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Our room was spacious and very clean. The location is absolutely PERFECT. A park, brewery, and multiple restaurants are all within a short walk, as is the beach! The pool was closed "due to Covid" and the breakfast was laughably awful--worse than what my kids gets from her public school cafeteria. I know there are still various restrictions due to Covid, but it seemed like the pool should be open by now and if they can't serve a decent breakfast they should just not, until they can again. But overall, an easy and pleasant stay, and we'd stay here again.

The place has gotten a major refit. The pool area is a full construction zone at this writing so no sunbathing. My gripe is that terrible packet of gross creamer for you room coffee maker. This place is way to nice now for that ghetto motel option.

Close to downtown and the beach

It is doing some remodeling.

The remodel made it even nicer than it already was.

It is far from the picture. Everything is crapy. Very inconvenience. The layout is weird: seating on the table with blowing from the AC. The carpet is smelly and looks old. The bathroom is leaking. The plus thing is big room.

I went to this hotel already knowing that it was under construction, so wasn't surprised to find that the pool and breakfast (buffet) were closed. They have a grab and go breakfast which is just a bunch of stuff in a bag. The man handing out the coffee and bags gave phenomenal service and was very friendly. The service was terrible here for the most part though. Dirty coffee maker (not replaced until I brought it downstairs), phone broken, housekeeping didn't come daily as requested. Water turned off for an hour or so midday, but they said they tried to call us to notify us on our broken phone so we were caught off guard. It will likely be very nice once renovations are finished, but the service and management needs a major renovation. If you ask for something or a service, you should not have to wait hours or keep going downstairs to make sure it gets done. Management has no sense of urgency to make sure your stay is comfortable. If you want super close proximity to stuff and clean rooms then this is a good hotel to stay at, but just expect crappy service.

Location is great

Construction eliminated food service and access to even a vending machine.

Close to downtown Close to many restaurants Free parking Room size

Staff was surprisingly unwelcoming. Check out was at noon. I was running 15 minutes late and was surprised when the front desk called my room and gave me an ultimatum to check out. Over 15 minutes, and, when operating at low occupancy? Give me a break.

Great property, close to everything in Ventura! Highly recommend.

The hotel was near the beach and next to Hwy 101. Very clean.

great value 5 minutes from the beach. friendly, competent staff. property very clean and well run.

Awesome hotel. Nice view and very clean. Good price too.

S Chestnut St Ventura CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ventura Pier and San Buenaventura Mission
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free covered self parking

Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Ventura City Hall and Ventura Pier. This 119-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free on-the-go breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection's 119 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a spa tub. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a meeting room, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, Fireplace, Balcony

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

Everyone (19) Couples (5) Family (13)
4
Family

Our room was spacious and very clean. The location is absolutely PERFECT. A park, brewery, and multiple restaurants are all within a short walk, as is the beach! The pool was closed "due to Covid" and the breakfast was laughably awful--worse than what my kids gets from her public school cafeteria. I know there are still various restrictions due to Covid, but it seemed like the pool should be open by now and if they can't serve a decent breakfast they should just not, until they can again. But overall, an easy and pleasant stay, and we'd stay here again.

By on Oct 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 12, 2021

Thank you for choosing us while in Ventura. Our complimentary breakfast is currently grab-an-go as we finish off on our breakfast renovations. Our pool is also being renovated which is why it was kept closed. We are happy you enjoyed our location despite our amenities not being available and hope to welcome you again once we have the updates completed. Thank you for being our guest!

5
Everyone

The place has gotten a major refit. The pool area is a full construction zone at this writing so no sunbathing. My gripe is that terrible packet of gross creamer for you room coffee maker. This place is way to nice now for that ghetto motel option.

By on Oct 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 12, 2021

Thank you for your feedback which helps us continue to make improvements. More changes are coming soon so stay tuned!

4
Family Friends

Close to downtown and the beach

By on Oct 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 11, 2021

Glad you enjoyed our location in Downtown Ventura! Thank you for being our guest at the Amanzi.

5
Family

It is doing some remodeling.

By on Aug 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2021

Thanks for your review!

5
Partner Couples

The remodel made it even nicer than it already was.

By on Aug 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2021

Happy to know that you liked are updates! The Amanzi team hopes to see you again soon.

2
Partner Couples

It is far from the picture. Everything is crapy. Very inconvenience. The layout is weird: seating on the table with blowing from the AC. The carpet is smelly and looks old. The bathroom is leaking. The plus thing is big room.

By on Aug 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2021

We are sorry that our hotel was not the right place for you. Our team works hard to provide comfortable stays and will continue to do so.

3
Family

I went to this hotel already knowing that it was under construction, so wasn't surprised to find that the pool and breakfast (buffet) were closed. They have a grab and go breakfast which is just a bunch of stuff in a bag. The man handing out the coffee and bags gave phenomenal service and was very friendly. The service was terrible here for the most part though. Dirty coffee maker (not replaced until I brought it downstairs), phone broken, housekeeping didn't come daily as requested. Water turned off for an hour or so midday, but they said they tried to call us to notify us on our broken phone so we were caught off guard. It will likely be very nice once renovations are finished, but the service and management needs a major renovation. If you ask for something or a service, you should not have to wait hours or keep going downstairs to make sure it gets done. Management has no sense of urgency to make sure your stay is comfortable. If you want super close proximity to stuff and clean rooms then this is a good hotel to stay at, but just expect crappy service.

By on Jul 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2021

Please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting the hospitality standards our team strives for. Your comments will be looked at further though it is hard to identify when this happened as this was posted anonymously. We want our guests to enjoy better stays and we will certainly look at your comments to do better. Thank you for alerting us.

4
Family with small children

Location is great

By on Jul 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2021

Glad you enjoyed our Downtown Ventura hotel! We hope to welcome you again.

5
Everyone

By on May 9, 2021

Review comment responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you for rating your stay at the Amanzi Hotel.

4
Business Business

Construction eliminated food service and access to even a vending machine.

By on May 9, 2021

Review comment responded on May 12, 2021

We apologize for the inconveniences you faced during your stay due to our remodel project. At this time, we will continue to offer the complimentary grab-and-go breakfast bags we had switched to last Spring. Our team is anxious to resume our breakfast and we appreciate your patience. Hope to see you again soon at the Amanzi!

Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

298 S Chestnut St, Ventura, CA 93001
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