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Inn on the Beach

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1175 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001
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Ranked #6 of 11 Ventura B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
Sue S Santa Barbara, California, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Riverside, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

They should change the name to "Dump on the Beach", it is truly a dump place right on the beach, filthy, run down, smelly and too expensive for what you get. The evening manager was very pleasant, however, the morning desk person (heavy set man with long grey and fungus fingers) was not very social. Next time we will stay... More

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Spent one night for an anniversary. Property is a bit old, but they are remodeling with an antique theme and the rooms are super cute. I gave 4 stars because the wifi didn't work, and the balconies are not completely private ( you can see your neighbors.) The real reason we were there was the proximity to the beach and... More

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RSM, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As many of the previous reviews, I agree with most. The location is excellent. If you like the beach and wonderful sunset views from your porch, this is the place. Though the beach is large, very nice, and lots of sand, not many folks taking up space. It was quite sparse... this is a good thing. The upper 2nd and... More

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St. George, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Love the location because you are literally right on the beach as soon as you walk out of the hotel. The 2nd and 3rd floors are awesome views of the ocean/ beach area. Friendly staff are always present and ready to help. Beds are comfortable and clean, but as expected the floors have sand all the time. I personally think... More

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Long Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I have stayed here twice because we love the panoramic ocean view. The housekeeping could be better, but I don't mind a little dust because I love watching the crashing waves from the balcony. We enjoyed walking on the beach to the pier, where we had drinks and appetizers. There is also a nice Italian restaurant with... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Run the other way! Location is great! That's where the positives end! We thought it was absolutely terrible and left early. It was honestly the worst experience I've ever had at any hotel. THERE IS NO HEAT OR AIR CONDITIONING. The entire place is covered in old, grimy, stained carpet and outdated floral wallpaper. In our room, the bathroom was... More

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were recommended for a friend of mine boyfriend to visit the site. That was so cool from him. We loved the place, I felt as good as it gets....my boyfriend the same thing, nice....only one thing, it was a Lil cold and we could not get into the water......uh...another thing, there was oil in the sand and we got... More

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Los Angeles
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We read the Tripadvisor reviews before booking this so our expectations were realistic. This is one of those places where both the good reviews and the bad reviews are accurate. It's a beautiful location on a nice beach with some good restaurants right down the street. It's at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. But - it's true the place... More

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Valencia, ca.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It was easy to overlook the piles of dust, dirt, bugs flying around the lobby, and having to wear flip flops to walk on the carpet in the room in exchange for the view of the Pacific ocean. This place is in desperate need of Hotel Impossible for a number of reasons. I can go on for ever but let... More

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What a great location! Rite on the beach in Ventura You could not get a better view of the ocean and get any closer to the beach. The only problem is that the hotel needs a major facelift. The rooms are a decent size, but the decor needs a major upgrade as do the bathrooms. The bed linens and towels... More

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Address: 1175 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001
Location: United States > California > Ventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn on the Beach 2*
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