We were in Ventura to visit Channel Islands National Park. Being tired of chain hotels, we were looking for a unique place to stay and found it in Bella Maggiore Inn. The location is great, right in the middle of old downtown with shops and restaurants galore. I was really surprised by the negative reviews of the staff. We thought they were wonderful and, in fact, we had great conversations and enjoyed them very much. I had the feeling that they would do anything to make us happy. We stayed in a room on the third floor in the front of the hotel. There is no elevator but the staff takes your luggage up and down. There was a lot of activity on the street below but no noise to speak of. We were there on the weekend and it was fun watching the activity. The room was a suite with a working gas fireplace and a TV in the living room and the bedroom. Everything was clean and very nice.
We had the included breakfast at the hotel cafe which was a full, off the menu, delicious breakfast. We also ate dinners at two nearby restaurants. "Sportsman's" which is next door to the hotel and "Chicago's" about two blocks away. Both were excellent.
I hope we have an occasion to return for another stay at Bella Maggiore.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking