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“ENCHANTING & WHIMISICAL!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“ENCHANTING & WHIMISICAL!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2011

If you are looking for a great quiet getaway, look no further. My wife and I stayed for two nights. We were told the place was booked, but you could have fooled us because it was so quiet and serene. We stayed in the Toad Room, which I understand is one of the smaller rooms, but it was well appointed and comfortable. Wine, cheese and fruit in the afternoon and a no frills continental breakfast in the morning were just right. Easy walk to and from town. Front desk staff was very helpful. NOT for kids of any age. This is a place where you go to getaway and not be bothered.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LASurfGuy
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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TACOMA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2011

The grounds are lovely, with beautiful smelling flowers and thick foilage. The pool is kinda small with not that much privacy, but it is lovely. Plenty of room for parking but you have to drag you bags a long way to your room. Each little bungalow is like having a separate house of your own. There was a free poolside breakfast available which was a nice gestrure. We stayed in the Toad room next to the office. It was clean and quiet, but I did not sleep well due to the cell tower antenna on the roof of the office. Microwave radiation was beaming down on me all night and I got ill from it, as I am sensitive to cell towers, I did inquire beforehand if there were any cell towers nearby that hotel and was told by the booking agency and by the management that there were none. I also looked at the cell tower maps for the town of Ojai and that hotel was shown to be clear of any. That is precicely why I booked this particular hotel, but imagine my surprise when I was forced to endure my stay there by getting hammered with radiation after trying so hard to avoid it. When I told the two women in the office that my room was contaminated, they were uninterested in my concerns and said that cell phone reception was a priority and that it is impossible to get away from the antennas anyway. If I would have known about the antenna, I would have moved the car down the block and slept in it. Other than that fiasco, I would have had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SUPERDROVE
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Iguanapwr1, General Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this review, May 24, 2011
We do not have a "cell tower" at the Emerald Iguana and to our knowledge there isn't one anywhere in the area. We do have wireless internet access at our property which does require an antenna to transmit the signal to the guest rooms, however, this is standard in any facility that offers wireless internet access.
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Oakland, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2011

Nestled among lush vegetation our cottage had a front porch, lovely & comfortable furniture, art & all amenities. Would love to go back.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank deelurie
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2011

Every time i stay at the Emerald Iguana, I love it more. It is just enchanting - as well as peaceful and cozy. Love the poolside breakfasts, listening to the birds.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bdubois
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Valley Village, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2011

The room was great. We had a nice clawfoot tub, our own private patio, a fireplace and a comfortable bed. I didn't like that the sink was in the bedroom and not the bathroom. The TV was small and difficult to operate.

The staff was really helpful, answering all of our questions, helping us get reservations, bringing us whatever we needed.

I also liked the breakfast and the nightly wine and cheese spread. The pool was beautiful. It was nice to relax in the sun on the patio.

The location is good. It's a little bit of a walk to the main part of town.

Room Tip: Grasshopper room is very nice
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mike7467
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2011

We found this small retreat on the internet and it was amazing! The grounds are so beautiful, tucked away at the end of a street just a few blocks from town. Breakfast out by the pool was so lovely and we had a unique event in that it snowed on the weekend we were there and we sat in the jacuzzi as it fell and melted. No one had ever seen snow in Ojai so it was quite spectacular!
The open air farmers market was just down the street and the produce, honey, fresh olive oils, and tamales were wonderful!! We went to some great restaurants in Ojai and just enjoyed a pleasant weekend. We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janandjeff82
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Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2011

What a wonderful place--serenity, solitude, and something special. The setting is magnificent, the rooms are spacious and meticulously cared for. We particularly enjoy being able to sit outside at night and hear nothing and see the stars. The Emerald allows you to completely unwind and is so handy to all that Ojai offers. All of the personnel are terrific and really go out of their way to be helpful. Sherry at the front desk is super. A special place to visit. This was our third of fourth stay and hopefully many to come. Rich & Kasumi

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rosu67
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Property: Emerald Iguana Inn
Address: 108 Pauline St, End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023-1815
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Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Emerald Iguana Inn is Ojai's most beautiful boutique hotel. This lovely, romantic boutique Inn offers luxury accommodations in a serene setting just a few minutes walk from the scenic downtown Ojai. Luxuriously decorated rooms, suites and cottages surround a crystaline pool & spa. Many offer whirlpool or clawfoot bathtubs, fireplaces or private balconies. Daily continental breakfast. Wine & cheese reception offered Spring & Summer weekends. In-room spa services. ... more   less 
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