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298 S Chestnut St, Ventura, CA 93001-2835
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Note: The Amanzi Hotel Pool/Hot tub are closed for updates. The Amanzi Hotel is located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in the coastal town of Ventura, California. As a boutique hotel in Ventura, Amanzi presents a contemporary ambiance with the warmth of hospitality. From carefully selected room amenities & guest services which enhance business travel or leisure trips, the hotel offers the ideal location for your California trip to Santa Barbara, Ojai or nearby Los Angeles cities. Complimentary hot breakfast, WiFi access, evening Manager's Happy Hour and newly renovated, spacious guest rooms add value for travelers looking to enjoy the California Coast. Stay comfortably as you rejuvenate at the beach, gather for business events at nearby venues, or tour the areas numerous attractions! The Amanzi Hotel is located right off the 101 Ventura Freeway, walking distance from the beach, Downtown Main Street and City Hall. Upgrade your experience with our FIREPLACE Rooms or ask us about our 2-Bedroom Suite perfect for a family or group. *Small Event Room for social gatherings or business meetings available for rent.*
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Car park
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Desk
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Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
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Interconnected rooms available
Telephone
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Radio
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Sezwho99 wrote a review Dec 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Rooms are clean and very spacious; I particularly liked the quirky artwork on the walls. An ample breakfast is included. Service was very good. Upper floors have a slight view of the ocean, and you can watch the colors of the sun setting at night. Unfortunately, window also looks out on the freeway and elevated train, so there is some freeway noise. There is a pool and jacuzzi which both looked very nice, but I didn't use them this time. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Sharon C wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed at the Amanzi Hotel for our 44th wedding anniversary. The first room that they gave us overlooked the parking lot. Most of the room photos are from the first room. My husband was able to get our room switched to one that had a somewhat view of the ocean. Although we could see the ocean, we also had a the railroad bridge in our main view. This room had a balcony where we could sit. It is not spacious, but it is a place to look out. The balcony has two sliding windows to allow the breeze to come in. The room was very clean. Because our room overlooked the train track, we had the sound of the train during the day and early evening. If the train ran during the night, we most certainly did not hear it. Having the sound of the blaring horn is not as bad, because it is short lived. They have a happy hour in the evening, so the first night, they had hot wings and popcorn, plus free drinks. In the morning, they provided a hot meal which consisted of a croissant sandwich with cheese and sausage, omelet with cheese, hash browns, Belgian waffle, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, yogurt, cold cereals, hot oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. We were definitely full from the breakfast. Although we thought that the hotel was still pricey, it was a better price than hotels in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 3 Aug 2022
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Amanzi Hotel while visiting Ventura! We hope to welcome you again for a future trip to the California Coast!
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CMH_BK wrote a review Oct 2022
Brooklyn, New York42 contributions18 helpful votes
I spent 2 nights at Amanzi and would definitely come back! The rooms are quite spacious (I stayed in a 2 queen room) and the two-sink set up is a really nice touch. The fridge and microwave were really handy as well. I did find that the room smelled a little bit musty and so I splurged on a scented candle purchased in Ojai. Even though the sign downstairs says housekeeping is offered only after 3 days, a maid knocked on our door on the first day and offered a mini clean, and kindly cleared our garbage and replaced some towels and toiletries, which was a very appreciated gesture. Some reviews complained about the noise from the train if your room is facing the ocean. An Amtrak train passes periodically and I could see how a sleeping baby might be startled but I personally wasn't bothered by it and I didn't notice any noise at night. I did find the enclosed balcony space to be kind of dingy so for anyone who chooses a room specifically for the balcony use, I found it rather uninviting. The free hot breakfast downstairs was enjoyable with a nice selection of hot foods including jimmy dean sausage sandwiches, cheese omelettes, bacon, hash browns, and waffles. Breakfast was not self-serve and I would have preferred that it was; it seemed silly to have to wait and ask for coffee pumped from an urn which was then served in 8-oz cups, so if you drink more than 8 oz you then have to wait and ask for another cup... Agree with the earlier review that it may have been appropriate during the height of COVID but now that the pandemic is largely behind us, would prefer that they convert breakfast back to self-serve. For anyone that is traveling soonish, the pool and hot tub were being renovated and currently unavailable. The front desk said it would be finished "soon." There was also no gym on-site, which I found surprising for a hotel of their size.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Brian P wrote a review Sep 2022
San Diego, California8 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our second time staying at this hotel. The location is great. Its just a few minutes walk from beach and pier but also not far from downtown restaurants and shops. We took Amtrak into town and hotel is only about mile from the station. Our train got in early and to our delight the front desk let us check in early, before noon. Happy hour is okay, free snacks and drinks and breakfast is pretty good, hot items but also a lot of grab and go items which was nice because one morning we left early to catch boat to Channel islands. Room is spacious and yeah its on the older side and bed was not the most comfortable but very quiet property and super helpful staff. We will be back for a third time.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 7 Oct 2022
Thank you for staying with us again when visiting Ventura! Our team appreciates you choosing us and we look forward to welcoming you again to the Amanzi Hotel.
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SD_visitor wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is outdated but room and bed are spacious and comfortable. Our room face the 101 freeway so it's very noisy. My wife couldn't sleep whole night. Breakfast is above average but service is bad. There are two people serving us food and drink. One is doing fine, the other with glasses is rude and not friendly. We feel that we are mistreated because of the free breakfast. I hope he knows that we chose Amanzi and paid for that service. With that experience we think we won't come back to Amanzi in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Away from the freeway
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 22 Sep 2022
Our team extends its apology for not providing the hospitality we strive to. Our management will be discussing this with our team as this is not the experience our guests should have. We hope you will give us another chance to show you that this is not typical of us. Thank you for alerting us here.
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Taos_NewMexicoBeth wrote a review Aug 2022
Taos, New Mexico181 contributions136 helpful votes
The hotel is in a good location, just a short walk to all the restaurants and shops on Main Street. Pros: friendly staff, clean & spacious room, gas fireplace (we didn't use, but good for cooler nights), two separate sink areas: one inside the bathroom with toilet and shower, and the other just outside the bathroom with extra towels, outlets, bath products--very convenient! Cons: AC unit is next to the bed, so cold air blows into your face if you leave it on at night; breakfast isn't self-serve--you have to ask the guy behind the barrier for yogurt, juice, etc. and then are expected to leave a tip. This may have been a good idea during the height of Covid, but it's a little weird now that we're past the worst of it. If the room prices don't increase by too much, I'd probably stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms with an ocean view face the freeway, so they can be loud.
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 30 Aug 2022
Thank you for sharing your review. Our complimentary breakfast has always been a served-buffet style service. While tips are appreciated, please know that they are not expected as our team will always provide a welcoming hospitality for all our guests. We appreciate you choosing us for your stay and hope to see you again soon in Ventura!
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HendixMom12 wrote a review Jul 2022
Santa Clarita, California105 contributions37 helpful votes
Years ago we stayed at this hotel when it was under different management, and it was okay. Well, now it's really lovely! They renovated the interior and all the rooms, and we could not have been happier with our stay. Our balcony room on the third floor faced the hills and downtown area (we chose it over the ocean/freeway side because it was quieter). The good-sized room was beautiful and immaculate and had a couch and additional chaise lounge. The bathroom was roomy (I like having counter space) and the water pressure perfect. We had just visited Napa, and our room there, for twice the rate, wasn't nearly as nice as the Amanzi. Luis and the front desk staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We arrived early, and although our room was not ready (we didn't expect it to be), Luis made sure that it was ready as quickly as possible. He also gave us our choice of ocean vs. city views and explained the differences in the rooms, helping us to make our decision. The hot breakfast was plentiful and tasty. Lots of parking both outside and in a garage. Looking forward to future visits.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: The quieter rooms are on the "city" side, not the freeway/ocean side.
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 30 Jul 2022
Thank you for staying with us again in Ventura! Our management has not changed, but our team has made improvements and we continue to progress (we're hoping to have our pool area ready soon too and the next phase will be the exterior). It's always great knowing when guests have a wonderful experience at the Amanzi. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and can't wait for your next stay with us!
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Chris J wrote a review Jun 2022
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One of the very worst customer service experience l ever had.. Staff was rude and very unprofessional. Would not listen to request and management was just as unfriendly. A terrible experience and would advise against using this hotel
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you for giving us a chance. We're sorry that you did not enjoy your stay but wish you better travels in the future.
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Kawahine wrote a review Jun 2022
Hawaii25 contributions12 helpful votes
Beware, not as represented on Amanzi website. Not all rooms have balconies, and those that do face the freeway, and Amanzi is right on Highway 101, literally. Not sure what room has a fireplace, other than lobby. Breakfast is questionable, certainly not fresh or healthy. There is a happy hour, cheap beer and wine and a choice of chips. Don’t pack you bathing suit. The is no pool and no deck to sit on. Not sure what happened to the one in the pictures. Not much to offer other then location and pleasant staff.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you for choosing our hotel and location. It seems as though you missed a lot of the details when making your reservation. For example, we do not state that all our rooms have balconies. When guests look up our location on maps, it does show that we are next to the freeway and train bridge. Our pool is also noted as under renovations. Our team works hard to provide a welcoming, comfortable stay for guests who choose us and will continue to do so. As there are many options in Ventura, we wish you better experiences in our beautiful town.
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Dave201253 wrote a review Jun 2022
Reading, United Kingdom121 contributions57 helpful votes
We spent a couple of nights here while driving north through California. It's easy to find given that it's right next to the freeway but don't let that put you off. The railway also runs close by but that didn't affect us at all. We parked easily and made our way to our balcony room on floor 3. I'm not sure that the extra fee for a balcony is worth it, especially since the door to it didn't lock. A coffee machine, fridge and comfy bed made us feel at home. A simple breakfast is served up each morning. The queue ebbs and flows but the staff handle it all pretty well. Wine is served up in the evening too. The beach can be reached via a footbridge across the freeway from nearby. Across the road a couple of brewpubs offer suitable refreshments. Downtown Ventura is a short stroll away and the Botanical Gardens just a bit further but still walkable. Enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Guest Relations, Other at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Your review is appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience and tips for others looking to visit Downtown Ventura. Our team hope to welcome you again when traveling by the Ventura County Coast.
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Which popular attractions are close to Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include Ventura Pier and Promenade (0.2 km), Fox Fine Jewelry (0.4 km), and SpiceTopia (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Lure Fish House, Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine, and Spencer Makenzie's Fish.
Is Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ventura.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection 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 Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Olivas Adobe (5.8 km).