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Amanzi Hotel
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Location is perfect: close to downtown, close to the beach, and right next to highway 101. Facilities seem old, but everything was clean and in working condition, so for the price 10/10. The complimentary breakfast was simple, but good: cereal, fruits, eggs... the usual, great if you want to eat and get going. Rooms were very clean, and service was quick.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side are away from the highway, so quieter
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

The room was quite large and clean and the breakfast good also.
The girl at check in was not terribly friendly and really didn't explain about free Internet or talk about breakfast .
The remote did not work and the windows needed cleaning . The elevator was a little iffy.
The location is convenient, and overall it is ok..but just not the Country Inn we are used to.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have stayed here many times over many years. The facility appears clean and pleasantly staffed, the rooms are large and very well appointed including microwaves and refrigerators.
Breakfasts are plentiful and convenient. If you want an elegant breakfast go to an elegant restaurant and pay for it. This meal is included. There is a wine and snack hour every afternoon included.
The pool is small but the beach is only about a 5 minute walk. Take your choice. The freeway goes by beneath you so it can be noisy.
The rooms face either the ocean or the mountains, so they say. The ocean view is well obstructed by a steel train bridge that is well used and quite noisy when a train goes over. If you like trains, that view is for you. If you like quiet, the mountain view is for you. It is not much of a view but more of the city. Besides, one does not go to Ventura to sit in their hotel room.
Parking is free and access to the rooms from the garage is only with a room key.
Ventura is a lovely and still sort of quaint town that is near Los Angeles but far enough away to feel you are away. It is only a 30 minute drive to Santa Barbara and about half the room cost as Santa Barbara. Enjoy Santa Barbara but stay in Ventura

Room Tip: The ocean view is well obstructed by a steel train bridge that is well used and quite noisy when a t...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Country Inn & Suites in Ventura, California, is located somewhat close to the beach -- except there is a busy freeway in between. If you could remove the freeway, it would be a good place to stay. But with it there, it hinders a nice view of the ocean, and what's worse, you hear the noise from the highway all night long. Another hotel chain located their property on the beach side of the freeway (but I don't know what they did about the highway noise).

But the bed was nice, and the breakfast was very good. The staff seemed friendly, and I had no other problems during my stay there.

If you choose to stay at this hotel, I highly recommend that you bring ear plugs if you want a good night's sleep. I'm NOT a light sleeper, and I had a difficult time getting a good night's sleep there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

I have mixed feelings about the Country Inn in Ventura. The refrigerator in our room did not work so we were sent to another room. That room smelled of smoke and was right next to a train track and highway. If it wasn't for the droning of the air conditioner we would probably have heard more of the traffic. On the bright side, the room was large and clean. The morning breakfast was a delight. I would probably give the inn one more chance.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We spent the last 3 nights of our road trip here. I often wonder what other travellers expect for their money but we found the hotel to be clean and well maintained. The room was massive with full facilities and the staff could not have been more helpfull. The cooked breakfast was an added bonus.
This hotel is only a 5 minute walk away from the sandy beach and pier with the added bonus of a footbridge nearby so there were no busy roads to cross. There are lots of dining options within easy walking distance so once you have parked your car it can stay there for the duration.
Other people have commented on the noise but the only time we noticed it was whilst using the pool but we did have a room on the opposite side so that may have made a difference.

Room Tip: Ask for a room without a sea view. That way you will be on the opposite side of the freeway.
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Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is not a three star hotel s claimed by priceline. Bedrooms are updated but the cleanliness is questionable. Elevator about to break. Staff ok. Just not worth the money to be close to the beach.Dissapointing

  • Stayed: July 2012
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VenturaCountryInn, Manager at Amanzi Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2012

Dear Brooke1084,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel. I have addressed your concerns with our team, and I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future.

We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations.


Sincerely,

Management

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Additional Information about Amanzi Hotel

Address: 298 S Chestnut St, Ventura, CA 93001-2835
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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 - $153 (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 
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Also Known As:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura Hotel Ventura
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson, Ventura
Country Inn Ventura
Ventura Country Inn

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