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BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Ventura
Menifee, California
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18 reviews
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“Marathon Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

A friend and I came out for the M2B Marathon and stayed here. We arrived early and asked if it would be possible to check in. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. They checked us into a very nice room that had been recently renovated. The room was nice and clean with a microwave and refrigerator which was extremely useful. Bathroom was nice and spacious. There was also a sitting area with a mirror and counter which was outside the bathroom, very useful when you have two girls getting ready at the same time. Hotel is situated within easy walking distance to food and downtown (a few blocks)
There is a train that runs close to all the hotels and yes I did hear it but it did not disturb my experience. Pool area is average for this type of hotel, Jacuzzi was small but served its purpose. Overall I loved this hotel and would definitely return.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Inn_of_Ventura, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Hey LoriKearns!!
Well thank you for your gracious review. We sure hope ya did well and enjoyed yourself at the marathon. I do find the train doesn't bother most and I'm glad it didn't disturb your stay experience. The vanity area between the bathroom and bedroom is super convenient right? I get compliments on that every morning at check out! We appreciate you and your feedback and hope to welcome you again!
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San Diego, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Close to everything we needed. good parking, friendly & helpful staff. the only down side (and a result of the great location) is the noise from the trains. The trains run along the coast through Ventura, so a good location is going to be near train noise.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inn_of_Ventura, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
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Thank you for leaving us a review. We hope that if your future travels bring you back to Ventura you will allow us to welcome you again!
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Sacramento, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

The overall exterior appearance of this facility is average, but I was pleasantly surprised at the interior of the room. Look to be recently remodeled and very comfortable. Smaller room than I would normally stay in and the adjustability of the shower head was not available, but for the value I was satisfied.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Inn_of_Ventura, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Hello Steven L -
Thank you or taking the time to leave us a review. We hope that you may stay with us again one day and we will look forward to welcoming you! ;0)
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Easy to find property, & crappy location for parking larger vehicles. Rates are competitive for the (kind of depressed) area. There are a few okay places within walking distance for food.
There were a large number of rooms going thru some remodeling or reconstruction so there was a lot of trash and stuff blowing around the parking lot and the landscaping looked un-kept.

If your going to Ventura for a beach experience you will love this location. There's a footbridge very nearby to get you over the highway and onto the beach.

There's also a TRAIN TRACK right behind the hotel that carries a southbound freight train every 40 minutes or so starting at around 5am. The whole place vibrates which I found pretty funny at first, then I heard the train whistle. Believe me, you won't need a wake-up call at this place. If you want to sleep in at all,,, better bring earplugs and a football helmet!

The room was furnished with typical Best Western stuff. No elevator to the second floor.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Inn_of_Ventura, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Hey Danny_OI812-
Let me start by thanking you for sharing your stay experience with us. Yes its true, the train runs behind the hotel! The railroad was here long before us and is a part of our life, neighboring businesses and hotels as well a residence in this area. We do our very best to try and communicate this to guests and accommodate those who ask to be at the front of the hotel. Believe it or not the rooms in the back are our most popular because of the ocean view. Some people tell me they don't even hear the train their entire stay. I think everyone is different and we provide ear plugs at the front desk not because of the train but for light sleepers. But no football helmets! "LOL" good one! We truly do appreciate and enjoy hearing about all of our guest stays. So thank you again for your feedback! =)
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We spent three nights here, waiting for good weather conditions so we could kayak the Channel Islands
While the room was clean it was right next to the freeway and a busy train line - each train sounded its horn directly under our window. Both trains and cars ran all night so sleep was very hard to come by
Would not return

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inn_of_Ventura, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Elfinlouise-
I'm sorry the train was a hindrance for you. These are some of our most popular rooms because of the ocean view and guests request them often. Being here three nights I sure wish we would have know. We gladly would have moved you to a room that was more to your satisfaction and closer to the front of the hotel. We surly appreciate your feedback and we will use it as a reminder to continue to do our best to communicate the location of the train in this area. Thank you
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Rogersville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Lived in Ventura growing up and graduated from high school there so we were familiar with the city. This hotel has been there a long time. Not bad rooms, they have been upgraded with new countertops in the bathroom. The room was small but for one person it was okay. The breakfast was nice with scrambled eggs and sausage, waffles and all the other staples of a hotel breakfast. The biggest problem in Ventura is the number of hotels to choose from. Especially if you are looking for one of moderate price. They are currently renovating about 8 rooms so it wasn't as full as it could have been. I didn't hear the train or any other noise when inside the room. I would stay here again if I could get it at the price we paid.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jan K
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Inn_of_Ventura, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Jan K-
Loved hearing about your stay! We are glad that we could be your home away from home while visiting your hometown ;0) We are putting in an elevator sometime in the next year. So yes for the time being if you prefer to be downstairs we recommend you request it or input that into the comment field when making your reservation. Thank you again for sharing your stay with us!
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the region - I was able to walk to the historic Mission and court house while soaking up the ocean breeze. The staff was great and the rooms clean. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Inn_of_Ventura, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Mr. Howard-Clark-Jr!
Why thank you kindly for your review! We are glad to hear you got to enjoy plenty of our ocean breeze and our even visited our Beautiful mission! We sure hope if your future travels find you our way again, you will allow us to welcome you!
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura
Address: 708 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
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Region: United States > California > Ventura
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Business Hotel in Ventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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Close to pier and beaches. 100 % smoking-free. Heated pool, friendly staff, and deluxe continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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