$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jun 4, 2015 Check-out: Jun 5, 2015

Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

3 stars
View map of 450 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA 93001

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
49 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
Ventura Trip

Hotel was nice and the view was beautiful from the balcony. See full review

  • Mr Carlos
  • Mar 14, 2015
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.

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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

NOM Tequila Grill
This new haven is the first truly authentic Mexican restaurant in Ventura Beach. NOM's award winning Executive Chef Luis Martinez displays his culinary talents introducing traditional plates from his home county. The ambiance is friendly yet casually ups
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.

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
49 out of 49
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
3

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr Carlos
Business
El Cajon
Mar 14, 2015

Ventura Trip

Hotel was nice and the view was beautiful from the balcony.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Scott N.
Business
Los Angeles
Mar 11, 2015

Ventura Chain Hotel Needs Work

Plus side, they have a very nice staff from the check-in to the bell service. The restaurant, Nom, is also fun and good. The cons... For the price, a mediocre chain hotel. No hot tub which is just weird since there is a pool and ample space. Trains!! They roar by with full whistle until 11pm and start up again at 4:30am!! The hotel needs to install double pane glass at the very least.

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

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big 6
Business
N/A
Mar 3, 2015

Weekend getaway

First time in Ventura in many years. Stayed at the Crowne Plaza. The location was great. You can walk right out of the hotel and you are on the beach. All rooms have an ocean view with a balcony. The location is perfect. Only a 2 minute walk to the pier and less than a 5 minute walk to downtown and the mission. The only downside is the train that seems to come around 5:30 in the morning and blows its horn. However, that is something that most of Ventura has to deal with. Overall for the money it was a great hotel at a great location. I would definitely return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Norah A.
Business
Fairborn
Jan 6, 2015

Naaa

I like the beach and that the hotel is near the water and I like the view but I paied for the breakfast online and at the hotel they told me I can only order eggs from the whole menu which is they did not menthon in reservation.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Good

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bardi25
Business
Palm Springs, California
Nov 21, 2014

Not what expected

From check in to check out there was nothing special about this hotel. The pictures online looked beautiful. The actual hotel was run down and did not have any special appeal. Walking distance to downtown. Watched police arrest a bum from our balcony.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Comfort queen
Business
Bakersfield, CA
Oct 22, 2014

Bday weekend

This hotel was awesome!! We were allowed to check in an hour early.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Operation Redwing
Business
Hermosa Beach
Sep 5, 2014

Great Location

Right on the ocean, great views and walking distance to downtown

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mrshamills
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DOUG MPUNTAIN MAN
Business
TEXAS
May 19, 2014

ca trip

great location walking distance to everything. hotel nice enough but not over the top

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza VENTURA BEACH

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aurocks21
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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