Clocktower Inn - Ventura

181 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, United States  show map
 3 stars
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Clocktower Inn - Ventura


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool
Spa and relaxation


Spa & wellness center


The classic Clocktower Inn is placed adjacent to the beachfront. The hotel was opened in 1985 and remains an example of original architecture in Ventura ever since.

This hotel is located in a downtown area, just 200 meters from Museum of Ventura County, Oxnard State Beach and Park and Mission San Buenaventura. The property lies within 7 km from the city center.

There are antique shops, boutiques and fairgrounds within a quick reach of the hotel.

The venue is notable for the major location within a 25-minute drive to Cunnamulla airport.


Clocktower Inn offers elegant rooms with rustic décor featuring television, complimentary Wi-Fi, a personal computer, individual climate control and a private balcony. The rooms look on to the park. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Every day a deluxe continental breakfast is served. Guests can dine at El Rey Cantina and Top Hat Burger Palace located within a 5-minute walk of the property.


Business facilities include an exhibition space, a business centre and a meeting room to suit the needs of business travelers.


The hotel provides a swimming pool and a patio to ensure guests enjoy their stay.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   50.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center


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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 16 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 15
Children above
16 years or adults
Extra bed USD 15
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

181 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, United States

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City Center
  • Ventura
    6.4 km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    20.1 km
  • Municipal (SBA)
    52.5 km
Train Stations
  • Ventura Amtrak
    400 m
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Zoey's Cafe (cuisine: Californian)
    20 m
  • Peirano's (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    140 m
  • Ventura Pier and Promenade
    920 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Clocktower Inn photos Room
Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    27 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Internet access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Double

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What's nearby

Train stations

  • Ventura Amtrak300 m


  • Derby Club700 m


  • Ventura County Museum-History100 m
  • Ventura Chamber Music Festival400 m
  • Ventura County Master Chorale4.4 km


  • San Buenaventura State Beach2.3 km
  • Mandalay State Beach2.3 km
  • Emma Wood State Beach2.5 km
  • Hobson Beach Park3.7 km
  • Channel Islands National Park4.8 km
  • Faria Beach Park7.8 km
  • Foster Park7.9 km


  • Knights of Columbus100 m
  • Ventura County Fair700 m
  • Elks Lodge800 m
  • Poinsettia Pavilion4.4 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Center For Studies-Future300 m
  • Student Buy Dot Com Inc400 m
  • LU Ross Academy of Hair Design400 m
  • University of California4.9 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Sunrise Birthing Ctr900 m
  • Ventura Healing Arts Ctr1.8 km
  • Community Memorial Hospital3.7 km
  • Ventura Birth Ctr4.1 km
  • Ventura County Medical Center4.2 km


  • Player's Poker Club1.3 km

Local attractions

  • McGrath State Beach8.1 km
    off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard
  • Oxnard State Beach and Park12.3 km
    Oxnard, CA
  • Carnegie Art Museum14.1 km
    424 South C Street, Oxnard
  • Emma Wood State Beach9.0 km
    Hwy 1, North of Ventura, Ventura
  • Channel Islands Harbor13.7 km
    3810 West Channel Islands Boulevard, Oxnard

Near the hotel

  • Mission San Buenaventura170 m
    225 East Main Street, Ventura
  • Ventura City Hall560 m
    501 Poli St, Ventura
  • Museum of Ventura County - Agriculture Museum1.3 km
    926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula
  • Ventura County Museum of History & Art450 m
    100 East Main Street, Ventura
  • Ventura Pier and Promenade920 m
    750 Harbor Boulevard, Ventura

Restaurants nearby

  • Zoey's Cafe20 m

    Address: 185 E Santa Clara St
    Phone: 805-652-1137

    74% likes this, based on 33 reviews
    Cuisine: Californian
    Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 17

  • Westside Cellar Cafe & Lounge140 m

    Address: 222 E Main St
    Phone: 805-641-3500

    86% likes this, based on 48 reviews

  • Maria Bonita Gourmet Mexican170 m

    Address: 256 E Main St
    Phone: 805-652-0247

    80% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Peirano's140 m

    Address: 204 E Main St
    Phone: (805) 648-4853

    59% likes this, based on 33 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 37

  • Tony's Pizzaria160 m

    Address: 186 E Thompson Blvd
    Phone: 805-643-8425

    68% likes this, based on 43 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Clocktower Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Clocktower Inn

Average guest rating

6.2out of 10
Based on 33 reviews

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Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Group of friends

    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.

  • Couple

    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.

  • Older travelers

    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)

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Couple

    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.

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Couple

    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)

  • Older travelers

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

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Family with children

    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.

  • Couple

    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!

  • Older travelers

    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

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Single

    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

How to reach hotel

hotel Clocktower Inn - Ventura Ventura location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

181 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, United States

Get directions
City Center
  • Ventura
    6.4 km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    20.1 km
  • Municipal (SBA)
    52.5 km
Train Stations
  • Ventura Amtrak
    400 m
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Zoey's Cafe (cuisine: Californian)
    20 m
  • Peirano's (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    140 m
  • Ventura Pier and Promenade
    920 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: