This is a comfortable, clean, and fairly priced hotel. Here's the stuff I liked:
-the rooms were clean
-the beds were very comfortable
-the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful (thank you Hanna!)
-pet friendly hotel
-price per night was good, we actually booked it through an offer we received on LivingSocial.com
-the shampoo was very nice, one of my wife's favorites
-free wifi internet service, and it had pretty good speed
-they have a pretty decent continental breakfast served each morning, with some pretty good coffee actually, and that is included in your room rate.
-location is within a quick walk into the heart of downtown, and it's also right next to Gridley road, which if you drive just North up Gridley about a mile or so, there is an AWESOME walking trail (called Gridley trail) just above town which has has fantastic views of town and the valley. This trail is especially nice in early morning or right before sunset, and takes you along orange groves and tangerine groves, pretty cool
-A quick 10 minute drive from Casa Ojai Inn to the East end of the valley is Meditation Mount, which is a great place to watch the sunset or just bring a blanket and sit in the gardens and chill, or if you are into it, take a free meditation class
-the outside is a bit outdated, but overall it's a comfortable and well priced hotel
-I'd recommend getting a 2nd floor room like we did, as we've heard the first floor rooms can get a bit noisy at times from guests in the floor above.
-when we first walked in, our room had a bit of a musty smell. we called the front desk and got some air freshener to spray in the room and opened up the front door for a few minutes and it went away. I did notice that it happened both days we were here, but using the air freshener spray seemed to take care of it
-They were upgrading/fixing the pool and Jacuzzi during our stay so we weren't able to use them, which would have been good after our hiking trip. But, on the bright side, when they are done with the work, the next round of guests will be able to enjoy them.
Overall I think the owner Geoff has done a pretty job with the place and he offers a well priced product with nicely trained staff. If you are looking for five star accommodations ,this is not the place, but if you are looking for a clean, comfortable, convenient, pet friendly, well priced hotel with friendly staff, and comfortable beds for a weekend stay, then this is your place :) Thanks Geoff! Larry from Redondo Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are nestled among the Topa Topa Mountains in Ojai, California conveniently located near the quaint Ojai Village and across from the newly renovated Soule Park Golf Course, which has been awarded a 4 star rating from Golf Digest. Begin your journey through the Ojai Village with the Ojai Trolley stopping regularly in front of Casa Ojai Inn or if you are feeling adventurous you can rent a bike and ride the Ojai Valley Trail, a paved trail that leads you through Ojai and beyond to the beautiful Ventura County beaches. Our picturesque Libbey Park, located in the center of our small town, rests underneath a canopy of large oak trees with a playground for the kids and a bandstand for our local Summer Night Concerts. Libbey Park is also the home of the public tennis courts used for the finals of The Ojai Tennis Tournament and the Libbey Bowl amphitheater which hosts Ojai's famous Music Festival and numerous other concerts and events throughout the year. The Ojai Village is filled with unique shops, exquisite restaurants, art galleries, and spas. Breath-taking yet challenging golf courses can be found close to the hotel and are perfect for year round golfing. Hotel guests will find Ojai an ideal location for day-trips to the Los Padres National Forest and Lake Casitas for fishing, hiking, biking, and climbing experiences. Remember to bring a swimsuit for the water holes that you may discover as you are exploring the natural beauty. A complimentary expanded continental breakfast is served daily. Guests will enjoy a refreshing swim in our Salt-Water pool and Jacuzzi and sunbathing on our spacious sundeck. Our guests can enjoy discounts for spa services at the Ojai Day Spa or stay fit with complimentary passes to the Bryant Street Gym. Meeting facilities are available for group events in conjunction with the Soule Golf course banquet facility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Ojai Hotel Ojai
- Best Western Ojai
- Ojai Best Western