We just returned from 3 nights there, and everything was as I had hoped it would be.
The valet was quick, courteous, and helpful. Check in was a breeze, and the concierge friendly and knowledgeable. Our room was one of the cheaper ones, and it was still plenty big -- around 550-600 sq ft. It has its own patio overlooking the goft course, and was nicely decorated in the hacienda style. The linens were superb! The mattress was great, and the pillows perfect. The towels were so great, I actually had to read the labels. Turned out they were made of bamboo! Imagine that. I'm going to have to go and look for some now. The turn down service each night was thoughtful, and they actually have bags to store the extra pillows, etc. I wish all hotels would do that.
Like others mentioned, the food here is pricey, and not that great, just good, but not great. Service was excellent though. The in-room coffee is probably the best in-room coffee I have ever had. It was one of those Keurig (sp?) machines with the individual pods, and the coffee tasted great. I used it every day as to avoid paying $8 for coffee at the restaurant. The town of Ojai is very quaint with plenty of places to eat, so that's what we ended up doing most of the time.
I found the spa prices a bit high, but not outrageous for what you get. My friend and I tried to book too late, so we couldn't get appointments, but did get to check out the spa and it was quite nice. We don't golf, so I can't comment, but we saw a lot of happy golfers.
The pools are fabulous. We spent most of the time at the family pool, and service was quite attentive. They have pool toys, floaties, etc for everyone to use. The food there is reasonable, so for sandwiches. etc, it's great. While we were there, they showed movies at the pool on Friday and Saturday nights, and they served free popcorn! Very nice touch.
We particularly enjoyed the bike trails. Bikes are rented at $5/each, so it's a steal. My only complaint is that the bikes do not have water holders.
Bottom line - it's a great place, but be prepared to pay. Bring lots of dollar bills for tipping because there is no self-service anything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For over 80 years, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has been considered one of the best secrets among travelers. Escape to this historic resort of casual elegance featuring luxury accommodations, Spa Ojai, and a championship golf course. Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has 308 deluxe guest rooms, including suites, many with fireplaces and private balconies or patios overlooking the golf course and nearby mountains. Our Spa Penthouse, Hacienda Penthouse and 75 other suites offer you the ultimate in luxury accommodations. ... more less
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