If you are looking for a chain hotel, this place is not for you. But if you would like to stay some where peaceful with amazing views, then this is the place. With the Pacific right at your finger tips this place was very relaxing and peaceful. I saw guys and gals surfing and boogie boarding in the area. When the tide goes down, you can climb down a few big rocks and check out the tide pools. The views from the hotel are amazing. The staff was very helpful and nice. The drive to the hotel was really pretty too. The restaurant was very good too.
We stayed there in March and stayed in room 24. In the room you have an awesome view of the ocean and in the smaller bedroom you have a view of the mountains, highway, and train tracks. So, if you are a railfan that is sweet to have the ocean and trains. You can't hear any train noise from your room. Room 24 has three other windows that you can open and get the ocean cross breeze in your room. The room had wicker furniture, I thought some newer furniture would have made it awesome (sleigh or four poster/canopy bed would have set this room off). One morning we got to watch a dolphin swim by from room window! If you need a hair dryer, ironing board, etc. you will need to ask for it at the front desk.
Now the disapointments. We had to drive to Ventura every day during our stay for a wedding. So, we had to deal with the road constuction at the Bates exit daily. They also the had Bates exit closed as too, we had to drive on up to the 150 exit. It wasn't that much farther, but very anoying since we was driving alot. Not only is the road constuction hurting the drive to the hotel, it is hurting the parking. When we stayed, they took about half of the parking away from the hotel. We came back to the hotel a couple of times with no where to park, very frustrating. Cliff House told us they should be done with the constuction in front of the hotel in two weeks. Although our stay was nice and we enjoyed the hotel. Some things that could be inproved on is the breakfast. It had toast, fruit, begals, and two kinds of healthy cereal. At the very least a waffle maker or some different kinds cereals would of been nice. The hotel needs some updating and some newer furniture. The WiFi was spotty.
Over all, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. Ventura is olny about 8-12 min away if you need anything. If you don't want to leave the hotel (and you might not), grab some snacks in town.
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- Also Known As:
- Cliff House Inn On The Ocean Hotel Ventura
- Cliff House Ventura
- Cliff House Bed Breakfast Shoals Restaurant Ventura
- Cliff Shoals Restaurant House