An expensive motel A review of The Pierpont Inn & Spa
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.