We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bella Maggiore Inn

67 South California Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Bella Maggiore Inn
Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    35
    56
    20
    16
    14
See reviews for
10
69
8
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (141)
  • Mar-May only
    (36)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (34)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (44)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (27)
All months
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

visited this hotel last year and enjoyed the ambiance, the breakfast (included in the price of the room), and a great European feel... but tried to book a room the other night. sadly the person who answered the phone (after 6-8 rings) said there were too many different rates to give me over the phone and i had to come... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Having an ultra active couple days exploring small towns of California from San Diego up to San Francisco, my husband and I have decided that we need some sleep before we continue to move further. We have found on a map a small town to crush called Ventura. Though, the town seemed charming and a small downtown B&B we have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
California
Top Contributor
1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
75 hotel reviews
719 helpful votes 719 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The Bella Maggiore has seen better days, but it is not without its charms, plus it has a resident ghost. Would be great if someone would invest some bucks here, as it has character lacking in newer establishments.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amsterdam
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Dirty threadbare old rooms, terrible appaling beds, old tired bathromms, no elevator and many stairs. Breakfast was a disaster, bad food, eggs were brought out but no cutlery no toast, then when eggs were cold, the toast was brought out, the fruit was old, there was no jam, no butter. Terrible place. And appallingly old failing wifi!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Delray Beach, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We have not been back to Ventura California in over 14 years. This place is our standby place for a room. The rooms are a bit rundown and need some paint and updating, but overall very happy with the service, cleanliness and service. The breakfast is awesome and prompt. I would totally stay here again and not move so we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
california
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Sitting rooms, cozy furniture, piano, fireplace, ivy covered courtyard with massive old stone water feature, second floor patio with another sitting room, complimentary appetizers and wine between 5-6, complimentary parking. And a great location in the heart of downtown Ventura. Yes, if you have a room facing California Street, bring your earplugs. Lots of nightlife in downtown! We were on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pasadena, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We definitely enjoyed our stay here. The staff was more than welcoming. The only quirk is that because it is on the main drag, it gets REALLY loud at night on the weekends. They do warn you about this prior to even booking your room, so for that, I am grateful. The place isn't the most modern, but they make... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Capistrano Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We just returned from a two day midweek stay at the Bella Maggiore. We have been dedicated patrons for over fifteen years and always look forward to the relaxed atmosphere. As usual, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms and common areas are clean and well maintained. The reasonable room rates include a "real breakfast" from a menu in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
SoCal
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Have stayed here a few times, always with friends, and always a great time. There are supposed to be ghosts (although I have encountered them in Virginia City, NV, I didn't see any here). The rooms are nice, some smaller than others, but there are nice public areas for sitting and reading a book and relaxing. And we always had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This visit...no breakfast as stated.....from Mon to Fri ....first told the chef was ill then they gave up and just served continental until Fri when lo and behold B&B was good again!! I have written the mgmt over the years asking that they consider giving the place a thorough cleaning....never heard back Upside of this place is the terrific location... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

18 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question