$144 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 25, 2014

Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

3 stars
450 EAST HARBOR BOULEVARD, VENTURA, CA 93001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
67 reviews
Great getaway

Great hotel, very nice, clean, just a few steps away from the beach. Walking distance from... See full review

  • Calis
  • Apr 20, 2014
Very nice

Lucky with weather and hotel was great. Good surf out front. Nice walking on board walk and very... See full review

  • Surf Cowboy
  • Jan 3, 2014
Watch the surf and sand from Ventura’s only beachfront hotel

Guests staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach enjoy more than California sunsets at the only beachfront hotel in Ventura. The high-rise hotel is also home to a large conference and family resort with on-site dining, an oceanfront pool and a 24-hour gym. The adjacent historic pier, surfing beach and boardwalk offer guests an authentic seaside experience the minute they step out the door. Guests can also catch amazing views of the surf from select rooms spanning the hotel's twelve floors. For some sun, head to the beach level patio and pool. 

Highlights

  • Only beachfront hotel in Ventura
  • Oceanfront heated swimming pool
  • California-inspired cuisine at C-Street and cool cocktails at Aqua Beachfront Bar  
  • Pets welcome (fees apply)

Rooms

Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach has 258 rooms on 12 floors overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounding hills. Look forward to luxurious sleep with upgraded linens, earplugs, lavender spray, an eye mask and a nightlight. Some rooms also have ocean view balconies, sofa sleepers and microwaves. Business travelers appreciate in-room work desks with ergonomic chairs. Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach has 18 suite units and 8 ADA rooms. High-speed Internet access is available (fees apply).

Features

The location of Crowne Plaza can't be beat in Ventura. Spend days on the sand and evenings unwinding over a prix fixe three-course sunset dinner without leaving the hotel. Breakfast, lunch and regular dinner service are also available at relaxed California cuisine C-Street restaurant. The lobby features local art and a martini bar with floor-to-ceiling windows extending to a seaside patio. Room service is available. Additional features include a game room and same-day laundry service. A concierge desk can help book surfing guides and boat rides to Channel Island State Park.

Transportation

  • Ventura Amtrak Station (0.4 mi/650 m)
  • Montalvo Metrolink Station (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • Oxnard Airport (12.2 mi/19.6 km)
  • Burbank Airport (61.9 mi/99.6 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (68.5 mi/110 km)

Attractions

  • Main Street (0.4 mi/650 m)
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds (0.4 mi/650 m)
  • San Buena Ventura Mission (0.5 mi/850 m)
  • Olivas Park Golf Course (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Ventura Harbor (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • Santa Barbara, CA (27.7 mi/44.6 km)

Business

  • Business center has faxing
  • 19,000 square feet of total meeting space that includes top-floor ballroom
  • Catering and event planning
  • In-room desks with ergonomic chairs

Policies and fees
  • This hotel has a pet policy (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

34.2769 -119.2939
Nearby airports
Santa Barbara, (SBA), 26.00, MI, N; Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), 69.00, MI, S; Burbank Airport, (BUR), 45.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Resort, resort

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Reviewer score 3.8 out of 5

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

C-Street "California Inspired Cuisine"
The newest Ventura dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating. Featuring locally scourced, sustainably harvested food and regional wines from Santa Barbara, Malibu, Paso Robles, Ventura and Ojai.
Aqua "Beachfront Bar"
Aqua Lounge is located in main lobby with great ocean views. One of the only beach front bars in Ventura!!! Join us for Happy Hour 7 days a week from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (67)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.1

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mrshamills
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 18, 2014

The noise.

I was in town for a family event, and the location couldn't have been better, which is why I chose to stay there. As for the noise: There's the freeway right next to the hotel, then a railroad track where a train comes by every few hours blasting it's horn at full blast next to that, then the hotel, then the ocean. The walls are paper thin, there's no sound insulation from the outside either, so those 3 sounds, combined with the noise of the neighbors, the crews working outside, the kids in the pool, the maids in the hallways, all converged into being the noisiest stay I've ever had anywhere. I had terribly loud neighbors 2 out of my 3 nights, which isn't the hotels fault, but I could hear EVERYTHING. Toilet lids shutting, someone knocking on another door was so loud it sounded like it was on mine, I could hear the ding of the elevators clearly, and I was all the way at the end of the hall from them. Every time my neighbors shut their sliding or front door, my whole room shook (and of course they were in and out all night). The last morning, I was awakened bright and early to workers breaking apart concrete with a sledge hammer. I thought that it was my neighbors tapping on my balcony until I looked out and saw the workers 7 stories down. So, thus my night ended. The staff was great, and there is obviously nothing they can do about the sounds, or the way the hotel was built, but I was surprised at what I got for what I payed. I was also surprised, for what I payed, how many people apparently came there to party, and were up at all hours of the night yelling on their balcony. My third night, I had an extremely quiet neighbor, which I appreciated more than he/she could know, but I was surprised again, at how much I could hear despite their attempts at being quiet and courteous. The room service and the Aqua bar food was great, and the staff was fantastic. I would not, however, recommend the steak salad. I would recommend the fish and chips. As for the rest of the room, the bed was large and comfortable, the bathroom was passable, the sundries provided were acceptable, and it was very nice to have a mini-fridge, but I never utilized the microwave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aurocks21
Irvine, CA
May 1, 2014

Decent Choice

My wife and I went to Ventura for a concert at the Theater and were looking for a good hotel within walking distance. The Crowne Plaza is in a great location (right on the beach), but is fairly dated. The bar downstairs was nice, but the room was just so/so (bed was ok, AC was loud). Not a bad choice for the money if you're going to Ventura if you're not big on amenities.

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

Not a long walk to downtown, with many restaurants, bars and the Ventura Theater

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Calis
Los Angeles
Apr 20, 2014

Great getaway

Great hotel, very nice, clean, just a few steps away from the beach. Walking distance from downtown. I would definitely stay here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Avifox
Ventra california
Mar 25, 2014

To much noise

The room was very nice but did not have a great night sleep. It seem more like a party hotel, I could hear party's in the rooms next to me and all over the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Surf Cowboy
Fullerton, Ca
Jan 3, 2014

Very nice

Lucky with weather and hotel was great. Good surf out front. Nice walking on board walk and very close to downtown and lots of restaurants.

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

Ericssons on the Pier. Great Clam Chowder and menu in general.

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ck3bbs
winnetka, ca.
Nov 18, 2013

room

they need to position the bed to the other side of the room in order to see the view from bed

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

aqua lounge bar made great cocktails and c street makes outstanding food

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ms. AS
Los Angeles
Apr 1, 2013

Avoid this hotel

I left the same day I checked in because the hotel was seedy as was the surrounding neighborhood. At the pool, the lounge cushions were grossly stained, from head to foot. The pool towels provided were shredding on all four sides. There were long strings hanging of them. In the room, I didn't have a bedside clock. I called the front desk twice, but never received a clock. The hair dryer in the bathroom didn't work and the room towels were threadbare and scratchy. If I had used them, I would have beel left with red scratches! I was so turned off by this hotel, that I didn't want to sleep there. I think this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at.

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

Nature's Grill is an excellent organic, healthy-style restaurant. I had a delicious lunch there.

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Staycation Dianne
Ojai, CA
Nov 19, 2012

Great location

Although, the location is great, its was hardly a quiet getaway. Room noise, hotel noise is constant. Noise from other hotel guests was disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
My bday weekend
Ojai, Ca
Sep 24, 2012

Friday Night Getaway

The hotel was very nice but a bit overpriced only because it was close to the beach I am sure. Stayed here because I friend was celebrating her birtday on main st and we (my bf and I) figured it would be easier to get a toom and walk to main st and not worry about driving home. They will charge you ten dollars for parking. I didnt even park in their lot i parked in the Del Mar lot for free however I still got charged ten dollars. Our door was jammed we could never opened it on the first attempt. The room was very nice however, great view and walking distance to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dr. Blablah
Wollongong, NSW Australia
Jul 26, 2012

Location, not value for money

Great location, loved Ventura. But we could have stayed a 5 min walk away for half the price and gotten a free breakfast and free wifi. (A friend of ours stayed nearby) Parking was free, but the system of having to return to the front desk for validation everytime we wanted to leave was cumbersome. Ventura was fab, especially if you're looking for a smaller town feel near LA. We rented a 4 person surrey bike for an hour and had a great ride on the coast! Loved the Taco place on the pier and the friendly fishermen. Mmm. Fish tacos and fresh fab salsa....

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

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