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Central Inn & Suites
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Camarillo
Long Beach, CA
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not a Business Traveler Friendly Hotel”
Reviewed 24 July 2011

Dear Holiday Inn Express Management, hello there, this is 2011 calling. We are glad to see that you offer free Wi-Fi for your guests. However, you seem to have failed to notice that Wi-Fi generally involves communication and devices such as laptops and IPads. People traveling on business (and pleasure, frequently) generally have these items and like to be able to lock them in a secure place while they visit the pool and/or restaurant. Most of other hotels of your service class provide something known as an IN-ROOM SAFE so that guests can secure their valuable electronics when not in the room. You should look into this so that your business guests don’t have to hike down to lock their electronic devices in the trunk of their car every time they wish to leave their rooms.

Your clean rooms are to be commended, as is your general property management. We also want to note that most modern hotels don’t make their guests call down to the front desk to get a CODE in order to use the Wi-Fi – or if there is a code, it is printed clearly on signage or marketing materials in the room. Which brings us to the fact that your in-room materials are factually incorrect and refer to an earlier system that was apparently in place several years previously. An update would be a good idea.

Please stand by for another incoming call, this one is from 1972 and they would like their beds back. A snazzy flat screen TV is no substitute for a good mattress, we are sorry to say.

We enjoyed your hotel and certainly want to suggest to future travelers that they ask for rooms on the side of the hotel facing AWAY from the 101 Freeway, which you can hit with an artfully tossed rock from the balcony of the hotel.

Much thanks, 2011 and business travelers everywhere.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

Stayed here for business for a few days. The location is next to a restaurant, but not much anything else. You will need a car here. The room was just mediocre and there was a leak in the hallway; the ceiling was dripping and wetting the floor. Beyond that, this hotel was just average....not very good, yet not completely terrible.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed here on our way to San Francisco. Located near freeway, so very easy to get to, but our room was very quiet. Clean and very nicely appointed, very comfortable bed. Reasonably good breakfast, Friendly staff - good restaurants in area.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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mybeach101
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

This is a bit no frills, but a good value for the price. My kids (teens) loved the pool and jacuzzi. The front desk was helpful and pleasant.

The breakfast was really good.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Cape Town,
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2010

Not in the most beautiful spot, but very conveniently placed. Not a luxury hotel, but very clean and comfortable. Was nice to have a fridge and microwave as well.For the price, a very good bargain .The staff was very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

We truly loved our stay at tis hotel. The rooms where cleaned and fresh and the staff was amazing. They would welcome us each time we returned to the hotel. Great price. Breakfast was amazing. We wished we would have arrived a day earlier becuase we missed the Managers reception on Weds night. Next time we will make sure to go to the reception. Lovved the new Flat Screen TV-

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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nanaimo
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

We were in Camarillo for a wedding and were traveling with many family members. Each one of us agreed that this was the perfect hotel for us. The location is just seconds off the freeway and the rooms are very large. There was a nice pool and hot tub (although the hot tub was not really as hot as it should be) Every morning there was a breakfast served on the second floor. We all felt that they offered something for everyone. We were there for 3 days and we always found a table, never a line up, and all the food was kept stocked up. Aside from large, clean rooms, and a good location, the element that sets this hotel apart from others is the very friendly and efficient service. A young man named Sam was especially helpful and went out of his way to provide driving directions for us one morning. But I must say, everyone we dealt with was extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Central Inn & Suites

Property: Central Inn & Suites
Address: 4444 Central Ave, Camarillo, CA 93010-8305 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Camarillo)
Region: United States > California > Camarillo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Camarillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Central Inn & Suites Camarillo in the heart of the Ventura County.Conveniently located off Hwy 101 halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Our hotel is minutes from Camarillo Premium Outlets, Naval Base Ventura County, the City of Oxnard and California State University Channel Islands. Indulge in our comfortably appointed non-smoking accommodations featuring the New Stay Smart Bedding Collection, the Guest Rated # 1 shower head by Kohler and upgraded Simply Smart bathroom amenities. Our Complimentary Express Start Buffet Breakfast features our signature Cinnamon Rolls and fresh fruit grown in Camarillo. Business travelers will appreciate being able to catch up on work in our business center or from your room with our wireless high-speed Internet access. Come stay with the Central Inn & Suites Camarillo, where our excellent hospitality, comfortable guest rooms and exceptional value blend perfectly for a memorable hotel experience.Businesses near hotel: Camarillo Airport, TriCal, Lockheed Martin, Seminis, Imation Corp, Semtech, Haas Automation Attractions near hotel: Camarillo Premium Outlets, Public Beaches, Camarillo Ranch House, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. ... more   less 
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