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Ventana Inn & Spa

4.5 of 5 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ventana is truly amazing. Rustic luxury in one of the most beautiful areas on the CA coast. Pacific Spa Room was spacious, w/ fireplace and fabulous deck w/hottub overlooking the ocean. Bed so comfortable you could hardly leave it. The spa treatments are superb. The staff is so friendly and service was top notch. The included continental breakfast is not... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow!! Luxury camp for adults!! Highly recommend this hotel. We were going to stay at the Post Ranch but the prices were astronomical so we opted for this Inn across the street and so glad we did. Rustic yet very upscale. Our room had a huge balcony with a hammock for two facing huge redwood trees with mountains in the... More

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New Cumberland, West Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife's first trip to northern California. I lived there for 20 years and wanted to share it with her. This was our last night and it was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful despite the drought. We were concerned because of the fire earlier in the fall, but didn't see any signs of it anywhere we went in Big Sur.... More

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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We watched the sunset and had delicious steak at nepenthe then checked into our hotel --- welcomed with a glass of wine and taken to our room by golf cart - it is like being in a forest - the rooms are cosy with lots of wood and a sweet balcony. The pool area was peaceful and just perfect for... 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*
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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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