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Capitola Venetian Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This hotel has a great location, right above the beach in Capitola. The rooms are basic but are clean and have great kitchens. This would be a super location for a family vacation or a girls getaway. It was reasonably priced AND (and this is a major plus in Capitola) has guest parking. Well worth the visit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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BartfieldGroup, Manager at Capitola Venetian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

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Duane

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

This is the second we have stayed here and we will definitely come back. We always get a suite with a kitchen and extra bedrooms to lounge around and be comfortable. The place is older, but has so much class! It is so colorful and easy to get to. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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BartfieldGroup, Manager at Capitola Venetian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate you taking the time. Hope to see you again soon.

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Duane

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Ocean getaway, conveniently located within a 5 minute walk to the beach, great restaurants, night life, shopping, wharf. Doesn't get any better. All the conveniences of home without the stress. Will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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BartfieldGroup, Manager at Capitola Venetian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Thank you very much for the great review. We really appreciate you taking the time and hope to see you again soon.

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Duane

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

LOVED this hotel with separate bedrooms and kitchenette. The location right on the beach, within walking distance to restaurants and bars on the water- perfect! Only drawback was the HOT weather at the end of August and no air-conditioning. Leaving the windows open to take in the cool evening and morning air was then noisy with early morning traffic. There is a fan in the living room area, but no fans in the bedrooms, which would have helped tremendously. I would stay here again, hopefully in cooler weather:)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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BartfieldGroup, Manager at Capitola Venetian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Capitola Venetian. Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. That was quite a little hot spell we had. Fortunately it only gets that hot here a few times a year. We don't usually miss having air conditioning being so near the ocean. I hope you'll be staying with us again soon.

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Duane

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We have been staying at the Venetian for 5 years, sometimes twice a year. We love the quaint hotel, it's beautiful location, and the beach. The staff are all very friendly. I nightly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: All the top floor rooms have very nice views
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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BartfieldGroup, Manager at Capitola Venetian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our hotel. I really appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be staying with us again soon.

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Duane

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This is a very old motel by California standards. Our room (123) was big (living area with sofa and bed, kitchen, bedroom, and very small bathroom). Lots of road noise in this room though. It's literally on the sidewalk/street so unless you plug your ears, you can't leave the window open in the bedroom, which is kind of the point of staying in a beach hotel to me.

They've maintained this property, but that's about all. It doesn't appear that any substantial upgrades (except for adding flat screen TVs) have been done in the last 30 years or more. That's part of the charm, but be aware that you are paying luxury prices but this is no luxury experience. Beds are comfortable, but the linens are old; they should just get rid of the bedspreads altogether--old polyester variety.

Beach access is great. However, the beach here is very small. Not a walking beach. My kids love the volleyball nets though.

Bottom line is that it's one of those places that it's cool to say you stayed in, but I'm not sure I want to do it again. Kids liked it; parents, not so much.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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BartfieldGroup, Manager at Capitola Venetian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

Thank you for taking to time to review our hotel. I'm sorry you found your room to be noisy. We do have rooms further from the street that would be quieter. Thank you for the feedback on the linens etc. We are working on getting some of these things upgraded. I hope you'll give us another try sometime. Often the Fall is the nicest time of year here and the our rates are substantially lower than in the Summer.
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Duane

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

It's hard to beat the location of the Capitola Venetian Hotel. The view is fantastic as well.

Pros:
Location! You're at the end of the Pier and a short walk from town.
Great view of the ocean (tho it's blocked a bit by the roof of the lower unit)
Large living room.
Kitchenette.
Small porch, but big enough to sit on.
Cool history.
The staff we encountered was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:
It's loud. I don't mean the beach either. You can hear the TV from the neighboring units and people walking around.
The shower is tiny and the showerhead feels like it's shooting lasers.
Whoever cleaned the unit left the cleaning solution on the toilet seat and didn't wipe it off. That was a bit of a surprise.

Room Tip: We were in room 128. Ocean view and decent size.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BartfieldGroup, Manager at Capitola Venetian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the hotel. I hope you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry you found the room to be noisy. It is an old hotel so we try to warn people to be considerate of the people in the rooms around them. I'll also look into the other issues you raised. I'll speak with the housekeeping and maintenance staff. Perhaps we need a different type of shower head. I hope you'll be staying with us again.

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Duane

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Address: 1500 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-3269
Region: United States > California > Capitola
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Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
Price Range: £131 - £319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Capitola Venetian Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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