Best Western Plus Hotel Inn of Ventura,  Ventura

4.0/5  - based on 969 guest reviews.
708 E Thompson Boulevard, 93001-2916, Ventura, United States - See map
+1 805 648 3101 +1 805 648 4019

Destination

Dates

Your room

> Room 1

1 adult

 

Hotel advantages

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
based on 969 traveler reviews
See more comments >>
Photo gallery :
Welcome to the Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura! Please be aware: Our hot tub will be permanent closed. 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, full hot breakfast buffet is available every morning, featuring hot waffles and sweet pastries, fresh fruits, a cereal and yogurt selection, bacon, eggs, beans and potatoes. 100% Arabica Farmer Brothers® Artisan Collection coffee and tea 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! We are making improvements to the exterior of our property to better serve our guest. Improvements begin daily at 9am-5:30pm with an estimated completion date of May 24, 2018. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we improve our property.

See rates and availability

 
Room 1

Guest reviews


in partnership withtrip advisor img
based on 969 guest reviews
 
NOTE ISSUED REFER TO NOTICE SUMMARY NOTES
Excellent
 
314
Verygood
 
407
Medium
 
149
Poor
 
60
Horrible
 
39
Business Business 122
Couples Couples 385
Family Family 266
Friends getaway Friends getaway 72
Solo travel Solo travel 64
Cleanliness
Location
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Value
Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura,Ventura
  • 4
    « Comfortable! »

    Full disclosure: this review is based off our one night stay. 1. The staff were very friendly at check in and check out and made us feel welcome. 2. The hotel IS currently undergoing renovations so the OUTSIDE does not look great. But don't let that scare you! 3. The room itself was updated nicely, the bed was firm and very comfortable. There was a window in the bathroom, which I love for natural light. The room was clean. I love having a fridge and microwave. 4. The location is great. Our room had an ocean view. It's very close (walking distance) to several restaurants, a park, and the ocean. I was a little worried that there would be a lot of noise from highway traffic and there were train tracks right outside our window, but with the windows closed we didn't hear any cars or trains. 5. The hotel felt safe. Our room was in a corner that is near the renovation/construction. Honestly, I was worried it would be dark when we got back late at night because it was quite a dark corner in the daytime, but it was very well lit at night. The area feels pretty safe as well. 6. The lobby is welcoming and renovated. There's a nice little continental breakfast. 7. I didn't give a perfect review because the trash cans should be emptied more frequently (there was a trash can right outside our door that was overflowing from check in to check out, and also the one in the breakfast room was overflowing). There were fingerprints in the window facing the ocean, so the window could use some cleaning. Overall we had a good experience and we would stay there again and recommend it to others.

    3
    « UNDER CONStRUCTION ! Beware! »

    Early April 2018,and staying here with my husband on a business trip. Although the rooms will be very nice once finished, this place is being remodeled extensively. Our room is located in a corner, with rooms, stairwells, walkways all being worked on during our stay. Power tools, workmen, bang bang bang whirrr, whirrr. (one even opened our door this morning, not knowing the room was occupied!). Unless you plan just to stay to sleep, I would not stay here until renovations are complete. If you must stay here, demand a discount.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Good location can walk to town and a short drive to beach, friendly, helpful staff. Clean comfortable rooms with internet provided and a comfortable bed. The breakfast room was clean and tidy and the breakfast was good with a variety of choices. Will stay here again

    5
    « Excellent stay, renewed room. »

    I really like the hotel location, walking distance from beach and downtown. My room was a renewed one, was really clean. Included breakfasts is good and staff is friendly. I was invited to come back any time.

    5
    « Very good, very nice, nice people, niece location »

    Very nicely located near the pier and the coast in walking distance. Very friendly people, decent rates. The breakfast girl Rosa is doing an excellent job! So is Donald at the reception. Nothing for yuppies, but excellent for down-to-earth people who love Amefican way of life type of motels.

    4
    « Anniversary Trip »

    The Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura was satisfactory in all levels. We understood that it was going through remodeling, which was not an issue at all. The room was comfortable, and the breakfast was fantastic!

    4
    « A friendly place to stay! »

    From the early, or very late night Check-in, we were welcomed with friendly smiles. The included breakfast was very tasty! The people who work in the breakfast area were awesome! Roger was a very funny and kind man, and Rosa did a great job keeping the food coming! The rooms were clean and comfortable. The roll away cot however was not! All in all, it was a very pleasant stay!

    5
    « Why I always stay at the Best Western Plus in Ventura, CA »

    Both trips were for one week. I wanted a place with breakfast. This was the only one. I wanted a place that reasonable in price. I also wanted a place that was very clean. This hotel is two blocks off Main St. in Ventura, just across from the park. Everything is within walking distance. Other hotels if attending events or meeting others. Walk all of downtown from this hotel! The beach is right behind it! The hotel is very clean. They have almost completed the remodeling since my first stay. The first floor has laminate wood flooring, for easy cleaning! I stayed upstairs, and I must say, all the work done was good. No slanting countertops, no gobs of caulking around the NEW porcelain tubs, and the granite counters are straight! I did not see this quality at the Hyatt or Westin! The vanity area for make up is great, with a good light, just outside the bathroom. The beds are new and WAY too comfortable. Makes you want to stay in! The breakfast is a full breakfast with attendees nearby, for those who are still asleep and can't find a spoon. (Me!) What I liked the best that I have not seen anywhere else yet? The little LED light, in the bathroom fan that works on a motion sensor. WOW! You walk in, in the middle of the night and it auto comes on, just enough to see but not interrupt your sleep! While you're not moving, it goes off. I prefer this hotel, to the others in Ventura.

    5
    « Very Friendly and perfect location »

    We were greeted with a smile! Location was absolutely perfect within walking distance to some great nightlife! Room was comfortable and clean and newly remodeled. Continental breakfast was a nice start to the day. I'd definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Best Hotel in Ventura County »

    The rooms are the comfiest I've ever stayed in. The hotel staff is full of the kindest people, Rosa helped tremendously while I was searching the huge selection of breakfast items. You can tell the location is well cared for. I will be back!

  • 4
    « Comfortable room at a low rate. »

    We stayed here due to recent mandatory evacuations in our area. Room was comfortable and quite large. There were quite a few options at the included breakfast. Hotel near downtown and in nice weather, an easy walk to the beach and pier.

    3
    « Not Sure This is a Plus Yet »

    This property is under renovations! We have stayed at many BW Plus hotels and have always been impressed with the quality. We were not overly impressed with this one. Nor were we impressed with the employee who checked us in. She was a bit rude when we asked how this hotel is a 'plus'. Granted that question may have come across as rude, but we really wanted to know. The checking out person was much more pleasant. Though our remodeled room was clean and functional (sort of - closet doors were really short?), the property is more of a Motel 6 like feel. The bed was quite uncomfortable for us. It is right next to the freeway and train trussel, so noise was somewhat of an issue. The pool water was green, not sure if it was even available for use. The breakfast was typical free breakfast stuff. Maybe, once they finish their remodel it will become a BW Plus. Right now, it's just a BW Plus want-to-be!

    2
    « Avoid this Hotel at all costs! »

    Don't be fooled by the Plus designation of this hotel; it's clearly a mistake. It's undergoing renovation which might explain why finding a parking spot is always a struggle. The spaces are too narrow for most modern day vans and construction trucks are forced to straddle 2 spaces. Some other features are: No USA newspapers at this site. TV in breakfast room is only allowed to be set to local stations (according to desk gal I asked to change it) Water heater temp set so low it is impossible to get a hot shower or bath. There is no gym. Rooms are very small; none come with 2 queen beds. This location is almost sitting on tracks; 5 trains roll through every night. Their "business office" consists of 2 computers in the entry way/breakfast area. Difficult to get any serious work done. Not sure this hotel will become any more desirable when its redo is complete. it will still have outside entrances to each room and they will remain small.

    4
    « Comfortable, Quiet, and Convenient »

    My husband and I were in town to visit my son and his family. We have been trying different hotels to see which one is a keeper. This one is in the running. The room was more than adequate. The staff was friendly and the morning breakfast room was very nice with varied food choices. (A shout-out to Rosa and Lorena, our friendly breakfast ladies.) The hotel is convenient to the downtown Ventura area, the beach, and our son's house.

    4
    « Mudslide Evacuee »

    TripAdvisor app crapped out on me so this second review will be short.... All hotels were sold out due to evacuations and I ended up getting a room here by sheer luck. I ended up staying the two extra nights here because Alice, the front desk person, was incredibly helpful, quick thinking and accomadating. THANK YOU ALICE! The hotel is getting remodeled and my room was nice , with a bath and the bed was pretty darn good. This isn't a high end hotel by any means, nor is that its intention, but if you are passing through and need something clean and economic with great staff then stay here.

    4
    « Ventura Inn »

    We were there on a very quiet week after New Years on way to LA. It was cheaper that week. Breakfast was good. Parking area was under construction but no problems from it. We will stay there next time.

    2
    « Reviews not accurate »

    I booked a couple of rooms at this hotel for a family vacation and arrived before the rest of my crew. This is not a nice place in terms of location, rooms, lobby, pool. I knew the rest of my family would not want to stay here. I called BW central reservations and they immediately refunded my entire stay. Thus the reason for 2 stars. I don't think I am the first guest to have this reaction.

    3
    « Very Average »

    My wife and I stayed at the Best Western Plus Inn Of Ventura to break up the drive from San Francisco to San Diego. We have stayed at a number fo Best Western Plus hotels and found this one to be the least attractive of any of the properties. The exterior of the hotel looks early 1960s - vines that used to climb up the hotel are dead and hanging from old supports, the drainpipes are all oddly hanging down from the 2nd floor bent in at a support midway, the exterior hallways bend in and out looking like either a design flaw or significant movement has occurred. In other words, very unappealing! The rooms are better - simply decorated with reasonable decor - but not terribly inviting. The room and bathroom were both very clean. The bed was comfortable - a key factor in any stay. A few other things to note: >Included breakfast is the typical mix of unhealthy options - expected - but we passed and spent a few dollars to eat a real breakfast next door. >We had planned to walk across a pedestrian overpass to eat dinner at a restaurant on the water. Be aware - the pedestrian overpass is closed indefinitely making access to the beach longer and much less appealing. >The noise level was fairly high - including 2 people yelling at each other late at night on the sidewalk and a car alarm that went off around midnight. >The internet service was spotty - generally slow with periodic complete outages. A convenient location on the way to LA or beyond - but far from our favorite Best Western!

    5
    « Good stay »

    Alice is the whole reason why we decided to stay at the Ventura best western she is an absolutely amazing person very good at her job. There really needs to be a gym and hot tub on the facility but as long as Alice is there I will return

    4
    « My New Go-To Place to Stay in Ventura »

    I used to stay at the Country Inn when I came to Ventura for Christmas, but now that it's been sold it's way too expensive for what it is. So I tried the Best Western this time, and was really happy with my choice! The rooms have been redone and are very comfortable, the staff are really friendly and helpful, and the complimentary breakfast is good (although I came at Christmas and there aren't very many tables, so I had to take it back to my room). All in all, a very nice though basic place to stay!

  • 5
    « Great place! »

    We had just driven 500 miles and we were beat. It was a treat to check into a nice, clean and quiet room. We needed a cocktail and dinner and followed the advise of the desk clerk and we were able to walk to a great restaurant. Wish we would have had more time to enjoy the beach and this facility.

    4
    « Repeat Visit »

    I stay here because it is convenient, clean & usually the least expensive. It has a very convenient location: 2 blocks to the Beach, 2 blocks to Downtown, & 1 block to the Art Gallery Cindy & Leticia are always friendly & helpful in comparison to the other front desk staff. The new floors are clean, the pillows soft, the bed was a bit hard. I would have liked an extra blanket. The price varies and is usually on the high end, but there aren't many hotels to choose from in Ventura. The breakfast is just awful: Unhealthy & chemical laden, powdered eggs, odd sausage, beans (no tortillas or cheese), they syrup is not maple syrup at all. The hotel is adjacent to the train, which stops down the street... so you will hear the train.

    4
    « Second stay at this hotel »

    Once again I was very satisfied with the quality of the room that looked recently remodeled and resembled a mini suite. The bed and pillows were great and the room was quiet. The breakfast was a standard hot breakfast including sausage, eggs, potatoes, assorted juices, coffee and pastries. I also ate some of the melons but did not sample the yogurt or cereals. My only issue was with the high speed internet. I tried on several occasions to log in and kept getting the message, "firewall authentication failed, please try again." I would verify the password given to me at check in but to no avail. The hotel offered a phone number for trouble-shooting but I was too tired to deal with that and just used my cell phone data. This hotel in located near downtown and only minutes from the hospital and medical offices. It is about three blocks from the beach and the Ventura Pier. I was in and out this time so ate nearby and did not go to the beach. Also there was smoke in the air from the Thomas Fire so I went to a nearby restaurant then back to the room. I was there only one night for a followup with my surgeon the following day.

    1
    « Not worth the money »

    The front desk staff & especially the manager is rude & unhelpful. The rooms are noisey you can hear people in the next rooms, when someone takes a shower it sounds like a river is running through your room. Tiles unfinished, wallpaper coming apart and very expensive for a room & services that aren't better than a motel 6.

    4
    « midweek get away »

    We had gone to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley that day. We wanted to stay by the ocean it was 30 miles from Simi Valley. It was very nice close to the ocean..Very nice room & the breakfast was good with lots of choices.

    4
    « Comfy room »

    Stopped on route in Ventura and needed an inexpensive room for the night. Very pleased. Room was clean, towels were nice, and bed was comfy. Room appeared to be updated and had a microwave, frig, and even an ironing beard. Outside of building appears to be in the process of an update. Staff was very friendly. Room included a free breakfast which we did not take advantage of, but it looked good. Plan to stay here again on route home.

    1
    « Should not qualify as a Best Western Plus »

    We have stayed at several of the BW plus motels. Until this one they were great, with a comfortable bed. This motel is not in the plus category. First BW motel I have slept in with an uncomfortable mattress. And decrepide feeling.

    4
    « A reasonable price for the area »

    This was the second time we've stayed at the Inn of Ventura. Its not fancy and it has exterior hotel room doors, so if security is an issue, this is probably not the hotel for you. But, its relatively clean and relatively quiet, and it is just a pedestrian overpass away from the Ventura Pier.

    5
    « A Ventura, Ca gem »

    This Best Western Plus is great! It is reasonably priced, has a nice location, a great breakfast, and a nice pool. We have been staying here for about the past 10 years. We visit family while in the area, and generally stop by Ventura Harbor on the way home. I recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area.

    4
    « Affordable, Clean, Quiet, Close to Downtown »

    Clean room, nice beds, good free breakfast and free parking. Walking distance to downtown restaurants. Reasonable price. Great for one or two night stay.Check-in was quick. Express checkout is a plus.

  • 4
    « Convenient, clean, quiet »

    Pleasant staff, clean room, comfortable bed. The fan/light in the bathroom was a bit strange, with a sickly, green nightlight that continuously flashed on and off at random intervals, but it was not visible from the bed, so not an issue for sleeping comfort.

    4
    « Central to everything in Ventura! »

    My BFF visiting from CT and myself (Santa Cruz, CA) spent three nights/days here while we explored all that Ventura, SB, and Ojai had to offfer. When in Ventura, we were able to leave the car parked and walk downtown, to the beach, etc. Nice breakfast in the morning. Helpful staff. Room and accomodation was perfect for us.

    2
    « Bad night's sleep »

    The hotel has been recently remodeled.. It's very clean and in good repair. The neighborhood is great with many historical buildings and great restaurants. Unfortunately, this hotel scrimped on the cost of beds. My bed was as hard as a sheet of plywood. If you need a good night's rest, I would avoid this place.

    5
    « Great place to stay. »

    Excellent value at this hotel. Clean room with all amenities. Pleasant surprise! Location is close to freeway, but also close to downtown shops and restaurants. Ate at a great sports bar downtown, and enjoyed checking out the shops.

    4
    « Loved it »

    Summertime what friends I was invited I love Best Westerns the bed was so soft the breakfast was outstanding is pet friendly the customer service is awesome check-in and check-out hours fast and it was peaceful to sleep even have a full to capacity with people I will definitely be staying again

    4
    « First but not last visit »

    We discovered Ventura by accident 6yrs ago in passing and decided on this trip we would stay a night to explore more. Reading the reviews made it a difficult choice but we were glad we chose here. Ideally placed to walk into the historic district and to the beach. Nice staff. Good breakfast - not a full cooked breakfast but more than just cereal and juice.

    2
    « Unfriendly & Dirty »

    Alice at the front desk was very unfriendly. When I arrived to check in she didn't even greet me with a smile or any type of warm welcome. I also have never encountered a hotel so unwilling to help with a credit card authorization. She said there was no way she could accept a credit card authorization for me to use a card that I am an authorized user on. I worked at Hyatt and we handled credit card authorizations daily for business travelers and other guests. I guess you don't accept people traveling on business with their company card either then? The only good thing about the hotel was the waffles at breakfast. The bathroom was dirty and not up to pair for a $100 a night hotel.

    5
    « Another excellent stay! »

    Once again we stayed at this hotel and once again we were delighted with our stay. The staff really make the effort to keep the hotel spotlessly clean, housekeeping is very efficient. The rooms are well equipped and comfortable and we found the hotel to be very quiet, we slept very well. The location is wonderful, everywhere is easy to walk to. Special thanks again to Alice for looking after us, she is a great asset to the hotel. I can't wait for my next visit.

    4
    « Great Breakfast, service, location »

    The service was excellent. Everyone was very friendly. The interior decor of the rooms was nice and clean with lots of space - including a separate dressing vanity with chair and mirror and counter. The breakfast selection was excellent! The price was very reasonable for S CAL. The outside looked a little run down but they are planning a renovation of the exterior.

    1
    « Didn't visit »

    Not sure who I should complain about whether the hotel and Expedia or hotels.com booked a room through hotels.com wanted to cancel it so I called the hotel they told me they have no record of my reservation cannot cancel what you don't have so I sent hotel.com an email asking they had no record of it and that I wanted to cancel got no help from them or an answer to my email then I got charged for a no show my dilemma is do I should blame hotels.com because I couldn't find my reservation that I made today and all the hotel that apparently phone my l Hotels.com because I couldn't find my reservation that I made today and all the hotel that apparently phone my my reservation in order to charge me for a no show any comments on this

  • 4
    « Relax in the outdoor pool »

    Front desk staff were friendly and efficient. Rooms were large with refrigerator and coffee maker. Pool area provides a nice place to relax after a day of travel. Breakfast was great. Good selection of hot and cold options available for guests. Location was close to major roads but far enough away to get a good night sleep. It is only a short walk to the ocean.

    3
    « Updated old Best Western hotel in Ventura. Pool by street. Quite close to harbor »

    Nice updated room (for an old Best Western). 2 story structure without elevator. There were train tracks right behind our room. We heard and felt trains once, but it did not wake us at night. There was a pool but it was in a fenced area right by road. Not a relaxing location so we didn't use it & can't comment on actual pool. Decent but typical hotel breakfast w eggs, sausage, pastries, cereal etc. included. It suited our purposes for a place to stay one night.

    2
    « Loud and noisy hotel »

    The walls are very thin. During our stay, the guests five or six rooms down were loud and partying late at night. Called into the desk attendant but he did nothing. Luckily, another guest, an older lady, kept yelling at them to shut it down. Paying $199/night to be kept up all night -- I can't recommend this hotel. It's overpriced and definitely not worth it.

    4
    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    My husband and I had concert tickets to the Granada Theatre on 9/23/17 so I tried to find a reasonable hotel in Santa Barbara and nearby vicinities but nothing was less than $250/night that weekend. So, in tried the Ventura area and found this Best Western for $125/night(weekends are a little higher, I believe) that included breakfast. I was apprehensive, thinking Ventura was like Oxnard, which my husband definitely would not stay. But when we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by the quiet beach town that had Victorian homes, a park nearby, walking distance to the beach, a variety of different kinds of restaurants , antique stores, novelty stores and even nice 2nd hand stores; also a grocery store nearby. The hotel was very clean and fairly quiet. I did hear the train but from my room it wasn't an issue. The room had a coffee maker and refrigerator. We had a queen room, which was good size with a good size bathroom, closet and dressing area. Breakfast consisted of eggs, sausage, toast, patatoes, oatmeal and waffles you can make; also various juices, coffee and fresh fruit. The only negative is that after a 3 hour drive, we arrived at 4:20pm (check in is 4) and our room was not ready. We were told it would be another 20 minutes. Didn't seem to be a big deal to the clerk and no apology, which I felt was not good customer service.

    3
    « Best western minus »

    Not up to usual standards of best western .on arrival was greeted by a cold and frosty person with apparently no customer skills . Location good room ok apart from bathroom fan that could not be switched off such a waste of electricity!! Breakfast average but having come from other best western without plus breakfast selection was much better . Pool ok but a bit dirty 6 out of 10

    4
    « Plain exterior, excellent rooms, breakfast & service »

    Don't judge this place by its old-style motel exterior. The rooms are totally updated, quiet, and comfortable. The air conditioning unit was whisper-quiet. Breakfast was better than average for a Best Western Plus. Staff all were friendly. Excellent value for Ventura. If you like seafood, try Lure Restaurant which is an easy walk from this hotel, in the town, not on the pier.

    1
    « Bugs inside the room. »

    There was a stupid cricket inside the room and we couldn't sleep for 2hrs until we found the cricket and kill it I even took a picture. I reported to the service guess and i got the worst excuse ever.

    5
    « Business Trip »

    Staff was very friendly. Best Western remodeled the rooms hard wood floors showers are nice. Microwave and refrigerator in the room very convenient air conditioner worked very nice. Breakfast was awesome. They serve yogurt, toppings for your yogurt or by itself, bread, bagels, danish, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereal, juice, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, waffle, scramble eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, refried beans. It is close to the beach, downtown, fairgrounds, and close to the freeway. Thanks Best Western

    4
    « Nice for the price. »

    The rooms are clean and house keeping does an excellent job. They are friendly. Also the Breakfast is excellent hot and good verity. Rosa and Nayeli kept the food full and everything was clean. They were very helpful to. The only downfall is the train blowing its horn. We heard it once at night but the rooms seem to have good sound proofing. This hotel is great for the value.

    5
    « very nice budget hotel »

    Recently renovated rooms, comfy bed, nice towels and toiletries. Great location to access downtown restaurants and the Ventura pier by walking. Included a decent breakfast, lots of options and the eggs were cooked! The breakfast staff was especially friendly. Do request a room away from the train tracks!

  • 4
    « Business »

    This a OLDER - Best Western however has had some remodeling. Rooms are comfortable and neat, the breakfast selection is very nice. Fresh fruit, juices, and other hot food to choose from. Easy access from the freeway and close to some nice restaurants. Could use some improvements to the building exterior.

    5
    « Excelente »

    We can't complain. Service was excellent and the breakfast we had attended by Rosa & Nayeli was amazing. Only thing I would add to the breakfast would be bacon. Room was really good, loved the bathroom.

    5
    « Great stop on the way up the coast. »

    We flew into LAX late on a Wednesday and wanted to get a bit out of town that night to avoid traffic the next morning. This was a great choice. Nice room. Loved that the floors are not carpet! Felt more clean. Great BW breakfast! Will stay here again!

    4
    « My Stay in Best Western Plus Inn if Ventura »

    Some rooms were under renovation during my stay. My room was upstairs, did not hear any train sound. Best to wear ear plugs! Room was a bit small but clean. Breakfast was not a wide variety like some other hotels. Stff was friendly. Location is central.

    5
    « Very nice place to stay. »

    The room was clean and well maintained. The staff was pleasant and professional. The complementary breakfast was one best I have had at a BW, even though it was a weekday. I will stay here again and recommend it. There is a train that runs behind the hotel, but we were in a room towards the front and didn't hear the train unless the window was open.

    3
    « One night stop »

    We only stop there for one night. The room was clean and spacious. It is close to a railway. The train woke me during the night and again early morning (before 6am) Breakfast included in the price we found quite high for a Best Western motel?

    2
    « Poor service »

    Poor service - they treat you like you're at a motel. The lady at check-in was rude. Later we needed towels and we had to go get them ourselves. The breakfast selection wasn't good. They had a sign posted about gluten free and dairy free products, but they didn't have anything but water. The price was too high for the amenities! It was clean and safe but that's it.

    1
    « dirty room, pubic hair in tub, wet carpet, never going to stay again »

    We have stayed at Best Westerns in the past relying on the chain to provide with us a clean room. We scheduled this stay to occur after 2 days of backpacking on Santa Cruz Island. We got to the hotel at about 700 PM eagerly anticipating a shower and early bed time as we were exhausted. When we arrived they had assigned us to one of the upper rooms. I asked to be moved to a lower level room, but she said they were sold out. When accepted the room, went up to find the windows open and all of the carpet wet (very wet). We were willing to overlook the wet carpet and the undesirable room location as we really just wanted a shower and to go to bed. I undressed and hopped in the shower, only to realize that it had not been cleaned!!!! There were dark black pubic hairs on the walls and tub. I was horrified. We searched the other hotels in town for a room. Couldn't find one. Apparently there was a festival of some sort in town. Spent the night, dirty, in the dirty, disgusting room because we had no other options. I will never stay at this Best Western again. I suggest you avoid this one, too.

    3
    « Weekend stay for Family reunion »

    THE room was very clean, but the drapes were broken and couldn't be moved. The breakfast buffet was pretty good and had a variety of food. The negatives are that the train is SO loud at night that it woke me up twice. The walls are thin and you can hear everything. The bed was decent, but not the best we slept on before. Good location, walking distance to everything.

    4
    « Good Value and Services »

    I always stay at this Best Western when travel to Ventura for business. The room is nice. The A/C is ductless type with wall thermostat. It is very quiet. The breakfast has everything I need to start the morning. There are many restaurants close by. This hotel is very close to the ocean.

  • 4
    « Review of Best Western Plus, Ventura, CA »

    Excellent location if you are visiting Ventura. Easy walking distance to everything including the beach and downtown. There are many restaurants, pubs and shopping located on Main St. We were in town to attend the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard which was just a few short miles down the freeway.

    4
    « Close to Everything »

    This Hotel was within walking distance to all that Ventura has to offer. It's staff is very accommodating and cheerful. Only thing to worry about is the homeless population in the area, but you will find it anywhere you choose to stay in Ventura. Close to beach, fairgrounds and Main St. shops. Enjoy!

    3
    « Average Motel with friendly staff »

    This motel ranks right in the middle of the pack. Nothing special here, but it is clean and has a friendly staff. The area is close to the beach and other sites to see in the area. If you are passing through and the price is right, then stop here.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Clean rooms and clean pool, the whole facility is well maintained. Everything is up-to-date, no noisy a/c but a modern unit. It is close to the beach and great restaurants. I can really recommend this hotel.

    3
    « Good hotel deal! »

    Great breakfast with lots of options to choose from. Nayeli the server was friendly, polite and welcoming. This hotel is located near downtown Ventura and minutes from Santa Barbara. I just want to recommend this hotel to everyone in general for the amenities, service and proximity to state and local beaches.

    4
    « Good base to explore Ventura »

    We really enjoyed our recent stay here. Motel is well located for downtown and the beach as it's about a 10 minute walk to each. The room was modern and clean with all the facilities expected in a Best Western - fridge, toiletries, coffee making facilities. The bed was very comfortable and gave a perfect nights sleep. Breakfast was good with fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, scrambled eggs and sausages, and a waffle maker. The staff were friendly and efficient, and there's a heated pool to cool off in at the end of the day. An ideal stop off for visitors to Ventura. Note on noise - we found it very peaceful and didn't notice the noise from the roads or railway other than the odd train horn on the morning we checked out. Other reviewers, however, have found it a problem so might be something to consider but it certainly wasn't an issue for us.

    5
    « Best value in Ventura »

    We had a recent visit with family and stayed at the BW Ventura. The hotel is immaculate with a plentiful breakfast and great location within walking distance to beach, restaurants and downtown.This hotel in Ventura is a great value for a family beach vacation in Southern California.

    3
    « Good value but noisy »

    Good value for the money and good location near downtown Ventura and beach. But Amtrak and freight trains run outside the back windows to many rooms. Very noisy at night. Air conditioning a bit hard to figure out. Tv remote didn't work. Staff very friendly and breakfast as expected for a best western.

    3
    « "'Looks like a dump" »

    This was my wife's first comment when we drove up to the hotel. Check in was fine. The room was nicely updated but we discovered active train tracks right behind the hotel. We could hear the whistle and the roar of the trains, especially the freight trains. They did a good job muffling the sound with new windows etc but it was still somewhat loud. However it did not keep us awake at night. It's a great location for walking to downtown Ventura, and it's within walking distance to the pier and some great places to eat. We ended up liking the location better than the hotel but it was 'ok'...

    5
    « Five stars on a budget! »

    I stayed at this hotel for five nights in late July. While the hotel has a rather standard exterior, the rooms are nicely furnished, with all the amenities. And the staff is kind, courteous and hardworking. They are always smiling. The breakfast buffet is very generous and very good. Yes, there are train tracks behind the hotel, and you can hear the train whistles at night, but I still slept well. The location is convenient to everything - the beach is very walkable, as are the dozens of restaurants on Main St. I will definitely stay here again!

  • 4
    « Ventura C »

    Great location, you can easily walk to the beach as well as downtown to any place you want to eat. Only down side was the festival across the street had drums beating so loud you had to leave the hotel to get away from it. Went to Ojio to an Olive mill and it was very interesting.

    4
    « Good location for Ventura »

    The location of this property is perfect for most activities. It is just a short walk over the freeway bridge to get to the beach, and just a few blocks the other way to get to downtown. The front desk staff is efficient and professional. The rooms are large and roomy. Housekeeping is wonderful; they came early and we were not ready, so they came later. We were back in the room by that time, but they still cleaned very thoroughly and with a smile.

    4
    « Pleasant stay in Ventura »

    Don't be put off by the external appearance. The reception staff were friendly and welcoming, and the rooms were surprisingly clean and spacious. We particularly liked the separate small kitchen/office area. The location was good, just a short stroll to Ventura pier and beach, and also there are many bars/restaurants close by. The breakfast buffet was a bit of a lottery though ! They need more space and tables, especially as the hotel was full

    5
    « excellent stay experience »

    Excellent service and hotel facilities for a family leisure short stay in Ventura. Great location, close to both beach and main street, where many good restaurants, movie theater, etc. The hotel swimming pool is clean and has a good size. Kids and parents are all happy with the hotel.

    5
    « Affordable Accommodations with Great Breakfast »

    The location is within a short drive of the beach without paying beach prices. The outside of the hotel, while clean, isn't all that impressive but the lobby and rooms are exceptional. Everything is extremely cleaned and well-maintained. Wonderful breakfast - had two different kinds of sausage and bacon along with the usual eggs, waffles, etc.

    4
    « 4 Day Stay Near the Beach »

    We wanted to escape the Las Vegas heat and see the beach for a few days. We selected this hotel due to the relatively good rate and proximity to the beach. It was a good choice, the room was comfortable, included a frig and microwave, and was a short 10 minute walk to the pier and beach. We requested (and were given) a room that didn't back onto the highway and train track, and noise was not an issue. Breakfast was pretty good with eggs, waffles, sausages, cereal, fruit, danishes. The woman who worked breakfast was always on the move, bringing out food, cleaning tables, showing people how to use the waffle machine. Give her a raise! The breakfast area can get a little crowded (c'mon people, when you're done eating and there are people waiting, leave!!). Staff was very friendly and the room was clean. We enjoyed our stay there.

    3
    « Breakfast and kitchen staff are definately a Best Western Plus! »

    Exterior décor is a bit dated. Rooms however, are modern 60's retro style. Great breakfast and very well stocked. Nayeli the attendant was very efficient, helpful, and friendly. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at this hotel and will be definitely coming back.

    3
    « A summer night in Ventura »

    I was initially disappointed when I arrived at 4;15 pm. I had spoke to a nice lady earlier in the day and asked her to select me a nice room. When I arrived I was told I was in room 221. The lady forgot to tell me that the train( the railroad)was within spitting distance of the room. It was an Ocean View( when you stood-up). we were next to the freeway.The room was updated( we travel frequently) and was adequate( considering the age). The noise was not real bad. The train at 5 was my wake up call. I would go back.

    5
    « Great stop »

    We stopped here overnight down the coast. This was a great location to the beach. It was one block to the bridge that goes to the beach. A couple blocks in the other direction are restaurants. We stayed in a queen room the bed was comfortable. There was a vanity, fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Everything you need. We didn't stay for breakfast because it started to late 7 or 730 so I cannot comment on that.

    5
    « Newly remodeled room, outdoor pool, and excellent selection for breakfast »

    I am so impressed with my remodeled room. It had a frig, microwave, and the bathroom had new flooring, tub, etc. I was very happy. The bed was so comfortable that I got a great night sleep. The breakfast selection was excellent with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, cereal, bread, yogurt, excellent coffee, several selections of tea, oatmeal. I let management know that the deadbolt did not work, but the other lock worked fine. This is a great stay and a great value.

  • 3
    « Nice Stay! »

    Great hotel stay and close to near by downtown Ventura and state beaches. Also, Breakfast comes included with your rate. Nayli the breakfast server was very attentive and hard working. She helped us and the kids with our waffle preparation and with bringing us warm mil. The only Con is that we asked for bacon on 2 different occasions and dates but the cook keep telling the server to let us know that there wasn't any. Overall, I will stay here again.

    5
    « Great location »

    This hotel continues to improve and looks better and better each trip. The staff if friendly and the room had great A/C system. The area is intresting with lots of restaurants and bars within. Walking distance.

    4
    « Clean comfortable hotel within walking distance to main street, california street, and pier »

    As far as first impressions go, the desk clerk did not do much for the hotel. She did not smile or offer much help when asked for suggestions of what to do/see on the 4th of July, but maybe she was having a bad day. The room was clean and quiet. The pool was also clean and just the right temperature. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choices. I would return here when in the area.

    5
    « Close to everything »

    My husband and I traveled to Ventura for 3 days. The room was very nice. It was walking distance to beach, down town events and the little resturant at Vegabound hotel. Great food and cheap. We enjoyed our visit.

    4
    « Very nice room walking distance from shops »

    The rooms have plenty of space and are very comfortable. The air conditioner was worked well and was quiet. Walking distance from shops, restaurants and beach. The free breakfast was quite good. The only down side is that the hotel exterior looks old and drab.

    5
    « Great location »

    I agree--do not let outside fool you-it is a very clean, nice motel. Staff is friendly & the breakfast is wonderful. Easy walk into the town & many restaurants closeby. I would recommend this motel. Rooms are nice & plenty toiletries & big towels. There is a pool.

    5
    « Great location »

    Very clean hotel & walking distance to historic quaint town. Excellent breakfast with many good choices for everyone & friendly staff. Internet was a bit spotty but it did work. Housekeeping was very prompt & friendly.

    4
    « Don't let exterior fool you »

    We traveled through Ventura on a whim and decided to stay the night, we had booked this hotel via our smart phone through Best Western website, price was comparable for the area. When we pulled into the parking, by exterior appearance, we were not sure if we wanted to stay there but chose to see the room first. It was a pleasant surprise and we chose to stay. Don't let the exterior detour you, the room was updated, modern, clean and comfortable. The bed was not a 10 but slept fine. Nice big room, plenty of space to move around and relax. The Vagabond Inn is right next door and has a very good restaurant, which was especially nice since the breakfast area at the Best Western was rather small and very crowded, we chose to eat at the restaurant next door - it was a good choice, good food. We would stay at this hotel again, I rate it about a 7 only in comparison to some of the nicer Best Westerns but if you are in the area, this is an ok choice for the price.

    4
    « June, 1017 »

    Stayed at hotel for 6 days. Was in Ventura for treatment at the hospital there. Had room with walk in shower and assistance bars for after medical procedure. Room was very acceptable and clean. Housekeeping did a great job of keeping bathroom floors cleaned. Staff was very helpful and breakfast was good. Only two issues: 1: Wireless Internet connection rarely was usable in my room so had to go to lobby to use it; 2) It took an inordinate amount of time to get hot water in the shower.

    3
    « Not all that! »

    The rooms have been refurbished, beds very comfortable but without carpet on floors they are cold so bring some slippers. Nice but not exciting! Breakfast edible but not something to write home about. Saying that breakfast is edible is huge for me as a couple of the last hotels we have had breakfast the food was doubtful at best!

  • 5
    « Great Value and a Great Staff »

    This is an older property, but the rooms have been recently remodeled, the staff are extremely cordial and the breakfast bar is quite good. In addition there is a very good family restaurant next door at a hotel owned by the same company and the room rate is quite reasonable. I would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Old charm but great modern remodel »

    Downtown gem. Ventura is a good hotel black hole when you travel as much as we do. Luckily, our regular haunts were full, forcing us to stay at this downtown motel. What a great surprise. Owners kept the old charm but upgraded everything to clean and modern at a fair price. Breakfast was crowded but for good reason. Good food and helpful staff. Kept on top of shortages and kept it clean. Carlos was very nice too. This will become our go to Motel going forward.

    2
    « Not so pleasant experience! »

    Our room was renovated and the hotel is minutes from the beach. My only complaint here is about Rosa and her lack of courtesy towards me. I asked her for oatmeal as she was putting it away and not only did she handed it to me in a bad mood but was also rolling her eyes at the same time. I understand that me asking her for oatmeal after 3 or 4 minutes of breakfast being over might of inconvenienced her but this is by no means acceptable behavior toward the guests .My family and I are having second thoughts about staying here at this hotel again once the Ventura County Fair starts.

    5
    « Bound for Beach and Downtown Delights? »

    I'd like to extend my special thanks to the entire staff at Best Western Plus in lovely Ventura, California. Our welcome was effortless, and we were situated in our room in no time. As a former contractor, I was very impressed by the design and layout of the room. Keeping aside the nice amenities like micro/fridge, the room was very well-appointed with new mattresses and box springs, beautiful framed photos, a separate vanity alcove -- and more. The rooms look and feel new, which is great. The finish-work (tile,grout,paint/paper,caulk) in the bathroom was close to flawless, with high-quality fixtures, and a nice shower with hefty pressure. The staff here are extremely hardworking, detail-oriented -- and 100% geared towards pleasing their guests. From the front desk, to housekeeping & maintenance -- I can't thank the good folks at the Best Western Plus enough. The hotel is also perfectly situated in relation to downtown, as well as the Ventura Pier, promenade and beaches! Nearby food options abound, and there are several great spots located within a 3-5 minute walk. Fresh Mexican, a phenomenal local fish spot which serves everything from Ceviche (awesome), to a wide assortment of seafood delights. And, of course, the proximity to HWY 101, which is extremely convenient, especially if travelling to Ojai, Lake Casitas -- and throughout greater Los Padres National Forest (HWY 33) I am now planning a return trip to Ventura from the Best Western Chateau in Big Bear Lake. I definitely didn't need to think twice about returning here - VENTURA - for my birthday, and the Fourth of July! We're excited to see the fireworks, meet old friends -- and watch multicolored sunsets from the hotel balcony. That's my super-favorable review for the Best Western Plus in lovely Ventura, CA. If you're not a Best Western Rewards member, you may wish to sign up when you check-in. You'll need to call the 800 number for the more arcane details on points and rebates, but it's worth it. I just got a free night, though spent quite a bit to earn it. In all, it's worth it. Oh, and Do Not miss their fresh morning breakfast, served in the dining room adjacent to the welcome desk. Thank you Again, and Safe Travels to All :)

    4
    « Nice Find! »

    We stay in Ventura frequently and are used to finding kind of shabby rooms. This was a pleasant surprise-nicely renovated and clean rooms, comfortable beds, good shower, friendly staff, and a great breakfast! Slightly strange smell in the room (cleaning products?), but a little Febreze and the room was perfect! 5 stars if the slight odor was gone. Carlos was a gem and we will definitely stay here again!

    3
    « 3 week stay »

    Rooms okay ..would have been a 5 star if not for the manager he INSISTS you watch the weather channel during breakfast on mute...He stated to me that HE knows what people want to watch tv during breakfast and prefer to hear everyone's else's conversations instead of the tv..refuses to put it on any channel except weather and ALWAYS on mute...it was very arrogant of him to assume that the entire world agrees with him. Since we stay at BW every week a cross California this is the first BW that has this "self imposed policy" from the manager.He was rude when speaking with me and very hard headed and arrogant. Would not recommend his attitude since now it is forever ingrained on my perception of the BW IN VENTURA....we may have to skip this one from now on with our work travel....

    3
    « BW stay »

    The hotel is pretty old but updated. It is very clean. Breakfast is quite good with a good variety. Unfortunately the only option is a queen bed in a pretty small room. Apparently there is no one on duty at night in a very large hotel. No way to get service is if there is a problem.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    We came to Ventura as our granddaughter was graduating from UCSB. Our stay at Best Western was great. Able to walk to most everything. The staff was particularly friendly and helpful. Not always do you get a really comfortable bed but we had one here!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    3
    « Good hotel but not a best western plus »

    Stayed here for two nights in May 2017. Friendly staff at check in, clean comfy rooms but no info on pool/breakfast times. Bathroom extractor fan would not switch off told reception but reply was it was normal for the room??? told to keep bathroom door shut!! Maintenance called to check and man said the sensor was broken but not repaired up to time we left. Now for the good bit ALEJANDRA the breakfast room was the most polite hardworking lady and really deserves 10 STARS. Thank you so much for that.

    3
    « Pretty good place to stay but horrible wifi »

    Room was nicely furnished and clean. Heard people from outside but not from room to room. Nice location if you like to walk to shops and restaurants. The wifi was a real problem for me and made me crazy. Thought it was just because so many people were using it but it was even bad at odd times during the day.

  • 4
    « Trains »

    I would rate this motel/hotel higher, except, for the sound of the occasional train that roared by. To me, this motel is reminiscent of the old motor motels of years past, basically, you park in front of your room or take the stairs to your room. What you see on the outside is not what you get on the inside! The interior is very much updated and very nice. The room was large and the bed was comfortable. Also, with the newer vehicles, the parking spaces are a bit tight! Very nice staff!

    5
    « AIDS/Lifecycle Rescue Stay »

    Amazing service. The lady at the front desk went out of her way to help me check in after I left my wallet in an Uber. Truly extraordinary customer service. The room was clean, comfortable, large, and wonderful.

    4
    « one night stop over »

    very good hotel staff very help. very clean , very good facilities , the only down side was space for breakfast and quality of the food. the hotel had good parking and the staff where very helpful with recommending places to go and place to dine . the weather was not great as it was the June glume.

    5
    « Best Hotel in Ventura »

    This is the second time I have stayed at the Best Western in Ventura. The location is fabulous, a quick jump on the 101 freeway to go up to Santa Barbara. The rooms have been recently remodeled and are very well done, room is comfortable and clean. The rooms are also very quiet. The staff is wonderful, they make sure you are taken care of. I will be back!

    4
    « Quick Trip to Ventura »

    Excellent hotel value. Room was extremely clean and had every amenity we could ask for. Bed was comfortable. Even had a working bathroom fan--something rare these days! Only minus was freeway and general traffic noise - but this was minor.

    5
    « Great job! »

    Loved the clean and comfortable rooms. Location is not on beach but it is comfortable walk from bars and restaurants. The rooms have obviously been renovated recently and my picky wife didnt have any complaints. This is our 2nd stay at a best western (i am platinum elite with marriott) and we will stay at one again

    5
    « Breakfast offered extra early for marathon runners »

    Marathon runners were given. Real fast starting at 3:00am!! Staff was friendly and went out of their way to accommodate marathon runners. I will be back in October for another marathon and already made my reservation!

    5
    « Customer Service Excellence »

    exceptional service; best value and highly recommend this location - we were here for the mountains to beach marathon; close to the beach and fish pier - rooms are renovated tastefully and very clean - breakfast setting and food were above average; staff was friendly and helpful

    4
    « A good value and safe »

    We stayed at this hotel 3 deperate times over the last few years and find it a good value. They just replaced the beds but I feel they made a poor selection. Very firm. They are walking distance from down town and a short drive to the beach. Well lit and good security at night so we felt safe. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    5
    « Clean, Responsive, Attentive and Good Value »

    Don't let the looks fool you. While a little dated on the outside the rooms are udated. Clean and well supplied. Fridge and microwave worked well also. Front desk staff was always informative and pleasant. The breakfast offered a wide selection was hot and always well stocked. Walking to anywhere in Ventura was possible and the entrance to the 101 freeway sout was a block away. A pedestrian bridge just south of motel gave beach access. Very pleased and will use again.

  • 5
    « Great hotel overall, rating it in all areas, »

    Hotel was within walking distance to beaches, close to restaurants, there's a nice park across the street. Easy access on/off freeway. Rooms were clean, and modern. Cheaper than high end places like Crown Plaza down the street. (Stayed at Crown Plaza one year and not very impressed. What stands out the most in my mind was this little gal Nayeli who was working in the breakfast area of the hotel. We ate breakfast there 4 times, breakfast was really good, so much of a selection for continental breakfast. Nayeli was so helpful, pleasant, and such a hard worker and she totally went above the call duty!!! That girl deserves a raise/promotion!!! It really is because of her that I wanted to take the time and write a review because management needs to know about exemplary employees.

    5
    « Highly tecommend »

    Beautiful hotel and clean parking lot. Highly attentive breakfast attendant Nayeli serving continental food. Definitely recommend! Tv in the breakfast area. Hardwood floors, fresh paint, tub, microwave and refrigerator.

    4
    « Very Pleasant stay »

    Very pleasant place to stay if/when traveling through the area. Very accessible to town as well as beach areas. While we didn't use the pool area on this trip, it looked very clean and ready to jump in.

    3
    « good location »

    Only stayed one night. Good, safe location.Easy walk to a lot of place, beach, restaurants, etc. Clean room. Friendly staff. Quite.Didn't go in the pool, but it looked nice & clean. I would stay here again.

    5
    « Great option »

    I recently stayed in this hotel and I thought of passing on the experience. In a few words a great place to stay. The best of all was the personal with great attitude and attention to us in details in our room and in the breakfast that was delicious and always good. We stayed for 10 days. Great place

    5
    « Amazing Service »

    Best Western is amazing! First off, It is so clean and secondly, the complimentary breakfast is delicious! (You won't want to miss it!) From the front desk being very helpful and friendly check-in all the way to management being extremely nice. A young man, Anthony Hernandez was incredible. He helped us with finding a nice place to eat and fun place to let loose. We will definitely comeback and tell our friends and family where to stay when they come to visit! Thanks again, Best Western for making our trip so easy. I can't wait to plan another painless trip!

    1
    « no elevator-no maid service »

    BW Plus but no elevator to 2nd floor and I am in my 70s with heart problems. After checking in was told there would be no maid service on 5-5, which was Cinquo de Mayo. Staff mostly hispanic but I was told, in writing, this was for "staff training". Very hard to believe. I stay at BW everywhere I can, but never here again. Very hard to get heat working This should not be rated a Plus.

    5
    « Excelent »

    I will be back for sure, I like the location, how I was treated, and the breakfast was enough, good quality, fresh, and easy to manage, the manager was friendly and accurate on wherever we want to do and go

    5
    « reserved room at the last minute .. Received great price with request granted for kingside room ... Breakfast excell »

    Breakfast great ... Shopping near downtown many restaurants ...near the beach and near the swap meet .... Weather perfect ... Traffic easy access to many other beach towns ... Santa Barbara carpinteria Santa Maria

    2
    « Rude front desk check-in staff name Monique »

    You know, the first point of contact with any business staff usually sets the tone for the rest of the experience. And I have to say my experience here was a disappointment. From the get go, the front desk lady name Monique was rude, condescending in tone, and provided selective customer service. My coworker and I were checking in and I couldn't help but notice how overly nice she was to that man, chatting him up and taking her time. But, when Monique "help" me, the service was far from standard. She was short with me, rude and condescending in tone, failed to give me the welcome letter as she did to the guy before and after me (Not an exaggeration b/c I stood there and watched). I was overall dissapointed and encourage Best Western to send in auditor, secret shopper (particular females) and see how "Monique" provides customer service to see what I mean.

  • 4
    « Convenient Location, Great Value »

    We stayed here for one night to get ready for a day trip to Santa Cruz Island. The room was clean and comfortable, and actually had an ocean view. The location was convenient walking distance to downtown Ventura and the pedestrian bridge to the beach, and a short drive to the harbor. A very good value overall. The only real negative was the noise from the freeway and especially the trains going by in the night.

    5
    « Comfortable, Cozy, Low-Key »

    Clean, comfortable, well decorated rooms in a good location. Walk to restaurants, beach, downtown. Good value for your money. Staff friendly and generally accommodating. Complimentary breakfast is available, but I've never partaken- too many excellent breakfast spots in Ventura for me to pass up! Mattresses could use an upgrade, but they're not terrible. I stay here whenever I can get away for a couple of days.

    4
    « Great location »

    This hotel is excellent value for the money. The location is terrific-you can walk to downtown Ventura or to the beach. You do hear the trains, but we like that. We will definitely stay here again for a little getaway.

    5
    « Nice rooms. »

    Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Quiet rooms. Clean and nice modern accommodation. Center ally located. Busy but quiet. Slept great. I will definitely bee back next year for the Ojai Tennis Tournammet.

    5
    « 6 days »

    I had a conference in Ventura but the host hotel sold out. I decided to stay at Best Western since it was walking distance. This is not a place if your hotel is to be the center point of your stay (spa, gym, bar, Yada yada). If your looking for a safe, clean, modern and comfortable room, Best Western fits that need. I left in the mornings after breakfast from a well stocked breakfast area. In the evenings I ate downtown or walked the pier and it was all in walking distance. The area had homeless people but for those of us that live in cities it's just part of life. They mind their own business across the street at a public park. No one bothers you. Monique at the front desk was helpful and courteous. Every employee from maid service, kitchen and office should be commended. If you don't need a spa or room service you will not go wrong here and everything was within walking distance.

    5
    « Just a one night getaway! »

    My wife and I decided to get away for a night and Best Western Plus Inn is one of our favorite places to do this at. With their newly remolded rooms, excellent breakfast and great location this hotel is our only choice for this area. As always Alice at the front desk was more than helpful on our arrival. If your going to spend some time here the Ventura harbor and four really nice golf courses just a short drive away. A short walk to the beach or old town Ventura with plenty of restaurants and a multiplex theater. The one negative is that the RR tracks next to rear of the hotel and if you think the noise will bother you ask for a room near the front. I don't think you"ii go wrong by picking this hotel.

    3
    « Such poor customer service »

    We have stayed here a few times..love the location..love the upgrades they have made. The front desk is so unfriendly. On our last day of a 4 day stay I inquired about staying an extra day. They said they had 1 room left at about double the price of what we paid but to check back later the rate could go down. I checked back a few hours later and I was told they had 3 rooms left but again the price was higher and "they would be able to rent them". Seems to me since I had already been there 4 days they may have rented the room to me for what I had paid the 4 days prior. Poor customer service. The rooms are spotless...maids are so friendly...breakfast is pretty typical of all Best Western Hotels. I am a rewards customer and as a rule stay at Best Western Hotels when I travel...this has soured my opinion of them.

    5
    « Excellent breakfast »

    We stayed here on our way through. Room was lovely and bed was comfy. There was some noise the night. The breakfast was excellent with a good selection of hot items and had gluten free options - rosa did a great job! This is also in walking distance to some lovely restaurants on Main street - the indian (the taj) i would definately recommend.

    3
    « Better love loud trains! »

    I think my title says it all. Oh and loud refrigerator and non working power outlets and first set of keys not working . But ok, a really great staff and nice breakfast and comfortable bed (if you have ear plugs) and bring your own hair dryer

    4
    « Great value, quick drive to ferry for Channel Island »

    Clean, spacious room. Had tea/coffee in room. Free breakfast that is offered early, so we could make it to the Channel Islands ferry without feeling rushed. Rosa was very sweet. Nothing fancy, but met our needs.

  • 4
    « Clean & comfortable »

    My husband & I stayed here on our way up the coast. We checked in late and it was quick & easy. The room was clean and the bathroom was new. It was nice that there was a microwave & fridge in the room. The complimentary breakfast was pretty good. Better than some that I've had at other hotels. I really liked the Belgian waffles

    5
    « warm clean comfortable stay »

    location of this best western couldn't be better! nearby park, restaurants, stores, thrift shopping! and a beach is in walking distance. ventura is a wonderful little town and this best western is freshly remodeled, warm, and cozy with a friendly, accommodating staff in a safe environment. we've stayed previously and will stay here again. complimentary breakfast is second to none with hot food, clean tables and a wonderful staff!. definitely a pleasure to visit.

    4
    « EASTER WEEKEND GETAWAY »

    My husband and I spent two nights at the Best Western Inn of Ventura as a weekend getaway and to visit an old friend who we haven't seen in years. This hotel lives up to the Best Western standard - clean rooms and friendly service. The location is great, only a 5 minute walk to the Ventura pier and beach. They have a great breakfast with cereals, bagels, waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage and potatoes. The room included a coffee maker, mini-fridge and microwave, along with a small air conditioning unit. The Inn is located near train tracks so you will hear the occasional freight or AMTRAK train, but not really a problem. There are restaurants of all kinds within walking distance. It's s short drive up and down the coast to Oxnard, Carpenteria and Santa Barbara if you want to visit other beach cities. I would recommend this Inn to anyone traveling to or through Ventura.

    5
    « Great Customer service »

    Thumbs way up, great customer service, with a smile, rooms clean and stocked, plenty of parking and great breakfast plenty of fresh choices. Easy to book online and easy to get an extra room one was available same time I checked in, above and beyond customer service

    5
    « Stayed here before performing at Ventura County Fairgrounds. »

    Nice room upstairs, everything seemed fairly new. The very comfortable king-sized bed was a BIG plus, as was the decent full breakfast in the morning. Quiet area. Air conditioning worked great and was also whisper-quiet. Cyndy at the desk very helpful and pleasant.

    4
    « Nice Clean Hotel at a fair price. »

    We came to Ventura to visit family. We wanted to stay close to where they lived and close to downtown. We normally stay at a higher end chain but did not have points and did not want to pay the price they were asking. The reviews of this hotel said that it was newly remodeled and clean and the price looked right. I would say that we got good value for the money. The rooms were spotless every day. The staff was lovely and the breakfast what you would expect for an American hotel that offers breakfast as part of your stay. The only complaint we had was that the floors had a fine sand on them at the end of the day, which we were told was a function of the way the doors were installed when the hotel was remodeled. While the infrastructure may be old, this remodel makes it a nice place to stay for the money.

    4
    « Great breakfast »

    Really clean room, coffee, tea, microwave, refrigerator, and great wifi. Breakfast was the best. Plenty of tables and Rosa, the person replenishing the food and making sure all stations remained clean, was lovely. A little noisy from train and traffic, but I imagine that would be anywhere. Only a quarter of a mile from the pier. Walking distance. I'd stay here again.

    5
    « Channel Islands Vacation »

    I cannot say enough good things about our stay at the Best Westin in Ventura. We were very pleased. The staff, the cleanliness of our room, and the breakfast were excellent. I highly recommend this hotel when visiting the Channel Islands.

    3
    « Value »

    I would not have picked this hotel judging only the outside. The outside looked like an old motel. Weird metal cages hid the stairwells you had to drag your suitcase up with no elevator. Once inside, the room was nice. The wifi only worked some of the time. We complained all 3 days and they said it was probably our device. Really? All 4 of them? Breakfast was similar to other Best Westerns, simple but ok. Location was great. It was an easy walk downtown and to the beach. There were quite a few homeless people in the park across the street, but we felt safe. The price and location made this a good value.

    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.