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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service was great. Bed was extremely comfortable. It is a little oasis of calm. The restaurant was great; including the buffet breakfast and accompanying complimentary cappuccino beverages. The only negative is the gym, which is small, no a/c and no televisions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ventana was amazing! All the staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful. The location is absolutely serene and the ocean views from breakfast are incredible. Truly amazing! Upon check in the greeted us with a glass of wine to start off our relaxing weekend. The daily wine and cheese cocktail hour is delightful. I also took a yoga class which was... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything at the Ventana went well. A courteous valet helped us park, check in was smooth. The restaurant had our reservation and great food and a view. The room was clean, spacious and we had a pleasant view of the canyon behind our room. We loved everything and hope to go back at least once a year.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ventana is quiet, down to earth, and feels like you are in a forest with very few other people. Our room was spacious and well appointed. The food is great, especially the included continental breakfast which is much nicer and more extensive than it sounds. It includes lattes, eggs, fruit, oatmeal, etc. The service is terrific. They will drive you... More

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Woodside, CA
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are two (maybe more hiding someplace) upscale resorts in Big Sur; Post Ranch Inn and Ventana Inn. They are right across Hwy 1 from each other, and they go for roughly comparable rates (on the order of a kilobuck per night depending on which room you get). Ventana predates Post Ranch by roughly 30 years. So having finally stayed... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't beat this place. Excellent service, amazing room, well-kept property in a beautiful part of the country. We truly loved our experience here. Not cheap but worth every penny in our opinion. Only downside is the restaurant which I would review separately from the inn and spa. Let me put it this way.... Inn and spa folks treat you as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This inn and spa epitomizes good service. Anything you wanted they would accomodate. The rooms are spectacular with a view of the mountains or the ocean (we had the mountains). It was like being in your own private tree house. Breakfast was spectacular on the outside patio overlooking the ocean from 1200 feet up. Dinner was fabulous. Definately a magical... More

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santa barbara ca
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23 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about the Ventana Inn is good. From the moment you get off Highway 1 it is sublime! They are kind, courteous and professional at the front desk and despite my lifelong aversion to GOLF CARTS, I got on one with my child bride and we were whisked to a perfectly peaceful room overlooking the bay (in the distance) and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an ideal spot for those who love beauty, service and character. While the experience was 100% luxury, it didnt feel like the cooke cutter fancy hotel. The beauty was calming and the nooks and crannies made you remember you were in the stunning Big Sur, and not transported to an over the top gaudy hotel. i loved this... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent customer service and they know how to treat people with respect. Great food,great views, and great staff. I am so glad the staff at Sierra Mar were either stuck up, disinterested, or just plain ignorant to us their customers otherwise we never would have found this place. Nice atmosphere sitting on the patio by the fireplace enjoying conversation with... More

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Scott G, Thank you for sharing your feedback and your experience at Ventana. I'm so glad you found everything the staff is so proud of, to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back! Cheers! Stephen Michael Johnson, General Manager 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

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