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Emerald Iguana Inn
108 Pauline Dr., End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Ojai B&B and Inns
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
“We love the Emerald Iguana.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

It is uniquely comfortable and beautiful. We love the ambience and hospitality. We've vacationed at Emerald Iguana about 6 times. The cottages are beautifully designed and the pool and spa area is charming. Great breakfast. One suggestion - pool should be warmer.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iguanapwr1, Owner at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
We would just like to thank these guests for their continued patronage. We are very pleased we are able to provide an environment that inspires them to return again and again. We look forward to next time! Thank you.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is a fabulous family run property creating a private oasis on a cul-de-sac street in charming Ojai, CA. As you enter the property there is an immediate embrace as you experience the unique architecture and beautiful landscaping ! You and your partner (and friends) could decide to spend much of your time in Ojai here, on the property, relaxing on a private patio, in the pool/spa area or in your suite, and feel the stress melt away. At the same time, there is great biking and walking access to the center of town, mere blocks away. Nicely done continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception. Our party of four couples stayed in two , 2-bedroom suites, while taking in the Ojai Studio Artist's Tour the second weekend in October.

We liked the suites, Raven 2 and Gecko, for friendly couples and a slight break in rate. When the Emerald Iguana is booked, we have also stayed at the sister property, the Blue Iguana , just down the highway a bit (not so convenient to town) that we have also greatly enjoyed.

Room Tip: Raven 2 and Gecko are great for couples willing to double up.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Iguanapwr1, Owner at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
As with the previous review, we are very pleased our guests remain satisfied even though portions of our property are under remodel construction. Should they return after the New Year to experience our newly upgraded property we are sure they will enjoy their experience even more.
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Very charming property, quiet, clean, nice location near center of town, great spot to relax and enjoy the whole Ojai experience. I used room service to reflect the breakfast which was adequate but nothing special.

Room Tip: a very quiet location and the units at the back of the property more so, we were in the Grasshopper...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Iguanapwr1, Owner at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
We are very pleased this guest enjoyed their stay at our property. To hear that our guests are still satisfied even during this period of construction at the property pleases us very much. We do hope they will return again after the construction is completed to enjoy our new upgrades.
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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

11/23-26/12...Comfortable, quiet, gracious, convenient...certainly worth the six-hour drive to get to Ojai from NorCal...town and people as advertised...restaurants not so much...entire town is walkable...shopping highlighted by the total lack of "chains." good local groceries and nice Sunday farmer's market...unfortunately, motorcyclists have discovered the town and it can get noisy...

Room Tip: Cricket was exceptional but two flight in-room stairs have to be reckoned with...also could use a ba...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

What a wonderful surprise when my husband and I stayed at the Emerald Iguana Inn. There have been many lodgings in which we stayed in our decades of travel both in the USA and in Europe. The Emerald Iguana Inn rates among the best.

Our suite was just beautiful, in fact we walked through the grounds, peeked in at other rooms as they were being cleaned for the next guests. Every room had something special to offer, and one could see that great efforts were made at attention to detail. The whole grounds are conducive to a very relaxing and “decompressing” stay.

We were booked for 4 nights and added a 5th. We wanted to stay the weekend, but everything was already booked solid.

Ojai was a surprise, as we’d never heard of it being a spa or vacation destination. Additionally, who would have thought that a “small town inn” would have such a sophisticated and professional staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the very competent Casey, Jade and Ashley for the great, professional and personal service we received.

We shall return!

Maria Quehenberger, San Diego, CA

Room Tip: All rooms have their own character and ambiance, so to pick one particular one would be difficult.
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

10/30/2012

The town was filled to the brim for Film Festival and Yoga Retreat weekend. Our luck was good, and the Toad Room at Emerald Iguana opened at the last minute. We've never been here before, but it looked wonderful, and the reviews were nearly all positive. Well, this GEM was better than we imagined: Spotless rooms and grounds, perfectly appointed and maintained grounds, helpful staff, quiet and reserved guests, lovely wine/cheese comped each day and gratis continental breakfast each morning. All in all, a perfect 10/10 spot.

WE DON'T WANT TO STAY ANYWHERE ELSE IN OJAI....THE EMERALD IS NOW OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!!!!

John & Elizabeth

Room Tip: Spend a little more for a suite...they're spectacular!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Our bungalow was clean, the bed super comfy, and the grounds very quiet. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay a nice one. They made recommendations for lunch and dinner and had great experiences at each restaurant. The only complaint is the jacuzzi was broken and wasn't being fixed until the next day. They spent quite a bit of time trying to fix the problem and apologized. But we got a nice specialty box of chocolates from them that helped the disappointment!

We will definitely come back for a stay and highly recommend it!

Room Tip: We had a queen bed with a fan above the bed. Since October is hot in Ojai we felt this was a must...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Emerald Iguana Inn

Address: 108 Pauline Dr., End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023
Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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