We will be making our first trip to the Channel Islands next June or July.
From what I have read, Ventura is the better place to stay for day trips to the islands. (Please correct me if I am wrong)
What hotels are within walking distance of the pier?
I was looking at Holiday Inn Express..are they located near the pier to go out to the Channel Islands?
Also, is the parking area for the ferry to the Channel Islands a pay parking lot? If so, what are the parking fees?