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Ventana Inn & Spa

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
don28 sf, california
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sf, california
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ventana Inn is hands down the best choice of high end accommodation in Big Sur, Ca. Beautifully designed & laid out with utmost privacy & quiet on the other side of the Highway 1 from the ocean but with spectacular views from the restaurant terrace. Rooms have been updated (some quite large) with super comfortable beds and furniture. Our room... More

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Whittier, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed here after purchasing a Groupon getaway for one night. When we got to the resort we were so excited and everyone there was very accommodating. The rooms are immaculate with gorgeous bathrooms, a deck overlooking a trail, heavenly beds, and a cozy fireplace. They offer guided tours, breakfast, and yoga classes in the mornings all... More

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Newport Beach, CA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Ventana Inn and Spa for two wonderful nights this weekend. I didn't really know what to expect, but we were absolutely blown away by this incredible resort! It kind of reminds me of a peaceful and luxurious summer camp, tucked away between the sparkling Pacific and the lush green mountains. Location and service were... More

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Dallas, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a wonderful place. Absolutely beautiful grounds, really stunning landscaping, and trails through the woods with hidden spots to relax. Gracious employees start to finish. We were traveling with our adult daughter, and they put our rooms next to each other. We were in the least expensive rooms, but they were opulent! AAA rates made it a bargain.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked Ventana for a stay in Big Sur and couldn't have been happier. We were coveting privacy, seclusion and rustic luxury and it delivered on all counts. The resort and rooms are nicely spread out and designed in such a way that the decks are very private, even from adjacent rooms. The staff was extremely attentive and catered to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Big Sur to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were so pleased with our choice to stay at Ventana Inn. The staff were amazing, the grounds were beautiful, and the entire atmosphere was just so relaxing. We were greeted with wine upon check-in and the staff took care of any concerns/requests we had. The walk... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big Sur is truly one of the most striking places on Earth and if one is seeking a luxurious getaway, then Ventana Inn & Spa is one of the two options in Big Sur. The other one is Post Ranch Inn, which is superior to Ventana in many ways but is also more expensive, but I digress... This was our... More

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San Jose
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventana strives to create the perfect vibe and for the most part they are completely successful. Grounds are spotless and well maintained. The evening reception was spectacular (albeit too short at 1 hr). The nature walk around the grounds was informative. The rooms were clean, rustic, and nicely modernized. Staff was friendly and extremely helpful. I felt the restaurant while... More

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

Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to point out all of the different areas of the resort. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our evening wine and cheese reception. Our staff prides themselves on being helpful and outgoing, and I'm glad that you were able to see that. Thank you again and we hope... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The site is beautiful, the service is excellent, the rooms are very nice (although ours could have used more light at night). Twice we saw deer grazing on the lawn outside our room. It is the place to stay in Big Sur.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This hotel is simply amazing! The people, the food, the treatment, the spa, the view! Its like escaping to your own little sanctuary in the words! Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back!

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

Dear ljvillanueva, Thank you for such a wonderful review and description of all that we have to offer here at Ventana! You touched on something we work very hard at - balance - and the fact you described it as a little sanctuary is perfect. Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you back in the future.... More

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Additional Information about Ventana Inn & Spa

Address: 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ventana Inn & Spa 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ventana Inn & Spa is a luxurious resort nestled in the mountains above California’s central coast. Situated on 243 acres of wooded hillside, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the Big Sur coast, Ventana Inn & Spa is quiet, secluded and beautiful. The Inn provides a peaceful and soothing atmosphere enhanced by its proximity to the area’s natural wonders. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ventana Inn And Spa
Ventana Hotel
Ventana Hotel Big Sur
Ventana Inn
Ventana Resort Big Sur
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