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Ojai Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Norwich, Vermont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate to give a bad review, as my Mom taught me: " if you don't have anything good to say....". I am very objective and fair and NOT demanding as a traveler, but was disappointed in the Retreat. Room was charming but smaller than expected. Lovely patio outside Garden Room...but only one lounge chair! Broken glass on patio -...

2Thank Judy P
OjaiRetreat1993, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We were sorry to hear that our maintenance person didn't clean up all the broken glass on your patio which was due to the storm before you arrived. - To our defense, we'd like to say that most guests are extremely happy with the Garden Room (which we don't advertise as a large room), its...

Rosemead, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from the suite bedroom is lovely and calming. The patio area was a great place to enjoy a nice glass of wine. Was able to escape my usual obligations and relax as the space promotes positive energy. I visited solo and it was perfect.

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Nuevo, California
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nice not fancy Almost camping but with a bed and 4 walls No amenities yet lots of beautiful nature The granola is amazing not so much the vegan sausage and rice milk We had a nice stay and would come again if the situation arises

1Thank Ztraveler1
OjaiRetreat1993, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest of Ojai Retreat: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you are hoping to return one day. We are only confused by the reference to camping as the Oak Room that you stayed in is particularly lovely with helpful amenities and super nice...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We spent one night here for my husband's birthday. The Retreat is truly that - peaceful and beautiful, with spectacular views of the mountains and valley. I was looking to incorporate yoga outdoors as part of our celebration. The office was helpful in connecting me with Mihaela, a wonderful teacher who lead us in one of the retreat's gardens. We...

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Ojai, California
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Yet another wonderful stay at the ojai retreat. We have been coming g here for several years and we are always amazed by the tranquility and beauty of the setting. It is truly breathtaking. The friendliness of the staff is outstanding. The breakfast is truly delicious, the granola is the best. The rooms are all very individual and comfortable ,...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 April 2017

As soon as you arrive at Ojai Retreat it is apparent that there is something magical about this place. The views are breathtaking and there are plenty of spots around the property to enjoy the vista. Perhaps its also the many majestic oak trees that are found everywhere, that bring an instant calm as you roam the grounds. The rooms...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I have been to 26 countries, stayed in all manner of hotel and retreats, and in the most beautiful places in the world, from the Andes to the Alps to the Rockies, and everywhere throughout the USA, but my first comment is that this Ojai Retreat sitting in the Los Padres mountains and above the "Ojai Valley" is at the...

1Thank logu00
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We came for our honeymoon three years ago and have returned each year for our anniversary. There is nothing we would change. The cottages are charming little abodes in the midst of oaks, pepper trees, eucalyptus and a view to takes one's breath away. There are no phones or televisions in the rooms and the main house is always quiet,...

1Thank adhvanika
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

And not usually in a good way. The 3-star rating has been generously bestowed. And for the price you pay, it's disconcertingly off the mark. I suppose if you're a "woo woo" person looking for a spiritual retreat, this dated, crumbling example might fill your needs. But so might a Boy Scout Jamboree or Camp Red Wing, my 1960s day...

3Thank Sig79
OjaiRetreat1993, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We regret that you had a bad experience. We will replace the shower handle and ensure that the patios are cleaned regularly from now on. However, we need to add that we totally disagree with the accuracy of all your other comments and refer the reader to 428 five-star ratings, 62 four-star ratings, and 7...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stayed here for a weekend and had a magical experience. It is hard to believe this quaint little town is a few hours from the hustle and bustle of LA. Great staff and the owner is on site to make you feel welcomed and at home. The little bunnies that inhabit the property and the beautiful morning visit from...

Thank dawnwtv

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ojai Retreat is a 5-acre haven of beauty with exquisite views, lush gardens and tranquility. There are 12 completely renovated bedrooms most with private garden or patio, all with views. A delicious European-style breakfast is included. There is a spacious living/meeting room and Quiet room with small library. Free wireless internet in all rooms and throughout the property. TV-and telephone-free rooms to preserve tranquility. Yoga classes and massages are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ojai Retreat

Address: 160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
Region: United States > California > Ojai
Price Range: $211 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ojai Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Oakland, California, United States

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“Ask for quiet room. Ours turned out not to be as quiet as prefer, and request. Perhaps it was just inconsiderate guests.”
547judyp, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ojai Suite”
keykid2017, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you love a great view, the Garden Room is perfect, and very private.”
JillE34, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For extraordinary views, all, but see the "Balcony," "sky," and "garden," and "bella vista."”
logu00, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All cottage rooms have something beautiful to offer but would shy away from the main house rooms.”
  • Private patio area of the Garden Room
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adhvanika, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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