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Ojai Rancho Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   615 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023 (Formerly Rose Garden Inn)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Miami, FL
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95 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Although the property is slightly removed from the center of downtown Ojai, there was measurable late night traffic on Ojai Avenue, which was discernible from room 10. We flipped on the ceiling fan to help mask the noise. The bathroom (as stated by others) is also in need of updating, which brings us to the good news! Upon check-out we learned that the property has new owners who will be upgrading and updating the rooms. They had begun in the reception area already - the installation of fabulous, locally crafted ceramic chandeliers. If the rooms continue the same decor, the new owners will end up with a very charming property. The staff was very helpful, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the jacuzzi tub (which I would normally eschew) proved to be an excellent feature for relaxation. Ask for a room away from the street and you will enjoy a very good value.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I booked a room for a weekend, although a bit scared and not knowing what to expect from some of the bad reviews. Glad I decided to stay! Loved the room, big jacuzzi tub with hot water (I only say there was hot water because some other reviews complained about that) and EXTREMELY comfortable king size bed. It was a great and relaxing weekend.

Only disappointment was the woman at the desk (Teresa?) who was rude at check in. I tried to ask her about the town and she did not even look up from her computer screen (online shopping...?). Just plain bad customer service. On the contrary, the young girl at the desk in the morning was very polite and pointed out some nice spots in town. The inn has coffee and tea in the morning so we asked the girl where to go for breakfast and she recommended Ojai Emporium, which was very good and helped us have a great Sunday morning! Thank you for that!

Great inn and despite some bad customer service, we'll be back (after some staff gets more customer service training hopefully) We look forward to our next stay at the Ojai Rancho Inn!

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade! I booked a standard and got bumped up to a jacuzzi at no charge!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oakhurst, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

First time staying in ojai , had to change rooms due to no hot water for hot tub and bathroom, clean room, showers need to be redone, very affordable with good service from the front desk, would stay here again if we return to Ojai, not really impressed with the town

Room Tip: In room hot tubs are very small think twice
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antelope Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in a room with a Jacuzzi. As noted in other reviews, the rooms are quite rustic with stone floors (watch your step!) and wood vaulted ceilings. Our room was a bit too "cozy" for my husband, as he repeatedly bumped into the bed frame, bathroom sink, and comfy lounge chair! The location is convenient, but the traffic noise was loud at times. The pool area was quiet and private and we enjoyed a nice evening picnic there. The pool was too cold for us to enjoy -- but we had the Jacuzzi! Complimentary coffee and teas were offered each morning. By far, the amenity we enjoyed most was the complimentary use of the bicycles and the close proximity to the Ojai Trail (which we're told goes all the way to Ventura). Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay at Ojai Rancho Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Furnished with a "cabin in the woods" feel with a kitchenette, our room had a wide-screen television, and very comfortable bed. The swimming pool was just a few steps away, and was open until late. Therese on the front desk made us very welcome both on the phone and when we arrived. The property is located very close to the center of Ojai, so it is convenient, and yet still has an "away from it all" feel. We enjoyed our visit tremendously. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ShelterSocialClub, Owner at Ojai Rancho Inn, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We love nothing more than when we have happy guest ! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon !
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We arrived in a Monday. So it was the perfect quiet get away we were in search for. I'm not sure why some of the reviews for this place were bad. I liked it a lot! I don't mind the stone floors or the lack of room decor. All the wood accents along with the stone floors made the place chamrming! We had an issue with the blinds in our first room. The owner quickly came by and tried to fix it but couldn't. He moved us to another room and i did notice a difference in the rooms. One had a bigger more triangular hot tub and a big wardrobe cabinet. The other tub was smaller and oval with no closet. But that's ok. A hot tub is a hot tub! I loved the wood bench along the tub which allowed plenty of room for our bucket of beer! And I also believe that's the reason for stone floors-it got a little wet. The glasses provided were cute little mason jars, fridge, and microwave in the room. Little patio with chairs and a table to enjoy the complimentary coffee/ tea invthe morning. The pool was great & was enclosed with lush privacy! There was also some nice mellow music playing while I sunbathed. I would definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ShelterSocialClub, Owner at Ojai Rancho Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you so much for being here with us and please come see us again in the near future.
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venice, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The set up is like a motel with a row of rooms facing another row outlining the parking lot. It's cute with a country vibe. The new owners have a gift of design that I know this place will get better and better. They do have some work to do as the bathrooms, floors, and decor are not new. It had a hotel feel to it as the new owners are putting a lot of care into this place, but at this point it was still a motel. We found the room quiet, didn't hear traffic, enjoyed the pool, and sat outside at our little table.
I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I'd avoid the room in the middle, near the pool. That is a stand alone so that's appealing b...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ojai Rancho Inn

Address: 615 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023 (Formerly Rose Garden Inn)
Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ojai Rancho Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The charming Ojai Rancho Inn-a Shelter Social Club property continues to reflect Ojai's relaxed and friendly personality. We offer service and amenities that ensure every visit is memorable. Our beautiful property, which is located within steps of the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, boasts a tranquil garden that adjoins Ojai Rancho Inn to the popular Ojai Valley Trail. With our convenient location, free bikes, swimming pool, spacious grounds, and friendly staff we hope you will enjoy your stay! ... more   less 
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