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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 May 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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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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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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you are looking for an affordable place to stay in Big Sur, then this is the place to go. Make no mistake, you get what you pay for: rooms are small, but clean and cozy and the staff is kind. Location is excellent, very close to many of the parks Big Sur has to offer.

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Canyon Country, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went to the Inn for my son's wedding in the area. We stayed there, had the rehearsal dinner and reception there, and ate all our meals there. We had asked for early check in and felt there was a chance but we didn't have any luck so we checked in on time. Our room was a river view suite and... More 

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Provo, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

my husband and I stayed here for a night and loved it. It is very cozy and I LOVE the creek with the wooden chairs. I could sit in there all day. However, going here you have to be willing to put your phone down and get away from it all. There is free wifi but it is pretty much... More 

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