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Ventana Inn & Spa

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed the Ventana Inn & Spa. They have a fabulous free breakfast (sooooo yummy. little quiches, amazing breakfast pastries, fruits, yogurts, eggs, etc.) Lovely free tour with a local whose family boasts being the first settlers to California. It's close to a bunch of things you'd want to drive to in Big Sur and the staff is great.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big Sur is absolutely amazing and Ventana's location is fantastic and perfect for exploring this beautiful area. Rooms are very nice, have a very good size and fireplace was great. Found the service attentive and friendly across the hotel, restaurant was very good, both food and service. Loved the walk to the restaurant in the morning and also the views... More 

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

Excellent service. Beautiful rooms. Pacific house rooms have amazing views. It is a distant ocean view, but still stunning. We are staying 2 nights and both days deer have wandered past our patio. We did the guided 10am hike, which was great! Ate at the restaurant last night, which was good. The first 2 courses were amazing! The resort is... More 

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Valley Ford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about this gorgeous place is amazing. The rooms, views, pools and especially the service! The restaurant is fantastic too. We didn't want to leave! A fantastic way to spend a big birthday and Christmas Eve. Keep us the incredible job.

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Scotts Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I now give my favorite resort 4 rather than 5 stars due to the restaurant, which I have already reviewed. There is new management. No change in the gorgeous location or the wonderful, mostly long-term employees, which is what makes this a great location. I hope they are not reducing staffing by attrition; we had to wait in the parking... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off, we scheduled a getaway in March 2015 and had to cancel. Ventana gave us a nine month window to rebook our stay and boy were we happy they did! We had a marvelous time. It rained a few days, so we hit the spa. When it cleared up, the beaches were extrodinary. The on site restaurant was much... More 

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Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Father-son cycling trip up California Coast. Treated the kid to high end Ventana, with the works: awesome dining, amazing Japanese baths, his first message (turned him to putty), craft beers (fine wine list for me), plush robes, delightful grounds, kind staff. Just a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This whole trip was just incredible, and though we debated between really splurging at the Post Ranch or moderately splurging at Ventana, we were immensely satisfied by our decision to stay at Ventana. Spectacular suite, great yoga class, complimentary wine and cheese happy hour, breathtaking nature walks, romantic skinny dipping, world-class food and yes, free barfet breakfast that definitely didn't... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful place - great staff and service, picture perfect setting, wonderful "add-ons" like the wine and cheese, and massages performed every evening for any guest. We also loved the "hot baths" to soak in early evening. Every morning, a guide is available to lead you on a walk, complete with wonderful insights into the nature and beauty of Big Sur.... More 

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Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I came here for a weekend away. Staff was great. Rooms were nice. Lots of good hiking in the area. Would highly recommend booking Ventana next time you're passing through big sur. We also enjoyed some massages while we were there.

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