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Emerald Iguana Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“never again”
Reviewed 30 June 2011

beautiful grounds, serene, lovely but horribly overpriced. unidentifiable brown stuff on light switch in bathroom. area rugs could use cleaning! white socks no longer white after walking around room. door to tv cabinet would not stay open. some spa staff extremely pushy about gratuities.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Iguanapwr1, Owner at Emerald Iguana Inn, responded to this review, 9 July 2011
We work very hard to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and certainly wish if something had slipped that management would have been notified. I do not know in which room this guest stayed or when they stayed so I cannot contact them in an effort to gather more details but I have personally inspected every room to be sure they all meet our standards. I ask that if this is a guest who really stayed at our property that they please contact us directly so we can address their concerns.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

We stayed at the Emerald Iguana at least four times. The most recent was May of 2011. We love the adults-only aspect of it. We love the spacious cottages with full kitchens and private patios and/or balconies. This last time, we took advantage of the breakfast served out by the pool: hard boiled eggs, fruit, cereal, bagels and other pastries. The location is great, close enough to walk into the village and shop or dine.

On a previous visit I ordered an in-room massage which was very pleasant, but pricey, and I don't really go to Ojai for the spa services although they are plentiful. We go to relax, shop, and hike and are never disappointed.

If you want a peaceful, beautiful, spacious place to stay in Ojai and you prefer not to have children around, you can't go wrong with the Emerald Iguana.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank SP100
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Loved this place. My husband and I were in town from FL to visit some friends who live in the area. We stayed in the Tadpole Room. Comfy bed, private porch. Loved that the mini fridge items weren't outrageous like in big hotel chains.
So tranquil here....perfect for a quiet getaway. We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank bubbles93a
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2011

We stayed at the property for a week and since I booked just 2 weeks before we left, we stayed in three different rooms/suites. Because of this, I can truly say the rooms are lovely and charming, the beds are comfortable and it is so quiet! We loved how each room had it's own private outside patio, and the continental breakfast area was consistently neat and tidy. The proximity to downtown was perfect! This was a wonderful place to stay and we would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: For sunny outside patio, try the Cricket Suite
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leahdee
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Newport Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2011

I had planned to go to Ojai with a friend and when she had a change of plans I decided to go anyway. I realized that traveling solo can be a very gratifying! Especially when you stay at a place like the Emeral Iguana Inn. Everything was absolutely perfect! The staff was friendly and extrememly helpful when it came to restaurant recommendations. The room was incredible, beautiful pieces from Bali, so quiet and serene. If you want to recharge your batteries and relax in style and beauty, this is it! You don't have to be a honeymooner!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2011

We had a fantastic stay here. The pool and spa were lovely, the grounds are beautiful, and the rooms are very charming. The service staff was SUPER helpful, giving great recommendations for things to do in the area and even making our dinner reservation for us. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Thank DistantMusic
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Ventura, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2011

This was our second time staying for our anniversary. We stayed in Grasshopper for the big tub and it was wonderful. Very peaceful and quiet. The pool was wonderful and hanging on the porch was just as nice. A very relaxing and romantic getaway.

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Thank CandiceV
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Property: Emerald Iguana Inn
Address: 108 Pauline St, End of Blanche St., Ojai, CA 93023-1815
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Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Emerald Iguana Inn is Ojai's most beautiful boutique hotel. This lovely, romantic boutique Inn offers luxury accommodations in a serene setting just a few minutes walk from the scenic downtown Ojai. Luxuriously decorated rooms, suites and cottages surround a crystaline pool & spa. Many offer whirlpool or clawfoot bathtubs, fireplaces or private balconies. Daily continental breakfast. Wine & cheese reception offered Spring & Summer weekends. In-room spa services. ... more   less 
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