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Overlooking Ventura Harbor and less than four miles from downtown Ventura, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort is an ideal location for a Ventura County Coast vacation. My husband and I were taking a road trip to Southern California and planned to use Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor as our home base for exploring the area. We wanted to visit Ventura County like a local and this resort was perfectly situated to meet our needs. The staff was friendly, professional and the hotel is pet-friendly.

Designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor was renovated in 2008 and features 106 guest rooms, many with partial views of the harbor.

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Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Hotel rooms and suites

We were fortunate to stay in the Mainsail Suite, one of two suites at Four Points Ventura Harbor. Rates for the suite ranged from $289 to $341 per night, depending on the season. As this is a business and family-friendly hotel, the suites would be ideal for entertaining clients or a couple traveling with children, as the two room suite can be closed off. Besides the fact that the suite was huge, it featured a view of Ventura Harbor and offered entrance to the large balcony from both the living room and bedroom.

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Mainsail Suite king bed and Ventura Harbor view. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Ventura Harbor views

While most visitors don’t spend much time in their hotel room, it is nice to look out to Ventura Harbor with its beautiful sailboats and bright blue water. Additionally, the Mainsail Suite featured a sofa bed and two bathrooms; another plus for families! We used the two outdoor dining areas for breakfast on the patio and taking in the evening sunset with a glass of wine. It appears that all rooms were well-appointed and included hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Our suite featured a mini fridge, microwave oven, coffee maker with coffee and tea, as well as two complimentary water bottles daily.

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The resort is environmentally-friendly with in-room recycling bins and there is an option to skip daily house keeping and receive a $5 daily credit toward food at Alexander’s Restaurant,so you know I took advantage of that!

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Ventura Harbor view from hotel balcony. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Speaking of the on-site restaurant, Alexander’s Restaurant featured both indoor and outdoor dining options. We checked in on a Sunday afternoon and noticed people on the patio enjoying Sunday Brunch. Read my Insider Tips below for additional details on Sunday brunch.

Alexander’s Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The price for the American breakfast is $12.00.  The hotel also offers a Grab and Go menu for guests who would like something to go from the restaurant.

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Alexander’s Restaurant with Ventura Harbor views.Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Ventura Harbor Resort Amenities

This full-service resort offers an outdoor heated swimming pool and a Frank Lloyd Wright designed hot tub. Additionally, the hotel features tennis courts and a fitness center.

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Heated swimming pool and whirlpool. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Need to know:
Rates range from $139 to $199 depending upon occupancy – suites are higher. Always check the hotel website for current rates, senior and AAA discounts. The property is completely pet-friendly and charges $75 every three days. There are plenty of grassy areas to walk your dog. For other great suggestions for best places to walk your dog in the area read Visit Ventura County Like a Local. There is plenty of parking, but the hotel does charge a fee for overnight parking ($12 parking fee on my visit.) All hotel guests receive complimentary wifi. Marriott Reward or SPG members enjoy plenty of other benefits – just ask.

Check in: 3:00 p.m.

Check out: 12:00 p.m.

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Bike to the beach. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Insider Tip: The Four Points by Sheraton is known for their Champagne Sunday Brunch. For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown and Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort @Sheraton Hotels & Resorts on Instagram and @SPG on Twitter. As of this writing Marriott Rewards and SPG Rewards were merging their hotel rewards program. Guests are able to use combined reward at Marriott, Starwood and Ritz Carlton Hotels.

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If You Go:

Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort (805) 658-1212
1050 Schooner Drive
Ventura, California 93001

Hotel Review Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, YouTube video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. As is typical in the industry, I received a complimentary media stay, however, all opinions are my own.