Ojai has long been famous for travellers to go on spiritual retreats. You will be pleased to know that Ojai has more options now for those seeking a home away from home - where their fully equipped kitchens are inviting and awaiting families to cook together and their green pastures in their backyard for you to host barbecue sessions. Most of these accommodations have locations within the downtown of Ojai, making sightseeing within walking distance possible. Some houses are even nestled at a height which gives you splendid views of Ojai. Scroll through the options below and find out where to stay in Ojai, California.
Casa Ojai Inn seems like an oasis - yellow huts where each room is well-furnished and equipped with modern furniture. What’s better than the rooms which allow you to rest up and recharge is that they have an in-house swimming pool, perfect if you’re escaping from long, sultry European winters, because then you could soak up some healthy vitamin D before heading back. Casa Ojai Inn is conveniently located within several attractions such as Meiners Oaks and Mira Monte.
Over at Su Nido Inn,service provided by the staff is impeccable and would have you wanting to visit them again! If you are driving, you need not worry about finding parking lots elsewhere because they have their own private parking space provided for guests. What is special about this inn is that each room is a suite, where living space is large enough. Some suites also have patios or balconies.
If you are looking for a space that goes in tune with Scandinavian vibes, Blue Iguana Inn has spaces and interiors that emulate Scandinavian living. Located in Ojai Valley, each room has cosy wooden furniture. For those wanting a more intimate experience where you could cook up your own meals, Blue Iguana Inn provides a kitchen in their rooms. With these you can fully experience living in a home away from home. There are certain rooms which have balconies so it would be an ideal spot for families and guests to hang out and enjoy the views and fresh air.
Sporting white furnising and high ceilings, Ojai Rancho Inn is a mix of comfort and style. There are certain rooms which have private hot tubs to give you that extra comfort you need. After a hot tub soak, you could head over to their swimming pool. Sometimes live music is also featured here. What is special about Ojai Rancho Inn is that their inn are pet-friendly so you could bring your little furry friends over for a vacation!
Emerald Iguana Inn boasts their excellent location, being quite near Ventura and Oxnard. What is ideal about this space is that it provides the tranquility that you need as a traveller to recharge and rejuvenate so you could feel refreshed after the trip. Not only do they have a swimming pool, they have a hot tub which is perfect after a long day out sightseeing. They also have specially curated wine and cheese tasting sessions as well.
Ojai Valley Inn has interiors which are modern and well-maintained. They have carpeted floors and follow a Colonial style. You will definitely be in for a treat because of the in-house coffee machines. At the spa area, they have two swimming pools which will allow you to have more space and comfort for yourself. Another plus point about Ojai Valley Inn is that they have a tennis program that is specially designed for their guests so besides sightseeing in California you could also sign up for some coaching!
This accommodation is for the dweller in you who wants to be centrally located within the city centre, because it is only five minutes away from downtown Ojai! This living space is a modest one-bedroom apartment and often welcomes bountiful amounts of sunlight shining in from outside, lighting up the entire apartment. The patio is nicely decorated and is the ideal space for families to come together for an evening dinner. Even just a picnic on the green lawn would be therapeutic!
Creative's RetreatOjai, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe interior is impeccably designed but still comfortablewell appointed comfortable bed personal touches and art everywhere indoor/outdoor feeling with a private patiothe cottage was cozy with a great locationthe indoor common area was also perfect for getting cozy with aclean and charming julie's place has a peaceful exterior patio nicely equipped kitchen comfortable bed and large living roomclean cozy and comfortableit was clean and brightclean roomy and well furnished/decoratedcreative's retreat is a spacious clean and tasteful oasisnot to mention the place was beautifully decorated and very clean and comfortable
Host:julie was an outstanding hostjulie was a wonderfully kind hostjulie was an outstanding caring hostjulie is a great host and is very communicativeshe was so kind and generousRead more reviewslocated in a very nice neighborhood and close to townlocation is perfect -- 5 minutes to downtown ojai and five minutes to great hikingquiet and beautiful locationthis house is in a perfect location just five minutes from ojaigreat spot close to downtown but far enough out for an escape
This apartment shouts everything bohemian, from the amenities and arrangement of furniture they use in the house to the smallest details such as the kitchen tools. This one-bedroom home is great for two guests. There is a patio outside the apartment which is the perfect spot to watch the sunset after a long day out. Since this little cottage is conveniently located within downtown Ojai, it makes visiting the attractions an easy job because most places are accessible!
Living downtown Boho styleOjai, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe indoor outdoor kitchen and living space were super charmingwe enjoyed the peace and quiet and sleeping in big handmade beddifferent sleeping experience super cool outdoor kitchenthe space is super vibey and the outdoor kitchen is legitthe bed linens and comfortable were so comfortablethe studio was comfortable clean and filled with art
Host:maya is an amazing hostso kind and friendlythe hosts are very communicative and helpfulmaya and richard are wonderful hosts: warm welcoming extremely helpful and kindi would highly recommend them as hosts and i'm sure they would be great guests as wellRead more reviewsit was walking distance to the main strip in ojai so that was greatthe location is perfect for ojaimaya's place is cute and ideally situated just blocks from downtownthe house is walking distance to everything and is in a perfect locationvery cute place super convenient
This is the ideal cabin hideout for the city hustlers because it provides the peace and tranquility a traveller needs to feel recharged. People say that travelling is all about checking the sights and sounds on a checklist, this is undoubtedly true but what is more enticing for a true holiday is for the mind to relax and gain energy from the surroundings. This accommodation is uniquely positioned near the Ojai Meadows Preserve. It is a one-bedroom rental perfect for three guests.
Ojai Outpost--Pets welcomeOjai, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsryan's place is beautiful the hammock the swinging chair in the living room the bed the couchvery well designed space with a comfortable and lovely vibewhile there is no tv the tranquility is appreciatedi didn't stay in the room much but when i did i loved the relaxing decor and vibesthe loft bedroom was so comfortableclean comfortable and stylishthe cabin was lovely and cleanthe place is really great big clean and lightedcute clean and good vibeswe loved our stay at this stylish and sparkling-clean house
Host:the hosts made everything very easy and seamlessryan is kind and easy to communicate withall communications were perfect and very helpfulRead more reviewscute place in a quiet locationthe location was also perfectthe location is great; halfway between the mountains and downtown on a cute streetthe location was great tucked into a quaint residential area just a few minutes from downtown ojailocation is 5 minutes from ojai proper which was perfect
This is a vacation rental for a big family because it has three bedrooms and is an ideal space for six people. From where the house is, you will be greeted with views of Ojai Valley and will allow you to witness the landscape turn golden at sunset. With the well-equipped kitchen included, you can have cooking sessions with a larger group while others could have a barbecue outside. If you are lucky enough, beyond the area of the patio you would be able to come into contact with certain wildlife!
The Ojai View House - Peaceful Retreat With A ViewOjai, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe vintage furnishings are comfortable not fussygreat views comfortable spaces ensconced in natural beautythe mid century house is very spacious and comfortable with lots of period furniture and accessoriesthe view is amazing and the house was more than comfortable for the five of uscomfortable house with space for lounging cooking and unwindingvery clean with plenty of clean linen/towels and cleaning equipment if neededclean super comfy beds great kitchenthe house was very clean with extremely comfortable bedsthe house was clean and perfect for our needsthe rooms were comfortable and clean and the kitchen was well-supplied
Host:the host was really helpful and communicative throughoutthey have everything you need and the property manager is very responsivethe ojai inside information shared by the host including detailed restaurant and activity recommendations were pricelessthe host is super communicative easy to reach quick to respond and just lovelythe best part of this fantastic property is the local hostRead more reviewsthe location was an easy drive to townthe location is terrificgreat location to town & we would definitely come backthe location of this home is perfecttown is very close and convenient and we loved the shops
Stay in sunny Ojai
Ojai is a beautiful and airy California town which is great for a quick retreat. Many of the options are gems nestled in downtown Ojai and have the adequate peace and quiet you need for a trip. Use our guide to find the perfect accommodation and have a restful stay in sunny Ojai.
FAQ for travel to Ojai, California
1. What’s the cleaning and sanitisation process for accommodations during COVID-19?
The cleaning and sanitisation process between guest stays may differ depending on the host (if you’re booking a vacation rental) or hotel/resort. The CDC has issued guidelines for businesses and communities to follow. All accommodations will clean and sanitise your booked accommodation before and after your stay.
Cleaning: this refers to the removal of dust and dirt from surfaces (by sweeping, vacuuming and/or mopping). Your accommodation will also be cleaned by emptying bins, replacing bedsheets and towels etc.
Sanitisation: this refers to the use of CDC-approved chemicals to kill germs/bacteria, and of course the COVID-19 virus, from surfaces like doorknobs and lightswitches.
2. Can I cancel my reservation? What’s the cancellation policy?
The short answer is yes. However, whether you’ll get fully refunded for your reservation is another thing. Cancellation policies are decided by the host (for a vacation rental) or hotel/resort and can therefore vary. You should check your booking confirmation for details on the cancellation policy and the cancellation fees or refund for your booking.
3. What’s the average price for accommodation in Ojai?
For a vacation rental, the average price can range from 75-300 USD, depending on what you’re looking for (property type, location etc.). You can expect to pay a bit more for hotels in Ojai, usually the average price per night is between 200-300 USD. Budget travellers may be able to find motels, inns, or lodges for under 200 USD.
4. Where’s the best area to stay for a work trip in Ojai?
While it’s always convenient to stay near the airport when on business trips, the closest airport to Ojai is Santa Barbara Airport 34 miles (54.7 kilometers) away. So if you want to be near Ojai’s attractions and services the best area to stay is Ojai’s lovely downtown area. There are numerous spas if you need pampering after a grueling day of work. You can also find tasty restaurants and relaxed bars.
5. Where’s the best area in Ojai for nightlife?
Ojai is a tiny town of about 8,000 residents so the nightlife scene is practically non-existent. A small collection of bars, wine tasting rooms, and a brewery can be found in the heart of Ojai’s downtown area. Top spots to check out include Azu, The Ojai Beverage Company, The Vine, and The Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room.
6. Where’s a family friendly place to stay?
Ojai offers a few great accommodations for families. The most popular is the resort-style Ojai Valley Inn. This lodging provides fun recreational programs for teenagers and children and there’s a large outdoor family swimming pool. Another great option is Ojai Rancho Inn that offers free bike rentals and a bocce ball court. If your family’s adventuresome, stay at Caravan Outpost: a glamping hot spot.
7. What’s there to do near Ojai?
Ojai offers plenty of things to do so you shouldn’t need to wander far. Popular spots include Bart’s Books, Friend’s Ranches, and Ojai Meadows Preserve - a wetlands that’s great for hiking and birdwatching. You can also hop on a bike and ride the Ojai Valley Bike Trail.If you want to explore beyond Ojai then Los Padres National Forest is under an hour away and is terrific for every outdoorsy pleasure from hiking to fishing.
8. What are some family friendly things to do nearby?
You don’t have to stray far from Ojai to find great family friendly activities. Check out Ojai Valley Trailriding Company and take a ride through Ojai’s most beautiful scenery! Libbey Park is stellar and has an impressive kids playground. If you want to venture outside Ojai’s city limits then head to Lake Casitas Water Adventure - an exhilarating water park just 11 minutes from Ojai.
9. What are some recommended hotels for couples?
10. Can I host an event in an Airbnb rental?
Yes - well it depends on the Airbnb host. Each property has different house rules, some Airbnb hosts allow their properties to be rented out for events or parties. To find properties where parties and events are allowed, click on “more filters” on the search results page, and scroll down to “house rules”, you can then click “parties/events allowed”.
Do note that due to the pandemic, Airbnb has currently banned all events at listings (violation of this ban will result in the removal of your account if you’re a guest or listing if you’re a host).
11. Should I buy travel insurance for my trip?
Travel insurance is always a great idea if you’re going on an expensive trip. That way, if you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances, you know that you’ll be covered for prepaid, non-refundable and cancellation fees. Read our guide on trip cancellation insurance cover to learn more.
12. What are the best restaurants in Ojai?
[Disclaimer]: Due to COVID-19, restaurants/eating establishments may either be closed due to restrictions or have had to close down permanently. Please be sure to check for updated information from the official websites before planning your visit.
We highly recommend the following restaurants in Ojai: For delicious Italian food and a great outdoor patio, you should check out Osteria Monte Grappa. Azu is a brewery serving Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, making it a perfect spot for adults. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, we highly recommend booking a reservation at Nocciola. For a more casual setting, check out Hip Vegan Cafe and Agave Maria’s Restaurant & Cantina.
13. What are some unique experiences in Ojai?
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