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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Displeased Stinky and rude
The smell from the local sewage plant was awful early in the morning. Disgusting. Additionally, When my grandchildren, 23 and 10 went to the restaurant to redeem their complimentary breakfast they were told Sunday morning, at 9:40am it was too late. The 10 year old said Äwww"and was told "TOO BAD!". They were not offered room service, or even a piece of toast. Some service! I will never use this hotel, any affiliates and will spread the word far and wide. The front desk offered no help, either.Treat me bad is one thing, to treat a child that way says a lot about a facility.
March 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Christoph Hotel better than service
A fine hotel but service is weak and not well organized. We intended to use this hotel as a base for Santa Barbara since it is the closest SPG hotel. The home page offers a shuttle to the Amtrak station in Ventura, depending on availability. That did not work well. We reserved the shuttle by phone with plenty of notice and still had to wait 20 min on a chilly evening. Another time we took a cab after the shuttle did not turn up and we were told to wait another 15 min. Of 4 trips to the station, one was fine. As a saving grace, the Sales Manager stepped in and brought us to the station on our last day. She is genuinely trying to improve the customer service in regard to the shuttle. For her efforts alone I might consider staying here again.
September 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by krispferd Great Location, Smelly A/C System
This was our first time staying at the Four Points, and it was a really nice hotel with a great location on Ventura Harbor. The rooms were clean and updated with very spacious bathrooms. My only complaint was that the air conditioner was very loud and every time it would come on, there was a very strong odor that reminded me of stale urine. We notified the hotel staff of this when we checked out, but probably should have done so earlier. I was surprised that the system was controlled directly on the unit (which seemed too small for the room), rather than on a wall thermostat like most high end hotels. This wasn't anything serious, just an observation. Overall, the rooms were comfortable and clean and I would stay there again.
October 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Docmagi Poor Customer Service
First it took 4 phone calls to book the room. I provided a credit card but wanted to pay cash. They precharged my credit card when I asked them not to and told me even after paying cash that the charge would just go away later. There is a lot of confusion over the parking because they say they charge but no tickets. The rooms are ok and the regular staff are polite and helpful. Desk personnel I cannot say the same for though and management seem a little putout at times. I would recommend spending the money somewhere else if on vacation or wanting to relax.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darth76 Great staff.
Bernice (desk agent) took good care of me and as always made my stay even more enjoyable. I have stayed at the 4 points Ventura many times and have never had a bad experience. Highly recommended!
November 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Empress Check-in lack of care
I had the opportunity to stay at your hotel checking-in Saturday Sept. 29, 2012. The purpose of my stay was for a wedding. My room was adjoined to the bride's room who was able to check-in before 3pm. I arrived around 2:00 & was told my room would be ready by 3:00. At 5, I still did not have a room. Because of this error on the hotel staff's part, knowing I was part of the wedding party, the rehearsal was an hour late. At about 4:30 when I returned to the desk to check on the room status, two employees were in the back room ignoring myself and other customers. There was 1 person handling the registration desk. At check-out the only accommodation I was offered for the inconvenience your staff caused was 1 night of parking comped.
October 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NoMicrowave Microwave In Room
The only thing that was a complete stress for me was that I had called ahead asking for a microwave, at an extra charge, be in my room upon checkin. The rep said it was noted in my account and I felt everything would be fine. NOT! I got there and no microwave and feeling really upset because I had called ahead and never told that it was on a first come first serve basis. Needed a microwave to warm milk to give my grandson medicine and not able to. If I was told it was a first come first serve basis I would have brought one from home. Dissapointed.
July 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisneyD Bring a warm blanket for those cold nights
Stayed at the Ventura Harbor Resort on a short trip from LA to Santa Barbara in early December. Despite the efforts of the hotel management to employ Energy Efficiency measures with the key card, our room was poorly insulated and the wall heater did not work. Despite turning it on to full heat, it continue to spew out cold air. We ultimately decided to bundle up since it was too late to call the facility staff. Also bad was the hotel check in. After waiting for 10 minutes to check in while the desk clerk was attending to another guest was a ton of questions, he finally asked if I was checking in and then proceeded to call the hotel manager from behind a wall. Not the Preferred Guest treatment I was expecting as a Gold Card member.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by malibuls The Hotel Was Great
Our impression with the hotel was a 5 Star Experience.
Everybody was exceptionally friendly.
The food was outstanding and the restaurant's menu was priced very reasonable. We went out to a very expensive restaurant for dinner Friday night and we were disappointed by the wait staff, the food was okay etc.
When we come back to Southern California and the Ventura area we will definitely stay at your hotel. We will also recommend your hotel to our friends.
Thank-you for making our Sons of the American Revolution Spring Meeting an exceptional experience.
April 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jeff999 Front staff ignored complaint
Kids at Jacuzzi, reported to front desk and waited in lobby. Woman told us kids were allowed at discretion of manager. After waiting about 10 minutes, siting in lobby with our towels in plain view of woman we reported problem to, found out she had done nothing about it. Manager finally took care of this and informed us it was NOT at discretion of parents, children are NOT allowed in Jacuzzi.
Shower was not properly cleaned.
Room next door was very loud for several hours, with small children also.
September 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GK777 Bad SPG Hotel
This hotel needs major improvement. Staff and infrastructure.
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Williamson Clean, but older hotel
The Sheraton is a clean, but older hotel. The staff has always been friendly each time we have stayed there.
Plus, location, location, location.
Minus, non disclosed $10 per day fee to park and no off site parking. Key system always has glitches.
November 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tacodave A few details need addressing
Our room was beautiful, spacious and the view of the harbor was really nice. The parking was atrocious, because of an event, they didn't have enough sense to block some parking for guests and I was forced to park in another property. When I asked the staff apologized. The Wifi never worked and there was no assistance offered other than an engineer is looking into it. Those two details made the visit frustrating and not enjoyable. I'm sure a competent manager could have avoided both problems with a little concern for their guests.
April 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sher32Hal Best Front Desk Customer Service
Couldn't have had a better experience with all of the staff. They always went above and beyond in helping us with anything that we needed.
We even decided to stay an extra night due to the beautiful location of the Hotel and friendly staff.
November 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SPGGoldMike Room was musty.
Open door and window and could not reduce deodorizer smell. Turning on fan helped, but fan was noisy. Second night better than first. Did mention to front desk when they called, but they did not seem to care. Guess I should have complained louder and had room changed, but we busy with other aspects of our travel.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harr The room was lovely and the staff couldn't have been any nicer.
My boyfriend and I checked in the hotel for our anniversary. He is ill and this was going to be a special time for us. We had to check out earlier then expected and the staff was so compassionate, helpful, and understanding. Sylvia at the front desk was wonderful. The woman that would be cleaning our room also did her job above and beyond her duties. Our room was beautiful and looked brand new. The grounds were very nice with paths going from the hotel around to the enclosed hot tub and then windng around to the pool.
April 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jarhead Average but good stay
I was expecting a higher end stay. The pool was made to look bigger than it actually is. The tennis and basketball courts are in need of renovation. Based on the website, I expected a nicer and neater hotel. It wasn't bad overall but not what I expected of a Sheraton hotel. What the grounds lacked in attraction, was made up by the superb staff on deck. If I was to return to this hotel in its present condition, it would only be because of Sylvia, Wendy, Annette and the rest of the awesome staff.
August 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by betweencp54 too bad....
I visited your hotel on the weekend.
I did not provide information that is not heater at check-in.
So, while we sleep, it was very cold.
Baby also very cold further, there is a slight cold right now.
It is believed that energy saving is good, but how do explain to a more detailed description and function to the customer, and good.
And in the refrigerator, intense stench was very used to be.
It took my sister and my family, but it was very uncomfortable.
I want to improve all the visit at the time of the next.
June 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by GK777 Worst SPG Hotel
This hotel is the least hospitable.
November 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Just1Nit Green Hotel not Green when its dark in the room
Installed electicity reduction green light swtiches (that did not function properly). As a consequence the room was so dark I could not read the numberous marketing pages placed all over the room telling me how green they are.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tucsonan Ventura adventure
We stayed in Ventura because we wanted to stay in a Starwood property, and it was the closest to our business meeting in Santa Barbara. We were also fleeing from Arizona's July heat. We were not disappointed. Breakfast in the restaurant was a very pleasant surprise! It was excellent food for a reasonable price. The property is a little old but nicely refurbished. Plumbing in the room was not perfect. The location was great for us. We enjoyed our short stay.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jillian Very convenient location, attentive staff
As with so many of the Four Points, this hotel has been a conversion from another brand to the Sheraton Group, which at times can be hit and miss depending upon the age of the hotel. Our room was well appointed, loved the balcony area facing the marina. Staff was attentive and recognized my SPG membership with a few extras, free drinks at the bar. Although dining room was practically empty, the food was well prepared with generous servings. I would recommend this hotel to friends.
August 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ZIGGYandLOLLIPOP Clean and Comfortable
My husband and I spent a couple of nights and were pleasantly surprised after reading some other reviews on trip advisor. We enjoyed walks around the harbor and the shops and restaurants on the other side. This hotel is not fancy and does not have a lot of bling but as my title states is clean, comfortable and well maintained. Not too far from Santa Barbara and more affordable.
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Duvbear Dated and Shabby
We were surprised this hotel is an SPG property. Super helpful and friendly staff burdened with propping up a grungy property that is 20 years late for renovation. The one meal we had featured canned fruit juice and carboard tasting pastry. Good choice foe a safe stay on your way to someplace better. The staff, community and SPG clients deserve better.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sangredeltoro94 Pleasant Stay and Location
My colleague and I stayed at this location for work purposes. Unfortunately, it was for only one mid-week night.
The staff were welcoming and very pleasant to talk to.
The rooms were very satisfactory: great sized king bed rooms and upgraded bathroom facilities.
My colleague also gave high marks for the pillows as they were very soft and comfortable.
Location was right by the docks and they provide bicycle rentals ($10/hour or $25/day) and within 5-10 minute walking distance to the Marketplace.
Wednesday evenings featured a free local beer taste with mini bbq sandwiches and jalapeno poppers. It was a filling offering and the featured beer (served in 1/2 pint glasses) was a tasty pale ale froma local brewer.
We had a very pleasant evening and wished we could have made it a weekend trip instead. I will be looking forward to staying there again.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Judy38 Loved the view
Have stayed here several times and love the facility and location. Also enjoyed our meals in Alexander's Restaurant.
October 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Guitarlover67 Staff Assitance
Th front desk wrote the wrong Internet access code on a paper slip. When I requested clarification the supervisor refused to agree that it was written wrong. She tried to imply that I did not know how to use my phone.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Susana72 Rooms are Updated and Cozy - Restaurant surprisingly really good
The rooms were very nice. Beds (like all (SPG) were very comfy. The grounds are beautiful. Outdoor heated pool even in March. Biggest surprise was how good and affordable (for a hotel) the food was at the restaurant. We ate breakfast and dinner there with 5 other people and all thoroughly enjoyed both meals. Didn't expect it because it looks kind of coffee shop-ish. Rib-eye for $22.95 with a salad, rosemary potatoes and vegies was a great deal...
March 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cgwynne Nice location and nice view.
We stay at this hotel quite frequently. This time however I wanted to take a nap and our room had not been cleaned by 3 PM so I did not want fall asleep and have housekeeping knock on the door after I fell asleep. After a few request one of the housekeeper came finally.
October 8, 2013