Ventura's Best Hotels Offer Affordable Luxury by the Beach

Looking for some overnight digs in Ventura (or nearby Oxnard)? You've come to the right place! We've rounded up 10 of the best Ventura hotels to help you decide where to stay.

About half an hour south of Santa Barbara - depending on traffic - Ventura is a great place for a family vacation. You'll find great shopping, delicious restaurants and, of course, the beach! Many of these hotels, like the Pierpont, have a view of the ocean or are within walking distance. And others are located close to Ventura's charming downtown and nightlife district. 

Adjacent to Ventura, Oxnard has some nice hotel options, too, so we've peppered a few throughout the list. Oxnard hotels such as the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura will accommodate all of a your needs during your stay. They'll also put you in close proximity to the Camarillo Premium Outlets and set you up for any easy drive into Los Angeles.  

Wherever you choose to stay, you're sure to have your choice of activities in this bustling area with nice people, good food and solid surf. There are a lot of local artists working in the area, so keep your eyes peeled for galleries and shows. Isn't taking home a masterpiece so much better than buying another magnet or shot glass?



A newly renovated contemporary hotel located off the freeway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, not far from Ventura. The Courtyard Oxnard Ventura is minutes from the Channel Islands Harbor and beautiful beaches. It's also very close to the...  Read More



This Holiday Inn Express is the only hotel with a front row view of the scenic Ventura Harbor. The suites on the first floor have floor-to-ceiling windows for a dramatic view of the boats. Guests enjoy a continental breakfast each morning. There...  Read More



Planning a longer stay? Book a room at the Four Points to enjoy laundry facilities, a 24-hour gym, pool and hot tub. Located near the Ventura harbor, many rooms have a scenic view. Park in the hotel lot and leave your car behind. Beach cruiser...  Read More



Located in downtown Ventura, the Best Western makes for a clean, convenient and comfortable stay for any size party. Be close to shopping, nightlife and the historic Majestic Theater, with the Ventura Fairgrounds, harbor and state beaches just...  Read More



For a very literal seaside stay, look no further than the Cliff House Inn. Located on the side of an ocean cliff between Santa Barbara and Ventura, this hotel has private ocean access with fascinating tide pools you can explore at low tide....  Read More

Amanzi Hotel
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Ventura's Amanzi Hotel is located downtown but is not far from the beach. Guests enjoy free high-speed Internet access and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Rooms also have microwaves and mini-fridges, so you can bring your own food or stash...  Read More

Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor
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This hotel overlooks the Channel Islands Harbor marina in Oxnard. Close to Ventura and not far from great beaches and Peninsula Park. Rooms are more than comfortable, some have balconies, and accessible rooms are available for guests with...  Read More



The Ventura Beach Marriott is a very nice hotel that offers an unbeatable location near a variety of attractions including the Channel Islands, Ventura County Fairgrounds and Ventura Beach, with Santa Barbara just a half hour's drive away. Guest...  Read More



Crowne Plaza is the only large, beachfront hotel in Ventura. Charmingly, each room has its own balcony with an ocean view. This hotel has a great pool, on-site restaurant, bar, gym, room service and affordable vacation packages, making it ideal...  Read More



The historic Pierpont Inn is the oldest hotel in Ventura (and quite possibly the most fabulous as well). The original owner, Josephine Pierpont, opened it in 1910, partly in an effort to accommodate those traveling in the new "horseless...  Read More


Meet Geneva Ives

Geneva Ives moved to Santa Barbara in 2000 on a whim (ok, and to go to college) and never looked back. She loves Santa Barbara because it’s really one of America’s greatest small towns - it...  More About Geneva