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“A quiet welcome retreat”
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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Two nights at the Emerald Iguana were not enough! A very private, quiet retreat in Ojai off the main street but within a five to ten minute walk of the stores and restaurants. No room service, no phones, lush landscaping all add to the peacefulness of the property. I had a wonderful in-room facial by Judy which topped off a quiet day. The receptionist was friendly and polite.
There is no assistance with luggage, however, I'm sure if necessary due to physical limitations, they would have been happy to help. I hope someday to return and enjoy the Inn!

Room Tip: The Treehouse: up a flight of private stairs. Windows look out to the trees and some of the surrou...
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

I reserved the Peacock Suite for two nights for visiting cousins. They enjoyed the setting, and the location in Ojai was very convenient to our getting together. The grounds are beautiful, and the atmosphere quiet and restful.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Emerald Iguana is tucked away on a little street north of Ojai's main drag. It's within easy walking distance of town, restaurants and shops. The inn is totally Ojai - adobe-style walls, eclectic decor, laid back adult vibe. We stayed in Toad Room, which is all the was available when we made the reservation - it was simple and very very comfortable. For me the best part of the inn is that it is dead quiet. They seem to have taken care to cultivate a near silent culture there and the rooms seem to be arranged to not share walls. The poolside breakfast is just icing on the cake. I will definitely be staying there again, and I will recommend to friends. Two big thumbs up.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

I decided to head to Ojai from Los Angeles for a celebratory solo weekend, 3 YEAR CANCER FREE ANNIVERSARY treat! I found this little gem on Trip Advisor and I was MORE than pleased! It's nestled away in a residential area, so you know what that means........QUIETTTTTTTTTTTTTTT and super peaceful. They even enforce a 9:30pm quiet time policy and are not too kid friendly(their sister property is, no worries). I stayed in the "Cricket" room, a two-story with balconies that looked as if I was in a tree house when I sat outside and right infront of my doorstep was the pool and sauna! I even got up a bit early once to partake in their complimentary breakfast outside on their patio! And lets not forget the in-room massage I had right after checking in! And if you worried about being centrally located to shops and resturants....DON'T BE....Several things are in walking distance...Seriously, this place was AWESOME!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Emerald Iguana is a wonderful little hotel and the Treehouse is a great room to stay in; well appointed and extremely comfortable. Everything has a special touch: from the nice breakfast poolside to the way the rooms are decorated. I highly recommend the Emerald Iguana.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Pros: pretty landscaping, interesting architecture, thoughtful touches, accommodating and friendly staff, breakfast nice for continental (includes protein - hard boiled eggs and cheese)

Cons: minor, but if you get up early in the morning you should bring some coffee grounds from home; bathrooms a little dates; 7-8 blocks from restaurants, etc.

It would be really neat to stay here in the rain - so cozy. Also the grounds are pretty at night with the lighting and interesting at art during the day. The suites are really big and nice, but the standard rooms not so much - worth the upgrade.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a great place. We have been there as a surprise for my wife on her birthday. There was a problem with our original suite, so they upgraded us without even mentioning. The large suite was great, we had a great time and they were super hospitable. It is in a quaint neighbourhood, had a lot of fireplaces in the suite, and were a great staff... while being really close to the downtown.

Room Tip: Frog room is huge and an experience... with 2 fireplaces and a palatial experience
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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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