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.

Inn on the Beach

1175 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001
Hotel amenities
Inn on the Beach
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #4 of 10 Ventura B&B and Inns
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
ScubaDLT Omaha, Nebraska
Write a Review

161 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    29
    47
    25
    25
    35
See reviews for
22
83
8
6
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (161)
  • Mar-May only
    (52)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (48)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (36)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (25)
All months
Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
20 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Washoe Valley
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cobb, California, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palmdale, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Simi Valley, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Santa Clarita, CA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed one night. It was an impromptu trip and wanted someplace on the beach yet close to home. Reviews on other advisor sites were not helpful. Pro (THE ONLY "PRO"): The view. You can't beat it. Gorgeous sunset. Balcony was rusted and unsightly, but that didn't stop us from kicking back with a couple beers and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers are raving about these Ventura hotels

Marina Del Rey
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Subject: Inn on the Beach Location: Ventura, California, United States, North America Title: Gorgeous location, the hotel has not been cared for. Sad ID#: 246887075 We last stayed here about ten years ago. I don't think this is still AAA approved even though their logo is still on the sign. The location is fantastic, and if you get a room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sedona, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We come here at least twice a year foe the last seven years. Steve and Jay are the two main reasons! With their knowledge of the the locale and things to do, you get the locals perspective of what to do! They feel like family, and we miss them.....

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

79 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (69)
Viewed
Room/suite (19)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
View from room (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities