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“A Gem of a Place”
Review of Blue Iguana Inn

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Blue Iguana Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We spent only one night at the Blue Iguana Inn unfortunately, but there is no doubt we would return. Staying at a smaller property is not everyone, but we felt very relaxed and at home in the well designed rooms. They were spacious and comfortably furnished with pieces that don't give it that hotel room feel. We had a wonderful private courtyard to relax in and enjoy an evening glass of wine and cheese. The grounds are well landscaped and inviting to relax at one of the many natural wood chairs and tables. I was especially pleased to find they are a dog friendly property, but it would be best to call to see if a dog friendly room is available. a real gem near Ojai!

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My wife and I had spent the prior week visiting family in San Diego and going to a reunion in LA and wanted to have the last night for ourselves. We were wandering north and decided to check out Ojai. When we got within a few miles of town my wife went online to look for a place to stay. A few minutes later I looked off to my right and saw the sign for the Inn and said, "what about the Blue Iguana?", and apparently that was the same instant she saw the Blue Iguana on Trip Advisor, We took this as a sign and pulled in.
It couldn't have been more perfect. The woman at the front desk (I wish I could remember her name) was very helpful and showed us a couple of different rooms. We took one near the pool because it was really all we needed, but we were definitely impressed by the larger one- and two-bedroom suites and would have gone that route if we had been staying longer. The grounds are lovely and the buildings have been built and/or remodeled with a really cool "old southwest" feel.
Two caveats - this Inn is a few (maybe 5?) miles outside of downtown Ojai, so it wouldn't fit the bill if you're looking for something walking distance to downtown. Also, because it is on the main highway between Ventura and Ojai (although it is only two lanes and not terribly heavily traveled) there is a bit of intermittent road noise at the front of the property,
In summary, if you want accommodations at a reasonable rate on a charming property in a great location for exploring the Ojai Valley, I don't think you could do any better.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

The Blue Iguana is a lovely southwestern style inn, not a 4 Seasons for example, but very nice. The furnishings were warm, carpet American Indian design, very clean & the beds were great. The bathroom wasn't updated with granite, etc., but it was fine. Judging from the room we stayed in there is no need to spend more money on more expensive lodging unless you want the amenities a resort offers which is a different story and therefore not a basis of comparison. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We loved our room close to the pool and Jacuzzi plus all the landscaping and tiled iguana art. Upon our arrival, a hummingbird was standing on one of the iguana fountains, drinking water off the tongue!

Room Tip: Great continental breakfast with indoor and outdoor seating.
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Bed was comfy, air conditioning was available in the living quarters as well as the bedroom. The kitchen sink was a bit small to clean pans in but the grounds and great service made up for it. Breakfast was hot & ready at the crack of dawn and we have decided to make this our go-to spot for our anniversary every year if possible.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

My husband and I came to Ojai for our friend's wedding and stayed at the Blue Iguana. We loved everything about this place. All of the employees were so welcoming and we loved the comfort and amenities in our room. You can even borrow movies from the front desk! The breakfast was perfect and we loved all the options for food. We will definitely come back and recommend the Blue Iguana to anyone looking for a nice escape!

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Great location, clean and friendly. Everything was great. Would stay there again in a heartbeat. Close enough to town to get to restaurants easily, far enough away so you're not in the hubbub of traffic.

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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: £119 - £183 (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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