Rated 5 out of 5 by mundaca September 30 2014
Excellent time with the family at Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort! Great staff, Great Rooms , Great view ,Great food and bar! Thanks so much!
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Armandom Nice place be prepared to pay for parking
Very nice location. I wasnt very happy about having to pay $10 per night to park. New hotel charge. I've stayed here a few times in the past and never had to pay before
November 9, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by laugh Great Getaway
Above average relaxing stay.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rockydogz quality stay
Second time staying at this property and the thing that stands out is the quality of the staff. Stayed this time on Starwood points and didn't see any difference in the quality of the stay. Had just reached Starwood Platinum and requested free parking from Victor the General Manager and was turned down. Truly question why a hotel with no parking issues whatsoever would charge for parking where they have a large lot. My belief is that it is just another way to grab some more money.
January 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Crackers8523 Different Room Than Booked
At check-in, I was not given the room that I had originally booked. Hotel staff informed me that the room I had booked was not available and therefore was given a lower quality room. Hotel has one parking lot and charges $10 per day for parking which was NOT disclosed during the time of my check-in, but was charged at the time of check-out. The harbor view was not a good view at all, but was a view of an empty field with a slight view of the ocean if you could see past the miscellaneous structures between the hotel and harbor. Often an odor was smelled throughout hotel breezeway/halls.
June 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by renmax Tired property but nice staff
The Frank Lloyd Wright architecture is worth seeing, but the hotel has some infrastructure problems. However the staff is friendly, especially the night clerk Eddie and Wendy the bartender.
Some of the rooms feel dark, but on our latest stay, we were given a third floor room with a nice view of the harbor. However the toilet "rocked" when you sat on it and did not flush properly--disgusting.
When we checked out, we reported this (hard to believe it had not been reported before) and Erika at the front desk offered us a credit of the parking charges and/or some SPG points, but in looking at our SPG account and credit card charges, nothing was done.
The fitness center is OK, but lacks upper body equipment such as a pullup bar or a station on which you can do dips. The individual TVs on the treadmills and the elliptical didn't work.
May 28, 2012
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 5 out of 5 by Macduff This hotel is very accomodating and pleasant
A quiet and most effective and professional accomodation for a large group of diverse
Conference attendees. Superb !
September 24, 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 2 out of 5 by skibud40 Okay Hotel for 1 night
Hotel was okay, nice view of the Harbor Village, changed rooms because A/c wasn't working, vent in restroom was loud and didn't take out the steam, there were multiple bugs in the room and some towels had hair in them. Something that you would see in a lower end hotel not in a Sheraton, so very disappointing.
September 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FAB760 comfortable and accomodating
my wife and I attend a conference here every year. the hotel staff is always accommodating and friendly. the hotel is an older hotel, but very well maintained and just about every room has a good view of the local harbor and beautiful sunsets. we often stay an extra night after the conference so we can enjoy the area. a little seaside village is within 10 minutes walking distance and a very clean beach is equally close.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diane1 Great harbor location
This hotel served our travel needs very well and was the perfect location.
September 21, 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 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 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 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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matthew01 Peer Support Conference
Everything was as advertised. Parking is very easy. Gym was very clean.
September 16, 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 5 out of 5 by GolferBob Room Needs
Room needs better lighting, especially over couch. Hooks should be installed by the sink. A room safe would be nice.
TV was slow to respond (?needs new batteries)
September 15, 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 4 out of 5 by DVDee Vewry good EXCEPT bathroom sink.
Main complaint was drain in bathroom sink. it would close but not open. We had to brush our teeth in the shower!!!! Not very easy to do. Could not wash our hands, could not empty a glass except by toilet or shower. very unsatisfactory and although someone came the first day to PRY it open it did not work after that - very inconvenient and NOT what I expect in a room.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UEd2014 Great location with walking access to restaurants
Always a return customer.
August 7, 2014