.

    5
    « From Alaska »

    Very nice place, walked down for an awesome dinner watching the sunset on the peir, great location. Clean-Clean-Clean room was update, bed was one of the best we had on our trip. Enjoyed our stay with family

    4
    « Clean comfortable hotel »

    We stayed as a family of four for two nights. We arrived about two hours early , and were greeted by a very friendly and helpful lady on reception ,who gave us a room instantly. The room was very clean and spacious ,wifi worked very well,and the beds were very comfy . Breakfast was included and was very good with a wide selection ( the kids loved making waffles)

    3
    « mean concierge »

    checked in on my birthday after hiking anacapa island, and found the reception unfriendly and uncaring. my boyfriend was so turned off with the woman's attitude that he was insisting on going to another hotel but we couldn't as i had already prepaid this place on expedia. in the morning when we checked out, she even lied, badly may i add, to a customer about having a bathroom in the front office. the man muttered b***ch as he was leaving as she had given a reason in a rude manner. we should have gotten her name but she was so unprofessional I'm not sure how she even got hired to man the front desk. the hotel itself looks like a refurnished/repainted motel with metal railings and room spaces are not big. however, there is sufficient parking, the place is quiet and as can be expected from a best western plus, the decor is contemporary and the room is quite clean. there was the usual hairdryer, heated water, safe, refrigerator and tv and the bed was very comfortable. minutes away from the beach i think, as other clients were stepping into the office with sand on their feet

    4
    « vacation trip »

    We have stayed at this hotel for the past three years when we are on our California road trip and every time it's been delightful! The rooms are updated and clean and the beds are very comfortable. The breakfast options are numerous and the location is very close to the beach and shopping. Last but not least I must mention that the front desk staff, especially Monique, are always friendly and willing to help with whatever you need.

    4
    « Great Stay! Wonderful Service and Close to the Beach »

    This Best Western has spacious, immaculately clean rooms, comfy beds and is relatively quiet at night. The buffet breakfast is nice. There is a very nice pool, too. Service is excellent. The staff go out of their way to accommodate you. The cleaning service is excellent. (Maria was particularly helpful.) This hotel is within easy walking distance of the beach and pier, as well as the historic downtown district.

    4
    « don't judge a book by it's cover »

    From the outside this hotel looks a little drab. The rooms have been completely remodeled and are really nice. We had a double queen (that was all that was left). My only criticism is it did not have a comfortable chair. There were 2 desk chairs. It was clean...roomy..and had a good breakfast. Walking distance to the beach and downtown. Lots of good restaurants, coffee and shopping. Did not hear any traffic noise or the trains that is close by. I highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Good value »

    Needed a place to stay for one night while visiting. This hotel has recently been refurbished, new bathrooms, porcelain floor riles, new Samsung TV. good value, breakfast offered the usual choices, waffles, yogurt, hot/cold cereal, scrambled eggs, sausage links & patties. variety of bread items, fresh fruit & of course coffee, Rooms had refridgerator, microwave, & coffee maker.

  • 4
    « Second Visit - better than before »

    This is the second time that we have stayed at this property, which has undergone some renovations since we last visited - the rooms are brighter and better equipped, and generally more pleasant all around. All areas seem to have been targeted in the refurbishment, including the lobby and breakfast area - again, its a welcome improvement. Not a bad location - a short walk to Ventura Pier and there are other places to eat and drink nearby.

    3
    « Customer service training needed! »

    The lady on reception needs a bit of customer service training as does the lady looking after breakfast. We were not sure we were in the correct place and asked the receptionist. Without looking up she said "That's what it says on my badge". Another customer asked her if there was a bar and she didn't even respond. We went to breakfast half an hour before the end of service but everything was already being cleared away. We asked the lady if there was any more hot food and she just said "I have sausages" and walked away. She didn't ask if we would like some or even crack a smile! She looked like she was completely bored and would have preferred to be somewhere else.

    4
    « Good price for good quality, just needs a few things »

    Spent 6 days in Ventura. Checked out a lot of hotel options. This BW seemed like the best option because so many have some negative comments. We got a second floor King room near the front. The room was very spacious, and had a nice divider between the bed area and the bath with a nice lighted dressing table, coffee maker, hair dryer, microwave and mini-fridge. We were very comfortable in this room, and it was very quiet with a comfortable bed. Note there is no elevator. The Wifi worked well. They have a free breakfast every morning, that is pretty much the same every day. Cereals, fresh waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, refries, breads, juices, milk, coffee, yogurt. You can live on it but no variety so we went out some mornings to get an omelet or something different. We had some issues with the sink and bath draining, they fixed the sink but not quite on the bath. The showers have restricters and put out a good spray, but there is not a lot of water to rinse out all the nooks and crannies. My one real complaint is that they need to do a better job of vacuuming the carpet. I would pad around the room in the AM for maybe a few hours, and then when I stepped into the tub would leave dirty foot prints. Room smelled fine, just didn't need a sign of a dirty carpet. The staff was Okay, not terribly friendly, but they were always available. this hotel is walkable to the shopping downtown (2 blocks) and the beach (0.4 mi). There are other options in the area, but based on our local intel this one was the least likely to disappoint us, and that was pretty much the outcome. Like I said, not a lot of choices in Ventura that are near the action. Free parking, quiet, and a good price.

    5
    « Review of Best Western in Ventura CA »

    Excellent experience. Friendly young woman checked us in and answered our questions well. The room was attractive, the bed was comfortable and the amenities were fine. Breakfast was good for the "free" type you get in hotels.

    4
    « Enjoyed our Stay »

    The Best Western Plus does not look very inviting from the outside, but the room was recently remodeled and clean. We did not hear any noise in the room even-though we would close to route 101. And the best part for us it that it is in walking distance to some of the interesting sites in Ventura. We enjoyed walking downtown and some of the restaurants close by. We found the complimentary breakfast on par with other motels in the price range.

    4
    « Fun weekend in Ventura »

    A friend and I went up to Ventura for the Scottish Highland games, and we stayed at the Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura. The room was very nice and looked like it had been remodeled recently. It was very clean and the beds were pretty comfortable. The cable worked well and there were tons of stations not just a few like in most rooms. The free breakfast had lots of choices and was good. It was close enough to the beach that we were able to walk over and out on the pier. I would stay here again.

    3
    « Adequate »

    Sadly, an adequate Best Western Plus. Fairly run down, gives off a "low rent" vibe both inside and out. What little interaction we had with the staff was fine, breakfast was fairly limited, and, having stayed in other "plus" hotels throughout the country, this stay was disappointing. No carpets, smallish room, though clean, lacked any sense of this place being a "plus" hotel. Suitable for a one night stay at best. Hard to believe it was rated #2 in Ventura, though I haven't read the reviews on the other places.

    4
    « Surprising Experience »

    I arrived in the evening to the hotel and very much surprised by functionality and comfort of the room. Though the hotel is not far from highway , we had a great silence in the room. Free breakfast was also enjoyable.

    5
    « Nice Surprise »

    This was my first stay at this facility and I was very pleased. It was very easy on and off the freeway, and quiet. The room was updated and very clean even though the facility itself looked a bit dated. The breakfast was hot and satisfying and the staff very nice and helpful.

    3
    « Two and a Half, Maybe »

    I stayed here as part of a three night road trip with my two young children from Northern Oregon to Southern California. I'm a rewards member so the points are worth collecting, but this hotel was not worth the stay. I agree that they are understaffed. While the woman working the front desk was definitely nice, she seemed stressed. I ended up having to ask for her help a couple times and while she was as helpful as the situation allowed her to be, she couldn't actually fix my problems. Our air conditioning did not work. This has been a one hundred degree day in Ventura. Luckily I travel with a small fan because very few hotels have a fan only option on their thermostat. Our room would have been unbearable without it, and even with my fan it was still very hot. She offered us a different room but it had two double beds, because I'm alone with my small kids they sleep with me and this just would not work. I considered trying, but it was already very late and they had no luggage carts so I had no easy way to get my stuff to the room on the other side of the parking lot. So, the woman offered to have the next employee who was coming in to look at it, because he was a man and might know how to fix it. I don't think his being a man automatically qualifies him, but she did understand that I wasn't comfortable with the situation (again, woman alone... blah blah). So we slept in a room with no air conditioning, and kept the window closed because of road noise. Also, it's a good thing I'm not conniving or mischievous, and that my kids are still extremely short: the electrical panel for the entire building my room was in, as well as all the pool equipment was hanging open on the wall. I know how to use these, and was very uncomfortable with it being open. I didn't want there to be an accident or have myself be blamed for any weirdness. However when I asked the woman to lock it, she merely closed it. It popped right back open... I just thought this was very careless of the hotel in general. Lastly, I have never worn shoes in a hotel room. Ever. Here though, I did not take them off. I lined the bathroom floor with towels (which killed me because of the waste for washing- drought) because I was constantly washing my kids feet. I'm not one to exaggerate but I would absolutely call it gross. They wanted to color in their books on the floor, but I couldn't allow it. Their feet were literally black. I didn't have the breakfast, but it's nice that they offer it. All in all, I would not stay here again and I would not recommend it. I'm sorry to say that too because it's just so easy to stick with Best Western usually. This place just is not worth it.

  • 5
    « Excellent at a great rate ! Outside in remodel but rooms are immaculate ! Free Breakfast ! »

    I was blown away at the cleanliness of the rooms. They are completely remodeled. We stayed in room 203. Quiet and everything you need. Mini- Refrigerator, Microwave and free REAL breakfast in AM. The feeling when you drive up is a older hotel. But that is the outside which is in remodel. The rooms are great for a great price. Someone below said they spent $235 for a room and it was not clean ? WRONG HOTEL ! The whole place has new interior remodeled rooms. And NO ROOM cost 235 a night ! I found that weird ? The location is in old Ventura but in walking distance to the beach. Great fish tacos joint restaurant just a 1 min walk. Popular with locals. If your on a budget and want a clean nice room with a courteous front office. This is great place for a weekend stay. Get a double room if you have a couple kids etc. And save. Don't be fooled by old exterior. Internally the rooms are nice. My wife and I will return for sure !

    5
    « Excellent value »

    We booked on booking.com and were pleased when we got a great clean room that is newly renovated and a good breakfast in the morning. We both felt good staying there. The beds were comfy, good linen and we left feeling satisfied. There is a great taco place 2 min walk from here called Spencer McKenzies which is a must try. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this place.

    1
    « Ugh »

    Got here late after a gruelling 12 hour drive from San Francisco. Checked in to room. Asked where we could get something to eat. Misdirected us so we tried to order pizza from the food and phone didn't work. Had to get that sorted it. Kept shoes on as I was concerned about the cleanliness. We have stayed in a lot of places and some not so good, but the not so good didn't cost us $235.00 for the night. Would not recommend or stay here again.

    5
    « great overnight stay »

    Stayed one night only whilst travelling south from Monterey. Helpful evening staff (Alice) and problem with a/c resolved promptly and in person. Couldn't ask for better. Nice breakfast with a good choice of hot and cold. Easily located off the freeway.

    3
    « They need more help »

    The hotel looks older but has been redone. Room was fine. Location was good but at 2:30 in the afternoon they didn't have any rooms ready for check-in. The front desk clerk was making snarky comments about having to do 20 things at once and when she called a guy to come and help she was snarky about him too. She also answered the phone and then told the other person that the person had called 5 times already about early check-in. Perhaps they should hire some more maids so they have rooms ready and keep comments to themselves.

    4
    « Best Western Ventura »

    Very attractive and comfortable. Staff were very good and helpful. The rooms have been updated really, really well, and the lobby area is also up to snuff. Overall, a very comfortable experience, especially for casual and international travelers.

    4
    « The Twins 60th »

    Stay here overnight after my wife's twin sisters 60th Birthday party at The Tavern We checked the rates on tripadvisor for comparable hotels. We have stayed here before and were always pleased and it was close to the venue and other attractions, shops, pier,& beach.

    4
    « Well Appointed Room! »

    Wanted to stay somewhere close to the ocean in Ventura and settled on the Best Western because of it's close proximity to the Ventura pier. There is a Vagabond Inn and a Country Inn and Suites close by and from the outside they all look about the same. We settled on the Best Western because we perceived the rooms to be much better and we were not disappointed -- very clean and well furnished and comfortable. No views here thought and the outside of the hotel doesn't look all that enticing. We were able to easily walk to the pier twice and we also walked to a very nice downtown area with lots of shops and restaurants. There is an excellent place for fish tacos right next door too. Breakfast was a sort of standard Best Western breakfast - eggs, sausage, bagels, coffee, etc. Very pleased. Oh, there was quite a lot of nice from the nearby freeway and street but when we closed the door to the room we couldn't hear any of it.

    5
    « Great place walk to beach »

    Just love how the owners have taken an old 50's motor inn and turned it into a very comfortable chic contemporary and comfortable hotel. Love how quiet the rooms were, even with 101 right behind it. Wonderful night's sleep. Will be using it again. Plenty of good restaurants walking distance. Close to the beach.

    2
    « Noisy and uncomfortable beds »

    The people are friendly and the service is great but the beds were awful. We have stayed here every year for the surf contest for 5 years and the beds were fine. This year they remodeled and changed the mattresses, they are hard and noisy. If you need a good nights sleep you will need to go elsewhere.

  • 5
    « AWESOME BW Property near the Beach!!! »

    We stayed here because we were attending a wedding in Carpinteria. We had reservations, which was a good thing due to a bike rally along the coast that weekend. I called the day before to ensure we would be able to check in early so we could change for the wedding. When I called, the gal I talked to couldn't find our reservation, which caused a mild panic attack. Fortunately, I had the confirmation saved in my BW account and she found it. She then told me that she wasn't sure if our rooms would be ready at 3 p.m. (which was my request) since check-in time wasn't till 4 p.m. I asked for a manager and was transferred to Carlos, who assured me that at least one room would be available to us. Upon arrival, there was one room ready and we went to unload and get ready. while we were unloading, an employee (didn't catch his name) came to check if our other room was ready, which is was! WHOO HOO! We were able to get ready and get to the wedding on time. The rooms were very comfy! My daughter especially enjoyed the area where she could sit & get her make-up on & curl her hair. The internet worked very well. The hot breakfast had many varieties of food. We will definitely stay here again!!!

    4
    « Good stop over night »

    We were heading to the channel island early in the morning so needed somewhere to stay the night in Ventura, the place had a classic motel look to it and the room was very comfortable and clean. Break fast a little disappointing. Reception well polite and easy to deal with.

    4
    « Arrived at 1 AM, had a reservation made already »

    The room was just what we needed after a 16 hour drive from Crescent City due many road constructions and traffic delays but their was this wide awake sweet desk girl named Maleeya who We will NEVER forget that made us feel like family!! Thank you Maleeya !!! The room was clean, bed and shower fabulous, and the breakfast decent !! Parking is a little small especially since we were in a truck.

    4
    « oldie but goodie »

    Dated property but they have improved some areas. Mainly the rooms have wood/laminate floors which is a HUGE plus over icky carpet. The A/C units are in an awkward spot making the area near the bathroom freezing while taking a long time for the rest of the room to cool down. Location is good for walking everywhere and we always enjoy eating at the Vagabond restaurant next door.

    5
    « Mrs. Nameche »

    Our recent stay at the Great Western Plus Inn of Ventura began uneventful , but when we entered the room I was so pleased with the decor, cleanliness and layout of the room. When morning arrived, I wanted to sleep in, even knowing that I would miss the hot breakfast, but I work so hard throughout the week I needed the extra sleep. I was so very happy to see that the staff left out the bagels, bread, coffee, juice and cereal. Yay!!! We were ready to venture out when my sister-in-law commented that she didn't believe her car would make the drive to our next destination, Best Western Plus in Pismo...the front clerk, Cindy suggested we leaver her car at the hotel until we returned Sunday night! She said that she would personally watch over it!! ***** 5 stars guys. You're the best! Lisa Nameche

    4
    « A Pleasant Stay »

    Staff was helpful and courteous. Room was clean and functional; A/C was quiet and effective. Unlike other properties, this was the best available since enjoyed being closer to downtown but within easy walking distance of the beach.

    5
    « Nice place to stay for weekend getaway »

    We love this hotel because its proximity to all the fun downtown. The rooms are always clean and well taken care of. They were having some renovations done while we were there, but that did not deter from our trip at all.

    3
    « Good location »

    Nice hotel. Refurbished room. Very clean. Nice pool. Easy walk to restaurants and beach. Good free breakfast. Easy parking. Free wifi. Staff are helpful. This hotel will be wonderful when it is finished. Vending machine well stocked. Good ice machine.

    5
    « This is it?Great location, service, and value. You can easily begin or end each day at the beach! »

    I've stayed twice, both visits in July. Channeling Peter Jennings, I now report that this Best Western has: - A fantastic location. Walk just a couple of blocks to the beach, surfing, and the Ventura wharf, as well as to the heart of a cute downtown (cafes, a brewery, the library, folksy boutiques, etc. There's also a Starbucks in case you're a franchise fanatic, unlike me.) Walk only 1 block to the city park, or to a Mexican restaurant that serves fantastic fish tacos and burritos?Spencer Makenzie's. Even Enterprise rent-a-car is just a few blocks away. Also, if you want to catch your own dinner, I saw a fisherman on the wharf reel in a 2+foot halibut. - Excellent customer service. Everyone?housekeepers, maintenance staff, desk clerks, breakfast staff, etc.?makes a personal effort and seems to take pride in giving guests a great customer experience. - A great value. Compared to the competition, this motel is well-priced for its nicely appointed rooms and facility, cleanliness, and amenities (pool, free WiFi, ice machine that works well, sunsets off the balconies, breakfast room, etc.), plus its fantastic location and service. The rooms's walls are well insulated so you hear little from outside or neighboring rooms. Like other hotels, rates jump for the high season and special events. Best to book in advance; they often sell out. The only downside for this motel is that trains run several time a day near the south end of the building. You can easily mitigate the train noise by getting a room at the north end, masking the sound by running the air conditioner, and/or bringing good sleep earplugs. Note that there's a no-smoking (anywhere on the property) policy here. Personally I consider that a big plus. In any event, you can get plenty of fresh air, for free, at the nearby beach.

    4
    « Clean and comfortable »

    Second stay at this property. This time was upgraded to a King Bed room with ocean view. Very nice amenities (ductless a/c and recent renovations) however this room was right next to the railroad tracks and several passing trains shook the bed. I did not have a problem, but something to consider if your'e a light sleeper. Short walk to several restaurants including a old school coffee shop next door.

  • 4
    « Close to ocean »

    Discovered the lovely Ventura shoreline while waiting for our room to be ready. Close enough to walk to from the hotel. Excellent eating places on the beach. Looks like there are extensive renovations going on, being upgraded, hence the plain appearance on the outside. Location was close enough to walk to the downtown area.

    5
    « Very Nice »

    First of all the welcome that the clerk gave me as I walked in was very nice and friendly. Our room was very clean. and what my girls liked most was that the blow dryer was in the dressing area and not in the toilet. And they really liked that there was plenty of "mirror" for them to put on their makeup and check out their outfits.....girls will be girls....and they loved the fact that we were just a few blocks from main street for shopping and eating....

    4
    « Nice room for a two night stay »

    We were quite satisfied with our ordinary but clean and comfortable room. The queen size bed was quite adequate.Our only complaint was that the WIFI kept going on and off though the computers in the hotel lobby were always available.

    5
    « Great Hote in Ventura »

    Great location. Clean well appointed rooms with fridge and microwave. It was near the train tracks and frreeway but noise did not disturb sleep. Walk to downtown for dinner. We ate at Lure Fish House which was excellent. Great breakfast. Super value.

    4
    « Great quality for less »

    We needed a decent affordable hotel for 1 night not far from Santa Barbara. This hotel was perfect for the location, price and quality. Even though from outside it may look like a motel I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and spacious the room was inside. The staff was very helpful and courteous.

    4
    « Good Value and Services »

    This hotel is one best place to stay when visiting Ventura. The room is quiet and clean. The A/C system is the new ductless type which is quiet. The breakfast is good. It locates a short distance to the beach and the pier.

    3
    « Below "Best Western" standard »

    Hot tub/spa out of service. Pool needed service. Un-carpeted rooms. Decent location in Ventura. Decent food within walking distance. Seems a bit dated to most of my Best Western hotel stays. Staff was friendly. Would probably look for different hotel if I was to visit that area again.

    4
    « Great location and clean rooms »

    We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting family over the 4th of July weekend. The hotel was conveniently located to the beach, freeway and main street with plenty of bars and restaurants. The rooms appear to have been recently remodeled and were clean. Breakfast was decent for being free. It was the typical Best Western breakfast of cereal, bagels, waffles etc. and I appreciated that they still had food even when it was close to breakfast ending. The negatives: The pillows and bed were not very comfortable, but at this price point I expected that. Also, it was noisy. We were located by the stairwell and could hear people coming and going throughout the night and early morning. The hotel options in Ventura are somewhat limited and we walked by some of the other hotels and I thought the Best Western was the better of the options (at least near the beach). I would stay here again if I wanted to stay in Ventura.

    1
    « I really wanted to like it... »

    I really wanted to like this hotel. Unfortunately, wishing doesn't always make it so. The positives: *Newly Remodeled *Full breakfast *two blocks from the beach The negatives: *I found the staff to be unfriendly and less than knowledgeable about the beaches *The room was TINY *the mattress was over-firm *the pillows were horrible - I barely slept and woke up with my head and body aching *No elevator *No king bed rooms on the 1st floor *hot tub unavailable for the foreseeable future *when I checked in the room reeked of bleach - I had to air it out I would recommend this hotel if your only interested in location. If you plan to spend any time in the room I'd look for something a little bigger. And bring your own pillows!

    3
    « Ok for a pit stop »

    Stayed here for one night with my boyfriend on our way to San Diego from SF. It was old, and nothing special but fine for a night I guess. Lady working front desk was really nice. However bed was really uncomfortable. We stopped by the breakfast in the morning. It didn't look very good so we decided to skip. All hotels are overpriced on the coast in the summer so we didn't really have an option. Probably wouldn't stay here again though.

  • 4
    « Great location when going to the Channel Islands. »

    The staff at this hotel was kind and helpful. There was easy access from the freeway. Proximity to any number of restaurants for dinner, as well as to the promenade which was lovely, was a real bonus! Although there was construction happening in the parking lot, we were given a newly renovated room as a kind gesture kind of to compensate for that. That's good business in my books! The beds and pillows were so comfortable. The room was clean and fresh. The only thing that was a little annoying was the work going on in the parking lot. It made parking a little more difficult and it was a little noisey when we arrived....but that subsided later in the evening. I'm sure the construction won't last long. I'd certainly not let it deter me from staying here again.

    2
    « This is a motel and not a hotel or inn - Below Best Western standards »

    The hotel is going through renovations and will be much better when it's done but for now, I would skip this place. We paid $135 a night for basically a motel. We booked two rooms. One of the rooms had just been renovated and smelled terrible. We mentioned it several times and their answer was they knew about it. Housekeeping was not able to address the smell and only after complaining at checkout did they discount us $20 for the room. The pool faces the parking lot and is unappealing. Check in is at 4pm rather than the standard 3pm Pluses: Good location near Main Street and the waterfront Excellent air conditioning

    5
    « Nice Stay »

    Really enjoyed our stay here. Was welcomed by Alice at the front desk. She and the other front desk attendant were friendly and extremely nice. Rooms were remodeled and really comfortable. Boyfriend and I both enjoyed breakfast. Make sure you tip the breakfast attendant! Many guest left their tables a mess, probably thinking it was full service breakfast, but forgot to tip her. The train passed by once the entire stay, but it was actually kinda cool hearing a local train pass through. The hotel is located near everything and the parking is safe and overnight staff made sure our vehicles were ok. We usually stay at Starwood Hotels, but they were overbooked. I would say this property is very very accommodating. Housekeeper also remembered our names and she always greeted us when we returned to the hotel. Overall, we would definitely stay here again and thank the staff for a nice trip.

    4
    « Clean & Comfortable. »

    This is a great hotel in a safe location with easy freeway access. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff are friendly. The rooms are slightly smaller than most, but it's a perfect hotel for my business trips to Ventura County and the price is always great!

    4
    « Nice Ann comfortable »

    We stayed overnight prior to going on a kayaking trip at the Channel Islands. Very clean, roomy, and comfortable room. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Was in a great location and close to the beach. Breakfast doesn't start to seven but the staff made arrangements so we could eat earlier since we had to leave by six for our trip.

    4
    « Great Value! »

    This Best Western was a clean hotel with comfortable beds. The helpful staff made check in easy and suggested great places to eat. The Continental Breakfast had good options and the dining room was also clean. This hotel was a good price for the area and quality. Easy to walk to restaurants and bars but was still quiet.

    4
    « Does staff have smile muscles?? »

    Never saw desk staff with a smile. I wonder if my patronage was appreciated? Desk people usually acknowledge a person who enters and approaches, even if they are busy on the phone. Perhaps a mystery shopping experience can reveal & then result in retraining staff.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    I really enjoyed my stay there and will be booking with them again. I felt very safe in their property as well as leaving my car in the parking lot. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, and the breakfast was really good.

    5
    « BW Plus-Ventura Inn »

    Hotel in downtown area. Easy access to everything I wanted. Ovearall clean and quiet and safe stay. Breakfast was not remarkable but OK.The room had wooden floor that I liked. The bed was very comfortable. Parking just outside the room. Good value for the money. Will recommend!

    4
    « Perfect Location - Nice Hotel »

    I chose this spot for the ability to walk around down town without having to drive ? it was perfect! It is perfectly located between the beach and downtown. We could see the beach from our window, which was a nice bonus! We could walk everywhere we needed to walk. A tiny bit pricey, but it was a Holiday weekend and also happened to be the weekend of the marathon. Breakfast was nice, but they are a pretty slow to refill ? in fact, it never did get refilled a couple of times were there. Breakfast was eggs, sausage or bacon, make your own waffles, cereal, yogurt, small selection of pastries ? very decent. The room was quite nice, no complaints about the room at all. We were not able to properly access the wi-fi.

  • 4
    « Great Hotel »

    I have stayed at this Best Western on numerous occasions and from the outside it looks like "vintage 60's." The rooms have been completely redone and it is as nice as any other hotel at this price level. I would recommend this hotel and only one pointer is to request the room away from the railroad tracks.

    1
    « The Death of the Best Western Brand »

    I am very disappointed with this property. I have always trusted the Best Western Brand. However, after this experience I must say that the brand has lost its gloss. Now more of a Motel. I went to enjoy myself and I could not get out of this place fast enough. It was not as advertised and there were dirty wash clothes hanging in the bath enclosure. I took my kids and left without even taking a shower. The door lock was broken and required the staff to open, the advertised Jacuzzi did not work. I had my grandsons for the weekend and it was not at all the hotel experience we have enjoyed at Best Western in the past. This property in Ventura is a joke. There was nothing nice about it.

    4
    « Very Nice - currently under construction »

    I love the white bedding (so I know it's clean!) and the wood floors (I hate walking barefoot on hotel carpet.) The water pressure in the shower was great and the bed was comfy. This hotel was under construction during my stay, but there was no noise in the early morning or late evening. The location of the hotel is perfect. Within a couple blocks of downtown and 1 block from an easy-on, easy-off freeway access.

    5
    « Good option in Ventura »

    Rooms are spacious and clean. Swimming pool is of a decent size. Breakfast area is also nice and the variety of items offered is good. Area outside and some rooms were undergoing some renovations, which denotes care with their customers. Good location near restaurants and the beach.

    1
    « Choose another hotel »

    This property in overpriced. under construction, with few parking spots. Vehicles were double parked and illegally parked, thus is was treacherous to navigate the parking lot.The "free" breakfast was surrounded in filth. The bed was horribly hard, and the train noise was unbearable.

    5
    « good rating »

    The rooms are very clean. The bathrooms are new and clean.. the staff there are helpful and polite, very professional. The only thing i have to say negative is that i got wireless, but the internet was a pain in the neck to get and keep on. I have stayed there many times and will continue to do so.

    4
    « Clean, quiet, good service »

    Clean, quiet room. Didn't hear any trains others have mentioned. Close to Ventura Boardwalk and 101 access. We didn't try the complimentary breakfast. Bathroom was nice and clean. Bed was comfortable.

    4
    « Very Enjoyable Stay »

    Carlos: I have stayed at your Best western Motel several times in the past. I stayed last month at your Motel and I was very surprised that you have re-done the rooms to make them nicer.....Thank You very much! I will tell other people in my company that this is an older Best Western but they have upgraded the complete Motel... Keep up the great work.. I would also like to give the lady at the front desk a very nice review. Her name is Leticia Barcelona. She was very friendly and nice to every person that came in to the lobby. I was waiting in the lobby for my partner to arrive; over a half and hour. She went out of her way to make sure that I was OK; and if I needed anything from the Motel. Several couples came in and ask questions about where to eat and what to see in the area. Leticia was very helpful to those people and you could tell it in their Thanks to her for her help. Leticia is my idea of a perfect person to have on the Front Desk greeting your guest. Friendly, Courteous, Helpful, Pleasant, just an overall Great Person...You should be very grateful to have her as an employee..........Could you past this unto her for me..... I will certainly stay at your Motel in the future stays in the area.

    5
    « loved it! »

    this is a great little hotel. you can walk to dinner, shopping and beach! rooms are newly remodeled and very nice. staff was very helpful with directions and dinner suggestions. the breakfast they set up is fabulous! love the refried beans! will stay here again for sure!

    3
    « Satisfied »

    Got what I payed for. Usually book best western because I like what I get. The room was nice and clean but smelled a bit weird. Also there were workers outside making a bit too much noises. Overall I think it was OK.

  • 3
    « Great Location. Very Noisy »

    This hotel is next to the train and was under a remodel was underway during our stay. The room was average, the staff was fine, the breakfast was average. The bed and location to downtown was excellent.

    4
    « Nice face lift but... »

    Checked into BW while it was under renovation. My room was recently remodeled and very nicely done. Brand new and very clean. They put a lot of effort into the rooms and it shows. My room however had a fatal flaw. The bathroom sink had so much pressure it would spray you. The shower pressure was dismal. Would definitely preferred lower sink pressure and more shower pressure. Other than that a great stay. Very convenient location for local shopping and dining.

    5
    « Trip to Santa Barbara »

    I stayed here on the way back from a business trip to Santa Barbara, Planned to stay 1 night but ended up staying 2 nights. Nice quite hotel, comfortable bed, nice staff, if your in the area this is the place to stay at and have a good nights sleep. Enjoy.

    5
    « Great hotel & great staff! »

    I stayed there with my daughter one night, the hotel is being renovated and the rooms are beautifully done! The front desk staff, Monique & Luciana were especially nice & friendly! It's a great little off the highway hotel! The lobby, rooms and the grounds were very clean!

    5
    « Awesome place! »

    Everything about this place was just fine for a one night stay in Ventura.. Room had just been updated, everything in the room was new and very clean..The bed was so comfy and no I didn't hear that train as loud as some other reviews had mention. I can't say enough nice things about the Leticia the desk clerk there, she was just so nice and so helpful.. So glad we choose this place.. We will back for sure..

    2
    « Victim of circumstance »

    Front desk help was polite and adept. The property was under construction which was unfortunate. I wasn't told that when I made my reservation and the property was filthy as a result. My room was literally the first room in the construction zone so I had a view of dirt, fencing and caution tape. There was no discount offered and frankly, considering the mess the property was in, the rate was double what it should have been. Also, it was a non-smoking property but apparently someone failed to mention that to the construction workers. The room itself was clean and functional but I was disappointed that the rate was so high to stay in a construction zone. I would consider staying again when the renovations are complete but not again for that price while it's still a filthy mess.

    2
    « Not the best example of a Best Western »

    The bottom floors were under construction the place was a mess. I would give it at least 6 months if you plan to stay here and call first to make sure they are finished. The front desk folks were very nice.

    5
    « Great people, nice hotel! »

    We stayed at this hotel a few weeks ago. The rooms were clean, reception was nice, it was a great stop on our way to San Francisco. My wife forgot her diamond earrings on the night stand and I called them a day later. The cleaning person, Juana, found them and gave them to reception. I wanted to truly thank her for finding them, and for Monique and Anthony who coordinated about sending it back to us in Canada. We really appreciate their efforts to get them back to us quickly. We had a great stay, and I would gladly recommend this place to anyone traveling to LA or SF. Thank you again, you guys are great!!!

    2
    « construction site »

    I understand that motels must renovate, but guests should not pay the price. The parking courtyard in the middle was a construction site, very bad for parking and entering/exiting the room. We were not told in advance. A very bad surprise. The room itself, ignoring the construction view, was good.

    4
    « Nice overnighter »

    Stayed here just for a quick over night trip in Ventura. I was a smidge concerned when we pulled up because it looks a bit more casual than I was expecting. Hadn't been informed that the hotel was undergoing a major renovation. Big roll off dumpsters and construction fencing in the parking lot. :/. Didn't impact the rooms we were in though. Our rooms had already been upgraded and were very nice. They were working on the lower floors but there was no noise problems at all. The reason for the four stars is because we were there with a large group in 3 rooms. Grandma/grandpa, my family and then my sisters family. We asked if we could have rooms near each other and they couldn't/wouldn't accommodate that request even though there were multiple empty rooms together. That was a bit of a bummer but everything else was great. Would stay here again when in the area.

  • 5
    « What a Surprise! »

    When I arrived at this hotel I was appalled, as the outside was old and dingy. Boy was I surprised. The staff checking me in was courteous, friendly, and helpful. The room was comparable to that of a Marriott! It was beautifully decorated, and newly remodeled. I found out that the outside is currently under renovation. I would DEFINITELY stay at the gem again!

    5
    « Great Location »

    We had traveled all day long and were tired. We pulled into the parking lot, and I thought, oh crud construction, noise. We checked in. The staff were very nice and apoligized for the noise, but it will stop soon. When we got to our room, we were pleasantly surprised. The room was spotless and large. The beds were comfortable. A little bit better than average breakfast in the morning. The coffee was actually good!

    4
    « Work in progress »

    They are in the middle of doing some major remodeling, so there's a lot of durt and dust due to the work being done. I'm sure that everything will be better when the work is completed. I liked what they have done so far. There is a railroad right behind the property, and the trains sound their horns when they pass. everything was fresh and new, but the matress was a little soft for my liking.

    5
    « Great location, reaonably priced, large rooms »

    When we pulled in I was a little concerned about the place as they were doing some remodeling and it is right on Thompson, or business 101. However once we entered our room we were very happy. We were there for four nights, so the large size and space to spread out was definitely needed. The refrigerator was good sized, but lacked a freezer, and the microwave was put to use as well. Everything in the room was clean and in excellent shape. It's location couldn't have been better. It is easy walking distance from both downtown and the ocean. We did a walking tour of the mission and the old buildings and other sights, and walked to dinner every night. The only time we drove was to go to the grocery store or the harbor/marina. We didn't get any noise at night from the road or the train, although I did hear the train a couple of times in the afternoon. The lobby was immaculate with guest computers and a very nice indoor/outdoor breakfast area. The staff was also very helpful and courteous. My only complaint is that there were no pepper shakers on the breakfast tables, and the one or two pepper grinders that were placed by the food in the morning had managed to disappear completely by our last morning there.

    5
    « Best Western Ventura CA »

    It was absolutely perfect Beautiful remodeled rooms, very friendly and helpful staff. Best nights sleep I have had in months on the new comfortable beds. Couldn't get any better. Definitely will stay there again next trip to Ventura. Oh and prices were amazing.

    4
    « Owner »

    I was not disappointed in the room. The hotel is under renovation. When completed, I will return to enjoy the area. The breakfast was good and plenty of selections. More times then not I have been disappointed with my accommodations but this hotel wasn't bad

    2
    « Seems like a beat up hotel not up to Best Western standards »

    Currently staying in this hotel and not loving it. The property has a run-down urban feel, jammed parking lot, sketchy people milling about and not a very pleasing exterior. There is major construction going on, starting at 8 am every morning. Train noise is quite loud, so obviously windows are not thick or sound-proof. Staff at the front desk seem nice, but not very with it and come off as overwhelmed by any questions. My room is small and rather dark with stained carpeting. However, it looks clean otherwise. The lobby has been redone and has been designed to look mid-century modern and nice, but the rest of the building has not caught up. Pool is small, uninviting and in the middle of a concrete parking lot off a busy main street. I would not be likely to stay here again. Depressing!

    2
    « Sleepless in Ventura »

    After driving almost 5 hrs from home, I need a place to stay for the night. This place was available on my way south. Seemed like a reasonable rate. Clean room, comfortable bed. Exhausted, I was looking forward to sleeping soundly. The sound of the train nearby didn't bother me, but the smoke detector beep at 4:30 a.m. woke me up, so had to disable it in order to make it stop. Finally back to sleep until 8:30 a.m. when jackhammer from construction woke me up again. Peering thru the curtains, daylight revealed the entire back half of the hotel property to be currently under construction. STAFF SHOULD TELL THEIR CUSTOMERS THIS BEFORE BOOKING A ROOM...Without full disclosure, what a dishonest RIP-OFF! The one positive experience I had was meeting a very nice Hispanic family at the breakfast buffet. Save your money and camp along the beach!!

    4
    « Work in progess »

    Other than remodeling in progress this is a nice place to stay. There are plenty of quality eateries close by and a park across from Hotel. But if You park on Main street be aware of the parking meters, 1 meter for approximately 4 spaces and posted instructions are spread out.

    5
    « NIce place to stay, but in the middle of renovation »

    This facility is in the middle of a long term renovation / upgrade. Although we were on the back side of the property, closest to the railroad tracks, the only time we heard the trains was daytime. We didn't hear any in the late evening or throughout the night. All the staff was friendly and willing to help with any potential issues. Breakfast was well stocked with the usual fare, but they did have hot eggs and sausage.

  • 2
    « Noise and more Noise »

    Construction noise(remodeling hotel) and railway line near by making more noise. Then the usual traffic noise. New York is more peaceful. But staff did nothing wrong. They are very friendly. But they don't own this hotel. They just work there.

    3
    « Good location, clean room, lots of construction! »

    We stayed here for two nights. The room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel is very convenient to the Pier and Main St. Unfortunately our room was right on top of the construction taking place at the hotel. We were woken both mornings with pounding and loud voices. I would definitely stay here again, I just wish they would have given us a heads up that construction would be taking place directly below us.

    5
    « HAPPY CUSTOMER REVIEW »

    I must say that this is one of the most Hospitable Hotels, Very clean and Comfortable rooms. Close access to Beach, Historical Downtown Ventura. I would definitely stay here again and I would totally recommend this Hotel to Everyone.

    3
    « Great location, clean room but warning it is under renovation! »

    This motel is in a great location to both the downtown area and beach promenade. Our room was clean and updated but a good chunk of the property is under renovation. The pool spa/jacuzzi was out of service and much of the parking lot is cordoned off due to construction debris. The property, when finished, will be nicely updated!

    5
    « Best hotel in Ventura county. »

    Love this hotel. The staff is caring and extremely friendly. They really do care and want to make everything possible for the guest to feel comfortable. Special thanks to Monique, Bruno, Carlos, and Alice as they have made my many stays very memorable. I look forward to returning in the near future.

    4
    « Good choice being on the road »

    Nice location, close to almost everything in the area, friendly staff, quiet despite on main road, cosy rooms. Nice patio to relax. Only the restaurant lacks local touch, but a lot of good places to eat - for dinner and breakfast are in walking distance!

    4
    « Great service, good mattress, good size room, under construction did not bother at all. »

    Got a second floor queen bed extra large room facing the ocean. You could also see the highway and the train passing by to my surprise never noticed the train passing sound but only once at noon. I enjoyed a great night rest. Thanks to the happy crew¡

    3
    « Feb. 2016 »

    Was not informed at booking hotel was under construction. All rooms available were on the 2nd floor do to construction. No levator to 2nd flr and no help to carry bags. Room was clean. Only one ice machine at far end of hotel. Breakfast was good with hot entrees.

    4
    « Enjoyable stay »

    This was a one night stay over then back on the road for us. It was easy to find, near the freeway with easy off and on the 101. The beach is just on the other side of the freeway and what we really enjoyed was finding some very good seafood restaurants near by. Complimentary breakfast was a surprise, a step up from your usual continental breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage and beans...yes beans.

    3
    « Not a good deal - way too expensive »

    Basically an old motel with spruced up room. Half the motel is under going exterior renovation. The surrounding area is right near the freeway and has a run down seedy feeling. The beach is not a pleasant excursion through urban sector and across freeway. Just way too overpriced. I like Best Westerns but felt ripped off here. Definitely not worthy of being a Plus.

  • 4
    « Summer »

    Love the location and the only downside is, the train that goes behind the hotel! Rooms are old, but well kept and the neighboring Fish taco place and breakfast restaurant are SUPERB! I'd return again!

    4
    « Favorate in Ventura »

    Back again, 2nd time in 5 mos. Location perfect for site seer's, old town Ventura, golfing, fishing or laying out on the beach. Plenty of restaurants from $ to $$$ within walking distants. This hotel will always be our choice when we visit Ventura.

    5
    « B-W Inn of Ventura »

    Beautiful interior design (renovations underway). Mgr. advised they are investing in the Property. Very clean and simple interiors - modern design concepts. Staff was courteous and helpful (I needed a scan to .pdf and I was allowed to help/teach the staff how to scan a Guest's document(s) to a flash drive provided by the Guest).

    5
    « Excellent Stay Again and Again »

    I have stayed at this motel 4 times in the last year and it is the motel I judge all others by. I am very impressed. Every aspect is well done. The rooms have been renovated and are in excellent shape with everything new. Rooms are very clean. Beds are comfortable with nice linens and 4 soft pillows. Nice design of room with vanity and bathroom behind a privacy wall. Fancy toiletries that smell nice. Lots of room on sink counter. Good shower head thats high up with good pressure. The toilet is Toto brand which is the best and not cheap. Refrigerator is quiet and there is a microwave and coffee maker. TV is a big flat screen with a hundred channels. Free wifi is strong and fast. Check-in clerk has always been the same delightful lady with a great sense of humor and always remembers us. Breakfast has eggs, sausages, potatoes, refried beans plus the usual danishes, bagels, cereals, waffles, fruit, juices, coffee, etc. I love parking by the room door. And Ventura is a great town with the Barrel House 101 my favorite restaurant with 100 beers on tap just a block down the street. Have nothing negative to say. Will return often to this motel.

    4
    « Emergency trip to California, very comfortable stay. »

    This was as close to the Community hospital (1.8 miles) that we could get and reasonably priced. We asked for a room for person with disabilities as my mother uses a walker and has some mobility issues and we got a ground floor room near the office; room 103. There is a tub but is does have grab bars so she was able to take a shower; she was just very careful. The room has been updated and we really enjoyed it; there is a microwave and refrig with a separate dressing area that has a table and chair. The beds were comfortable (my hips did not hurt and didn't have to sleep on top of the pillows...yea!). Plenty of plug-ins for devices and free internet - wireless not real fast but good enough. Breakfast was good; the standard eggs, sausage, potatoes but with pinto beans. Also has 2 waffle irons so everyone got there's without a long wait. Plenty of breads, juice and yogurt. There is a good supply of coffee, tea and fruit 24/7. Ice machine and vending machines by our room with water, other drinks and snacks. No smoking in the rooms but there is a comfortable smoking areas with benches by the pool. By the way, the pool is pretty large and has a hot tub though I didn't use it. Note: there is a diner next door at the Vagabond Inn that is really good diner food, reasonably priced; try the chicken fried steak. We ate there every evening. Short walk from our room.

    3
    « There Trying »

    This the second time we stayed here. The front desk staff are still not very friendly. The hotel is under upgrading and was very noisy at 7Am. The hotel is right next to the railroad tracks and the freeway. The breakfast was good and food fresh.

    5
    « Excellent Ventura Stay »

    Best Western Plus Inn Ventura is an excellent hotel choice in Ventura. We stayed here for 1 night and greatly enjoyed our stay. The hotel offers free parking, free internet and a decent complimentary Continental Breakfast. While the room is standard sized, the beds were comfortable, and the room was clean. There is an good-sized pool, along with a nice, warm hot tub. But, the best part of this hotel is the location. The hotel has easy access to Highway 101, is 5-10 minutes walking distance to the beach, and is 5-10 minutes walking distance to downtown. Overall, we had a great stay. Although the outside of the hotel didn't look too nice, for the price, we had an excellent stay. Will definitely stay here again when in Ventura. TIP: Do not book this hotel expecting an ocean-view room. Only a small portion of the rooms (~25%) have ocean view.

    1
    « Don't Stay Here! No ADA Rooms. »

    There was a homeless encampment outside my room which had bars on the window like a prison. Homeless men were going thru the dumpsters and old railroad cars. There was trash and they were drinking. I had requested a handicapped room and was told there were none due to construction. The appearance of the whole hotel is awful. The hotel is in disrepair. The price is a rip-off for quality of hotel and room. There was a loud party in the room next to mine which woke me up at 1:00 am. If I could get a refund of $130.03 which I paid for this hotel I would pursue it.

    4
    « Compliment »

    This hotel was very nice..the exterior needs updating, but the interior room was very nice and clean. We like staying at BW and can see that all are working on the same decor...the bed and bedding was great! They are currently working on the exterior..just outdated. The staff was so nice, breakfast was really good. This location was so convient to downtown and the Harbor Village, we will be back!

    4
    « Great Stay! »

    Carlos is an outstanding General Manager. He made us feel valued and welcome and offered great maps and suggestions for the Ventura area. He warned us about the train noise and offered earplugs, but we did not find the trains to be a problem. Hotel is super convenient to pier and downtown and has nice view rooms available. Our room had been recently remodeled and was very comfortable. Will definitely return!

  • 3
    « Worth the Price! »

    Truth be told, I usually stay at the Best Western in Carpinteria; however, this Best Western is half the price at just a few miles down the road! I rated it average because it's an old building with the doors right on the sidewalk of the courtyard. I don't especially like hearing much foot traffic outside my door, but the rooms are newly refurbished with all the amenities I need- hair dryer; microwave; computer desk; flat screen TV. For a one or two night stay, it's worth the price. The desk staff is great and the little kitchen for a quick breakfast snack is clean and quaint. This is the perfect spot for a weary traveler who just wants a short stay.

    4
    « Good budget hotel »

    This is a good budget hotel that is just a couple of blocks from Main Street in Ventura. They are definitely trying to spruce everything up and make it a lot nicer, with a number of improvements on the docket. The staff is always gracious and accommodating. The breakfast is the same thing, so it needs a little variety, but overall quite filling.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Oscar and Esperanza were very accommodating. Especially Oscar. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay. Oscar helped us carry our bags to our room since we both had shoulder problems and were struggling to carry our bags upstairs. He was there to help us bring the bags back down. Thank you, Oscar.

    5
    « Excellent Place to Stay »

    This is a very nice hotel. The location in walking distance to the beach, which was very nice. There's a nice family restaurant next door. The breakfast was well done. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    5
    « Excellent customer service »

    Fantastic overall cannot complain. Really looking forward to the ongoing remodel of this location. This team provides exception customer service and they always make sure you have everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

    4
    « Nice rooms, good location, great value »

    Did a quick one night stay here on a recent Winter road trip while visiting Channel Islands National Park. The location is downtown and close to Main street and other thoroughfares including access to the freeway. There is a train that goes by behind the property, but we didn't have noise issues after we went to bed. Rooms are clean, updated and the use of the space is excellent. Front desk check-in was efficient and the clerk gave great area advice.

    4
    « Excellent Location »

    The location is perfect. Walking distance to downtown Ventura shopping, park, theatres, restaurants, bars, etc. The beach and the pier are also just a short walk away. Many of the rooms have a nice view of the ocean, even though it is over the freeway. The train is very close, but the noise didn't bother us. The free breakfast is very good, with potatoes, sausage, eggs, beans, waffles, breads, fruit, cereal, juices, etc. We had a great corner room, spacious and clean. Even though the room was recently remodeled, it unfortunately showed the typical So California lack of skilled craftsmanship with grout missing in the base board tiles and the back splash pulled away from the counter top in the bathroom. Either the heater didn't work or we couldn't figure it out, so we were very cold during the night. I mentioned this to the clerk in the morning, but she wasn't very concerned. It wasn't a big deal, but the lotion in the bathroom had been used and was half empty. We had dinner at the next door Vagabond Restaurant, which was homey and delicious. All in all, I would definitely stay there again for the view, the breakfast and the location.

    4
    « Good Value for the Money »

    Good location. Good breakfast with choices and good size eating area. Parking was good. Clean and friendly. I will book for next time. I recommend it for family with children. Noise level was acceptable.

    5
    « Great staff (Maria) on Christmas Eve »

    We came here as a family (my parents and son) to visit my sister (who resides in Ventura) and her family for Christmas. The room was clean and renovated and a great value for the price. We had some trouble getting the new/fancy heater to work. When called upon, Maria, the night shift front desk associate came to our room and attempted to fix the unit. Although it wasn't fixed right away, she handled herself with the utmost care, sensitivity to the situation, and kindness any guest could hope for. Having worked in the hotel industry before, it's rare to find this type of customer service. I will certainly be back any time I'm in town. I also recommend an early morning run across the bridge into the beach trail. It was a beautiful way to start the day.

    4
    « Well Maintained and great value »

    Good value, excellent location and access to 101, beaches and downtown. Very clean, accommodating staff, loved being able to park in front of the room. Room had newer tv, heat, etc. nicely remodeled with laid back charm. Bath amenities (soap, shampoo, etc.) first rate. Hot breakfast included - a definite plus. Definitely will be back!

  • 4
    « Best Western Ventura »

    The hotel is close to the fairgrounds and main street shops. Clean and simple hotel with all amenities needed to stay over night. The bushes in the parking area are very sharp and I recommend that you park back from them a distance to keep from scratching your vehicles paint. I'll stay there again next time thru Ventura. Park smart!!

    4
    « Walk to town »

    The hotel room was clean and the guests were quiet. ***3 blocks to theatre, restaurants, and shopping. We were in town for a concert at the Ventura Theatre and were able to walk there and back. The train runs behind the hotel but since we are used to trains, it wasn't that big of a deal. Not a luxurious hotel, but very well groomed, and a great breakfast included in a price that's fair for the location. Our room was in the back and had a small window with a view of the ocean :)

    4
    « Excellent location, very professional staff »

    I have been using the BW Inn Ventura every month for business reasons. It was always a great pleasure to stay there. The rooms are very clean and spacious, the location of the hotel is perfect in a walking distance from Main Street with its restaurants, and offices.

    5
    « Pleasantly surprised at this hotel. You will not be disappointed! »

    We stayed in Ventura for my daughter's softball tournament and decided on this hotel for its price and distance to the park. To be completely honest, as we pulled in my wife and I looked at each other because we thought it was one of those instances where a big chain hotel buys an hold motel and just slaps their logo on it but doesn't really change anything. However from the lobby to the moment we opened the door, Best Western really did an upgrade on this place. Yes the place looks a bid dated but the room is completely upgraded with new amenities and remodeled to feel and look contemporary. If you were just inside, you'd easily think you were at a Hilton or Marriott. The lobby is also contemporary with 2 new computers for anyone's use. More importantly they also serve a hot breakfast, not just bagels and coffee. Our daughters loved it and we all had a great time. Would definitely recommend it and would stay here again.

    5
    « A good night's sleep »

    This hotel is conveniently located, has a great breakfast, and very nice rooms. We stay here several times a year. We have been staying at this location Best Western for about 12 years. In that time period, it became a Best Western Plus. The amenities and rooms have been upgraded, and we appreciate the changes.

    3
    « Nice property, odd series of events »

    My husband and I spent ten days in California over Thanksgiving and this was our second stop. I had no trouble making reservations. We arrived on Sunday night, right before sundown, hoping to take a walk and watch sunset. The front desk staff member indicated that the hotel was mostly empty, but they'd had a busy weekend. She told us that she had a lovely king room available on the first floor. We arrived in our room. It was nicely decorated, newly refurbished, but the air conditioning wouldn't turn on. I asked for assistance from Housekeeping, as they were still milling about, and they had no luck. I went to the front desk and told the staff member that the air wouldn't kick on and that the screen wasn't working. She stated that there is no screen, that no information actually appears in the thermostat's display. She came down and looked at it, said we were right, that it wasn't working, and basically said, "so sorry." I asked that we be moved to a room with working air, and she said that all she had was a room with two beds on the second floor. WHAT? I thought you told me that the hotel was mostly empty? I said no thanks, we are not interested in two double beds, but that I did expect some discount on our room rate. I left the front desk and by the time I walked the 100 feet to our room, she was on the phone with my husband and had FOUND A KING ROOM on the second floor. I asked for the key card so that we could check that the air did work there, and it did. We moved our few things to the second floor room and returned the keys for the first floor room. Oddly, as soon as we touched the thermostat, the display popped on and told us the current temp. Wait, I was told that there was no display in the room below! Just an odd series of events and conversations...... This room was also very nicely refurbished. There is a nice vanity right outside the bathroom that separates the room, very nice touch. Both of our rooms had a decent sized mini-fridge that worked very well. The hotel is very near the train tracks and the train runs regularly. We were at the front of the hotel, but still could hear it....even before and after the requisite whistle sounded. The beds, pillows, and linens were all new and of nice quality.

    4
    « Comfortable Stay »

    We had spent the previous night in a horrible hotel and this was a very pleasant change while visiting. The room was clean, quiet, comfortable, and no strange odors. This is a place one can relax in with no worries.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Hotel was clean, the breakfast was great and the bed was comfy. The train and the freeway were a little annoying, but not enough to ruin our stay. The beach is only a few minutes (walking) away. That was nice. Hotel staff was very friendly. I would stay here again.

    5
    « Greatly improved! »

    As I have stayed here before, the first time not so impressed, I came with an open mind. Right away I noticed the renovations being done to the property. The room that I stayed in is facing the beach and right next to the train tracks. Although the train passes at least every hour, it was not bothersome. The room was extremely clean, no trash, dust, or weird smells were present. The bed is extremely comfortable and pillows are soft and fluffy. I am looking forward to staying here often as my project will run until the end of the year.

    4
    « Road trip »

    We're returning guests because of the location to the beach, clean and comfortable room, nice breakfast service and last but definitely not least the friendly service??a special thank you to Monique Barajas for all you did to make our stay comfortable! Amy and Ryan

  • 5
    « Great Find! »

    Stayed here one night with family. Great redecorated rooms and super comfortable beds. Receptionists Cindy and Kelsey were extremely friendly and helpful. They are also working on an exterior facelift. Great location. One block from beach. Would certainly stay again.

    2
    « Okay for a quick overnight during a long road trip »

    The check in staff was not friendly, only interested in minimal interaction & no smile. Our room was small & had hair left in the shower from a previous guest, gross... The pool is right next to a busy street, not inviting. However, the breakfast was the redeeming quality. Very good!

    5
    « Cyndy is the best! »

    Came into town for a wedding, we were greeted by cyndy and although check in is at 4 she was able to get us in early. Big thank you!! She was also very helpful when it came to directions and gave us recommendations of local restaurants . We didn't have breakfast at the hotel but that's an awesome amenity. We will be back

    5
    « Always happy with my stay...... »

    Have been staying here once or twice a year for the past 10 years. Location is great, rooms always updated, property well taken care of. As I have to make this post 200 words, I will keep rambling. Main Street is about 2-3 blocks away with restaurants, bars and shops.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Touring campuses for college. Four guys in one room. Plenty of space. On approach, the property is located in an average area. Not sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised; the place appears brand new inside. Our stay was short but very nice.

    4
    « Quick Drive to the Nearby Ventura Harbor »

    Stayed for just 1 night before my boat ride to Channel Islands in the morning. Not a big fan of the dated hotel exterior, but the room interior design was okay. Check in only took like 2 minutes, and the front desk clerk lady seemed friendly. Didn't use the hotel's toiletries since I had brought my own. Bathroom was well lit and shower water pressure was just right. Thought it was a little weird that the hair dryer was kept in the closet and not in the bathroom. Slept easily through the night, with no noise and in a very comfortable bed. Enjoyed the variety of breakfast foods offered (sweet pastries, sausages, bagels, make your own fresh waffles, eggs, OJ, hot coffee, and an assortment of tea bags). Wished there was bacon as well, but everything they did have was delicious.

    5
    « Wedding of family »

    I want to applaud night desk clerk named Maria! She helped with a securing a cancellation with Hotwire and answered a series of important questions! Also Oscar was one of the friendliness maintenance man I ever met at hotels! He assisted me in getting a iron that worked promptly so we wouldn't be late for a family wedding!

    4
    « Great Stay »

    A great place for a few overnights while visiting the beach and downtown Ventura. The staff is the best. Leticia and Cyndy are at the front desk and they really went out of their way to make my stay comfortable and just right for me. When I had a simple problem with the cable, Leticia sent Oscar, who was at my room in less than 5 minutes. Not only did he remedy the problem quickly, but he also drew me a map of locations I might wish to visit while in Ventura. The hotel's breakfast is delicious and warm. Perfect way to fuel up for the day ahead with waffles, eggs, bacon, and oatmeal as well as breaded items and cereals and fruit. The rooms are very clean and easy to sleep in and that is really important to me. I did not feel skeeved out when I opened the door to my room. It was clean and comfortable with no smells an no sounds. Traveling alone, I felt secure - like Leticia, Cyndy, and Oscar had my back. Every time I'd see one of them, they'd addess me by my first name and ask me how my stay was going. Pretty cool. The pool area is clean and a perfect place to enjoy the end of a great beach day. There are umbrellas to keep you shaded and the area is well maintained.

    4
    « Great Value »

    This place ended up being a great value. We staid there for two nights in order to visit Channel Island National Park. Location is very good, close to the beach. Rooms are fairly modern and breakfast was included and reasonably good. All in all, this place ended up being an excellent value.

    5
    « Location - location - location »

    We really enjoyed this hotel. Just a short walk to the beach - I enjoyed a beautiful morning walk to the pier every day. It's also a close walk to downtown. (There is a homeless population in the general area, but they were never a concern and never caused us any troubles). The room was comfortable, but small. The bed was comfortable. The shower, as many older hotels had trouble maintaining a steady temperature. Breakfast was the same every morning. Scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, and the best re-fried beans I've ever had, along with typical continental fair. Air-conditioner worked perfectly, which was important since two of our eight days was over 100 degrees. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Any concerns were immediately taken care of. They made an effort to meet our special requests. Nice pool (too cold for me, but I'm sure that wouldn't bother most) and a small hot tub. TV worked great with HBO. We'll be back.

  • 5
    « Great Choice, wish I could have stayed longer. »

    Coming from Mission Bay going to LA we decided to overnight there. I'm only sorry we couldn't stay longer and enjoy the area. The hotel was very nice, clean and my room was recently remodeled and the room and bathroom came beautiful, see pics. The staff was friendly and I was fortunate to have a friendly chat with Carlos the manager who had a wealth of info about the area. Free breakfast in the lobby was adequate. Free use of the Internet and free boarding pass printing was very helpful!

    5
    « So good we came back »

    After staying here on our first trip to Ventura in 2012 we had no hesitation in returning again this year. Breakfast just as good as before with a nice selection. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub each evening. Our room was fine and nice and cold. The location is near the train station and bus route so good for us as we had no car. Will defintely stay again when we return to Ventura next year.

    5
    « Still excellent 2 years on »

    We stayed here 2 years ago due to the excellent location and we were not disappointed then or on this latest trip- we looked forward to returning and it was just as good, the same high standards. We arrived early but Alice on the front desk checked us in and we were given a lovely cool and spacious room. Everything worked, spacious fridge, great coffee maker. I found everything clean, big bathroom, nice toiletries. For various reasons we spent more time in our room that we usually do and it was a really comfortable haven- the recliner was so comfortable and welcome and the bed so inviting. There is a pool which we didn't use this time, and the lobby has 2 computers that are free to use, as well as the good wifi. The staff are friendly and pleasant, we had some nice chats with Alice who is a great ambassador for the hotel. We look forward to returning next time we are in Ventura.

    4
    « one night halt, impressed »

    it feels like a motel, but not in a bad way. the rooms are nice and spacious, the freeway is nearby, the breakfast is nice and the wifi is strong. cant expect much more. the proce was right. i would stay again

    5
    « Oscar is amazing! »

    My stay at Ventura was during a business trip. Oscar the Maintenance Engineer was amazing. He was kind and courteous. My stay with Best Western was enhanced due to the excellent customer service Oscar provided during my stay. I will definitely make a point to visit and stay again

    5
    « Nice Place To Stay, Good Location »

    We arrived at this hotel about 11am and did not expect to get access to room until mid/late afternoon, however, we were offered a room with partial ocean view straight away, which we gladly excepted. It was explained at the time that the railway track ran close to the room, however the two trains that did go by at night were passenger trains and passed quickly with minimum noise. The room was excellent, very clean and it had a very comfortable bed. The modern air conditioning unit was very quite compared to what we had encountered up until then. Breakfast was good with a fair selection of food available, would not hesitate to stay here again as it is in an good location for the beach and Downtown.

    4
    « VACATION IN VENTURA »

    Our stay at the Best Western in Ventura was neither more or less than what we expected. Two complaints we had were, 1. The carpet in the room was filthy. Not to look at but if you walk from the bed to the bathroom, the bottom of your feet will be black. 2nd. Although the room was a "non smoking" room, the room smelled of tobacco.

    5
    « Beauty out of ashes; a bad beginning turned into a great experience, ... »

    The front desk woman was curt, rude, angry, and short with my wife. She blamed other co-workers for the rude phone manners. Oscar, the maintenance man, took over, & was a godsend. We enjoyed our stay!

    5
    « Nicest, affordable motel in Ventura »

    I have had to visit Ventura 4 times this year and have stayed in 4 different motels, but this Best Western was the best of all. The other motels were not only scary with some of the cliental, but without basics such as hair dryers, and one without air conditioning on the hottest weekend of the year. I did the shopping, so don't bother with any of the others, stay at this Best Western.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Highway 101 North. Take the California Street Exit, turn right on Thompson Boulevard. Continue three blocks to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura. ·From: Highway 101 South. Take the Ventura Avenue Exit, turn right on Thompson Boulevard. Continue eight blocks to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura.