$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

1
5.01.0
grdnt
Business
Albany, CA
Jul 30, 2010

NOisy, dark and ugly

Waste of money and sleep. I checked the reviews and THOUGHT it was good. Very badly located on the end of a dark street just over the freeway and the train tracks, so you can imagine how noisy it is(be aware of the 3:15am train). Room is huge but kind of dark and ugly, not pleasant to the eyes. Not even the TV is well placed in the room. Not that I thought about using the bathtub, but it looked nasty with about 8 plugs in it. The free continental breakfast was ok, the eggs had no taste and the orange juice was kind of thick when I finished, not at all close to what I drink. I didn't even thought about going in the swimming pool, it was small and had a great vies of the freeway and train tracks, just like the bedroom, and as noisy as the bedroom. The whole hotel looks old with the dark carpet. DO NOT RECOMMEND. BAD LOCATION

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dinning, shopping and nightlife located with a short walk

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jeff z
Business
palos verdes, ca
Jun 29, 2009

Marginal, not as adevertised

Location was good for our needs, didn't break the bank, but also worn out, dark, dingy and not that clean. Would not stay there again.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Value Girl
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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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

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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
Soccer MOM 2012
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 4, 2012

Soccer Tournament

Great breakfast and Happy Hour free when staying here

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike8565
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
darla1
Business
Ventura CA
Jan 29, 2014

Comfortable good location

Amenities up to par except no bell service and no restaurant on site. Staff at desk could be more helpful..

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
darla1
Business
Ventura CA
Jan 28, 2014

Comfortable good location

Clean comfortable rooms..good breakfast.good housekkeping staff. The front desk needs to be friendlier and more helpful on requests. Not very accomodating. No bell service. Pool needs more attention.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Main Street..many choices

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Supermediocreman
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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