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“Good stopping place for Ventura” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   298 Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA 93001   |  
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Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Ventura
Dorset England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Good stopping place for Ventura”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

What a lovely old town! Quite quaint. There are big soulless resort hotels along the Northern beach but you are well out of town. We had a good look round this neat appealing town. Hotel choice seemed good but closer inspection revealed some disappointments. We settled on Country Inn as we could easily walk into town. We had a balcony view of the hills on the third floor. Beware, the rooms on the coastal side are next to the railroad and the freeway. Complimentary wine and beer between 5 and 7 p.m. but they are offered in the bare breakfast room. Free acceptable breakfast. You could do a lot worse than this in Ventura !

Room Tip: Balconies only on third floor. Always ask for town side.
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Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 of 5 stars
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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Location is perfect: close to downtown, close to the beach, and right next to highway 101. Facilities seem old, but everything was clean and in working condition, so for the price 10/10. The complimentary breakfast was simple, but good: cereal, fruits, eggs... the usual, great if you want to eat and get going. Rooms were very clean, and service was quick.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side are away from the highway, so quieter
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bloomington, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The room was quite large and clean and the breakfast good also.
The girl at check in was not terribly friendly and really didn't explain about free Internet or talk about breakfast .
The remote did not work and the windows needed cleaning . The elevator was a little iffy.
The location is convenient, and overall it is ok..but just not the Country Inn we are used to.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have stayed here many times over many years. The facility appears clean and pleasantly staffed, the rooms are large and very well appointed including microwaves and refrigerators.
Breakfasts are plentiful and convenient. If you want an elegant breakfast go to an elegant restaurant and pay for it. This meal is included. There is a wine and snack hour every afternoon included.
The pool is small but the beach is only about a 5 minute walk. Take your choice. The freeway goes by beneath you so it can be noisy.
The rooms face either the ocean or the mountains, so they say. The ocean view is well obstructed by a steel train bridge that is well used and quite noisy when a train goes over. If you like trains, that view is for you. If you like quiet, the mountain view is for you. It is not much of a view but more of the city. Besides, one does not go to Ventura to sit in their hotel room.
Parking is free and access to the rooms from the garage is only with a room key.
Ventura is a lovely and still sort of quaint town that is near Los Angeles but far enough away to feel you are away. It is only a 30 minute drive to Santa Barbara and about half the room cost as Santa Barbara. Enjoy Santa Barbara but stay in Ventura

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The Country Inn & Suites in Ventura, California, is located somewhat close to the beach -- except there is a busy freeway in between. If you could remove the freeway, it would be a good place to stay. But with it there, it hinders a nice view of the ocean, and what's worse, you hear the noise from the highway all night long. Another hotel chain located their property on the beach side of the freeway (but I don't know what they did about the highway noise).

But the bed was nice, and the breakfast was very good. The staff seemed friendly, and I had no other problems during my stay there.

If you choose to stay at this hotel, I highly recommend that you bring ear plugs if you want a good night's sleep. I'm NOT a light sleeper, and I had a difficult time getting a good night's sleep there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I have mixed feelings about the Country Inn in Ventura. The refrigerator in our room did not work so we were sent to another room. That room smelled of smoke and was right next to a train track and highway. If it wasn't for the droning of the air conditioner we would probably have heard more of the traffic. On the bright side, the room was large and clean. The morning breakfast was a delight. I would probably give the inn one more chance.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 298 Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA 93001
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Location: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Ventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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