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Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had problems with my reservation. I was told I never did a reservation. I was in the wrong place. They couldn't find my name. Then the employee said I reserved 11 rooms. It was a hassle triying to find my reservation.

After a late nite gig, we checked into the hotel and headed to the bar for a “closer”. There we found a few people closing the nite after a wedding they attended. Great hotel staff!, beach close by, we’ll go back........

Hotel is situated on the best spot in Ventura, yet my room looked right into the parking garage. No jaccuzi or hot tub at the pool. ELEVATORS WERE SO SLOW THAT I ALWAYS HAD TO TAKE THE STAIRS. And had to take stairs to get ice. Slow service at counters. Dog show in town. Dogs whimpering in rooms on both sides. Disappointed :( -bb p.s. Valet parking is kind of a racquet, because they end up pulling your car around to right next to where the car was parked as opposed to where you give them the ticket. Might as well park it yourself.

This was a nice location, right on the beach, but within walking distance to downtown area. Very clean. We were upgraded to a king suite and it was amazing. Huge room, very clean and comfortable bed. The staff was very nice. The pool was nice and they had staff come out to take your food or drink order which was nice. Would stay here again.

We loved being on the beach. We enjoyed the pier and balcony views. The only problem was the bathroom doors are see through. We had to do everything with the lights off!

Lovely location and great friendly bell hop and valet service. The reception experience was not all that great. I do love this hotel though.

The room was updated with calming décor. The ocean view from my balcony was breathtaking. I loved the whole experience at the Crowne.

Comfortable room. Decent balcony. Located on the beach, walkable area w/ trail. Hiked Santa Monica Mountains...gorgeous views.

Nice hotel, close to the beach and nice restaurants. Staff were friendly and accommodating

So beautiful and comfortable. Very relaxing stay. The service was excellent, location was great with stunning views of the ocean.

It was an ok place to sleep and take a shower, like a Motel 7. So if you're expecting a loot of luxury for $300/night, you won't find that here. But the plus side is that it's in a great location! It's right on the beach and very easy to just walk out and be at the waves in a few steps. One thing that was irksome was that the elevators were super slow. There were only 3 elevators to serve many hundreds of rooms. And to make it worse one of those 3 was broken, so really only 2 elevators. If you stay on the 4th floor or lower, just use the stairs because you're going to wait forever. And when the elevator finally does come, it's full of people so you can't ride it anyway.

This hotel is in desperate need of a remodel. The room we paid $289 for didn't look anything like the pictures on their website. Way overpriced.

The patio is the envy of the beach. The staff is honest. My son lost his wallet, with 50 cash. We got it back with the cash. We will be staying here again...

This hotel is old but closeness to the beach makes the rooms be full at least during our stay in summer. Just be advised that there are not enough convenient parking spots available close to hotel. And basically there is no room facing the ocean, so based on the staff's definition higher floor rooms are considered ocean view regardless of whether they are close to the beach or close to the railway at the back side of the hotel. Overall the stay was minimally okay and overpriced.

Nice hotel great service right on Ventura Beach. Great restaurants next door to the hotel. Easy access to the freeway.

Great location near the pier, on the beach, close to shops, restaurants, and the nearby mission. Staff super friendly and helpful. Food is good - we had room service twice, and the on-site restaurant, but the menus are very limited. The building is old, and it desperately needs a face lift with some TLC, especially the way way they nickel and dime you for extra cash - 20% added service charges instead of 18% like most places. Watch out for the $12 added parking fees PER DAY not included in the advertised room rate. $5 for a bottle of water in your room.... I get that it is a Hilton property, but it is definitely not one of their better maintained properties, and it just doesn't justify top Hilton prices.... And I hope you like trains.....

Overall experience was good. Loved the restaurant in the hotel, especially the happy hour! The beach is immediately outside of the hotel. The annoying loud train was the biggest dissappointment. Woke us up every few hours!

Only hotel right on the beach, within walking distance to downtown Ventura. Didn't eat at the hotel restaurant but there is a very nice steakhouse across the alley.

I told my husband we need to stay every year for anniversary. I love area and restaurants

Our room 1111 is only partial ocean view and overlooking busy traffic, which is a bit disappointing.

450 E Harbor Blvd Ventura CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ventura Pier and Mission San Buenaventura
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center

Ventura Pier is within a 5-minute walk of Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach while other popular sites like Mission San Buenaventura are within a 15-minute stroll. This 235-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's on the beach and also a short walk from Ventura County Fairgrounds and San Buenaventura Mission.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in Mexican cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach's 235 rooms are recently renovated and provide balconies, iPod docks, and microwaves. TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers.


Property features

Guests of Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and WiFi in public areas. Parking is USD 8.00 per day (USD 16.00 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 65 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include 11 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Everyone (17) Couples (23) Business (8) Family (12) Other (7)
4
Everyone

Had problems with my reservation. I was told I never did a reservation. I was in the wrong place. They couldn't find my name. Then the employee said I reserved 11 rooms. It was a hassle triying to find my reservation.

By , from long beach on Oct 29, 2017

4

saxman’s retreat

Everyone

After a late nite gig, we checked into the hotel and headed to the bar for a “closer”. There we found a few people closing the nite after a wedding they attended. Great hotel staff!, beach close by, we’ll go back........

By on Oct 14, 2017

3

slightly disappointed

Everyone

Hotel is situated on the best spot in Ventura, yet my room looked right into the parking garage. No jaccuzi or hot tub at the pool. ELEVATORS WERE SO SLOW THAT I ALWAYS HAD TO TAKE THE STAIRS. And had to take stairs to get ice. Slow service at counters. Dog show in town. Dogs whimpering in rooms on both sides. Disappointed :( -bb p.s. Valet parking is kind of a racquet, because they end up pulling your car around to right next to where the car was parked as opposed to where you give them the ticket. Might as well park it yourself.

By on Oct 10, 2017

5

great location on the beach

Everyone

This was a nice location, right on the beach, but within walking distance to downtown area. Very clean. We were upgraded to a king suite and it was amazing. Huge room, very clean and comfortable bed. The staff was very nice. The pool was nice and they had staff come out to take your food or drink order which was nice. Would stay here again.

By , from minneapolis on Sep 27, 2017

5

awesome views. problem with doors.

Everyone

We loved being on the beach. We enjoyed the pier and balcony views. The only problem was the bathroom doors are see through. We had to do everything with the lights off!

By , from San Antonio, TX on Aug 22, 2017

3
Everyone

Lovely location and great friendly bell hop and valet service. The reception experience was not all that great. I do love this hotel though.

By on Jul 17, 2017

5

beautiful room and ocean view

Everyone

The room was updated with calming décor. The ocean view from my balcony was breathtaking. I loved the whole experience at the Crowne.

By on Jul 10, 2017

4

great beach access, but noisy

Everyone

Comfortable room. Decent balcony. Located on the beach, walkable area w/ trail. Hiked Santa Monica Mountains...gorgeous views.

By on May 31, 2017

5
Everyone

Nice hotel, close to the beach and nice restaurants. Staff were friendly and accommodating

By on Apr 3, 2017

5

loved the location. right on the beach!

Everyone

So beautiful and comfortable. Very relaxing stay. The service was excellent, location was great with stunning views of the ocean.

By on Dec 31, 2016