Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ventura Harbor
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... and I guarding the precious spot, to do as modern man does, hunt down a walmart. Unfortunately the moment he drove up the hill, I spotted a squirrel regarding us beadily. How charming I thought - local wildlife! Then ten more appeared, surrounding us. I pretended not to be absolutely terrified of these rats with bushy tails who were totally not frightened of anything, but Eva saw through my act and clung to me terrified. Alas, Eds hunting took longer than expected and two hours ...
... there were no screaming children. The downside to a hotel dedicated to children is that it is full of them!
My favourite exhibit in the aquarium was the room with a tank around the outside so you sat on the inside of the fish as they swam around and around and around.
Finally we bid farewell to Legoland and began our trip north. This weekend is a ...
... that hopefully would last a week or more as we were headed away from civilization in the morning.
That’s it from here. We are headed out to the fabled Channel Islands. We’re pretty sure our chances of getting a cell phone signal (our method of connecting to the internet) will be pretty slim out there. So it may be a while before our next post. You may be able to track us via www.marinetraffic.com.
May the wind be always at your ...
... off the Pacific Coast Highway and down a one lane road which needed to be shared by traffic going both ways. I feared for the Camaro. I made it down okay only passing a couple of cars on the way. As it was a state park, there was a ranger waiting to take $5 off me. We have it so lucky in NZ.
It was a short 5 minute walk to the beach which was absolutely amazing. It was pretty rugged though. It is reknowned for its purple sand which it has ...
... after a day's work. MY
week was like the other weeks. Thursday me and my family went in a Bar (Yes I
know, I didn’t be 21, but it’s a restaurant/bar so I can go there). We play a Pub
Quiz game. It was really fun. We win the game! WWWOOOUUUUHHHHOOOOOUUUUUU!!!!
Free drink next Thursday! LIKE THAT! Saturday I went in downtown and I found a
boutique who sells souvenirs, gift ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ventura Harbor
First the good: Beds were comfy, room was clean, bathroom was much larger than most, flat screen TV looked cool. This is a no-frills hotel, but adequate.
The Harbor Views are Fantastic!
Very friendly and helpful staff. The complementary breakfast was average for this type of hotel. The hotel is right on the harbor which was fantastic! The beds and bedding were excellant as was the flat screen t.v.! Really the only reason this wasn't rated a 5/5 is that the building itself has some issues. The sliding door to the balcony was real difficult to "slide" and we couldn't get the bathroom door to fully close with any reasonable amount of force. All in all a great place to stay. Would definately stay here again.
Right on the water!
Traveled to CA for business and stayed just one night. The rooms are newly refurbished and very clean. Bed was quite comfortable and I was pleased to see a flat screen tv! Bathroom was large and well vented. All rooms seemed to face towards the harbor. Just an FYI - internet is not wireless - you must plug in the ethernet cable. But it is free. Large breakfast area. Easy access to the 101. I did have problems with my AC, but the breeze off of the harbor was so refreshing it wasn't an issue.
Loved this place!!
This newly refurbished hotel was wonderful. Spacious rooms with a fully stocked kitchenette. The little patio was cute! The staff was friendly and when there was a small problem with our room, the fixed it right away. Loved the jacuzzi tub...it was an unexpected surprise. The breakfast room was clean and had great views on the harbor. During this trip we also stayed at the Holiday Express in Carpiniteria. I wished I had skipped Carpinteria and stayed in Ventura! Better hotel and cheaper rates. This place is a steal...wonder how long before the rates go up!!
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights as a getaway, we usually go to Santa Barbarbara or San Diego, however we were looking for something on the water at NOT in the $200/$300 a night range, Oh, I also wanted CLEANLINESS, SO I stumbled across the HI. Well I have to say, suprisingly, the room was better then what the pix on the internet site, showed. (I took pix's, but accidently erased) Everything is new and modern & CLEAN, did I say it was CLEAN!! the Bathroom was awsome with a big tub! the view was great, (our room had curtains & a shade that allowed u to see out, but not in? so NO peeping toms) it was quiet and peaceful, JUST what we were looking for. Yes this hotel does not have the extra amenities, like a pool, ect, however I appreciated the price and ROOM amenities. The breakfast room was being worked on while we were there, we are late sleepers when we are on vacation and did not make it to breakfast, However one morning we attempted to, only to find that we missed it, the breakfast buffet ended, BUT the nice man at the counter in the lobby gave us some vouchers and sent us over to the hotel anyway, and we were served an awsome b-fast. I loved the fact that there was a real kitchenette in the suites, since we always have leftovers at dinner and were able to use the fridge and microwave. Next time i will bring a few groceries! ANYWAY we were looking for a quiet, relaxing, low key, CLEAN getaway near the ocean and we found it at a great price, needless to say we will be back. OH the front desk personel were very nice and helpful. Hope this review helps!
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Ventura Harbor August 18-21, 2006. We needed a place to stay as a base for visiting relatives in Oxnard, near the Oxnard marina, and to attend a wedding. We had reserved a 2 queen suite. The room was fantastic, just perfect. We were a group of 4 adults sharing a room and we had plenty of space. The bathroom was very large with a jaccuzi tub. There was also a sink, stove, refrigerator and cooking equipment, plates, glasses, etc. but we did not use. The Holiday Inn Smart Continental Breakfast is now being served in their breakfast room, overlooking the harbor. It is true the even numbered rooms face the harbor, and the odd numbered rooms faced, well, nothing. At least the ground floor odd numbered rooms had no view. I checked in late, and forgot to ask for an even numbered room. I do not know if the 2 queen suite rooms are even offered on the odd numbered rooms, if I wanted the 2 queen suite, I may have had no choice. It really didn't matter, we were not in the room to look out the window anyhow. There was a patio, but it faced a wall, hence, no view. I had thought the sofa turned into a bed, but ours did not. Nevertheless, the room was very large, and just perfect. We have no complaints and will stay there again. This building used to be part of th e Sheraton, and was referred to as the "Marina Suites." There is still a "Grand Openingt" sign on the building. The building does back up against the marina. All the hotel staff we encountered were very friendly. In previous visits to this area, we stayed at the Embassy Suites in Oxnard which is only a few minutes from our family's home, but with current rates at that property, we were not able to stay. Also, in previous years, I used Priceline to stay at that Marriott Ventura. But this this year, my bids on Priceline were not successful. So, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Ventura Harbor, and discovered it was the best place of all considering the room rates, and the size of the room. Although I enjoyed the Marriott, I now prefer this property. It's closer to our relatives, and rooms bigger and nicer. If you're looking for a "resort" property, then you'll want the Embassy Suites, if you want a great room and a fair rate, then you can't go wrong with this hotel.
I read such great things aboutt his hotel (it's listed as the #1 hotel in Ventura according to readers) so I booked it for my husban'ds 40th birthday. (It was our one night away from our children, ages 2 and 6 months... so we needed a good night's sleep! )
Happy and surprised!
I was a little skeptical, but the rooms were great!! Brand new beds, TVs, everything was very clean. And the view was amazing.
My wife and I are in Ventura for three days, (July 13-15, 2006). We originally were going to stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Carpentaria about 20 minutes north, but after reading the reviews of recent guests to this hotel we decided to give it a shot. We have not regretted it at all!
What a surprise
My husband and I stayed here by mistake. I was trying to book Carpenteria HIX, but it was full, so they gave us Ventura. This hotel used to be a wing of the Sheraton 4 points. But they sold it. The rooms are wonderful. Kitchenettes and a harbor view. Jacuzzi tubs and a wonderful continental breakfast. It was a great surprise. We have already booked reservations for next week with our kids.