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“quiet safe, linens didnt seem clean.” 3 of 5 stars
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Shores Inn & Suites
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1059 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001   |  
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Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Ventura
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“quiet safe, linens didnt seem clean.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I enjoyed staying there , great location, price was ok. The linens had a funny smell not sure they get changed everyday. A couple of blocks to the beach. Employees (Trevor I believe was his name) very friendly, and ready to help, made me feel at home.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Mayeta1
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Surrey
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have never written a bad review before but this one is bad. We were recommended this motel by their sister motel in the hills. We checked in and then 20 minutes later checked out and got our money back. The clientelle that were already staying there were yelling and screaming at each other - using foul and abusive language. Some rooms were quite clearly being used for very long term rentals by famliies that are happy to cook just using a mircrowave.

All that I could live with but the damp small that pervaded the air as you opened the hotel room was awful. My kids room had cigarette burns in the covers and to be honest I didn't even open the door or the bathroom which I believe would have been hideous - I just turned around and left.

Room Tip: Don't go here unless they overhaul their motel and change their clientelle.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SurreyTravel_Bug
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed there one night. It was dirty all over. The duvet is dirty and smelly, looks like haven't been washed for years. Microwave has spills in it. The fan in the room was so loud and mad me feel I am sleeping by a operating plane! I couldn't sleep at all, the noise, the smell invests.

Horrible horrible horrible place and need to be shut down!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank jetjetter
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Clovis, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This Inn/Suites is short of even being that. Yes, I looked by the beach, but the area is just run down. Just take a look at my pic's. For the price you pay, you are better off staying at the Holliday Inn or even better, take the 30 - 40 min drive and enjoy Santa Barabra. Much cleaner and the reception is welcoming. Don't try to negotiate a re-found, the Manager('s) don't return calls.

Room Tip: Holliday Inn guarantees the "Best Price" or your first night is free! Book early & sav...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Pablo J
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Paragould, Arkansas, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Me and some friends stayed here a few weeks ago and lemme just say that for the price and location, it was perfect. We spent around 80$ a night for a few nights and recieved great service, the employees were very helpful, everything looked alot cleaner and better than the pix Ive seen others post, and I would live there if I had the chance.

Sincerely,
Joseph

Room Tip: Cant help you here
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Joseph L
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Employees of this establishment are horrible at best. The girl that worked on Sat 6/2, must be employed here, because she inn't employable at good establishments. Her attutide is just horrible. I guess she fits in with the rest of the place.

House keeping is non-existant. Room was very dirty and un kept. The room had one blind on half of the window, the other half was broken off. It looked like the walls had various items attached at one time, but were were now ripped off of the walls. It did have a TV but the remote didn't work. The little refrigerator looked like it hadn't worked for a long time and was filthy inside. The sink drains were pluged and smelled really bad. The bathtub was so filthy it wasn't usable. The main office was usually unaccessable during the day, as the folks working here were never there and the office closed around 10 pm. Familes and Couples, definitely DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!! Singles, BEWARE!!!! Hookers, recommended. (Just remember the walls are paper thin and all of your conversations can be heard by your neighbors...

Room Tip: No satisfactory Rooms available here!!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Marc H
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Claremont, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We were a bit leary after reading some of the bad reviews but with it being a holiday weekend and everything booked we took a chance. It was just as expected, a motel. Nothing fancy but much better than we expected and being able to make our own waffles was pretty fun and neat too. Its very close to the beach and thats what we wanted. We will be back.

Room Tip: we liked our room 105
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Vanessa c
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Property: Shores Inn & Suites
Address: 1059 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001
Location: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Ventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Shores Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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