An artsy SoCal oasis

280 Rooms / 28 Suites

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Ojai Valley Inn & Spa was built as a private country club in 1923. You can still see remnants of its former life at the Southern California hotel’s four lighted tennis courts and its 18-hole golf course, which draws in celebrities (Will Smith, Kevin Costner) and pros (Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino). But even if you aren’t a duffer, you’ll appreciate the Spanish-colonial-style architecture and décor in its 308 rooms, the relaxing spa with two pools and Maravilla restaurant, where steak and seafood are menu stars.