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Casa Ojai Inn
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1302 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023   |  
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Ranked #7 of 10 Ojai B&B and Inns
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Ojai, California
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“smelled bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The room smelled bad and the place is right on the highway and without character.
People working there were fairly nice and helpful though.
Canceled my last night's reservation to move to another place to stay in Ojai.
I wouldn't stay there again unless all other possibly better options were unavailable.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This place was a great stay and a very good location. The prices were fair for the room rates.
The rooms were clean and it was very nice- the only thing that I would have liked is a flat screen LCD TV. The beds were comfortable and had a good nights sleep. The only problem encountred - was a dog barking all night at the complex. The breakfast was good and enjoyed the coffee. I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I stayed in room 221, upstairs for two nights, Christmas and the night after. It was full but very quiet, never heard a peep from my neighbors. Very green place, encourages guests to not waste water and linens. I told the housekeeper not even to bother with me and my 20 year old son. We could use the same towel and sheets. I don't change them everyday at home, so why would I demand it here. Had a continental breakfast, small fridge and coffee maker in the room. Decor was nice, bed comfortable. Had HBO too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The staff were all very nice and helpful. They made us feel welcome and provided recommendations on local restaurants. Currently there is no real breakfast room--it's being renovated--so we brought our food back to the room. A better-than-average Continental breakfast. The room was clean and nice, but the chairs were very uncomfortable. It appears that the higher end rooms have more comfortable seating areas. We got a very good deal from Hotwire.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is a comfortable, clean, and fairly priced hotel. Here's the stuff I liked:
-the rooms were clean
-the beds were very comfortable
-the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful (thank you Hanna!)
-pet friendly hotel
-price per night was good, we actually booked it through an offer we received on LivingSocial.com
-the shampoo was very nice, one of my wife's favorites
-free wifi internet service, and it had pretty good speed
-they have a pretty decent continental breakfast served each morning, with some pretty good coffee actually, and that is included in your room rate.
-location is within a quick walk into the heart of downtown, and it's also right next to Gridley road, which if you drive just North up Gridley about a mile or so, there is an AWESOME walking trail (called Gridley trail) just above town which has has fantastic views of town and the valley. This trail is especially nice in early morning or right before sunset, and takes you along orange groves and tangerine groves, pretty cool
-A quick 10 minute drive from Casa Ojai Inn to the East end of the valley is Meditation Mount, which is a great place to watch the sunset or just bring a blanket and sit in the gardens and chill, or if you are into it, take a free meditation class


Other stuff:
-the outside is a bit outdated, but overall it's a comfortable and well priced hotel
-I'd recommend getting a 2nd floor room like we did, as we've heard the first floor rooms can get a bit noisy at times from guests in the floor above.
-when we first walked in, our room had a bit of a musty smell. we called the front desk and got some air freshener to spray in the room and opened up the front door for a few minutes and it went away. I did notice that it happened both days we were here, but using the air freshener spray seemed to take care of it
-They were upgrading/fixing the pool and Jacuzzi during our stay so we weren't able to use them, which would have been good after our hiking trip. But, on the bright side, when they are done with the work, the next round of guests will be able to enjoy them.

Overall I think the owner Geoff has done a pretty job with the place and he offers a well priced product with nicely trained staff. If you are looking for five star accommodations ,this is not the place, but if you are looking for a clean, comfortable, convenient, pet friendly, well priced hotel with friendly staff, and comfortable beds for a weekend stay, then this is your place :) Thanks Geoff! Larry from Redondo Beach

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The rooms were clean and fresh. They were very helpful over the phone and very pleasant in person. I would stay here again, when in town. The outside looks a little old, but they all the amenities necessary to make you feel at home. The mattresses were the best I could have slept forever, but I had business to attend to. They're Simmons mattresses and you can purchase them at a discount, I believe. I loved the dispensers they had for soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, this way there's no waste.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Cerritos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Inn was clean and well maintained. Rooms were attractive and comfortable. Breakfast should definitely have the term Continental in front of it - a little sparse. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Would try someplace else next time but wouldn't be heartbroken if I wound up here again either.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ojai_Now, General Manager at Casa Ojai Inn, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for your feedback on our little property. We do pay attention to our guests feedback and I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you and others our future plans to address your concerns about the limited breakfast. We have proceeded and completed our new commercial kitchen which will now allow us to expand our menu and move to create plans for a larger breakfast room. I hope you will stay with us again and track our progress.

Sincerely,

Jim Johnson
General Manager
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Additional Information about Casa Ojai Inn

Address: 1302 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
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Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa Ojai Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are nestled among the Topa Topa Mountains in Ojai, California conveniently located near the quaint Ojai Village and across from the newly renovated Soule Park Golf Course, which has been awarded a 4 star rating from Golf Digest. Begin your journey through the Ojai Village with the Ojai Trolley stopping regularly in front of Casa Ojai Inn or if you are feeling adventurous you can rent a bike and ride the Ojai Valley Trail, a paved trail that leads you through Ojai and beyond to the beautiful Ventura County beaches. Our picturesque Libbey Park, located in the center of our small town, rests underneath a canopy of large oak trees with a playground for the kids and a bandstand for our local Summer Night Concerts. Libbey Park is also the home of the public tennis courts used for the finals of The Ojai Tennis Tournament and the Libbey Bowl amphitheater which hosts Ojai's famous Music Festival and numerous other concerts and events throughout the year. The Ojai Village is filled with unique shops, exquisite restaurants, art galleries, and spas. Breath-taking yet challenging golf courses can be found close to the hotel and are perfect for year round golfing. Hotel guests will find Ojai an ideal location for day-trips to the Los Padres National Forest and Lake Casitas for fishing, hiking, biking, and climbing experiences. Remember to bring a swimsuit for the water holes that you may discover as you are exploring the natural beauty. A complimentary expanded continental breakfast is served daily. Guests will enjoy a refreshing swim in our Salt-Water pool and Jacuzzi and sunbathing on our spacious sundeck. Our guests can enjoy discounts for spa services at the Ojai Day Spa or stay fit with complimentary passes to the Bryant Street Gym. Meeting facilities are available for group events in conjunction with the Soule Golf course banquet facility. ... more   less 
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Best Western Ojai
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