This was our third trip to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. We live in Santa Barbara and it's the perfect not-so-far getaway for special occasions. We took our young children this time and the hotel is very family friendly, but you don't feel overwhelmed by families and the ones there were very respectful of the fact that this is a tranquil place. We spent hours in the jacuzzi and pool, playing tennis, and exploring the grounds. I took a yoga class and visited the spa for a few hours and loved every second. It was a birthday and we all had beautiful gourmet cupcakes awaiting our arrival. The rooms are very comfortable and quaint with pretty Spanish tiles in the bathrooms. The amenities are very good. The landscaping, mountains in the background are surreal, like you are walking in a painting. The service is very professional from the front desk to the spa to the gift store - every single person I encountered was friendly and helpful. There is plenty to do in Ojai if you have a few days to spend here. There is a lot of hiking in addition to the resort activities. A lot of artists live here and you feel that in the downtown area where you can pick up beautiful hand-made art at places like "Made in Ojai." We know we will keep going back for many years to come.