Saw nice photos of the CP Ventura Beach online so we thought we'd book and try 2 rooms here given the proximity to the beach. We had read reviews about potential noise so we asked for a higher floor room. Upon check-in, we were told that the high floors were being 'renovated' and thus unavailable (but the person right in front of us got an 11th floor room and the person after us got a 6th floor room while we got two 3rd floor rooms away from the waterfront and towards the street side of the hotel).
In the evening, around 10pm after we put our child to sleep, there was a ton of noise in the hallway with kids running and screaming. I had to go out and ask them to be quiet, but they didn't listen and kept it up for another 20 minutes (this isn't totally the fault of the hotel except for the thin walls and noise transmission under the door).
We read about the train tracks but didn't realize there was also a 'grade crossing' right outside the hotel which meant that every time an Amtrak train (or any other train) passed, the electronic signals would ring and the train would blow its horn upon passing. We asked the front desk if this would last all night - she said that it would but was less frequent. I want to point this out because trains and highways running by at full speed creates noise but not startling noise which can wake someone up (my spouse had trouble sleeping because of this noise and the other noise outside - below).
Beyond the noise in the halls and that of the train, there were people outside yelling and making a lot of noise in the evening. Being on the 3rd floor perhaps, the noise was louder for us. It just wasn't particularly great to not have a good night's sleep due to all these distractions, so because of this I haven't given the hotel a great rating.
On the plus side, it is right on the beach and there is a heated pool on the grounds. Parking is $8 or $16 by valet. The staff was friendly, and there was coffee downstairs by the elevators. Self-parking was across a walkway in a parking garage used also for the restaurants and shops next door. If you have a room higher floor or closer to the water, you probably have a decent view and less noise.
Beachfront hotels aren't easy to find so if you are looking for one, this might work. However, be prepared for a lot of noise. We expected some background noise but didn't expect the decibel levels of the (a) train horn, (b) electronic crossing signals, (c) kids yelling in the hallways after 10pm, & (d) people yelling outside in the middle of the night.
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