Welcome to The Emerald Iguana Inn in the Ojai, California

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Hand carved stone pillars welcome guests into a peaceful garden oasis of native and exotic plants and flowers.

Ojai's iconic architectural gem, the Emerald Iguana Inn emanates tranquility and wellness with private courtyards, balconies, custom decor and original art installations. A international destination inspiring spiritual rejuvenation amid modern luxury and comfort.

Fountain at Emerald Iguana Inn

Ojai, California

Ojai, California is the quintessential peaceful California town; a village with a unique, artful flair. Ojai is home to world-class golf courses, art galleries, boutiques, fine restaurants and a variety of festivals and events for every season.

The outdoors is always beckoning with a delightful climate and Ojai as the starting point for miles of trails, parks, and points of interest. Nestled in an idyllic valley approximately 45 minutes from Santa Barbara, Ojai is bordered by the spectacular Los Padres National Forest.

Close by Lake Casitas offers miles of magnificent shoreline teaming with wild bird-life and boasts excellent fishing. Abundant orange and avocado groves line the valley.

Beautiful downtown Ojai is an easy few minutes walk, where you will find art galleries, the Arcade specialty shops and boutiques, and fine gourmet dining.


The Emerald Iguana is a hotel that offers all the special amenities to make a restful escape or romantic getaway a perfectly memorable experience. You will be pampered in cozy luxury including spacious rooms with unique handcrafted furniture, fine linens, and tranquil artistic surroundings. Soak up the fresh air and sunshine at this unique hotel on your patio or deck. Take a dip in the crystalline pool and spa or experience total relaxation with an in-room massage or facial. A deluxe continental breakfast is served poolside daily.

Many of Ojai’s best local artists use the Emerald Iguana Inn as gallery space supplying the original artworks that hang on almost every wall.

Staying longer? Our wonderful hideaway cottages are the perfect hotel for the extended stay traveler. Cottages offer one or two bedrooms with a fully equipped kitchen. It is our goal to make your extended stay even more comfortable than home with added restfulness and service.

Bathroom of the Treehouse Room at The Emerald Iguana Inn

In-Room Amenities Include:

  • Outdoor Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Plush Bathrobes
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee Pots
  • Deluxe "Memory Foam" Mattress Covers
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Suites & Cottages w/ spacious Living Rooms & Full-Kitchens 
  • Original Artwork by Renowned Ojai Artists, featuring Marc Whitman
  • Flat Screen TV’s 
  • Candle Lanterns w/ Romantic Tea Lights
  • Poolside Newspaper

Visit Our Sister Hotel the Blue Iguana Inn

Pool at Emerald Iguana Inn
Bed at Emerald iguana Inn
Lantern at the Emerald Iguana Inn