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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
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“The secret of the Emerald Iguana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Well, we just returned from one of the best weekends away EVER! I hesitate to rate the Emerald Iguana so highly for selfish reasons. I want to ALWAYS be able to reserve a room there and receive the top service, excellent quality and professional friendly service we experienced this last weekend without being told they are booked for the next year! Seriously, the Emerald Iguana is A FIND if you want a quite relaxing time spent in comfortable luxury. We went with friends who stayed in THE RAVEN and we stayed in the LILLY PAD. Both rooms were exceptional. I must also say that the staff is friendly, professional and attentive without being the least bit invasive. The staff leaves around 7 pm so you feel like you are left in the lap of luxury until the next morning when you have a very nice breakfast served on the patio at poolside.

This is truly a lovely place, small and quiet. It was restful and, although full for the weekend, we only ran into a few couples at check out and breakfast. By the way, the guests were lovely as well, all of us feeling we were treated with the upmost hospitality!

Thanks to all the staff at The Emerald Iguana. We will be back this summer!
Marcia

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Very impressed with our stay here! Even though our neighbors were noisy their first night, the managers were all over it once they were made aware and they were quiet the rest of their stay (thank you, Jade!). Room was lovely (grasshopper), service was great! So quiet and peaceful! Exceeded our expectations! We'll be back!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Wonderful stay, beautiful property and the staff were very helpful and courteous. Highly recommended! I would love to go back again and again to enjoy each room as they are all different. And....their partner property the Blue Iguana is pet friendly - so I will be taking my furry family members there!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Fallbrook, CA
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We just got back from a friends weekend in Ojai. It was our first stay at the Emerald Iguana, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in the Lily Pad suite, with a full kitchen, living room, two full baths, and two bedrooms (one, a loft). Breakfast was very nice, with orange juice, yogurt, cereal, bagels, hard-boiled eggs and instant oatmeal. We didn't have time for lazing around in the room and happy hour on one of our two patios on this visit (plus it was a tad chilly in the morning and evening), but we want to allow for that on our next!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Huntington Beach, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

When I moved to California from Vermont 7 years ago, a friend recommended a visit to Ojai and specifically the Emerald Iguana Inn. I have spent 4 out of 7 birthdays at the Inn and will hopefully have the opportunity to spend many more at this special place. Whenever a friend from Vermont comes to visit, I try to make this a part of the itinerary.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxnard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed in the Frog room. Wow what a treat. It's like a home - a kitchen, dining room, a fireplace in the bedroom and a beautiful big front porch. The furniture was absolutely beautiful. The kitchen had real dishes, silverware, appliances, etc. I could move here. It was definitely worth the money. The staff were so warm and friendly. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Oakland, Ca
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

On visits to the nearby wonderful spa, The Oaks, I have often hiked by this inn hidden on a dead end street in Ojai. It looks like someone airlifted an exotic resort out of Mexico and dropped it in a residential area of this small town! The property consists of a variety of cottages, some with one unit and others with 1-3, all tucked into a jungle atmosphere with huge plants and a small but inviting pool area. We chose a cottage that had two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room with a fireplace, dining area and small but efficient kitchen. We wanted to move in! It was beautifully decorated and extremely quiet even though there was some small construction being done nearby. The staff was very friendly and the continental breakfast good. It is within walking distance of this fun, one Main Street town that has plenty of interesting stores, restaurants and galleries. It is perfect for a weekend getaway or a stop on your way between Northern and Southern California. It is about a half hour east of Ventura or Santa Barbara. Their website has lovely pictures of the rooms, all very unique. We will definitely return to this special, romantic spot.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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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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