Their website is very beguiling, but unfortunately does not show the property in its current state. The hotel and room decor is 'fifties Cowboy Western....not unpleasant. We had made reservations on-line based on the photos we saw on the site. We were drawn-in by the price of 89.00 for a standard king room. Upon arrival we found the room to be small --- there was a small alcove which we had assumed would have had a sitting area based on the photos, but was - instead - filled with a bunk bed....the king bed in the main room took up most of the room...there were no chairs or table. The bathroom was clean and adequate and the room, although clean, was just too cramped for our two-night stay. There were no premium king rooms available, so we were offered their garden cottage....although we were now there right at check-in time (3:00) that room had neither been cleaned nor made up, but we were offered an acceptable 'upgrade' for that room and took it. The room was all knotty pine, roomy, well furnished and the A/C worked wonderfully. The bathroom was large and well-appointed although a few of the fixtures were slightly loose and had obvious signs of wear. But, at our mid-week of price of 129.00 a night we felt 'you get what you pay for' and we overlooked the broken venetian blind, and broken bedsite lamp switch. The linens and towels were clean. Our major disappointment was the pool. There were only six well-used and stained lounge chairs, no umbrellas, no tables, and the in-ground spa was inoperative --- with about a foot of dirty stagnant water in the bottom with a tarp. clumsily thrown over the spa. The grass area around the pool needed care. The painted pool deck was very cracked and broken in spots, and the pool badly needly a good cleaning with the poo-vac....and the skimmers didn't seem to be working well enough to keep the surface clean. The pool was not heated. There were no pool-towels available (we brought our own!). The lawn and rose garden on the other side of the garden cottage was very nice and a big plus as we had our two dogs (there is, I add positively, no additional charge for dogs). The continental breakfast was certainly adequate and served nicely in the motel office. I would hope the owners take the opportunity to really deep-clean and look with a critical eye towards sprucing the property up....so it matches the website....if it looked like that they would have a winner.
Jay Santa Barbara
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The charming Ojai Rancho Inn-a Shelter Social Club property continues to reflect Ojai's relaxed and friendly personality. We offer service and amenities that ensure every visit is memorable. Our beautiful property, which is located within steps of the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, boasts a tranquil garden that adjoins Ojai Rancho Inn to the popular Ojai Valley Trail. With our convenient location, free bikes, swimming pool, spacious grounds, and friendly staff we hope you will enjoy your stay! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ojai Rancho Hotel Ojai
- Rose Garden Inn Ojai