We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good for the money and free happy hour after a long days work.”
Review of Amanzi Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Amanzi Hotel
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Reviewed October 18, 2011

My first time at this hotel, and it was an overall good experience. They are right off the interstate, so the location is good and bad. One side faces the interstate so if your room is on that side you may not like it. Luckily mine was not. They have free happy hour in the afternoon and the rooms looked remodeled. Overall a great value

  • Stayed: October 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jaredmarkham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (671)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

565 - 571 of 671 reviews

Reviewed September 19, 2011

My family and I stayed in Ventura for 5 days. Per the advice of earlier reviewers, we requested a room in the front of the hotel, away from the train tracks. The room was furnished with a microwave and a mini-fridge. there is a business center in the lobby; there's a 15 minute limit. There is an outdoor pool and hot tub. If you use either of those, be prepared for noise because the freeway and train tracks are close by. The breakfast is one of the better options around. they served all the traditional items in a continental breakfast, but also served eggs, bacon, sausage, and on most mornings biscuits and gravy. In the evenings, there's a manager's reception, during which they served red wine, white wine, and soft drinks. Although there was freeway and train noise, easy freeway access could be viewed as a benefit. The hotel was also within walking distance of Main St. as well as a being within a few blocks of the beach. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room toward the front to minimize train and freeway noise.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Bballrun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VenturaCountryInn, Manager at Amanzi Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay and really appreciate the positive feed back.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Staff was not accommodating. Whirlpool in room didn't work. Rat seen crawling down wall outside window. Cleanliness was sub par. By far, the worst hotel I've stayed in.

Room Tip: Avoid If Possible! I have direct billing thru my company, and that is my primary reason for staying...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank yuri w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VenturaCountryInn, Manager at Amanzi Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience here at the Country Inn and Suites Ventura. I am very sorry that you did not have an enjoyable stay with us. We would have liked to have taken care of the issues that occurred during your stay but please rest assured that we will look into it. Once again I apologize.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 15, 2011

My overall impression was one of relatively low quality; more of a value hotel than a quality hotel. The rooms were actually pretty nice, with large spaces and a very comfortable bed, but services were sub-standard, and the hotel felt old and run down. Examples of services I didn't like: Internet (while complementary) was slower than dial-up; there was no service elevator, so we had to wait in line behind service staff to use it; eleveator sounded unsafe; breakfast was OK, but the breakfast room was too overcrowded; there was no fitness center at the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces the ocean
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank guinnw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 5, 2011

Country Inn and Suites was a nice and comfortable place to stay. I spent one night here when I visited the Channel Islands, Mission San Buenaventura and the Ventura Pier. The rooms were spacious and walking distance to the historical Ventura Pier. Parking was good and breakfast was good. The only disappointment I had was the fact they didn't have waffles as advertised on their website. The 2 people who ran the breakfast were not as friendly as they could have been. The welcome staff were nice though. If you visit San Buenaventura, this is a great place to stay! Clean, comfortable and in the middle of everything.

Room Tip: Reserve at least 2 weeks in advance. Before turning in your key on check out, it gives you free oni...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank rpnabong1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 31, 2011

I've stayed there for about the last ten years. The staff is very friendly and willing to help with any questions or concerns. The rooms are quiet and clean. The new decorating and furniture is beautiful. It's within walking distance of the ocean and many other spots to visit . I would never consider staying any where else in Ventura.

Room Tip: Explain reason for staying there
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank retreat2544
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 20, 2011

I've stayed at this hotel twice a year for the last six of seven years. It was always well furnished, but now that it has been remodeled, it is elegant. We had a room with a terrific view of the mountains, two queen-size beds, excellent maid service, two sinks and mirrors, newly carpeted and redecorated.
The air conditioning unit was inefficient the first night. We commented at the desk, and the unit was changed in a matter of hours.
The breakfast buffet was adquate, and varied enough for the hearty breakfast eater and the diet conscious eater as well.
The complimentary drink and snacks before supper help to stave off a voracious appetite. The company is always pleasant.
The personnel at the desk, those who serve the breakfast and snacks, those who attend the room service -- wonderful people with a warm and enthusiastic manner.
They have an outside jacuzzi and swimming pool that are kept clean and pleasant temperature-wise. Ther is a beautiful area for sunning or simply sitting quietly at shaded tables outside.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: State your needs: quiet room at end of hall, a room adequate for parents and children, room with vi...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jer1941
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ventura hotels
0.5 mi away
Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn
0.2 mi away
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
0.1 mi away
Best Western Plus Inn Of Ventura
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
#1 of 23 in Ventura
1,140 reviews
1.1 mi away
Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura Beach Marriott
#5 of 23 in Ventura
662 reviews
0.1 mi away
Vagabond Inn Ventura
Vagabond Inn Ventura
#10 of 23 in Ventura
394 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Amanzi Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Amanzi Hotel

Address: 298 S Chestnut St, Ventura, CA 93001-2835
Phone Number:
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
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ventura
Price Range: $89 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Amanzi Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amanzi Hotel is located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in the coastal town of Ventura, California. Recently introduced as the only boutique hotel in Ventura. The Amanzi presents a contemporary ambiance with the warmth of hospitality. From carefully selected room amenities & guest services which enhance business travel or leisure trips, the hotel (formerly Country Inn & Suites by Carlson) offers the ideal location for your California trip. Complimentary hot breakfast, WiFi access, evening Manager's Happy Hour and spacious guest rooms (full renovations completed by winter 2017!) add value for travelers looking to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Stay comfortably as you rejuvenate at the beach, gather for business events at nearby venues, or tour the Pacific Coastline! The Amanzi Hotel is located right off the 101 Ventura Freeway, walking distance from the beach, Downtown Main Street and City Hall! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz and Hotwire so you can book your Amanzi Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura Hotel Ventura
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson, Ventura
Country Inn Ventura
Ventura Country Inn

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing