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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009
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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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california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

When I called in the gentleman who took my reservation was very nice. I asked if there ws a possiblility of an early check in and was told to call back the morning of my arrival. When i called back the morning of my arrival i was told that there would be no early check-ins. i was told 5 people... More

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Northern California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2009

Well, we didn't actually get to stay here but I still feel the customer service on the reservation line warrants a review. After having read all of the negative reviews I still decided to try their package deal as most everything else was booked. When I called the reservation line I was told the package advertised on their website is... More

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Northville, MI
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

When I inquired about this hotel, I was told that there were rooms on the opposite side of the road or I could have a "suite" that was on the same side as the river and hotel/restaurant. I chose the riverside suite. I've had better amenities in the Econolodge. The suite consisted on a rocking chair, 2 chairs and a... More

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Fairfax, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

Like others, I wish I'd read the reviews before staying here. Other Inns like Deetjens were booked up so I chose this place - as others have mentioned the website makes it look MUCH better than it really is. We had a double room but the rooms were so small the two rooms were really just the size of one... More

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Hong Kong
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

Stayed one night here and first mistake.... Stay in CARMEL just 30 min up the road... A lovely place with LOTS and LOTS o nice B&B;s.... We decided to pass and go to Big Sur. Well there is nothing there and aside from the recommended B and B's.. Deetjen etc which are full we stayed at BS river inn.. 120... More

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Glendora, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

The Big Sur River Inn has an excellent website that makes the place seem better than it really is; though it may appear an idyllic resort online, it's really just your run-of-the-mill motel on the side of Highway 1. As the website mentions, there are no TVs or telephones in the rooms. There's soap, shampoo, and conditioner, and an old... More

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

First off all, for anyone considering the $160 'one night accommodation plus free dinner and free breakfast for two people deal' offered at the Big Sur River Inn, take note that sometimes free apparently doesn't mean free! An 18% gratuity was charged on the "free" meals plus tax. So somehow a free dinner cost over $10 and a free breakfast... More

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

For the price, the room was quite disappointing. It was a very rainy, cold day and night. So, having to cross busy Route 1 to go to and from dinner and breakfast was challenging. The small electric room heater was slow to warm the chill air in the room, but hardly made a difference for the bathroom. The hot water... More

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United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2009

We initally booked to stay for 3 nights on a special deal of $160 per room to include breakfast and dinner. Despite a good location over looking the river (although some rooms are across the other side of the road) the hotel is disappointing because it is very run down and in need of complete refurbishment. The rooms are basic... More

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Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2009

Misleading website. Rooms border on shabby given the price. The inn is in need updating, road noise is a problem, balconies are not private. The river is beautiful but he inn is not. Much better accommodations available in Big Sur for similar cost. Pass on this one.

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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): $$
Number of rooms: 20
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