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Ojai Retreat
Ranked #3 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful, peaceful retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Lovely getaway with great views of the Ojai Valley, hawks flying overhead, the scent of orange blossoms filling the air, and a geat sense of privacy and quiet. We stayed in one of the cottage rooms to celebrate my bithday, and the room was very comfortable, with its own private patio and mini-kitchen. After a beautiful, relaxing day, the stars at night were spectacular. I also highly recommend a massage from Tamara of Mind, Body Spirit who operates out of the Angelic Day Spa in downtown Ojai. She has magic fingers, and you will be even more relaxed!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

You might just come for the vistas and beauty here, but the talks and workshops are an added feature that nourish your Soul! Expect the unexpected here, and delight in it....the people who work and facilitate it all are wonderful. I gave a workshop here last week that was well received on "Inspiration for the Journey of the Second Half of Life" and went to another one last night, by Lama Glenn Mullen. It's all good.....! Elizabeth Spring

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

My husband and I needed to decompress and knew it would take a few days before we could actually do so. We started our decompression in Cambria and made our way down the coast and found ourselves 3 days later at Ojai Retreat. We only planned on one night but loved it here so much we asked to stay another. The staff was so accomodating. Our room was not available so they moved us to another room just as beautiful and comfortable as the first. The awesome views, the quite surroundings, the yummy breakfast, everything turned out just perfect for us. We will definitely return again to decompress and will actually start our trip here at the Ojai Retreat and finish it off there as well!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Lovely, peaceful, relaxing... A great place to rest and rejuvenate. My husband and I made a last-minute decision to get out of town, and we're so glad we chose to stay at The Ojai Retreat. There are no televisions, phones, pets or young children, just nature and quiet.

We stayed in their largest room which is separate from the other rooms, the Ojai Suite, which is actually two rooms - a bedroom and a livingroom with a mini-kitchen with fridge and microwave. There is also a full bathroom with tub & shower. It has an incredible view from the bedroom and from its own large patio. It's private and so peaceful.

There is also a nearby main house with a great room with comfy seating and lots of spiritual (not religious) reading material and beautiful views of the property. This is where they serve a morning buffet of fresh fruit, pastries, eggs and coffee.

There is a lovely fountain and several great walking trails on the property with perfectly placed benches to rest and meditate. This place is all about rejuvenating, and the staff is friendly and supportive of your goals to find peace.

Although the rooms are a bit pricey, there is no 10% tax because this is a non-profit, and that saves you money over a traditional hotel. We booked our room the day we were arriving so we also got a 20% discount. That saved us money to use for food at several restaurants, such as The Ranch House just down the road. It’s expensive but lovely with lush gardens and flowing fountains. And the food is fabulous! Also there is Suzanne's Cuisine in downtown Ojai. Expensive but the food was yummy! Both restaurants were worth the cost. For breakfast the Ojai Cafe Emporium on Montgomery Street is absolutely the best. It's worth the wait to get a table.

We'll be better prepared the next time we're in Ojai so we can find the hiking and biking trails in the area. And we definitely look forward to staying at the Ojai Retreat again! Peace and quiet - just what we all need!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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connecticut
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

My husband and I visit So. Ca. annually while visiting my folks as a side trip for ourselves. Last year was LV, NV. This year, we decided on Ojai, CA. due to TV program of Brothers and Sisters. Anyway, we drove the dreary So. Ca. freeways of 210, 134, 101 to reach our destination. We were treated to a wonderful surprise when we arrived to Ojai Retreat. It was peaceful, tranquil, and NO children on sight on the grounds as promised on the website. No TV was something we can't deal but we survived two nights without electrical entertainment. In the day, we went to downtown Ojai after breakfast. In the evening, we would read quietly and talk until sleeping time. Although we chose to spend quiet time in Ojai after the New Year's, we still find things to do in Ojai driving around the countryside, shops, and eateries. The welcome staff is friendly, the chamber staff is on top of things and requests, the breakfast was sufficient, healthy, organically-inclined. Keep up the good work. If the owners' motto/mission was quiet and tranquility. They met their goals. Yes, I totally agree that the grounds should be kept sacred from pets and young children. There should be places JUST FOR ADULTS. We have too many pet-friendly and children-friendly premises, why not for quiet adult-friendly places to stay?
To end with a pleasant note, we returned to So. Ca. via the PC Hwy 1 and stopped by Santa Monica Pier before heading east on 10.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ojai Retreat

Property: Ojai Retreat
Address: 160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,400 - ₹ 15,223
Hotel Class:3 star — Ojai Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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