5 star hotels in San Buenaventura, CA

1. Residence Inn by Marriott Camarillo (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 1.7-mile drive from the Camarillo Ranch House, this informal all-suite hotel is also 10.2 miles from the Carnegie Art Museum.Unfussy rooms range from studios to 2-bedroom suites and offer free WiFi, fully equipped kitchens, desks and pull-out sofas, along with flat-screen TVs. Suites have separate living areas and additional TVs.Freebies include hot breakfast, parking, a grocery delivery service and weekday evening socials. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a patio with BBQs, in addition to laundry facilities, a sports court and an exercise room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the unfussy rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 4 min drive to the Camarillo Ranch House
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “suites” 13 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Virginia Lee

This is a nice hotel convenient to the 101 freeway There’s a gas station right across the street The rooms have kitchens including a microwave, fridge, stove and a dishwasher

There’s a small dining area with a table and chairs Unfortunately the bed was so hard it was like sleeping on concrete and the A/C was noisy The free breakfast has hot items like biscuits and sausage, plus waffles, bagels, toast, etc The coffee was great The staff were helpful There’s no restaurant so you have to go about 5 miles to find any but there are many to choose from


I had previously stayed here and my visits were always great however I tried to Block about 12 rooms for my wedding about five months before every time I would call they wouldn’t tell me that A manager would call me back to confirm a week ago I called and the same thing happened the girl on the other line told me I was also a manager would call me just to double check all the dates and confirm however I didn’t hear back from the manager I called this morning and come to find out that they are totally booked for the days I’m asking and the only thing available would be Friday nights mind you I need a room is from Thursday to Sunday This is so frustrating because now I have to try and look for another hotel that will accommodate all the rooms and have these available for my wedding that’s in less than a week

katrina gorgy

The front desk agent said my guest room number out loud during check-in instead of pointing to it like they are supposed to The staff in the hotel industry are instructed to not even say the room number out loud for privacy and safety reasons (seems like common sense) The guest may choose to read their room number aloud from the key jacket but the staff is only to point to it when handing over the key cards

I felt very unsafe and shocked when my room number was announced for everyone to hear The agents need better safety and common sense training Please do better

2. Hampton Inn & Suites Camarillo (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on landscaped grounds surrounded by palm trees, this modern hotel off Highway 101 is a mile from the Camarillo Premium Outlets shopping center and 2.2 miles from Camarillo Airport.Contemporary rooms include free Wi-Fi, custom-designed beds, and both full and lap desks (for working on the bed). They also have flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas.Hot breakfast (daily) and weekday to-go breakfast bags are complimentary, as is parking. Other amenities consist of a fitness center and an outdoor pool, plus a business center and 3 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests liked the beds
  • 6 min drive to CAFSoCal – Official Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 18 times
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 11 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Marvalisa Nichols

Was visiting family in the area and this location was perfect for us The room was clean, comfortable, and relaxing The pool and spa were nice as well

We ended up staying an extra night and Alex at the front desk was so great to work with and helped us with the extra night We enjoyed the breakfast every morning as well We would stay here again

Cheryl Mccoy

My son and I stayed here for a mini vacation to Universal Studios – and it was GREAT!! The staff was very friendly and the overall vibe was super cool We enjoyed one day sitting poolside with drinks and invited local friends to dine with us The food was yummy and they had a Gluten Free menu – so I had plenty of GF choices and didn’t have to worry! This is a very cute boutique hotel and I would definitely stay here again!!

Bryan Shaw

My room was paid through the day At 0715 in the morning, I could not gain access to my room I told the front desk, but I was told that I had to make a payment so I could get back in my room to get my things so I could go to work

As a military member, or cards come overdue quickly sometimes I understand that the hotel needs to get paid, but at 0715, and I am forced to make a payment to collect my equipment so I can go to work seems a bit of a stretch I could have easily gone to my base, explained what was going on, then returned prior to the official checkout time to get things straightened out But I was strong-armed to make a payment before that could happen

3. Bella Capri Inn & Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off Highway 101, this straightforward hotel in Old Town Camarillo is 2 minutes’ walk from the farmer’s market and 3 miles from Camarillo Airport Museum.Relaxed rooms feature microwaves, minifridges, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and free WiFi. Some rooms feature fireplaces and balconies; some suites add full kitchens, plus living and dining areas.Amenities include free parking, plus an exercise room and guest laundry facilities. There’s also meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Camarillo Ranch House
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean but small
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned showers 18 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Galen Vandergriff

No hot water I asked several times about the lack of hot water and I was told to just let the water run for 5 to 10 minutes I felt bad about wasting so much water but let it run and it never warmed up

When I complained at the front desk they told me they couldn’t do anything but they would have management contact me Of course management never did contact me I felt a partial refund would have been appropriateThe room itself was clean and efficient A little small, but not an actual issue Parking was tight, but was able to park in a covered spaceNot sure I’d recommend it based on management and the lack of hot water, especially not at the price we paid

Elle H

PET OWNERS STAY AWAY, Poor Customer Service!This place lists as pet friendly, but I did not receive a welcoming experience by one particular receptionist When I booked, I confirmed with the initial receptionist that I would be bringing my small dog She confirmed this was okay and sent me my receipt

However, when I was a half hour away on the day of check-in, there was another receptionist who called me to say the hotel had made an error by booking me in my suite, and there would be an increase in daily pet fee I explained that my dog was an ESA, certified by primary care MD, hypoallergenic, well-behaved, and traveled and flew with me everywhere She was unapologetic, and rather than argue with her, I agreed to pay the difference as I was limited in options to book elsewhere because of the same day arrivalThe suite in itself, had some cleanliness issues – the hot tub had what appeared to be blood so was unable to use it, there was a 6 inch strand of blonde hair (I have black) on one of my towels, a used sponge for cleaning dishes, balcony that was filled with balls/sticks from the tree, and the heater rattled which needs repair I unfortunately had a poor experience with the one receptionist so was unable to request for these to be fixed When I explained some of the problems at check-out, the receptionist immediately compensated me to my original pet fee and stated she would look into the other itemsAll in all, save yourself the headache, and book your stay elsewhere!

Bonnie Becerra

My husband and I were just looking for an affordable clean place to sleep/shower and this little hotel was perfect When you walk into the room you can smell it’s been cleaned It was small but comfortable

Loved how it was in walking distance to everything We also had breakfast included at their restaurant and that was good as well We had an issue with our shower and they switched us to another room without hassle Could use some better sound proofing but overall a great place to stay

4. Glen Tavern Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 134 N Mill St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
  • Phone: (805) 933-5550
  • Ratings: 4.3 (381 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Glen Tavern Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key quarters, some with whirlpool tubs, in a genteel hotel offering an Italian restaurant.

About this hotel

Set in a Tudor-style building, this genteel hotel is 2 miles from Mountain View Golf Course, and 16 miles from both Ventura Pier and San Buenaventura State Beach.The low-key rooms provide free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffeemakers; minifridges are available for a surcharge. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs, and suites also have sitting areas.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include an Old Hollywood–themed restaurant offering live entertainment and Italian cuisine, and a garden. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Agriculture Museum and Santa Paula Art Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Haunted house” 14 times
  • Guests mentioned “Italian cuisine” 15 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jacob Brown

Stayed in room 205 Small but perfect for a quick stay No mini fridge but there is a coffee maker and microwave

Wasn’t able to get the TV to work The bed is very comfortable and soft, the sheets are equally good The staff is super friendly and engaging with their guests Definitely recommend the restaurant attached to this place, well worth the price if you can afford it 10/10 will visit again!

milton guinses

The hotel was nice! It had a beautiful older rustic charm to it, the front desk by the name of Maribel was a freaking delight!!! She helped us feel welcome and walked us to the different rooms to see if it met our needs because we wanted a jacuzzi tub that fit the both of us even the ghosts were nice!🥴 (yes I think I saw one) will be back again if you go on Friday the vendor’s marketplace is awesomeness we picked up local honey and jam, cookies, bread, smoked cheese and candy and the restaurant inside the hotel was busy and quick and the locals all eat here so make sure you rsvp

The museum across the street is also nice This was a nice quaint low maintenance trip and look forward to doing again

5. Capri Hotel (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 1180 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Phone: (805) 646-4305
  • Ratings: 4.0 (123 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Capri Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Updated midcentury-modern property with quirky rooms, Wi-Fi & an outdoor pool with a fireplace.

About this hotel

Dating from 1963, this hip, midcentury-modern hotel with an old-school exterior offers mountain views and is 7.1 miles from the Lake Casitas Recreation Area and Park.Quirky rooms with bamboo floors, white furniture and yellow-green accent walls feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and emergency rations. Suites add balconies or garden patios; some have Jacuzzis, bunk beds and/or record players with vintage-vinyl libraries.There’s an outdoor pool with private cabanas and a communal fireplace. Other amenities include a wading pool and massage services.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • 2 min drive to The Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned showers 10 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Paprika Meow

Come across the little cute warm Contemporary hotel The room is exactly the same like photo

Nice and clean with tropical theme You are able to enjoy the swimming pool and Jacuzzi Staff is friendly and catering as wellA great choice for LA getaway

Melody King

My sister and I recently visited this hotel and we absolutely loved it, so much that we decided to stay an extra night Totally renovated with such a beautiful vibe, lush landscape, and friendly staff The pool area is wonderful (Drink service available) and the hotel is surrounded by mountains

Pictures do not do it justice The pictures of the green rooms are pre-renovations and do not reflect the current beauty of the hotel We will absolutely be back!

Lindsay B

Super cute, updated hotel We’ve stayed in 3 different rooms on the property and all are the new stylish rooms not the lime green ones Pool is fantastic

Nice lawn area to relax Comfortable beds Marlee the daytime front desk staff member is joyful, helpful and great Beach cruiser bikes available for complimentary useWould be nice if there was coffee onsite Also the bathroom and vanity lights are on motion sensors, so if you get up in the middle of the night half the room lights upsWe’ll be back to stay again!

6. Ojai Valley Inn (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Phone: (855) 697-8780
  • Ratings: 4.7 (1411 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Ojai Valley Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale Spanish hacienda-style resort with modern rooms & a spa, plus a pool, golf & dining.

About this hotel

Located 3 miles outside the Los Padres National Forest, this upscale Spanish hacienda-style resort dating from 1934 is 1 mile from the Ojai Valley Museum.The posh, contemporary rooms, many with fireplaces and private balconies, have luxe linens and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Suites add upgrades such as whirlpool baths, separate living areas and kitchens.Amenities include a spa, a golf course and event facilities, plus multiple bars and restaurants. A daily resort fee covers in-room Wi-Fi, tennis courts, a driving range and a putting green, as well as valet parking and access to fitness and business centers.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 4 min drive to Ojai Valley Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “golf courses”, mentioned 71 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Susanna Mruz

Been here years ago and came back with the husband We got gold package for one unlimited golf while staying He really enjoyed his time on the course

I loved walking around and enjoyed the spa and workout facility We also really enjoyed the adult pool Really a beautiful place to escape to Only two hours away from us and we will be back soon!!

yitz weiss

This is one of the nicest resorts I’ve ever stayed in Once you get here you’ll never want to leave the grounds are surrounded by mountains, golf courses and some beautiful trees

The staff was very warm and friendlyAll in all it was a super relaxing and refreshing experience Tip – if you come at a busy time, don’t ask the staff to bring your luggage to the room, take it yourself, it will take them over an hour

Audrie Mccauley

I came to the inn for a work trip, but we had some downtime between meetings to explore Such an incredible resort, so beautiful The staff was kind and attentive

I want to give a special thank you to Elizabeth at the front desk She was absolutely wonderful, welcoming, and made my stay 10/10 I hope to be back with family for a vacation to enjoy the rest of the amenities

7. Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is a 4.8-mile drive from Oxnard Airport, a 7.2-mile drive from Ventura’s beaches and an 8.8-mile drive from Camarillo Airport.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites and upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas and minifridges.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby, an outdoor courtyard and an American restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and Starbucks coffee. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an exercise room, plus a business center, meeting space, a free airport shuttle and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 10 min drive to The Murphy Auto Museum
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked “Bistro”, mentioned 14 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 21 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Juan F

The location is excellent! You are about 1 mile from the collection mall The rooms did let in a good amount of noise Some of the things were broken or barely hanging on

The staff was very friendly The bed was very comfy and the room is spacious I would definitely return, just hope the tie up those loose ends for a better experience

Suladys Osborn

We stayed here the last few days and I’m beyond disappointedRooms: OKAY There was hair in some of our towels and a rotten egg smell coming from the sink that would bubble up randomly and stink up the entire room

It was unbearable The sheets were clean though The shower seemed fine but the pressure was very lowService: Front desk and bar was wonderful Everyone was absolutely amazingWe are beyond disappointed in our experience I have always stayed in Marriott’s and they’ve never disappointedDo better

Jazmin Hupp

This is an older Courtyard with a nice staff We stayed for 6 nights in July 2022 They host a lot of weddings and conference groups so it can be busy

I loved the patios with a door that opens completely No furniture to sit on your patio but we loved the air flow Gym is well set up Guest laundry is $350/load and the front desk will give you soap The bigger trees in the parking lot will shower your car in sticky fruit so park carefullyMy favorite breakfast is to go to the food court at the Collection mall across the 101 Ragamuffin coffee does a perfect dark pour over for $4 Blend juice bar is amazing for açaí bowls and fresh juices

8. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Camarillo (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial area off the Ventura Freeway, this informal hotel is 4 miles from both Freedom Park and Camarillo Airport, and 11 miles from Mandalay State Beach on the Pacific Ocean.The bright, contemporary rooms come with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas.Parking and hot breakfast are included. Other amenities consist of a 24-hour gym and an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 9 min drive to CAFSoCal – Official Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “coffee” 12 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

pete sneary

The Service from the Desk Agent Ryan was outstanding She helped with everything The room was excellent and very comfortable

You really couldn’t ask for more when your away from home The breakfast in the morning again not a typical free meal They offered just about everything you could want and it was served hot The coffee was great Will definitely be back! Thank You

alfonso torres

Stayed here 3 days with my coworker and autistic patient on his vacation and they were very accommodating to people with special needs including having handicap rooms available Location was clean and has complimentary coffee in the front and a restaurant and gas station all in the same section (very convenient) I did express a problem with from desk about our rooms not receiving house keeping in the morning (a bit upsetting)

The gentleman in the front did apologize about the situation and made an effort to correct the problem but was late by the time we got back to our room Rooms were spacious and clean when we first arrived Would definitely visit again

Tyler Burke

I’m currently here for business for an extended stay and when asked to get change to operate laundry facilities the front desk is unable to accommodate breaking a $20 bill to get the coins to operate the equipmentThe washer and dryer require $5 in change, per machine $10 in quarters per laundry

I initially asked to have $10 in change put on my card and then was told it could not be provided I was advised to walk to the gas station and to take cash out which I understood After returning back to the desk not 10 minutes later, with cash in hand, the individual i was speaking with is no longer at the desk and the other is unable to break the $20 bill so I can get $10 in quarters to do my laundryIf you have laundry machines that require change to be used you should have cash on hand for this exact reason Poor business and lack of organization clearly for your facilityI don’t recommend staying here for this reason and for the fact that none of the cleaning staff speak or understand english at all I requested a few items and they could not understand a single word that I said How do you have a job if you are not capable of communicating with the patrons?Is this a joke? Or is this just how California operates?

9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carpinteria, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel off Route 101 is a 5-minute drive from Carpinteria State Beach, 2.6 miles from Rincon Beach Park, and 12 miles from downtown Santa Barbara.The straightforward rooms offer desks and TVs with premium cable channels, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living areas.Amenities include fitness and business centers, and an outdoor pool, plus free hot breakfast and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 6 min drive to Carpinteria State Beach
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 32 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Glen S

Nice hotel Very friendly staff who quickly resolved an issue with our television The room was nice and had everything we needed

Really nice pool and hot tub which we enjoyed It is well located as well Easy to get to the beach There is a market and some good restaurants nearby as well I don’t do hotel breakfasts anymore so I can’t comment on that The bagels and some fruit from the market were a good choice But I definitely will come back and stay with them again

Kim Francique

Nice clean room Didn’t use cleaning service but it was available Did not have to wait long for room service for more coffee or towels

There is a pool, gym and small business area Lots of food for breakfast but be there early Food for both adults and children We always get a suite, but this one looked more like a regular room A bit disappointed but this was minor

Vanessa Duncan

Had an ok experience here Front office staff was nice and lobby was well kept Room was pretty darn quiet for being near the freeway and busy pool

I rate this place 3 stars because housekeeping came at 8am and knocked on our door and then proceed to try to enter the room after we responded loudly This woke us up on our vacation and left us questioning why this would be hotel policy So glad we only stayed one night…lock the deadbolt before going to sleep

10. Emerald Iguana Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 108 Pauline St, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Phone: (805) 646-5277
  • Ratings: 4.6 (87 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Emerald Iguana Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Stylish boutique hotel with lush gardens, a pool & a hot tub, plus free breakfast & rooms with local artwork.

About this hotel

Sitting among lush tree-filled gardens, this stylish boutique hotel is 12 minutes’ walk from downtown Ojai’s shops and art galleries.Rustic, bohemian rooms and cottages are filled with hand-carved furniture, local art and Persian rugs. The 4 rooms have private patios, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers; some have gas fireplaces, most have fridges. Cottages sleep up to 6, and each offers unique amenities that can include full kitchens, private porches or balconies, fireplaces or wood burning stoves, clawfoot tubs or whirlpool baths.The inn offers in-room spa services (surcharge), free continental breakfast, and an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert George

We needed a spot to stay between LA and the Bay Area My wife chose the Emerald Iguana Inn because it looked charming Turned out to be way more charming than expected

Tucked away in a neighborhood it’s the perfect spot to relax The staff was very friendly and helpful We grabbed a game from the poolside common area for a fun break We were traveling with our teen daughters and they got into the vibe At night the grounds are peaceful and relaxing In the morning we went for a run to a local coffee place called LOVE Social Cafe We would stay here again

Chrys Barnes

Cute place Very rustic Recommended by a friend so I didn’t quite know what to expect

The idea is that you are pretty much on your own once you get there Minimal services available During normal business hours when staff are present they are good about recommending restaurants and activities The big downside is that the internet is awful in the entire town because Ojai is in a mountain canyon The hotel is a little oasis tucked away with a nice small pool and hot tub It has basic cable TV and a nice library of DVDs Staff is helpfulIf you want to just hide away and relax unconnected to the outside world it’s perfect

Pat Seaborn

I hate to give them a 3 star for this experience We paid almost $400 for the Lilypad suite for a one night stay-less than 24 hours The gas fireplace was not working

They sent two people to fix it with no luck The doors had blown open and there were leaves all over the floor and large black flies in the upstairs room There were banging noises which I assume was from the water heater Beautiful place but lacking in service We have stayed there before so we knew it was going to be expensive but probably won’t go back

11. Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 6-minute walk from Oxnard Beach Park, this upscale, all-suite property is also an 8.9-mile drive from the San Buenaventura Mission.Relaxed suites include separate living rooms with Wi-Fi (fee), pull-out sofas and kitchenettes, plus Keurig coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. Some have private balconies or whirlpool tubs.Free perks include made-to-order breakfast, and evening receptions with light appetizers and drinks. There’s a chic bar and a grill restaurant with ocean views. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a tennis court, plus a 24/7 gym, meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min walk to the Oxnard Beach Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning and the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the grill restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 69 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • The fitness center has free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Travis Timmerman

A few things about our experience First off this hotel is beautifully located on the beach and walking distance to the marina and restaurants Staff were friendly and helpful

However, upon our arrival most of the facility was under renovation My wish was that we would have been notified of this beforehand Reception was a little difficult to locate (understandable due to construction but more clear signage would have been helpful) I also feel beach towels should be offered (as is the case at other hotels I’ve stayed at) Once in our newly remodeled room the noise level was minimal to none The kitchenette housed a sink, refrigerator, and microwave along with a coffee maker Beach view from the room was fantastic with access to the spacious balcony from both the main room and bedroom We had easy access to the pool and beach Continental breakfast was yummy and consisted of French toast, potatoes, eggs, and/or omelet Complementary drinks (up to $12 per person per night) was a nice extra Pool and hottub were invigorating Overall I did enjoy my stay and the soothing sounds of the ocean When renovation is complete this will be a true treasure

Andrea Jedda

Usually, I won’t review hotels but I think this one deserves it*Before booking: keep in mind there is a huge renovation going on This didn’t bother us one bit but it might not be a good idea for someone who can’t walk long distance

I’m not going to lie, at first it was a little confusing finding our way around FYI You check in at the restaurant so follow the “reception” signsRoom:I was worried because my husband booked us in a first floor room, thinking it would be convenient location to the ocean, however it didn’t have a view of anything! I quickly ran to the front desk to ask for a different room, with any view, just would like a balcony “No problem” she said and upgraded us to a partial ocean view 2 room suite, which also has easy access to the ocean but it was on second floor Done! The fridge didn’t work but we never said anything, as it didn’t affect us Beds were comfortable The room smelled brand new Furniture was new Overall nice, new and clean Oh, and two bathrooms!Restaurant: free breakfast with amazing food and coffee It filled us up all day so we didn’t have to go anywhere for lunch We shared the burger one night for dinner and it filled us both up All the servers were so nice I really appreciated that We also got a $24 credit for food or drinks each day, which was coolThe staff: EVERY single person that works there… from the front desk to the construction workers, were so nice and helpful They opened doors, asked if we needed help with anything, pointed us in the right direction, always with a smile on their faceParking: convenient and secureElevators: fit our bikes perfectlyProperty: quiet, white sandy beach front, steps from whatever room you’re in There is construction so you might have to step over stuff and it might be a little loud at times but the staff is so respectful! You can tell they go out of there way to make it not bad Plus we had ocean view so I barely noticed or cared The grounds were well kept and succulents everywhere!Bonus: there is a guest laundry room and bikes to use

Cheryl Trimm

The pool is always amazing and so is all of the service we get My family has come here every year for three years The beach is amazing and I have a grandchild who loves to run up and down all the sand downs on the south-east side of the hotel

We also love how there are pretty much patios in every room In summary, this hotel is amazing and is absolutely recommended to any one staying in the Oxnard area

12. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

On the edge of Ventura Harbor, this contemporary hotel is 5.7 miles from the Oxnard Airport and 6.8 miles from downtown Ventura.The modern rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus coffeemakers and minifridges. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add whirlpool tubs, kitchenettes and tableware.Amenities include free hot breakfast, a 24/7 business center and 2 meeting rooms. Parking is available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 3 min drive to McGrath State Beach
  • Some guests disliked the furniture but others praised the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “marinas” 12 times
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Kara White

Friendly staff, quiet rooms, and yummy breakfast! We stayed one night for our son’s birthday celebration and loved it! Definitely get a room with a view! The only slight disappointment was that the pool and spa were at the Four Seasons and the walk was quite chilly (we went around 5 pm) getting there The spa said 16 or older only and the pool was not very warm and not visible from the spa at all I’m sure the pool is nice in the summer though

Thank you for a nice mini getaway for our family

13. Waypoint Ventura Vintage Trailer Hotel & Campground

About this hotel

Off US-101 and a 6-minute walk from Ventura Pier, these restored, aluminum-sided trailers are 1 mile from both Surfers Point at Seaside Park, and Discovery Ventura, a live music venue.The eclectic, individually styled trailers have patios and air conditioning. Some sleep up to 5 guests and have pull-out beds. All offer kitchenettes with sinks, minifridges and microwaves (there are no stovetops), plus en suite facilities. Flat-screens, Wi-Fi and Italian linens are provided.Amenities include loaner bikes and lawn games, along with BBQs, fire pits and electric charging stations. There are also guest kitchen areas, plus an RV park.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to the Mission San Buenaventura
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Swing” 10 times
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Michael Gilbert

It is with mixed feelings that we leave this review We’d like this place to be our own little secretWe live full time in our 30ft Airstream and need a place to winter near Ventura

Waypoint Ventura was such a gem of a find that we extended our last stay twice and already booked again for later this year It will be our go-to winter location The grounds are fabulous with such a cool vibe The morning coffee is something to look forward to The walk to downtown or the beach takes only minutes Best of all is the fabulous staff Joy and Danielle and their entire staff are so friendly and helpfulAs a reviewer stated, be careful following map apps As you carefully cross the railroad tracks from Ash Street, take a wide but sharp turn to the left and follow the frontage road with the tracks on your left At the very end, you’ll see the Waypoint sign Can’t miss itIf you’re staying in your own Airstream or vintage trailer, the hotel trailers make a great place for trailer-less family or friends to visit with you Enjoy

Margaret Mou

This is the perfect place to spend the night (or a few nights), especially after some surfing or outdoors activities The airstream itself was so cozy and beautiful (all fully renovated with new appliances) Even the shower / bathroom area was immaculate

We brought a dog, and it was the best thing for him – he enjoyed the outdoors area so much The activities were also so fun: corn hole, swings, fire pits for s’mores, etc The breakfast situation and evening hot cider were also a lovely touchThe most notable thing about Waypoint Ventura is the customer service They went truly above and beyond to make sure our stay was nothing short of the best From making sure we had charging for the car to having a quiet spot for morning meetings, we had such a comfortable time (including the pup) Everything is so thoughtfully done, and I look forward to the next time I get to visit

Hudson Brown

Waypoint was wonderful- I would recommend it for solo trips, a few friends, romantic or alone stay! The s’mores every night included with the stay was awesome Our RV was really clean and lots of thoughtful details, great natural light and loved that we all had our own patio! The bathroom was beautiful and they had sample sized breakfast, free coffee and water The grounds were well kept, swings were a great touch and you can borrow beach towels and bikes

Absolutely had a blast!

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14. Su Nido Inn (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 301 N Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Phone: (805) 372-0384
  • Ratings: 4.6 (81 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Su Nido Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Refined, Mission-style lodging offering traditional rooms, plus free Wi-Fi & access to a nearby gym.

About this hotel

A 4-minute walk from the Arcade shopping center, this upscale, Mission-style hotel is 10 minutes from the Libby Bowl, and 14.6 miles from the Pacific Ocean.The traditional rooms have feather beds, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Suites add fireplaces, and either kitchens, or microwaves and minifridges. They also have private balconies or patios.Perks include free parking, snacks and passes to a nearby gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • The rooms have microwaves
  • Walking distance to The Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room and Libbey Park
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 14 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Tina Gandhi

We loved our suite Dove and Quail unit for our family It was spacious, beds very comfortable and layout very pleasing Courtyard was such a peaceful and quiet place to relax

Location extremely convenient Bikes were a great addition Thank you so much for making our stay so memorable We will for sure come back again to this beautiful town and your property

Robert Moss

My wife and I were in Ojai for a wedding and chose Su Nido because the more well known name in town (where we had stayed previously) was booked solidWe did not regret our choicePerfect location, quiet, clean, good a/c (if a tad loud), roomy (enough), easy parking, great courtyard for morning coffee and fabulous breakfast pastries from The Dutchess (a very short walk away), all in all a great stay

Do they have a pool? No Do they have a spa? No Do they have daily housekeeping service? No Do they have a restaurant? No Did the decor in our suite (Cardinal) match our tastes? No Did any of that matter to us? NOJust a very chill vibe and a fantastic location, which made for a truly enjoyable stay

Laura Mullins

Quiet, clean, and luxurious are not adequate to described this piece of paradise Centrally located to delicious food and eclectic shops, this beautiful space is tucked away on a side street If you need to disconnect and surround yourself in affordable luxury, this is your spot

Su Nido means “your nest” and from the second you arrive you’ll feel at home

15. Blue Iguana Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 11794 N Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Phone: (805) 646-5277
  • Ratings: 4.6 (135 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Blue Iguana Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Stylish boutique hotel offering Southwest-themed accommodations & an outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Located 4 miles from Los Padres National Forest, this Spanish mission-style boutique hotel is 2 miles from the Ojai Valley Museum.Contemporary rooms, suites and extended stay cottages feature memory foam mattresses, Southwest-themed furnishings and local artwork. All are equipped with Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and minifridges. Suites add kitchens, futons, wood-burning stoves and private patios. In-room spa treatments are also available.There’s an outdoor pool and a hot tub, plus landscaped grounds and courtyards with original sculptures and mosaic tiles. Continental breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 4 min drive to Ojai Valley
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Justin Lehtonen

I have stayed at the Ritz Carlton and other ultra luxury hotels in various parts of the world and the Blue Iguana is in my opinion as good as or better than any Ritz Carlton property It has the same feel of luxury and relaxation except it is run by a family instead of a corporation and the owners have curated every detail of the property to be serene and beautifulI booked 12 rooms in this hotel for my team of insurance people to spend time together for two nights

It could not have been more perfect, we absolutely loved it

Marie Manuel

July 7 – July 11, 2022 Well, what can I say? Yes, I love the Blue Iguana Inn As always, the place is immaculate and the staff is great

I always book Suite 202 and I am never dissatisfied I also enjoy the noise level policy and will return every three months, instead of every six months Bottom line, I will only stay at the Blue Iguana Inn when visiting Ojai, CA

Dana Kern

This place is a gem Gorgeous architecture and art everywhere I was drawn to this place from the pictures of the paintings, I knew there was something special here

The space planning is outstanding Thoughtful details where you weren’t even expecting The staff is incredible The location is exactly what you want So happy with our stay, Thank you so much !!

16. The Pierpont Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 101, this relaxed hotel in a 1910s building is less than a mile from San Buenaventura State Beach on the Pacific Ocean and 2 miles from 18th-century San Buenaventura Mission.The casual, warmly decorated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and coffeemakers. Some include fireplaces, patios, balconies and/or ocean views. Suites add separate living areas.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, gardens and a restaurant, as well as meeting space. There’s also a gym and a business center. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms but others thought they were large
  • 4 min drive to San Buenaventura State Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 68 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Jen Lacny

We stayed here for 5 nights and loved every minute of it! The workers are all very friendly and everything is beautiful! It feels like a resort The rooms were up to date, clean and very comfortable They have a pool and have breakfast for guests

The oven is just down the sidewalk and everything about it is beautiful! I love that we can actually text the front desk and communicate that way, You can ask questions and make requests and don’t need to try to track someone downThe only downfall to our stay was the restaurant was closed and closed down a couple of days before we arrived and their website didn’t mention that happening That was a big reason that pushed us to pick this place to stayI’d definitely recommend this place and can’t wait to come back!

Beth Rojas

We will be back Our room was clean, beds comfortable, very quite and the bathroom updated and modern I only give it 4 stars because the Restaurant was closed, and with all the lovely grass area it would have been nice to have a picnic area

There was only one chair in our room, no dinette ,We would have liked to have sat in our room and had a nice meal and stared at the view

Kiohona B

It was a horrible experience I tried to check in and had to wait 15 minutes because no one was at the registration office It said it was open but the door was locked

I let it slide because the man who helped me was so nice I think his name was Josh He let me know he was the only one there working which was my second red flag After a 16 hour work day though I just wanted to get to sleep I went to my room and was mortified The co-ed living space (which is no where stated on your website) weirded me out What was even more shocking was the ceiling falling apart, walls with chipped paint, the uncleanliness and the worst part was the smell of mold and mildew I have upper-respiratory issues and am extra sensitive to toxins in the air and it was hard for me to breathe I was showed 5 more rooms until there was one that I could breathe decently in The prominent odor and feeling of mold is very apparent I didn’t want to stay there at all, but had no choice because at that point it was 10:30pm at night and I had to be up for work in the morning I paid $455 for this experience and I would appreciate a refund It was unacceptable

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17. Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Ventura Marina, this unassuming hotel is 2 miles from both Marina Park and San Buenaventura State Beach.Decorated in cool tones, the relaxed rooms and 1-bedroom suites provide Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have balconies.Amenities include an informal restaurant and low-key lobby bar, plus a heated outdoor pool and an indoor hot tub. There’s also meeting space, a gym and a convenience shop. An airport shuttle, breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 4 min drive to McGrath State Beach
  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms but some disliked the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “brunch” 30 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


Staff was great but shout out to Jorge D in the dining room It was just a pleasure having him be there to keep all the diners happy The food was pretty good to

Had the breakfast burrito The bar opens during the evening and was very relaxingAll round great hotel Only suggestion would be to upgrade the small windows on the bathroomsgot super chilly in there Also, replace all the clothes irons with ones that can vertical steam

J k

About as you would expect out of a Four Points hotel Rooms were not the cleanest, but definitely not the worst I’ve seen They could’ve paid a bit more attention to cleaning between guests

The towels were a bit ruggedy and hard There is a window slit in the bathroom that you can open to air out the bathroom however, if you open it at all, people outside can see straight into the bathroom and shower The main areas were clean and well attended to and the catered food was fairly good There is a nice beach a short walk South of the hotel and shopping areas

Mrs. Lockwood

Very nice venue and amazing chef food was great for my brothers wedding could not have been more perfect Staff was amazing at accommodations when we forgot our handicap parking and yet made arrangements We managed to get around with two guests in wheelchairs with no problems

In and out of the bathroom’s too I would recommend this place an event

18. Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Channel Islands Harbor, this modern hotel is a mile from the beaches of Ocean Drive and a 3 miles from the Seabee Golf Course.The relaxed rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with HD channels. Some have sofabeds and marina views.Parking is free, as is hot breakfast and weekday breakfast bags to go. Other amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a kids’ playground. There’s also a snack shop, a business center and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • 4 min drive to the Oxnard Beach Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “marinas” 20 times
  • Guests mentioned “parks” 16 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers


The hotel’s view on the second floor over the harbor is very nice Even without the view, the shower is incredible and everything is clean which overall makes for a great experience The breakfast could use some more day-to-day diversity for those who will be staying longer than two or three days, the pool’s heating could be more comfortable for the colder weather, and a larger trash chute or bin could be better for those who are planning to dine in the comfort of their hotel rooms

Overall, I would happily recommend this place; the harbor boasts some great activities and restaurants (all somewhat pricey!) as well

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