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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

We travelled to Ojai for a family celebration and needed a place to stay for two nights. After searching the web we came across the Emerald Iguana. They were very polite and professional in all of their dealings on the phone and in person. The price was a higher than I had wanted to spend, but rooms seemed to be booked throughout town that weekend. The location and setting are wonderful...we arrived Sunday to the fragrant scent of eucalyptus. Trees and birdsong everywhere! We stayed in the Leaf room and it was lovely...tropical feel...living and dining room, with kitchen and two queen beds. Very clean. Every room seemed to have it's own balcony or patio. It was very quiet and we appreciated that, although we would have enjoyed talking to a few more of the guests,,,we enjoy getting to know people as we travel. Breakfast was continental but ample...the almond croissants were great! I would recommend the Emeral Iguana Inn very highly!

Room Tip: The Leaf room was large enough for four people.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Spent just one short nite at the Emerald Iguana toward the end of a California road trip and were so sorry we didn't have at least another day to spend there. Rooms are cozy yet spacious - not over the top. The only noise we heard outside in the evening were crickets and other little critters and we passed the time by the pool at sunset watching the hummingbirds and other winged creatures flit about from flowering tree to tree. Will be dreaming of The Emerald Iguana for a long time to come. Thank you!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

This is a pretty little hotel in a woodsy setting, a quick drive or a 10-15 minute walk from the middle of town. The rooms are in cute cottages, and are beautifully furnished. The Treehouse cottage has a living area downstairs, then on the second floor is a gorgeous bedroom with windows on three walls. You can lie on the (super comfortable) bed and just gaze out into the treetops. We have also stayed at the nearby elegant spa hotel, but the Emerald Iguana just has a nicer, more personal feel to it, and you can still visit the spa as a day guest. It's a perfect place for an anniversary getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Enjoyed our stay in the one bedroom leaf cottage. The beds and linens were very comfortable and we liked the setup of our bedroom. It was nice to have a kitchen and the property was very quiet and relaxing. Parking was very convenient.

The negatives would be that they need new towels in the bathroom. They are not soft and new like the bed linens. They were to rough and the bathtub faucets need updating and the toliet handle needed to be held down all the way to flush. The sink was nice and large but the bathroom is small and needs some shelves for our toiletries.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

As repeat visitors to Emerald Iguana, we are delighted that it is still the paradise we remember. Tranquil, private, so comfortable and romantic. Perfect for independent travelers who don't need glitz or hovering employees. The excellent staff go out of their way to make everything delightful. Pricey but worth the splurge. And it's easy walking distance to downtown.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

The Emerald Iguana is a secluded treasure in the heart of the village. It is within walking distance of the downtown but it feels like you are far from people. The rooms and suites are unique and beautifully decorated. They surround a pool and are amidst lush vegetation. Each room is given a name and many have kitchen facilities. Some cottages are perfect for families ( children must be over 14) or groups. Coffee by the pool is a serene experience. This is a lovely place to rest and enjoy the many fine restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Emerald this past weekend and we stayed in the Peacock Room. We LOVED IT! The staff were very friendly and Sheri was great. I loved this place and would recommend it to anyone. All of the rooms are unique and very quaint and lovely. The Inn was booked with half the rooms taken up with a wedding going on but it was very quiet and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. On a Saturday afternoon we felt like we had our own pool. The breakfast was good and light and not at all heavy. We had inroom side by side massages and they were fantastic. On time and very good. We would love to come with our kids when they are older and stay at the Blue Iguana Inn. But for adults only and no dogs this is the right place!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: $226 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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