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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights there and came home completely recharged. The unit has everything you need. We brought nothing except beach towels. The office has extras such as beach chairs, dvds, books. VONS is nearby. After 3 nights they were suppose to puck up trasg but did not. This was a relatively small omition, the reating is still "excellent".

Thank First_Advice
GPR S, Guest Relations Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear First_Advice, We are happy to hear you had a relaxing stay with us! Please visit us again soon. Kind regards, Jennifer More 

1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My vacation was spent in a one-bedroom condo that was clean, well-equipped, modern, and peaceful. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and if I needed something, it was delivered to me immediately. While I didn't participate in the resort activities, I did see others participating and enjoying themselves. The ocean was less than a block away, and I had... More 

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GPR S, Guest Relations Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear Diane B, Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope you choose us again as your next vacation destination! Kind regards, Jennifer More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

CIS was a great find for our type of resort-quaint, small, non-commercial, convenient to a deserted beach, wonderful park with playground for children & great restaurants. Most condos have a hot tub on patio as well as a gas grill. Don't think units have AC, but not sure. It was very cool, sunny & breezy during the last week of... More 

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GPR S, Guest Relations Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear chksing, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our peaceful beach location. We hope you choose to stay with us again in the near future! Kind regards, Jennifer More 

Coalinga, California
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75 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This unit was perfect for a stay by the beach. Not luxurious, but clean and comfortable with nice extras. The unit was a bit dated but had all the conveniences including regular sized fridge, stove, and microwave. It is a timeshare condo with place settings, dining table, cooking utensils, etc. The living room had a pull out sofa bed and... More 

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GPR S, Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear Rachel R, Thank you so much for your detailed review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Jennifer More 

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find this nice, clean and quiet gem while in town for a wedding. Two story with two master bedrooms upstairs. Kitchen, family room, bathroom, washer & dryer downstairs. Bonus was the hot tub on the patio. We will definitely come back!

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GPR S, Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear Shari M, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our beach location! We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Jennifer More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Enjoyed my stay at Channel Islands Resort, and hope to go back again. 1 BR condo (upstairs, over the garages) was spacious, clean, comfortable, and well stocked with linens, kitchen supplies, etc. Hot tub on the deck was lovely! Very clean and pleasant to sit out under the stars and listen to the waves hit the shore. This is a... More 

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GPR S, Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear MarieGrace, Thank you for your review! The CIS team was thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations! We strive to make everyone that stays with us feel welcome and valued so thank you so much for the positive feedback. We truly appreciate your kind words. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon!Kind regards, Jennifer More 

Oxnard, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Our family of 6 stayed here multiple times this year. If you want a home instead of a hotel room (at the same cost as a hotel room!!), with laundry and hot tubs and multiple bathrooms and super clean and quality amenities, this is the place to be. It is also about 30 seconds to walk to the beach. Unbelievable.

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GPR S, Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear RhondaH6, Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you loved our beach location! We hope to see you and your family again soon. Kind regards, Jennifer More 

Oceanside, California
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80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Only stayed 1 night, passing through... too short! Smaller complex, all units open up/face interior gated courtyard. Nice quiet neighborhood. My unit 1317, was a 2 bedroom, 2 story unit, very comfortable. ( one comment, not a complaint.. would suggest brighter lights/wattage in the bathrooms!) I look forward to my next, longer stay, when I am in that area again!

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GPR S, Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear BarbB2000, Thank you for your review! We agree that one night is definitely too short of a stay to truly enjoy our beach location and spacious rooms. We are in the process of changing out all our lights to LED lighting so hopefully you will have better lighting in the bathrooms during your next stay. We hope you come... More 

Stilwell, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Agree with many reviews - this is a nice, friendly, clean place practically on the beach. We truly enjoyed our stay here. Even though I wasn't impacted by this, my main concern relates to their website not having any details around a 15% cancellation fee - regardless of when you cancel your reservation. I only learned about it after I... More 

Thank Donna H
GPR S, Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear Donna H, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken your cancellation policy suggestion and have asked our website team to make the rules clearer during the online reservation process. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon! Kind regards, Jennifer More 

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84 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We love this place! It's actually our home resort in our timeshare, but we never seem to get here. So glad we did this year! The place has been remodeled and there's lots of new stuff, even new furniture. The units have private jacuzzis in each, which is very nice. The kitchens are well appointed and the wifi has been... More 

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GPR S, Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this review

Dear Benizziranch, Thank you so much for your review! We love our owners and we are so excited you stayed with us for your owner use week this year! We agree that the new furnishings are beautiful and comfy. We plan to continuously improve on our already amazing resort! We look forward to you and your family coming back to... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Channel Island Shores is quaint destination for vacationers wanting a relaxing seaside escape in a quiet residential setting. Located half a block from the beach and with views of the Channel Islands, this charming resort with a beach house feel is within steps of white, sandy beaches and refreshing ocean surf. This Oxnard beach vacation resort features amenities such as private patios, many with Jacuzzi Spas and Barbeques, spectacular ocean views, and fully-stocked kitchens. Guests may enjoy a multitude of nearby water activities including boating, kayaking, surfing and fishing. Explore the National Park, take side trips to Magic Mountain, Santa Barbara, Malibu Beach, Los Angeles, Universal Studios, Hearst Castle, or enjoy the famous Channel Island Harbor and Marina. Minimum check-in age is 21. Please note that air conditioning is not offered at this property. Please note there is a USD 13.00 daily resort fee due at booking which includes internet, parking, and phone calls. Please note the resort does not provide extra beds/cots or cribs, however guests may bring a crib. Weekly housekeeping is available we do not have daily housekeeping. Guests must have photo ID and credit card to put on hold for incidentals. Please contact the resort prior to 6pm if arriving after hours and you will be provided with a lockbox code and parking instructions. From June 3, 2016 to July 2, 2016, Channel Island Shores Resort is undergoing some renovations. We understand that renovations are sometimes an inconvenience. During this time you may notice some construction noise but there's still plenty of room for fun and relaxation both at the resort and nearby. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the resort. We look forward to hosting you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Channel Island Shores

Address: 1311 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard, CA 93035-1965
Region: United States > California > Oxnard
Price Range: RM710 - RM1,255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Channel Island Shores 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“ask if they have a dehumidifier to borrow”
 of 5 bubbles L2934XVhelen, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some of the units have hot tubs. We loved ours!”
 of 5 bubbles ganttil, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the building closest to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles richang, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“A few one bedrm units have hot tub on upper patio”
 of 5 bubbles chksing, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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