We stayed at The Capri in Ojai for a family wedding event in late October. We got a special "wedding" rate, so for what we got it was certainly worth it. I would however, not want to pay much more than that, and am not sure what the regular rate is. It is a cute retro motel and very centrally located in town.
On the plus side: The rooms were quite spacious, and the bed and pillows extremely comfortable. It was fairly clean and we did not really have a problem with noise from people or cars (as it is a motel like setting). It is close to the town, shops and stores and Ojai is a lovely place with all sorts of unique and interesting events and things going on. The "continental" breakfast was great, fresh waffles that you make yourself, lots of different types of cereal, breads, bagels, and all the condiments that go with it, as well as different types of milk (almond) and juices and very good fresh coffee. Very small, quaint, but adequate seating area, with fireplace and computer for use by reception desk. The personnel are very informative, artistic and creative and once you are able to engage them in good conversation, they are then quite friendly.
On the slightly negative side, - internet connection was very difficult and almost non-existent in the rooms, and one has to be in the office/food area to access. We also had to ask for some of the basic commodities e.g. iron & board, blow dryer (as none provided in the rooms). Very little hangars and closet space. The pool and cabana area (loungers etc.) have seen better days, and needs a bit of updated. We did not have a screen on our main floor patio doors, (some rooms did) but left it open all night, and did not have a problem with bugs or noise. One suggestion I would make is that they try to incorporate some more fruit. They had an abundance of apples, but Ojai has many orange vineyards, and it would have been nice to have oranges, as well as apples available.
All in all we had a very pleasant experience (there were 8 of us in 4 rooms, at one time) and had good time together.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Capri is a 30-room renovated mid-century modern hotel located in Ojai, CA, just 77 miles from LA and a half hour from Santa Barbara. Built in 1963, it’s within walking distance of historic downtown Ojai and surrounded by the Topa Topa Mountains. The Capri is a short drive to several of the Ojai Valley’s best hiking trails and up and coming wineries.The design is hip and bohemian. Some rooms have a garden patio and indoor Jacuzzi, There are Bee Kind organic bath products and minibars with Ojai wines and tasty local delicacies to munch on.We offer high speed Wi-Fi, 42” flat screens with premium cable, a great pool with cool private cabanas, a communal fireplace and Jacuzzi. Our grounds include a large, beautiful garden area surrounded by mature Date Palms where you can get married, throw a party or just chill out in. You are welcome to bring your less than gigantic dog and enjoy our pet friendly Patio rooms.If you want to have a great meal created with Ojai’s freshest farm-to-table preparation, or groove nightly to the Ojai Valley’s coolest bands and singer/songwriters, mosey over to The Deer Lodge. This is our restaurant and live music venue located just minutes away from The Capri in the shadows of the Los Padres National Forest. Founded in 1932, The Deer Lodge serves up the authentic Ojai experience with a modern twist in a warm and rustic lodge environment. Free shuttle service available Thursday through Saturday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Capri Hotel Ojai