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4.2 out of 5

"This property is great if you’re looking for walkable access to the beach and surrounding shops and restaurants. The hotel is a bit dated, and it was ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 30 Aug 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near San Buenaventura Mission

Downtown Ventura stay

You'll be steps from San Buenaventura Mission and within a 10-minute walk of Ventura County Fairgrounds with a stay at this Downtown Ventura hotel. Ventura Pier and Emma Wood State Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like on-the-go breakfast and free self parking.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Classic Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$139* Per night/room Sep 26 - Sep 27

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Superior King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Classic Two Queen)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Signature Fireplace King with Patio o)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (Classic 2 Double)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Clocktower Inn Ventura ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clocktower Inn Ventura

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (3)
4 out of 5
This property is great if you’re looking for walkable access to the beach and surrounding shops and restaurants. The hotel is a bit dated, and it was inconvenient that the hot tub was shut down during the busiest day (and maybe their busiest weekend). Overall, I would stay again for the right price.

Posted by , from Prescott Valley on Aug 30, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from WOODSTOCK on Oct 16, 2021

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5 out of 5
Walking distance from food and shopping.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021

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5 out of 5
The location was great for our purposes. Staff was super friendly and accommodating whenever possible. Breakfasts included warm sausage eggs, and potatoes among other uncooked options.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 5, 2020 by GM-Brett

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, I'm so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at the Clocktower Inn Ventura.

5 out of 5
I loved the fact that we didn’t arrive until 2:30 in the morning and Ms. Janet (I believe that was the woman’s name...) greeted us with a smile and was very sweet. I thank her very much for her hospitality! There was nothing unpleasant about our stay.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great place to stay. Right in the middle of everything in Ventura. First time here, I’ll definitely be back!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 15, 2019 by Luisa-Front Desk Manager

Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure that I had the opportunity to welcome you to Ventura and The Clocktower Inn, we look forward to your next stay with us.

3 out of 5
There is no parking for this Hotel.The fair is going on so Parking is practically obsolete.Not good!No fridge or microwave in rooms.Jacuzzi Broken.Not a fun trip

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 15, 2019 by GM

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! I would like to extend my sincerest apology that you had issue with parking during your stay, we are currently working with the city to make sure this does not happen while the fair is in town. Thank you again for your time. Best Wishes, Brett Thomas

4 out of 5

Place is Nice

Pros: The hotel itself is gorgeous, perfect location to downtown Ventura, has free Wi-Fi and cable
This place is very cute and adorable. The rooms were nice, it's like being in a California Mission! The balcony was awesome, but it did have a lot of bird poop on the floor and beams. If you step around it though it was nice to sit on the balcony. There is a bar near the hotel that plays music which you can faintly hear until later in the night. If that would bother you, just ask to be on the West side of the hotel. To be honest, it isn't too bad, and enjoyable to hear in the background. The bed is a more on the hard side, which for me who loves soft SOFT SOFT beds, wasn't too enjoyable. The atrium is cute and the lobby is absolutely gorgeous. The front desk guy in the morning/afternoon isn't too helpful, but the lady later on is very sweet and nice, she was VERY helpful! All in all, I really enjoyed staying here and all these issues are minor compared to the nice stay. The hotel is blocks from the beach and right near Downtown Ventura, so you can walk to all these amazing places! The hotel is a little pricey, but it was a lovely stay.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Apr 14, 2017

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2 out of 5

Clock Tower Inn

Pros: We did like the proximity to the freeway and to Ojai, where we had been visiting. Also, the desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: The property needs a good overhaul of planted and patio areas and the rooms need to be refurbished.
Location: The Ventura mission is nearby as well as old historic Ventura. The beach and pier are also nearby.
We recently stayed one night at the Clock Tower Inn in Ventura, CA. We had stayed there 20 years ago when it opened in the 1990's and it was a very nice, clean hotel. Unfortunately, time has not been so kind to the property. The lobby was nicely furnished, very large and inviting. The desk staff was also very friendly and helpful. The rooms, however, were just marginal. The rugs were had not been cleaned near the baseboards, there was a water bottle lid scattered on the floor, the end table lamp was partially dismanteled when we arrived and the room smelled musty. There were absolutely the bare minimum of amentities such as shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Our room did not even have the full compliment of bathroom towels. The matresses were not exceedingly comfortable however, the beds were cozy with a fluffy comforter on each. Our room was on the first floor, which looked out onto a public park where folks were staying for the night. Our windows had upper and lower safety locks which we had to employ as they were not in the locked position when we arrived. Also, the safety lock on the room door was sheared off completely.

Posted by , from San Pedro, CA on Nov 26, 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A vending machine, multilingual staff, and a fireplace in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Clocktower Inn Ventura. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Ventura hotel is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Ventura Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clocktower Inn Ventura offers 50 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Blue Agave Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Clocktower Inn Ventura
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.