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“Like a Fairy-Tale Village!” 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Like a Fairy-Tale Village!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

What a treat it was to stay at the Emerald Iguana! We stayed for two nights and were graciously upgraded due to some construction that was going on over our intended room. I cannot say enough about the room itself, the staff and the property in general. It was peacful and quiet in our bungalow (the Gecko) and this cottage even has its own private yard. The Inn has a storybook flair to it and you feel like you are part of the book. The grounds are beautifully kept and the landscaping allows for privacy between units.

The property is within walking distance to two hiking trails and I recommend you try both of them. It was nice to have the kitchen and dining area; we ended up buying groceries the first night and saved money on eating out. They serve a tasty breakfast in the morning with options that should suit everyone.

We will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed March 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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  • 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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We 3 girlfriends stayed in "Raven" for 2 nights. The cottage was heaven. There is a nice kitchen with fridge, stove & microwave. The 2 rooms were cute and clean. Beds super comfortable. One room had the kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with a tub. The other room, where I stayed, had two full beds and a bathroom with shower and pedistal sink. We had a quaint "family room" with a TV and couch and chair.
There was a porch with teak chairs and electric candles. It's super quiet and you feel like you're not even running into the other guests. The free breakfast has hard boiled eggs, Fage yogurt, granola, oatmeal, fruit and baked goods. The coffee is great and there is tea & juice. If you get the Raven, you'll feel pretty well taken care of. You can shop nearby at the Rainbow Bridge and pick up some other goodies if you want for snacks.
The front desk attendant seemed young and uninterested in explaining much or welcoming us. Whatever. We still LOVED the place for the time we stayed and would love to stay there again.

Room Tip: If you are arriving early, better call ahead to see if they can clean your room first.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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87 helpful votes 87 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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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
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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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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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