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Big Sur River Inn

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46840 Highway One, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old rooms, but the on-site restaurant was exceptionally good! Comfortable bed. Staff friendly and very helpful . Can hear the river from the rooms...yes, it's that close, too close for small children's safety.

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california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by a very nice gentleman at the front desk. Our room was cute an cozy with a porch. We enjoy happy hour at the Maiden Publick House (yes spelling in correct). Finished off with drinks at the River Inn Bar. The Bar tender was very friendly and service was great at both places. We retired early after... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Not so good as it used to be. Kinda sad cuz it's a great location. Drinks are just mediocre and service was the same. maybe to much drugs & alcohol in the staff? Or the pay is to low. Who knows but it's gone down hill.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We stopped by this place on Highway 1 for lunch. The place next to the Big Sur river is picturesque and looks like an old camping lodge. An unique thing about this place are riverside decks and chairs on the river that guests can sit, laze and have their meals. Food options are good and service is decent. A much... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Worst service, extremely rude staff and food was terrible. Money was wasted but more importantly my time was wasted. My family was treat as an inconvenience. Even with the rude floor manager, food too forever and wasn't good once it arrived. Don't bother and keep driving. Big Sur has better options.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Driving from Muir Woods to Santa Clarita by way of Highway 1 builds up a appetite. So we stopped by this little gem. The restaurant has been there for quite some time. Got that perfect mountain look and feel. Had the angus burger and it was fantastic. Our waitress Jessica was perfect. John & LynNita Ellis

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Greenwood, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Our room was very small and was good for sleeping and showering. Both were completely acceptable but otherwise the room was very small, had very little room to store things such as our hiking gear and supplies and only one chair to sit in. The floor was so sloped that I lost my balance going around the bed during the... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We ate twice at this restaurant and enjoyed both meals. Lunch was simple and delicious, the waitstaff was friendly, and the outdoor deck space was charming. Breakfast the next day was just as well-prepared. We ate indoors for breakfast in front of a roaring fire. We did not stay at the inn but we're just a short car ride away.

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Annandale VA
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

First, let's be clear. The name, in large white letters on the sign in front of it is the River Inn MOTEL. The room was tiny, dingy, and in November, the only heat provided was from a small space heater mounted in the wall which made enough noise to wake the dead when it came on. No TV, no WiFi,... More 

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We checked into the Big Sur River Inn late on a Sunday evening and I was a bit skeptical. It really looks like an old camping lodge. The cabin/room we had was across the street - a real original motel on the side of the road - was fully wood paneled and no tv...my husband was a bit miffed by... More 

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