Glen Tavern Inn

Santa Paula , , 134 North Mill Street (Show on Map)
8.0
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Info The Glen Tavern Hotel is a unique and charming Tudor-Craftsman style boutique hotel located in the Santa Paula Historic District. It offers comfortable and sophisticated suites with modern amenities such as cable television, wireless internet and comfortable king, queen or double mattresses. The hotel is also pet-friendly and has accessible rooms and services for disabled visitors. It is an ideal venue for special events and weddings, with various exquisite locations such as dining halls and moonlight gardens. The hotel's location is perfect for exploring Santa Paula's downtown and the Ventura coast, with local stores, sights and activities only a short walk away.
Summary of reviewsThe Glen Tavern Inn is a charming and historic hotel located in the heart of Santa Paula, offering a convenient location for exploring the area. While opinions vary on the breakfast offering, the Italian restaurant Enzo's receives high praise for its outstanding flavors and excellent service. The rooms are well-maintained for their age, but some could use refreshing and the cleanliness of the hotel varies according to guest reviews. However, the exceptional and friendly staff make guests feel welcomed and at home. The hotel offers free on-site parking and the beds receive mixed reviews but are generally comfortable. The Glen Tavern Inn's historic ambiance and architecture are well-preserved, giving guests a nostalgic feel of the original tavern and inn. Overall, it's a lovely and unique hotel with a beautiful historic building and restaurant and bar on site, making it a great historical location for travelers who love the nostalgia of classic hotels.
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Do you accept dogs in all rooms?
No, some rooms only: hard wood or tile flooring
Is there an extra charge?
Yes, $ 10 per night
Should the dog owner notify you before checking in?
Yes, By Phone
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Room Types
King Room with Spa Bath Providing free toiletries, this double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. This double room is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe and a dressing room. The unit offers 1 bed.

King Room Featuring free toiletries, this double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned double room features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe and a dressing room. The unit has 1 bed.

Queen Room Providing free toiletries, this double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The double room provides air conditioning, a tea and coffee maker, a dressing room, parquet floors and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The unit offers 1 bed.

Double Room Providing free toiletries, this double room includes a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, a bath and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned double room provides a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe and a dressing room. The unit offers 2 beds.

Queen Room with Spa Bath The unit offers 1 bed.

About Glen Tavern InnThe Glen Tavern Hotel, located in the lovely Santa Paula Historic District, is a one-of-a-kind combination of rustic charm and antique splendor. The Tudor-Craftsman style hotel is a genuine landmark with snug and sophisticated suites that make it a great destination for people looking for a romantic break, family holiday or a calm retreat on the Southern California coast.

The historic boutique hotel includes 38 tastefully restored bedrooms and suites with cable television, wireless internet, phones and comfy king, queen or double mattresses for a good night's sleep. The hotel is also pet-friendly, with dedicated relief spots for dogs and service animals on hotel grounds.


The Glen Tavern Inn is a pleasant and friendly hotel that provides accessible rooms and services for disabled visitors, such as wheelchair accessible rooms and hearing accessible rooms. With exquisite locations ranging from dining halls to moonlight gardens, it is also a great venue for special events, weddings and corporate retreats. It is a perfect location for exploring Santa Paula's quaint downtown, the Ventura coast, and beyond, since it is only a short walk away from local stores, sights and activities.
Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good
Location
The Glen Tavern Inn is conveniently located in the heart of Santa Paula within walking distance to breakfast places and downtown restaurants. Guests appreciate the hotel's proximity to Ventura Pier and Ojai, as well as its beautiful and historic location on Main Street. While some guests found the entrance to the hotel confusing, others enjoyed taking a nice little walk around town admiring the architecture and rich history of the area. The location is considered safe and quiet and guests recommend taking a drive to nearby Solvang for breathtaking views. Overall, the Glen Tavern Inn's location is great for those looking to explore this beautiful part of California.

Breakfast
Guests of the Glen Tavern Inn have mixed reviews about the breakfast offered at the hotel. Some guests were pleasantly surprised to find coffee, bagels and fruit available in the morning, while others found the continental breakfast disappointing and the bagels stale. There were no cereal options and some guests noted a lack of fruit besides apples. However, others were impressed with the food available at the Italian restaurant on the premises. Due to Covid-19, weekend breakfast is no longer served, but there are other restaurants nearby. Some guests found the morning coffee and snacks to be good, while others noted that breakfast was not offered at all. Overall, opinions seem to vary on the breakfast offering with some finding it adequate and others hoping for more options.

Dinner
The Glen Tavern Inn offers an impressive dining experience with its Italian restaurant Enzo's receiving high praise from guests. The restaurant provides excellent service and the outstanding flavors of dishes such as clam chowder, Lobster Fettuccine and Filet Mignon are well-prepared. The fine-dining Italian restaurant offers hotel guests a 20% discount on its already wonderful food. However, some guests experienced disappointment when they found that the restaurant was closed earlier than they were told and others encountered overcooked and dry food. Additionally, due to Covid-19 restrictions, some guests were offered frozen pizzas in their rooms, which they did not enjoy. Despite some underwhelming experiences, Enzo's Italian Restaurant stands out as a highlight of the Glen Tavern Inn. Those who prefer a more casual setting will find the Draft, a sports bar on the premise, to be another excellent option for delicious food.

Rooms
Glen Tavern Inn is a charming historic hotel, well-maintained for its age, but some rooms could use refreshing. While some guests found the decor lovely and enjoyed the spooky atmosphere, others noted mismatched and old furniture. Some rooms were small with tiny or outdated bathrooms and thin walls that allowed noise to carry. There were also reports of broken or in need of renovation plumbing fixtures, stained carpets and dirty windows or bathrooms. On the positive side, some rooms were clean and comfortable with exceptional bed linens and large spa tubs and guests appreciated the historic architecture and unique period hotel feel. The lobby was loved for its old history charm, but some amenities need refreshing updates, like the bathrooms, TV's and air conditioning, according to some reviews. Overall, some guests had a great experience, while others were disappointed in false advertising, noisy mattresses and lack of suitable lighting.

Beds
The beds at Glen Tavern Inn have received a range of reviews from guests. Some found them incredibly comfortable with soft sheets and cozy memory foam mattresses, while others found them too soft, lopsided or uncomfortable with hard, noisy or small mattresses. Some guests also had trouble climbing onto the tall beds. Despite this, many guests still found the beds comfortable and even super comfy, excellent value and a highlight of their stay. However, some guests also reported bed bugs and uncomfortable pillows, while others felt the rest of the hotel needed some deep cleaning. Nevertheless, the majority of guests found the beds to be clean, straight and nice with lovely soft sheets and nice pillows.

Cleanliness
The cleanliness of the Glen Tavern Inn varied greatly according to guest reviews, but overall, there were some positives to be found. Many guests praised the hotel for being nice, quiet and clean with a clean facility and comfortable beds. However, some guests noted that the rest of the hotel needed deep cleaning with dated and dingy bathrooms, a funny smell and dirty furniture. There were also repeated complaints about dirty bathrooms, tubs, ice buckets and bed linens, as well as a lack of deep cleaning in general. Some guests noted that the rooms were tiled, but sticky and left residue on their feet. Despite some negative reviews, many guests appreciated the hotel's efforts to maintain a clean and sanitary environment with welcoming and safe accommodation.

Staff
The Glen Tavern Inn is known for their exceptional and friendly staff. From the reception desk to the restaurant, the staff is accommodating and helpful. Guests rave about their experiences with the staff, mentioning their kindness, professionalism and helpfulness. Bernadette, the manager and Jonathan, the check-in host, were especially praised for their exceptional service. Even James, the bartender, received compliments for being a sweetheart. The hotel is pet-friendly and staff were even accommodating to guests' needs with their pets. However, some negative experiences were reported, including unprofessional responses from staff and issues with overcharging. Overall, guests felt welcomed and at home in the Glen Tavern Inn, thanks to the warm and genuine service provided by the staff.

Parking
If you're looking for a hotel with convenient parking options, Glen Tavern Inn might just be the place for you. Guests can enjoy free on-site parking with spots located behind the building. However, some visitors did note that they had a hard time finding the parking lot or that there was a lack of available spaces. Additionally, a few guests commented that the parking lot could be cleaner. But overall, if you do have a car, the parking situation at Glen Tavern Inn is great. So, be sure to take advantage of the on-site parking if you need it. Kostenlose Parkplätze vorhanden!

3 Star
Glen Tavern Inn receives mixed reviews from its guests with some describing it as a really old, crummy hotel with a bad smell and horrible bathroom tiled rooms and others finding it to be pleasant and clean but old. Although some guests found the staff at the front desk to be very good and pleasant, others encountered terrible hospitality and were disappointed by the lack of breakfast available. Although the facilities are minimal, some guests appreciate the cheap price of the hotel while others find it to be expensive for how dated it is. Overall, it seems that the hotel is in need of investment as many guests feel that it will remain cheap and dowdy in the years to come.

Historic
Glen Tavern Inn is a hotel that takes you back in time with its historic ambiance and architecture. The building has a rich history that is well-maintained, giving guests a nostalgic feel of the original tavern and inn. The rooms have a nice historic vibe with old-fashioned decor and paintings. The lobby has an old history charm with old movie posters all over the walls. Apparently, the hotel is known for being haunted and even offers haunted tours for curious guests. Despite its age, everything is well preserved and the hotel's authentic old inn charm remains intact. It's a lovely and unique hotel with a beautiful historic building and restaurant and bar on site. The Glen Tavern Inn is a landmark in its quaint and historic town, making it a great historical location for travelers who love the nostalgia of classic hotels.


No, Glen Tavern Inn doesn't have any pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Glen Tavern Inn.

Yes, Glen Tavern Inn welcomes dogs. For more information, read the answers to the Dog Friendly questionnaire

Yes, parking facilities are available at Glen Tavern Inn.

No, Glen Tavern Inn doesn't have a gym.

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