I've been here several times, and it's truly paradise. The grounds are extremely well kept, the rooms and accommodations are meticulously clean, and I feel like every need is taken care of--especially the need to disconnect from the world and to relax, hence no TVs. (Yet the wifi works great.) There are beautiful nature trails around with the smell of flowers and herbs. The views induce solace for the soul. As a writer, I'm the most productive here, either writing on my laptop in the living room, near the water falls, or in my room. The attention to detail is evidenced in the careful signage--you'll never get lost or confused. The people are very friendly, and the breakfast (especially the Ojai coffee) is delicious.
I stayed at Ojai Valley Inn once, and it can't compare to this. This is more luxurious because it's so authentic, peaceful, quiet, and personal. Ojai Valley Inn felt like a corporate monster compare to this, and an overpriced one at that. I've been avoiding writing a review in Trip Advisor because I always wanted to make sure a room was available for me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ojai Retreat is a 5-acre haven of beauty with exquisite views, lush gardens and tranquility. There are 12 completely renovated bedrooms most with private garden or patio, all with views. A delicious European-style breakfast is included. There is a spacious living/meeting room and Quiet room with small library. Free wireless internet in all rooms and throughout the property. TV-and telephone-free rooms to preserve tranquility. Yoga classes and massages are available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Ojai Retreat Hotel Ojai