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“Great pool & grounds, stylish rooms, needs a little attention”
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The Capri
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ojai
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

The Capri is a good choice among the over-expensive hotels in Ojai. The mid-century lobby is awesome--dark wood, original stone, white furniture & big windows. The pool is a big rectangle with a separate kids pool. The lobby & pool areas are surrounded by palm trees and bamboo, giving it a serene, secluded feel. The rooms also feel soothing, with bright green walls, white lacquer furniture & white sliding shutters out to the balcony or patio. The bathrooms have spacious showers, marble tile floors & dark gray walls. The water pressure is good & the shower head has a nice wide spray. The beds are firm & the white chaise lounge in the room is super comfortable! The second floor balconies have great views of the mountains and eye level swaying palm fronds. The lower level patios are large and fenced, with doors that open onto a large lawn and the pool. The footprint of the rooms is the same; we based our choice on view and noise. Plus, if you use the first floor patio, be aware that people on the second floor balcony are spectators to whatever you are doing or saying on your patio!

Overall, we really liked the Capri and would go back, but only if we found another great deal --
the regular rate is a little steep, considering some key points: the furniture is beat up. There were big cracks in the headboard & chips all over the desk edges. The walls in the bathroom had been touched up in paint that did not match the original. There were
screws sticking out of the wall, a soapdish holder in the shower but no soapdish, a liquids dispenser in the shower with the dispenser holder still attached to the wall but obviously no longer in use. There is no screen door on the patio slider; the patio floor needs a wash and a paint. These details keep this hotel at a 3 1/2 star instead of a 4 1/2
star. It would take just a little spiffing to give the Capri the 4 1/2 stars that it could consistently receive. The elements are all here: the staff
were all really friendly and helpful--they put out good coffee, snacks and fruit in the lobby in the morning and have a dvd library for use in the rooms. There is also a fridge & microwave in the room. We liked the friendly & nonpretentious vibe of the Capri & would stay
again if we went back to Ojai.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Advertised check-in time 3 pm // room not available until 4:30 pm
Wood floors cracked, peeling & separated; cut my foot
Dead cockroach on floor in bathroom upon check-in
Overwhelming, very strong chemical smell in room that did not dissipate.
Mosquitos/flies buzzing around room upon check-in; slider left open after room cleaned
Chaise lounge in room was filthy and had multiple (20+) puncture holes
In-wall A/C took forever to cool room (90+ degrees outside)
$15 restaurant gift card not provided, but part of pre-paid reservation
Free wifi never worked, even after staff tried to get it to work for us
Room door had huge open gap, letting in bugs and heat from the outside; safety concern

Room Tip: Don't waste your money or time on this property.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank sfitzgibbons
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

My partner and I wanted a decent hotel to spend the night in before heading for an early morning hike near Ojai. I called to make the reservation and asked for one of their patio rooms so that our dog could have a little outdoor space. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the hotel's vintage flare (our room had a record player and records) and the DVD selection you could borrow from. The hotel suggested we hit the Deer Lodge for dinner which we also enjoyed. My only criticisms would be the price (we paid $180 for just one night) and the AC which was really loud. We had to keep it off at night so we could sleep but then it just ended up being too hot to sleep. Overall we enjoyed this stay and are definitely thinking of going again in the near future.

Room Tip: Ask for a patio room if you have a dog or want some outdoor space. (The patios are smoker friendly).
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I luv Ojai. Will never stay at this hotel again. Dirty in places that you can tell they don't clean well... drapes, shower curtain, lounge chair in room (looked like blood..yikes), walls, jacuzzi. Staff, including owner are surly and don't like groupon, even though they participate in the program. I was told they don't receive that much money from coupon so with that mentality I can see why they treat customers with contempt.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Nineteen59
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Let's be frank: it's a 1960s-era hotel (complete with Fred Flintstone-style fireplace wall in the lobby) that new owners have spiffed up a bit but it's still a little rough around the edges. So don't consider this a direct competitor to the Ojai Valley Inn ($350 and up a night), ok? However, for the $$ we felt it was a great deal. Details:

It's got location near central Ojai; we brought our bikes and didn't use the car all weekend.

We had room 101 - a patio room with an extra huge patio area, complete with an outdoor vinyl lounge-y daybed kinda thing. Nice.

Interiors: Acid green walls and white furnishings + white trim, with black-n-white decor accents. (Bargain basement Kelly Wearstler…fun but frugal.) Homorous touches: Disco color changing light on the patio, bathroom goodies in a brushed aluminum lunch box, MREs as part of sassy in-room snacks. Good bed with good mattress. Big TV + smarty-pants 70s-80s selection of VHS tapes with VHS player.

There's a pool and some really nice mature landscaping (palms, trees, etc) thanks to the overall age of the property. Family and pet friendly. Very happy with the value proposition here.

Room Tip: Ask for patio room (easiest load in, load out because no stairs.) Room 101 specifically is the swan...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Akimbeau
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

What a cute mid-century boutique hotel! This has got to be the best deal in Ojai. The rooms are a great size with modern furniture and even a record player. If you come with a pup, ask for a first floor patio room -- the patio is huge and a great option even for bigger dogs. Location is also walkable to the main dining and shopping district - only used our car once all weekend. The staff was very kind and helpful and overall our stay was quite wonderful. Not a "luxury" experience, but the perfect choice for an affordable weekend away or family trip!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Julienm102
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

WOW! The Capri is exquisite stylish atmosphere. The colors of lightness and freshness are delightful surroundings for good feelings and memorable time. Also, I have never been n a cleaner hotel anywhere at any price ever. Amazing! Really! The place should be labeled "Boutique", as the grounds and furnishings are impeccably beautiful. The swimming pools are so nice. There's a child's pool and a jacuzzi, too. Streamlined high-quality Italian design furniture is inviting for romance, family and business. From the lobby thru the very boutique grounds, to the room, this is a gem spot. The room had a record player with great records, (fridge, microwave etc.). I played it when I woke up. The local treats in the room delighted me. I slept so good in that super clean bed and room. I look forward to reading some good reviews on this place. I had excellent customer service, and so did my husband. FIVE STAR BOUTIQUE, and Ojai is unique! Loved it, and will tell all my friends from LA to go and relax in style here.

Room Tip: Bring a swimsuit.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank anne s
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Additional Information about The Capri

Address: 1180 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3013
Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ojai
Price Range: £73 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Capri 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Capri is a 30-room renovated mid-century modern hotel located in Ojai, CA, just 77 miles from LA and a half hour from Santa Barbara. Built in 1963, it's within walking distance of historic downtown Ojai and surrounded by the Topa Topa Mountains. The Capri is a short drive to several of the Ojai Valley's best hiking trails and wineries.The design is hip and bohemian. Some rooms have a patio, which are our pet friendly rooms.There are Natura organic bath products and minibars with Ojai wines and tasty local delicacies to munch on. We offer Wi-Fi, 42" flat screens with premium cable, a great pool with cool private cabanas, and a fireplace in our lobby. Our grounds include a large, beautiful garden area surrounded by mature Date Palms where you can get married, throw a party or just chill out. ... more   less 
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