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“Family Reunion”
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Blue Iguana Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Muckeogn,MI
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3 reviews
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“Family Reunion”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I booked the Blue Iguana Inn for our out-of-state family and friends during the weekend of my daughter's wedding. It was such a lovely complement to her wedding in the Matilija Canyon. The accommodations were perfect for small/large get togethers with sitting areas tucked away here and there. Each suite/room/hacienda had classy decor that didn't favor one guest over another. They all commented how much they loved their accommodations. We especially enjoyed the outdoor fireplace at the Hacienda House. It became our gathering spot in the evenings. With a fire roaring, our family and friends seated around us, the Blue Iguana became a resting spot in the midst of a busy wedding weekend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I traveled up to Ojai this past week to honor the Summer Solstice and play some golf. I needed a reasonably priced motel for one night. I had stayed at The Emerald Iguana several years ago. It was booked so I checked out the sister property.
My room was well appointed, had a good bed and a flat screen TV. The property is well maintained and has some nice quiet places under the shady trees.
It is close to all things Ojai and the staff were all very nice.
A pleasant memory and some great golf!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed for three nights recently to celebrate our second anniversary. The king suite, on the second floor of an impressive, villa-like building combining Spanish and Moroccan architectural features and tucked away toward the rear of the property, was wonderfully spacious, clean, quiet, tastefully decorated and deliciously comfortable. We particularly loved the hardwood floors and the beam ceilings.

The grounds of the Blue Iguana are lovely --- planted with a variety of trees and flowers --- and you can sit at a table underneath the sprawling oak on the lawn and watch mourning doves, woodpeckers, flycatchers and hummingbirds flit through the branches. There is also a small pool and a Jacuzzi sheltered by thick stands of bamboo. It is the perfect place to relax.

The staff was delightful! We'd like to give a special shout-out to Jamie, who traipsed from the office to the balcony of our suite in order to take a picture of my husband and I on the evening of our anniversary. That type of kindness is not soon to be forgotten...

We will definitely be returning to this little paradise!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Placentia, California
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The older I get, the more I realize a place really gains character by its landscaping. This place exceeded my expectations in this area. The trees are artfully trimmed, the plants thoughtfully placed, the artwork is placed strategically to make the place even more enchanting. Loved sitting under the big oak tree with our breakfast! As for our room, it was really great. It was super relaxing having a hot stone massage there. I didn't have to drive back home and just took a couple of steps to go take a nap. The staff is helpful, but unobtrusive. Can't wait to return to the Blue Iguana Inn.

Room Tip: Room number 8 is large and has a kitchen, living room, and a great view of the pool. It can be a li...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed June 18, 2013

My sister and I wanted a weekend getaway from L.A. and we knew Ojai was beautiful. What we didn't know about was the Blue Iguana, and to our surprise, we wanted to spend most of our time at the Inn! The grounds and suites/rooms are gorgeous, staff is responsive and location to town a few minutes away. Idyllic.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Cod, MA
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Just driving into the grounds of the Blue Iguana Inn sets the tone, with the tranquil adobe buildings, beautifully maintained grounds, and the iguana fountain. It's a little paradise, right on the main road into Ojai. We had requested a room toward the rear of the property, which we loved. It was more of a suite, with a small entry room, a very large bedroom with two balconies, a gas fireplace and a kitchenette. The bathroom was great, and everything was clean and comfortable. I used the pool, which was clean and refreshing and very private. We only stayed one night, on our way down from San Francisco to San Diego, but I wished we could have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Upland, California, United States
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I visited Ojai and the Blue Iguana Inn for the first time and it will not be our last. We had such an amazing experience at the Inn we will definately be returning in the future. We went up in the middle of the week and took advantage of a mid-week package that included a bottle of wine, soveneir wine glasses, restaurant vouchers, and the unforgettable couples massages. The staff called us to schedule the massages before we arrived. When we came to check in, the staff made reservations for some of the restaurants we had vouchers for, so we did not have to call ourselves. They took care of everything. In addition to offering great service, the Blue Iguana Inn provides a continental breakfast every morning located in a Spanish style kitchen on the property. The rooms at the Inn are adorable spanish-style rooms. Our room had a whirlpool hottub for us to enjoy and full kitchen. The Inn is close to downtown and other Ojai activities. We loved the Blue Iguana Inn and you will too.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Blue Iguana Inn
Address: 11794 N Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3872
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Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Iguana Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Called "Hip & Stylish" by Sunset Magazine, the Blue Iguana is a lovely, historic spanish style villa-inn w/ custom decorated rooms, suites and bungalows. Spacious grounds w/ lush gardens, pool & spa. Tile mosaic, sculpture and original artwork throughout. Complimentary continental breakfast & in-room spa services. ... more   less 
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