Ojai Valley Inn

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Room 5 is allegedly haunted by a ghost who bangs on the closet door, from inside. People claim when they open the closet, after hearing the banging, they are greeted by a foul odor they didn’t notice earlier. Some also claim to see a fancy dressed gentleman ghost in the lobby.

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905 Country Club Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
United States

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34.43755392519174, -119.25485253306579
Ventura County, California
Nearest Towns:
Ojai, CA (1.0 mi.)
Meiners Oaks, CA (1.5 mi.)
Mira Monte, CA (1.7 mi.)
Oak View, CA (3.7 mi.)
Ventura, CA (11.2 mi.)
Saticoy, CA (12.2 mi.)
Santa Paula, CA (12.6 mi.)
El Rio, CA (14.9 mi.)
Carpinteria, CA (15.3 mi.)
Oxnard Shores, CA (17.1 mi.)

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  1. I worked at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa for several years in the maintence department. I had access to every unoccupied room and would frequently visit the “haunted” rooms. I never experenced anything myself but while I worked there, a security guard and a lady from housekeeping both quit in the middle of their shifts. Both had seen something they couldn’t explane.

  2. This “resort” either needs to embrace the fact that it is haunted or they need to at least listen to their guests when they voice their experiences. We stayed in room 350. After being there for 20 minutes, we started spelling this distinct smell. I used to work in a hospital. It smelled like death. At night, the closet would creak and strange tapping sounds occurred. Also, both my guest and I felt something at the foot of our bed at night and didn’t bring it up to one another until the next day as we didn’t want to sound crazy! Lastly… And this is what confirmed everything- we were in the bathroom and started hearing a man’s voice coming from the vents. We went outside but there was no one outside, no one staying next to us, and our unit was at the top, so no one above.

    Ojai is said to be a mystical place. This experience was not only mystical but also unsettling and not very relaxing. If you’re looking to get spooked, it might happen here. This hotel is rich with history … Was built on top of an ancient Indian burial ground, used to be a hospital for WWII soldiers, and the founder died a year before the new resort building plans were complete.

    If you’re going to the Ojai Valley Inn, prepare yourself for a potential paranormal experience. As noted from other guests and some hotel employees we spoke to, this is a somewhat common occurrence on the grounds. It seems as though management has instructed their staff to not be transparent with these experiences. This was disturbing…

  3. My husband and I were eating at Olivella restaurant in 2019 when my husband felt something distinctly tugging on the collar of his shirt! My husband is a total ghost skeptic, but was freaked out as no one was around him. (I was sitting across from him and had been looking down at my plate so didn’t see anything.)

    We asked the waiter if there were spirits in the restaurant, and he said he had not heard of any. As I said, my husband doesn’t normally believe in these things, but he was convinced that a ghost had touched him.

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