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Ventana Inn & Spa

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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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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stay at Ventana every spring for our anniversary, and look forward to it all year. Every room seems to have a view. Ours faced the mountains and sitting on the balcony felt like being in a tree house. The 4PM wine and cheese event (included in the price) is a lovely thing. The luxurious breakfast (also included) at their... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ventana is one of my favorite resorts. However, upon returning after a few years, I discovered that the excellence of this resort is suffering from a lack of attention to detail. It's certainly not at the level of other top tier resorts in terms of personal attention and level of service. First and foremost, it was rare for a staff... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We we're very happy with the service and the extra things Ventana Inn did to make our special time there perrrrrrfect !!! There was relaxing music playing when we entered into our room. There was Champagne on Ice waiting for us to indulge. I loved walking around the property looking at all the beautiful plants, hidden hammocks and even some... More 

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San Francisco, California
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, for the first time in 30 years, Ventana disappoints. The restaurant has gone down in quality of food and service, the usual room amenities were missing, and the quality of the massages has waned as well. If you've never been to Ventana, you may love it, but if you're long-time guests like us, consider splurging across the road at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Staff is cheerful and accommodating. Rooms are comfortable, but not fancy. The property offers gorgeous views from lovely outdoor spaces. If you have trouble with stairs or walking, be aware this property may not be as enjoyable for you, but it can be made possible. My main criticism has to do with the restaurant.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of those few experiences that reminded me of being in East Asia and South East Asia where staff goes above and beyond their call of duty to be hospitable and welcoming to guests. From the moment we arrived until we checked out, it was a wonderful stay and totally relaxing. Our bellman/porter picked us up in the... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ventana has been our "go to" getaway spot for more than 25 years! The property is gorgeous, embracing the peacefulness of nature. We have a favorite room, and it is truly like coming home when we have a chance to revisit Ventana and kick back in "our" room! The staff at Ventana is always friendly and helpful. Ventana is in... More 

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Sonoma, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed the property of Ventana, i.e. the room accommodation, the nature trails and the restaurant outdoor venue. The location also provided easy access north and south along the coast line. Would highly recommend a drive south on Hwy 1 to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park where there are two great hiking trails with beautiful views!... More 

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Wilmington, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent facility grounds, excellent food at restaurant and bar, Spa was great, including facility and personnel. Mountain view rooms may be better than oceanside. Very relaxing overall, we both felt great and will return!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we chose to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary here, one of our favorite places! We stayed in Madrone house, where the suites are still warmly woodcovered. Everything in this resort is designed to provide a feeling of happy serenity, and it did just that, from the views over the ocean and the high hills, to the wood burning fireplace, the... More 

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