Rated 4 out of 5 by ThCapn Parking & Other Add-Ons
As others have noted, this Four Points and many other Starwood properties have begun charging for parking in their suburban open air lots. Others (NOT this one) have begun charging a "resort fee". I would prefer to have the actual cost of my stay reflected in my room charge, with no "add ons". I can understand a reasonable parking fee in a downtown hotel covered and secured parking garage, but the charge in open air lots is purely a revenue device. As a business traveller (and SPG Platinum member), I base my hotel decisions partly on actual cost (including parking and "resort" fees.
December 20, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Traveler70 Forgot to service room
There were a number of things wrong with this room. One of the lights by the bed did not work. It was nice to have a coffee machine, but only 1 non-decaf coffee packet? The heater barely worked and was insanely noisy, which most of the year is probably not needed. The biggest issue however is that they housekeeping staff failed to service the room. Which once coming back at 7pm was not going to happen as apparently they all leave at 3pm.
December 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim50 Parking
We've been staying at the Ventura Four Points every Thanksgiving for about 10 years, taking from one to three rooms. We have always felt that this was one of the few really good deals that we encounter. This time to our surprise we were greeted with a $10,00 a night parking fee and told it was to improve security. I looked at it as a rip-off since it no way improved security. I drove in and out of the gated parking area at all hours and was never questioned or saw a guard.
November 28, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by CherylGwynne This hotel is my home away from home.
My family lives in Ventura therefore this hotel is a great location for me with little traffic and quiet surrounding.
October 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Commuter57 Coffee Machine
There is a lovely coffee set up for the morning brew however there is not a electrical outlet to inset the plug into.
It would be easier and funtionally a huge improvement to have the machine allocated an electric plug. I had to move the machine after the water was inside which prompted a spill!
Details really do matter when a customer is preparing for a morning meeting
December 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dona11 Best in Ventura home away from home!
I just love everything about this property. Our family just cant stay anywhere else. Its so nice, they give the very best customer service. The welcome you receive when you walk in the door until you depart is just so warm and inviting. The hotel is very clean and the grounds are so nice. The pool and gym is great. I am a SPG member and I love it. All the staff is amazing. Silvia at the front desk is one in a million! Four Points by Sheraton Harbor Resort I would recommend to everyone. Thank you all for always making our stay so perfect!
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deputyparks Relaxing weekend
We often go here just for the weekend to relax and do nothing. The rooms are all remodeled and comfortable. We are going again this weekend. Been here about 10 times and I have never been disappointed.
December 2, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Webster Parking
We were very surprised by the Hotel parking fee. Had we been notified in advance the charge would not have upset us as much, when we asked the staff where else we could park for no fee they told us there was no other place to park. customers should be aware of this fee before booking at the hotel.
We were also surprised by the attitude of the staff at the desk on the night shift .One staff member in particular on Thursday April 17th seemed very annoyed with us as we tried to print our boarding pass and the printer was not printing correctly. we finally gave up as she was of no assistance.Because of these two things we would look into another hotel in the future. We visited the lounge and the ladies at the bar were wonderful, couldnt have been nicer...
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lilu12323 Can't wait to come back!
I stayed at this hotel on SPG points. The room was spotlessly clean, the garden view was absolutely gorgeous. The year-round hot tub is enclosed in glass to allow its use in any weather. The pool area was large and well-kept. There are also tennis courts on the immaculately manicured grounds. I love the fact that there is room service, and the on-site restaurant is quite good. However, the hotel is within walking distance of the harbor village, which has several great eateries, a wine bar, and a couple night spots with music. There isn't much else immediately nearby the hotel, but that's fine with me, it makes it more peaceful.
Some bonuses that made the stay extra-awesome: really good FREE wi-fi (fast enough to game with, I brought my gaming laptop with me and had no lag or disruptions, even streamed a movie), free bottled water, flat screen tv with HBO, large bath area, and garden view room has sliding glass door with patio and chairs. Also, there's a mini-fridge, and you can request a microwave (there's a grocery store two miles up the road). The only things I didn't like: the mattress was a little firm for my taste, and the $10/day parking. Sure, by most hotel standards, $10/day isn't much, but they don't seem especially pressed for space as to make such a charge necessary.
Yes, this hotel does have outside entries to the rooms, but it is inherent to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation design to have the terraced entries. No problems there for me, I love that the building design has some architectural interest.
One last thing: the staff is professional, friendly, and caring. I left a bag behind with two expensive pairs of sandals, and they mailed them back to my home! Thanks so much for that!
Seriously, I really can't wait to come back and relax at this lovely, reasonably priced hotel.
July 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Falcon2014 The Good, the Bad & the Ugly....
The staff are your best asset! Front desk is polite, friendly, and efficient. Our room was kept very clean, and was fairly quiet--both plusses! On the other hand, the mattresses on both beds were old, and we woke with sore backs daily.
The food was terrible--we had filet the first night there in your restaurant, and it was microwaved and luke-warm--totally unacceptable!! My Caesar chicken salad the next night was bland and tasteless, and the Friday night buffet had few choices and was generally unappealling.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by basperson What a treat!
This June, I used points to provide a week's stay in the suite to my daughter and her new husband for their honeymoon. I'm happy to report that they were so impressed. As newlyweds, they were concerned about spending too much money and this hotel worked out great for them. They said the suite was bigger than their apartment and the kitchen facilities meant that they were able to keep a piece their wedding cake and a few snacks with them and nibble all week. They rode bikes, spent one day in Santa Barbara, visited Ojai and generally had a wonderful time. The staff greeted them with glee and were incredibly gracious throughout the stay.
July 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bennixon27 ventura
One issue I saw was people next to us hung towels out over their second floor balcony which looked terrible from the garden area. I mentioned this to the staff but they were still there the next day..Obviously no follow up..You should not charge for parking at this location.. You have a huge parking lot and it is never full..
October 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eldrick A Nice Hotel
The hotel is nice but not great. Don't expect 4 star or 5 star. I've stayed at this hotel twice now and it's been comfortable and clean. The views from the balcony include the ocean and boat harbor but also the junkyard of the hotel. There was a large dumpster and old furniture and things just below our balcony - not happy with that. The tennis courts needed updating. The pool and jacuzzi are adequate. The rooms are comfortable. This hotel is also located very close to a fisherman's village area where there is good food and entertainment. My family stayed here due the proximity to the fisherman's village and day trips Santa Barbara. I'd stay here again.
August 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laufai Wow!
Unfortunately I have become accustomed to the mediocre customer service that is prevalent today in all facets of the service industry, and was pleasantly surprised (if not shocked) by the professional, proactive, and genuinely courteous customer service provided by everyone we encountered on staff here. I couldn't believe I received a call shortly after checking in to ask if my room was satisfactory and if I needed anything! I definitely recommend this Four Points!!
June 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by SM1234 Ughh
Unnecessary $10 for parking- when I said this wasnt explained at booking the front desk said "we would have told you if you had asked." The front desk welcomed me back every other sentence even after I explained to her it was our first time there. The bed creaked and was OLD and uncomfortable, the toilet ran all night, the bathroom window opens to the hallway and while your walking down the hallway you get to listen to other guests use the bathroom - special!
June 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rockydogz Service is a tough component!!!
When checking in at 2 pm, our room wasn't ready and the front desk person stated it would be ready in a half hour. We went to the pool and the front desk person brought me a key to our room. When I went to the room, there was a mountain of dirty linen inside the door. I went back and the front desk person apologized and put us in another room. When my wife went to put lotion on her legs, the container was empty. When we went to make coffee in the morning, there was none. We had a wonderful breakfast and a terrific server. We have great empathy for the management as it has to be difficult to find good staff personnel. A enjoyable stay with several glitches.
August 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by boofy062 staff attention
I am very impressed with your front desk staff. They have helped me get my self setup in my room and helped with luggage. I had to change my reservation a few times and the staff was quick to get the changes made. Personally, this hotel had been one of the best I have had the pleasure of staying at.
August 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by avidda wonder stay
As a Gold card member this was one of the best Four Points I have stayed at. The room was wonderful and enjoyed the LCD tv in the room and all little extras added to the room (mouthwash, q-tips, etc.). It was very clean and well kept. I look forward to saying there again when i am back in the area.
February 10, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Spridle Somewhat disappointing
When we arrived in our room, we sensed that everything was just a little damp, as if the door had been left open all day and the humidity caused the bedding, pillows and carpet to be damp to the touch. We immediately called in and a housekeeper came to help. She didn't speak much English, which added to our frustration. She offered to change our sheets and pillows. That was all that could be accomplished. The front desk offered to move us to a different room the following morning. The next morning, we room still felt humid and the carpet and even our shoes felt damp. We followed up with the front desk for the room change. They could not accommodate us. My family was NOT happy to have to stay another day in a damp room. We were disappointed.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Manders Staff
All staff members were very polite and friendly.
Our family felt very welcome. The manager was very helpful and we were able to extend our stay one more night. Our family will return again.
October 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arleen7 Very nice.
This hotel was quite a nice surprise. The morning we left, our car a 2013 Lexus failed to start. My husband went to the front desk to ask where the nearest dealer was and they immediately said not to worry someone would come help us and within minutes someone from maintenance was there. Turned out our battery was not dead and they figured out what was wrong and got the car started. Great staff. Nice view
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frose Hotel has great staff
Special acknowledgements to front desk personnel. All were great but Sylvia really stood out. Great people person. Room was very comfortable. Thanks to housekeeping personnel and our waiter in the dining room. We'll return.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Malvernlink Fantastic Staff
This hotel was chosen as the headquarters for the Seaside Highland Games where the banquet dinner was held. Great location and wonderful staff who were very helpful.
October 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TVC15 false eyelashes left in shower! what else did they miss?
Mistakes happen, right? But rarely ones so obvious or, well, gross.
I arrived very late in the evening and the night staff was exceptional. I went to sleep without going into the bathroom, since the sink is located outside. But when I woke up to shower the next morning, there were false eyelashes on the wall of the shower, with a mascara trail running down the wall. When I went to make coffee, the paper cup had yellow stains in it (I can only guess what they were--clearly the cups had been "recycled"). Makes you wonder what else they may have not cleaned, right?
I spoke to the housing supervisor and then to the front desk, who told me there was "nothing" she could do. When I asked for a manager, I was handed a card of someone who "would be back on Monday."
I wound up calling SPG and was told that refunds had to come from the property, so I had to write to the hotel manager. Eventually half of the points I used to book got refunded, after a lot of time spent on my part.
I've never been at a Starwoods property that didn't have a manager on-site or one where I was told there was "nothing" that could be done. Housekeeping mistakes are one thing, but complete lack of service? I won't be back, and no one I know will, either.
January 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larry47 Very nice hotel and amenities
The staff was very courteous. The rooms are large and spotless. The bed was extremely comfortable. Great hotel.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DonnieLee Brenner wedding
Outstanding service and treatment. Special kudos to Rachel for room arrangements and to night manager, Eddie, for service above and beyond the
norm. Really helped us have a special time.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by s99999 Customer service was excellent
Customer service was excellent
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sadie1234 Wow! What a great stay!!
My family and I (including a dog) stayed 5 nights at this hotel over New Years holiday. The staff were terrific to us and welcomed our dog. We had a ground floor room that was spacious where the grounds were kept beautifully! Lots of area for walks with the dog. The lobby was inviting with a gas fire place, wi-fi and comfy chairs. It also has a wet bar open in the evenings. Good free coffee in the lobby each morning. The restaurant was under rated. We ate there one night with our friends and the food was delicious! The only bad thing was when it was time to go.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Very nice stay, definitely coming back
We were very happy with our stay. The room was great, had a great view and the bed was super comfy. The only problem that we had was the refrigerator. It was great to have it in the room, but it would've been better if had been working. We called the front desk and he was nice enough to bring us an extra ice bucket & ice for our drinks & let us know he would have someone come in the morning to fix or replace it, but no one came. We basically forgot about it because there was so much to do in the area. Overall, it was wonderful. We'll definitely return soon!
July 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sagewood Engaged and Caring Staff & Management
It has a wonderful combination of exceptionally clean and comfortable rooms, nice views, and welcoming hospitality that we felt completely pampered. Our check in was most welcoming and we felt that we were genuinely being greeted by caring folks (something so missing in many hotels). Hats off to a stellar front desk staff. The room was fairly large, with a sofa area, plus a private patio We really liked the trio of shower dispensers that gave us all the bath products we needed without those wasteful little bottles. A flat screen HDTV and a refrigerator completed the room, along with tasteful updated decor and quality bedding. This is also a very pet friendly hotel, with ample grounds and beaches nearby to walk Fido. Within the extensive grounds is a beautiful enclosed spa tub, and an inviting outdoor pool surrounded by rich foilage. The hotel rents bicycles and surreys to tour the area, and there is a complimentary trolley that takes you around town Wednesday through Sunday. With all the great dining choices in Ventura, we didn't try the hotel dining room. They also have a comfortable lobby cocktail lounge. We'll be back because they have probably the best location in Ventura, coupled with great service. And thanks for the complimentary delivered morning newspaper, You guys and gals rock.
August 20, 2014