$63 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 15, 2015 Check-out: Jan 16, 2015

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

3 stars
298 South Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
57 reviews
Country Inn review

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while visiting friends and family in the area - super convenient... See full review

  • StephBangs
  • Nov 30, 2014
Enjoyed our stay!

The hotel room was very clean. The air conditioner worked well it was a little warm here in Ventura... See full review

  • SuePoo
  • Apr 25, 2014
Stay in the heart of Ventura next to the beach and pier

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Ventura is a convenient stopover on the famous Hwy 101 California coastal drive and one of the most centrally located value destinations within Ventura. This hotel boasts a beach backdrop yet it is within a few blocks of the freeway, fairgrounds, downtown and Amtrak station. Walk on a pedestrian overpass to surf breaks in minutes. Business-friendly services include free Wi-Fi and a business center. Golf courses and shopping destination Camarillo, CA are within a short drive.

Highlights

  • Prime Ventura location 2 blocks to beach
  • Complimentary hot breakfast with waffles, plus happy hour drinks and 24/7 coffee, all served daily
  • Heated outdoor pool and a footbridge that leads to the beach
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access

Rooms

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Ventura offers three types of roomy, country-style accommodations across 120 units, including standard rooms, fireplace rooms and suites with kitchenettes and separated bedrooms. Some rooms have views of Ventura Pier. Every unit has a microwave, mini-refrigerator and free high-speed wired or wireless Internet access. 

Features

Grab a book from the in-house guest library and take the footbridge overpass from Country Inn & Suites to reach the sand at Ventura beach in minutes. There, grab a surfboard, rent bikes or simply soak in the California sun. Back at the hotel, enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi on site. Guests also receive complimentary access to a full-scale gym four blocks away. On-site coin-operated Laundromat and same day dry cleaning service are available.

Dining

Start the day with eggs and bacon at the Country Inn & Suites complimentary hot buffet breakfast. Enjoy the sunset with a free happy hour drink, also served daily. Room service is available during dinner hours from a nearby restaurant. Ventura's most popular beachfront cafes and pubs are within walking distance including Eric Ericsson's Fish Company on the pier. 

Transportation

  • Ventura Amtrak Station (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Oxnard Airport (12.4 mi/19.9 km)
  • Burbank Airport (61.9 mi/99.6 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (68.5 mi/110 km)

Attractions

  • Main Street (2 blocks)
  • Ventura Pier and beach (2 blocks)
  • San Buena Ventura Mission (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara, CA (27.7 mi/44.6 km)

Business

  • Business center with computers, copying and faxing
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Ventura
  • A/V-equipped meeting room with seating for up to 50

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Jacuzzi
Golf
Tennis
Outdoor tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Indoor parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Dining

Busy Bee Cafe
4 Blocks -5 minutes
Breakfast Room
Located in Lobby Managers reception from 5:00-7:00pm nightly.
Erik Ericssons
2 Blocks Located on the Pier.
The Sportsman
3 Blocks -5 Minutes -North Dress Code: Casual to Formal

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (57)

Ratings and reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First time Africa
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 1, 2014

Clean comfortable at great price

I frequently stay in Ventura on business. This is one of my regular hotels. Rooms are big and comfortable. Includes fridge and microwave. Hot breakfast in the morning. About my only compaint is that the elevator is slow and the stairs don't have exits. So getting from the car to the room and back takes a few minutes. Fast freeway access, especially to points North. (Basically the last exit on the 101 before leaving Ventura for the Coast)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
StephBangs
Business
Santa Rosa, CA
Nov 30, 2014

Country Inn review

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while visiting friends and family in the area - super convenient location within very short walking distance of the Ventura pier, the promenade, and downtown Ventura/Main Street. It's right across the street from one of the best bars in CA, if that's your thing (Barrelhouse 101, which has 101 taps!). It's also very convenient for car travel with an on-ramp and off-ramp to 101 located right around the corner. If you are sensitive to car noise, ask for a room with a mountain view rather than an ocean view - we didn't hear any noise from the freeway on the inland side. They serve an excellent full complimentary breakfast including cereal, fruit, oatmeal, bread/bagels, waffles, eggs, bacon/sausage, biscuits and gravy... I highly recommend this hotel, and will definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Ventura pier, promenade, downtown/Main Street

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SENOR ROBERTO
Business
SALINAS , CA.
Nov 14, 2014

nice,

nice place, safe location, everything is good. really good breakfast and happy hour.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

hawaii steak house, happy hour

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jonivent
Business
Libby Montana
Nov 14, 2014

Best Ventura Value

I am an ex Ventura resident. I stay there in hotels often as my kids still reside in Ventura. This hotel was clean friendly and in a great location to visit Ventura. For the price this is the best value in Ventura. The hotel was clean very comfortable and the staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cykes
Business
Lancaster ca
Sep 22, 2014

Great location for what we were there for

Great location. Rooms were very clean and roomy. Staff was great and parking was enclosed made me feel more comfortable about my vegicle

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ichiitzel
Business
Bakersfield, CA
Aug 31, 2014

Concerns

Bedding issues. I did not like the cleaning of the bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PCHtraveller
Business
Europe
Aug 22, 2014

Nice hotel for 1 night

We stayed over for one night during out trip along the PCH. While the hotel itself is above average, the traffic noise and the area is not.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ready4Retirement
Business
Mesa, AZ
Jul 7, 2014

4th Of July Extended Vacation

Considering the options in Ventura, the value is there. For the price, you receive a very nice room with coffee pot, refrig, microwave, nice size TV, room A/C, nice balcony with chairs-although without an ocean view room you are just watching the neighboring business and traffic. (Spend the extra money for an ocean view room if you can.) Hot breakfast is included and manned by a real person cooking. WOW! That adds real value. The staff if very friendly and makes sure your needs are met. The room was very clean. Nothing overlooked to make it an enjoyable stay. We will be back and that says it all. Note about California and Ventura in general. Things are expensive over there and you can't find a room on the coast near the ocean for less than about $150.00 per night anywhere. So, if you have to pay through the nose, then get the return on your money spent. Close to the beach, clean room with all amenities, hot breakfast and 2 drinks with appetizers at night. Considering what you would spend for breakfast alone, the value is there. In short " they get it ! " Caution: They don't allow smoking or pets. Totally fine with us but be aware of these policies before you book.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Travel down to the harbor and take advantage of two boat trips. One tours the harbor. Seniors pay $8.00. The other tours the Channel Islands. Lasts 3 and 1/2 hours and cost is $33.00 (seniors). Both were worth every penny spent .

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mellow yellow Man
Business
Ventura California
Jun 30, 2014

Close but not to far away...

We enjoyed the nice feel of downtown Ventura. The room was quiet and peaceful. Close to Business and quaint little shops. The room had some issues, they reversed the sheet inside out for our second night stay. And the floor could of used a little vacuuming. Each night. Enough said!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Don't stay out too late, different kind of crowd.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lyon6666
Business
Santa Clarita, CA
Jun 10, 2014

Good location for marathon

Stayed here for M2B marathon is the location was IDEAL! Will stay here again for future marathons.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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