We stopped at the Rex because our kids wanted to go to a beach and we wanted to avoid rush hour traffic in the LA area, and see the Getty the next morning. It worked out well in the end, but first impressions were not so positive. The motel is on a rather bland stretch of boulevard, a full 2 miles from the ocean. The buildings are aged and low set, and not particularly inviting. Belying this, the sign (see picture) is quite vivid and cheery and the grounds are well maintained. The room inside was clean and neat and quite spacious, tho aged. Impossible to escape was a musty smell that was not terrible but definitely not pleasing in the bedding and room, and a stronger odour in the bath. The girl at the desk was very nice and I get the impression that this is an earnest family-run motel. For the price, this was a good place to stay for my family of four and we slept well. With a few upgrades this motel would be thriving.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rex Motel is located in Ventura, California right off of Highway 101. Rex Motel is also just minutes from the beach—5 if you’re driving, 15 if you’re on foot. Our convenient location makes for easy access to great shopping and dining around Ventura. Make Rex Motel your Ventura, California lodging and our friendly staff will take care of you. ... more less
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