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“Location, Location, Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Ventura
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Not the greatest BW Plus I've stayed in, but location sure helped its cause. I was in town for one night for business and the reviews/price combo for this BW convinced me to stay. Check-in was fast and easy - service was incredibly friendly. Free Wi-Fi is always a good thing. The room was clean and the bed was pretty comfortable. I couldn't seem to get the temperature comfortable and just felt "sticky" for most of the night. But I WAS by the coast - so... whatever. There was a nice sized refrigerator for storing leftover dinner and snacks and a microwave for reheating said leftovers and snacks. The only thing that was a little uncomfortable for me was the bathroom - this is where the hotel showed its age. There is a small window that goes right out to the parking lot and you can see right out - which I am assuming means you can see right in. Maybe. Other than that, I was pretty comfortable. Shower and bathroom were clean enough and water pressure was great. Overall a nice stay. Less than a five minute walk to GREAT eateries, the beach, or downtown Ventura. Like I said - location, location, location. Pretty good value here at the BW Inn of Ventura.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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05360, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
We are pleased our location was convienent for you. We are always trying to do our very best and make our guests stay the best that we can. Thank you for your review and we hope that we will get the oppurtunity to provide you with superior care again in the future.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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San Bernardino, California
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213 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

When we arrived here no one was at the desk which is by the breakfast area. My husband went to use the restroom there. The clerk happened to come out of the restroom as my husband was reaching for the door. I could hear what they said. My husband said, Oh I was just going to use the bathroom." The woman clerk said, Well, can I get out of here first." When she came to the desk I acted like I hadn't heard her because she definitely was not friendly and was rude to my husband. She kept going on and on about how she got startled. Eventually she sort of apologized. The room was on the 1st floor and there are many vagrants on the streets. The room was next to an alley and the bath window didn't lock. The vagrants were looking for cigarette butts in the hotel's outdoor ash can. We definitely did not feel like walking outside at night.The pictures of the hotel make it look better than it was.

I stayed there on my birthday and it was certainly depressing. The room was small and we did not want to use the shower for security reasons. Anyone in the alley could probably see in.The breakfast was just okay.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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05360, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
We apologize if we failed to miss something during your stay. We hope that you would give us another chance to provide you with superior care and a better experience in the future.
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Upland, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Booked several rooms for a cycling tour. Beautiful rooms and setting, and all cyclists were pleased with accommodations as well as a delicious breakfast included! Convenient location with a park across the street. Many restaurants within walking distance. Freeway friendly. Carlos and Alice provided friendly service via the telephone as well as in person. They anticipated our needs, too. Also, spoke with Andrew on the phone who was friendly and courteous. Will visit again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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05360, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
We thank you for your comments, and are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope that we can accommodate you again in the future. Hope you all did well on your tour!
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Someplace beautiful, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I really want to pass on a good review on the hotel manager, Carlos. He & his wife were so friendly & sweet. When we checked out he even gave our two kids a little departing gift each: two little beach balls. It's amazing what a nice manager can bring to a little hotel like this! It is also right by the park w/ a playground & a short walk to the cute, lively downtown one way & the beach the other way.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy K
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05360, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
I appreciate your comments and I will share them with my team. Positive feedback such as yours reassures our staff that we are doing our best to provide our guests with superior customer care. Thank you again!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Don't judge a book by it's cover! We were skeptical when we drove into this hotel late at night because the outside was a typical "motel" looking property. However, we were cheerfully greeted, checked in, given directions to the local In and Out Burger and then told to stop back by the front desk when we return so the clerk could move her car and give us a parking space. Needless to say the hotel was booked. Upon entering our room, we were pleasantly surprised to find a huge, very clean room. The beds were some of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Our bathroom was spacious with thick towels. Coming from the southeast US, BW's don't usually meet these standards. We would definitely choose this hotel again when in the Ventura area. Oh, and breakfast was great too.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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05360, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to accommodating you next time you are in Ventura!
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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

The Best Western of Ventura, while it may appear as a "run of the mill" "park outside" your room hotel, was very nice. Quite spacious, comfortable and very close to the downtown area where there are many restaurants, movie and night life. Easy access on/off the freeway. The only negative was that it is not close to the ocean shores and pier, for the price it was a great find!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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05360, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
I’m so sorry we failed to share with to you on your recent stay, that we are a 10-15 minute walk (two minute drive) from the Ventura pier. Half a block over to Ash Street there is a pedestrian over pass that takes you right to the pier and the ocean shore! We thank you for your review and hope that on your next stay with us you will be able to enjoy and take advantage of this convenience... A lot of our guests bring their bikes and ride right over to the pier via the over pass!
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Van Nuys CA
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65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is the second time this year we've stayed here, I didn't even consider looking for another hotel. Our experience on our last trip here was great and I expected no less this time. My wife and I enjoy golfing and this hotel in near four great courses. A two block walk and your on Main st. with plenty of shopping and some real nice restaurants for lunch or dinner. (we recommend the the Irish Pub) Breakfast at the hotel is good and service starts a 6:30 AM. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Checking in and out was a breeze. We will definitely stay here again on one of our next getaways later this year.

Room Tip: A lot of people seem to complain about the train noise, It's an AM Track and is by is just a few...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
We appreciate your review and letting us know how your stay was. Thank you for continuing to allow us to accommodate you. From all the staff here at Best Western PLUS Inn of Ventura we thank you again and appreciate your loyalty!
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura
Address: 708 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
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Location: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Ventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Ventura 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to pier and beaches. 100 % smoking-free. Heated pool, friendly staff, and deluxe continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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