$63 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 9, 2014 Check-out: Nov 11, 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
53 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 (53)

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

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 53
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dberyo
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vntge56
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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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

4
5.01.0
California Dreamin
Business
California
Jan 30, 2012

Great Place to Stay

Always Friendly, great location, wonderful happy hour, and tasty breakfast. I have stayed with them on business and pleasure at least 6 times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bay Area, CA
May 31, 2011

Stay ar Country Inn and Suites, Ventura

Staff was friendly, Rooms are big and spacious and each room has microwave and referigerator which is a requirement with a 2 year old kid. There was noise from HW101 so I asked them to change it ot the other side and they did it happily!

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
santa maria california
Aug 25, 2010

fantastic getaway to go shopping

I really liked the hotel it was clean and the room was very spacious. The hotel is very close to the freeway so easy access to shopping and restaurants. I wish the breakfast would run past 10 am. Would stay again.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Ventura mall

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
TN
Oct 5, 2009

California

IT was a great hotel. Eveything was lovely, and the room was better than expected. Very clean and over sized room. The only thing was a bit noisy since it's right over the 101 freeway. But was low enought at night to sleep with out ear plugs :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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

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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