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All You Need to Know About the Pool
at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel

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... although be prepared to pay extra for drinks. They have an outdoor pool that is very nice and plenty of outdoor eating option.
... mid-week). There is a nice restaurant, bar, and outdoor pool overlooking the beach, and a really nice firepit area...
... could have seen the sunrise from our room. Parking is $12. Pool area pleasant. Bottom line: dated yes, worn somewhat, clean...
Most popular question about the pool
I understand there is a heated outdoor pool, however what is the temp of the pool water kept at? Also a daily $12.00 fee for a car park seems high. Could a crown plaza member...
Answer from dquintana
Sept 2016 |
Thank you for your inquiry, our hotel pool is heated at 80 degrees year around. The parking fee is $12.00 per night but we are...
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iwtwed wrote a review Aug 2015
NJ48 contributions9 helpful votes
I booked this hotel for one night as I was in town for a business trip. I did not realize this hotel was right on the beach. That was a real treat. The hotel is dated and a bit worn but this is a place for people coming stay on the beach. Still the room was comfortable and even had a small balcony. What made the hotel a real winner was the staff and the food. Everyone is very helpful and quick to answers questions and help in any way they can. The for was good although be prepared to pay extra for drinks. They have an outdoor pool that is very nice and plenty of outdoor eating option.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: ask for beach view
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Response from dquintana, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
Responded 8 Aug 2015
Hello iwtwed, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay and the 5-star rating. We truly appreciate your kind words regarding our "great staff and food" as we strive to be the best here at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. We do take note of your comment regarding a "dated facility" and are very excited to let you know we are going under a major renovation at the end of our high season. You're welcome to reach out to me directly for an update on the renovation if you like, my direct line is 805-652-5101 or my email is dwood@cpventura.com. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Douglas Wood General Manager
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flluvs2travl wrote a review Aug 2014
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida70 contributions66 helpful votes
Stayed two nights here in August, what a pleasant surprise. The hotel is literally on the beach and there are tons of good restaurants within walking distance both on the nearby Ventura pier and in downtown old Ventura. Yes there is a commuter train running right in front of the hotel but it does not go by after about 8pm and I never heard it in the morning (and i was there mid-week). There is a nice restaurant, bar, and outdoor pool overlooking the beach, and a really nice firepit area overlooking the beach for evening cocktails! Check in was fast and easy and everyone at the hotel was very friendly and approachable despite it being solidly sold out. We would definitely return!
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from dquintana, Manager at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
Responded 20 Aug 2014
Dear. flluvs2travl, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments we appreciate the feedback. We are also glad to hear that you were able to utilize all that we offer and enjoy our proximity to the beach. We wish you all the best for the rest of your summer and we hope to see you again soon.
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labonvoyer wrote a review Nov 2014
Central Coast California183 contributions223 helpful votes
I booked this thru Priceline express for $77/night. I did not know the identity of the hotel until it was purchased. I was a little worried when I read the mixed reviews. When I went to register I asked if a room with an ocean view was available. Yes! And no extra charge. We ended up in room 713 with a great view of hills, pier and beach. The room had some dings and paint chipping and the bathroom was small and need of an update. But overall the room was clean and the view was incredible. I did hear the train once while sleeping but my husband slept thru it. Here's what's fabulous about this hotel (especially at that price) it is right on the beach. I stayed at Loew's Santa Monica and even that hotel is not right on the beach. There is the bike/walking trail to have a promenade along the beach. You cand walk about 3 blocks up from the hotel and be on Main Street that has numerous eateries and shops. This is an old fashion Main Street that has been revitalized and is very cute. There is also a movie theater there. The California Mission Buenaventure is also on Main Street. If in need of a coffee, the ever present Starbucks also there.

The rooms have balconies with 2 chairs and small table. I ordered morning coffee (large pot $8) and pastry basket ($8) and we had coffee out on the balcony in the morning before we went for a walk along the beach. ( Don't order the pastry basket as quality was poor) Had we gotten up earlier we could have seen the sunrise from our room.

Parking is $12. Pool area pleasant.

Bottom line: dated yes, worn somewhat, clean yes, train yes, but location FABULOUS!!
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from dquintana, Manager at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
Responded 15 Nov 2014
Dear. labonvoyer, Thank you for the review we appreciate the feedback and thank you for staying with the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. It's great to know that you were able to take advantage of our central location to downtown and access to the beach boardwalk. We hope to see you again soon and hope you try our new NOM Tequila Grill which opens in late November.
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Lady Gigglemug wrote a review Sept 2020
Monrovia, California2522 contributions451 helpful votes
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Stayed here for business July 2020 and it was fairly decent for the price. The swimming pool was open with reservations so that was a sigh of relief and the deciding factor on hotel choice for this trip!

The entrance to the hotel parking lot has a very weird and confusing intersection in front of it...especially at night...it’s not clear who stops where so be aware as it can be a tad hazardous. The parking lot is large with ample spaces but you need a permit to park, which the hotel provides when you check in.

The room was a decent size and had a great view of the ocean/pier from a good-sized balcony. It had a fridge, Keurig coffee maker and microwave too! Bed was comfortable and bathroom had plenty of space for toiletries.

The pool was fantastic!! Water was slightly heated and the temperature was perfect. If they would add some shade it would be flawless, but still, it was great! The hotel is also in a very good location...beach is right out front and very swimmable and lots of restaurants and a park in walking distance.

My main complaint about the room (and reason for 4 stars) is the bathroom door. There is ZERO privacy! You can pretty much see right through the door even though it’s frosted. And it doesn’t lock and there’s no soundproofing whatsoever. Yup, as a lady, I definitely don’t like that lol! Also, the hotel is near busy Hwy 1 and the train tracks so it can be pretty loud out on the balcony, but inside the room with the door shut it’s quiet so that was good! The balconies also have no privacy...your next door neighbors can totally see you unless you’re standing/sitting up against the wall. Also, there’s a parking garage right across and kids go on top and party late into the night so that was an annoyance.

But overall I’d say we had a good experience and would stay again if in the area!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dylan DuPont, Guest Services / Front Office at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
Responded 7 Sept 2020
Dear TravelingMerm, We are delighted to have been your chosen hotel during your recent stay in Ventura. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. We appreciate your business and value your honest feedback. Your comments have been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to guests like you.Thank you for staying at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel and we hope you choose to create more memories with us whenever your travels bring you back to Ventura. Sincerely, Dylan DuPont Front Office Manager Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach ddupont@cpventura.com
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Deal_H0und wrote a review Dec 2018
Seattle, Washington60 contributions85 helpful votes
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.

Upon arrival, we asked fo
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: high floor, away from train tracks
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Response from dquintana, Manager at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Dear. Deal_H0und, Happy New Year and thank for taking the time to offer us your perspective regarding your recent stay with us. As you mentioned our location is undergoing renovations to all our guest room balconies. The noise from this is 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm and we do our best to keep guests away from the rooms being worked on directly on any given day. The best tip we could offer you or any potential guests who is wanting to stay and avoid noise would be to stay mid week as weekends and holidays are our busiest times of the year. We hope when we complete our balcony renovation you'd be willing to return and offer us a new review of your stay. Thank you again for your time and business. Kind regards, Daniel Quintana Director of Operations 805-652-5102 Direct line dquintana@cpventura.com
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Answer from dquintana
Sept 2016 |
Thank you for your inquiry, our hotel pool is heated at 80 degrees year around. The parking fee is $12.00 per night but we are always willing to be flexible with this cost if this is a deterrent. Kind regards, Daniel Director of Operations
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