Drove to Ojai from LA (a 2 hour drive) to seek peace and relaxation and possible sightings of the Bionic Woman and Ellen Degeneres, who have taken up homes here. The drive is very scenic-you go through winding roads of agricultural lands, pastoral villages and wellness centers until you get to the historic town of Ojai. Su Nido is a block from the main road, has lots of parking. It is in the Spanish mission style of architecture and very quaint, as is the rest of the town. I arrived early for the 3PM checkin, so I was told to wait and walk around downtown for a couple of hours. I was able to see the park, visit the Ojai Valley Museum, go to the historic shopping arcade and visit the other famous hotel Oaks of Ojai and eat lunch in those 2 hours!
Upon check in, the hotel inn keeper is very nice and helpful-I was ushered into a very nice suite with a big living room and fireplace, huge patio, small kitchen with fridge, sink, microwave and dining table, a big bathroom with a big shower and tub and lots of counterspace, and a big room with the most comfortable bed. There is is a big flat screen TV in both living and bedrooms, and internet wi fi is free! This is a fun venue for a family or group of friends-which I didn't plan for because I thought this would just be a quick get away. There are no room numbers-each suite has a bird for a name and the Spanish mission decor is carried throughout the suite and the property. There is a central courtyard with a fountain. It would have been nice to have a pool, but this one does not but you can access the other property Casa Ojai which has a pool but it is a couple of blocks away. There is a quaint general store across the street, a personal growth center (one of many) and a thrift shop for bargain hunters. Ojai has many things to offer in terms of quaint shops, spas and wellness centers, hiking, water or outdoor activities in nearby Lake Casitas. I had a birthday to go to in LA so I had to check out early, but I hope I can stay longer next time! This is your nest in Ojai!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Leave the Ordinary World behind and come to Su Nido. Our peaceful suites await you with artful Mission Revival decor, a fireplace, kitchen, private patio, the finest luxury linens and other amenities for your comfort. Relax and refresh. Same day reservations must be made NO LATER than 5 PM (PST) Enjoy the unique flavor of the Ojai village just steps away, including the Arcade, art galleries, LibbyBowl and fine dining, or spend your time in your own private world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Su Nido Inn (Your Nest In Ojai) Hotel Ojai