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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Amy wrote a review Nov 2021
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My husband and I came up to Ojai to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary. Having two school aged children doesn't allow us any time to get away so having this night away was an especially special moment. The inn was so charming and delightful. The afternoon wine in the garden was spent meeting and chatting with other guests which made for an added experience. The location of the inn was just perfect, walking distance to the Arcade where there are numerous shops and restaurants. We loved everything about our stay. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021
NicoleClark wrote a review Oct 2021
Denver, Colorado120 contributions118 helpful votes
The Lavender Inn is in a great location to explore downtown Ojai, but other than that it doesn't have much to offer. Was disappointed with our stay. The rooms are very worn/dated; you can't control the thermostat and it was blasting heat all night long; the wifi is so slow it doesn't allow you to download any tv shows; and for a B&B was very disappointed in the breakfast, was just a pastry and nothing else. Would recommend trying someplace else in Ojai.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Paula R wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Response from Kathy Hartley, Owner at The Lavender Inn
Responded 19 Sep 2021
We so appreciate your kind words and for posting your review. Please come back and visit!!!
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Nadine T wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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AWaldo72 wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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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 Hip Vegan Cafe.
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.