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Room smelled like mildew, homeless couple near property yelling profanities at each other all night. Very on brand old Ventura.

The location of the hotel was great. Many restaurants/bars you can walk to. What I didn't like was that they would keep the building doors open with a rag, which got dirty and gross. I don't understand why they can't keep the doors closed and for the guest to be able to open it with the hotel key? The staff was very friendly and helpful, but again, the lobby was closed after 11 or midnight and if you wanted to get back in (b/c the hotel key doesn't work on the bldg doors), you had to knock and have the staff come get you. Just don't see the need for that. Oh! and the key to the room stopped working twice while we were there for the week, so we had to go back to the lobby to get a new key. The water pressure in our room was horrible. Just a sprinkle. The hotel needs updating but it wasn't bad, just too many glitches that made it a pain in the behind.

This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in my life. The property was disgusting, you can tell no one has cleaned that room in months. The outlets were falling apart and the humidity with the poor air conditioning system was horrific. The property had a very small parking area which filled up quickly. I was forced to park on the street at night. The area around the inn was not the best. The beds were extremely small and the sheets were stained and rough. Also, the shower-head was too low and I had a difficult time showering. Overall it was a terrible experience staying at this hotel for the money payed. Would never recommend this property to anyone.

No refrigerator, no hangers, no steam iron, very uncomfortable bed, small room, very polite and nice reservation ppl, hotel corridors are dirty,

Best location in downtown Ventura. Great restaurant in the building.

Excellent property nice and friendly staff. Within walking distance to shops restaurants. Easy on and off the highway. I don't want to recommend this because I wanna make sure that I have a room when I want to get there next time

The location, everything is in close walking proximity

I believe this will be an incredible hotel soon. You can tell someone is putting love and thought into revitalizing this place and 2020 probably slowed down some of their plans. My room was contemporary, cute, and comfortable. I was delighted to find a big private patio! I love the mission decor, timeless, and perfect for the location. Some stranger things were, the phone in the room was there but not plugged in, the TV mostly gets non-English speaking channels, and the complimentary toiletries don't include conditioner. But none of that detracted from my stay. The bathroom was a wee bit outdated but very clean and I loved the tile. The LOCATION is everything. This is a perfect spot if you are interested in enjoying local bars and restaurants, you can walk to all the best places. The staff was super accommodating and kind, they didn't even blink an eye when I requested a much needed late checkout. The restaurant attached was closed, but it looked beautiful! I truly can't wait to see what kind of upgrades are done to this place in the next few years, it has tons of potential.

Generally quite pleasant. I had to change my original room as the decor was simply depressing the fan and lights in the bathroom made a horrible noise, and the view was terrible. The second room was nice with a fireplace and more privacy. The problem was a venue a few doors down that played loud music even during the week. ,

We stayed in a double queen room that overlooked the park. It was spacious with lots of windows. It is an older California property that could use a little touch up but that was more than made up by it's ambiance and great staff. If you want Holiday Inn stay there, if you want California cool this place is great (as is the attached Agave Restaurant)

I booked a Deluxe Queen Room with a balcony but was disappointed because one of the lamps on the night stand didn’t work, the other lamp the light bulb had a piece of cartoon around it to hold it in place . There was an iron but no ironing board. They had just cleaned the carpet on the hallway and they had two fans to dry the carpet that were turned off till after 10pm. Definitely not what I expected.

Overall it’s an ok hotel. It’s older and a little run down. The room layout was weird and the air conditioner was broken. Check out was at 12, my 4 month old was sleeping and I was waiting until the last minute to wake him up, hotel manager knocked on the door 20 minutes before 12 to ask me if I was staying another night, he made me feel like I needed to get out. It wasn’t the worst hotel experience but definitely not the best.

The continental breakfast was very low quality food, to the point that my youngest felt sick after thinking he was drinking orange juice when it was Sunny Delight instead. After paying $200 a night, I imagined they could afford actual organge juice. It was clean, a close drive from the beach, and the staff was nice.

For the amount of money that the hotel charges, it was less than expected. The wifi didn't work half the time, I had to pull the plug out of the wall to turn the heat/AC unit off because the knob didn't work, the first full day that I was there maid service showed up at 5pm for the first time and asked me if I would like the room taken care of and when I googled the gym that is listed as one of their amenities I discovered that it closed. This amenity should be removed from their website. When I checked in I asked if I would be charged at that moment for my room or if it was when I checked out. I was simply told, "When you check out." The answer should have been followed up with, "However there will be a charge held on your card." Not knowing this could have significantly affected my financial situation as I would have chosen a different form of payment if I had known this.

Overall a nice stay but there were some shockingly unattended maintenance needs... the main one being an AC outlet with a huge crack exposing the live circuit where one of the two prongs goes in. In the worst place, the bathroom! Definitely unsafe especially for curious children.

Very nice hotel in historic Ventura, beautiful room with jasmin trees in the entrance to the room, jacuzzi, nice breakfast. Overall fantastic.

This hotel is next to a bar that plays loud music until 2 am, even on a Monday night. This is not the hotel's fault, of course, but I asked the night clerk to move me to another room at midnight. She was rude and aggressive, interrupting me as I tried to speak to her. When I entered the new (and quiet) room facing the parking lot, a cockroach zipped by when the light went on. The rooms were clean apart from the unwanted insect. The next morning I moved to the Ventura harbor Sheraton for $20 more per night. In all I had a memorable experience at the Clocktower Inn but not in a good way.

E Santa Clara St Ventura CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ventura County Fairgrounds and Ventura Pier
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Downtown Ventura, Clocktower Inn Ventura is adjacent to San Buenaventura Mission and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Ventura County Fairgrounds. This 50-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free on-the-go breakfast, served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 50 rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Clocktower Inn Ventura enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, a TV in a common area, and a banquet hall.

Room options

Standard Triple Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Superior Triple Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Quadruple Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Quadruple Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Clocktower Inn Ventura

Everyone (12) Couples (3) Family (5)
1
Everyone

Room smelled like mildew, homeless couple near property yelling profanities at each other all night. Very on brand old Ventura.

By on Oct 24, 2021

3
Family

The location of the hotel was great. Many restaurants/bars you can walk to. What I didn't like was that they would keep the building doors open with a rag, which got dirty and gross. I don't understand why they can't keep the doors closed and for the guest to be able to open it with the hotel key? The staff was very friendly and helpful, but again, the lobby was closed after 11 or midnight and if you wanted to get back in (b/c the hotel key doesn't work on the bldg doors), you had to knock and have the staff come get you. Just don't see the need for that. Oh! and the key to the room stopped working twice while we were there for the week, so we had to go back to the lobby to get a new key. The water pressure in our room was horrible. Just a sprinkle. The hotel needs updating but it wasn't bad, just too many glitches that made it a pain in the behind.

By on Jul 22, 2021

1
Family

This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in my life. The property was disgusting, you can tell no one has cleaned that room in months. The outlets were falling apart and the humidity with the poor air conditioning system was horrific. The property had a very small parking area which filled up quickly. I was forced to park on the street at night. The area around the inn was not the best. The beds were extremely small and the sheets were stained and rough. Also, the shower-head was too low and I had a difficult time showering. Overall it was a terrible experience staying at this hotel for the money payed. Would never recommend this property to anyone.

By on Jul 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of.

3
Business Business

No refrigerator, no hangers, no steam iron, very uncomfortable bed, small room, very polite and nice reservation ppl, hotel corridors are dirty,

By on Apr 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!

3
Everyone

By on Apr 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us!

5
Partner Couples

Best location in downtown Ventura. Great restaurant in the building.

By on Feb 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us!

5
Partner Couples

Excellent property nice and friendly staff. Within walking distance to shops restaurants. Easy on and off the highway. I don't want to recommend this because I wanna make sure that I have a room when I want to get there next time

By , from Santa Ynez valley, CA on Dec 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2020

Dear JDMD4130, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, I'm so happy to hear you had a memorable experience here at the Clocktower Inn Ventura. WE hope to welcome you back in the near future!

5
Partner Couples

The location, everything is in close walking proximity

By , from LA, California on Oct 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us!

5
Everyone

By on Sep 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us!

4
Family

I believe this will be an incredible hotel soon. You can tell someone is putting love and thought into revitalizing this place and 2020 probably slowed down some of their plans. My room was contemporary, cute, and comfortable. I was delighted to find a big private patio! I love the mission decor, timeless, and perfect for the location. Some stranger things were, the phone in the room was there but not plugged in, the TV mostly gets non-English speaking channels, and the complimentary toiletries don't include conditioner. But none of that detracted from my stay. The bathroom was a wee bit outdated but very clean and I loved the tile. The LOCATION is everything. This is a perfect spot if you are interested in enjoying local bars and restaurants, you can walk to all the best places. The staff was super accommodating and kind, they didn't even blink an eye when I requested a much needed late checkout. The restaurant attached was closed, but it looked beautiful! I truly can't wait to see what kind of upgrades are done to this place in the next few years, it has tons of potential.

By , from Los Angeles on Aug 27, 2020

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