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Historic Pierpont Inn & Spa sold for $6.5 million in Ventura

November 25, 2012|By Roger Vincent
  • The Rose Garden Cottage at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura.
The Rose Garden Cottage at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura. (Annie Cusack / Los Angeles…)

The Pierpont Inn & Spa, a century-old Ventura hotel that once served as a getaway for L.A.'s upper crust, has sold for $6.5 million.

The 77-room Arts and Crafts style hotel was built in 1910 by Josephine Pierpont and is the oldest hostelry in Ventura County.

A 1916 story in The Times called it “an inn of the highest class” and praised its views of the Channel Islands.

The hotel at 550 Sanjon Road was purchased from a private investor, said real estate broker Kent R. Williams of Marcus & Millichap. Public records identify the seller as the Ahn Family Trust and the buyer as a limited partnership.

Famous guests of the hotel include Hollywood legends Cecil B. DeMille, Bette Davis, Edward G. Robinson and Charlie Chaplin. Former President George H. W. Bush stayed there with his family when he was in the oil business in the years after World War II.

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