4.2 on August 15, 2017
Comfortable old-fahioned feel-good hotel. Service was great, staff was friendly and helpful. Easy walk to several food choices and mini-mart.
3.2 on August 08, 2017
We've stayed here before and love the location. You cannot beat the views. Having been here before we were not expecting an updated modern place. However it is time for the owners to stay making some improvements. Outlets that don't work, no plugs for the tubs so you can only use the shower, repairs to the wall paper in the form of white paint patches are some of the issues that are making this hotel more and more run down. If you are looking for proximity to the beach, you've got it. You'll just have to close your eyes to the appearance of some of the other things.
4.6 on July 29, 2017
This hotel is amazing, we normally play it safe and go with the best western but we decided to gamble on this one because I loved the fact it's literally on the beach .. Me and my husband had a wonderful time and are already talking about coming back . We woke up to dolphins swimming right out front it was awesome..
4.4 on July 25, 2017
Love that this place is on the beach. It needs a little handyman work.
4.0 on July 04, 2017
We stayed here during Zfest 2017 instead of the Marriott, which was where the event was held. We loved that it was right on the beach, and the sound of the surf at night was so soothing. It was next to several great restaurants, especially the Italian place that was so perfect. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Ventura Beach!
5 on June 28, 2017
Great family setting. Awesome Bike Ride!
3.4 on June 25, 2017
We like coming back to the Inn On the Beach and waking up to the sound of the waves and the calling of seagulls. One of our favorites!
4.4 on June 21, 2017
Great location and friendly staff. will be back soon for sure!
3.4 on June 21, 2017
Always a great stay here. It's an older eclectic place with lots of character . Folks are awesome and could not get a better value for your money to be right on the beach.
4.2 on June 20, 2017
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. So worth it. Wish they had better breakfast though. Floors need updating. Bathroom was modern. Liked it. The view was Amazing! I would come back and totally recommend this place!
4.8 on May 16, 2017
The room needs a little maintenance but the view was spectacular and the staff friendly. It has a home away from home feel and the price was very reasonable. Definitely worth it to pay for the view!
2.8 on May 14, 2017
This was a neat beach experience in that we stayed in a hotel with the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach always within earshot with the windows open.This was unique and lovely experience.The hotel itself seemed a bit dated with need of updating and thorough cleaning. The wallpaper was well worn and weathered and I felt uncomfortable walking barefoot on the carpet. The breakfast was quite basic although adequate to eat and run.
4.0 on May 05, 2017
Outstanding views and beautiful sunsets from our balcony. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. Although there is no onsite dining, I gave a 5-star rating due to the great variety of restaurants within walking distance.
3.0 on April 30, 2017
Right on the beach! Absolutely beautiful! The rooms need some handyman repairs and the carpets should be replaced. But the old furniture and flowered wallpaper added to the homey atmosphere.
3.6 on April 28, 2017
Truly on the beach. To maximize your experience, ask NOT to be placed on the ground floor, where you won't get to see the beach. Ask for 2nd or 3rd floor. Besides that, enjoy the funky decor and the truly great location.
3.8 on April 23, 2017
We read the reviews and were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. The beach is very nice, and you really can not beat a balcony with that view. The bathroom was remodeled and had a great shower, the beds were clean and comfortable. There are good restaurants on the block, and did i mention the view? Yes, the furniture is old, the rooms are small, the door was hard to open, the bathroom door scraped the floor, and the breakfast was rudimentary. But for the price, this is a huge deal. I highly recommend unless you are very very picky.
3.2 on April 21, 2017
The location and view are amazing. The Inn is in need of repairs and carpets should be replaced. Staff were friendly.
4.2 on April 15, 2017
Stayed for 3 days I'm March. We will return. Customer service was fabulous. Special shout out to Jay! Beds are super comfortable. Rooms have a view of the beach. And the fireplace was a real hit! The Inn is close to everything
3.8 on April 13, 2017
The view is amazing and I would recommend staying there.
4.0 on April 13, 2017
I have stayed here twice and absolutely love it every time. I highly recommend people to stay here. Beautiful room, amazing view, plenty of places to eat within walking distant, excellent service!
3.4 on April 07, 2017
It was a great deal for being right on the beach. The bed was super comfy and I liked the vintage furniture and decor. There were several issues - fridge didn't work, bathroom sink was pulled from the wall, no toilet paper holder, to name a few. But nothing was a huge deal and for the price, it was a good deal. The cheese danish from the continental breakfast tasted a little off but the coffee was good.
4.2 on April 05, 2017
Took my friend and granddaughter with me , stayed 4 days 3 nights! Loved that the beach is right there! She loved being on the second floor where we could not only hear the crashing waves but see them too! She loved having the fire place to keep it warm while the door was open so she could hear the waves! It was great that you could not hear the other guests unless you were on the balcony. It's quaint and adequate space in the room. Good three or four eating places in walking distance of the Inn There is one parking spot per room and next to no extra parking that is overnight parking in the area so only come in one car don't meet there as we made the mistake of. Other than that, excellent time for the price! Loved the smoke free environment as well!
3.4 on March 30, 2017
We loved our stay at Inn on the Beach. The people running the hotel we extremely friendly and helpful. We loved being able to take our beach chairs from the back of our car and walk to beach and back again several times each day. There were good restaurants right up the street. We had a lower floor room and could see the waves over the sand dunes when we stood up. We sat out on the porch and watched the birds flit about. The neighbors were close but everyone was courteous. The rooms were comfortable and clean but a bit worn. We had a very relaxing weekend!
4.0 on March 30, 2017
Best ocean view and proximity to waves and beach ANYwhere - probably in the WORLD! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Small, casual and welcoming with free parking. Needs some upgrades but look beyond those and enjoy the energy of the crashing waves 24/7. Walk to terrific restaurants on the same block-lots of variety: breakfast, lunch, dinner, specialty coffees, happy hour and late night bites.
4.6 on March 23, 2017
I love this inn and the staff was very nice. I had a relaxing and quiet stay. I had been driving from Palm Springs and it was heaven to arrive here and have a semi private cottage with a fireplace. The ocean was so close and the sound of the waves was wonderful. I will definitely stay here again.
5 on March 21, 2017
Was first time we stayed at the location, however, had been told about it from a number of friends. We absolutely loved it and have already booked an additional reservation. We will be returning in early April. Ultimately, we absolutely loved it. Thank you!!
3.0 on March 20, 2017
The rooms are right on the beach. So great to sit on your deck with a cold beer and watch the sun go down. And there is good food within a couple blocks
5 on March 17, 2017
Wanted an affordable place on the beach, got that and so much more. Will gladly come back.
4.2 on March 12, 2017
As a B&B owner, it was a pleasure to stay at this Inn.
4.0 on March 05, 2017
Booked a room on second floor and lived the view!! Older rooms but so comfortable and deck overlooking the beach and fireplace in room make this such a cozy and romantic getaway!! Rooms are such an incredible value during the time we spent there in February!! Loved it so much, were going back to spend three more nights in March!
3.4 on February 28, 2017
We have stayed here many times. The third floor is perfect for amazing beach views. It is always a pleasant experience with friendly, helpful staff and comfortable beds.
4.2 on February 28, 2017
This was our second stay at the Inn on the Beach and both stays were very nice! The rooms are quite comfortable and the staff were very friendly. You cannot beat the ambience of being able to see and hear the sounds of the beach while having a morning coffee with a fire to warm you. We most definitely be staying there again many times.
3.8 on February 18, 2017
I booked this room for my wife and I for valentines day weekend. We were very impressed with how friendly everyone was. The Inn is right on the beach and it was amazing to leave the slider door open and go to sleep to the sound of the ocean. On our balcony was a small table that was imported from Italy and it was beautiful. We loved our stay. The Inn is old and quaint and shows it in the decor but it was exactly what we wanted. We will definitely stay here again.
4.6 on February 10, 2017
Ocean front rooms right on the beach for a.great price! Staff is very friendly and rooms cleaned well and promptly!
4.8 on February 06, 2017
We were so happy with our stay at Inn On the Beach! The people were nice, the room was clean and cozy, our view couldn't have been better, and the very nearby restaurants were great! We also loved the in-room fireplace. We can't wait to go back!
3.4 on January 12, 2017
Best price for a room with balcony right on the beach! Loved the cozy fireplace!
3.4 on December 31, 2016
Best location ever! Right on the beach! We left our slider open all night so we could listen to the waves! So fun to be able to sit on our balcony and watch the ocean! Hotel condition is getting a little shabby but I thought it was charming and had a lot of "character"! The staff was friendly and we enjoyed the muffins and juice for breakfast. We also liked the location--quiet and close to cafes and shopping.
4.0 on December 31, 2016
Very quaint and amazing location with ample parking right on the beachfront. The place was clean and comfortable and was an absolute pleasure for a quick getaway from the city.
4.4 on December 15, 2016
View from the balcony was fantastic. Front desk staff were awesome. Will definitely be back.
5 on November 25, 2016
Martin checked us in for our stay and was the nicest person. Very helpful. When we checked in to the room the tv wasn't working. Martin went above and beyond to get it working for us. Nice job. The rooms are definitely dated but for us that's what gave it its charm. And by dated I don't mean worn out. We split with the fireplace on and the slider opened to listen to the waves. It was great. Definitely get a 2nd or 3rd story room. The views are great. Would definitely come to stay here again.
4.6 on November 09, 2016
spent night there, a place worth to stay, great view for relaxation
3.8 on November 03, 2016
It's exactly what it is, Inn on the beach. I've been here twice now and enjoyed both stays. The staff is outstanding, the location is what you are paying for, the rooms could use updating, but again I don't expect the Hilton. I've brought both my family with kids and just the wife and I, each experience was a positive one. They offer a continental breakfast, which is very well presented. I'd recommend this Inn to anyone just wanting to getaway, relax and enjoy the seaside.
4.0 on October 27, 2016
Great place will only stay here for now on.
4.6 on October 25, 2016
Stay was great beds were comfy enjoyed the view. Great mini vaca id do it again in a heartbeat
5 on October 17, 2016
We loved our stay. We were married in town and wanted a private sunset. The staff was super friendly and our room was right on the sand. The sound of the waves at night was just perfect. We highly recommend the hotel!!
4.0 on October 13, 2016
This place was amazing and just what my family needed! It's on the beach and with two kids I was able to just walk back and forth to the hotel, take breaks from the beach and go back. The inside is outdated and at first I wondered why they wouldn't update it but by the end of the trip and seeing all the sand we brought back to the hotel with us, I probably wouldn't update either. There are delishes places to eat right behind the hotel. Once you park you don't have to drive again! The staff is so nice and helpful. We plan to stay here again.
4.0 on October 01, 2016
... great location with a great view! Staff was always wonderful! Facility is showing some wear and tear, probably mostly because of proximity to the ocean, and it could use some sprucing up, but our room was comfortable. We will definitely be back!
4.6 on September 29, 2016
This place is funky yet cool. I will defiantly come again.
4.2 on September 23, 2016
Inn on the Beach is the perfect getaway! Relaxing, beautiful view, comfortable beds and soft linens. After reading other reviews I was a little worried. Yes, the Inn is a little older, but it is quaint and charming. You can't beat the location and it is quite comfortable. Great rates for being right on the beach! The staff was friendly and accommodating. Great restaurants within easy walking distance. We stayed Sunday-Tuesday so it was quiet and relaxing. All around just a great place to stay! We'll be back!
3.4 on September 20, 2016
If you want a perfect location right on the beach, this is the place. The staff was very nice and helpful. The continental breakfast had cereal, coffee and pastries. The room was adequate due to state of repair and cleanliness. The bed was very comfortable. All the rooms have a beach view and the sunsets were lovely. We sat on our balcony and enjoyed the view. If you are a traveler who spends little time in the room this is s good place.
3.0 on September 02, 2016
We really liked being right on the beach. The staff was friendly and helpful and even made us some afternoon coffee. The morning cereal, pastries, juice, and good coffee was just fine for sitting out on our balcony having breakfast. Later, we enjoyed the sunset from our balcony with a glass of wine - just right! The beach is clean for our several long peaceful walks. Our room was a little worn and could use some maintenance and as others have noted, the room and hallway carpets badly needed a good cleaning. The bathroom was remodeled and updated and clean. We're not clean nuts and being on the beach is what counted for us. We'll stay there again.
3.0 on August 31, 2016
I had a very pleasant experience at this hotel. The entire staff were friendly and helpful. I stayed on the second floor. I loved the view from our room. I left my door open all night and was blessed to hear the ocean. The room needed some sprucing, but I felt comfortable. I would definitely like to return. Beautiful area. I want to move there!!!
3.2 on August 29, 2016
The room was clean but dated. The bathroom was clean but the shower temperature was tepid at best. However, it was right on the beach and within walking distance of several shops and restaurants.
5 on August 24, 2016
As always the Ventura Inn of the Beach was beautiful! Couldn't ask for an easier access mini get-away with a view of the beach!
3.4 on August 18, 2016
The Inn On The Beach is literally "on the beach" The rooms were clean and the staff very nice. However, the bathroom needed updating as there was some rust type something on the door jam, the shower fixture did not work well and the shower water temperature was tepid at best. I know there was hot water as the sink's water was hot enough Other than that it was a nice stay
3.6 on August 14, 2016
Inn on the Beach is a very nice hotel, all the rooms have sea view with private patios on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Location is very convenient, plenty of nice restaurants on the same street. Once of a lifetime that you needed to have an experience that staying a night a a beach front hotel. I definite will stay there again in next summer with my girl friend.
4.4 on August 13, 2016
Fantastic place to stay if you want to be steps away from the beach and incredible places to eat. A must stay if your visiting Ventura and/or Oxnard.
3.6 on August 09, 2016
We really enjoyed the ocean view and the person who checked us in was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were old and the carpet was dirty and the bedding had a little odor to them. We will definitely stay there again and probably bring our own sheets.
4.4 on August 09, 2016
We have stayed here multiple times and enjoy the location as it is right on the beach and is close to many restaurants and a few shops.
3.4 on August 05, 2016
The locations is amazing. The rooms were descent for the price. The front desk was amazing, especially Cindy and Skylar. The rooms were clean, although there needs to be a better way of cleaning the rug. Very dirty and the elevator smelled terrible. All in all I would stay there again because the price and the service were great! I knew what to expect because of previous reviews. In addition, the location is unbeatable! The beach is super clean and the hotel is literally right on it. Flaminio Zarate
3.4 on July 31, 2016
Beautiful locale, right on the beach, quaint lodging. The rooms do not have air conditioning and they should have this information available when someone books the rooms or in the description of the property that the rooms lack air conditioning.
5 on July 06, 2016
Skylar was so friendly at the front desk and we has the most relaxing time ever!! Will return soon ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
4.0 on July 04, 2016
4.4 on June 26, 2016
Went home extremely relaxed after listening to the waves, and being right on the beach. Will be returning hopefully soon. Great views from 3rd floor. Great customer service.
5 on June 22, 2016
We loved it
4.0 on June 19, 2016
For 19 years, we've stayed at Inn on the Beach at least once each year. It's relaxing to sit on the balcony and watch the waves. The area has a good choice of restaurants within walking distance (we love Spasso across the street). This is a comfortable beach hotel and the rooms are quiet. The staff are friendly and always willing to help you with local attractions. The best views of the ocean are from the second and third floors.
3.6 on June 08, 2016
Have been staying here annually for 18 years. Relaxing getaway. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. The hotel does need some TLC and updating, but keep in mind it is right on the beach. Charming hotel. Plenty of great food options on the same street. Enjoy watching the waves with a glass of wine on the balcony. Fireplace in room is great for cool ocean evenings. Little breakfast room offers cereal, muffins, oatmeal, coffee and juice. Love this place!
4.4 on June 06, 2016
We love the location of this hotel. It is a bit on the older side but the balcony and ocean view makes it worth every penny! Will be coming back soon!
3.6 on May 26, 2016
We absolutely loved staying at Inn on the Beach in Ventura in May to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Having stayed there in the past, we knew about the perfect ocean views. The room was cozy and comfortable. The fireplace is an added bonus. We plan on coming back in the near future.
3.4 on May 25, 2016
I have stayed here many times over the years and it is quite delightful. Right on the beach in Ventura is an ideal location. Staff is very nice and decor is antique bed and breakfast look. However, it now needs a little "freshening" up. Everything is still clean and neat but there are chips in the paint, dents, tattered wall paper and the screen door in our room was broken and laying on the patio. Each room has an electric fireplace which is a nice touch and beachside rooms have small balconies with table & chairs. With just a little paint and repair it could get back to its prior loveliness. Surprisingly good restaurant right on the same block adds to the ease of staying here. Once it's refurbished, I would definitely rate it a "5"
3.6 on May 11, 2016
I have stayed here several times. This time I had the opportunity to stay here and wake up on the beach for Mother's Day. I love how close you are to the water. All the rooms have a great view. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. It's walking distance to a lot of great restaurants. You don't even have to get in your car. I can see how some of the reviews complain about some things are run down. They did upgrade the bathrooms and are working on fixing things. That's fine if they don't come back. More chance for me to get a room. The hallways do like like they haven't been vacuumed in a long time, but our room was clean.
1.2 on April 26, 2016
Stayed one night, was registered for 3. Could not stand the grunge in the bathroom, the electrical outlets hanging loose from the wall, the cables hanging loose below the televisions, the sliding door that came off the first time we tried to open it, the doorjamb that was rotting and so loose the door rattled when people walked by, the large trash bag in the hallway, the absolutely horrible "breakfast", which was stale, crappy "food". DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!! Wish I could score it lower...
3.6 on April 26, 2016
It was very homey at the inn... I liked that about it. But a couple things we're broken and the room needed a little more tlc than it has gotten...for the price we would expect it to be a lottle more kept up. The view was spectacular! Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again.
2.4 on April 25, 2016
The location was the best part of the hotel. Right on the beach! Awesome views. It took over 45 minutes to find a parking spot… I left the hotel to go to dinner and when I returned the parking lot was full and I had to circle the neighborhood to find a spot on the street… Luckily I did not get a ticket because where I parked you were not supposed to park between the hours of three and 5 AM. The room was very dirty… I was very disappointed in the cleanliness. There was hair in the shower. The lights in the bathroom were covered in a thick layer of dirt and dust. The room looked like it hadn't been dusted in a very long time. When I crawled into bed the pillows smelled like mildew and dirt. Luckily I brought my own blanket from home and I was able to mask the foul odor. Needless to say, I will not be returning to his hotel.
5 on April 07, 2016
1st time at a bed and breakfast! We were greeted by Skyler, I'm sure spelled wrong. He was extremely friendly and accommodating. He recommended the sushi house a couple of buildings down which turned out to be amazing! I have at least 4 friends and 2 families that are going for sure by summer. We will be back as well.
3.6 on March 24, 2016
The rooms were nice, big and clean. A little outdated and old but lovely. For a room on the beach, the price exceeded my expectations and worth the money. The downfall is there is no onsite dining. Breakfast consisted of coffee, juice and rolls. Next time, will get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor. Sand hill on first floor and window barrier blocked view to beach.
4.0 on March 20, 2016
If you love the ocean, then this is the best place to be in Ventura.
4.8 on March 06, 2016
Very peaceful beautiful sunsets
4.8 on March 03, 2016
Taking picture of the sunset going down and Moon light picture.WOW. Inn of Beach will hold great memory in my heart forever. Thank you
4.0 on February 26, 2016
I absolutely love this place! Any chance I get, I am here. Cannot get closer to the beach or have more options for food. Not too far off of the freeway, so easy to find.
3.8 on February 20, 2016
Was a great experience, staff went out of their way to support my cause of staying there.
2.8 on February 13, 2016
The location of this inn is perfect and what we enjoyed most was breakfast, coffee, and sunsets on the balcony. The rooms are clearly under some renovation. We didn't mind this fact, but others may be bothered by it.
3.4 on February 07, 2016
This Inn is older. For people who want the big hotel atmosphere this isn't it. But neither are the prices. At the Inn you pay for the location and the view. The room was clesn and the view was exactly what we wanted. We left our balcony door open and listened to the waves. Wonderful sunrise and sunsets. Nice little restaurants within walking distance. 10 minute ride to the Aloha Steakhouse which had excellent food and service. 10 minute ride to markets and stores. The staff at the Inn were more than accommodating to us. We are disabled and were glad for the elevator. There are not a lot of rooms and that gave it the less crowded feeling. Variety of ages had rooms. We would go there again. D. Dischbein Utah
3.6 on February 01, 2016
for what you pay, this is a perfect place to stay .its a bit of an older hotel, but all is clean ,beds are perfect and the staff is really wonderful ,recomended !however I had to rate for " onsite dining" ,there is no dinning in this hotel .
4.0 on January 21, 2016
We wished to stay close to friends who live in Ojai but we didn't want to pay the Ojai prices, twice as much as Inn on the Beach. "Inn" is a treat and a good value. Cindy and Dean were friendly and welcoming. We will certainly return and we are happy to have found this hamlet.
3.2 on January 20, 2016
Fully what I expected, great bargain for a hotel on the beach will stay here again.
3.2 on January 06, 2016
I've stayed here a few times..very cozy,intimate spot on the beach.Would always recommend this place..needs some upgrades, but overall a great place...
4.0 on December 31, 2015
Great location, comfortable and cozy room. Fireplace was especially nice.
4.8 on December 14, 2015
My husband and I stay here every year sometimes more than once a year. This is my favorite place to be! Sitting on the balcony you're practically sitting on the beach! The staff is so nice! The rooms are cute. The bathrooms were remodeled a couple years ago. Theres a bunch of places to eat less than 5 minutes walking distance.
4.2 on November 25, 2015
This place is so beautiful. Keep in mind, it's an older hotel/motel however the view outside the window is amazing. Yes, the place could use a upgrade since it's older but to be right on the beach is breath taking. The point of taking a vacation, is not to live in the room the whole time, it's the beach/ocean that will bring us back. My husband and I stayed for our Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed our time in Ventura. I would defiantly recommend the Inn On The Beach!
3.2 on November 19, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay! The building is very old but the room was clean and comfortable. No ac but we were on the second floor so we slept with the balcony door open and we listened to the ocean all night. The young man who checked us in (Skyler) was awesome! He gave us suggestions of where to eat and things to do in the area. He went over and above! We will definately be back!
4.6 on November 12, 2015
An amazing place to stay my husband and I loved it so much we didn't want to leave we are so coming back
5 on November 09, 2015
the best place in ventura..super cozy...best view great ace for younger children to come with..Olga
3.2 on November 06, 2015
We stayed here for a few days as part of a road trip and it was delightful. Although an older property, it was clean and pleasant. The carpets could be changed...they look like they are the original floors from 1920 lol The most amazing thing about this hotel is its location. We walked into our room and the view is breathtaking! Words cannot describe it adequately. We left our patio door open and woke up to an ocean view without even getting out of bed. The service is good, friendly and quick to respond to requests. Breakfast could be a little more elaborate, often there were no pastries only cereal. We loved it enough that we changed our route home to be able to say a second time on the way back If you stay here, be sure to check out Spassos Italian restaurant...it's amazing too
3.8 on November 02, 2015
Amazing location on the beach. Staff is great and made room for us to stay one extra night at a busy time.
2.4 on October 22, 2015
This place is in a great location - right on the beach, close to lots of restaurants - however, it could definitely use some updates. The shower handle was broken, just kept turning and you spent 5 minutes finding just the spot so it would shut off. The cold water handle at the sink wouldn't turn - it was a workout just trying to turn it on and the hot water was super hot so the cold water was definitely needed! The A/C didn't work - usually this isn't an issue but it has been extremely warm and there were no screens on the sliding doors so you would have to leave the door open all night - if we had a private patio it would have been fine but everyone staying on the first floor has access to your area so leaving the door open all night does not make me feel comfortable. The best part is when I told the person when we left about the issues with the shower and sink his response was "yeah, the shower, you have to find just the right spot." No apology or anything for the inconvenience. With some updates this place could be great but I probably won't be staying there again.
5 on October 15, 2015
The Inn at the Beach is an awesome hotel and is directly on the beach. It is older with no air conditioning but well kept. The room stayed cool from the breeze from the ocean. The management staff was continually asking if we needed anything. Can't wait to go back!!!
3.8 on September 12, 2015
The view was wonderful. The only downfall was that I did not have a screen door for the balcony so we had to sleep with the door closed at night which made the room unpredictably hot. But because of this inconvenience the owner gave me a discount on the price for the time that I was there..
4.6 on September 08, 2015
I love this little hotel! You can hear the waves crash as you sleep. Service is wonderful. No onsite dining but there are multiple places less than a 5 min walk away.
4.2 on September 02, 2015
We stayed at Inn on the Beach last week. The rooms are attractive and the views from the balcony can't be beat! The staff is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area. This is our second visit to the Inn and certainly won't be our last.
4.2 on August 31, 2015
Rooms are a bit run down but have a lot of charm. Quite frankly with the location, I'd put up with a lot worse.
4.6 on August 26, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Inn on the Beach and: we'll be back!!!
3.6 on August 26, 2015
We selected this location since it was right on the beach, where we were able to take our 1y/o onto the sand & into the water. And when we were done with the fun in the sun, we could bring the family in for a quick shower without the fuss of commuting. The hotel is across from the wonderful restaurant, Spasso if you enjoy Italian, and if you want to walk the pier/boardwalk area it's an easy drive under 10 minutes away!
3.8 on August 24, 2015
Older hotel now but still in good shape. Remodeled bathroom and newer carpet. Strange wallpaper but nice cozy feeling room with fireplace. Falling asleep listening to the ocean waves what more do u want!
4.4 on August 24, 2015
Great place for an inexpensive getaway. Loved the location.
3.8 on August 21, 2015
We love the Inn. We can run in and out the ocean and sushi is a stone throw away.
3.6 on August 19, 2015
If you are looking for a perfect location, this is it. Right on the beach, gorgeous views. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms could use some updating and the breakfast could use more variety, but the location more than outweighs any negatives. I'll definitely stay again.
3.6 on June 09, 2015
Beachfront!!! Probably needn't say more! Very friendly staff. So relaxing. Needed updates to rooms but price was great value.
3.2 on June 02, 2015
Incredible beach front view/access.Loud surf but Dbl pane windows let you sleep! Yes it does need a face lift, but for the price it is a fun away. The cleaning staff are sweet and attentive. Breakfast was........simple and adequate, the pastries pretty good!
3.8 on May 28, 2015
Inn on the Beach is a perfect beach location. Many restaurants near the hotel and the beach is outside your room. Highly recommend this location!
2.8 on May 19, 2015
The location is the best, right on the beach with all its sounds, sunsets and sunrises. The rooms could use an upgrade, decor does not fit the location.
4.2 on May 17, 2015
Friendly helpful staff, great room layout with privacy and two televisions, did we mention location, location, location!!!
2.6 on May 14, 2015
Beautiful location right on the beach. The fire place was nice surprise. The room was actually larger ten expected. The room quiet. The hotel was also sold out and still remained quiet and relaxing. Dining and stores were all within walking distance. The biggest plus was location, location, location! The age of the building showed its years with dirty carpet and peeling wallpaper in our room. It could be expected due to being on the sandy beach. We would definitely go back. As long as you can get past the age of the building it was a great experience.
3.8 on May 13, 2015
We found this sweet little hideaway when we were looking for a place to stay while we did a whale watching tour. The hotel is right on the beach and it was lovely. It's an older establishment, but that is what gives it the charm and coziness. The staff was great and very helpful with local directions. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. One thing - if you are a real breakfast fan, there are places to go that will serve hungry appetites. The breakfast offered is donuts and coffee. We would recommend this cozy hotel and we will be back.
3.4 on May 06, 2015
Enjoyed location, and staff was very pleasant, we will return for some more stays in the future.
5 on May 04, 2015
Love this place will definitive stay here again
1.0 on April 28, 2015
I stayed here on 5/24/15 #302 with my husband and have never been so upset. We got to the room to see that the curtains were clustered on the rod in a big mess, most of the hooks were missing on the curtain making moving it impossible and the rod was falling out of the wall. We discovered that our fireplace tiles were falling off and completely missing, a hole going under the fire place and the fireplace itself didn’t work. There was a spot on the wall where they had a piece of plywood screwed into place to cover some exposed piping/insulation and looked like place small critters could escape from! In the bathroom there was a light out, half the toiletries were used and a hole in the wall I will be honest I checked inside for a camera since it was right by the shower. I called the front desk because I was concerned with the condition of the room and the curtains, the man that came to our room had an excuse for everything and told me there was a list of upgrades to be done to the hotel in the. He attempted to fix the curtains and disregarded the issues around the room that I pointed out and that the room seemed to be falling apart. In an attempt to make the best of the situation and deal with the room I asked if we could get an extra blanket, he told me that I didn’t realize but there was a comforter on the bed. Per this guy, since hotels don’t wash their comforters and that bothers people they get these thin comforters and put a top sheet on both sides of it so that you don’t touch it, I was told that I would be plenty warm. At bed time we noticed that there was an only top sheet so as soon as you got in the bed the sheet was off the mattress, we spent the night trying to stay on TOP of the sheets to make sure we didn’t touch the stained mattress. I'm not sure why we stayed the night. The only good thing was the balcony by the water; it was not enough to make the room worth it.
5 on April 22, 2015
You can't beat those sunsets! They really ate the best! The staff are like family and make you not want to leave the INN! Can't wait for our next visit¿¿
3.8 on April 20, 2015
The location of Inn on the Beach is outstanding, the view the distance to the ocean are great. You can't get this experience in the brand name hotels. We will stay again if we are in the area.
2.8 on April 16, 2015
We arrived to find that there had been a customer-caused flooding problem in our reserved room. So we had to settle for two queen beds rather than the king we had reserved, a disappointment to say the least. We were looking forward to more space. But the sheets were clean, we slept well, and the decor was quaint. We could read and relax as planned. So we had a wonderful week.
4.0 on April 15, 2015
This is a great hotel right on the beach. My room was very Victorian and quaint with a fireplace and balcony. Great place to stay. Would recommend it to anyone that wants to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. John C.
5 on April 10, 2015
This was the first time staying at the Inn on the Beach. Totally Awesome! ! Need to stay longer than 1 night neXT time.
4.2 on April 09, 2015
I've stayed at Inn On The Beach for years! Can't beat the it! The price is excellent for being directly on the beach! The rooms are older, and that's noticeable but when you're staying on the beach there isn't much time to be spent in the room. The modern bathroom and Victorian style room make for an interesting combo, but worth it to stay!
3.2 on April 07, 2015
Really nice staff. The BEST location. Clean, but the whole place needs a face lift. My favorite thing is hearing the ocean at night.
4.0 on April 02, 2015
Right on beautiful Ventura beach! Outdated hotel, but we love it!!! Being from the Midwest, this was a perfect weekend stay. Neighborhood was very cool. The pier is awesome during sunset. Even got to see Dolphins and sea lions swimming near us!
4.4 on March 31, 2015
.Its a cute little cozy place....with a gorgeous ocean view!!! The place is not a 5 star hotel and need some work here and there....but I don't mind.....because of the location and the price. Right on the beach, you can hear the sound of waves crushing down from your room. The front desk workers are helpful and friendly. I will definitely go back there again.
2.6 on March 31, 2015
I had a wonderful relaxing stay. Stay here if you are all about the view. If you are wanting pure cleanness, this is not the place. I was prepared for I had read all the reviews so I was not shocked. I was willing to overlook it all so I could sit on the balcony right on the beach at a reasonable price. I stayed 4 nights. It was a nice drive to visit Santa Barbara and just right off of 101.
1.4 on March 23, 2015
The positive side of our stay was that it was right on the beach. The room we stayed in was in process of renovations to bathroom and it did not feel clean. The whole room we stayed in is in need of renovations. I think everything in room was too worn down & used. We did get some refund but I would not recommend it until some serious renovations take place, and I really would not stay there again.
3.8 on March 23, 2015
Have stayed here before, and love the location. it's not new or modern, but nice staff...very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Wonderful to sleep hearing the waves. Ask for at least the 2nd floor to have a nice view of the ocean. Definitely listen to the front desk's recommendations for local restaurants.
4.2 on March 02, 2015
I wanted to keep this place to myself but can't help but share what a great place the Inn on the Beach is. We stayed in 3rd floor room facing the beach and could not believe how nice it was looking out at the ocean. The fireplace in the room created a nice ambiance. The sunset was spectacular. The men at the front desk were so friendly and accommodating. I definitely recommend this place and can't wait to return.
3.4 on March 01, 2015
Room was nice, but had some broken pieces on the bed headboard, room 308. Room was clean and an exceptionl value for a hotel right on the beach. However, cobwebs and live apiders on hallway fixtures that we pointed out to desk person could be an issue for other guests. We looked past this because of the exceptional ocean view. Would like to see waffles in breakfast room in the morning.
2.8 on February 27, 2015
Yes, it is outdated, however it is clean. The rooms have balconies with amazing views. Good selection of restaurants on the same block. You cannot beat the easy access to the beach and the gorgeous sunsets. Would definitely stay here again.
4.4 on February 22, 2015
Second time here and the lady the first night was so sweet because we came down a night early and she got us in our room and had the fireplace all ready going so it was warm. And then the next morning they had coffee and breakfast on the second floor. And then they moved us into our room that was our reservation and it was so beautiful. Two windows corner end and I even got an edible arrangements order and sent to front desk but they were so nice about it. Will go again favorite place. And dukes bitchin burgers right down the street is delicious!!!
4.4 on February 18, 2015
Excellent room! Excellent service! Not much you could say negative about the stay. Our neighbors were quiet and respectful. I will definitely come back.
2.8 on February 08, 2015
The hotel was a perfect place to relax. The weather was amazing
4.4 on February 02, 2015
Gorgeous view, roomy rooms, very clean, Right off the beach. My husband and I Can't wait to go back!!!
5 on January 29, 2015
4.6 on January 16, 2015
Been here three times and will return again. The closest you can get to the beach without being in the water. Friendly staff. Cozy room. Peaceful and quiet. Romantic. Perfect sunset, right off the balcony!
5 on December 03, 2014
I have been coming here for over 3 years now. I fell in love with this Hotel since the first time I checked in. The staff is friendly and at your service 24/7. I stayed here last weekend with my girlfriend and it was such a Romantic and peaceful getaway. We enjoyed the ocean view from our Room along with the nice warm fireplace. It is so relaxing laying your head down on their soft mattresses and falling asleep to the sound of the Waves crashing. Their continental breakfast provides Delicious pastries and cereal that fill you up. They have Gourmet coffee, I enjoyed taking sips of it while sitting down on the patio watching the waves crash. Everytime I need a break from work, life, Inn on the Beach is my private getaway where I can relax and get my head straight. I HIGHLY recommend this place for Couples, Singles, Families or anyone that wants to relax and enjoy life. Their rates are very affordable and worth every penny. Thank you Inn On the Beach!!!
3.0 on December 01, 2014
Room maids would come in to clean your RM even as you were getting dressed and would not leave while you were getting dressed..but fund nice job. Had ants in bathroom around sink and carpet very dirty, locks on sliding gjass d door did not work Staff very nice and helpful Very quiet at night peaceful setting
5 on November 20, 2014
We had a great stay at the Inn on the Beach. The room was clean, and the location was fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
4.2 on November 04, 2014
The view and the location great. The fireplace is romantic. The common areas need some work, the room is clean and the bathroom is great the coffee is wonderful. I will definitely go back, because I just can not imagine a better location.
2.0 on October 30, 2014
The only reason to stay here is because of location. Perfect, right on the beach. Do not walk barefoot anywhere in the hotel including the room. This is the filthiest carpet I have seen. Faucet in shower almost came off in my hand. The balcony is littered with bird poop.
4.0 on October 22, 2014
From the friendly welcome I received when I arrived until my departure the staff was very responsive to my needs. Although the carpet and furnishings are dated the price is a bargain and the king size bed was comfortable. I will stay there again.
4.0 on October 15, 2014
Outstanding price for an inn literary on the beach.
2.8 on October 10, 2014
I loved my beach getaway! The staff was very helpful and the view is stunning! I will definitely go back.
3.0 on October 10, 2014
We loved our stay and are planning to revisit. The patio, allowing an ocean view of 180° was the most enjoyable aspect of our stay. The bed was soft, comfortable and clean. Though there was no a/c or fan, the overall ambiance of the room was enjoyable. The cost was extremely reasonable. We will be returning for a longer stay.
2.6 on October 06, 2014
Great location, great room views, however rooms could benefit from upkeep - room was issued after check-in time, however had not been made up, heat/AC controls in room not working/removed, fan in bathroom not working, VERY few AC outlets for use in the room, patio door damaged, requiring it be "locked" by a stick behind the door . . . but otherwise nice.
3.6 on October 05, 2014
We come here from Colorado twice a year. Nothing like hearing the ocean all night!
3.0 on October 01, 2014
This hotel is in a perfect location. The rooms are OK, but need a good deep cleaning. We have stayed in two different rooms and both need minor repairs. I wish the owners would invest some money to perk the place up. They could get $50-$100 a night more. We will return to stay again as the location is the best.
4.4 on September 26, 2014
The inn itself was lovely. Right on the beach! The best part was what there were many nice places to eat walking distance. It was a great value. I would absolutely stay there again.
4.0 on September 22, 2014
The bed in the room we stayed in was a king size pillow top mattress. The room had a patio area that had a view to the beach. The only downside was the noise near the cul-de-sac on Friday and Saturday evening. Next time we will try to stay in a room farthest from the cul-de-sac. The room was clean. The bed was comfortable. The staff was friendly. A nice uplift, would be to replace the sliding glass doors with french doors so that you could expand opening the room up to the sea air. What a great value, a beach front inn for less than $200 a night on a weekend. It really exceeded our expectations in nearly all areas.
4.0 on September 10, 2014
Wonderful view and location.
3.0 on September 06, 2014
Lovely location, fabulous view of the beach, soothing sounds of the surf. BUT: Many guests smoking heavily on their balconies - ignoring the strict rules on the sign at check-in. Smoke drifted into my room, spoiling the otherwise good experience. I suggest: Put "No Smoking - Penalty $150" signs on balcony doors.
3.0 on August 27, 2014
It's a great location with a comfortable bed and refrigerator. It is a little dated but we would go back there for the location of the beach and the access to restaurants and down town Ventura. There is a trolley that is free that will take you to the Harbor or to downtown. You pay for the location, bring your own beach towel and chair. The hotel does not supply, but there is a place down the street that rents equipment out.
4.2 on August 24, 2014
The view was still awesome, the mourning meal was as good as before (milk coffee, cereal, Danish, OJ, oatmeal) All good. Maybe hard time's make it hard to be a super classy joint, we all know about that. Ant's yes bed bug's NO! We've got ant's at our house who cares?? You want a 5 STAR hotel don't stay here.. You want to relax sit in bed till 11:00am. this is the place. Great food within a super short walk about 5 good places and as I said before a SHORT walk (I'M LAZY) Don't be turned off because if your a clean freak it is what it is. Cleaner then my house and I bet yours. Our 5th stay and we will be back. One thing stay on the second or third floor. You wont see the water if your on the first floor. B. & C. from Palmdale
4.2 on August 22, 2014
Cannot beat the beach location.
3.8 on August 21, 2014
great view of oceans
4.8 on August 20, 2014
It was everything I had expexted, I have stayed here many times and I am never dissapointed in the Inn
3.4 on August 19, 2014
Great little Inn right on the sand. rooms a little dated and carpet needs to be replaced. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor for the best views.
2.8 on August 18, 2014
Older motel needs new carpet and stairwells are disgusting. Area is a lot of fun. Worth it if only for the 3rd floor balcony!
3.6 on August 18, 2014
Thank you we enjoyed our 1 night stay, we have decided to come back in a few months again, we will bring our bikes, love the area very local, clean and quaint. We have a restaurant in Az just love this place to get away.
1.0 on August 18, 2014
Filthy, run down and not a great location. We checked out the folling morning and moved to The Holiday Inn Express at the marina. There we had a beautiful view and you can still be right by the beach. We were not given a refund for the second night we had booked but I guess sometimes life lessons come at a price. Oh and by the way how they can say it's a bed AND breakfest I'm not sure because there was'nt a breakfast to be found just a tired looking muffin or two. So sad they have to earn their money by false advertising.
3.2 on August 13, 2014
Good room with beach view. Will stay here again
3.0 on August 10, 2014
My girlfriend and I enjoyed staying here, everyone at the front desk was very nice to us and informed us about everything going on in town!
3.4 on August 05, 2014
Good price. Decent room. Great location
4.6 on August 05, 2014
This place was recommended tome by a friend and WOW what a great stay we had!! Jay, at the front desk, was an amazing!! he was very helpful and was always ready to share a laugh with me and my partner. Our room was great and the view was even better!!! The Inn doesn't have food, but there are plenty of great restaurants within walking distance!
2.2 on August 04, 2014
This is a fantastic location, right on the beach of course and some really good food nearby in established eateries. We really liked the room (including the fireplace); sheets and bathroom were clean and fresh. But there is a terrible odour in this hotel, I wonder if there is a mould issue, it really should be checked.
3.6 on July 30, 2014
We enjoyed staying at the Inn and will definitely be back!
2.8 on July 30, 2014
Great front desk assistance. A nice weekend or weekday getaway.
3.8 on July 26, 2014
I love to staying here, it is all about the view and the location. It has a great way of making you relax and enjoy your stay in Ventura. You park your car and never have to worry about driving for the amount of days you stay here. The view is breathtaking and the way you are greeted the moment you come in is better than any 5 star hotels. If you are looking for a great place to enjoy the beach without all the noise this is it. The price meets my expectation for a great quick getaway from all the hassles of life. The fireplace gives it a romantic setting.
3.0 on July 23, 2014
We decided to stay here for a quick getaway. After reading other online reviews, we didn't expert a whole lot. The Inn is very dated. It's in serious need of updates! There was a slight odor in the room, but we were prepared with a bottle of febreeze. That took care of that issue. Make sure you have your flip flops because the carpet is quite dirty! One plus though is the bed!! It was very comfortable and we slept like babies!! If you stay here, just be prepared to NOT have 5 star accommodations, but the fact that the ocean and beach are just steps away are awesome! We enjoyed the sound of the crashing waves all night long too! That alone made up for the dingy room. Inn on the beach equals a comfy bed and sounds of the ocean to lull you to sleep. That's all folks!
5 on July 22, 2014
I totally enjoyed my stay here. Everyone was very nice and friendly, the room was clean and the bed was so comfortable! How can you complain when you have the ocean at your feet! Everything was within walking distance (food, coffee, liquor) and it when I was sitting on my balcony looking at the ocean, drinking my wine I didn't have a care in the world. I will definitely stay again.
1.8 on July 17, 2014
This place is a real dump. There. I said it. The wife didn't want to stay, but we couldn't find another room. Our room door would only close with some serious effort. The other back exit doors would not latch automatically, so they remained open most of the time. Sink had a big crack in it. Blood spatter on bathroom wall. Gross! I read another review that said the back stairwell carpet looked like a crime scene. Pretty sure the actual murder occurred in our bathroom. Great location. Friendly staff. If you're not young, drunk, or have seriously low expectations, this place may not be for you.
1.8 on July 14, 2014
This was my third time staying here and was not happy with the uncleaned carpets, smelly hall ways, odor in the Lobby, Screen was torn and the you could not see through the sliding glass window. The indoor room chairs were soiled. The shower was improved and you cant ruin the Sunsets! I will have to reconsider staying here next year if these issues remain.
3.6 on July 14, 2014
Great view of the Ocean and beach the place could use a upgrade on the carpet and wallpapper.
3.0 on July 14, 2014
No AC, carpets were stained .....
3.8 on July 10, 2014
The hotel is everything I wanted it to be .. the location, RIGHT on the sand, is superb, the view from every room is spectacular, the beds are comfortable and the linens lovely, the bathrooms are remodeled and clean, the continental breakfast is adequate, the rates are wonderful, and they take one-night weekend reservations! Yes, the interior halls and rooms are dated, as is the decor of the rooms .. in fact, I would have to say beyond dated, but who cares? I think it's wonderful!
4.4 on July 06, 2014
The Inn has a lot of personality and charm. The staff were very courteous and helpful. I would definitely want to stay there again.
4.0 on June 29, 2014
We fully enjoyed our stay. The folks provided great support and we just lo9ved sitting on the deck. I just would have liked new carpeting --- but as I understand that's in progress bit by bit. I'll be back
2.4 on June 27, 2014
Prime location, beautiful town, main street, but the lobby smells really bad, the carpet is from the 60s and smells like cigarettes smoke. Room review- dusty, carpet is filthy and noisy with no fan, no a/c. Tv - only get 3 local channels. Bed lining is dirty with spots. Best western or holiday inn are better and cheaper. Not worth the trouble or the money to stay here.
4.0 on June 26, 2014
Great location, right on the beach and great ocean views from upper floors. For the price it is a true bargain. Staff was friendly and helpful. Restaurants and services nearby as well.
2.8 on June 25, 2014
The absolute best thing about this Inn is its location. It is literally ON the beach. The Inn itself is showing some wear, but for the price in mid-week, it was not a concern. Gas fireplace in room was nice touch. The Continental breakfast was standard, but the coffee was excellent! Both nearby Italian restaurants were very good. Also loved the "funky" energy of the area.
4.0 on June 16, 2014
We are no strangers to the Seaward Beach area, it is one of our favorite places. The Inn On the Beach is a great little spot for a weekend getaway. The local dining is walking distance to the hotel, and the beach/neighborhood are unbeatable. We got a nice clean room, right on the sand for a great price. When we can't rent a beach house for a week, the Inn On the Beach is our go-to choice for a couple of relaxing days/nights on the sand.
2.8 on June 11, 2014
Needs basic maintenance like carpet cleaning and handy man repairs. Nice people and nice location .
4.0 on June 09, 2014
Hotel was definitely dated, but it was clean and the view was incredible. Restaurants and bars in walking distance of the hotel. Will go back.
2.8 on June 09, 2014
Nice updated shower. Big room but we could not see through sliding glass door. We had to leave the door open to see the beach. With the wind and the door open the room became uncomfortable after awhile. We could have moved to a smaller room but my wife said no. Our stay was 3 nights.
3.2 on May 22, 2014
Breezy, well ventilated room. Felt safe leaving the patio door open. Bed was comfortable. Would recommend to friend. Would stay again.
3.6 on May 17, 2014
Probably as good as it gets right on the beach in the $100 range.
3.2 on May 07, 2014
I was looking for place to decompress and relax from work. This was the perfect place. Excellent food within walking distance or a short drive. Will definitely return.
3.0 on May 05, 2014
The only negative was the maid service. The first morning she knocked on the door despite the "do not disturb" sign. She took the sign so I couldn't even put it up the next day. The second day she didn't come until arouond 3 p.m. and she didn't replace the shampoo, conditioner, and lotion that I had used. She also didn't wash out the coffee pot. I wish there had been a little more variety for breakfast, although I had expected it to be minimal. Overall the hotel and its location provided a wonderful mini vacation. I plan to go back soon.
3.4 on May 03, 2014
We return to the Inn on the Beach for the sunsets and sounds of the ocean. Although they are "slowly" refurbishing and upgrading, much needs to be done. Hopefully, they will soon go green and eliminate styrofoam from the breakfast room. Towel hooks needed in the bathrooms to go along with the beautiful new showers. If you can overlook the needed repairs of windows, screens and furniture, it is worth the view and the magnificent sunsets.
3.6 on April 27, 2014
A great getaway on the beach
4.6 on April 27, 2014
This is my girlfriends and mine new place to stay on the beach! Cozy rooms with awesome view and friendly staff.
4.6 on April 16, 2014
It's always fun when we visit this Inn & this beach! It's gorgeous! I love this location :)
4.6 on April 16, 2014
Great stay, we will be back again
3.0 on April 12, 2014
Waking up to the beach every morning was incredible. Wonderful views! The service at the front desk was great. The value was as I expected. It's an old building. Some things were broken or missing. The housekeeping was satisfactory. The beds were made and fresh towels were always available. But the trash wasn't really taken out. Minor inconvenience. The continental breakfast was pretty poor. It appeared to be whole sale muffins, danish, cereal, coffee and orange juice. I pictured eggs and meats, etc. Bagels and cream cheese. Things of that nature. I was disappointed in that. Overall however, this place is charming and comfortable with an amazing location! Very satisfied with my stay.
5 on April 06, 2014
My stay at the inn on the beach was relaxing and the rooms were very clean and staff were very friendly
4.4 on April 02, 2014
This Inn is ON the beach. The location is perfect - close enough to drive aprox 2 min or less to downtown Ventura if you want. When we were there, the free trolley stopped at the bar down the street from the Inn. The trolley can take you into town if you want to shop or eat at other restaurants. However, there are plenty of restaurants, parking and shops within walking distance of the INN so you don't even need to drive if you don't want to...Staff was very helpful and attentive. The INN is older but location, location location! It was the best! Oh, the room also had an extra large bar refrigerator which was a plus... Definitely staying here again if in the area.
4.2 on March 30, 2014
Perfect spot overlooking the ocean with spectacular views up and down the coast and on some days, the Channel Islands. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Always a welcoming place to stay.
5 on March 25, 2014
My fiancé and I are in love with this place. No it's not the most luxurious or modern place to stay but we both are quite happy with the charming old mansion type decor. Not to mention the insanely comfortable bed! And you cannot beat the view of the ocean. You get to walk literally a few steps to get to the beach. The staff is friendly, just everything has been lovely. Great restaurants within walking distance...Definitely would love to come back.
3.6 on March 24, 2014
Rooms are nice, still in remodeling stage in some areas. Clean, comfortable, view from 2nd floor absolutely stunning. Negatives--confusion regarding check-in, credit card confusion, two workers did not seem to communicate well. All said, the PRICE is amazing for a beachfront hotel, so it was worth the silliness. Also-mostly non-smoking area. Grocery nearby, nice little restaurants in walking distance.
3.2 on March 14, 2014
Nice place, nice people but a little the worse for wear. Could use some TLC but is in an excellent location and the view is wonderful!. Pass on the breakfast but the coffee was fine.
3.2 on February 26, 2014
Love the view!!!!
2.8 on February 26, 2014
The hotel is nice enough, but it's decor and furnishings are old. It was great to be right on the beach, but if you're looking for an updated hotel room, this is not the one for you. It looks like the bathrooms were remodeled and are more "current", but that's about it. They do have TV, but no wi-fi or other computer access. The staff was friendly enough and their continental breakfast was about what you would expect. It was decent, but overall I wouldn't really recommend this hotel.
3.6 on February 24, 2014
Affordable beach front hotel. Minor gripes with the upkeep, but I had a feeling this would be the status quo based off others reviews. At the end of the day no biggie; laying in a comfy bed with the ocean crashing a few feet from you trumps the gripes. If you want five star accommodation, look elsewhere. If you want to get away and stay in a charming room with a fireplace, amazing view and all things ocean this is the place. Tons of food options in local community, recommend Sushi House.
4.0 on February 05, 2014
My boyfriend and I came to Ventura from Fresno for just one night, it was a last minute decision. We've never stayed here but have heard good reviews, we walked in and were immediately greeted by a smile, we even got updated on the room, which is always nice, the atmosphere was quite, the rooms were so great, we had a fireplace and an ocean view, very romantic. I highly reccomend this hotel.
3.8 on February 03, 2014
very nice rooms. A big step up from the run of the mill motel fare. Fantastic view and access to beach. What's not to like?!
5 on January 30, 2014
The hotel was perfect. Very clean and comfortable. I give it a 5 star. Keep up the great work comfort Inn and suites.
3.8 on January 16, 2014
Great place on the beach, for real. Cute little restaurants and bars on the street nearby. I love the place. The tiniest bit funky, but real quaint. Leave your window open and listen to the waves all night! Try not to get a first floor room!
5 on January 05, 2014
Great service! Quiet rooms! Awesome views!!
3.6 on December 31, 2013
We stayed for two nights in winter: Good: + excellent location with the beach and good restaurants nearby. + friendly staff. Improvements needed: - We didn't like the complimentary breakfast. - Rooms could be a little bigger and better lit. Overall, we liked the place and we would return.
3.0 on December 27, 2013
The location is the best, right on the beach with great views and beautiful sunsets! The rooms need to be updated, new carpet (wood floor would be better) and walls need to painted.
5 on December 24, 2013
Bill & Rosemary Earl Rosemead CA
2.4 on November 27, 2013
The hotel needs alot of upgrades. The lights in our bathroom did not work and they had to bring an oversized lamp in. The lamp by the bed also did not work. The wall paper was peeling on all the walls, and carpet was filthy. Air ducts outside for fireplace were all rusty. Only redeeming quality was the view. And because of that I'd stay again. And front desk employees were very friendly.
4.4 on November 26, 2013
Very nice and convenient location on the beach. I love to wake up to the sound of waves and birds. The 180 degree view of the ocean is perfect. If you want a laid back and super relaxing experience that is affordable, this place is highly recommended. The customer service is also great, very helpful front desk personnel.
3.0 on November 24, 2013
It's a nice place to wake up to and the people who run the place are very nice
3.0 on November 12, 2013
Nice comfortable rooms.Clean.
4.6 on November 11, 2013
Excellent weekend getaway. Perfect for couples!
5 on October 21, 2013
Everyone of the staff was extremely friendly. This was such an incredible place to stay. My family and I truly enjoyed our time here. The beach view was amazing even from the lower floor patio. We will definately be returning for a visit!! Melissa Morrow
3.8 on October 19, 2013
The rooms were nice, the few was amazing, and the service was outstanding. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. You can walk to several restaurants so it made for a restful, hassle free getaway.
2.8 on October 19, 2013
We stayed here for the location on the beach, and it was so easy to walk out of the inn and walk on the beach. Our private balcony gave us a perfect view of the sun dipping into the Pacific Ocean. However, the power company was upgrading the lines and had a planned electricity outage the first morning we were there and so we had no coffee, cold shower and no light in the room until we left at 8 am. Fortunately, the Inn is close to a Starbucks, donut shop and also a number of places one can walk to for lunch or dinner. The carpet needs to be replaced in the hallway, and the outside of the building could use some work--some of the letters of the name had fallen off. We left before breakfast was served the second morning, so I can't really comment on the breakfast. The first morning we had muffins but no coffee due to the maintenance issue.
3.4 on October 17, 2013
Great balconies for sunset, left the slider open to hear surf all night long. Everything met our expectations except the personal service which was outstanding. So sorry I cannot name names because the sweet lady at check in was so kind and helpful and friendly, and the gentleman that checked us out was very nice and personable. The house keeping staff was efficient and helpful as well. We will definitely plan our next Ventura visit with a night or two at Inn on the Beach.
4.4 on October 13, 2013
Great location. Great sunsets. We've been here many times and will be back many times more!!
3.4 on September 30, 2013
This Inn is pretty nice. It is older but they renovated the bathrooms (although they need to do the ceiling and fan) There is an elevator so I am not sure why it states limited accessibility for the physically challenged. The breakfast is delicious although some boiled eggs would be a nice addition. The staff is friendly and family like. The price is ok for the location. The beach is wonderful and right out the doors.
4.0 on September 27, 2013
The sound of the pounding surf just outside our deck was relaxing and refreshing.
5 on September 20, 2013
Loved spending Labor Day here for 3 nights! Jazzmin
4.6 on September 16, 2013
Romantic and cozy right on the beach. This place has the best sunset view ever, i got engaged here! We will defenitely be coming back soon. All the staff is super friendly! Our time at inn on the beach was awesome!
4.2 on September 11, 2013
We stayed two nights as we were in town to attend a wedding. We were pleasantly surprised at the location right on the beach with wonderful balconies to just watch the waves or people and to observe the sunset and stars. The wedding was at the Crowne Plaza hotel and we were very glad we did not stay there as there is too much activity and feels crowded. The Inn on the Beach is quiet and has numerous restaurants within walking distance. We will definitely stay there again.
3.0 on September 11, 2013
There is no dining, which is not a problem or concern!
4.2 on September 09, 2013
Stayed 2 nights for our anniversary. Hearing and seeing the ocean waves was so relaxing! No TV or radio needed, just enjoy the atmosphere. Hotel staff was super-friendly and courteous.
5 on September 05, 2013
Charming , unpretentious and cozy inn with really friendly staff. Just walk out the door of the Inn and you are right there on sand! We went on Labor Day weekend, and even on the holiday weekend, the beach was relatively uncrowded compared to the hordes you see at Los Angeles or Orange County beaches. After a relaxing day of sun & surf, we could sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset right on our own patio off our room! The upper floors have balconies that overlook the beach too! For dining, you don't have to go any further than across the street. Cappeletti's Italian Trattoria is literally just steps away from the Inn, and the food was superb. We will definitely go back to Inn on the Beach again! It's a great place for a low-key, stress free weekend getaway!
5 on September 04, 2013
I have stayed here quite a few times and each time is a wonderful experience! From the staff to the view to the location to the vaiue! I could go on and on!! My best friend and I love this place. It also holds so much charm and coziness.
2.6 on August 28, 2013
Located literally steps from the sand, Inn on the Beach is a great getaway! The draw of this property is obivously its location, but the staff and owners really need to focus on cleaniness. Broken bathroom faucet, duct tape still on the ceiling from a recent painting, carpets throughout the hotel in need of a deep cleaning, and the room furniture needs to be dusted! During our stay I saw only one housekeeper...maybe its time to hire a few more!!!!!
4.6 on August 19, 2013
This was a romantic getaway for the love of my life and I to spend some alone time together and we are very pleased with the fact that we chose the Inn On The Beach. It couldn't have been a better decision with the view of the oxen, the warm fireplace in the rooms the wonderful shower, and the king size bed. It was a wonderful stay and we will definitely be returning :)
5 on August 16, 2013
This was the first time my wife and I stayed in Ventura. It was absolutely beautiful there, and the room was amazing. I loved the view, right by the beach, and the dining near there was awesome! I will definitely be surprising my wife with another mini stay there in the future! Plus, the front desk clerk was funny, talkative, and made us very comfortable!
5 on August 14, 2013
This was our first stay - but it will certainly not be the last. This is a fabulous place to stay - and right on the beach. The ambience is great and the value is unbelievable.
3.4 on August 14, 2013
Great place to get away and still have access to amenities. Laid back, friendly and comfortable- great staff. Only drawback was the dirty carpet- but that's due to Americans wearing their shoes indoors...
4.2 on August 12, 2013
Extraordinary view from the Balcony. The Inn is Directly on the Beach!
4.6 on August 06, 2013
i wanted to find a place to stay that was on the beach where i could just relax and sleep with the door open and the sound of the waves .. inn on the beach was perfect for this
5 on August 03, 2013
we stay for only one night but was great and very cheap
3.4 on July 30, 2013
This isn't a super-slick, trendy hotel, but who needs a cool factor when you're literally steps away from the Pacific Ocean? Inn on the Beach was clean, safe, and had very pleasant staff (one told me about the bike ride trail to Ojai which turned out to be glorious). So, if you need a place with iPod clock alarms, look elsewhere. If, however, you just want an affordable place to stay with the beach just out your window (and are cool with Cheerios for breakfast) this inn is the place to be.
3.0 on July 30, 2013
Nice Beach Location
2.6 on July 25, 2013
The purpose of my stay was to enjoy the beach and the wonderful sunsets with my wife, which we did. We never allowed the side distractions to take away from our objective. That said, we felt that there were things that could be improved upon, new carpeting, better ventilation, sliding door to the patio did not lock, doorknob to the bathroom was coming unscrewed. We had to fight through a swarm of flies at the entrance, on our way to check-in, and they were still there when we checked out.. The desk clerk was very courteous, friendly, and helpful.
2.4 on July 25, 2013
My husband and I needed a refreshing getaway from the hectic life we live. A friend recommended Inn On The Beach because of the fabulous location and view. It was spectacular. Right on the sand, slept with the balcony door open and were lulled to sleep each night by the waves crashing on the beach. The hotel room could really use some upgrading and improved cleaning. The bed was very comfortable and the linens very fresh. The most important aspects are acceptable and the price couldn't be beat. It's worth the visit.
4.8 on July 24, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed the secluded location. Beautiful. Can't wait to return.
3.4 on July 23, 2013
Fantastic little hotel on the beach. We were on the first floor, open the sliding door step out to a spectacular view of the ocean from your private patio. Our room was very neat,,nice antique furniture. The wallpaper reminds me of an old grandmothers taste. The bathroom very nice tile floor and a nice marble tile feature shower. Location is fantastic. Close to restaurants and coffee houses.
4.6 on July 23, 2013
This was my first time here but my fiancé and his family always came here. I loved it the only thing I didn't like is I had to get a double queen room when we didn't need the extra bed :/ but other than that you can't beat the beautiful views :)
4.4 on July 22, 2013
We liked it! Nonpretentious. Great beach spot. Loved our 2nd floor room.
5 on July 19, 2013
It was a very nice room. Plus the view was amazing.
3.4 on July 16, 2013
2nd floor room on the corner closest to the street. Very nice room, recently remodeled. Dual-glazed sliding door and window provided for a quiet room. Ice machine in the hallway, right outside my door, was a bit noisy. Very friendly staff and parking at the motel right at the beach was a great benefit for a busy Sunday. Would definitely stay here again.
3.4 on July 13, 2013
Great value for a very nice location.
4.6 on July 13, 2013
It was great to spend a couple of days right on the beach. We had easy access to everything. No need to drive anywhere. Will be back!!!
3.8 on July 12, 2013
This is an awesome hotel right on the beach! my husband & I come here for our anniversary every year! It could use some upgrades on the outside (paint & repair) but the rooms are awesome and you cant beat the sounds & smell of the beach or the view. Often we see dolphins going by in the early morning & evenings so beautiful We love this place
3.4 on July 08, 2013
While the inn is a bit outdated and needs some upgrades and needs to be refreshed, still, our stay was wonderful. You can't beat the location and the view. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.
3.4 on July 08, 2013
Terrific time. Took Island Packers tour and saw thousands of dolphins!
3.2 on July 07, 2013
We stayed on the 1st floor. In the room next to us, a couple talked very loud until late in the night. Then they began arguing and fighting. Apparently, they were thrown out of the Inn, but not until after 1:00 a.m. (maybe not untilthe next morning, I don't know). We stayed at the Inn for 2 nights and felt we should have been offered a discount for the roudy, argumentive neighbors for the one night we were kept awake. We asked upon checking out, but were only told that the roudy couple were told to leave. A little disappointed that no discount was offered or given upon our request.
3.2 on July 07, 2013
The Inn on the Beach is in a fabulous location. The Room was comfortable. There are many Dining choices in easy walking distance.The Beach is Great. However there was one troubling event. We were staying 2 nights, on the second day we returned from Breakfast to find the Maid packing our bags to move us to a another room. My wife and I really didn't appreciate having someone going through our belongings. No mention of our having to relocate was given to us at Check-in. Although we found later what the problem was,No Apology or Explanation was ever given. We would love to return to the Inn at another time. Hopefully they will handle this type situation in a more satisfactory way the next time.
2.6 on July 04, 2013
The staff was very nice, especially the young man at the front desk whose name I've forgotten. Was very knowledgable about the area. The antique furniture were a nice touch, but the Chifferobe was detached from it's walls and looked like the back would fall off. Bed was very well taken care of and the room was cleaned daily which was nice. Had thought that B & Bs had a breakfast with the room but this was a continental breakfast with sweet rolls and cereal...no fruit or yogurt which would have been a better continental breakfast. The room was very clean but the ceiling in the shower was peeling and looked like it had mold on it. The room would benefit from about a days worth of handyman work on it to bring it totally right. Would still recommend it and stay there again.
4.2 on June 27, 2013
The ocean views were amazing and the room was cute with a Victorian charm. It was great to have the fireplace and the bathroom was pretty nice. The carpets need to be redone, but other than that, it was very nice. Great place!
3.2 on June 26, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay. Had a great view and the room exceeded our expectations. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Just keep in mind that you are in a beach & surf part of town and you will enjoy every minute of your stay. Jim & Jo Ann, Lancaster Ca.
2.8 on June 24, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary recently. If you read the reviews you will know not to expect the Hyatt... really you can’t even expect the motel 6, but what you can expect is to hear the ocean from the sliding glass doors, and a beautiful balcony to watch the waves come in. We took my 15 mo old daughter and the staff was very polite, they even accommodated us with the needs of my daughter. The place needs to be renovated completely. The decor looks like someone’s grandmother chose everything, and the carpet was sort of old looking and stained in places. Don’t bother with a bottom floor room, you won’t get your money’s worth in one of those, spring for a second or third floor, the balconies that face the ocean are the best part of the hotel. I would recommend this place to friends who I don’t think mind having a more eclectic room, but I am sure my upper crust acquaintances would not love it. Overall its a good value for the view that you get, just know what you are getting when you book.
5 on June 19, 2013
My sweetie and I started coming about 5 years ago, and we love our room with the little balcony, right on the beach. We feed the gulls, take long walks, and love the warm and cozy atmosphere in our room because of the fireplace!
3.0 on June 18, 2013
Wonderful location. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast options could be expanded to include fresh fruit, whole-grain bread, generally more healthful options. Lighting should be upgraded so that compact fluorescent bulbs are completely concealed by the fixtures, and with all bulbs being the same color (warm, not cool). Loved the ocean view!!
1.0 on June 17, 2013
Dirty, ant infested, filthy carpet, furniture caked with dust. Do not stay here. It was gross. The morning breakfast room hadn't been swept in weeks. Caught a contact high from the pot smoke while sitting on our balcony. Great place to watch drug deals going down. Screen door ripped and unusable. Unfinished dry walled ceiling in bathroom, outlets hanging off the walls. Ridiculous.
4.6 on June 13, 2013
very nice, will be going back again
4.4 on June 02, 2013
Right on the beach! It was a great weekend. The staff was super friendly. I would definatly go back there.
3.0 on June 02, 2013
As the name implies .... it's right on the beach. Every room looks at the ocean. Be patient should you need anything or have any questions because as near as I could tell, aside from housekeeping, There's one guy, Dean, that pretty much runs the whole show. If you're going to have any visitors have them be prepared to park, oh, somewhere near Oxnard. Like most beach accommodations, finding a place for a vehicle is at a premium. There's a few restaurants down the street, but most are downtown or near the harbor at Spinnaker Place. Both downtown and Spinnaker Place and the marina are about 10 minutes away.
4.6 on May 30, 2013
Slept with door open and was able heard ocean all night
4.8 on May 28, 2013
I got the room for me and my two sisters for one of their birthdays. It was such a treat for them (and me!). Had a great meal in town and a beautiful sunset. I woke up to a full moon over the ocean. Took a long walk on the beach. Staff was great and we absolutely loved the room with a balcony over the sand and fireplace. We will return for sure!! Fabulous get away!
3.8 on May 27, 2013
i have stayed at the inn several times over the years i am never disappointed, great view nice rooms excellent staff
5 on May 22, 2013
easy to find, best seaview, nice staff, good price - thank you very much, we'll stay againat this nice place!
4.4 on May 22, 2013
We stayed for 2 nights to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were nice - we had the double queen which is the largest room. It had two flat panel TVs. We enjoyed keeping the window open and fireplace on at night. It is literally on the beach so you can't beat its access to the beach. Very nice staff (Dean!).
4.6 on May 20, 2013
On the way to San Diego for the PhD graduation of my daughter it was a wonderful start of the happy days to come.
3.8 on May 17, 2013
Rooms are clean and comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxed. The location and view/sounds of the ocean are excellent. Our stays at Inn on the Beach have been enjoyable. We plan to go back.
3.6 on May 15, 2013
This is like a beach house. Not everything is perfect, but it is clean and is a fantastic location. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The fireplace in the room was warm and wonderful. Some may not like the Victorian decor but I thought it was cozy and different. The only problem our room had was the sliding door to the patio was very hard to open. The breakfast was not elaborate, but there are cute restaurants a short walk from the front door. I am looking forward to staying here again someday.
4.6 on May 09, 2013
It's hard to find a place to stay that you can walk 30 steps to the beach for under $200.00. This place is great! close to great places to eat and nice rooms with a fireplace and a beach view. This is a great value. I highly recommend.
4.8 on May 01, 2013
I enjoued my stay immensely. The beds are so comfortable and the rooms make you feel as if you are staying in the lap of luxury. My armoire was fragile, and that was its only flaw. Truly good experience.
3.4 on April 29, 2013
The decor was a little overwhelming with flowers, but the rooms were clean, staff was very friendly and helpful and the location is amazing.
5 on April 09, 2013
A beach hotel with a friendly and accomodating staff. It has the best view and location in Ventura!
5 on April 07, 2013
Outstanding as always!
1.0 on April 05, 2013
One positive is the balcony and ocean view. This place is dirty. There was muck everywhere... on the heat exhaust located next to the balcony and on the fire place. The curtain leading to the balcony was okay on one side but the stationary side had years of dust build up and looked like it's never been dusted, cleaned or replaced. It was falling off as if someone tried to remove it to send a message to the hotel to replace it, but it's still there. I think the carpet is original and has never been cleaned. I made my family wear socks the entire time. The bathroom was renovated but the light switches had dirty finger prints all over them. I was given a wifi key but none of my wireless electronics could connect. I didn't see any bugs but I got a rash under my neck. Dust would fall on the bed and I would examine it to see if it was moving...gross. There was a room across the hall and the door was left open for hours. It was a storage room with a made up bed and years of dust and items piled up on top of it. We left the room a few minutes after check-in to site see. When we returned, I assessed all the items above and decided my family wasn't sleeping here and we since live an hour away we were better off in our nice, clean home. I'm not a clean freak but this is a slum. Actually I think slums are cleaner. I made my family undress in our kitchen and I washed everything that night. I paid $150 for a dump. For this price, I recommend a stay at the Four Points, Crown Plaza or Holiday Inn. The Mandalay Embassy Suites is 5 miles away, is on the beach, has large recently renovated rooms and 10 times nicer than this dive. As for this Inn, RUN and don't think about having your loved ones sleep one night at this disgusting place. The check-in staff is nice but he would stand in front of the inn to smoke so everyone had to walk by his cigarette and the smoke filled the stairwell. Even the air was polluted. You've been warned. Stay somewhere else.
3.6 on April 03, 2013
I stayed overnight on the second floor and slept with the sound of the surf very close at hand. One needs to be on the second or third floor to actually see the beach; the dunes block all views on the first floor. It's an unusually _affordable_ room right on the beach. It needed some maintenance completed (like electrical outlets that had apparently been replaced but not yet secured in the outlet box in the bathroom and a faucet that was most difficult to keep from dripping constantly). Any such minor annoyance pales in the face of the superb location of the Inn.
4.0 on April 01, 2013
My husband and I stayed for our anniversary and it was wonderful. We were right above the sand and slept with the sliding glass doors open and could hear relaxing waves all night with the cozy fireplace on. Woke up to dolphins in the ocean. Excellent place to stay!
3.6 on March 29, 2013
A great place for a quick get-away right on the beach!
4.2 on March 17, 2013
Spent one night and loved it. Fireplace in room was great. Cool at night but was able to sleep with balcony door open. Nice waking up to the waves crashing. Initially booked a room downstairs but after we found that view was completely blocked by sand dune, front desk was willing to accomadate us with a room upstairs. Will definitely be back during nice weekends.
3.2 on March 14, 2013
Right on the beach in a pleasant little community center. Great views. Great access to beach. Near Social Tap, and great new brew pub. We will return.
3.4 on March 12, 2013
Stayed two nights and are looking foreward to returrning again soon.
4.2 on March 12, 2013
I couldn't believe the view. The sound of the ocean at night was the best way to fall asleep. The two queen bedroom was great. It is like to seperate rooms. We were 3, so it gave my husband and I some privacy. Great price for what you get.
3.4 on March 06, 2013
Rooms were nice and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Beds were comfortable. The only thing I missed was having a microwave in the room. But my stay was pleasant. Also the rooms seemed noise free and that was a big plus.
4.0 on March 05, 2013
Amazing sunset view.
3.6 on March 02, 2013
Stayed on the first floor so part of view blocked by sand dunes. Was warned ahead of time. Some construction under way, but no bother. Should be nice when done. Management friendly and helpful. Enjoyed stay.
4.2 on February 25, 2013
Got the best view from the Third floor.
3.4 on February 22, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed a Sunday night stay recently. Steve was as always a very good host, and a pleasure to talk to. We have stayed in the past, and again the staff is very accomodating. They are doing some remodeling, and the improvements will be quite nice when finished, but was not concern or hassle. Restaurants within walking distance and good. The hotel is right on the beach, with fantastic views. We will be back again soon. Norm, Camarillo, CA
3.2 on February 20, 2013
Great beach location. Rooms are comfortable but in need of upgrade. Carpets and wallpaper are worn and show their age. Time for a renovation. Sand dune block beach view on first floor, but view is great from 2nd and 3rd floors. All rooms have views toward beach. Fireplaces in rooms and a romantic touch. Breakfast was adequate but nothing out of the ordinary: coffee, juice, cold/hot cereal, muffins, croissants, etc. Location, location, location - says it all and makes up for some of the old age issues.
4.6 on February 03, 2013
Inn On the Beach is a little B&B that over looks the ocean. It's very quiet and relaxing. I highly suggest the 3rd floor balcony suite as it has the best view of the beach. The fire place is a excellent touch to the room. The rooms decor could be updated a bit but not bad given the price for what you get. There is plenty of dining right across the street too which makes it very convient. This is our second vistit and won't be our last.I highly recommend this B&B.
3.4 on January 28, 2013
This was the first time I've ever had an opportunity to stay by a real beach and I just loved the room (#302) I was staying in. It was a king-sized bedroom with a magnificent view of the beach. The rooms were pretty clean and I can't say that I had an issue with anything except for some neighbors who wanted to light a cigar on their patio past 11pm. I kindly informed them that the hotel had changed its rules about smoking, and that it wasn't permitted ANYWHERE inside its building (including patios). They were courteous enough to honor my request and I ended up sleeping listening to the waves all night long! Definitely a a good place to check out if you're looking for some quiet time!
3.2 on January 17, 2013
It was a great location to stay, with the patio being only about 30 feet from the shore (when it was high tide). It was a great weekend to relax and hear the noises and smell of the ocean. The Hotel was being remodeled so there were several rooms not available for use, however, there was construction noises going on for our stay on Friday. The bathroom was also leaking (couldn't tell from where), but for the value (it really was a great deal) and the location and having a fire place in the room, it was all very worth it.
5 on January 14, 2013
Great location!!! Wonderful rooms
3.8 on January 07, 2013
We would stay there again
4.0 on January 04, 2013
Inn on the Beach is a wonderful place to stay. My wife and I stay there whenever we come to Ventura, usually just after Christmas. The staff is friendly, the rooms are comfortable and cozy, all with gas fireplaces and patios or balconys that face directly onto the beach. The Inn is at the end of Seaward Avenue, which has several good restaurants and a coffee shop. Seaward is the heart of the Pierpont neighborhood and is just a short drive to the Ventura pier, the marina, downtown Ventura and the 101. I highly recommend The Inn on the Beach.
3.4 on January 03, 2013
Right on the beach -- that says it all. Third floor room was super; fabulous view and sunsets. (Dunes block view from 1st floor rooms.) Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately some guests do not follow the no smoking policy. Very clean but a little raggedy in spots. Limited continental breakfast was adequate but nothing to write home about. Several good small eateries within walking distance.
5 on December 26, 2012
We stayed for two nights. Wonderful, relaxing break from work and school. Enjoyed walks on the beach, a cosy fireplace and great places to eat within walking distance from the Inn.
4.0 on December 24, 2012
This hotel was so cozy and the ocean view was spectacular!! The owner and his staff were very friendly! We would definitely stay again! Thank you! CLS
4.0 on December 10, 2012
Great hotel, friendly, family oriented, comfortable, great location. Highly, highly recommended! Will instantly change your outlook on life from harried, overworked and stressed to happy, cheerful, laid back ... Book it!
4.2 on December 08, 2012
My kids and I wanted a quiet getaway for Thanksgiving and the Inn on the Beach was the PERFECT choice. The room was comfortable and clean. The view phenomenal. Being able to open the slider and have the sound of the ocean waves lull us to sleep, wonderfully relaxing. Truly a priceless getaway for us. so glad we found this place. We will definitely be back!
4.0 on November 21, 2012
Our stay was the last night of a 2 week road trip through the Pacific Northwest. It was so special. The view is amazing! The people and service are wonderful. The Inn on the Beach never lets us down. We always feel welcomed when we stay. We really appreciate that the Inn has gone 100 percent non-smoking!We had dinner across the street at Spasso. Amazing! This was the perfect ending to an amazing trip to celebrate our 30th Anniversary! We LOVE this place!
4.4 on November 17, 2012
These rooms are on the beach and the views are spectacular! The rooms jst need some dusting & new carpet. Just a little make over that's all :-)
3.2 on November 15, 2012
Loved being so close to the waves night and day.
3.8 on November 15, 2012
Loved the fact that it was RIGHT ON THE BEACH! Wonderfully different decor and the people at the Inn were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of food close by and the grocery store was within walking distance. Next escape, we will definitely look here again.
4.0 on November 06, 2012
Will stay here any time we are in Ventura!
3.2 on October 22, 2012
Beautiful view from out second floor balcony. Going to sleep and waking up with the sound of the ocean made it worth the money. Only negative was ants in the bathroom and some in the room itself.
1.2 on October 21, 2012
NO AIR CONDITIONING! HOMELESS AND VAGRANTS WALK THE BEACH RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE OPEN PATIOS! POLICE CRUISE THE PLACE CONSTANTLY! Clean enough but old peeling wall paper and grimy carpeting. Saggy bouncy horrible bed. Old flat and too few pillows. We left within 4 hours of arrival. We had paid for 2 nights. The only redeeming quality was they did give us all our money back. We will never return.
4.0 on October 18, 2012
Cute and quaint hotel. Nice staff. Very quiet and peaceful which is what we were looking for. Lovely view of the beach. Great food across the street. Will definitely come back.
3.6 on October 13, 2012
We' stayed here several years ago and read with dismay the more recent poor reviews, but decided to stay anyway. It's hard to find a place right on the beach. The beads and linens have been upgraded. The room and balcony were clean. Breakfast was juice, cereal and sweetbreads, a little Spartan, so we filled our room fridge with quiche and used the breakfast room microwave to warm it. Sitting on the balcony overlooking the ocean with morning coffee and breakfast, is a lovely way to start the day. The front desk staff was universally friendly and helpful, the housekeeping staff was friendly. The halls and reception area are a bit shabby...but it is a beach hotel...lots of sand and wear and tear. We hope to go back soon.
3.8 on October 01, 2012
We enjoyed our stay here. We were, indeed, right on the beach. We stayed in a nonsmoking room, and there were times we could not enjoy being out on our second floor balcony due to smokers on both sides. The smoking also precluded our having our balcony door open for most of our stay. That was really the only hitch in our stay.
4.0 on September 30, 2012
It was absolutely beautiful! We had a wonderful room with a spectacular view! There is honestly nothing like it in the area! We went out for a wedding and saw this hotel on the internet so I thought I would give it a try! My only issues were that we had the room with the ice machine right outside. There was no noise but the floor outside of our room was always wet....just kinda annoying was all. The breakfast could have been better. It seemed as if they didn't refill on supplies every day, so by the end of our stay, they had very few items to choose from. Also, the maids need to figure out how to dust the head boards on the beds...the dust was like an inch or two high. But all in all the stay was WONDERFUL! The staff was more then accommodating and we had our sliding glass door open the entire time to enjoy the ocean breeze! I will be back !!!
4.2 on September 22, 2012
This is an older Inn, but keep very clean. The help is very friendly and we had a great view of the beach. We stayed in room 101 on the first floor. We were still able to see the beach even with the dunes near by. Only a few feet from our bedroom door to the beach itself. I would stay here again.
3.8 on September 20, 2012
So much of the joy that came from staying at Inn on the Beach was simply being able to open the screen door and hear the crashing waves while the ocean breeze filled the room. The Inn is located right next to the beach, with only a few steps separating you from Italian pizzas, primo burgers, and delicious frozen yogurt. Forget a bathing suit? Need some sodas to fill the mini fridge in your room? A beachwear'n'rental shop and liquor store are all of one minute away. The staff are very personable and helpful, and the rooms are kept in immaculate condition. They serve a continental breakfast consisting of: healthy cereal, oatmeal, pastries, muffins, orange juice, milk, tea, and coffee. The are complaints are minor at best, namely, ants in the bathroom, the whirlpool feature in a lot of the rooms was unavailable, and the lack of an A/C can be an issue depending on the weather. All things considered, Inn on the Beach will be our first choice when coming back to Ventura.
3.0 on September 06, 2012
I enjoy the quickness to and from the beach to the hotel. Nice to walk out of the hotel and be right on the beach.
1.2 on September 04, 2012
I recently stayed at the Inn on the Beach in Ventura and it was a terrible experience for me. It is right on the beach, so that sounds great, right? Well, I suppose it is if you don’t mind a few inconveniences. When we arrived, we asked how to turn on the air conditioner because it was hot and stuffy in our first floor room. The person at the front desk told us there was no air conditioning in the rooms and that we should open our patio door and put a doorstop in our door to the common hall. This did give us some circulation, but gave us no privacy from those walking down the hall and also filled the room with smoke from those smoking on their adjacent patios. In fact, those people in neighboring rooms walking from one patio to the other gave us no privacy from that direction either (there are no dividers between patios). The voices calling across to one another left me in a position of having to use earplugs to sleep. Listening to the surf while I fell asleep was a big part of the reason for picking a place so close to the beach. Unfortunately, while I could hear the neighbors with the earplugs, I couldn’t hear the surf. The only “privacy” we had was from seeing the ocean directly outside our room, because there was a berm of sand right outside our patio that blocked the ocean view. The maintenance in the motel was not good. The vent in the bathroom precariously hung from the ceiling with the on/off switch doing nothing and the light in the bathroom buzzed, sounding like it was going to explode any minute. The stairway hallway had cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and the floor was stained and dirty – had it ever been vacuumed? Over all, if you love cigarette smoke and having the view of your room open to everyone, then the conditions there won’t bother you as much as they did me.
3.6 on September 04, 2012
A clean comfortable hotel by the beach. Hotel offers a perfect view of sunsets with a background of soothing waves.
3.4 on September 04, 2012
Location, location, location! Older hotel, exceptional service at very reasonable beach access pricing. Lack of room service not an issue with several restaurants close by.
4.8 on September 04, 2012
We have been coming to Inn On The Beach for over 15 years. I would never stay any where else. When we are tired of the city and need a day or two to just relax Inn On The Beach is our first choice. The personnel is kind and friendly and always ready to help. The continental breakfast is always on time and a great way to start the day. We love you Inn On The Beach!
3.4 on August 31, 2012
We enjoyed the beautiful OCEAN VIEW from the room. The Inn is just a footstep away from the beach and within the block there are convenient restaurants/eateries. The Inn, including the room, was extremely TIDY and QUIET. It is definitely in need of some repairs and updates (definitely not "modern" - decor was flowery 80s style), but very functional (working shower, jacuzzi tub, flat screen tv, comfortable beds). Continental breakfast included a wide range of drinks (including coffees, teas, milk, orange juice) and assorted FRESH pastries, cereals, and oatmeal (only thing missing was some fresh fruit). Overall it was a pleasant stay.
3.6 on August 29, 2012
Third floor room was nicely designed for three persons. Continental breakfast was timely and very good with variety. Location is excellent on beach and has eateries within walking distance.
3.6 on August 27, 2012
Loved the decor and the rooms. My only concern was the room was slightly humid, and if there was an a/c, I certainly couldn't figure it out. Everything was perfect.
5 on August 27, 2012
This is our honeymoon/anniversary spot 6 years running. If you want a place to stay where you can walk out the door and step on the beach for a price that won't break your bank account, this is place.
3.8 on August 16, 2012
We enjoyed the location right on the beach, and the cozy interior decorating.
4.2 on August 16, 2012
Excellent visit with a fantastic view. Little pricey but worth it! Very comfortable bed and the decor was very nice. We look forward to returning some day soon.
3.2 on August 15, 2012
The room wasnt much but we didn't spend much time there anyway. Close to downtown and many restarants and bars in Ventura. Staying at the beach was the draw. Staff was very friendly.
4.4 on August 13, 2012
This is absolutely one of the best places I've ever stayed. Very beautiful!! The staff was very nice. It was quiet and we slept great listening to the ocean at night. We wish we stayed longer!!! :))
5 on August 13, 2012
Everything about Inn On The Beach was great!! I plan to let everyone know how great the place was!!
4.6 on August 13, 2012
Very relaxing getaway. The rooms are comfortable and have beautiful views of the ocean. The staff is friendly and accomadating. Our family had a wonderful stay.
4.8 on August 08, 2012
The staff was friendly and very helpful, gave us great ideas for daytime outings. The room was clean and nicely decorated (fireplace and jacuzzi tub) and you can't beat the view. Location was great. Can't wait to visit again. Would definately recomend this place to all my friends!
3.8 on August 05, 2012
im actually gonna call and book 2 days in September. im always happy staying here!
2.8 on August 03, 2012
excellent location by the beach. breakfast amenities has much to improve.
2.2 on July 29, 2012
Although it was awesome to be right on the beach and hear the waves at night, I'm not sure how an old hotel gets to call themselves a B&B. The gas fireplace was a plus, since it gets cold there at night, even in the summer, but the continental breakfast was missing any form of protein (yogurt? hard-boiled eggs? please??) which is unacceptable in my book. The decor was ancient (peeling flowered wallpaper) and skanky carpeting...
4.2 on July 24, 2012
Loved it! We will be coming back. Great location right on the beach and not far from other attractions in Ventura.
4.2 on July 24, 2012
Inn on the beach is charming and intimate with exceptional views of the ocean. Relaxing and unassuming, it provides the right amount of privacy while having many great restaraunts within easy walking distance. While Inn on the beach is dated and the bathrooms could definitely use some updating, the rooms are quaint victorian with fireplaces and antiques. I found the stay to be delightful although a bit on the pricey side.
3.8 on July 22, 2012
Great place to stay. A little pricey but for the most part it is worth it. Very nice staff. I will definitely come back.
4.2 on July 22, 2012
The people were very friendly. Made a reservation the day before and when i went the next day to show up a room wasn't ready for us yet. So the man at the front desk gave us an upgrade for a good deal. I can tell they really care about their customers and i would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice place to stay at the beach or to just get away.
3.4 on July 18, 2012
The best thing about this inn is that it is directly on the beach and next to a lifeguard stand. We could easily take our four year old back to the room to use the bathroom or get a snack. The balconies have great sunset views and the staff is friendly and helpful. The place itself is a little rundown but a good value for the price.
4.2 on July 16, 2012
Very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.
4.4 on July 14, 2012
Our family considers The Inn on the Beach the best kept secret in California! Beautiful! Inexpensive! Everything within walking distance. And dolphins swim in the surf most mornings - it just doesn't get better than that!
5 on July 13, 2012
The place is amazing. Everything was just so enjoyable. Clean. The people were so very nice to me. Thank you so much.
4.6 on July 13, 2012
I loved staying right on the beach, and Inn on the Beach gave me that and more. The room was great, the fireplace provided great ambiance, the jacuzzi tub was wonderful after a day on the beach, the patio overlooking the beach was a great place to watch the sunset, and the peacefulness was beyond compare. I will visit this great Inn again and again! Loved every minute of it.
5 on July 12, 2012
This place is amazing and just so beautiful. Would definantly stay here again!!!
5 on July 09, 2012
The rooms were great and the view even better. Everyone was so nice. I will definitely stay again!
2.6 on July 09, 2012
The inn was OK. The location is great, but try to get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor so you can actually see the water. It was a wee bit shabby (peeling wallpaper), but overall clean enough. The breakfast was only OK, not as nice as what we're used to. The location is the best part of this inn. There is also an OK Italian restaurant very near that you can walk to.
3.6 on July 04, 2012
The beds were incredibly comfortable & the view can't be beat. The building is older & has some maintanice issues which need repair or updating. The front desk staff, which I believe were the owners, were very friendly & accomodating. I look forward to my next visit.
4.6 on June 26, 2012
Get second or third floor rooms unless you hate looking at the (again) VIEW! Good food within easy walking distants. I'm lazy so when I say easy I mean it. We've been here twice this year and I know we'll be back at least once more before the end of the year for sure. Bob & Chris W. SoCal
3.4 on June 22, 2012
Beautiful room... nice view. But-You share your patio with the entire first floor so there is no privacy, which also does not allow you to leave you door open for cool air. The airconditioning did not work but the fan did at least, although it was really loud, so it was impossible to sleep.
2.6 on June 21, 2012
Plenty of room, right ON THE BEACH! The property could use some more upkeep, but it was clean and quiet. I would stay there again! But go out for breakfast...
3.2 on June 18, 2012
The location was great! There were a couple excellent restaurants within walking distance.
5 on June 13, 2012
I've stayed here twice and have reservations for a third stay this weekend. Great location, great price.
5 on June 12, 2012
We were SO please with our stay at Inn on the Beach. We enjoyed the area, the hotel itself, the closeness to the beach, just everything. The staff was delightful and friendly, the breakfasts were good, and we would highly recommend it!
5 on June 10, 2012
This is my happy place! I have been coming back to this hotel for 10 years and will continue to forever! Just something about this place! I come back a new person!
4.0 on June 02, 2012
We have stayed at Inn on the Beach a number of times because of its location right on a beautiful beach and room rates that are very modest. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. Rooms are always clean and neat. We also happen to like it's delightful quirkiness.
4.0 on May 24, 2012
This was a great find and would return if in the area. The view from the second floor was amazing. While the decor may not be up my ally, it really added to the charm of the hotel. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
3.2 on May 21, 2012
My 10 year old daughter and I spent a relaxing weekend at the Inn. It was so wonderful. Everything was as we expected and the only thing that would have made it better would have been to be on the 2nd or 3rd floor. We had a ground level room and the dunes were really high.
5 on May 14, 2012
Very kind and attentive staff. Were there for three days had a blast. Great view;)
5 on April 20, 2012
Will be staying here again, found a new favorite spot!
2.8 on April 11, 2012
I enjoyed the Inn, I would highly recommend that the rooms be updated and cleaned. Rooms wallpaper was coming off the wall, broken pieces on bed, sliding glass door had to be raised up to lock, carpet could use a cleaning. BUT with that said the Hotel employee were the friendiest around. I would still stay again at this Hotel.
3.8 on April 07, 2012
Absolutely Beautiful!!! Antique furniture in your room and your own fireplace! Also your own little patio or deck facing the ocean, we loved it! Rather close to downtown with little shops and restaurants only a couple miles away. Also just a walk away from an awesome Italian Restaurant called Spasso. Delicious! Id encourage your choice for this little inn. We fell in love.
5 on March 26, 2012
Great room and service...I will stay there again. Close to good restaurants but away from the hustle and bustle.
3.8 on March 12, 2012
We really enjoyed our two-night stay at Inn on the Beach. Their name doesn't lie, and not only are they on the beach, but there is nice beach access right there as well. Like many oceanside places, the room was a little worn and outdated, and a couple small things could have been cleaner, but overall it was great and we had no qualms about walking around barefoot, using the bathtub, etc. Breakfast consists of hot drinks, hot and cold cereal, and pastries. Simple and all we wanted. Nothing extraordinary, which I have seen some people complain about, but who really picks a place to stay based on the continental breakfast? Our first-floor room had a wonderful gas fireplace and jets in the bathtub, neither of which we were expecting, but they both contributed to our peaceful getaway. The front desk staff were helpful, both morning and evening shifts, and gladly took the time to tell us about food and activities nearby. I called to inquire about the "special rates" listed on the website, and they reduced the price of our last-minute reservation by more than 15%! Thanks, Beach on the Inn, you were just what we needed.
3.2 on March 03, 2012
A few unfinished details like room numbers on masking tape and some missing woodwork, but an excellent bed and the view of the beach couldn't be better.
2.0 on February 27, 2012
A Birthday weekend away with my wife. Room was dirty, cobwebs in ceiling, broken tiles on fireplace
4.0 on February 22, 2012
The view of the ocean was excellent. There were many good restaurants within walking distance. Our rooms were very nice, though they could use a few repairs. That said, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Inn on the Beach to anyone who enjoys being close to the ocean.
4.8 on February 18, 2012
we stay at least a few times a year. this is our special place.
3.8 on February 18, 2012
My wife and I stayed 2/13 - 2/15 for some peace and relaxation. We stayed in a King room on the 3rd floor. My wife had stayed here once before and promised this was the place to renew our minds and spirits. She was totally right. The rooms could use a deep cleaning, other than that it is a quiet and wonderful place. Beautiful view, and hearing the waves at all times when in our room. The fireplace is quaint and ties up the room to be both cozy and attractive. The breakfast isn't much more than packaged goods, two types of muffins, a pastry, cereal, O.J., and coffee...would to have liked to have the option on something warm. We ate all of our meals at Duke's right down the street, the food is very, very good, and the portions are big, you do get your money's worth. I told my wife I want to go back once a month.
4.2 on February 17, 2012
This hotel would have been worthwhile just for its location, but the rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, and it was very reasonably priced.
4.0 on February 09, 2012
If you want to get away for a few days and love the ocean, this is the place to go. Get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor with a balcony fronting the ocean. You can see the beautiful sunsets and listen to surf at night. The staff is friendly and helpful.
4.0 on January 20, 2012
The rooms are nice. I enjoy the gas fireplace which really warms the room. Of course the sound of the waves makes it a relaxing stay. We did get some wonderful fist tacos just a couple of doors down at Seaward Fish. I will return.
4.0 on January 20, 2012
You can't beat the access and view of the water from this Inn. Make sure to stay on the 2nd or 3rd floor though or else the sand dune blocks your view. Very casual atmosphere, friendly owners. Nice little beach community. No frills, very uncommercialized which is nice if you're coming from a city. Rooms could use some upgrading though. Inn was probably very stylish but much is faded now, including balcony lights.
2.0 on January 19, 2012
This hotel has so much potential if it would be renovated! The toilet paper holder was falling off, the bathtub was really old, the layer of dust under the bed was awful - It could be a really sweet place if some work was done to it.
4.0 on January 17, 2012
I stayed here over the new years weekend with my girlfriend. If you are looking for a quite romantic weekend then you should stay here. The price is right and the rooms are very nice. We enjoyed our stay and will be back!
4.0 on January 12, 2012
We had a fantastic time at the INN. The decor is a little outdated but it was very clean. The desk clerks were very nice and helpful and the room was just what we wanted. We slept with confidence having the sliding glass door open so we could hear the waves all night. In the morning it was great to sit on our balcony and drink our coffee watching the world wake up. Will definately recommend this to friends!
2.4 on December 27, 2011
I really wanted to like this place. It's in a great location, right on the beach (although it's right at the end of one of Ventura's thoroughfares and thus not very secluded or private). It was wonderful to go to sleep with the sound of the ocean in my ears. And the staff was friendly and helpful. But it was just shabby. The carpets were dingy. The dresser was in poor repair. The cold water tap in the bathroom leaked, causing water to drip onto the floor. Breakfast was bare-bones, consisting of second rate coffee and pastries with OJ. Other than that, the room was clean and comfortable. There was even a gas fireplace in the room. I was disappointed that it lacked the "B&B" feel. There was no afternoon reception and as mentioned above, no hot breakfast. If proximity to the ocean means a lot to you and you can overlook the negatives, by all means, give this place a try, otherwise, you might be happier elsewhere.
5 on April 26, 2011
I stay in B & B about once a month and this one was AWESOME... The price and location was AWESOME! I'm really glad we stayed here and venture is a nice hidden jem of a city. Enjoy
3.8 on April 04, 2011
Stayed in a king room on the 2nd floor in March. Great view, quiet and convenient location, very comfortable. Stayed here after a great camping trip on the Channel Islands, and enjoyed the beach view on our last night of vacation.
3.6 on January 10, 2011
Loved the view, your location is outstanding. The property was a little more worn than expected from the pictures but very clean. I'm sure being so close to the beach tends to weather things. I did not get to try the breakfast but the local dining the night before was super. I would have enjoyed an easy chair to relax in while listening to the ocean. The gas fireplace was nice but the desk and chair were not for relaxing.