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Emerald Iguana Inn

519 reviews
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Room & Suite (41)
Pool & Beach (11)
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“toad room”(14 reviews)
“lily pad”(12 reviews)
“room massages”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tucked away on the north side of Ojai is a gem...not only does it have the name but it also has the ambience! A bit hard to find, but well worth it. Very quiet due to its location… the grounds are impeccable… and the rooms...More

Thank roscoemoss
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Each room/house is unique and filled with art, and character. Beautiful, quiet grounds. Small but quaint pool with evening cheese and wine. Each room is very private with private balconies and/or patios. A perfect place to stay with an artistic and creative vibe. an adults...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel IS a gem. Tranquil, unique, tasteful and comfortable you could not find a better environment. I have stayed at the Emerald Iguana twice. This trip was a sister bonding weekend. We had an amazing place to enjoy our time together which made for...More

Thank alatentwanderer
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Emerald is a gem. Tucked away in a beautiful and quiet setting, walking distance to the center of Ojai. The suites are well appointed and restful. Loved just lounging by the pool and reading - only wished we could have stayed longer.

Thank DRRicketts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I reviewed this property yesterday and suddenly my review has disappeared?THIS is a legitimate ISSUE and people who are reserving rooms here need to be AWARE. I WAS a 7 time return customer to both Emerald and Blue Iguana inn's, recently reserved a room...More

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Response from IguanaInnsofOjai, General Manager at Emerald Iguana InnResponded 6 days ago

We are very sorry this guest is disappointed. We are a small Inn with clear cancellation policies. We did not re-book the room and thus lost the booking for the weekend. Unfortunately, a tentative request for a transfer to a smaller room at our other...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Price range
US$225 - US$437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
Price range
US$225 - US$437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
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Traveller (98)
Room & Suite (41)
Pool & Beach (11)
Dining (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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9 July 2016|
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Response from IguanaInnsofOjai | Property representative |
The Emerald Iguana does not accommodate pets - but our sister property The Blue Iguana Inn does!
22 December 2014|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
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... More
Room Tips
"Feather room adjoins another, but only in the bathroom and kitchen, so no noise from neighbours."
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"We love the 2-story Cricket Suite. Fireplace and full kitchen, 4 patios. Feels sexy"
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"All the cottages are private."
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"We love the Frog room"
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