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“Magical Place, very cool, staff...meh” 4 of 5 stars
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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Magical Place, very cool, staff...meh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We 3 girlfriends stayed in "Raven" for 2 nights. The cottage was heaven. There is a nice kitchen with fridge, stove & microwave. The 2 rooms were cute and clean. Beds super comfortable. One room had the kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with a tub. The other room, where I stayed, had two full beds and a bathroom with shower and pedistal sink. We had a quaint "family room" with a TV and couch and chair.
There was a porch with teak chairs and electric candles. It's super quiet and you feel like you're not even running into the other guests. The free breakfast has hard boiled eggs, Fage yogurt, granola, oatmeal, fruit and baked goods. The coffee is great and there is tea & juice. If you get the Raven, you'll feel pretty well taken care of. You can shop nearby at the Rainbow Bridge and pick up some other goodies if you want for snacks.
The front desk attendant seemed young and uninterested in explaining much or welcoming us. Whatever. We still LOVED the place for the time we stayed and would love to stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

A good choice in Ojai. Very relaxed vibe, staff quite friendly and helpful. Breakfast is good but served outdoors so the experience is weather dependent. Our room (Tadpole) was not that wonderful; dark despite the skylights and very little soundproofing. You could hear every move in the bathroom next door.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

An absolutely terrific stay. From the calling ahead to see if the room was ready early(and it was). Jade and the rest of the staff were incredibly accomodating.
The grounds are serene and well done. The room was an incredible experience! So quiet.
DEFINTELY enjoy the wonderful breakfast by the pool...........and call Dutch if you need a taxi anywhere.........
Can not wait to return

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Covina, California, USA
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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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Thank C S
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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

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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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Thank Marcia D
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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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