Rated 5 out of 5 by LAMarg Quality and good value.
Just love this Frank Lloyd Wright design. Attention to detail throughout the property makes for a very comfortable stay. Great location overlooking marina. Peaceful sweeping views.
October 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by troubled troubled
We spent one night at the hotel, the front desk put us in a room next to the spa that smelled like chlorine. Asked to be move and the front desk personnel acted like it was some mistake. The fridge in the room didn't work. The bartender booted us out one hour before the published time and was very rude.
This place needs some TLC the location is great, but upgrades are need.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeidiPG Spacious, Very Clean Rooms
Ideal place to stay for business and family. Good location by the harbor, rooms are spacious and very clean. Entire staff is warm and friendly. Management of this hotel is excellent!
September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AZTRAVELER Great hotel, great staff, great location!
I was really pleased. Booked the hotel on line. Much nicer in person. Great location overlooking the harbor. Harbor village is only a short walk away. Staff was great. I like their green promo as well. You have an option to not receive room cleaning if you don't want and the give you a food credit or Starwood points! Great idea!
May 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by helenf fantastic stay
we had three rooms all next to each other for a family gathering. We needed a handicap room for my elderly father and it was perfect with all the amenities he needed he was able to be independent. The staff was very friendly , the location great and the rooms were perfect.
June 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LindyLouWho They gave up my room!!
Booked on spg points 2 weeks previously.
Arrived at 10pm, booked in to find that they had given up my 2 queen bed room. I was travelling with a collegue for work so this did not work. On top of this, the room had been recently "fumigated" and was completely uninhabitable. There was no other room available that night as they were fully booked. "We are so sorry"
doesn't work when you are on the street at 10:30 at night in an unfamiliar place.
Did go back however and stay 2 days later on the end of the business trip and had a good room, could still smell faintly the "fumigation" in this room, but was
habitable. Thought they might comp the room but did not. Not impressed.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larry647f Excellent service.
Great features especially the coffie in the morning. Keep up the good work.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Louis60 Hotel was great
we were very pleased with this hotel and its location next to the Ventura Harbor. our room was comfortable, clean and roomy. the front desk personnel were also very helpful, pleasant and efficient whenever we needed them. we would highly recommend staying at the Four Points Sheraton.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tanalisa my favorite place to stay!
Granted, I am not much of a traveler, but I have stayed at a few different upscale places in various locales. Ventura 4points is my favorite hands down. The staff has been so friendly and accommodating every time I stay. They are "down home" friendly and my experience is that they personally want you to be happy and comfortable and they go the extra mile to make that happen. The beds are by far the most comfortable I have slept in anywhere. The location is gorgeous- open the sliding glass door to look out over the harbor and breathe in that amazing ocean air. I had a great rack of lamb dinner at the restaurant this time. I am looking forward to my next stay.
October 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MBJ412012 Surprise!
At the time of check-in, I too was advised of an additional $10.00 per day parking fee. Why wasn't I made aware of this at the time of booking? I was disappointed with this surprise parking policy.
We did have a comfortable stay once I got past the parking issue.
April 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMC2013 great place to stay
Had friends in from out of state and decided to take them up the coast and chose Sheraton four points to spend the night. It was great and our friends thought it was absolutely fabulous.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ahem This place has improved
There must have been a bit of remodeling over the past year.
It seems their policy is no special late checkout for Gold SPG.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bobbob Some issues but no deal breakers
Have stayed here multiple times. The staff is always very friendly without appearing fake.
The room was nice but some of the appointments are starting to show their age.
The bed was very comfortable but the sofa cushions were like a rock. You know how you want to come in after a long day and just collapse on the sofa? Not happening.
The A/C units have been upgraded and that is nice. The old ones were much noisier. However, the couch kind of blocked the output of the A/C unit.
The Fitness Center had treadmills and the like, however, the video screens on each unit did not work. There were also some weight machines and a few free weights.
September 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TorbspolarbearPharmD Excellent Hotel!!
My husband and I recently were in California to attend a wedding in Solvang. We weren't really too familiar with the stretch between LAX and Solvang. There were a lot of Starwood properties between the two locations to choose from. We went with the Ventura property on a whim. This is perhaps one of the better Starwood properties we have stayed at! We were warmly greeted by the friendly staff upon check-in. Upon walking the hotel grounds, my husband commented that the hotel felt more like a resort. The room was a nice size, clean and it was great to have a balcony! This hotel was a great surprise! Would definitely recommend staying there to anyone!!
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by doogie reservations don't mean a thing
I was traveling with a party of three, but one of us was told, I mean told, that he would being moved to a dfferent "property" because the hotel had been overbooked. not will you consider, do you mind, unfortunately, none of that, just, we're moving you, period. this is unacceptable, otherwise, stop with the reservations, as they mean nothing. he was saved because he is a prefferred customer, and got a room. horrific experience!
August 13, 2012
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 4 out of 5 by Paul Relaxing place
We live pretty close to this hotel, but we wanted to get the kids out for a night and use the pool and explore Ventura. Plus it was my wife's birthday, so we'd hope to have a nice dinner.
We arrived at around 5:00PM or so and Debbie at the front desk welcomed us, but informed me that our room wasn't ready yet and it would be up to an hour for it to be ready. I asked if there is anything she could do since I had small kids with me and she said because of my SPG level, she'll see what was available.
She went to the back office, then came back and said they would upgrade us from a garden view to a harbor view so we could get into a room sooner. We were very happy to hear that. She also offered some ideas for restaurants which was very welcoming. Overall, she gave a great first impression of the hotel.
Everything else about the night was great. The property is very peaceful and you don't hear the street when facing the harbor. The view isn't as spectacular as you would think. Yes you see the harbor, but it is across from the parking lot. Everything else was pretty good.
Room was clean and seemed to be well maintained. Although we were nervous when we walked up to the door and found plates from room service from the previous guest. Luckily the room was cleaned already and we didn't have to deal with that.
I'm also not a big fan of the spa not being near the pool. We ended up staying in the spa since it was pretty cold out, so it worked out fine.
We would certainly come back here again.
December 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JamesP Dissapointing and Poor Service
This was my first experience at a Four Points by Sheraton. I took my famliy up to the Ventura Harbor location to celebrate my Cousin's graduation from UCSB. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon. We had agreed to a rate of $115 on Saturday and $106 on Sunday before we arrived. I did not think I would have to double check this and the Mangager on duty did not point out the rates upon check in. When our initial bill came sliding under the door, they decided to up the rate to $156 for the Saturday night. This was just the tip of the iceberg.
We did use the pool and the Jacquzzi during the day on Saturday and the facilites were average, but nothing special. After going out to a nice dinner with family, we came back to the hotel. We wanted to enjoy some wine in our room, so we asked the bartender for wine glasses. She refuse to give us the glasses that we wanted and instead offer us wine glasses the size of a thimble. We returned to the room dissapointed and in amazment that they would not meet our request.
The next day we left for my cousins graduation. We left no signs on the door, thinking that they would clean our room by the time we got back at around 5PM. The room was not cleaned, the beds were not made and we needed to get ready for dinner at 6PM. I called the front desk and asked that they clean the room after we leave. They said that maid service ends at five and could they come clean the room immediately. I said we would not be leaving the room until 6PM and they reluctantly said they would clean the room. When we got back from dinner at around 10:00PM, the sheet had not been replaced, but the beds were made haphazardly and the room smelled like human excrement. I don't know what else to say about how dissapointed we were.
The management did take care of the discrepancy in the hotel rate after a half hour discussion. However, I think this property needs to take a serious look at their service standards and how to treat their customers. Being a Gold member for life, I have even higher expectations. The Ventura Harbor Four Points did not even come close.
June 21, 2012
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 paparoo My first stay here
I was very happy with the location of the resort.Weather was perfect,being from the desert it was a pleasure staying here.I did notice some ware in some of the rooms and the hallway carpeting was stained.I My wife noticed a musty smell through out the facility.The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.One thing that could possibly bring in more business during the slow week days is a late afternoon or early evening "fiesta type" gathering - complete with D.J. and drink specials.there are many open spaces and balconies facing that beautiful dock. Just that setting alone and taking advantage of your great sun-sets would take your resort to the next level .
August 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by cindymedtech Wonderful Location
Loved the location. Bed was very comfortable and appreciated the white comforters. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only issue at all was the teeny tiny toilet! We are not overweight or handicapped but the toilet must only be about 12 inches off the floor and is very small. Sure hope they're replaced soon with a more "normal" size and at least 16" height so we would enjoy returning. #To be fair, on a trip up the West coast from San Simeon all the way up to Oregon, we found this toilet in each of the hotels and B&B's we stayed in. Must have been a VERY good salesman along the California coast a few years ago.#
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by smelly Staff was great
The staff and facilities were great
December 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by camp7az Not Again
This hotel did not live up to our expectations of previous stays at Sheraton resorts. The beds were old and extremely uncomfortable. The toilets so old and low to the ground, I felt like the bathrooms were designed for little people. The room was clean however very outdated. Not once did anyone call to see if there was anything we needed as other resort staff had done in the past. We had to change rooms due to the first room having the worst bed ever. The second room had a gap at the top of the door of at least two inches, going out to the outside air. I was not informed of the $10 dollar per day parking fee before we checked in. Sadly, we will not be returning to this Sheraton resort.
November 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by bchlver ah, the view
Our view of the garden off the balcony was lovely, but open the door and the sunset was outstanding. Although there is no beach access here the harbor is breath taking and beaches and museums are nearby.
The pillows here were so comfy, husband did not bring his in from the car! Spotlessly clean rooms felt roomy. The way the room is laid out also allowed a family of four to get a little privacy and not feel like we were tripping over each other.
If parking and breakfast had been included, the stay would have been streamlined and felt easier. As it was we found the restaurant menu a bit boring and the latte in the morning was just awful. Easy to over look though after a good nights sleep here.
January 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cathy JOHN the manager is rude and untrained.
JOHN, the hotel manager needs basic training in customer service skills. Upon checking in to the hotel, my husband and I were immediately appalled at John's rude and unhospitable behavior! To top it off, the toilet in our room was backed up, and instead of relocating us to another room (the hotel was virtually empty), John promised to send a plumber to our room immediately. After 1 hour of waiting for the plumber, my husband caled John to complain, and he reluctantly agreed to move us to the empty room next door. What a complete moron! Because of JOHN, we will take our business elsewhere!!!!
February 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by travelinpro13 Hotel has great facilities and good place to bring pet
bringing my dog here was an A+ experience. There was privacy outside of my patio, which allowed for minimal outside exposure for my dog. Also, the garden area is an excellent place to walk your pet. The grounds and room are very clean. I would have given 4 stars, however the staff needs some work. the sign for the jacuzzi states that it closes at 11pm, but we got kicked out at 10:30. the night before that, it was closed around 10p. The staff had an issue with our check in when we added an extra night, and the tone was quite rude. Ended up, it was a mis-communication on the staff's part. Overall, I would stay again due to the comfort and ease of traveling with a pet. very nice hotel and location.
May 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ron49 parking
The only compalint I would have is the parking policy. There was no mention of the policy when making the reservation. On the parking pass that you require a signature on it is clearly spelled out that you do not assume any responsiblity for anything, including "guarding your car", when you ask the staff what the charge is for they tell you that there is a guard hired to watch the cars. Which is it? You are charging me for something that says in writing that you are not doing! Do yourself a favor and offer free parking to the people that frequent your establishment.
September 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mort6216 This hotel does not care
Called several times to the hotel and SPG. SPG told me to call the hotel directly. They said they would call me back and it has been 3 weeks and no call back. I will not use this hotel in my future visits to Ventura (6 times per year) and will purposely use a competitor hotel instead as opposed to another SPG property in the area.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pinky43 Special Requests Honored
We want to thank you for providing special needs per our earlier request such as TDD for deaf to use phone, extra lamps to help my wife with NIGHT blind see better and close captions on TV for deaf. Restaurant inside also is good! Thank you
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stacy2013 Great
With a wedding on Friday and lots of traffic, I would have shampooed the carpets on the first floor before everyone got there. It made the lobby smell damp.
Great place to pick up the bus for the fair.
August 12, 2013