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“Beautiful, Charming Little Getaway Spot”
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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 April 2012

This place is fantastic. Huge, luxurious, intricately appointed rooms make it a perfect romantic getaway. Staff is friendly and helpful, and the breakfast in the morning has tons of great options including fresh scones, croissants, eggs, yogurt, fruit, etc etc. A real treat. It's also walking distance to a great hike that overlooks the whole valley.

Room Tip: Stayed in the Cricket -- highly recommend!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We were disappointed with the city of Ojai, but our evening at the Emerald Iguana was top rate. It was like a little oasis hidden away in its own private little world. We were in the Feather Room which was lovely and had its own private patio. Unfortunately we hit a weekend with cold rainy weather so we couldn't use the pool or spa, but we thoroughly enjoyed being cozy inside the room The bed was exceptional, so soft. And the girl in the front office was very gracious and answered our every question. The only thing we would change about the room was the location of the room heater. It was right next to the bed and actually heated up that side of the bed and nightstand to the touch -- that worried me a bit. But, we would go back to Ojai just to stay at the Emerald Iguana.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed here to celebrate my birthday weekend and had a wonderful relaxing time. They organized massages in our room. Cottages are lovely and the beds are comfy. Quiet relaxing place to stay and unwind. Highly Recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Raven room which was shady.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

My husband and I first stayed before our children were born, so at least eight years ago, and we were so impressed with the beautiful setting, comfort and decor as well as the cleanliness that we kept going back. Now, this is the place I go to when I want a wee break from our hectic household. Children under 12 are not allowed, so one is assured restful days as well as nights. I also take any and all friends and family who are visiting us from out of town. Everyone has loved it. We often say, "Oh, let's stay one more night." The Emerald Iguana is quintessential Ojai... charming and very relaxing. Just exhale slowly and enjoy.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Nestled among beautiful trees and peaceful greenery at the end of a quiet, remote street in Ojai, CA is this beautiful inn. It is an oasis of idyllic tranquility. The property is maintained in a natural state with lovely trees and flowers arranged in layers of color--truly a delicious piece of eye candy. Each room is exquisitely appointed with unique pieces of artwork that work together to create an atmosphere of harmony and calm. The pool and spa along with the included continental breakfast of yogurt, cereal, croissants,bagels, coffee, tea, juice and lovely fresh fruit is a natural and most pleasant accompaniments to the overall ambiance of this lovely inn. Julia is a delightful hostess and owner, ready to answer any and all questions related to her inn or Ojai. Her manor is unique as his her non intrusive manner of willing helpfulness. This place is a dazzling emerald of a find and one this adventurer will certainly return to enjoy again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

A wonderful gem of a hotel. From now on, this will be the only hotel we stay at in Ojai. The suite was delightful with comfortable beds, private and usable patios, a cozy fireplace and an overall quiet and serene ambiance. We found this hotel by mistake and it will forever be Ojai Valley Inn and Spa's loss. A destination hotel... we highly recommend!!

Room Tip: Any of the suites!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

The property is very nice, with private patios and pretty landscaping. The staff was helpful, too. The room was a bit noisy though. You could hear people walking and the creaky floor above. And once in a while the toilet would break into a loud rendition of vernal fall, the first time as the receptionist was showing us the room. I should have just turned off the feeder valve at bed time. The breakfast was adequate compared to most American continental breakfasts, but of course nothing like those provided on "the continent." Overall, pleasant, but bring the ear plugs.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Iguanapwr1, Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2012

Dear guests, please see this reviewer’s comment, posted on the Blue Iguana Tripadvisor page, which was kindly written following our swift action in response to his valued review. Since relaxation and rejuvenation are the cornerstones of the Emerald Iguana experience, immediate action was taken to replace the faulty toilet mentioned in this review. Again, thank you to this guest, and all our family of guests and reviewers!

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Additional Information about Emerald Iguana Inn

Address: 108 Pauline St, End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023-1815
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Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range: $274 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Emerald Iguana Inn is Ojai's most beautiful boutique hotel. This lovely, romantic boutique Inn offers luxury accommodations in a serene setting just a few minutes walk from the scenic downtown Ojai. Luxuriously decorated rooms, suites and cottages surround a crystaline pool & spa. Many offer whirlpool or clawfoot bathtubs, fireplaces or private balconies. Daily continental breakfast. Wine & cheese reception offered Spring & Summer weekends. In-room spa services. ... more   less 
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