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Blue Iguana Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 14, 2004

I am a local Ojai resident who recently had last minute, out of town guests visit. We didn't have room at our house for them so we started calling local hotels to find them a place to stay. We really wanted them to be somewhere nice although we knew they were on a tight budget. We called around to the local generic motels for pricing. We also decided to call the Blue Iguana Inn because we knew it was really beautiful, unique, and would be something very special for our guests, although we were pretty sure it would be out of their price range. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that their rooms weren't much more expensive than the local chain motel. In fact our friends were quoted less than a $100.00 per night for a spacious room decorated with antique mexican furnishings and original local artwork. When we took them to check in, we were greeted by a very friendly lady who was helpful in every way. She even gave our friends a complimentary suite upgrade when she found out we were locals. We were all delighted by the beautiful landscaping, so natural and lush, as well as the whimsical garden sculptures and broken tile mosaic "blue iguana" fountain.
My friends just loved their stay. The Blue Iguana was a wonderful, yet econimical, place to introduce them to the magic of the Ojai Valley.
Thanks again - Blue Iguana

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed April 6, 2004

The hotel refused to honor a 2 suite, 1 room 3 day reservation made 2 months prior to arrival date. The hotel management and owner accepted a reservation for one of our confirmed suites from a prior guest and decided to bump us to another suite on the last night of our visit. I explained to the owner (a local Ojia architect) that it would be very inconvenient to move after 2 nights. She had little or no compassion or consideration and although our accomodations were booked months in advance she had no intention of assisiting us. She explained the other party was a repeat guest and therefore a priority (this was our first stay with this property) and if we were not willing to move she would not accomodate us at all. We had called the property to inquire about additional rooms and this news came to us 4 days prior to our arrival. (Had we not called regarding another issue we obviously would have discovered this upon check-in as they had no intention of contacting us prior to our arrival) We were travelling with friends from across the country and had no time to secure other accomodations. We decided to leave Ojai a day early due to this properties egregious error. Durng our stay not once did the owner or management attempt an apology or make amends. The Blue Iguana has lost not only our business but also that of our colleagues and friends in not only Los Angeles but the east coast as well. Diplomacy, integrity and guest satisfaction seems not to be an important factor for this property. Their are other fine properties in the Ojai area that are run by true hospiatlity industry professionals.

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Reviewed September 22, 2003

we found the blue iguana to be a charming jumping-off point to explore ojai. the room was pretty, comfortable and reasonably priced. a drawback: the property is close to a busy road. our suite was toward the back and it was quiet. the hotel serves a nice little breakfast in your room. there is a pool--small but useable--and a jacuzzi. this is not a resort where you'd want to hang out on the property but they provide a nice, kid-friendly place to stay and plenty of good information on local restaurants and hikes.

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Room Tip: La route est assez bruyante mais les chambres bien isolées
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2017
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Room Tip: La nostra stanza era vicina all'area della piscina e della vasca idromassaggio, l'ho trovata...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2017
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Room Tip: Demander une chambre éloignée de la route pour plus de confort mais c'est tout à fait tolérable...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2016
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Room Tip: המקום שקט ופסטורלי כך שלהערכתי כל החדרים טובים
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  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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: $160 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Iguana Inn 3.5*
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/ uniquely decorated rooms, suites and bungalows. Many with fireplaces and private patios or courtyards. Spacious grounds w/ lush gardens, pool & spa. Tile mosaic, sculpture and original artwork throughout. Complimentary continental breakfast & in-room spa services. Dog friendly upon approval. ... more   less 
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