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Motel 6 Ventura Beach
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Niagara Falls, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worst mistake ever!”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Do not stop at this hotel. We thought it was a chain motel so it must be ok...big mistake. Rooms very dirty, smelt like dog and smoke, terrible room.
Our family did a 10 day vacation in CA and this was our only mistake...we ended up asking for a refund and leaving.
If you or your kids have allergies or sensitive skin - DO NOT STAY HERE!!
The only thing good I can say is that the staff did not even hesitate to give us a refund on our room - we left within an hour of checking in.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Motel6, General Manager at Motel 6 Ventura Beach, responded to this review, 14 April 2013
Dear Guest,

We apologize for the unsatisfactory room conditions you encountered on your recent visit. The rooms you described are not consistent with our standard for quality at Motel 6, and we’re very sorry that you didn’t stay with us as a result. Thank you for your review; we take your feedback very seriously and will take it into account as we work to improve our guests’ experience with us.
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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2013

I booked this room last minute on a beach trip to Ventura Ca. To my surprise, it was the final weekend of the Ventura County Fair. Despite the crowd, the room was clean and quiet. I could see the beach from my balcony! I drove a few minutes to the downtown shopping area and the walked to the fair on the pier. Turned out to be a great vacation.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Oxnard
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The only thing I liked about this was the location..and the staff was friendly...everything else wasnt great. The a/c didnt work so great. The shower pressure was terrible! The parking was ok. There were restaurants near by & the freeway was also

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Whitegirl1966
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Lalinde, France
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012

We had this marked on the GPS as a stop, We had our doubts on booking in as the whole place seemed a bit rough when you stopped and looked at the detail,
So my wife asked to see the room beforehand, the woman at the desk who only spoke a little English insisted that we book in first.
Anyway we booked in went to the room on the 2nd floor, Opened the door walked in and we were both nearly sick with the smell, which can only best be described as Very old socks x 10
We was not happy, we had wasted 20 mins booking in for this so back down to the office got our money back and went to the Comfort inn just down the road.


So Don't be tempted with the cheap price, The place is a dump

I would not normally mark so heavy as I know the impact this can have on the hotel and Jobs
but sometime these hotels need a wakeup call and can't expect to just take our money with little or no service in return

Room Tip: Stay Clear is the best tip I can give you
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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NEW LONDON
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

I have started to rely on Motel 6 as far as budget National chains are concerned. We stayed here on our way up the coast of California as a stop through on our way to San Fran. Very basic but very clean, with cable, wifi and coffee in the morning... and that's all I need. I think it's brilliant marketing to have a very generous pet policy; it's exposed a whole new demographic to their hotel chain (those traveling with pets). We are 3 weeks into our cross country road trip and we brought our dog...this is the fourth stop that we've stayed in Motel 6- we chose for the pet policy alone. Before this trip I had never stayed in a Motel 6, now I see that they're not bad at all and a great way to stretch your dollar (very important on a 5-6 week trip)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Stayed in 2 Motel 6's (including this one), the one in Beaty was pleasantly good but Ventura was a hovel! The first room we went in had a filthy shower and on the back of the toilet seat, there was human excrement! The cleaner obviously didn't bother to clean it properly.

The room smelt of damp and we moved to another room. The 2nd room was clean, but again smelt of damp.

The bed was the most uncomfortable I have EVER slept in, you could feel the springs coming through the mattress with your hands - I woke up with terrible pains throughout the night where they were digging into me.

The manager of this motel should be ashamed of it!

The area seems very transient and I would honestly not recommend anyone staying here unless there are NO other rooms available in the many motels close by.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Beverly Hills, CA
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

Well, we couldn't get a room in Santa Barbara, so we had to go as far South as Ventura, which was complicated by the fact we were traveling with our dog. Motel 6 is always dog friendly, so we booked the room in Ventura. It's still a fairly easy drive to do what we came to Santa Barbara to do, so the location wasn't bad at all. The room was standard Motel 6 quality - okay bed, hot shower, a chip of soap. It seemed that almost everyone staying there had a dog, and they were pet friendly. The wifi was an additional $2.99, which was okay. But rooms that are far away from the office don't pick up the signal. We survived without a signal for the night and got a $2.99 refund.

The rest of the bad comments about the motel seem a bit over-exaggerated. Our room was clean, the staff were nice, and we got a good night's sleep.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Motel 6 Ventura Beach
Address: 2145 Harbor Blvd, US 101/Ventura Freeway at Seaward Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001-3705
Region: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Ventura Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fantastic location, less than 2 blocks from the beach. Dining nearby. Freeway close and easily accessible. ... more   less 
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