2019 Renovations and Openings


The California Coastal Cities of Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo Announce Major Hotel Renovations, New Property Developments, and Many More Upgrades and Restorations Currently in the Works Across the Region

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.  (May 29, 2019) — Ventura County Lodging Association (VCLA) and Ventura County Coast tourism organization report a significant uptick in hotel renovations, new hotels in the works, new restaurant openings and major tourist attraction improvement projects. It has been reported across the region that 7 hotels have just completed or are currently undergoing renovations; and at least 6 new hotels are coming soon, which will result in nearly 1,000 additional rooms.

Known as an under-the-radar and budget-friendly coastal destination located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara at the start of the Central Coast, Ventura County Coast’s cities are significantly expanding its property offerings so travelers will have more incentives to visit and more choices to stay and play Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo and Port Hueneme.

Hotel News – Renovations

Ventura Beach Marriott recently completed extensive renovations to their rooms, meeting space, and lobby. Major renovations included deluxe king rooms with luxury linens, refrigerators and sleeper sofas; new bathroom design and state-of-the-art technology; plus complete lobby overhaul which will transform into a sun-drenched mezzanine event space. “With this new renovation we are looking to deliver a more elevated, yet comfortable, hotel experience that our visitors will love,” said Shannon Hillygus, General Manager at Ventura Beach Marriott. (Ventura)

Forty new guest rooms are in completion at the waterfront Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel located at Ventura Harbor. The new suites feature stunning harbor and sailboat views, a walking Promenade on the waterfront just 4 minutes to dining, shopping and entertainment at Ventura Harbor Village, and a 10 minute walk to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center and trips to the Channel Islands with Island Packers. Victor Dollar, a Senior Vice President for Brighton Management, which owns and manages the hotel, states “the new waterfront rooms will bring Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor Resort to 109 the total number of rooms available at the hotel.” (Ventura)

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach recently completed interior renovations including entire rooms and meeting rooms along with an entire modernization of elevators. Exterior renovation plans will begin soon with new balconies, swimming pool area and long-awaited hotel spa. (Ventura)

Pierpont Inn is currently working to stabilize the foundation of the historic lodge built in 1910 before moving forward with the rest of the renovation. Guests can currently enjoy all room types and will still experience top-tier service with minimal construction impact. The historic hotel boasts 81 craftsman style cottages and suites; and includes landscaping, rose garden and scenic ocean bluff. The hotel is focused on completing the long-term renovation very soon. (Ventura)

Courtyard by Marriott Camarillo just completed a room and lobby renovation in January 2018; the new décor has a modern twist with guests comfort and convenience in mind. Bistro had a revamp in March with a new menu in place. (Camarillo)

Coming Soon this Spring: the new Fairfield Inn by Marriott Camarillo, previously Holiday Inn Express. (Camarillo)

Residence Inn by Marriott Camarillo was fully renovated in 2018 to include luxurious bedding, flat-panel TVs, ergonomic workstations and more!

Best Western Camarillo renovations for 58 rooms were recently completed.. (Camarillo)

New Hotels + Property Developments

New hotel: Newly opened Waypoint Ventura offers 16 vintage airstream trailers plus modern amenities right on the beach. Reservations will include bikes. (Ventura)

Coming Soon: Residence Inn on South Seaward Avenue. (Ventura).

Coming Soon: Hyatt House is coming to the Channel Islands Harbor featuring an all-suite hotel with waterfront views for extended stays with approx. 215 rooms and 5,000 square feet of meeting space. (Oxnard)

Coming Soon: Two hotels, both Marriott hotel brands are in the works at the Oxnard River Park location. When complete, they will be Townplace Suites and Springhill Suites, both visible from the Highway 101. Both will be four-story buildings with 120 rooms each. (Oxnard)  

Scheduled to open in early spring, 2020, Mian Plaza & Conference Center is the newest lodging and conference center development to arrive in Camarillo. A development by the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, this property will feature two new Hilton chain hotels totaling 277 rooms, a 17,500 sq ft conference center, 10,000 sq ft of retail space and 15,000 sq ft. of restaurant space. Aimed for completion in late 2019, this lodging destination will be the perfect meeting space for small to medium-sized conferences. (Camarillo)

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About Ventura County Lodging Association

“Ventura County Coast” is a tourism brand encompassing the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo and Port Hueneme. The brand is administered by the Ventura County Lodging Association (VCLA), a membership organization comprised of more than 60 lodging organizations (hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, RV resorts) and destination marketing organizations seeking to attract overnight business and leisure visitors to the region. For more information, visit VenturaCountyCoast.com. Follow Ventura County Coast on Facebook (VenturaCountyCoast), Twitter (@VisitVCCoast) and Instagram (@VisitVCCoast).