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Emerald Iguana Inn

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108 Pauline Dr., End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023
Emerald Iguana Inn
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Ranked #3 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a return trip to Ojai and the Emerald Iguana Inn. Such a lovely spot (both of them!). Stayed in the Grasshopper Room this year and it was lovely with its king bed and sweet patio. Very comfortable. Breakfast is pretty good, one piece of feedback would be to offer some sort of protein instead of just carbs. One... More 

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Morro Bay, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably our 6th stay at the EI, and each time we have reaffirmed that we will be back. Luckily we don't live very far away, but it is a wonderful atmosphere and a nice change from home. Every one of the rooms that we have been in has been unique and lovely from Tadpole and Toad to Raven... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Emerald Iguana several times over the past three years. The property consists of a half-dozen or so whimsical buildings set amidst lush, lovingly maintained grounds at the end of a quiet residential street. An oval pool, surrounded by cushioned lounges, sits at the center of the property. The rooms are large, comfortable, and clean, and... More 

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Los Gatoes, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing property!!!! It was my first time in Ojai and decided not to stay at the big resort and so very glad we didn't. I agree with all the other glowing reviews that say it's a perfect spot for a quiet, reflective getaway. 4 easy blocks to downtown shopping and dinning and a very do-able gradual uphill... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 days hiking and shopping in Ojai. Needed much more time! The hotel is adults only, very quiet,pool, jacuzzi, breakfast bar. Lovely beds, kitchen, dining/living area. Feels like another country - I will return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stated for a quiet couples getaway and enjoyed every second. The inn is tucked in a quiet corner of Ojai but is close enough that walking into town was very nice and easy. I walked in quite often early in the morning, as I was still on NY time. We stayed in the toad room next to the pool.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tranquil, peaceful, and quiet... Virtually no traffic noise at all. The cottages are nestled amongst an exceptionally beautiful garden setting. Great pool and hot tub with a perfect mix of sunny and shady spots to lounge. Tasty continental breakfast. Excellent brewed coffee (and we're coffee snobs). The adults only policy adds to the quiet atmosphere. Minutes away from a wide... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We just returned from a weekend in Ojai at the Emerald Iguana Inn. We stayed in the Frog Suite which was gorgeous. It was probably bigger than what we actually needed, but very nice! The furniture in it was so cool. The room ad on the website advertised it as having a king bed but it is most definitely a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had little time to get out of town, relax, remember how much we love each other, but the Emerald Iguana was easy to get to and the moment we entered the gate, we felt relaxed and happy to be there. Happy to be together. I'm not saying that the Inn is all it takes to get a relationship back... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

One of the most charming places to stay in ojai...Great location...short walk to town..Very comfortable beds...We had a kitchen in our two bedroom duplex. Included breakfast by the pool is a lovely way to start the day.

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