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Shores Inn & Suites
Ranked #20 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I have never written a bad review before but this one is bad. We were recommended this motel by their sister motel in the hills. We checked in and then 20 minutes later checked out and got our money back. The clientelle that were already staying there were yelling and screaming at each other - using foul and abusive language. Some rooms were quite clearly being used for very long term rentals by famliies that are happy to cook just using a mircrowave.

All that I could live with but the damp small that pervaded the air as you opened the hotel room was awful. My kids room had cigarette burns in the covers and to be honest I didn't even open the door or the bathroom which I believe would have been hideous - I just turned around and left.

Room Tip: Don't go here unless they overhaul their motel and change their clientelle.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

We stayed there one night. It was dirty all over. The duvet is dirty and smelly, looks like haven't been washed for years. Microwave has spills in it. The fan in the room was so loud and mad me feel I am sleeping by a operating plane! I couldn't sleep at all, the noise, the smell invests.

Horrible horrible horrible place and need to be shut down!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

This Inn/Suites is short of even being that. Yes, I looked by the beach, but the area is just run down. Just take a look at my pic's. For the price you pay, you are better off staying at the Holliday Inn or even better, take the 30 - 40 min drive and enjoy Santa Barabra. Much cleaner and the reception is welcoming. Don't try to negotiate a re-found, the Manager('s) don't return calls.

Room Tip: Holliday Inn guarantees the "Best Price" or your first night is free! Book early & sav...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Pablo J
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Me and some friends stayed here a few weeks ago and lemme just say that for the price and location, it was perfect. We spent around 80$ a night for a few nights and recieved great service, the employees were very helpful, everything looked alot cleaner and better than the pix Ive seen others post, and I would live there if I had the chance.

Sincerely,
Joseph

Room Tip: Cant help you here
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Joseph L
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Employees of this establishment are horrible at best. The girl that worked on Sat 6/2, must be employed here, because she inn't employable at good establishments. Her attutide is just horrible. I guess she fits in with the rest of the place.

House keeping is non-existant. Room was very dirty and un kept. The room had one blind on half of the window, the other half was broken off. It looked like the walls had various items attached at one time, but were were now ripped off of the walls. It did have a TV but the remote didn't work. The little refrigerator looked like it hadn't worked for a long time and was filthy inside. The sink drains were pluged and smelled really bad. The bathtub was so filthy it wasn't usable. The main office was usually unaccessable during the day, as the folks working here were never there and the office closed around 10 pm. Familes and Couples, definitely DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!! Singles, BEWARE!!!! Hookers, recommended. (Just remember the walls are paper thin and all of your conversations can be heard by your neighbors...

Room Tip: No satisfactory Rooms available here!!!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Marc H
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We were a bit leary after reading some of the bad reviews but with it being a holiday weekend and everything booked we took a chance. It was just as expected, a motel. Nothing fancy but much better than we expected and being able to make our own waffles was pretty fun and neat too. Its very close to the beach and thats what we wanted. We will be back.

Room Tip: we liked our room 105
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Vanessa c
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We have been coming to Ventura and have stayed here many times when we are in town. This place is on the up and up from what we have seen, we are very pleased with the direction it has taken. They have to our surprise added nice outside patios at each downstairs room! We loved that, it made us be able to enjoy ourselves with privacy. The rooms seem to be much cleaner than in the past as well. You guys are doing a good job in that department as well. The staff has always been helpful, but we encountered some new faces and they went out of their way to accommodate all requests we had. We will be back!

Room Tip: the downstairs has their own private patios :)
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ron J
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Additional Information about Shores Inn & Suites

Address: 1059 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3850
Region: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Price Range: £52 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shores Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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