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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“A real gem and we'd return in a heartbeat!”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was our first time in Ojai, and we had a great experience there which was enhanced by our stay at the Emerald Iguana Inn. We had the Frog Suite, which was really a small house-sized suite, with kitchen, spacious living room, large bedroom & bath, and a spacious covered porch with comfortable chairs. The breakfast was more than adequate, and our hostess was friendly and helpful. Anyone renting the Frog suite should know, however, that the bed has wood side rails which they would feel getting into and out of the bed. Also, for those who like to read in bed, the lighting was not good, as the small table with a lamp on it had to be moved to make room to get into the left side of the bed. All in all, these were minor inconveniences for a truly charming inn with lush landscaping and a quiet location.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Covina, California, USA
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Emerald Iguana is a favorite, but they have recently remodeled and the place really benefited from the redo! We stayed in the Cricket suite, which has two floors, two balconies, an enclosed patio, enough beds for 3 people, a full kitchen and two TVs. Having said all that, the best thing about this place is how tranquil it is. There is a no kids no pets policy; the sister property Blue Iguana Inn is a family friendly inn up the road, so even though it was New Year's Eve, the hot tub was occupied until very late, it was quiet and lush. From every window, we felt like we were in a tree house. The staff is great; the room was cleaned while we were out for breakfast! Ojai is a place to go if you want to ride a bike, watch the sun set, read a book, eat some great food. And the Emerald Iguana Inn is the place to stay. So beautiful, so calm, so tranquil, just what you want when the world is weighing you down! Happy New Year!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We came here for our tenth anniversary looking for a romantic, secluded getaway. We found that and more. From the helpful, unobtrusive staff to the beautiful architecture and serene setting to the proximity to town, this place was perfect. We will be returning for sure and recommending to all our friends and family.

Room Tip: Any room is amazing, but the cottages are truly remarkable.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

I go to Emerald Iguana to be quiet, to be peaceful, and to revel in the joys of Ojai. My work is stressful and demanding, and this respite is exactly the right tonic. People are helpful and engaging and you can't beat the location or the facilities. I book a week every year.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Cape Coral Fl
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Acorn Suite while visiting relatives in Ojai. The suite was cozy and comfy with a full kitchen, dining area and sitting area that included a stove with gas logs. The TV was in the sitting area so no TV watching was possible from the bed. There was a spacious private courtyard off our suite. Service by all the staff was very good. Our only complaint was the bathroom. The configuration was odd and awkward. The sink was just off the sleeping area but the toilet and shower were up a floor. Seriously. Three giant steps up. And the toilet faced a wall and was very, very close. Knees to wall close. We would definitely stay here again but would choose another space to avoid this weird bathroom design.

Room Tip: If steps are an issue then avoid the Acorn Suite because the bathroom is up a floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had a very comfortable stay at the Emerald Iquana. The staff was very service oriented and the breakfast was excellent: fresh scones, eggs, coffee - all served poolside in a lovely setting. The room also had a kitchen with everything we needed to make a little late night snack

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Kingsburg
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending two nights at the emerald Inn two weekends ago. We had never been to Ojai before; yet alone the Emerald Iguana Inn. We loved it from beginning to end. The staff there was so helpful and cordial. We loved the Feather Room; a delight to stay in. We walked downtown several times from the inn, which was no problem. The Emerald Iguana Inn is truly a hidden gem in a quaint little town. Can't wait to stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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