$69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

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
51 reviews
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
better than expected

Great value. Nice staff, room and breakfast. Very convenient location. See full review

  • stubb
  • Mar 17, 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

Hotel Map

34.2775 -119.2905
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
OXNARD VENTURA ARPT, (OXR), 8.00, MI, S; LOS ANGELES INTL, (LAX), 62.00, MI, S; BURBANK GLENDALE PASADENA ARPT, (BUR), 80.00, MI, S;
Area description
Beach, This hotel is located near the beach.

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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 (51)

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bigtime
Valley
Jan 14, 2013

Ventura trip

Everything! near by. Nice ocean veiw on 3rd floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Right across the street, Taco Truck is parked til about 2AM. For those with late hunger urges.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PCHtraveller
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ready4Retirement
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
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 .

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mellow yellow Man
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
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

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

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lyon6666
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dberyo
thousand oaks, ca
Jun 7, 2014

Convenient location, but room cleanliness went down since last year

This is a good overall hotel in a great location and a solid hot breakfast. I did notice that the upkeep was not as good as last year (I stayed in this hotel 5 times in the past 12 months). The room could have been a touch cleaner, especially around the bathroom area. Tap water from the sink occasionally had some odor. Wi-Fi was spotty at times, but front desk had network cable available. Good value overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Supermediocreman
San Clemente
May 27, 2014

Family trip to the marathon

Easy in and easy out. Nice comfortable room and pool. Loud freeway and trains. Get a room on the inland side. The A/C was quiet. We were there over the weekend and there were no local maps available nor were there any newspapers at the desk. (the Best Western a couple hundred feet away had newspapers if you wanted one...) Room service food was from offsite but was fast and good! We were within easy walking distance of everything. Ventura is a cool town with great food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pizza Man Dan's was great!!! Good wine and great food at a good price. The Lure had the best sand dabs and beer. Their mixed drinks were only so-so. Their pasta dishes were dynamite.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joey d in TX
Austin, TX
May 5, 2014

great choice

Solid choice for a hotel in Ventura. Location is good, room was very clean, breakfast was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura, CA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SuePoo
Santa Clarita, CA
Apr 25, 2014

Enjoyed our stay!

The hotel room was very clean. The air conditioner worked well it was a little warm here in Ventura while we were vacationing. The happy hour was really nice. They have very good popcorn, chips and salsa(salsa was excellent). The happy hour hostess was very kind and kept the appetizers supplies full. They have beer, wine and sodas to drink. The breakfast was wonderful we were very happy with all the food. The only problem with our stay was there were many young people there for a tennis tournament of some sort and they were very noisy but quieted down around 11:00 PM. Pool and spa were very clean and the spa was very relaxing. We enjoyed our stay at the Country Inn.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Vagabond Cafe has the best food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is always very good and the service is good as well. We have always been very happy with everything we have ordered.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ddaileynews
Business
Salem, OR
Mar 23, 2014

Business trip w/comfort

The location, amenities, and comfort of this hotel made a busy business trip more enjoyable and relaxing.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stubb
walnut, ca
Mar 17, 2014

better than expected

Great value. Nice staff, room and breakfast. Very convenient location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Main street two blocks away. Plenty of restaurants, bars and shops in a very pleasant environment.

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