We have made plans to spend three nights in Ventura in October and are trying to decide on a beach front hotel. All my research seems to point to the Crown Plaza, but it has received such horrible reviews, I am hesitant to book it. We are coming into Ventura on Amtrak and will not be renting a car so we need to be close to the hotel and downtown. What else is there with an ocean view besides the Crown Plaza that fits our criteria? I am so frustrated. Thanks for any help you can offer.