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“Affordable Alternative to Santa Barbara” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2101 West Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030   |  
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Oxnard
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Affordable Alternative to Santa Barbara”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were visiting family in Santa Barbara and did not want to spend a fortune on hotel costs there. This Residence Inn, a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara, met our needs, even with it being the older style property. Free parking, Internet and breakfast were included.

We had the two bedroom suite loft with two bathrooms and overlooked the golf course. It was in good condition with some minor wear and tear visible. The first night, there was a sewer smell and we couldn't keep the window/slider open, but it wasn't there when we checked in, so it might have been something to do with the ocean breeze or the golf course water/pond. It was not present the following evening. Two minor issues: the master bathroom sink hot & cold were reversed and the toilet roll holder was located in a very cumbersome spot somewhat behind the body when using the john. I just took it off the spindle and kept it on top of the sink.

The breakfast was the usual good fare for Residence Inn with eggs, sausage patties, potatoes, etc. There were a few restaurants a short drive away. We stopped for dinner in Ventura on the way back from Santa Barbara.

This was a good value and a huge savings from Santa Barbara prices. We will stay here again on our return to the area.

Room Tip: I thought the golf course view would be quieter, but I think the street might be a better option. T...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RInn_River_Ridge, General Manager at Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. We are currently doing both exterior and interior renovations. We expect these renovations to be completed this year with minimal guest impact. The 'value' that you describe vs. Santa Barbara is without question very accurate.

We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Ventura County!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Clean, and contemporary. We rented the penthouse suite, with the upstairs bedroom loft and a private bedroom downstairs. The free breakfast was the nicest we have ever had in a marriot or residence inn.

Would use again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I very much liked the hotel room. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, and the location is very convenient. The breakfast provided was better than average. The only complaints were the fitness center was out of service and on Saturday night the parking was full due to an event in the lobby. When I asked at the front desk where I could park, I was told I should park at the golf course next door, or else I could wait 2 hours until the event was done and by then parking should be better. Perhaps a better idea would be to have the event parking at the golf course, and keep the parking by the rooms for the paying guests. I would recommend staying where my friends did for the same price, at the hotel off the Rice exit instead of here, only because the attitude from the front desk employee on Saturday night.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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RInn_River_Ridge, General Manager at Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your comments. I have addressed your parking issue with our team and the individual staff members at our front desk. We have ample parking here daily, but do have a full conference/catering facility, Tennis Center and 36 incredible holes of golf at River Ridge. Please do contact me personally on your next visit to Ventura County as we really would like to have you back at our hotel.

Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Clean. Very clean. Renovated and very nice. Easy parking, easy checkin. The social hour had Kailua pork and it might have been not so fresh. Also noticed at the "social hour" that perhaps many of the staff's families may be also taking part in the "free food." Saw a lot of families piling food on their plate beyond belief but they didn't appear to be staying there. Desperate for food, but obese...doesn't make much sense to me. The property was quiet though.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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loomis ca
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We travel to the Ventura area to visit family several times a year. I don't know why it has taken so long to discover this wonderful property. It is positively perfect for us.
What we liked
Spacious rooms, nicely decorated, full kitchen even in the studios
Great if you are bringing pets. Plenty of green space to walk them
Fabulous complimentary breakfast complete with scrambled eggs, or egg burritos, or an egg sausage sandwich. Breakfast bar is well maintained, clean, and well stocked. Lots of fresh fruit and healthy choices too.
The lobby area is nice with several TV's and sitting areas and 2 computers for guest use.
Hot tubs, pools, strategically positioned around the property and 4 or 5 lighted tennis courts!
Perhaps the best of all is the Marriott service. We experienced a problem with heat in our room. The situation was handled very professionally with several options to ensure we were happy and continued to enjoy our 3 night stay.
What not to like?
Absolutely nothing. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This was the third time we have stayed at the Residence Inn Oxnard. My family loves everything about it. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It is nice to have access to a full kitchen. The pool and hot tub are nice. The breakfast and evening social meals are very good. We enjoy the view of the golf course while having a tasty meal. The hotel is located close to a newer shopping area called The Collection which includes a movie theater and restaurants. It isn't far from the Camarillo Premium Outlets which is a must go shopping trip. We plan to stay there again when we go back to Oxnard. We tried another hotel and ended up moving back to River Ridge after one day.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Booked the Residence Inn Oxnard/Ventura for a weekend get away from LA-it is not that far but seems a world away with its open space.
When I checked in, there was an event going on at the hotel for the Boys and Girls Club. I was pleasantly surprised that there was a red carpet where the little kid “celebrities” were taking pictures. Check in was fast and courteous, and the lobby and breakfast area was nice. Yes, they serve a full breakfast which gives the great value to your reservation. Wifi and parking are free and plentiful. The hotel has a series of 2 story buildings and you drive and park closest to your building. My suite was on the second floor which has a balcony and window views to the golf course-the greenery and the breeze is very welcome and refreshing. The room is huge-it has a full living room, dining and kitchen complete with fridge, microwave, dishes, silverware and cups/glasses, bedroom, huge closets and spacious bathroom. A studio can easily sleep a couple and 2 kids on the pull out, with plenty of space if others have sleeping bags. The bed is very comfortable and clean, and the bathroom toiletries are top notch. It is great for families, couples or just friends travelling together. It feels like a whole apartment and you don’t feel closed in compared to a regular room. They also have big workspace for those travelling for business, but because of wifi-you can do that on the breakfast table too, and have many people in your party be online at the same time without incurring hefty charges ($12.99 at Embassy Suites per day per device!). There is a Jacuzzi outside too. The hotel is close to the historic centers of Oxnard and quaint downtown Ventura, close to a new mall development with huge stores and theaters, and also to the famous Camarillo Premium Outlet where you can find plenty of bargains. Very centrally located!

When going to Oxnard, stay at the Residence Inn River Ridge!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge

Address: 2101 West Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030
Location: United States > California > Oxnard
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Oxnard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge 3*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in West Ventura County, the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge, Oxnard is a resort-like property located near by Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, Channel Islands National Park,beaches and outlet shopping. Ideal for business and leisure guests alike, you'll enjoy spacious suites featuring full kitchens and complimentary wireless and wired internet.Our property features 252 well appointed suites including 60 two bedroom suites plus three heated pools, three jetted spas, tennis courts plus sports court. Enjoy golf at the adjacent River Ridge Golf Course! Fuel up at our complimentary full breakfast buffet daily. Unwind in the evening at our Manager's reception Monday thru Thursday featuring light appetizers and complimentary beer and wine. Planning a meeting or special event? Let our seasoned sales and catering professionals take care of all the details. We feature over 10,000 square feet of meeting space and offer full catering services on site! Meetings and events for 5 or 500, we've got you covered. We extend ourselves so you can extend your stay and Thrive! ... more   less 
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