Lavender Inn

210 East Matilija Street , Ojai, CA 93023 USA (Show map)


The Lavender Inn is a renovated 1874 HISTORIC Boutique Bed and Breakfast with the best location in the artsy village of Ojai, 20 min south of Santa Barbara. Each room has unique decor with a rich blend of period antiques, bold colors, and attention to detail. The 1000 sq ft charming Provence Cottage with French doors opening to a private yard is ideal for a ROMANTIC GETAWAY or longer stay. The grounds, with a backdrop of the mountains, are a breathtaking setting for GARDEN WEDDINGS with majestic oaks ,9 fountains, a pond with a symphony of frogs, English gardens, and, of course, a variety of lavenders. The Lavender Inn on-site day SPA offers massages and facials from our experienced professionals. The Lavender Inn has both regularly scheduled and private (GIRLS GETAWAY and TEAM BUILDING) hands-on COOKING CLASSES with visiting chefs. INNcourage is 3 day retreat created by the Lavender Inn for women undergoing treatment for cancer. Two rooms are designated PET-FRIENDLLY.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great location

3.0 on February 18, 2015

The Inn is centrally located in walking distance to town. Room was clean. We stayed in cottage and it was very ample. Items such as plates, napkins and utensils not replaced once used even though I took them to kitchen for cleaning. Fire log not replaced once used. Grounds are kept, but lack attention to detail. I was disappointed in breakfast; sparse, bake goods not fresh, coffee cold on one morning. Breakfast is served 9-10, but by 9:15 food was gone. Don't get there late!

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4.2 on October 08, 2009

From the moment you arrive you feel at peace & at home. The staff is very welcoming & the rooms are clean. This also makes a terrific place to stay if you are a single traveler, very safe. Cannot wait to return!

a great retreat

5 on September 20, 2009

My mom and I just stayed at the Lavender Inn in Ojai. What a wonderful and peaceful stay. The gals who run the inn and serve the great breakfast and chease and wine at night were absolutely grounded and charming. My mother and I were treated like queens. Everything served was fresh. Even the coffee was great. The grounds are preciously kept up. The view of th mountains were spectacular. And we left ever so relaxed and refreshed after just 2 days. Of course, we cannot wait to come back. I took pictures:

I love this place!

5 on August 16, 2009

I have been here twice and have plans to have my wedding here. I feel so comfortable and at home here that I immediately relax. The staff is wonderfully hospitable, welcoming and helpful. I can't say enough about it.


5 on March 10, 2009

My Fiance' and I recently went to Ojai and stayed at the Lavender Inn, It was an amazing experience. Definitely spring for the COTTAGE as it has more private and has plenty of space... Living Room, Bedroom, Fireplace, TV, Stereo System, DirectTV, and Two Private Backyards, and a complete PRIVATE entrance. It was great as I worked on completing my Business Marketing Plan and enjoyed the rest of the time as a retreat. I highly recommend this place. Also, staff was exceptional and made us feel at home.

A delight!

4.0 on July 20, 2008

Our stay at the Lavender B&B proved to be a delight. The ambience and attention to all things important to a guest were above our anticipated expectations. The furnishings, setting and the marvelous breakfast combined to make a return a priority. Gwenyth saw to our every need, and proved to be a treasure.

Relaxing stay

5 on January 03, 2007

The house and the gardens are enchanting. It is a comfortable and peaceful place to stay. Attention to detail in decorating, food and ambience. The inn is situated in town that we were able to walk everywhere. The breakfast was tasty and the evening wine/cheese were relaxing on the veranda.

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Oceanfront, Small town, Village


Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Horseback Riding, Hiking, up the street and throughout are area, Lavender Inn Spa, Golf - breathtaking Soule and Ojai Valley Inn, Rock climbing- here at Los Padres National Forest, Ocean 20 minutes to the coast, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Conference Room fits 10-12, Some rooms have TV/DVD, Cooking Classes, Lavender Inn Spa on-site, Indoor & outdoor dining, Some rooms have private balconies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only limited to smoking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children of all ages welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Room #1 & #8 only, $35/stay, must remain with owner.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only 2 days with a Sat. stay: either Friday & Sat or Sat & Sunday
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation
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Beth Keenen

Languages spoken

Sign Language, English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Cooking, gardening, flower arranging, Event Coordination, community service

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  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: Veranda, Gazebo, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Lavender Lemonade

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