Ojai Rancho Inn

3 stars
615 West Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
33 reviews
FANTASTIC GATEAWAY

I CAN EXPRESS HOW THIS PLACE IS. GREAT SERVICE, CLEAN ROOMS AND A GREAT TOWN TO VISIT. WE STAYED... See full review

  • RALPH A
  • Oct 17, 2011
Ojai Rancho Inn Review

Had dinner at a local Pizza Parlor. Great food and awesome people. What made my stay more enjoyable... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 12, 2011
Log-cabin style guesthouse and cottages reflect Ojai cowboy charm

Simple and reasonably priced Ojai Rancho Inn is a classic motor court lodging with western personality reflected in individually decorated guestrooms and cottages. The 20-room accommodation offers a pool, spa and sauna, and is within walking distance to Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Take the connected Ojai Valley Trail to Libbey Park and reach the Ojai Music Festival in ten minutes. Explore the friendly, art-centric neighborhood, nearby restaurants and Saturday Farmers Market. The Inn is a 20-minute drive from Ventura and 90 minutes from Los Angeles. 

Highlights

  • Heated outdoor swimming pool plus Jacuzzi tubs in some rooms
  • Located on town footpath/recreation trail, which leads to downtown in ten minutes walking time
  • Complimentary oatmeal breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly

Rooms

Ojai Rancho Inn has 18 rustic rooms and two cozy western cottages. Exposed wood beam ceilings, wood paneling and cowgirl and cowboy memorabilia emphasize this old California style. Air-conditioned accommodations are fixed up with either kitchenettes or Jacuzzi tubs. Many have iPod docks and coffee-makers. Cottages offer fireplaces, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available in most rooms.

Features

Ojai Rancho Inn guests can spend their time outdoors exploring without ever having to drive. Start each morning with an oatmeal and fruit breakfast free of charge. Then enjoy the grounds and sunny lawns or the sundeck, hot tub and sauna. Cool off in the on-site swimming pool or in the shade of Ojai?s grandiose oak trees. Pleasant Ojai days ease into afternoon with walks along the Ojai Valley Trail. From here, all the dining options of downtown Ojai are easy to find. 

Transportation

  • Ventura Amtrak (14.4 mi/23.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Airport (42.3 mi/68 km)
  • Burbank Airport (76.5 mi/123 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (87.3 mi/140 km)

Attractions

  • Libbey Park/Ojai Music Festival (0.5 mi/850 m)
  • Soule Park Golf Course (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Lake Casitas (6.7 mi/10.8 km)
  • Old Creek Ranch Winery (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Pacific Ocean beaches/Hwy 101 (14.4 mi/23.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara, CA (32.4 mi/52.1 km)

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Ojai Rancho Inn Rooms

Deluxe
Premium King - Room includes coffee maker hair dryer microwave refrigerator and Direct TV. Room includes complimentary breakfast. Irons and Ironing boards available on request.
Deluxe
Premium King Kitchen - Room includes coffee maker hair dryer microwave refrigerator stove and kitchen sink and Direct TV. Irons and Ironing boards available on request.Also includes complimentary breakfast
Deluxe
Premium King Jacuzzi - Room includes coffee maker hair dryer microwave refrigerator and Direct TV. Room includes complimentary breakfast. Irons and Ironing boards available on request.
Standard
Pool Cottage - Room includes coffee maker hair dryer microwave mini refrigerator Irons and Ironing boards available on request. Also includes complimentary breakfast
Standard
Description not provided

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
Maid service
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Nursery for children
Security
Wake-up service
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Fire place
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

Deer Lodge
Deer Lodge is a offsite restaurant. Type is of breakfast lunch dinner and bar. Type of cuisine served is American cuisine and barbeque. Hours of operation are monday to thursday from 11.00hrs to 00.00hrs friday from 11.00hrs to 02.00hrs saturday from 08.0

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Ojai Rancho Inn

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dan345
Business
California
Jan 14, 2013

1950's hotel

We stayed only one night out of two planned. The first room the TV did not work so we moved into second. This place is rustic but not comfortable. The heater control was hard to understand so it was not on at night so we were cold.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rus Chaplin
Business
Orange County, CA
Jan 2, 2013

Simple, Clean And Friendly

Simple and clean. No extras (lotions or shampoos). Great location but need more lighting around the hotel. We were talking a walk before New Year dinner on the 12/31 and istead of nice Italian restaurant I ended up at the Emergency Room. It was dark outside and I triped and landed face down on the concrete. Missing tooth and stiches inside my lip and out. I'm not saying that it's hotel's fault, just suggesting the light in the area could be better. So be careful at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jefjul
Business
la mesa, ca
Dec 12, 2012

good location

The hotel was good value and on the main street. It was only a few blocks from the middle of downtown. Nice to have free bike use and the trails were just outside the backdoor. Helpful staff. Bed was comfortable and enjoyed the jacuzzi in the room. Some sand on the stone floors but otherwise clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VlaDeMaN
Business
Los Angekes
Nov 12, 2012

nice place, would probably visit again.

The hotel is right off of the main street, easy in, easy out. this is more of a motel style with a park in front of your room type of setup. there are two long bungalows with at least 8 rooms each (i didn't take a tally) and a nice country vibe. i heard the place was recently renovated and it looks pretty cool. painted wood faces inside and out, big wooden king size bed, stone on the floor, and was pretty clean. our room had a little kitchen and directv playing on an lcd (although kind of a waste, since the receiver isn't widescreen/hd capable). we didn't check out the jacuzzi or pool. staff was friendly. the bad was intermittent no hot water. staff was kind of aware of the issue, they mentioned it may be because a lot of people are showering or the jacuzzi is running. said to try in 20 minutes and let them know. i forgot to let them know, but it was a good hour before any hot water came through (barely lukewarm otherwise) this was a 5 pm. the next morning there was hot water, but it would randomly get cold. also they weren't able to accommodate a late check out due to staff shortage... which sucks... on a Sunday morning. there was also no breakfast, just coffee and tea, which is not what the description said when booking. it didn't matter that much to me but i thought i'd point it out. one mildly annoying thing was the lack of a night stand on my side of the bed. all in all, i would come back. i got a great deal and had a great time. if they get the water issues fixed, i don't think they should have a problem keeping the rooms busy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Momtam
Business
Oakhurst, CA
Oct 20, 2012

Great Room with Personality

We really enjoyed this room, best part of Ojai! Slate floors, Western/country decor, in room hot tub was great. Immaculate! First room - hot water was out, so we were moved to a second room, which was perfect. Staff was very friendly and apologetic about hot water situation, which unfortunately prevented coffee in the am as well. If we'd been staying longer we would have loved to take advantage of the free bikes and the bike route behind the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Bear Tommy
Business
Big Bear City, CA
Jun 27, 2012

Nice rustic California getaway

Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Room clean and well maintained. Had kitchenette which was a surprise. Close to downtown Ojai. Quiet. I liked the rustic decor. I would recommend this motel to a friend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Romantic Rick
Business
Diamond Bar, CA
Jun 27, 2012

Romance in a room

It was a very pleasant surprise to open our room door and be treated to a redwood panelled, wooden setting with a floor made of individual flat stones and a miniature hot tub in one corner. It was like staying in a rustic cabin, complete with the creaking ceiling with the changing tempuratures. We had just reserved a hotel room in Ojai as a getaway and didn't expect the warmth presented by this room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

SEveral specialty and thrift stores in town, as well as casual restaurants. Don't miss New Jersey Mike's Sub Shop!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom Needing a Getaway
Business
Lake Balboa, CA
Jun 25, 2012

Nice quiet place

The room was very nice and it was a quiet place. They had cereal in the morning. We were told there would be waffles, but the place changed ownership and the new owners don't serve them. The pool area is nice, but the pool is pretty cold and it needed a little cleaning. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Azu was a nice place for Mediterranean food/tapas. We had the seafood paella and it was very good.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Martha Jean
Business
Los Angeles
Mar 5, 2012

Great weekend getaway!

We really enjoyed our stay at the El Rancho. The location is very close to town. Liked the cowboy/cowgirl decor; the rooms were clean, quite and friendly staff, quiet. The pool was not open (closed by the county apparently - and had been since September) but pool area was still a nice area to enjoy.. Reasonably priced - we'd definitely come back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of good restaurants in town - from coffee shops, diner and nice dinner spots.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Homesick Ojaian
Business
Norco, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2012

Cowboy Chic

I have stayed at this hotel many times and enjoy the quaintness of the rooms and of Ojai itself. The kitchenette is great for saving money on lunch or snacks. This trip it was cold in town and I could not get the heater to come on. I guess there is a trick to taking off the thermostat cover. I wish the staff had taped a note to it or something. It would have made the trip much more comfortable. The cottage rooms are by far the best value for your dollar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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