Let me start by saying that the ONLY reason I was able to come here was thanks to a sniqueaway coupon -- made it MUCH more affordable. The property, the staff and the rooms are all exquisite -- top of the line. The backdrop of Ojai makes it even better (even on a rainy weekend like we had). Shopping in the downtown stretch is super cute. Highly recommend grabbing a glass of wine at Barrel 33 -- cute, cozy little place!
You should know that EVERYTHING at the hotel is top of the line, and with that comes a high price tag. If you're worrying about spending too much money for a weekend getaway, this probably won't be the most relaxing place for you (since all you'll be thinking of is how much everything costs). If, however, you go into it knowing you're going to drop some money, it makes it a little less stressful and you really do soak in the relaxing vibes this place has to offer. I do have to admit that we didn't get any spa treatment (because of the cost), but most people that are here can afford to drop the money on treatments. I can get those treatments for half the cost in LA, so I had a tough time rationalizing spending that kind of money. We did walk into the spa, and I can see why this place gets rave reviews -- the place looked amazing. I should also note that we saw a LOT of girls' weekend getaway trips. Not a bad idea if you have money!!
I'd love to come back in the summer and enjoy the pool areas. It was rainy the whole time we were there and I STILL enjoyed every minute of it. Beds were AMAZINGLY comfortable and the chocolate chip cookie ice cream dessert was unreal (talk about a birthday treat!).