We’ve stayed at the Inn on the Ocean 3 times so far and this was our best stay!! Older hotel but the views are spectacular with oceanfront decks! The staff is awesome and the morning coffee( 3 different flavors to choose from) cereals and muffins/pastries are a nice added touch! The value here is tremendous as the location is great for walking to the nearby eateries ( social Tap is our favorite) and walks on the beach!!! We look forward to our next stay!
Wonderful potential. Amazing views from 2nd and 3rd floors. It's a wonderful property that needs some love and upkeep. Broken thermostats housings in both rooms. Didnt need to use them but they didn't look functional anyhow. Gas fireplace not working in room so changed rooms the next day. That fireplace was filthy. Portable fans placed on ledges over fireplaces were dirty and blades caked with dust. Bed had broken springs poking out. Breakfast was very limited. Coffee, milk, 2 cereals and stale muffins. Fruit, yogurt, bagels and granola would be a nice idea. That being said, the site is charming and the views are beautiful. Local food establishments are within walking distance. With some paint, minor attention to details and a little love, this place would be an amazing!
My wife and I have been staying here every year for six years. Its old and a bit run down in some ways but its clean and inexpensive for being right on the beach. Super nice staff/owners(?). 5 or 6 places to eat on the same block. (Right next to it). We love staying here.
We love that this place is right on the beach, has a balcony for ocean viewing, AND has a fireplace. Absolutely love staying here. It can be a little sandy at times, because ... you know, you are on the beach -- but I've never found it to be dirty. We've stayed here numerous times and will continue to do so.
This place definitely needs refurbishment like any place so close to the sea it has been rubbed by the humid sea breeze. The location and view is spectacular and the staff was very welcome. I was a littler nervous by some negative ratings in the web but these are not true and obvioulsly done by picky people as every place in this world has occasionally bugs and dirt it you zoom in the closest corners with a zoom lens. Various food locations in the same street offer good food and drinks.
The best view in town is unfortunately wasted in a very poorly managed hotel. The rooms are at best surface clean, the dust behind the bed was embarrassing even to the day manager who helped us look for an outlet that wasn't even close enough to the desk to plug in our computer. He was helpful and suggested we move the desk closer to the plug. I am a solutions person so this seemed reasonable. The staff that I met were helpful but they ran out of bottled water and there was no water even in the vending machine. Regarding value, this hotel wasn't cheap, I could have stayed somewhere cheaper and probably cleaner but opted for the view instead. Cleanliness as I mentioned was beyond reasoning, nothing was clean, the bathroom shower began to fill with water shortly after the water was turned on. The most absurd event is that we went without hot water for more than 24 hours without notice. I had to ask when it was coming back on. As far as dining, their breakfast room has potential but it's evident no one cares to take away the cement bags in the corner that assumingly making repairs. Sadly, I would not reccommend this hotel, no matter how beautiful the view.
My husband surprised me with a stay at the Inn on the Beach. The view is spectacular, overlooking the beach & ocean. The clean room was really nice, having antique furniture & a gas fireplace. We dined at Duke’s restaurant right across the street. We definitely will return.
We enjoyed our stay at Inn on the Beach.It was a beautiful location with lots of restaurants nearby. The staff was amazingly wonderful and for the price we won't complain about all the little things in the room that could use Improvement.
My trip was all about being on the beach and hearing the crashing waves from my room to lull me to sleep. Place is old but cute just needs some deep cleaning. Walk to several restaurants in a 1 block area. I traveled alone and felt safe. There was a homeless couple across the street but were tidy and disappeared during the day. Customer service was great welcoming. I'd come back for another beach retreat.
Rooms not clean, could use paint and more detailed cleaning especially in bathroom. Doorknob broken and dirty. Did not even want to touch it. Missing tile around fireplace. Peeling wall paper. Bed very uncomfortable, seemed like it was an old spring type. Outside grounds unkept. Old crate full of slabs near door looked abandoned. Outside could use cleaning.
My family and I came back to visit Ventura during fair season and I knew this place well although I never stayed here. From booking with Starlie and our actual stay, everything went smoothly. They did their best to accommodate us and I plan on coming back again. Yes it is an older hotel and needs updating however between the views and the awesome staff you can't ask for more. A special thank you to Jay and you cleaning staff for taking such good care of us and making our trip back home to Ventura memorable. The Rodriguez Family.....
If you want to stay right next to the sand...it is a good value. A little behind in maintaining the building, glass in fireplace probably had not ever been cleaned, you could not lock the sliding glass door or screen (an aluminum stick was provided for the door) so felt a little uneasy leaving the door open at night but wanted to hear the waves and keep the room cool, generally felt a little dirty. However the bathroom was updated and very clean. Ventura is a great little beach town...still has that vintage feel. :)
We love Inn on the Beach! It is an affordable way to enjoy a stay at the beach. It is clean and I felt comfortable bringing my five year old. You can't beat the direct access to the beach. We stayed for a week. Unfortunately this time we had problems with other people breaking their no smoking policy, but they were on it as soon as it was reported. Rooms do need updating but they are quaint and the bathroom in our room appeared to have been updated . Beds were comfortable. The restaurants that are all in an easy walk to, are all very good and offer a variety of choices in types of food.
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.