$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

5
5.01.0
Jayne the Surfer
Santa Clarita
Mar 7, 2013

Surfing vacation

Enjoyed jacuzzi, breakfast, and wifi internet. Most of all, there was enough room for my surfboard for safety. Plus, microwave, coffee maker and fridge in the room for our convenience. Also, the walking distance is very close to beach and restaurants. Great!

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Caefd4
Business
Ventura, California
Oct 17, 2013

Needed a cheap place

Kinda scary, breakfast sucked, couldn't get on the internet, and check in girl was cranky, but it got the job done!!

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vntge56
Monrovia, Ca
Oct 1, 2013

Loved this place

We got a room on the 3rd floor with a nice view of the pool and overlooking the ocean. The pool was a little small but it was not crowded. The free happy hour was nice since they gave us plastic cups we could take our drinks to the pool which was right next to it. The Breakfast in the morning was Yummy. They have 2 cooks making the hash browns and eggs to your liking..Loved it! The Room was nice and super comfy.We took a nice walk at night and it felt safe. There is lots of places to eat, walking distance to everything.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AZbiker
Phoenix
Jul 23, 2013

Perfect location!

Nice and clean large room. Close to Hwy1. Plenty of parking.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lovin' Ventura Getaway
Bakersfield, Ca.
Jun 12, 2013

Great escape

An extremly great value with clean rooms, comfy beds, nice staff, perfect location for shopping, beaches and dining. The continental breakfast was incredible!!!!! The selection was vast & the food was delicious. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. We would highly recommend this little gem in the heart of beautiful Ventura.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pattioftroy
pasadena, ca
May 28, 2013

needed a place to stay after coming up to a party

This fit the bill. Clean, modern room, very spacious the bed/furniture looked newer.. Not a luxurious bathroom, butt it was clean. Nice big flat screen tv . Good free breakfast in the morning.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Value Girl
Florida
May 13, 2013

Paid extra - they put me next to train tracks

The write-up made it sound like if you paid extra to be on the 3rd floor you would have a view. There was a view alright, a view of the train tracks with trains going by not infrequently. You can't really see the ocean. And even after I asked to be moved (no reimbursement for that extra payment), it was still loud because this hotel is RIGHT NEXT to the 101. The breakfast was good and the breakfast staff was attentive, and the rooms were large. But the front desk personnel were lazy and surly. I will not stay there again.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike8565
Los Angeles
Apr 11, 2013

Great Value

Clean Room, Nice comfortable bed Lots of oil field hands stay in the hotel

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jayne the Surfer
Santa Clarita
Mar 7, 2013

Surfing vacation

Enjoyed jacuzzi, breakfast, and wifi internet. Most of all, there was enough room for my surfboard for safety. Plus, microwave, coffee maker and fridge in the room for our convenience. Also, the walking distance is very close to beach and restaurants. Great!

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

4
5.01.0
cj January 2013 NOT 12
Business
Goleta
Jan 6, 2013

Good hotel, good deal. Satisfied

I just needed a quick solid, inexpensive place to stay for a business trip. Orbtz provided a good price. Everything went off well, without issue. In and out quickly, comfortably. I also appreciated convenient breakfast provided free of charge. Here's a note to hotel staff: Your job is important. We (the public) work hard. You provide respite from all that. Thank you. Acknowledge yourselves for good work. Go ahead and smile from time to time and know you are appreciated. We, the customer, enjoy seeing you smile.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The beach is always a good idea. A gem, free of charge. Just go there, do nothing. Yes

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