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Best Western Inn Of Ventura
708 East Thompson Blvd.

Country Inn And Suites By Carlson Ventura
298 South Chestnut St.
Crown Plaza - Holiday Inn
450 East Harbor

Four Points By Sheraton Ventura
1050 Schooner Drive
La Quinta Ventura
5818 Valentine Rd.

Marriott Ventura Beach
2055 Harbor Blvd.

Pierpont Inn
550 Sanjon Rd.

Ventura Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Ventura Beach Resort - now Crown Plaza
Pierpont Inn
Sheraton Four Points Resort 



Ventura Vacation Hotels - Ventura Travel and Photos


Ventura Vacation Hotels are usually available at reasonable prices for a family vacation trip or romantic couples escape to this gem of the California coast.


For making your Ventura travel plans, we show a photo above of that's one of the most recognized images of Ventura. It is a statue of Father Junipero Serra standing tall at the Ventura Courthouse. With a mission bell near him, he looks over the lands that slope gently to the sea, keeping a watchful eye on this fortunate place (Ventura or San Buenaventura means good fortune).   As you drive into Ventura from Highway 101, the scenic highway between Los Angeles and Northern California, be sure to stop here and even stay the night.


Crowne Plaza Hotel at  Ventura Beach and Pier (see photos) is located at 450 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, California 93001. We can't say enough about this great hotel so take a look at our photos or go there and check it out yourself. Family vacations, kids vacations, corporate events and even weddings would be delightful at the Crown Plaza, formerly a Holiday Inn hotel.


There's are a list of great hotels we recommend but one that's noticeable in the picture above stands right of the street passing through the center of the image. Formerly Holiday Inn, the new Crown Plaza hotel has experienced a $10 million renovation, featuring beautifully-appointed rooms and forever views. It would not be a stretch to say that there was a time we used to stop in Ventura to grab a bite on our trips north and we actually felt uncomfortable with the street scene. Things change and Ventura certainly has.  Now embracing its assets that include a rich history, beautiful beaches, an outstanding harbor and Highway 101, Ventura has spent much time and effort to retain the charm while inviting businesses, artists and visitors to share in the authentic Ventura.


Not eager to tear down the old, Ventura planners have made every effort to embrace historic hotels, downtown brick facades, and rich wood flooring in markets from the early 1900's that are utilized in businesses such as gourmet restaurants, antiques, boutiques, a soda fountain and even a micro-brewery.

For those visiting, you may just choose a one night stay in which you'll have time to explore. Or maybe you'll treat yourself a little more and enjoy our favorites such as the Greek Restaurant and the Harbor and a one-day nature trip to Channel Islands through Island Packers. Ventura is special because the people who own and operate these enterprises are nice folks who work hard to please the customers. They run their businesses much like family operations and we, the guests, become friends instead of acquaintances.

Of course you have to keep coming back to get to know them but once you do, you'll hold a special place in your memory bank for Ventura. It becomes an addiction that you need satisfy by visiting time and again. (Many Hollywood celebrities have discovered this and frequent Ventura as a hideaway where they can enjoy themselves and have relaxing moments away from the glitz.)


Other fantastic Ventura Hotels that guests choose include Four Points By Sheraton Ventura (see review) with a harbor and marina on site!  It also features a restaurant, conference facilities, tennis courts and unique architecture in its lobby. Pierpont Inn sits on a hill overlooking the ocean. It is one of the most popular romantic getaway hotels. Its hotel history is commemorated in the lobby where you can read about the rich past this historic hotel has enjoyed. Flower gardens and beautiful walkways lead to the hotel rooms and suites. (see review)


We don't have to tell you about affordable accommodations family travelers prefer. Those hotels are some of the most popular rooms guests to our site reserve.  Often families are just passing through and prefer to save their money in the area of hotel rooms to spend elsewhere during travel on meals, amusements and attractions. With that in mind, we don't have to tell you that places such as Vagabond Inn offer budget stays. What may surprise you, however, is that we pulled up a search criteria on our reservations system for Ventura, requesting hotels under $99. We came up with 8 hotels in the spring time offerings. The lesson is, try that type of search on our reservations search engine and if you can get a hotel room with more amenities and location such as the beach, pick the higher-end one.