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Casa Via Mar Inn & Tennis Club

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Every part of this hotel says retro 70s vibe. I loved that. Unfortunately this meant many of the items were original and not well kept. The shower had patched holes on the floor that were soft, It looks like a room had caught fire, the roof tiles look extremely aged (unsure if they leak or not), the lights are placed awkwardly. I did love the room design though and the staff were very friendly. The shower water pressure and temperature were perfect.

Over all not recommended - i wouldn't stay there again. Everything is old, dirty, rusty, broken, stinky, and run out literally - it's quite expensive for what it is - "a cheep motel". The internet booking websites and the motel website are misleading - this is MOTEL as stated on the property sign (not a Hotel). The pictures are misleading too - the set up is the same but it's like the picture were taken 30 years ago. And no - i'm not spoiled rich kid - I've traveled around the world and USA, and I've seen it all.

We were so surprised to find dishes & silverware in a motel room but knew it had a frig. & micro so that was a nice surprise. Were also happy to have a free hot breakfast & wish we had more time there to have used the lovely pool & jacuzzi. We LOVED THE HUGE ROOM!!!

We were very pleased. The staff person we dealt with was knowlegeable. The only problem was the shower. It was dirty and cracked. The whole stall needs to be replaced.

This was very poor value for the cost. The room was poorly furnished, with thrift shop decor. We were only given two very thin, institutional towels. The staff was arrogant and unpleasant; e.g., we asked for directions and were told to look on Google, and, if we didn't have Google, then too bad. The hallway was noisy all night with drunks. The smell of pot wafted into our room. The bed was lumpy. The blanket on the bed was stained.

The room had a bad smell. I turned on the water in the restroom to wash up and the color of the water was brown. Continental breakfast was suppose to be from 6-10am. I waited until 7:45am and doors were still looked and with no staff around. Front desk staff had no clue if they would serve breakfast. I checked out and went to eat breakfast at McDonald's. I will never stay at Casa Mar Inn & Tennis Club again.

Needs bathroom redone, good breakfast, loved room style,

Very old and dated hotel. The bed covers were dirty had stains. I woke with bed bug bites on my foot and the ambience of the room was very off. It's not far from the beach but I would rather pay a bit more to stay at a newer and nicer hotel.

It was pretty ghetto. The breakfast tasted like cardboard and the room smelt like weed.

No that happy this time the girl from front desk seam mad she did not smile one bit.

I took a chance, even after seeing some of the reviews, it was a wonderful stay! The room was clean and well maintained. The staff was very helpful and polite (I checked in at 1130pm and they were cheerful). Donuts and coffee at the front desk. Breakfast served in a separate nice building. Overall experience was great. I would recommend it to everyone!! *this is not a brand new place and you must enjoy the rustic charm.

We had expected this to be just a decent hotel to spend a night, and thought we'd grab fast food from the strip mall next door and spend most of the time in our room. But it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. The pool/spa area is very nice, and the sushi at the mall was simply amazing. The hotel is also near enough to the marina that it is a nice walk. And the free breakfast in the morning was way better than you expect at an inexpensive motel.

Our stay, although short was wonderful. PH was having a heat wave (90 degrees), and the room didn't have air conditioning, but they provided a large fan that suited us perfectly as the evening's outdoor temps fell, so did the room's. The room was clean and amazingly quiet, although the rooms around us were full, we couldn't hear anyone else. It is on the corner of a busy intersection but...not the freeway! The staff was very nice, breakfast was wonderful, we would stay there again in a minute.

I wish they had a microwave in the room. The internet was not working the night we checked in. But it was fine from the next day. They had good complimentary breakfast.

This overnight trip was planned soley for a tiny getaway with my teenage daughter to have a change of scenery. Upon arriving in the afternoon, the male staff member was cheerful and helpful. My room was reserved, however, he offerred options of different variables with no price difference. He made sure our room was equipped with air condition and that we had 2 beds verses the one bed I had reserved. After the friendly check in, we drove around the corner and parked directly in front of our room. The grounds and overall appearance of the motel were neat and clean. Upon entering our room, we were quite pleased with the older style spanish decor. It was bright, warm and inviting. As a habit, I immediatly checked the mattresses for any signs of bed bugs. Was very pleased that the mattresses were bright and brand new looking. Bedding was clean and smelled fresh. Room was overall very tidy and clean and being a clean freak, I did not see anything that appalled me. The carpet had some spots that were slightly worn, but it was acceptable. We brought food with us and was glad to have a working fridge, micro and sink. There was a very large size desk/table that could have fit 5 people or more. My daughter and I both enjoyed sitting there with our laptops. The beds were comfortable and we both slept great through the night without any noise disturbance. Breakfast was splendid and better than most. We definitly want to return there for another treat away from home. I think if you are looking for a brand new and modern place, than you may be more judgemental here. I happen to like the older places that have charecter and this motel fit all my critera of a great place to stay. If you are a drinker, they offer 1.00 drinks for "attitude adjustment" hours at their bar. I thought their flyer was cute with the attitude "saying" on it. I didn't have the opportunity to attend the bar/lounge on this trip. Overall excellent place with a friendly staff!

The room smelled bad. Stains on the carpet, comforter, holes in the blanket. There were no supplies except towels for only two people even though the room was for four. You have to go to the front desk and ask for soap, shampoo etc. The pool area was not clean. Other than complimentary breakfast, it is no better than Motel 6. I was disappointed. Will not go there again.

The service was awesome and the front desk ladies were the best!!! Thank you for such a wonderful clean and spacious room.

Rooms could use an update. The odor in the room wasn't very pleasant, we used some air deodorizer which helped slightly.

We walked into our room and the odor was horrific. It smelled like a nail salon very strong acrylic nail smell or some kind of chemical. My husband called the front desk to change rooms but the girl said that was the only room. We asked if they could send someone to check the smell and maybe spray but she said there was no one to do this. we tried leaving the door open to get fresh air but it really did not help the matter. Also in the morning got in the shower and found out you physically have to walk to the front desk to get your own shampoo.

The staff really tried to make this place more than a motel type place. There was a happy hour with $1 drinks and free breakfast for people staying. The pool and hot tub were also nice. I would come here again. Oh and there are good places to eat in walking distance.

377 W Channel Islands Blvd. Port Hueneme CA

Casa Via Mar Inn & Tennis Club is located within a few miles (5 km) of Channel Islands Harbor and Silver Strand Beach. This 74-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife is also nearby.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

All 74 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 40-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Casa Via Mar Inn & Tennis Club, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and outdoor tennis courts. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, Kitchenette (Non Smoking)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Double Room, Kitchen (Non Smoking)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette (Non Smoking)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen (Non Smoking)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Casa Via Mar Inn & Tennis Club

Everyone (7) Couples (14) Business (4) Family (7) Other (5)
3

love the old vibe, but not the old age.

Everyone

Every part of this hotel says retro 70s vibe. I loved that. Unfortunately this meant many of the items were original and not well kept. The shower had patched holes on the floor that were soft, It looks like a room had caught fire, the roof tiles look extremely aged (unsure if they leak or not), the lights are placed awkwardly. I did love the room design though and the staff were very friendly. The shower water pressure and temperature were perfect.

By on Mar 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your taking the time to share your experience.

2
Everyone

Over all not recommended - i wouldn't stay there again. Everything is old, dirty, rusty, broken, stinky, and run out literally - it's quite expensive for what it is - "a cheep motel". The internet booking websites and the motel website are misleading - this is MOTEL as stated on the property sign (not a Hotel). The pictures are misleading too - the set up is the same but it's like the picture were taken 30 years ago. And no - i'm not spoiled rich kid - I've traveled around the world and USA, and I've seen it all.

By on Nov 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2017

I apologize you were unhappy with your stay. We are an Inn/Motel and only advertise as such. The photos were taken in December of 2014.

4

good location & more than just a motel room!

Everyone
our big room free hot breakfast

We were so surprised to find dishes & silverware in a motel room but knew it had a frig. & micro so that was a nice surprise. Were also happy to have a free hot breakfast & wish we had more time there to have used the lovely pool & jacuzzi. We LOVED THE HUGE ROOM!!!

By , from Irvine, CA on Nov 14, 2016

3
Everyone

We were very pleased. The staff person we dealt with was knowlegeable. The only problem was the shower. It was dirty and cracked. The whole stall needs to be replaced.

By on Aug 28, 2016

1

avoid this place

Everyone

This was very poor value for the cost. The room was poorly furnished, with thrift shop decor. We were only given two very thin, institutional towels. The staff was arrogant and unpleasant; e.g., we asked for directions and were told to look on Google, and, if we didn't have Google, then too bad. The hallway was noisy all night with drunks. The smell of pot wafted into our room. The bed was lumpy. The blanket on the bed was stained.

By on Jul 19, 2016

1

the hotel is not worth the high rate i had to pay.

Everyone

The room had a bad smell. I turned on the water in the restroom to wash up and the color of the water was brown. Continental breakfast was suppose to be from 6-10am. I waited until 7:45am and doors were still looked and with no staff around. Front desk staff had no clue if they would serve breakfast. I checked out and went to eat breakfast at McDonald's. I will never stay at Casa Mar Inn & Tennis Club again.

By , from M on Jun 27, 2016

4

lots of room

Everyone

Needs bathroom redone, good breakfast, loved room style,

By , from W on Jun 21, 2016

1

first and last time i stay there

Couples

Very old and dated hotel. The bed covers were dirty had stains. I woke with bed bug bites on my foot and the ambience of the room was very off. It's not far from the beach but I would rather pay a bit more to stay at a newer and nicer hotel.

By on Sep 14, 2015

2

road trip stop

Couples

It was pretty ghetto. The breakfast tasted like cardboard and the room smelt like weed.

By on Jun 4, 2015

2

ok

Families

No that happy this time the girl from front desk seam mad she did not smile one bit.

By on Nov 11, 2013