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Ventana Inn & Spa

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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is way over price, we paid $890 + tax per night for a room with no view. You can foot steps from the people above us and when they use their bathroom you can hear the water pipe. Service isnt any better then any other hotel. For the lesser price, we stayed in Tuscany with the view of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With only one night to spend at Ventana Inn, we went for the "big sur suite," a spacious room with a distant but dreamy view of the ocean. We settled into that room completely - using the big tub, the deck hammock, the flat screen, the fireplace...everything it had to offer, in just a few hours. The restaurant is best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Big Sur and this is exactly what we wanted. This is a boutique style hotel tucked into the woods. The experience will vary depending on what you are looking for in a hotel. There is a wonderful spa and restaurant on property both are a short walk. Our room had a great view, fireplace and deck. Pricey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hotel in an amazing location. Very very good service. A really good place to relax and get away. Would recommend this very highly. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Stay in room 52 if you can. Amazing views. I really miss the hammock in the balcony. Previously stayed at the Hyatt in Carmel, but will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property was beautiful and the wine and cheese was very nice but not at all worth the almost 700 we paid for the room. We thought for that price more would be included. We were able to go on a great hike and enjoy the outdoors. I think the room should have been more like 400.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ventana Inn and Spa over the weekend of April 25-26 2015. Everything about the property is a cut above. The views are stunning, the service was uniformly impeccable, and the rooms showed better than well despite their age, enhanced by world-class-comfortable beds and large, comfortable bathroom fixtures. The food in the on-site restaurant was equal to... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVE Ventana, love the rooms, service, wine and cheese reception and the spa is FANTASTIC. The only place where there is room for improvement is the restaurant. The food was not fresh and the tastes were just not what you'd expect from a resort like this. The restaurant at Post Ranch was phenomenal and Nepenthe is another great spot... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent only one night but it was one of my most memorable birthdays ever. I laid on the hammock, enjoyed the cheese & crackers then had dinner at the Ventana Restaurant. I love the tranquility of Ventana. This was my 2nd stay at Ventana and will come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine reception is always a welcome and welcoming first taste of the property. The restaurant was quite good for dinner. The breakfast seemed fully staffed, but woefully under-serviced, inattentive and unprofessional.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a most relaxing and wonderful 4 days at the Ventana and couldn't have enjoyed it more. We took a lot of beautiful walks, hung out by the pool, got a couple of massages and had many delicious meals. Can't wait to go back!

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