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“Good hotel, but rooms a little tired”

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Ventura Beach Marriott
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The location worked out well for me as I was in town for business meetings. I am a loyal Marriott patron, but was a little disappointed with my stay here. The hotel looks as though there was a recent update to the lobby area, however the hotel still seems old. The rooms were a little worn out and would benefit from a make-over.

Didn't get a chance to hit the fitness center, but did go for along run around the area, which was very nice.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Shannon_H_GM, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2014

Dear creece007,

Thank you for your loyal Marriott patronage. We appreciate that you stayed at our hotel here in Ventura and that it was a convenient location for your business meetings. We apologize if our accommodations did not live up to your expectations for Marriott's high standards of hospitality. We do our best to maintain our facilities and try to ensure that our associates provide that added warmth and personalized service to turn a good stay into a great one.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

The staff I found to be very fine, very helpful. The property is getting dated, but not
seedy. The room is adequate, but there was a ten dollar charge for wifi. There was no refrigerator in the room. Pleasant bar area. I was part of a group and the food was excellent, even for those with special dietary requirements.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Dr. Sam Platts
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Shannon_H_GM, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Dear Dr. Sam Platts,


We appreciate that you took time from your busy schedule to post your review of our hotel. We are very glad that you found the food for your group acceptable -- even when it came to special dietary restrictions. Our associates work hard to ensure that special requests are always accommodated as much as possible. We hope to welcome you back again one day here in Ventura.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is a beautiful hotel-open and airy. The rooms are large, and the staff is wonderful. The restaurant serves great food, and there is a wonderful ambience to the entire property. Parking is extra. We were very close to where we were visiting, and the hotel is very near to the ocean and to restaurants. This is the second time that we have stayed there, and we will definitely look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GEOHCleveland_OH
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Shannon_H_GM, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Dear GEOHCleveland_OH,

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Every one of our associates appreciates it when guests like you take the time to recognize them for their efforts. We are happy to have you here as a loyal guest and look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Well appointed hotel with great staff! Stayed for two nights and strolled from the hotel to the beach front. Enjoyed the ambience and close proximity to the beach, pier and downtown. Relaxing stay and a great start to our California holiday!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank pleasureseeker2235
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Shannon_H_GM, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2014

Dear pleasureseeker2235,

We are so glad that you found our hotel a great start to your California holiday. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and sharing your experiences with our property.

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We spent four nights and five days at the Marriott for a professional meeting. Our room was clean and comfortable; free wi-fi, and a reduced self-parking fee (should be free for a large meeting such as ours!) were provided as part of the group rate. Our meals were buffet style so we did not eat in the restaurant. The food that was served was tasty and well prepared, although with five days of meals, things did begin to get a bit repetitious. It would have been nice to have a greater selection of breakfast items such as fresh pastries, cheese and fresh strawberries (grown just down the road!). From the hotel we took very enjoyable afternoon excursions including walks on the adjacent beach, whale watching from nearby Ventura Harbor, a visit to the Reagan Presidential Library, a wine-tasting tour and a walking tour of Ventura, including the mission and city hall. Location of the hotel adjacent to the entrance to Route 101 facilitated our daily trips. While not a luxury hotel, it was a very pleasant venue for a week-long meeting. We would come back here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank AlbanyProf
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Shannon_H_GM, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear AlbanyProf,

We are glad that you found your week-long meeting here enjoyable. Ventura offers a great location for meetings and we are happy that you found our hotel to provide a pleasant stay.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is just a slightly below average Marriott in a not great location. Rooms are stale and not very clean. The bathroom had hair tangled in the shower knob as well as old blood stains on the shower curtain. I would have changed if I wasn't so tired. I would not recommend this place.
Oh, and they put us in a room across from what appeared to be where they stored all the tools and started working around 6 am. I expected more with gold status.

Room Tip: Not 2408-- it's across from a workers closet
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mhanlin
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Shannon_H_GM, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Dear Mhanlin,

It is never our intention to disappoint a guest in any way and clearly we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. We apologize for the housekeeping issues that you experienced and also for the fact that you were disturbed by the early morning activity outside of your room. We will be reviewing this incident with our team so that we can implement procedures and policies so that this does not happen in the future. We hold ourselves to high standards as well and are sorry that as a gold status loyalty member, we were not able to exceed your expectations.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We only stayed one night but could have spent the weekend. The front desk was very accommodating to the 4-5 rooms in our party by placing us all near each other as requested. The lobby was very welcoming with areas to relax and socialize. The beach is amazingly close and shopping/nightlife a short drive. The only reason I knocked them was the dull attitude of some front desk employees and the room felt a little dated. The beds were extremely springy, which made it hard to sleep with another person. I can't comment on the pool area/restaurant since I did not experience them but I would definitely stay again.

Oh and the self parking charge was a little annoying but I understand so...whatever.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jessica L
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Shannon_H_GM, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Jessica L,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. We are glad that you found the hotel and our staff accommodating. Our parking fees are indeed competitive with other hotels in the area which offer the same level of services, amenities, and accommodations. Additionally, we are the closest hotel in Ventura to the beach.

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Additional Information about Ventura Beach Marriott

Address: 2055 Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001
Region: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Ventura
Price Range: £135 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ventura Beach Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the true spirit of California when you book a stay at stylish Ventura Beach Marriott. Our hotel in Ventura, California offers an unbeatable location near a variety of popular attractions including the Channel Islands, Ventura County Fairgrounds and San Buenaventura State and Ventura beaches with Santa Barbara a 30-minute drive away. Guest rooms and suites at our hotel feature fashionable decor, flat-panel TVs, premium bath amenities and luxurious bedding. Unique among hotels in Ventura, our Marriott is home to Pacifico Restaurant & Lounge, our renowned eatery serving fresh California cuisine and irresistible handmade cocktails. Active travelers will appreciate our sparkling outdoor swimming pool and modern fitness center featuring a variety of cardio machines and free weights. With 16,000 square feet of tastefully decorated event space, our hotel is an ideal venue for conferences and social events. Enjoy a relaxing, refreshing stay at Ventura Beach Marriott. ... more   less 
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