$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

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 57
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

92% would recommend to a friend.

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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
joey d in TX
Business
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
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

4
5.01.0
RodeWeary
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 4, 2013

Best value in Ventura

Do not be fooled by the off-brand name. This is a good hotel with excellent location. It's a very easy 10 minute walk to the beach and 5 minute walk to downtown Ventura. The rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. The Crowne Plaza is 3 blocks away for $50 more and despite being right on the beach, isn't as good a value or as well kept a room as the Country Inn. One recent negative review noted a cranky front desk girl. She's still there and so are her other cranky hotel staff buddies. They made NO difference to my stay. I would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Aloha Restaurant on the beach. It's cute and the food is good.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MickeyR
Business
Niland, CA, USA
Nov 6, 2013

Excellent first visit!

My first experience at this property was a pleasant surprise. Very friendly, accommodating staff. Well-appointed room - with a recliner! Excellent breakfast buffet. Located within walking distance of downtown, but close to the freeway - some traffic noise. Overall a good value. Will stay here again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant is a 2 block walk, and has excellent food and a wide variety of draft beers & Irish whiskeys.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pattioftroy
Business
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
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

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Vermont
Apr 14, 2010

An excelent motel at a great price.

[...] Third night free so my three nights cost an average of c. $75, including a great breakfast. Large room, well furnished, clean, comfortable, and with a good staff. My only complaint was that my room, on the seaward side, faced a railroad track, a busy street, and Highway 101. Which is why I carry ear plugs on a trip.

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: Not Applicable

Ventura in mid-April was uncomfortably cold. Take layers to add if you are cold. If it is warm that time of year, you are lucky.

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