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Big Sur River Inn

46840 Highway One, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #2 of 2 Big Sur B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveled through Big Sur on our Highway 1 adventure and stayed here, great way to see the outdoors without staying outdoors, beds were comfortable, hot water and pressure were great and the resteraunt offered really good food, you can even sit outside with your feet in the creek ( met some good people ) Booked 1 year in advance because... More

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Golden, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
26 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two years ago we had stopped in to eat at the restaurant on our journey going North on the Coast Highway. it was so good! My daughter said, I want to stay here sometime. So this time we did! It is great. The little cabin was so nice, clean, comfy, nice porch. So peaceful. We ate at the restaurant for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read some reviews that weren't very good about the staff. We enjoyed 3 wonderful nights there and only met the nicest employees. Everything was great and the location is beautiful! The rooms are not a 5 star place but that isn't what this place is about. Restaurant was nice and the food was good. The burrito bar in... More

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan ahead and book your next Big Sur trip at the River Inn. Lodging is very limited in Big Sur so it is essential to book a cabin in advance . The advantage of staying on this property is the wonderful amenities including a restaurant , general store and gas station. Sundays are the best day , also the busiest... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our drive down the CA coast. Great food and service. The view is not great, but you have a view of a small river that runs to the ocean. Good location and your not going to go wrong with this selection. menu is diverse.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Rustic and seemingly out of the way this hotel is a gem. The rooms aren't luxury by any means, but they are comfortable and clean. It's the river you're going there for. They are right on the edge and it's serenity will captivate you. Grab a chair in the water and let your feet dangle in it. As for the... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When I booked, I didn't think, it would be so nice. We reached late as we drove from LA area but room was very nice. I wouldn't say, it was a luxury place but cleanliness, and warmness of the room was really good. Room size is good and it has seating area outside as well, although seating area is not... More

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Mill Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were a little worried after reading some of the previous reviews but had a great weekend getaway here in one of the suite rooms. Yes it is older and a little bit funky but it was quaint, comfortable, and lovely location..... On the river in Big Sur !!!!! It wasn't about the hotel for us it was about Big... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Seeing the reviews here I had worries about our reservation, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Yes, having to cross the road to your room is a hassle (look both ways). Yes, the rooms seem a bit old (but we found them very comfortable). But we found the staff very friendly and helpful. The "chair in the river" is wonderful... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on 13th June. One night. We had the unfortunate "luck" to get room 10. Checked in at about 5pm and awful smell of urine ion the room. We had no choice to stick with it as the room was paid for up front and no other rooms free. Had to sleep all night with windows fully open and... More

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Address: 46840 Highway One, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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