Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Hotel
Great property- some service flawsfrom Anrmd
Hotel grounds were well maintained. Very nice pool area. My wife really liked the spa. We also had a wonderful dinner (not cheap) at the Mara Villa Restaurant. Also, if you want to venture out from the hotel we liked the Ranch House Restaurant that was recommended by the concierge. Nice garden setting, fresh baked breads, amazing wine list, etc.
Service flaws relate to the front desk dropping the ball twice in getting a bottle of champagne delivered (suprise ruined when I had to call them and ask for a third time). Also I had a negative experience with one of the golf starters (left sitting in my cart without input well after my tee time). Yes, these are minor issues in the grand scope of world events but we paid luxury resort prices and felt that these were small things that should have been handled more professionally.
I would defintely stay at the hotel again so even the service flaws didn't ruin an otherwise very pleasant stay.
Ojai...oh so relaxing!from Dtravelgal
Did the rest of you fusspots stay somewhere else?from trishsen
The designer of the renovation has really thought of every single detail. All of the furnishings and amenities are of the utmost quality. The four-poster carved wooden bed was very romantic, as was the easy to operate gas fireplace. There was a sectional sofa and an lcd tv, desk area with well-stocked minibar, and a sitting area out on the balcony too. The bathroom was beautiful, with a separate glass shower stall and huge soaking tub.
The nicest feature was that all the lights in the rooms are on dimmers, even those in the bathroom, allowing you to achieve a candlelight like ambience.
The food for dinner was only good, not really great, but we only tried room service, not Maravilla. Breakfast was very good. According to locals, the food is better at the restaurants in town.
The service was impeccable, from reception to the bellmen and the golf attendants, everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating. When my boyfriend forgot his score card on his golf cart, they went out of their way and found it for him even though his name hadn't been written on it.
When a serviceman came to install a new movie-on-demand device in the room, I allowed him to do so, and the manager sent up a hand written card and complimentary fruit plate apologizing for the inconvenience, which i thought was a very nice touch.
I am surprised that previous people writing reviews were able to find fault with this resort, I have stayed at very nice hotels and resorts around the world, and this one certainly matched up.
Loved It!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Escape from Realityfrom Elaine525
Peachtree City, GA
Not a 4 star resortfrom masymas
That being said, the accomodations in our opinion are not 4 star quality. They are building new rooms which hopefully will be a big improvement over the face-lifted 70's to 80's style buildings they have now. It's just that there are so many 2 star quality buildings on this huge property that I don't know if they can ever overcome that legacy without tearing all of the old ones down. And, new carpet and furnishings don't transcend poor design.
It's not worth $550 per night unless you are really only there for the golf, spa or family programs.
s pricier than ever!from meowlover
The resort has been renovated since we last visited. and the prices of the rooms have incresased dramatically. They are about $100 - $200 too high for what you get. I have stayed at Bacara Resort in SB and now Bacara is cheaper than Ojai! And Bacara is expensive!
The patio dining experience at Ojai is nice but the service is simple and slow. The prices were OK. The food was good.
The spa is wonderful. No complaints. The walk into town is always fun, and they have free - but very junky bikes - they let you take out for a ride. You should bring your own bike if you like to ride - otherwise these bikes only make it into town and back - don't take them further as they are about 100 years old.
The room we used to stay in - The Shangrila - with the best views on the property - increased from $335 to $475 and really the room is not any better. You are paying for the overall new design of the property. Also, the pool has been updated, but it still is just a hole in the concrete area with some tables and cheap cabanas around it. Go if you like the area - but beware of the prices of the rooms and what you get for them.
Wonderful weekend!from A TripAdvisor Member
Outrageous prices and Terrible service and food!from A TripAdvisor Member
That evening we ate at the Oak Terrace and ordered drinks but rec'd the appetizers and dinner first. It took 30 minutes to recieve the check causing us to miss the fireworks. The staff is young and untrained. They appear to be more intersted in their personal gossip with each other than attentive to their guests.
It saddens me to see such a beautiful place ruined by such gross mis-management. It's sad to say we will not be returning.
G.H. Agoura Hills
Top Local Tips for Ojai
Bike Beautiful Ojai. The hotel lets you rent bicycles for free, so take a beach cruiser and bike the trails of Ojai. Its a lovely community.
Be sure and enjoy ALL the free amenities at the SPA Once you reserve your spa treatment - you might as well enjoy ALL the beautiful FREE (or cheap) amenities that come with your spa entrance. For example, if you are staying at the Inn (as opposed to just going for the day) the spa is yours to use with no additional fee (on the day you have your treatment). Otherwise you pay a $20 fee to use the facilities. So my tip is to book your treatments on 2 seperate days (as opposed to doing 2 in one day, again - if you are staying there)... that way you get to use the spa facilities both days with no additional fee. And what does this include? Well - they offer fitness and "mind/body" classes all day long (for free!) like a walk at 8am (very nice, beautiful path through gorgeous grounds and into town), yoga, pilates, water aerobics, etc. So take one or two classes - they are fun and interesting! The "water areas" of the spa include inside and outside hot spas, steam rooms, saunas and showers. Free apples and cucumber water, teas too. Enjoy!!
Biking to town The hotel offers free bikes. Check them out early in the day and bike into town. There are amazing paths and it is close to the hotel. Let's you enjoy the local landscape.
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- Address: 905 Country Club Road - Ojai - California - 93023 - United States
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