Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 105
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NewEnglander Spacious suite
A beautiful suite that was excellent for an extended stay. Walk to shops and beach and a nice view of Ventura harbor. The hot breakfast was very good. Also, the van to LAX left from the hotel and had only one stop (at Oxnard airport). This has got to be the best deal in the Ventura area!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Krissy64 Great beds
My son and I recently stayed here at the harbor. We loved how it was so close to the shops. The beds were very comfy and the view of the harbor was so peaceful. I am not sure why we kept getting smells of sewer (was it because of the harbor or something else). Either way, we enjoyed our stay and will be back again. The food was good and the coffee was nice and hot. Staff were all friendly.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ttaylor7 Great views, comfortable room, excellent dining nearby
This hotel offers rooms with views of the Marina -- and nearby restaurants with excellent food. It made a business trip very pleasant and relaxing.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sales Rep Great location
While doing business in the Ventura area this hotel is a great find.
We return here every 6 months when visiting the area.
It's nice to walk around the marina and feels like a vacation too and not just a business trip.
August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by yogamama great location
Holiday Inn Express Ventura.is located in a great
We enjoyed the walk from the hotel to the village Harbor.
We also used the shuttle service which took us to downtown Ventura. Great service for free.
Our over all stay was very good. Large room and very quiet.
Only negative---breakfast could have been better. But considering it was free I guess it was o.k.
Staff was very helpful and friendly. Lobby could of been larger. Overall a good hotel./motel
July 29, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bob2214 THe dirtiest floor I have ever seen`
The room was nice the veiw is fantastic, but the carpet was the dirtiest I have ever seen. I might as well been a dirt floor.ever morning I would get in the shower and the dirt from my feet would fill the tub base. The plug in behind the sofa had no screws in it nor did it have a cover plate on it. The area behind the sofa was very dirty also, it looked like it hadnt been sweeped in about a year. The veiw from the room was Phenomenal!!
July 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vencedor2 Agradecido
Gracias por su servicio exelente hotel para esta area
July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobnpeg Great location
We liked this hotel because it was close to the marina and downtown Ventura.
The room was clean, food was good and the beds were comfortable.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Franchi Aroma
Nice rooms, good bed, pleasant staff and decent breakfast (except for the omelets.)
Sewage aroma towards the end of the hotel near the Ventura West parking lot is unpleasant and we won't stay on that side of the hotel any more. Twice is enough.
Otherwise, we like the place.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by donna98 Environment
A great hotel with excellent accommodations and views. The only drawback is the aroma from a nearby waste water treatment plant.
July 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Fred561 Avoid this property
Comfortable as it was, and attentative as staff was, it could not make up for stained carpeting, tatered amenities, and reidiculous fees.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diana1940 Nice clean hotel in a great location.
My daughter, her husband and their two children recently visited me for a week from Denver. As I am elderly and no longer have room for house guests I booked them into the Holiday Inn Express at the Ventura Harbor.
From check in until check out everything was great and they had a lovely vacation. They had a room on the 3rd floor overlooking the Harbor with a nice balcony to sit out on. The children were thrilled to be able to see the boats from their room, and the proximity of the family beach and small touristy stores. There are lots of good restaurants, all within walking distance from the hotel.
The breakfast was great, and a very good value as it was included with the cost of their room.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alan56pat58 Great Harbor View!
Lovely large harbor view room. Open the windows, or sit on the balcony and enjoy! Only thing a bit odd, breakfast was kind of cold even though it was busy. Anyway, for pure location this is one of the nicest Holiday Inn Express sites out there. Very friendly staff as well.
July 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeCool2014 A little chincy on the soap
Have stayed here before. The harbor view is the reason we returned. Eating breakfast one morning a guest brought in her stinky dog. I thought she was going to put it on my table, but she put it on the floor next to my table and proceeded to fill a tray to take back to her room. She then put the dog on her tray and carried all away. The proximity of the restroom to the breakfast room is now well understood, as I thought I would vomit right then and there. After someone else left it opened a space up a short distance away and I moved there and attempted to finish breakfast. The rest of the say was unremarkable.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by K. Mack Great service
The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly, the front desk staff, breakfast staff and housekeeping were the most welcoming I have met in quite a while
July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TB AZ Great stay in Ventura!
We have stayed at this hotel for the last 5 years and the staff, room and breakfast were excellent. Thank you for the attentiveness to detail.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie001 Great Service
Rooms were spacious and clean. Quality of service was high and recommend this location to anyone staying in Ventura CA USA.
July 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marty14 Affordable Lodging on So. Cal. Coast
This hotel was an affordable place to stay on the California coast between San Luis Obispo and Santa Monica. We had a nice view of the harbor (full of sailing boats at the pier) and some palm trees which made a pretty silhouette at sunset. Our room was fine, nothing fancy but affordable. There's also a small outdoor patio for the room so you can sit outside to enjoy the view. The sliding glass door didn't run too smoothly and the screen door fell-off when I opened it. They charge an extra fee for parking but when we complained about the WiFi not working, they refunded our parking fee which made them about par with most similar hotels (free parking and WiFi which doesn't work.) The breakfast was okay and the room was clean. The bathroom was small and had a weird little square tub (wider than usual but short.) It was okay for shower, not so good for a bath. It's apparently to make more space in the room itself by shrinking the bathroom. Getting into their parking lot is confusing because the entrances are gated with no attendants. But it's apparently just for looks. If you drive up to one of the gates they will automatically open without a code. (I thought it was information they forgot to provide when we made the reservation.) This place wasn't great but neither was it terrible. Probably about to be expected for a mid-range hotel.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatchyBoots99 Wonderful Place to stay
This was my second time and this hotel and I still think this is the best. The staff are friendly and attentive. I came to the hotel early and even though room was not ready yet, I was able to start the check in process so when I got back to the hotel all I had to do was pick up the key. This hotel is walking distance to the beach, shopping and Island Packers (Channel Island tours.) The breakfast far exceeded my expectations. Would definitely stay here again.
June 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PMKCA NO Breakfast Served
I chose this hotel for serving breakfast but the breakfast was not served until 7AM and I had to leave at 6:30AM. There was no to go breakfast available either. Not coming back to this hotel.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Swim Dad Clean room and good breakfast
Overall good experience. The lobby is a little small - not much common area. Room is clean and comfortable. The balcony sitting area and the ocean view is good.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cher M MARTA WAS AN EXCELLENT FRONT DESK REP
We so appreciated the wonderful welcome we received from the front desk rep, Marta. She upgraded us to a harbor view and made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. It's so refreshing having someone who seems to absolutely love what they are doing to ensure guest comfort! She was there in the morning as well to wish us safe travels and a wonderful day. She made our visit!
June 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rose88 Very Friendly staff
the room was a little bit dated but comfortable. The front desk staff was very helpful . The dining room staff was very attentive..
June 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marky32 Nice Location
Having lived in the Oxnard/Ventura area, it was nice to go back to the harbor and places I frequented. The hotel staff was friendly and very helpful. I will certainly stay there in the future.
June 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WCmom Not the typical Holiday Inn Express
This hotel is an anomaly as it is an older, run down building with a strange smell in the guest rooms. It looks like Holiday Inn purchased the building and has attempted to make it an Express. It just is not. The bedding is the only thing that made this seem like a Holiday Inn Express. Don't stay here unless you want to go to an old smelly building that happens to have nice beds and a friendly staff.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Navy Commander Great Breakfast
The Ventura Holiday Inn has the best free breakfast I have ever had at any hotel or hotel brand ever! The front desk personnel (Marta) was very friendly. Don't change the breakfast.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaveB63 Excellent service
Great hotel in excellent location. Staff were fantastic at check in, giving us advice on services available and on good places to eat at the marina. Well worth the money and trolley bus into Ventura centre available from the door if you need it.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NTBW Comfortable and great customer service
Highly recommend this property. Great staff. Clean and comfortable environment. Great experience. We are return customers.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PrimeG Great stay, wonderful staff!
Hotel is clean, well-managed, and the entire staff is graciously warm and helpful.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mauigirl Employees
I have stayed here close to a dozen times and can't say enlighten good things about the employees. They are always very friendly and helpful and meet my needs. The ladies in the breakfast area go above and beyond to meet our needs. I hope to will take the time to give them some kiddos ! Karen Held
May 22, 2014