I stayed 2 days, and things that didn't bother me so much on the first day were a bit more annoying the second time around.
-Free WiFi that was very usable
-First night had a very nice and helpful receptionist
-Price (though, we apparently got some sort of discount)
-Location: easy to get to from 101, close to harbor and beaches, close to downtown
-A slightly surly receptionist the second night
-Received stained towels of questionable cleanliness (3 times)
-No "Do not disturb" sign
-No shampoo provided
-Not the most comfortable bed
A great place to stay for the purposes of passing through or as a base for a day trip to Channel Islands, but I'd imagine it gets much worse with each additional night you stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the exquisite beauty of Ventura, California, with your stay at the Crystal Lodge Motel. We offering spacious, comfortable, newly remodeled rooms. Beautifully done kitchen suites are perfect for your vacation stay.The Crystal Lodge Motel has 18 rooms, with a quite home like visit. Rooms are fully furnished with kitchenettes, 27" to 50" plasma/LCD televisions, as well as 81 channels, including HBO, ESPN, and some High Definition (HD) channels. Rooms also have phones, Free high speed wireless service (up to 20 mbps), coffee makers as requested, as well as the comfort of your temperature with your own air conditioning. We are 1/2 mile from the beach and walking distance to several restaurants and shopping centers. Commercial room rates, extended long term rates, and senior citizen discounts are available. We also accept all major credit cards.Spend your next vacation at the Crystal Lodge Motel, where the beauty of Southern California comes to life! ... more less
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