We chose to stay in Ojai over Christmas and the only suite available was the Lilly Pad Suite. I've stayed at the hotel before so I knew the decor and grounds were beautiful, and this suite turned out to be perfect. There were 4 of us and 1 of us likes to cook so the kitchen was important. It was adequate, but really needs to be a little better stocked with pots and pans. The place over all was just roomy enough for us and we loved it. The main bedroom has 2 queen beds in it, as well as a spa tub right inside the room (could be a privacy issue). However, there is a private bathroom attached. The 2nd bedroom is a loft up the spiral staircase with a King size bed. The living room has a bathroom with tub/shower combo attached to it. There is a patio off the kitchen / dining and one off the main bedroom as well. Both are lovely but the kitchen patio is right next to Cricket, so if those people are outside or have their doors open it can be less than quiet.
We really enjoyed being next to the pool area, having quick access to the morning coffee and afternoon wine. One afternoon a young woman was playing flute for all on the patio enjoying their afternoon happy hour. The hot tub is next to the pool and we had a great evening soak, but it's a bit on the small side only fitting 4 people comfortably.
You really can't beat the wonderful Balinese decor, homey and comfortable feel, and gorgeous grounds not only reflected in the architecture but also the beautiful trees which have a way of embellishing and ornamenting the buildings. I'm looking forward to my next stay at the Emerald Iguana already.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Emerald Iguana Hotel Ojai