Enter through hand-carved
stone pillars, under a canopy of live oak, sycamore and pepper trees, into a peaceful garden oasis. A cascade of soothing water trickles from the mouth of a magnificently tiled Emerald Iguana fountain, welcoming visitors to Ojai's most enchanting hotel hideaway.
More than any other Ojai hotel, the Emerald Iguana Inn is a romantic destination that provides a tranquil retreat for the discriminating traveler. The Emerald Iguana Inn is a boutique hotel that offers relaxation, privacy and the opportunity to rejuvenate your mind and spirit in luxury and comfort. If you are looking for a unique hotel with timeless charming beauty - this is the hotel for you.
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.