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“Beyond Expectations!” 5 of 5 stars
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Emerald Iguana Inn
108 Pauline Dr., End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Los Angeles
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beyond Expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

What a wonderful stay! Don’t let the “inn” part of the name fool you. This place is so much more! I stayed at the Lilypad suite which had 1 bedroom, 1 2nd floor loft, 2 baths, 2 patios, and a full kitchen. My favorite part of the suite was the little Jacuzzi. The beds were all very comfortable and the inn environment was just as peaceful. The management enforces a quiet time so this place is great for those who are seeking peace and relaxation. There is also a pool and Jacuzzi so your rest and relaxation can definitely continue outside. The breakfast was great since it serves a large variety of pastries and beverages. Above and beyond all expectations, especially for an inn!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Encinitas, CA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My wife and I stayed here mid-week. The property, which is tucked away in a residential area, is very peaceful and quiet, yet it's a short drive to the center of town. The staff was very friendly and helpful. When we arrived, we were informed that our reserved room had plumbing problems, and we were immediately upgraded to a much larger suite at no additional cost. The continental breakfast was fine. The food and beverage items were of good quality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and sure you will too!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fullerton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Super friendly and service oriented staff. Very pleasant and peaceful accomodations. It's what all B&B's should aspire to be... The breakfast in the morning feature fresh oj, water, coffee, bagels, pastries, fruit, etc right by the pool. We took a dip in the spa at night and had it to ourselves...it was very cozy and comfortable. First time to Ojai and definitely want to return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Last time we were in Ojai we stayed at the Blue Iguana and fell in love with it. This time the Emerald made an equally wonderful impression. We stayed in the Raven room. It has 2 bedrooms and baths. We shared it with another couple and were all very comfortable, plenty of room and privacy for both couples.

We will definitely stay at the Iguana's again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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los angeles
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My husband and I recently got married at this lovely property. We rented the Frog suite and had a private ceremony (4 guests) on the porch of the cottage. The entire property is just lovely. The staff were very warm and helpful. The unit itself was absolutely beautiful! The kitchen was well equipped, bathroom was absolutely gorgeous and the furnishings were extraordinary. We fell in love with this particular unit and hope to return for our first anniversary and many thereafter.

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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

First time staying at Emerald Iguana; had looked at several units when in town previously.
Stayed 3 nights during the week. . . . it was quiet, comfortable and calming. The staff are
helpful, friendly and efficient. Our unit was Acorn: a very large studio w/king bed, living
room, large bathroom, dining area and full kitchen. It has a very large , private patio.
Daily cont./Med. breakfast poolside is perfect and adequate. Would stay here again !!!!

Room Tip: All suites/units are quiet and convenient. The website is excellent with pictures of all units.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed in Cricket, which is a two-floor cottage that feels like a treehouse. There are patios on either side of the upstairs bedroom, and you are literally among the tree-tops. There is also a patio on the bottom floor which is close to the pool and hot tub. The property is quiet and quaint, and the staff are always very friendly. Breakfast is included by the pool, and wine and appetizers are provided on weekend afternoons. In-room massages are offered at reasonable prices. Overall, it's a great place to stay! We have stayed here 3 times for special occasions and will be returning.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Emerald Iguana Inn

Address: 108 Pauline Dr., End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023
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Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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