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“Potential to be Better” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hummingbird Inn
Ranked #8 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Potential to be Better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

was our first time overnighting in Ojai after many day trips and the inn has a decent location away from the retail shops (and close to a great massage place - Bamboo Massage), but the vacant lot behind and the fact that the hot tub was not operational were negatives for us. Room was very comfortable, staff friendly, but breakfast a bit too healthy for my tastes - protein bars and fruit/oatmeal - poptarts but no bread/bagels. would stay again when the hot tub s working, but is nothing truly special yet. also, we had the first floor room closest to the office and some construction workers took the room above us and we could hear, and very loudly, every step they took in their boots above

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank zzzman43
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lompoc, California
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79 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We booked this inn on a Living Social deal since we hadn't been to Ojai in years and it is reasonably close to our home for a short getaway . The inn is charmingly decorated in cottage style furnishings, very comfortable beds and quiet atmosphere. Unfortunately the pool was not heated in the fall which disappointed my husband and the jacuzzi was'nt working. The staff we dealt with were very friendly and I had no problems booking a patio room. The continental breakfast left a lot to be desired (packaged pastries and some cereal) but the room did have a fridge and microwave as well as flavored coffee creamers and a coffee maker or instant if you preferred. Ojai is a lovely little town to spend the day in and we enjoyed our time there and at the inn.

Room Tip: Ask if your room will have a view of the mountains, patios downstairs, none upstairs.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JoycesChoices
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Sherman Oaks, Ca
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

My husband and I stayed here one night. I wasn't expecting much based on the reviews, but I decided to take a chance with a Living Social Deal (under $100). I had problems making the reservation. No one answered the phone (would just ring). I left a message, no return call. Finally I got a real person and was able to make the reservation. Arrived before the 3:00 check in time, but was told the room was not ready. No problem, the man at the front desk was very nice. Told us we could take a bike ride with their bikes, go to the pool or just hang out. We decided to go on another hike and hit a wine tasting spot. We got back to the hotel around 4:00. The man at the front desk (same guy as before) was very helpful. (Who doesn't like an employer who lets you bring your dog to work.) Checked us in and we were very surprised that the room was clean and nice. We stayed in room 22. Breakfast in the morning was a bit of a disappointment (pop tarts, oatmeal/water, coffee, apples, oranges, juice, tea, nutrition bars). Breakfast was enough to get us going, but not much else. I would stay here again. The price was great, close to town and the front desk employee (his name started with an "M") was so nice and helpful.

Room Tip: Room 22 was very clean. Hard wood floors, nice sink area, frig, micro wave oven and safe.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank janice s
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

The inn is dated and drab. The service was very poor, and the staff are unprofessional. There are lots of better places to stay in Ojai. I thought the girl at the front desk was very rude and argumentative. I would never stay there again, even if it was free.

Room Tip: Don't stay there.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank FrequentTraveler529
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Pool spa was out of order. Patio off of room is void of even the most minimal decor. With a little imagination the breakfast offerings could be worth going into get,but as it is , not good. Turns out this kind of minimalism is an Ojai specialty. Tried 3 places to eat: amazing that it is so close to major food hubs and yet everything is so mediocre even if it weren't so overpriced.

OK, the bed was very nice!!

Room Tip: We asked for a room away from the main road. They said all rooms are the same and there isn't an...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Thomas F
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Pasadena, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

When I read in a local magazine that Igor Stravinsky stayed at the Hummingbird Inn, I knew I had picked a great place for a little retreat from work and L.A. traffic to read, rest and write. From beginning to end the stay was wonderful. Jill and Mikaele at the front desk were welcoming and and very helpful. My room was clean, spacious with a comfortable bed dressed in white linens and a patio window with natural light pouring in when I flipped the shutter blinds. Mini refrigerator, microwave and hot water kettle with tea bags and instant coffee packets. Pool and free wi-fi in the lobby until 11 p.m. Very convenient location to near the main stretch of Ojai shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: Choose an upper room because the foot traffic, especially by rambunctious kids, can be distracting w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank valenciamn5
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San Diego, California
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We enjoyed our brief stay here, using a discount certificate. Very friendly reception, exceptionally clean and well-stocked room. Newly remodeled w/ a vessel sink, microwave & fridge!
Breakfast in the morning was excellent! Artisan bread to toast, a juicer we could use to squeeze our own fresh OJ, yogurt, cereals...excellent coffee...who could ask for anything more?

Room Tip: Upstairs, room 25 was excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Gary1145
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Additional Information about Hummingbird Inn

Property: Hummingbird Inn
Address: 1208 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023
Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hummingbird Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relaxation and enjoyment is key to our remodeled spacious grounds and lawns. The pool and lounging area are completely enclosed for your safety and privacy. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning, and our tea and coffee each afternoon and evening. Relax & enjoy the beauty of Ojai. Enjoy our comfortable table sets around the property. We are only blocks from downtown Ojai and steps away from the Ojai Soule Park Golf Course. ... more   less 
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