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“Nice place but rooms vary quite a bit” 4 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, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice place but rooms vary quite a bit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

A good choice in Ojai. Very relaxed vibe, staff quite friendly and helpful. Breakfast is good but served outdoors so the experience is weather dependent. Our room (Tadpole) was not that wonderful; dark despite the skylights and very little soundproofing. You could hear every move in the bathroom next door.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

An absolutely terrific stay. From the calling ahead to see if the room was ready early(and it was). Jade and the rest of the staff were incredibly accomodating.
The grounds are serene and well done. The room was an incredible experience! So quiet.
DEFINTELY enjoy the wonderful breakfast by the pool...........and call Dutch if you need a taxi anywhere.........
Can not wait to return

  • Stayed February 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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Covina, California, USA
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Emerald Iguana Inn is a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful refuge in Ojai. We have stayed here before, but this was a perfect place to rest and recoup. We stayed in Feather; the fireplace put out all the heat we needed during a chilly and rainy stay, and the coffee service in the room was perfect. It was too wet and chilly to sit on the patio, but we will happily come back and use the space another time. We had intended to have an anniversary dinner at Suzanne's, but they were closed on Tuesdays! The office staff made several suggestions and we tried Feast Bistro, which may be our new favorite restaurant in Ojai. The renovations are ongoing, but even though there was construction during our entire three-day stay, there was no noise, and we never felt as though we were imposed upon by the workers. A great spot to rest and renew! Fabulous!

Room Tip: We liked the private patio attached to Feather.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Palmdale, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was our fourth visit to the Emerald Iguana Inn, and as before, it was wonderful! The atmosphere is so peaceful and soothing. Everyone associated with this paradise works hard to make sure everything is perfect for each guest. The staff went out of their way to help with every request and had excellent recommendations for hikes, meals, and other things to do. We had read some good reviews of other hotels in Ojai and thought we'd give them a look while we were there. None of them came close to the wonderful accommodations at the Emerald Iguana. We will continue to return to this tranquil place.

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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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Iguanapwr1, Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you to all of our recent guests who have taken the time to write such lovely reviews about their visits to our property. We are very happy your stays were enjoyable, especially since we were undergoing remodel/construction. We look forward to having you back again in the near future to see our beautifully completed renovation.
Thank you again!
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Idyllwild
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and I found the accomodations more that satisfactory. The room that we stayed in (Tadpole) was clean and had exceptionally comfortable mattress. Beautiful grounds. Far enough yet close enough to town.
Staff was courteous as well as helpful.
We will definitely return to this wonderful place.
Pete & Suzy Capparelli

Room Tip: We had the Tadpole room--good location for loading and unloading the car and close to the office. I...
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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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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

Room Tip: We did not see a fitness center but this was not important to us as there are lovely hikes in the ar...
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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 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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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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