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The Oaks at Ojai
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I recently spent 4 nights at The Oaks. This was my seconds visit, the first several years ago. This was like summer camp for adults. They served delicious healthy meals and snacks and there were many activities and classes to participate in. I found the entire staff extremely nice and welcoming. We chose a cottage rather than a room in the main building. This is a great way to kick start a healthy lifestyle. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We really enjoy going to the Oaks Health spa and the laid back feeling everyone has. Ojai is a nice town and we really enjoy the staff and meeting fellow guests that travel from all around the world to be at the spa.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I spent 7 days recently at the Oaks.. I have been researching facilitlies of this kind for awhile, a place where fitness and diet are the focus. One also in a nice environment and affordable were 2 of my other main criteria for this venture. I LOVED the oaks! It was definetely one of the most affordable spa/resorts of its kind that i found. It was like camp for women! We were all on a 1200 calorie a day food plan, I wont even say diet because the food was delicious! i would say i ended up loving at least 90% of what was served. And there were always alternate options if you didnt like what was on the menu..but i never opted for that. Every morning offered 3 hikes of varying levels of fitness, then a full schedule of exercise classes all day! Everything from zumba to bootcamp classes all taught by very cool instructors.
I went alone and chose to have a roommate. This could have been a scary proposition, but was just fine.. my roommate was close in age to me, and we got alot just fine..in fact i made a new friend.
The facility is definitely no frills, but all very clean and efficient. This is probably part of why the cost is affordable. I was very impressed by the constant efforts to recycle and stay green, they recommended writing your name on your plastic cups, and using the same towel for the day etc.. i appreciate these efforts. Shelia the owner was on site almost every day, she is amazing! almost 80 and still teaching classes and mingling with her guests constantly!
Im an avid exerciser, but tried many forms of new exercise and loved that!
Most of the women have been coming there for years and i will become one of them.. i cant wait to go back next year!

Room Tip: the rooms on the street side have balcony's but it can be alittle loud.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I grew up in this lovely town and came back to visit with my boyfriend. We arranged to stay at The Oaks and when we let Peter the General Manager know we worked in hospitality in NYC and we shared a few laughs about our industry. We had a fireplace and a patio and even a private place to lay out in the sun. The suite was as large as our apartment in the New York City area. The front desk staff had all our paper work waiting for us as we came into the hotel fairly late. The service from our housekeeper, the cooks, front desk, and management was spotless. We enjoyed staying in for one of the evening programs and appreciate how relaxed the atmosphere of the Oaks is for the guests. It was affordable, low key and in a beautiful setting. We will certainly be seeing you Maria, Oatley, Maura and all those we missed this time around.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

My sister and I live on opposite sides of the continent. In January 2013 we got together at The Oaks at Ojai for the Yoga/Tai Chi/QiGong/Pilates week. We stayed in a regular double room on the second floor. Everything was perfect! We loved our room. Even though I normally take baths, the shower-only bathroom was so nice I truly found it no hardship. I worried that the super-healthy diet would taste like straw and leave me starving but in fact the meals were delicious and satisfying. The special class schedule for this week was packed with fun interesting classes that were not too demanding for me (age 64) and also lots of more challenging ones for my more fit younger sister. Some of the instructors were not so young they might as well have come from another planet, and their fitness was inspiring rather than discouraging. I particularly liked starting every day with the Brisk Morning Walk. When we were not participating in a scheduled activity, my sister and I spent many hours strolling, shopping, and snacking our way around the charming town, which was easy because you stepped right out the front door of the hotel onto the main street. I have researched alternatives, and have found nowhere else that offers such a perfect program at any price - and many of them cost double or more. I'll be back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Where do I begin? When I arrived the illuminated water fountain beckoned me in. The night staff greeted me with kindness and professionalism. My suite was adorable, and the hot tub was sooo relaxing. The first day I took the brisk walk with a guide. The second day I took the hour-long walk. Healthy meals and snacks are offered all day. Meals easily can be altered for those with special needs. I got a hair cut in the salon, and the cut is perfect for me. The mind/body class taught by the owner Sheila Cluff was informative and inspiring. There is free wireless internet if you need it. I'm told the outdoor pool with gorgeous mountain views is heated, but I never got a chance to use it. I introduced myself to other guests from California and other states. We reveled in our differences and commonalities. We shared stories of how to get healthy. I met many ladies who are repeat customers of the spa, some of whom even get to choose the same room!

Room Tip: A suite offers more privacy.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I spent seven fabulous, luxurious, fun filled days and nights at the Oaks. Words cannot express the beauty of the surrounding scenery. Majestic pink mountains tower in the background. The foliage is beautifully kept and abundant throughout the grounds. I was fortunate to have a large, private room on the corner, first floor, with widows that opened to the pool area. It was quite a treat to have a much needed massage then simply walk across the hall to my room to retire. (They schedule spa services as late as 10:30). My facial was done by Jan, and she was marvelous! My skin was so smooth and soft, more even. My Brazilian blowout, which I love, was done by Danielle. It was my first trip alone, and I never felt lonely. The staff, fellow travelers and townspeople were more than friendly. It was such a privilege meeting so many interesting and lovely people. The fitness classes were varied and a great sampling of workouts are ideal for someone looking for their niche. I'm already planning to return annually, as I feel the Oaks is a wonderful investment in my future. I'm ten pounds lighter and feeling better than ever! Thank you to the exceptional staff at the Oaks for an amazing week! This mama needed it!

Room Tip: Room 117 was on the corner, near the pools.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Oaks at Ojai

Address: 122 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3296
Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Ojai
Price Range: $225 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It’s not just what you lose. It’s what you gain. THE OAKS AT OJAI EXPERIENCE The women who choose the Oaks at Ojai year after year are wise enough to understand what really matters. Weight loss, yes. Fun fitness and healthy delicious meals, of course. Outstanding spa treatments, absolutely. But as the only spa retreat in the US designed for women over 40, this is a place that offers more. A casual, supportive environment. Peace and solitude. Laughter and friendship. All-inclusive affordability. Plus, everything you need to develop smart, sustainable habits. Welcome to the Oaks at Ojai. ... more   less 
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