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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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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Big Sur is ridiculously expensive. I think the Big Sur River Inn might be as good as you will get for $200. Yes, the room was on the highway, but the traffic wasn't that bad and a little front porch with divisions between rooms buffered it somewhat. The basic room was clean, recently refurbished, and it had a very comfortable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my friend rented a car from San Fran, and drove down to LA, and stopped here overnight, and was really nice. Firstly the man at the front desk gave us a cheaper price, maybe because we were tourists, so knocked off $95's off, so that was really nice and helpful. The rooms are little lodges, across the road... More 

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Towamencin Township
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On vacation decided to stop while touring the area. OMG! The best! Ask for the deck and you get the most unexpected experience. Along a stream, redwood trees...amazing service, food, people. I rarely give a 5. They deserve it. Guadalup was the best. A must do.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the pillows, charm and friendly staff Of the place! Be sure to check out the pool And river out back. Breakfasts were huge and delicious, the Rosemary potatoes you can't stop eating. The care of the grounds was noticeable, the flowers, amazing. We had a lovely time.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very disappointed in the Big Sur River inn. We asked for a river view room and instead they put us right on the road. No amenities, no phone, paper thin walls, a tiny shower for $275. The restaurant was pretty good but very pricey and again we couldn't sit near the river view. Love Big Sur but I won't be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What a dissapointment! Don't be fooled by the website - your room won't look like that. The rooms are dark and depressing and rediculously overpriced. What's strange is that adjacent the restaurant is actually quite nice with decent food and a wonderful open fireplace. It has a rustic feel without being run down in contrast to the rooms. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We arrived at 3 pm and had reservations. Check in took 3 minutes....awesome!!! Loved the river and chairs in the creek. We enjoyed it for hours even in April. The restaurant is good but a little pricey. The rooms are generous but simple and bathrooms are rather tiny but workable. Lovely time with our family!

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Sollentuna, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The River Inn in Big Sur was a disappointment. I booked two suites for our family, (my husband, kids and I in one suite and my in-laws in another). My in-laws had traveled from Europe for a visit. I chose the suites and the incredible high prices because I wanted us to stay at a nice place.The evening that we... More 

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you are looking for a luxurious hotel this isn't the place, but if you want clean, roomy motel-type rooms set up the hill near the redwood forest then this is a nice place. A nice pool is included and a large dining room. There is no WFI or T.V. in the rooms, but you can access WFI in the... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We spent one night on out trip through the Big Sur here. The room was clean, the riverside is lovely, restaurant's food is good and the staff very friendly. We want to come back and stay longer. There is easy access to two state parks, Pfeiffer Beach and many scenic overlooks along the coast.

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