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Ocean Gateway Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our room was too far from the WiFi router, so we had no access to internet.

Mishandled reservation, uninformed staff, broken clock, missing lampshade, no ice, no iron, no hair dryer, pitiful "breakfast" (a plate of stale muffins a single pot of bad coffee, and a jug of "Tang" - that was cleared out half an hour BEFORE the posted time), spotty Wi-Fi, horrendous, ancient decor.

HOTEL OWNER IS RUDE AND PROFILES BY LOOKS. HOTEL ALWAYS THE GYEST TO HAVE VISTERS til 10pm but it hadmy sister come and me and my daughtersister were in the pool my sister was sitting by tables owner came and kicked her out but not ne1 else visters.

The motel staff were all very helpful during the 4th of July weekend. The rooms were very comfortable.

It smelled musty. Needed renovations. Needed new beds

Ok stuff, but not throughtly cleaned, spider in the restroom.

This hotel was literally coming apart. The bathroom walls were in very poor condition. Could even have asbestos. The rooms smelled horrible. I had to leave the windows open all day with the fan running so the stench could leave. And even though it helped, it still smelled horrible. It is in such poor condition that I didn't even want to sleep inside the sheets. The curtains were ripped as if a cat had a great time ruining them. Other than that the employees were very helpful and kind. That is the only good thing I can think about this stay.

Dirty and old nothing like the photos on the web it smells dirty.muffins and fake orange juice is not a continental breakfast just bad deal

The hotel on the website looked really nice, a place we thought we would accomidate us well. Our first room we got had stains all over the carpet, the room smelled like smoke and dirty, we were afraid to put anything down because something might crawl on it. My husband pulled out the ac filter out of the mini ac and it was so caked with dirt, it was falling off the filter, it was completely disgusting. I asked to be moved to another room and they gave us a cleaner room than the other one, didn't smell as bad, the carpets were not as stained but the mini fridge didn't work and everything was just old, dingy, outdated, and the beds were very uncomfortable, they were sunken in and had old, ugly, uninviting comforters. Overall the place was disgusting, not at all what the website portrayed.

I love the place. I enjoy the convenience. And its comfort. Great value.

Adequit space but really old and outdated! Has the basics but nothing more.

continental breakfast big negative with fake orange juice, pool needed brushing, be careful washing machine only hooked up to hot water. could have gotten the same type of room elsewhere for $20 less, double beds were very comfortable though.

Everything was decent. Nothing extraordinary. Pool was clean and the shower worked fine. Have $20 cash on you, because they ask for a deposit..

This was our second stay here. Our last stay was in 2012. When we got to our room, there was an old bar of soap in the shower, and possibly soiled towel on the rack. They advertise WiFi, but coverage was spotty at best. Hotel doesn't appear to be that old, but seems to be falling apart. We will stay in Ventura next time.

Well, air conditioner was lacking power as there was little ventilation by opening the window. Room was dirty. We opened the drawers looking for extra pillows to find crumbs and hair from past guests. Dirty towel was left in the fridge. Granted, if we needed the fridge and more use of the microwave, they were there. It was very nice that there was a hairdryer. Sensor lights were great and went on when triggered by movement. Love that. Opening the window you were subject to a local's dog barking all night. We needed a room as everything else where we needed to be was sold old. Breakfast was lacking but there was coffee, juice and some fruit and pastries.

Stayed at this hotel because it was the cheapest, what a mistake! Pay $20.00-$30.00 more dollars and get a decent hotel! The beds were horrible, the pillows were flat, the sheets were worn out, the towels were like sandpaper! We also had to deal with a group of drunken idiots next door, who were having a shot party in their room! I had to call 3 times to get these idiots to shut up!

Given the inexpensive cost of the hotel and that every hotel in Ojai was booked, we did not have very high expectations for this place. However, when we got there, everything seemed relatively new and clean. The room was also spacious. The locations was near the 126 freeway so it was easy to get to Ojai and Ventura.

Hotel is always clean. Staff very helpful. Our room was to have a microwave and a regridgerator and when they weren't in the room I asked the staff and they were surprised the items were not there but they were in the rom within 3 minutes of asking about them. All around stay was great

350 S Peck Rd Santa Paula CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Ocean Gateway Inn places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Santa Paula Theatre Center and Veterans Memorial Park. This 51-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near Santa Paula City Hall and Santa Paula Canyon Falls / Punch Bowls.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

Ocean Gateway Inn's 51 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

At Ocean Gateway Inn, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Ocean Gateway Inn

Everyone (5) Business (1) Couples (4) Family (5) Friends (2)
3

eh

Business Travelers

Our room was too far from the WiFi router, so we had no access to internet.

By , from Madera, CA on Jul 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2017

I'm sorry that you didn't have the best experience while staying with us. We will correct the issues right away.

2

a roof over your head and no more

Everyone

Mishandled reservation, uninformed staff, broken clock, missing lampshade, no ice, no iron, no hair dryer, pitiful "breakfast" (a plate of stale muffins a single pot of bad coffee, and a jug of "Tang" - that was cleared out half an hour BEFORE the posted time), spotty Wi-Fi, horrendous, ancient decor.

By , from Danbury, CT on May 18, 2017

1

not recommended

Everyone

HOTEL OWNER IS RUDE AND PROFILES BY LOOKS. HOTEL ALWAYS THE GYEST TO HAVE VISTERS til 10pm but it hadmy sister come and me and my daughtersister were in the pool my sister was sitting by tables owner came and kicked her out but not ne1 else visters.

By on Aug 11, 2016

4

celebration of life for my deceased brother.

Everyone

The motel staff were all very helpful during the 4th of July weekend. The rooms were very comfortable.

By , from Tucson, AZ on Jul 4, 2016

2
Everyone

It smelled musty. Needed renovations. Needed new beds

By on Jun 12, 2016

2
Everyone

Ok stuff, but not throughtly cleaned, spider in the restroom.

By on Feb 16, 2016

2

very old

BusinessTravelers

This hotel was literally coming apart. The bathroom walls were in very poor condition. Could even have asbestos. The rooms smelled horrible. I had to leave the windows open all day with the fan running so the stench could leave. And even though it helped, it still smelled horrible. It is in such poor condition that I didn't even want to sleep inside the sheets. The curtains were ripped as if a cat had a great time ruining them. Other than that the employees were very helpful and kind. That is the only good thing I can think about this stay.

By on Dec 22, 2015

1

bad

Families

Dirty and old nothing like the photos on the web it smells dirty.muffins and fake orange juice is not a continental breakfast just bad deal

By on Oct 26, 2015

1

scary

Families

The hotel on the website looked really nice, a place we thought we would accomidate us well. Our first room we got had stains all over the carpet, the room smelled like smoke and dirty, we were afraid to put anything down because something might crawl on it. My husband pulled out the ac filter out of the mini ac and it was so caked with dirt, it was falling off the filter, it was completely disgusting. I asked to be moved to another room and they gave us a cleaner room than the other one, didn't smell as bad, the carpets were not as stained but the mini fridge didn't work and everything was just old, dingy, outdated, and the beds were very uncomfortable, they were sunken in and had old, ugly, uninviting comforters. Overall the place was disgusting, not at all what the website portrayed.

By on Aug 12, 2015

5

awesome place to say.

GetawayWithFriends

I love the place. I enjoy the convenience. And its comfort. Great value.

By on Feb 21, 2015