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Ventana Inn & Spa

4.5 of 5 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to kick back and enjoy the magic of Big Sur. It's also conveniently located to great hikes and beaches. We recently spent three nights in a Vista room (#6). It was incredibly private and self-contained. It came with a spacious veranda and an in-ground hot tub. Service was pleasant without being too gushy. Two slight... More

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Flowzat Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and for selecting Ventana Inn & Spa for your getaway. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed the Vista Hot Tub Suite. We definitely understand that our property is spread out, however in the future please know our guest services staff are more than happy to shuttle you around the property at... More

London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night during our west coast road trip but wish we could have stayed longer as it was absolutely fantastic. One night didn't really give us the opportunity to do as much as we'd have liked when we saw what was available but it made us want to return!! Service was great. We were taken to our... More

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LondonHappytraveler, Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay with us. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our property, the Cuisine, the Spa and especially the service you received from our Team. And I agree: it is always worth booking a couple extra nights to enjoy all that Big Sur has to offer!... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read several articles saying hotels in the big sur were a rip off and should be avoided, we went ahead and booked anyway . So glad we did ,from the moment you park you car the ventana staff are on hand to help. We were collected in a buggy and whisked to the front desk before being taken to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt like Royalty! We were welcomed with a bottle of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and a greeting card from the management and staff for our wedding anniversary. We had a private suite with a deck and an ocean view. It had all the amenities in our room and thought we did not have to leave for the next three... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like wooded, rustic settings, this is a very good property. Service is fair, especially housekeeping and room service. No elevators and long walk through woods to restaurant. You can also take a shuttle to restaurant and other restaurants that are within several miles. Big sur views are spectacular when fog is not present. (However, fog might not lift... More

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Sanford1, I was happy to receive feedback regarding your stay with us. I am sorry that your stay was less than perfect due to the celebration in the restaurant. We always try to seek the balance between those couples that want to embark on their life journey with family and us, the guests wanting to celebrate a special occasion... More

San Mateo, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll begin this review by recommending to everyone that you take your time driving down Hwy 1 to the Ventana Inn. Take advantage of the turnouts to see the spectacular coastline or park your car and walk down to the shore. It's beautiful! My wife and I stayed at the Ventana Inn and Spa for our anniversary. A few weeks... More

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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was very relaxing. The perfect get away for a couple. The only complaint we had, was the front desk staff were less accommodating than I would expect or have become accustomed to at a nicer resort. That would be my only complaint. The room was beautiful, and the views and just the overall feel of the resort was... More

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Takingeachroad I was appreciative of your feedback about our property. Ventana truly is a romantic destination that is set in one of the most beautiful locations in Big Sur. I always welcome your feedback and would love for you to contact me at 831-667-4212 or e-mail sjohnson@ventanainn.com, regarding your experience with our front desk. I look forward to having... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located high in Big Sur, you will be lucky to see the water due to the clouds, but the grounds are wonderful. Rooms are spacious with balcony and fireplace. Each room also has wifi (slow) but adequate. Two pools are located with one clothes optional, and hot tubs near by. Fitness center is small but adequate. Free wine and cheese... More

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is beautiful and serene. Was taken here by my husband as part of surprise birthday trip. Wonderful food, staff, surroundings. Room we stayed in had forest and ocean views plus deer right off our patio. You have to make this part of your bucket list you will never forget your stay as long as u live. Love love

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Darlene J for your review and for allowing us to be a part of your surprise birthday trip. We hope to become a tradition and welcome you back again for many more birthdays and special occasions. Sincerely, Stephen Johnson, General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ventana for 3 nights in April. The service was exemplary and the rooms very comfortable. We splurged and got a room with a fireplace and private deck. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with drought tolerant plants. The view from the outdoor restaurant is breathtaking. We stayed here when it first opened 30 years ago and it... More

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear JeanM, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your fireplace and private deck. Our restaurant offers an expansive view of our coast line and is often above the fog. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ventana Inn & Spa in the future. Warmly, Stephen Johnson More

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Address: 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ventana Inn & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Ventana Inn And Spa
Ventana Hotel Big Sur
Ventana Resort Big Sur
Ventana Inn Big Sur

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