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The Capri
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ojai
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“Camping is cleaner!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2005

An experience worth laughing about, but I cry when I think I paid $125 for the night! It was July 4th weekend... most expensive time to stay in a hotel. This was the ONLY place in town with availability (now I know why!). Once inside our room, we were greeted with an overwhelming smell of smoke! Could it be from the fresh cigarette floating in our toilet? Gross. The bathroom had spiders and dead flies in all corners. The floors were insanely dirty! 30 seconds of walking barefoot on the carpet and your feet were black! It was just an absolutely disgusting feeling being there! Our shower was broken, only one temperature available. Luckily I had a tool set in my truck, I rigged the shower to fit our desired temperature. There was a hold in the drywall ceiling above the shower and it was surrounded by black mold. Our screen door to the patio was broken and one chair was missing. There were Corona bottle caps on the patio and it looked like it hadn't been swept in weeks. There was a folded up towel behind the headboard to keep it from banging' on the wall (probably during the previous occupant's ----). The sheets on the rock hard beds had hair and dried blood (or ketchup) on them. The only thing good about this place was the A/C cooled the room down really quickly. We're going through battles to try and get a refund as I write this. Don't make the same mistake we (and everyone else who stayed here) made. If there is no availability anywhere else in Ojai... sleep in your car instead!

  • Stayed July 2005
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, Owner at The Capri, responded to this review, 14 June 2006
We Bought The Capri in December. It was in less than pristine condition. We have since rennovated every room and suite. This is now the only true boutique hotel in Ojai. Enjoy our new luxurious down bedding, our 42 inch plasmas, ipod docking stations, top of the line bath products, 2 beautiful pools. . .

Enjoy a truly luxury experience for less.

We really can't answer for the hotel prior to our being there, but we know you will be greeted by a friendly staff, and feel right at homed in your extremely comfortable room

Hope to see you soon!!
Glenn
The Capri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2005

Beds were hard as rocks. Pillows were the flimsiest ever. TV remote was broken and although the front desk said they'd bring a new one, they never showed up. Toilet was filthy. Stay somewhere else.

Stayed May 2005
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2004

We stayed at the Capri Motel in Ojai in February of 2004 and agreed with the comments of the previous sender. It was dirty; vacuum sweeper did not work so they could not sweep on our last night there, breakfast consisted of packaged stored bought "junked" food. This place is unfit.

They jammed 4/5 day workers into a room. A very cheap rate was quoted to them; I was in the office and observed the reservation being made.

We will never go there again.

A warning should be posted on this motel.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2004

If you're looking for reasonably priced, clean, comfortable accommodations in Ojai--this
is NOT the place!

Based on the motel's web listing--which claimed the place was newly renovated--
and several reviews, I was expecting a "mid-century modern" place--nice,
neat, and affordable.

The price for the room when I made the reservation in June was $100. Upon check-in,
I was quoted a price of $115. The clerk went into the office, came back and said
ok to the $100, and gave us our room key. The motel had no vacancies for that evening.

We've traveled extensively, and never have we had a room as filthy as this one.
The furniture had sticky gunk on it, the doorjambs were filthy, there was mildew
in the tub, switch plates were missing, and the table on the balcony had a full
ash tray, a half-empty beer bottle, and an empty coffee cup on it. The pillows
were stained and flat; the blankets were threadbare. Continental breakfast consisted
of packaged goods from the grocery store. Their coffee maker was broken, and they
obviously couldn't figure out how to make/buy any.

When I complained to the clerk (a young girl not terribly enthusiastic about her
job), she said "oh, sorry." Because the motel was full, we had no options.

I was able to look into a couple of rooms while the housekeepers were cleaning,
and can't say they were much better than ours--though they did seem cleaner.

Look elsewhere for accommodations in Ojai.

  • Stayed August 2004
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Property: The Capri
Address: 1180 East Ojai Avenue, 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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