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Blue Iguana Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   11794 North Ventura Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Had the best time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

It's been a while since we visited Ojai, I lucked out and found the Blue Iguana Inn! The grounds were beautiful and well taken care of - the pool was cool and inviting. Our room was very nice, comfortable bed! The refrigerator and mini kitchen was nice. We were on the 2nd floor, nice porch and comfortable chairs, I liked that they had a candle on the table! The continental breakfast was fine. There are two things I'd change....the chairs in the room were not very comfortable and I wish there was a way to have some shade on the porch. It was too hot to sit outside in the afternoon...had to wait until the sun set.

These two items are not deal breakers....we will be back!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Blue Iguana is a cabin-like accommodation set about two miles outside of downtown Ojai. It is idyllic, quiet, but close enough to Ojai to easily reach everything you would go to Ojai for in just a few minutes. The suites are very nicely appointed and comfortably rustic. They have bedrooms (1-2 beds), living rooms and kitchens. There is a hot tub, and each "cabin" has a small porch. The support staff is very friendly and helpful. Overall, this is a great place, and we plan to stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Rooms were spacious and clean. The kitchen was large and satisfactory for fixing meals and eating outside on the back porch. The living room was large with a good flat screen TV and nice furniture. Internet service was OK. The bed was large, clean, and situated in a large bedroom with more than enough places to unpack. The bathroom was well equipped and had a nice shower/tub in it. The pool was small but adequate and the jacuzzi was just right. All the employees were very polite and helpful. Breakfasts were self serve with lots to choose from and well prepared...

Room Tip: Main highway goes by the front entrance but there is not that much traffic. There are a variety of...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We just got back from 4 nights at the Blue Iguana where we stayed during our daughter's wedding weekend in Ojai. Many of our friends and family members stayed at the Blue Iguana and we all loved our rooms. The decor is southwestern and each room that we saw was beautifully decorated and extremely spacious. Some had separate living rooms and kitchens. The rooms were clean and the outside areas beautifully landscaped. While it is outside of Ojai, we all agreed that we loved the peaceful location and the serenity it offered, and it only took about 5 minutes driving time (or long walking time) to get to town. The price is reasonable and it includes a continental breakfast. I would definitely recommend the Blue Iguana.

Room Tip: We had room 206 which had two balconies which offered lovely views of the Ojai Valley. There is als...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Palm Desert, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We just returned from a one night stay wish we could have booked longer!
I am very PICKY!!! It was so clean and charming . We traveled with our dog and the room
was great! not like a dog room at other hotels very clean no smells. Very comfortable beds and
Breakfast was better than expected they even had soy milk! We have already booked a return visit in November . Counting the day's until our return.
Palm Desert, Ca

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  • Stayed September 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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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Was attending a large destination wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa ("OVIS" - itself a very nice venue - but on a much different scale). Not wanting to pay the upscale prices commanded by OVIS, we selected the Blue Iguana. It was PERFECT !! Very low key - but clean and with character. Rooms had refrigerators that were partially stocked (and available at reasonable rates) and yet, still large enough for us to put our own beer, wine & sodas in too. Pool was small and pleasant refreshment from ultra hot weather. Self-serve breakfast was plenty good (no eggs, bacon or sausage type offerings - but cereal, muffins, hard boiled eggs, etc. and OJ, milk and coffee, etc. A couple of folks in our group also had rented the suites in the back of the property - and they were also PERFECT with their own private patios and enclosed gardens / lawns. So each of us had our own private room - but also on property locations where we could get together as a large group (at times, maybe 10 to 14 people). Highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bonita, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I had never been to Ojai, but a family member was getting married over the labor day weekend so my husband and I made a whole weekend trip out of it. We stayed at the Blue Iguana and we were so happy with our choice! we loved every minute of our stay. The staff was super helpful from the time of booking our stay until we checked out. The room was much nicer than the pictures were able to convey and were more spacious than we thought. The hotel was only 2 miles from everywhere we needed to be. The pool was nice and refreshing and the continental breakfast was a very nice spread. The bed was AMAZING!!!! I wanted to take it home with me, it was so comfortable! We would stay here again for sure!

Room Tip: We stayed in room #10 and it was a nice location to the pool. Didn't have to walk far at all!
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  • Stayed August 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: 11794 North Ventura Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023
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Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Iguana Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Called "Hip & Stylish" by Sunset Magazine, the Blue Iguana is a lovely, historic spanish style villa-inn w/ custom decorated rooms, suites and bungalows. Spacious grounds w/ lush gardens, pool & spa. Tile mosaic, sculpture and original artwork throughout. Complimentary continental breakfast & in-room spa services. ... more   less 
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