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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel

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1080 Navigator Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#9 of 24 hotels in Ventura
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Explore Ventura from our harborside hotelVentura hotel's guests love the spectacular harbor view, stunning beaches, fresh seafood, eclectic galleries, wine tastings and top businesses, this location has it all. Situated right on the harbor and near endless Ventura beach fun, the hotel's guests are also close to Oxnard Airport (OXR) and the vibrant downtown area. You can experience all the beauty of California at the pet friendly Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Ventura Harbor. Corporate guests love working at our facility. The 24-hour Business Center and free wired and wireless HSIA offer convenience, and the two spacious meeting rooms are perfect for hosting events. We're only four miles from two convention centers and close to many major businesses and the Naval Base Ventura County. When booking Ventura, CA accommodations, proximity to attractions is key, and we're close to some of the city's best.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Harbour View
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 1 more
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krisvmvpt wrote a review Sep 2022
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Hotel along far side of Ventura Harbor. Clean, modern, very comfortable beds, delicious breakfast included. Our room with balcony faced west to the harbor and a lovely setting sun. There was a daily parking charge. Restaurants located around the harbor within walking distance of hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking fee, separate from nightly rate
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Keturah L wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Just stayed one night but hotel was very nice. Large 2 queen beds with sofa. Bathroom large - tub and shower a little hard to get into since raised up off the floor. Liked the tiny patio off bedroom for morning coffee. And the breakfast was very nice .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vaness wrote a review Jul 2022
Torrance, California1 contribution
Had a nice getaway with the hubby. Was warmly welcomed by two front desk agents doing the best they could given the long line of people checking in. Nice view of the Harbor definitely will be back soon!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EsKezzy wrote a review Jul 2022
San Diego, California192 contributions46 helpful votes
This was the worst hotel of our trip and most expensive. Apparently there are two wings/parts of this hotel - a nicer part and not so nice part - same price for them and you don't get to pick. We booked directly through the hotel and are members. First, we did advance check in but it still took over half an hour to check us in. The girl at the desk was clueless! She then told us the wrong way to get to the room and told us to park on the other side of the building from our room (obviously didn't know where it was). Parking is expensive and not secure, but there is plenty. Really there's not much around the hotel -just the harbor. Room was run down and really needs repairs. So sad and dark. We were told there was a view but there wasn't unless you stood at the right angle. Spoke to the manager the next morning and he just shrugged his shoulders, laughed and said that they were planning on fixing it up soon and that it's needed it for many years. Only upside was that the breakfast was pretty good and the woman working there was nice and on top of things (we didn't see anyone else in the lobby so they weren't too full or busy).
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Only stay here if you can get a room in the newer/renovated half.
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Hi EsKezzy, Thank you for choosing us! We strive to meet the level of satisfaction every guest expects from an IHG® Hotels & Resorts property. I am sorry you found our staff inefficient and the condition of our rooms less pleasing. We take feedback seriously and would like to gather more details to communicate this with the relevant teams. I sent you a separate email and hope you respond soon. Pleasure once again to host one of our IHG One Rewards members and we look forward to having the opportunity to restore your confidence. Best Regards, Alice P Case Manager IHGService
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Navigate762934 wrote a review Jun 2022
Clovis, California3 contributions
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Place is very run down. Not clean. Doors were dirty, there were blood splatters on the bathroom wall and stains on the sheets. The doors slam shut so if you have a neighbor going in and out, it gets very noisy. We were on the second floor and could hear every step that the people above us were making. Also, since they allow dogs, there was barking early in the morning that woke us up. If you sit on the balcony, you won’t have a clear view of the harbor unless you’re standing.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel
Responded 11 Jul 2022
Hello Navigate762934, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're determined to make your stay pleasant, and I am sorry to learn that some aspects of your visit turned out otherwise. I have shared your comments with the hotel management, and I trust that the actions that will be taken will make your next stay with us better than the last. I have also sent you a private message regarding your experience. I hope you stay with us again! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHGService
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Yosemitek wrote a review Mar 2022
Salinas, California70 contributions38 helpful votes
Not a great start at this hotel. I had reserved a two queen suite with a jetted tub and a "patio" I was told that "patios" were on the first three floors. Upon arrival we were given a standard two queen room with a harbor view. When I called the front desk to inquire about the difference, I was told by the unfriendly and unhelpful front desk clerk Rebecca that the room we were in was what the computer said we had reserved. I was also told there was no manager working. I called reservations and they told me the reservation had been changed but could not see by whom. The beds were very comfortable and the fridge and microwave were nice and good quality. The harbor view was ok, but it is just a boat parking lot. Yes it is nicer than looking at the parking lot I suppose. The next morning I talked to a manager who said that contrary to what I'd been told by Rebecca, that the room I had reserved was available and that we could move, but that the room we were in was nicer. She waited our parking fee for the issues we delt with. So on the pluse side, comfortable bed an OK view and nice appliances. On the minus side an old building a reservation screw up and an unfriendly and unhelpful staff member Rebecca. I will have to give serious thought as to if I will stay here again. I am looking for a good hotel in Ventura as my grandchildren are there
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Hi Yosemitek, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're all about delivering quality service and achieving the highest standards of accommodation to make your experience inviting. I understand your disappointment with the room and I am sorry you found our staff rude. I've communicated your feedback with our hotel management. I trust that this will be discussed with the team to identify the areas that require improvement. Please stay with us again soon so that we can demonstrate our commitment to your satisfaction. We look forward to having the opportunity to restore your confidence in our hotel. All the best, Alice P Case Manager IHGService
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DB-Raw wrote a review Mar 2022
Santa Fe, New Mexico1179 contributions556 helpful votes
Although the building is a little worn down, the views from the rooms and the location more than make-up for any deferred maintenance. We had dogs, so the older rooms might be used for people with pets. Still, the bed was comfortable, the water hot, and the breakfast substantial. If you are taking trips out to the channel islands, this is a good place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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michael z wrote a review Sep 2021
Camarillo, California46 contributions54 helpful votes
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this holiday inn. Sylvia at the front desk was so nice and helpful. She was the nicest front desk person I’ve had in longer than I can remember. Our room was a suite facing the harbor. The room was new and modern. I loved the modern bathroom. We had a nice little balcony and you could see and hear seals on the docks. The hotel was very clean and best of all breakfast was back to normal! Highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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porkchop1496 wrote a review Sep 2021
Louisville, KY84 contributions76 helpful votes
This HIExpress is clean and comfortable. I was disappointed to find out that there is no pool, although some google photos about this location display a photo of one. It was too cold anyway to be swimming outdoors with the wind. However, you can walk over to the harbor, beach, and many restaurants (I recommend reservations - we did not successfully get into anything - could've waited an hour but we were fatigued and dismayed by the rude hostess at the Greek restaurant which kind of soured us on all the harbor spots - which will cost more), plus the Channel Islands National Park visitor center is right there. When you walk to the harbor you may see sea lions and some interesting fishing boats. Parking is $12 per night. The front desk staff (there were two ladies there) was very kind and helpful. The breakfast was very basic but good coffee.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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bob54m wrote a review Jul 2021
Moscow Mills, Missouri80 contributions13 helpful votes
I enjoyed the stay at this location. The room was nicely appointed and Overall, very clean. I did find one thing very strange. The bath, a jetted bath, had very high sides. The shower curtain was torn and did not keep water in the tub on the ends. There were bars to assist getting in and out of the tub. HOWEVER, and this is a first for me in several years, there were no assist bars by the toilet. As a person who is disabled, this was a significant issue and like I said, I can't remember a pubic restroom that did not have bars by the toilet. I thought that was an ADA requirement. As I said, otherwise I was very pleased.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Harbor view is a must if you can get it.
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PRICE RANGE
US$206 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ventura Harbor Village (0.8 km), Anacapa Island (0.8 km), and The Ultimate Escape Rooms (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Andria's Seafood Restaurant, Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar, and Coastal Cone Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Catalan.