The Pierpont Inn & Spa
Travel Blogs from Ventura
... 14/2/14) the mercury topped out at 85F. Not too shabby at all! Anyhoo…. we find ourselves unable to head north - or rather unwilling, as the warm beach culture is too enticing. This has a downside however - our finances are having to cope with the expense of living in one of the priciest areas in the world - something they weren't really designed to do. So. Camping it is.
We hit the town of Ventura and find ourselves a motel near the ...
... to open their shops until 12pm so our last day in California is spent trying to find somewhere open. Luckily for us, we found a shop that was opened and the kind owner pointed us in the direction of the the visitor centre and Jim was able to complete his set.
The next major stop on our trip down the coast was Malibu. On the drive down there are more spectacular views and its been a great sight every day. We finally arrive ...
... when he was young. The address, 24818 Old Malibu Rd. wasn't easy to find from the beach as renovations and upgrades really changed the neighborhood.
August 18th – (Sunday) – Third Sunday night in a row that we spent with family. Dori, Nubi & Skye came in the late afternoon to our campground for a cookout. We grilled Brats with sauerkraut.
August 19th – Still ...
... some great old footage.
I left Hearst Castle and had to pull over almost immediately as I spotted 3 zebras on the side of the road. They were descendants from animals William Hearst had in his private zoo up at the castle while he was alive.
Back on the road I carried on to a town called Cayucos. I stopped off at the Cayacos Tavern and Card Room which was an old style saloon. I had a sneaky Jack and then went for a walk down to the end ...
Hey guys, I hope you had past a great week.
This week was great. Kelani a girl from
Portland was here. So I had a new friend to talk and to work. I showed her how
to cut the sweet peas, to wash the tubers, to sell the bouquets etc. Kelani is
fine. We went in Ojai (a little town from Ventura) to buy some things in ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews The Pierpont Inn & Spa Ventura
Don't judge book by it's cover
Was very disappointed to find the rooms small with mold and water damage in the bathroom. The freeway noise absolutely ruined any chance of charm that the hotel might have had. There were no accomodations for children. The front desk personnel was cold and almost rude. I will not stay here again and, unfortunately, as a resident of the city where this hotel is located, I will recommend against anyone staying here.
We stay at the Inn for 9 nights. We were in the Pierpont Suite. The room key should come with earplugs! Road noise from 101 was so loud we bought earplugs for the remainder of our stay. We were with a group so leaving was not an option. Breakfast was cold every morning except for one. The restuarant staff very slow and disinterested. The front desk was very helpful except for one. Housekeeping was ok. However, carpets were so fithy that we had to leave our shoes on or have black feet, literally. This was suppose to be one of the best rooms and it probable was. Others in the group complained of mold in room and bathroom. The racket club fitness equipment is a far cry from state of the art mentioned on the website. Rather it was dirty and poorly maintained. Overall, it is not worth the price and we had a group discount. The view from the room was nice with earplugs in if you slumped down on the couch as not to see 101. No air conditioning. Opening the windows not an option because of road noise. Also train tracks run directly behind the Inn for added noise. Not a peaceful place to be!
Some charm but too pricey
My husband and I stayed at the Pierpont Inn for a wedding in August. The wedding was very nice and the hotel employees were great, but we found the hotel to be a bit shabby for the price. While the renovators have apparently tried to maintain the original charm of the hotel, the moldy bathroom was not something they should have kept - at least not for the room rates- and we had a discount! Otherwise the hotel was charming, but I was quite surprised that the location was ON the highway. It was rather misleading to have an "ocean view" when the view was actually of a road with the beach beyond. It was also noisy.
Overall, the Pierpont is very overpriced for the level of cleanliness and the views.
Just OK. Too Expensive!
The grounds are lovely and the location is great. Room was a 2 star at best even with a fireplace. It was clean but small and not much to look at. The room was $165.00 per night and for that price I expected much more. Would I stay there again? For $45.00-$65.00 a night yes but not for a dollar more.
I have stayed at the Pierpont Inn mant times and prefer to spend my birthday there and have recommended it to many people. Our last visit was not up to the past standards. We requested certain rooms and did not get them the first night. We had a room that was tired, wallpaper peeling, mold in bathroom, dirty carpets and train noise. Breakfast service was very slow and the food was not hot when we received it and the dining room was not busy. When checking in, the lady at the front desk seemed uninterested in helping us and was unfriendly and didn't even greet us. I will come again one more time and if it has not improved I will no longer recommend it to anyone.
We stayed one evening at the Pierpont with our three children. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed ourselves. I especially enjoyed reading about the history of the hotel. We loved our room and the view. The staff was incredible and extremely helpful. We also loved the breakfast which came with our room. It was served in the dining room overlooking the ocean. We would definately return to the pierpont again. Next time without the kids:)
Spent two nights at the Pierpont Inn (Sept. 2003)and really would not recommend it except for the racquet club and the restaurant, both of which you could access without staying at the Inn. On the positive side, the room was large and clean, the bed comfortable, and the staff courteous. However, it was basically a 1950's hotel room for $175. The bathroom door would not shut due to swelling of the solid wood door painted many times. The tile was a vintage variety and the carpet a beige/grey type of tweed which was stained in a few places. There was a nice feather quilt on the bed. But it was just old and tired (not antique or unusual). It was very noisy next to a major California freeway and you certainly could not use the private patio because of the noise (we had a king- ocean view room). One tacky thing was small bottles of water on a tray near the door that had a $3 price tag on them! Many nicer hotels have them free each day (what could they have cost-.25-.50 to the hotel??). The restuarant was very nice and the food was good but expensive. We walked down the street to the Hungry Hunter and had a wonderful meal at about 1/2 the price. The racquet club was very nice and I got in some excellent tennis and the two pools were nice as well. We had just been in Pismo Beach the two evenings before and had much nicer accomodations and right on the cliffs overlooking the beach at $135 a night with no freeway noise. In all just not up to the standards of this price for the room. It is listed as an historic hotel since it was built in 1910. It has lovely grounds but the room itself was very disappointing and I would certainly not stay here again as there are many places in Ventura that are much nicer for the money.
Lovely Ventura Getaway!
What lovely renovations have taken place! I stayed at the Inn back in 1999 and loved it then. Now I was amazed at how much work has been done and what a quaint Inn it is. The food is superb. A perfect spot to stay at on your trip down the coast. You will not be disappointed!!
Beautiful Grounds, Great History
What a charming Inn! We had a wonderful stay and next time will be sure to stay in one of their specialty suites. The food was fantastic!
A noisy motel
All the pictures & reviews looked great. We were SO disappointed by our 'superior ocean view' room. It was essentially a motel room hanging over the very noisy 101 highway. Not only that, the plumbing had problems so that neighbors' showers caused drill-like reverberations through the walls. The final straw was receiving someone else's 6:30 am wake up call. We had pre-paid 2 nights, but left after one. It still needs loads of work & noise-absorbing glass, but that won't fix the location next to a never-quiet highway. I can't believe this is a Historic Hotel !! stay away.