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Blue Iguana Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2014

This classy inn was unique in design with great decore and nice bed linens and great staff. One night the electricity went off in the area. The staff was cool and helpful, getting all rooms flashlights and candles and checking on everyone. The continental breakfast was just enough. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Room 1 was roomy with two bedrooms but next to a main street so was a little noisy.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Had a hard time tracking down the front desk personnel a few times, but beds were immensely comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was pretty good too, though something hot would be nice ... All in all, I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We loved this place! It was our first trip to Ojai and weren't we lucky to end up in room #206 at the Blue Iguana! This room is upstairs in the back and was amazingly beautiful. It's huge, with a separate sitting room and large bedroom. Included is a cooking area with table and chairs and all the basic amenities--plus lots of snacks to choose from at reasonable prices. Wonderful, comfy bed, cozy fireplace, TV, and not one but two private balconies to sit outdoors and enjoy the perfect temperature and pleasant views. We extended our wine and cheese hour to two hours as it was just too nice to get up and go out to dinner! Beautiful, unique, charming, quiet and peaceful. We would definitely recommend this inn to others and really hope to return soon for a longer than one-night stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

My wife and I have visited Ojai three times in two years. Twice we've stayed at the Blue Iguana and once at the Emerald Iguana. Most recently we stayed in a spacious, warm room in the Blue Iguana for New Years. It was only moments from our destination (the local country club) and a three-minute drive to town. The room was too big to be cozy but you got that feeling anyway. Bedding, etc. was perfect. Kitchen was Spartan but fully appointed.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

only stayed one night, but really enjoyed this place. Stayed in room #206, and the pictures on the website don't do it justice. Place was huge, felt more like an apartment than a hotel room. Two great balconies, with access to a third on the roof. We stayed a night before going on a boat trip to the Channel Islands, and it worked out perfectly.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

I'm renovating my second home in Ojai and am unable to stay there until the renovations is completed in a few months. This was my first stay at The Blue Iguana, and it won't be my last! I will HIGHLY recommend it to friends and family! My room was spacious and very well appointed, and thoughtfully pre-heated for my late arrival on a chilly evening. It had the sleeping area, fireplace, sitting area, kitchenette with table and chairs, dressing area and nice sized bathroom. It even had it's own private gated terrace with table and chairs. The amenities were abundant and thoughtful. And the snacks and drinks are the same price you would pay at the store -- no price gouging here! I wasn't told of the continental breakfast when I made my reservation, so was pleasantly surprised to hear of it from the desk clerk the next morning. It was more than enough to get the day started! Hard boiled eggs, bread for toast, bagels, cream cheese, jams, pastries, muffins, hot and cold cereal, coffee, tea, juices and fruit. This is in a lovely restaurant style stand-alone building. The owners obviously care a great deal about their property, and it shows! My only suggestions: add decaf coffee in the breakfast room (for those of us allergic to caffeine) and Q-Tip cotton swabs in the bathroom. Kudos Blue Iguana!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Iguanapwr1, Manager at Blue Iguana Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

We would like to thank this guest and all the others who have taken the time to give us such great reviews. All of us at the Blue Iguana work very hard to provide the best product and guest service. It makes us very happy when our guests appreciate the property and enjoy their stays with us.
Thank you to you all.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at Blue Iguana. Had the King Suite #5, with King bedroom, full size futon sofa/ bed and full kitchen. Quiet, peaceful location. Entire room sparkling clean and neat. Perfect for us and our 2 girls 8 and 11. Everything we could need in nicely decorated and colorful bathroom. Very convenient to have the little snacks and cold drinks in the room for a small charge. Fireplace cozy and warm; easy to adjust or turn on/off. Enough drawers for all of us to unpack and put away our things. Very comfortable bed and futon. We needed a couple extra blankets and we had them in 5 minutes. Loved the southwestern decor here and there and the comfy bench with pillows on the covered porch area right outside our door! Will stay here on our next trip to Ojai!

Room Tip: Suites have more space and good value.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £120 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Iguana Inn 3.5*
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/ uniquely decorated rooms, suites and bungalows. Many with fireplaces and private patios or courtyards. Spacious grounds w/ lush gardens, pool & spa. Tile mosaic, sculpture and original artwork throughout. Complimentary continental breakfast & in-room spa services. Dog friendly upon approval. ... more   less 
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