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Inn on the Beach

1175 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001
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Ranked #4 of 10 Ventura B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about the hotel is its location. Third floor is a must and the view is outstanding. The sound of the waves coming into the room is hard to beat. The interior is tired but the sheets clean and beds comfortable. The whole place could do with a deep-clean and updating but the sunsets are lovely.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I would concur that the flowered wall paper alone would not deter me and did not deter me from staying here. However, this is overpriced and in dire need...at least the room we were in...of updating and deodorizing. The carpet was visibly filthy in spots and had an odor about it. The wallpaper and furnishings are so outdated except for... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Comfortable, friendly, "boutique" hotel. All rooms face the ocean but get on the second or third floor to ensure an unobstructed view. Great center for whale watching, trips to the Channel Islands and hiking/birdwatching. Close to Santa Barbara if missions are your thing. This was our second stay. Le Petite Restaurant, Cafe and Bakery on Spinnaker Drive serves an outstanding... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

To be honest, this place could use some freshening-up. I don't mind flowered wall paper and a shabby-chic decor, but some things were just plain run down and should be thrown out. For example, the carpet in the stairway. How many hundred cups of coffee have been spilled on it? Or was it used motor oil? Some of the wall... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have stayed at this hotel several times over the years when we are in the Ventura area on business. The location can't be beat, directly on the beach (no walkways or other passages between you and the sand). That alone draws a good rating, however the hotel itself is in need of a serious makeover as much of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Searching for a place to stay close to the ocean, I was drawn down "Seaward Avenue".. Just kept driving and heading toward the ocean and found this little Inn at the end of the street, right on the beach. They had a reasonably priced room available for the night, so I checked in. The room was right on the beach,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Right on the beach... 3rd floor is best view. 1st floor room are actually lower than the sand of the beach. Hotel breakfast is typical Days Inn type packaged pastries and industrial coffee. If you are traveling, stay here a weeknight since rates are 150% higher on Fri & Sat nights.... and weekends are usually sold out several weeks in... More 

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Cobb, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Inn for two nights in January. We had stayed there about 10 years previously and all the rooms were freshly decorated with flowered wallpaper and tile fireplaces in the corner. The room was right on the beachfront with a small patio. It was very cozy and romantic. However, it appears nothing has been... More 

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Anyone interested in this establishment will find reviews are all over the place. You love it or hate it. Well I happen to love it. There is not a better location to be found and it is a bargain for the price. Like the other reviews, if a little peeling wallpaper and imperfect finishes are going to bother you, go... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Yes, it's old. Yes, some parts of it are a bit run-down. Yes, their upgrades clash a bit with the older decor (gas fireplaces and a marble and glass shower in the same room with cabbage rose wallpaper and cabbage rose carpeting). If peeling wallpaper in the halls is going to put your OCD in full gear, this isn't the... More 

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