I stayed a week at the Oaks at Ojai over Memorial Day week and had a wonderful time. Make sure you ask for one of the rooms that has been renovated, and try to get one with a balcony. I had a standard private room upstairs in the main building, with a balcony overlooking the bell tower. It was a lovely room. Yes, the bathrooms are small, because it's in a 100-year-old building. But the shower was great, everything was very nice and the bed was comfortable. The classes are excellent and the food was very good. I especially loved the hiking and the cardio hoop class! The Oaks is incredibly relaxing and low-key. I had the two best massages in my life from Anina -- she literally cured back pain that I had been experiencing for years. I also had an OK facial and a pedicure. If you stay for 5 nights you get a complimentary spa service, and if you stay for 7 nights then you get two spa services. If you are looking for luxury or a "romantic" environment then look elsewhere. If you are looking for comfort, relaxation, no stress, and to jump-start your physical health and well-being, then this is the place. The clientele was 90% women, ranging in age from 22 to 80. About half were repeat guests, and some return every year or even several times a year. I met one woman who comes for three days every month, and another who had been there for two months! It was a fantastically diverse group. There was even one woman who had come all the way from Jordan just to go to the Oaks. There were some mother-daughter guests and some sisters. There were very few married couples. The town of Ojai is wonderful with lots of little galleries and shops, beautiful citrus and avocado groves, and the lovely mountains all around. In just one week I saw significant improvement in my flexibility, balance, cardio capacity, muscle tone, and stamina. I will definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the all inclusive program of: Up to 16 exercise classes and fitness activities per day; Our 1,000 calorie-a-day spa cuisine food plan; Massage, facial, watsu, wellness services and more. Interesting evening programs. A visit to The Oaks is more than a spa vacation - it's a life affirming experience. The Oaks is mostly women who get a chance to leave the designer sweats at home; this is a place where you can let your hair down and take in all the positive, nurturing elements of a healthy lifestyle...from nutrition, to exercise, to attitude. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Oaks At Ojai Hotel Ojai
- The Oaks Ojai
- The Oaks Hotel Ojai