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Courtyard Ventura Simi Valley

191 Cochran Street Simi Valley, CA 93065
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805-915-5000 Not applicable
January 2014 All year
$100-199 Simi Valley California
Website Lodging Mid-range Hotels
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The Courtyard Ventura Simi Valley is a mid-tier hotel with 4 floors, 91 rooms and 6 suites. The hotel was built in 2005, is nonsmoking, and does not accept pets. The Courtyard is located next to a freeway and is nearby a Wal-Mart. Parking is free.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, an outdoor seating area with a fire pit, and a small workout room. There are also guest computers. All the rooms have small refrigerators, and the hotel can provide a microwave upon request. Dining options within walking distance include a sports bar and a Chili's. If you are looking for something more casual, there's a Subway and McDonald’s too. The nearby area was commercial in nature, clean and modern. The Ronald Reagan Library is 10 minutes away by car.

Arriving here very late on a Friday night meant getting to bed as soon as possible was priority number one. The front desk clerk was upbeat, helpful and courteous. Also, front desk service in the morning was professional and pleasant, so the Courtyard gets high marks for service. The room was generally solid with a few minor criticisms. Traffic noise was noticeable as the room faced the freeway, so if you are noise sensitive ask for a room on the opposite side of the highway. Also, the room’s AC/heater was the old fashioned type with controls on the unit itself rather than a dial control mounted on the wall. The temperature outside was cool at night and warmer in the morning, so one had to choose AC, heat, or fan only. Going with the fan seemed like the best option, but the room was a bit stuffy in the morning as a result. The bed was slightly lumpy and about average in comfort but being dog tired that night, it did not matter much. On the plus side, the room was clean, bathroom controls worked properly, and the hotel was quiet. All things considered, the stay was good, and a future visit would be considered favorably. A basic room costs around $120 on the weekend and $180 during the week.
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