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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
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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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marin county
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars NEW

We started out with a smaller room, on the bottom floor. It was cozy but noise from guests overhead was distracting, I asked if we could move after the first night and they upgraded us to a very beautiful room. large, soft bed. Very quiet. Beautiful view of the canyon. Huge bathroom. Large but still cozy. We couldn't have had... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location, Big Sur, automatically elevates even the worst property---it's just such a spectacular corner of the world. Ventana Inn has an inland location on the east side of Hwy 1. It's lovely, peaceful and secluded forest location replete with gorgeous old redwoods. But be aware that ocean views are extremely limited or nonexistent here, even from rooms that are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to splurge for a romantic and relaxing getaway in Big Sur, this is the hotel. The rooms are spacious, the views breathtaking, and every details is perfect. The staff really makes you feel at home. They are warm and inviting and find a balance between luxury and not being too stuffy. I have traveled for a living... More 

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Orcutt, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drive was beautiful to get there but once we got there the room we got looked out to a drylooking Area of grass. We were told we had a view of the ocean but we didn't. Everyone was very nice there and helpful with our luggage. If you go there get a room higher up on the mountain for... More 

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Manhattan Beach
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30 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this location and the property was amazing. We upgraded to the Big Sur suite and it was well worth it. Room was very spacious. We loved the wood burning fireplace and hammock on the patio. View of the gardens and pool on one side and forest on the other. Peaceful walk to the restaurant was so enjoyable. One of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Big Sur is heavenly simply due to its breath taking beauty however, Ventana Inn and Spa will convince you that this is heaven. Enjoyed an exquisite 3 night stay as a birthday treat. The fireplace room facing West, toward the ocean, was beautiful. Loved the soaking tub, outdoor deck and all the amenities that made the room that much more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Ventana is set on the top of a mountain overlooking the beautifully scenic Big Sur. They have great grounds that hold a spa, restaurant, yoga classes, and tour hike. We were able to walk the resort during one of the days but it rained the rest of the time. Luckily their staff drove us around to stay dry and we... More 

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San Jose, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wife and I have stayed a few times at this hotel - and absolutely love it. Their suites are rustic charm with nice fireplaces and beautiful views from your balcony and private hot tub. Each morning they provide complimentary breakfast brought to your room at the time you request (love their egg white and vegetable frittata). They have a clothing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Drove down from Pebble Beach to enjoy the day and stay the night. Upgraded to Pacific House room. One of the nicer rooms I have stayed in. Enjoyed everything about it. Had lunch and dinner at the restaurant. Food was great and had a very laid back atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and always helpful. Would definitely stay again and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I wanted to end the year with a nice peaceful vacation in a place outside of Los Angeles where we live. So we chose Big Sur. We had an amazing time at the resort. Walking the trails the restaurant was one of our favorite parts. The staff is very helpful and friendly all amenities are well taken... 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur

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