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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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  • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
103 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We came in late and managed to get the last room which was aparment. Ok, the motel is older one and room decor wasnt that modern but I wouldn't say we left with bad feelings - very reasonable one night stay. + nice yard & small river, beautiful nature around + small shop next to + new TV in the... More

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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Overall this is a fun, family friendly place to stay. The pool is clean, there is a fun creek that kids can play in, and there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance. If you can, stay in a room that overlooks the creek. We stayed across the street, where the room was spartan. It was hot in the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I won't recommend this hotel unless you need a stop over from a long drive. There are not many options in the Big Sur area that would fit your budget, yet decent for a family with a kid. The rooms are right across the road. Very small with minimum amenities. There is a gas station and convenience store which is... More

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Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As a child I spent many summers at this place. It was warm, inviting, and full of families and people enjoying the beautiful scenery this place has to offer. This is exactly why I chose to take my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday but as we pulled up on Friday afternoon I couldn't believe what I saw... The place... 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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