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Blue Iguana Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“"A win-win situation"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

I titled this review of the Blue Iguana Inn, a win-win situation because that's what it is; a delightful accommodation experience at a very reasonable price. The place is singular in its environment, meaning it is not a cookie cutter, generic atmosphere. My husband and I, needed to unwind and relax for a weekend and this place delivered. The gardens all around the property appear lovingly tended; mission style, colonial Mexican-Taos architecture and details add to the charm which are very appropriate for the Ojai vibe. We loved the resident "iguanas"; whimsical creatures sculpted with colorful tiles. The staff was friendly and unstressed. Our room was number 105, in a building at the rear of the property. It had a comfortable, king bed, kitchenette, bathtub/shower combo in the bathroom. The room decor was appropriately ecclectic without it seeming cluttered and I just loved the arched doorway to the closet and bathroom area. Exposed beams, and light colored wood furniture completed the look. The large window looked out into a large, well manicured lawn, framed by oak trees and communal patio tables and chairs.The room was accessed through a double door entrance and we had our own little patio, table and umberella. The pool area has a hot tub as well which we enjoyed and the continental breakfast they provided was ample. This is a lovely place and the price is very fair. We would stay here again, in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed August 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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

highlights:

- Friendly staff
- Nice location (quiet even though it's on the main road into town)
- Sufficiently close to everything in town
- Decent continental breakfast
- Pool and jacuzzi

Only wish the beds were a bit more comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

I absolutely loved my stay at the Blue Iguana Inn! I stayed in Suite #2 (a double suite), and could not believe how spacious it was! The staff was very helpful, the breakfast spread quite extensive, and the beds were most importantly VERY comfortable. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Suites 1 and 2 were great! While close to the road, I never heard any noise at night.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

This was our first trip to Ojai, we stayed three nights at the Blue Iguana Inn, and didn't want to leave. Our room was in the back of the property, upstairs (Rm 206). It had lovely views of Ojai and the mountains from our balconies (we had two). The rooms were spacious and very clean. Walking in to the suite was a comfy sitting room, from there we were taken to the hallway doors that led to a large balcony. The bedroom had a sitting area, a table next to the kitchenette and another balcony with french doors. Hardwood floors throughout with persian rugs. Candles were provided for our rooms. The grounds are very well maintained, large and have a nice pool and jacuzzi area. The staff was warm and friendly. The Blue Iguana exceeded my expectations, and my husband and I would definitely return. Only suggestion is rent a room toward the back of the property, it's quieter, away from the traffic on the main highway.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back of the property are more private and quieter. We liked the upstairs room (206...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Burlingame, California
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29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

We stayed one night on a last minute drop-in basis. We had room #10. The room was immaculate and smelled fresh. If cleanliness is your thing this is the place. The pool was comfortable but cold. Breakfast was fine but coffee could use improvement. The ambiance was warm and friendly. Would we return? Yes.

  • Stayed June 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Our family had a wonderful stay at The Blue Iguana while gathered in Ojai for a family wedding. The rooms were comfortable and spacious, the breakfasts were satisfying, the setting and overall ambience/decor was lovely.

Room Tip: Check the layout and select a room that is as far as possible from North Ventura Avenue, which is he...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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Thank JenniferTaylor-Ide
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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

We had reservations at another hotel which turned out to be a dump. Luckily we found the Blue Iguana and a disaster turned out to be a lovely experience. The property is beautifully maintained, the room was very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious and ample. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Blue Iguana Inn

Property: Blue Iguana Inn
Address: 11794 N Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3872
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Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Iguana Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Called "Hip & Stylish" by Sunset Magazine, the Blue Iguana is a lovely, historic spanish style villa-inn w/ custom decorated rooms, suites and bungalows. Spacious grounds w/ lush gardens, pool & spa. Tile mosaic, sculpture and original artwork throughout. Complimentary continental breakfast & in-room spa services. ... more   less 
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