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210 E Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023-2722
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#1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
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Blending comfort with elegance, the Lavender Inn is conveniently located across from shops, galleries, and restaurants. Originally built in 1874, this Bed & Breakfast offers a romantic or outdoor adventure getaway, Girls Night Inn, or a quiet retreat. The gardens are absolutely stunning with mature oaks, 8 fountains, a waterfall into a petite pond, colorful flowers for our guests to relax in or for a memorable setting for GARDEN WEDDINGS. The interior is tastefully decorated with an array of art and antiques but with a subtle contemporary twist. Both breakfast and "happiest hour" with appetizers, wine, and local craft beer on tap are served daily on the veranda. Put on one of our lush robes and wander out the front steps for a facial or massage in our LAVENDER INN SPA. We offer cooking classes in our kitchen, OJAI CULINARY SCHOOL. This is our 10th year of InnCourage, our CANCER WELLNESS RETREAT, free to underserved women undergoing treatment for cancer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
On-demand films
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Paula R wrote a review 4 Jun
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The property is immaculate. The staff is Friendly and attentive. The rooms are clean, cozy and quiet. Extremely romantic and elegant decor. Also the location is great cause you can access food and drinks across the street. and the best part you get at the Lavender Inn bottle of wine. its also full of history and the gardens are well kept and enticing to just sit and enjoy the view.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Nadine T wrote a review May 2021
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The Lavender Inn was a perfect retreat in the heart of downtown Ojai. Every part of the Inn was so homey and immaculately clean without being cold or sterile. Loved the cozy living areas with relaxing tunes wafting through the first floor, the room (The Pink Moment), which was super clean and comfortable with a private balcony, and of course, the glorious backyard and porch, which offered so many seating options! The Inn is a perfect choice for a leisurely gander down Ojai Ave without having to worry about parking -- even before / after you check out -- and conveniently located to all the hikes and sites around town. This is now my go-to Ojai retreat :)
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Date of stay: May 2021
AWaldo72 wrote a review Apr 2021
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The Lavender Inn is the most beautiful, colorful yet serene hotel I know. I looked in every room and they are all individually decorated. The color combinations, decorative items and amenities speak to what I know to be true: the Innkeeper has spent a decade lovingly foraging for just the right pieces to complete each vignette, and to artfully blend modern convenience with Victorian elegance. Luckily, the garden beckons you so strongly that you resist the urge to enjoy your room all day! Then there is Ojai to explore and enjoy... What a lovely experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Travelphile805 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We loved our stay at the Lavender Inn, we stayed in the Provence Cottage for three nights. You can't find a more central location in town. We have stayed at about six different hotels in Ojai over the years, and the Lavender Inn is by far our favorite. It is charming and beautiful - the inn is exquisitely decorated with thoughtful details throughout. There's a pristine garden for guests to enjoy that captures the beauty of Ojai with the smell of jasmine that still lingers with us from our last stay. We felt very comfortable and at home there, and enjoyed the serenity of the inn. Restaurants are excellent in Ojai, and many of the best are within short walking distance from the Inn. The innkeeper Beth and owner Kathy went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. We would go back in a heartbeat and we are recommending the Inn to all our friends.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Julianna B wrote a review Apr 2021
Los Angeles, California10 contributions
We stumbled upon the Lavender Inn as our choice of hotels (B & Bs) in Ojai, for a three-day gals weekend. Our private cabin, located at the rear of the property, was such a pleasant experience. The cabin was clean, comfortable, and tastefully decorated in a French Provincial style, with touches of lavender sprinkled in. We had fresh flowers in the room, a bottle of wine waiting for us, and a covered pitcher of water waiting at the bedside table. All the fabrics were so soft, from the sheets, to the towels, and even the plush robes. The location couldn't have been any better. We were able to pop in and out of our room with ease throughout our stay. We were located one block to all the shops, restaurants, and were right next to the Sunday Farmers Market. This allowed us to park on the property and walk to almost everything that we did in Ojai. I highly recommend the Lavender Inn, and look forward to another stay in the near future.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lavender Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Lavender Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bart's Books (0.4 km), Ojai Certified Farmers' Market (0.08 km), and Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lavender Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and newspaper.
Which room amenities are available at The Lavender Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
Is parking available at The Lavender Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lavender Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe, Osteria Monte Grappa, and Azu Restaurant & Bar.
Is The Lavender Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ojai.
Are pets allowed at The Lavender Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.