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“A fabulous get away in Ojai” 5 of 5 stars
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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Covina, California, USA
Level Contributor
95 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A fabulous get away in Ojai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Emerald Iguana Inn is a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful refuge in Ojai. We have stayed here before, but this was a perfect place to rest and recoup. We stayed in Feather; the fireplace put out all the heat we needed during a chilly and rainy stay, and the coffee service in the room was perfect. It was too wet and chilly to sit on the patio, but we will happily come back and use the space another time. We had intended to have an anniversary dinner at Suzanne's, but they were closed on Tuesdays! The office staff made several suggestions and we tried Feast Bistro, which may be our new favorite restaurant in Ojai. The renovations are ongoing, but even though there was construction during our entire three-day stay, there was no noise, and we never felt as though we were imposed upon by the workers. A great spot to rest and renew! Fabulous!

Room Tip: We liked the private patio attached to Feather.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was our fourth visit to the Emerald Iguana Inn, and as before, it was wonderful! The atmosphere is so peaceful and soothing. Everyone associated with this paradise works hard to make sure everything is perfect for each guest. The staff went out of their way to help with every request and had excellent recommendations for hikes, meals, and other things to do. We had read some good reviews of other hotels in Ojai and thought we'd give them a look while we were there. None of them came close to the wonderful accommodations at the Emerald Iguana. We will continue to return to this tranquil place.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Iguanapwr1, Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you to all of our recent guests who have taken the time to write such lovely reviews about their visits to our property. We are very happy your stays were enjoyable, especially since we were undergoing remodel/construction. We look forward to having you back again in the near future to see our beautifully completed renovation.
Thank you again!
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Idyllwild
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and I found the accomodations more that satisfactory. The room that we stayed in (Tadpole) was clean and had exceptionally comfortable mattress. Beautiful grounds. Far enough yet close enough to town.
Staff was courteous as well as helpful.
We will definitely return to this wonderful place.
Pete & Suzy Capparelli

Room Tip: We had the Tadpole room--good location for loading and unloading the car and close to the office. I...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Well, we just returned from one of the best weekends away EVER! I hesitate to rate the Emerald Iguana so highly for selfish reasons. I want to ALWAYS be able to reserve a room there and receive the top service, excellent quality and professional friendly service we experienced this last weekend without being told they are booked for the next year! Seriously, the Emerald Iguana is A FIND if you want a quite relaxing time spent in comfortable luxury. We went with friends who stayed in THE RAVEN and we stayed in the LILLY PAD. Both rooms were exceptional. I must also say that the staff is friendly, professional and attentive without being the least bit invasive. The staff leaves around 7 pm so you feel like you are left in the lap of luxury until the next morning when you have a very nice breakfast served on the patio at poolside.

This is truly a lovely place, small and quiet. It was restful and, although full for the weekend, we only ran into a few couples at check out and breakfast. By the way, the guests were lovely as well, all of us feeling we were treated with the upmost hospitality!

Thanks to all the staff at The Emerald Iguana. We will be back this summer!
Marcia

Room Tip: We did not see a fitness center but this was not important to us as there are lovely hikes in the ar...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very impressed with our stay here! Even though our neighbors were noisy their first night, the managers were all over it once they were made aware and they were quiet the rest of their stay (thank you, Jade!). Room was lovely (grasshopper), service was great! So quiet and peaceful! Exceeded our expectations! We'll be back!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Oceanside, California, United States
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Wonderful stay, beautiful property and the staff were very helpful and courteous. Highly recommended! I would love to go back again and again to enjoy each room as they are all different. And....their partner property the Blue Iguana is pet friendly - so I will be taking my furry family members there!

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Fallbrook, CA
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We just got back from a friends weekend in Ojai. It was our first stay at the Emerald Iguana, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in the Lily Pad suite, with a full kitchen, living room, two full baths, and two bedrooms (one, a loft). Breakfast was very nice, with orange juice, yogurt, cereal, bagels, hard-boiled eggs and instant oatmeal. We didn't have time for lazing around in the room and happy hour on one of our two patios on this visit (plus it was a tad chilly in the morning and evening), but we want to allow for that on our next!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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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): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Emerald Iguana Inn 2*
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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