This hotel is a bit of a landmark on the drive from LA to Santa Barbara. It's a solo highrise along a flat drive along the beach.
I was taking my son to look at schools in Ojai and we decided to stay at the beach, rather than in land.
The hotel is a highrise, right on the beach and a short walk from downtown Ventura. The lobby is busy with a popular lobby bar. The hotel has been redone not too long ago and has some bright modern colors. Check-in was painless and fine.
Our room was on the 7th floor and had a partial oceanview. Although you had to look across all the hotel's air conditioning units on the roof under our window. But if you look past the roof clutter the view impressive.
There was nothing offensive about the room. But it was plain. There is nothing that jumps out to you as special. Two beds, a desk and small bathroom. It was fine and clean.
The one complaint I had was that our pre-ordered room service breakfast never showed up. We had to reorder our breakfast and that made our day start late. There was never an apology about it.
Also I agree with other reviews that say $10.00 a day to park is crazy. This hotel is in Ventura - not New York or San Francisco. The lot was almost empty when we were there and I have to say to pay $10.00 a day for parking at a hotel in Ventura is a rip off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the beach between Santa Barbara and Malibu. Near downtown Ventura Beach wine tasting, boutiques, outdoor cafes, and nightlife, Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds. Outdoor dining with firepits at Aqua Beachfront Bar and C-Street Restaurant. Walk along the Promenade Boardwalk to Amtrak and the historic Ventura Pier. 19,000 square feet of function space including the 6660 sf "Top of the Harbor" Ballroom with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel Ventura
- Ventura Crowne Plaza