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Ventana Inn & Spa

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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The piece of land this hotel's on is enormous and gorgeous. Sweeping views of the ocean from up on the hill, quiet, and very relaxing. Couldn't recommend a better place to get away from the weekend (or hopefully longer).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't say enough about this resort. We added a couple extra days to a business trip and this was a great way to enjoy it. Great service and an easy drive to the other things in the area. This is definitely one of the nicest places I've stayed.

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South Berwick, Maine
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister and I drive up to this beautiful area when I am in town. She has several of her art pieces in the art gallery. We always walk around after she delivers her pieces, eat at the outstanding restaurant and stay several hours enjoying the magnificent scenery and quiet surroundings. The restaurant is beyond words with a variety of... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I made a return visit to Ventana, for the first time since the 1980s, this time with our 20 year old daughter who was on Spring break and eager to explore Big Sur. We weren’t sure what to expect after so long an absence. The TripAdvisor reviews were good overall, but there were some disparaging comments about... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for our daughter and her husband to be for their pre and post wedding nights. We expected that they would have a lovely room. Upon check in, we were proudly informed that they were upgraded. We took them to their room which was a few steps down, rather dark, scuff marks on the walls, and a... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Ventana Inn to celebrate our 4oth Wedding Anniversary. What a stunning place! Our room was amazing, private deck and hot tub overlooking a grassy meadow with a 180 degree view of the Pacific. Wild turkeys and deer grazing in the meadow. Daily wine and cheese gathering - first time I have had the opportunity to try... More 

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Bonita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Ventana often but not often enough. Big Sur's gorgeous and Ventana's location could not be better. Great for pure relaxation, hiking or enjoying beautiful beaches. Foodies can't go wrong at "El Cielo" at Ventana, "Sierra Mar" across the street at "The Post Ranch", "Deetjens" only two miles South and also "The Big Sur Bakery" less than a mile... More 

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I live in the bay area and decided to take an impromptu 2-night trip together. Instead of the usual drive to Tahoe or Monterey we decided to do something different, Big Sur. Our choices were the Ventana Inn or the Post Ranch Inn. We chose the Ventana inn because they had a suite available. Good choice. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for two nights (weekend) on February 2015. We went as a belated anniversary celebration. We stayed in the Big Sur Villa. It was absolutely amazing and decadent. This two-story villa had a balcony on each floor. The first floor had a nice jacuzzi on the balcony. We loved our stay. The service was impeccable. We... More 

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marin county
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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