Clocktower Inn - Ventura

181 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA, United Statesshow map
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GoodBased on  33 reviews
Overview

Clocktower Inn is located adjacent to a local beach. Clocktower Inn has welcomed guests in Ventura since 1985.

A beautiful setting within 5 minutes' walk of Ventura Amtrak train station offers fast access to Westmont College, which is 39 km away. The property is set within 7 km distance from Ventura city center.

Clocktower Inn is set close to antique shops, boutiques and fairgrounds.

Clocktower Inn is 30 minutes drive away from Cunnamulla airport.

Rooms

The elegant rooms at Clocktower Inn come with complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, TV, a private balcony and a personal computer. Clocktower Inn offers rooms with the park view. Bathrooms are appointed with a hairdryer, a bidet and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe continental breakfast is served daily. Offering various dining options, Peirano's and Tony's Pizzaria are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

The hotel offers cars for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

Clocktower Inn provides cots and a kids' club for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Derby ClubDerby Club2300 ft
Ventura County Museum-HistoryVentura County Museum-History400 ft
Ventura Chamber Music FestivalVentura Chamber Music Festival1400 ft
Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus400 ft
Elks LodgeElks Lodge2700 ft
Center For Studies-FutureCenter For Studies-Future1000 ft
LU Ross Academy of Hair DesignLU Ross Academy of Hair Design1400 ft
Student Buy Dot Com IncStudent Buy Dot Com Inc1400 ft
Sunrise Birthing CtrSunrise Birthing Ctr3000 ft
Mission San BuenaventuraMission San Buenaventura600 ft225 East Main Street
Ventura County Museum of History & Art Ventura County Museum of History & Art 500 ft100 E Main St
Ventura City HallVentura City Hall2000 ft501 Poli St
SpiceTopiaSpiceTopia1900 ft576 E Main St
Ema's HerbsEma's Herbs2500 ft695 E Main St
Bank of BooksBank of Books2800 ft748 E Main St
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Zoey's CafeZoey's Cafe100 ft185 E Santa Clara St
Peirano'sPeirano's500 ft204 E Main St
Westside Cellar Cafe & LoungeWestside Cellar Cafe & Lounge500 ft222 E Main St
Tony's PizzariaTony's Pizzaria600 ft186 E Thompson Blvd
Maria Bonita Gourmet MexicanMaria Bonita Gourmet Mexican600 ft256 E Main St
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Hobson Beach ParkHobson Beach Park2.3 mi
Channel Islands National ParkChannel Islands National Park3.0 mi
Faria Beach ParkFaria Beach Park4.8 mi
Foster ParkFoster Park4.9 mi
Poinsettia PavilionPoinsettia Pavilion2.7 mi
University of CaliforniaUniversity of California3.0 mi
Ventura Healing Arts CtrVentura Healing Arts Ctr1.1 mi
Ventura Birth CtrVentura Birth Ctr2.5 mi
Player's Poker ClubPlayer's Poker Club4300 ft
Ventura Pier and PromenadeVentura Pier and Promenade3100 ft750 Harbor Boulevard, Ventura
Rubicon Theatre CompanyRubicon Theatre Company4000 ft1006 East Main Street, Ventura
The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National ParkThe Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park2.8 mi1901 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura Harbor VillageVentura Harbor Village3.3 mi1583 Spinnaker Dr
Olivas AdobeOlivas Adobe4.0 mi4200 Olivas Park Dr Harbor area
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Getting around
Airports
Ventura (OXR)7.5 mi
Cunnamulla (CMA)12.5 mi
Train
Ventura Amtrak1400 ft
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Reviews
6.2
GoodBased on  33  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
4.0
Rooms
  • 6.2
    Good

    It is conveniently located to the downtown shopping area. The staff is helpful. The bed was comfortable.

    The Bar next door was too loud and made it difficult to sleep before 2:30am. Parking was inadequate... We had to park on the street about 100 yards from the hotel. We had stayed here in the past and our sense is that the owners have allowed the place to deteriorate. (The toilet seat cover was broken; the carpet was worn (patches of carpet were missing in the closet) and we felt that we had to keep our shoes on because the carpet felt dirty.) The complimentary breakfast was out of regular coffee and decaf, as well as sweet rolls, so we skipped it.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Easy to walk to the beach and the excellent downtown restaurants. Beautiful old California style, the staff was the best I have ever experienced, beautiful gardens, happy hour was fun and friendly. I'll be back.

    Two very small east fixes: The toilet seat was clean, but old and badly stained. Should be replaced. And the balcony could have been cleaner, maybe a coat of paint and some hanging plants.

  • 6.2
    Good

    I liked the room, tiny private patio, jacuzzi, location.

    I didn't like that they thought I had canceled my reservation, which I didn'T. They didn't have a room for me until 11pm, check in was supposed to be at 3 and for my 8 hour inconvenience they only gave me ten bucks off.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The first impression gained at any hotel is that given by the reception staff. This hotel was badly served by the receptionist who appeared to be engaged with other thoughts and didn't really seem interested in our presence.The room was very dark due to over hanging trees and even with the light on, did not present a welcoming feeling. When I asked about an ice bucket and water glasses, I was taken on a tour of other guest rooms to collect these items. The stay was topped off by some other guests who were drunk and noisy at 2am. I definitely would advise anyone to look elsewhere (unless you're desperate as we were on a holiday weekend)

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    The coffee

    One first site this place looked intriguing. From the moment we walked in, I was totally disappointed. One person manning the desk, no help in site.They did have one creaky old luggage rack and I mean one. The elevator smelled from mildew ( we took the stairs until we had to bring down our luggage). The room was ok, but you could see the dust flying in the light from the window back light. The great American breakfast consisted on reheated microwaved eggs, what seemed to be boiled sausage. One toaster, some small danish and Eggo waffles. The coffee was good, but they ran out. It was as if there were only 4 people staying there & they didn't care. The person manning the food was also cleaning the bathrooms, which did not give me the warm & fuzzies. The tv was from the 80's with a very poor picture and no menu or guide. The heater sort of worked. The shower was weak and would run cold if someone used any water anywhere. They left one towel and when I called for extras, they said they had them at the desk, I asked if I was supposed to come down naked and get one, they reluctantly brought more up, but amusingly there were 2 sets on the second day. It shares the property with a very nice park, but there are a bunch of homeless there. Would I recommend this to anyone? Not on my life, unless it was a last resort and there was nothing else available. A total thumbs down....except for the love of my life being there with me, made it tolerable.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    This location was close to downtown Ventura.

    There was no remote control for the TV, there was no shampoo in the room and we didn't get a morning wake up call as previously requested.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Good location- short walk to the beach.

    Dingy dark room and furnishings. Tiny pool. Small area to sit outside room but too dark to sit there- no sun at all.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Loved the whole wknd!(our first anniversary!)! It was lovely. We liked the vintage feel, the quaint room, the wine at night, breakfast in the am, close to downtown(the Mission), & the beach.

    The staff seemed a little slow, as in, not eager or jumping to our aid, and clueless of the area. The desk attendant had never heard of yelp... Even though they are local they didn't know what to recommend (restaurants etc)

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Spa condemed by county health dept. for over a onth and not repaired.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Its location was great, right next to the Mission and Main St. and two blocks from the beach. The motel looks very nice as well.

    Sleeping was tough, the bed was very uncomfortable.

  • 6.2
    Good

    great central location, short walk to the Ventura Fair; nice jacuzzi

    The receptionist: she first checked us into a room that had not been serviced (even though we arrived in the evening). She then checked us into a second room in which the key did not work (she admitted to programming the wrong room number onto the key). Next she told us the restaurant would give us 10% off since we were guests. After we got our bill the server told us the discount only applies during happy hour -- something the hotel receptionist did NOT say.

  • 6.2
    Good

    I liked the location & the friendly staff. Loved the old feel to the place.

    The room was not very clean. There were glass cups of alcohol left out on the balcony along with some smoking butts. I dont drink or smoke so it was just disgusting to have to clean it up. We were tierd and had aleady removed some clothes to hang or I would have requested another room.The sheet on our bed was not a fitted sheet so we would wake up with the brown dirty mattress showing. When we booked the room were told there was a fire place in our room. That was not the case. Water pressure not so good, but hotel is old so it's understandable. Jacuzzi smelled & looked like it hadn't been cleaned in who knows how long. That was very upsetting! Jacuzzi is a main must have when I book a room anywhere. Our sink clogged at night and no maintenance was on staff around 9pm. I had to brush my teeth and wash my face over the tub. Wifi costing extra these days! That is just insane!

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Very surprised that you do not take care of your property!!! Room was musty smelling, rugs were filthy, wall were dirty, bed was terrible, bath room was moldy and falling apart!! No Internet and no parking! How can you stay in business? It was Unbelievable!!!! No frig or microwave! And the maids came in the room when the sign said Do Not Disturd!! Can't read or what? We only stayed until we got another room! What a awful place! To bad since it is in the Old Town! Hope everyone heeds the warning! Don't stay here !!! July 2012

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The staff was friendly and tried to be helpful with all the things that were so terribly wrong there.

    We ordered a smoking room with balcony (a "deluxe" queen); it wasn't a smoking room, it didn't have a balcony and it was tiny. And it was seriously the most uncomfortable mattress I've ever slept on in my life; I had to recover physically the next day from the mattress. Also, we were supposed to have internet in our room for an extra fee, which I was willing to pay, but the internet didn't work; so . . . they said there was wireless in the lobby, but . . . The internet didn't work there either!!! So . . . the prime reasons I booked it in the first place were not there, not working. And the "free breakfast" didn't even have fresh fruit. And the room was a dump. To say they definitely cut costs there is a vast understatement. And . . . I've never written a negative review in my life; just hoping to save someone else the pain of staying there.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Decor was charming. Definately has potential to be darling but very dirty.

    Very dirty-windows, carpet, walls walkways strewn with branches, leaves. Very wrinkled sheets

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  33 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ventura (OXR)7.5 mi
Cunnamulla (CMA)12.5 mi
Train
Ventura Amtrak1400 ft
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