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Emerald Iguana Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Emerald Iguana Inn is Ojai's most beautiful boutique hotel. This lovely, romantic boutique Inn offers luxury accommodations in a serene setting just a few minutes walk from the scenic downtown Ojai. Luxuriously decorated rooms, suites and cottages surround a crystaline pool & spa. Many offer whirlpool or clawfoot bathtubs, fireplaces or private balconies. Daily continental breakfast. Wine & cheese reception offered Spring & Summer weekends. In-room spa services.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Despite paying $169 plus tax a night, I knew that this place was not going to be a high end experience but I did have some basic expectations. One was that it was going to be quiet and the other that I would be able to get a decent shower. As far as quiet, the issue I had was
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Response from IguanaInnsofOjai, General Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn
Responded 24 Jan 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay. Our team is looking into these issues in an effort to improve our overall experience. Our goal is 100% satisfaction for all guests, therefore we appreciate the time taken to detail your experience.
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We had two nights here in the toad room. The room was clean and quite nice. Bit of an odd bathroom set up, but fine. Nice continental breakfast, although coffee was not great. Nice wine and cheese offering in the afternoon. Very quiet location would stay again.
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Response from IguanaInnsofOjai, General Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Thank you for your review!
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My wife and I came here for a two-night weekend retreat before Christmas and it totally hit the spot. We loved the design of the property - each room had its own unique personality. The free breakfast and afternoon wine & cheese by the pool were also nice touches. We paid extra
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Response from IguanaInnsofOjai, General Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn
Responded 2 Jan 2019
Glad your visit was top-notch! Thank you for leaving a review. We hope to see you again in the New Year!
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Just got home. Stayed there for Christmas Eve and Christmas day and arrived back on 12/26/18. The room was cozy and I loved the charm and warmth of the place. Very artsy too. Also the quiche at breakfast was great, along with a variety of other breakfast foods. My problem
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Response from IguanaInnsofOjai, General Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn
Responded 2 Jan 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, since reviews such as yours help us work towards our 5-star review goal!
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we loved this place. Our kids loved this place. and yet there really isn't too much to it. It's a very simple but beautiful hotel, with gorgeous trees and vegetation all around you in a very interestingly designed establishment at the end of what seems to be a long residential
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Response from IguanaInnsofOjai, General Manager at Emerald Iguana Inn
Responded 8 Nov 2018
We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our garden oasis! Come again. :)
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Are dogs allowed to stay as well?
The Emerald Iguana does not accommodate pets - but our sister property The Blue Iguana Inn does!
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What is there to do around? Are there places walking distance?
With numerous great hiking trails in the area you shouldn't have any problem enjoying the great scenery and sites around the hotel. The main street of Ojai is a gentle 1/2 mile down hill walk from the hotel, and the main commerce center stores are easily strolled on both sides of the blvd. Here you will find clothing botiques, restaurants, an ice-cream & candy shop a beautiful park and other interesting places. You must remember that Ojai is a small, laid back town that goes forward each day at their own speed, and the main goal in visiting is to slow down, relax leave the tablets and smart phones behind take a deep breath and smell the roses. Many of the best restaurants are not on the main blvd, but are within a short distance car travel from the hotel. Many of the other laid back activities, wine tasting, olive oil production and other tours bring some unusual side trips you could entertain. The hotel can provide a list and reservations to some of the best restaurants and events in the area. Believe in their suggestions because they know of what they speek. Enjoy.........
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"Stay away from the Tadpole room"
"Choose a room not adjoined to another room (noise). Know how to use your thermostat. There was no drawers in our room so pack accordingly."
"we had the Tree Suite and it was spacious and gorgeous with a really decent bathroom"
"Peacock House has kitchen, tub and private patio with fountain - so peaceful!"
"all the rooms are unique - not a bad one!"
US$225 - US$405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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