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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
105 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I are so glad that we stayed at Deetjen's. Since I knew there were thin walls between some rooms, I chose Grandpa's Room (only occasional noise when the people next door checked in at night) and Top Antique right above Grandpa's (no noise from other rooms at all, but both rooms hear muffled highway noise until about... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Deetjens this past weekend as part of a destination wedding. The wedding guests were spread all over Big Sur in different hotels. I choose Deetjens because it seemed like a charming old world rustic retreat in a natural serene environment. It was all of that. The rooms were old (cozy) and cabin like (just as it may... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Inn was like no other we have stayed in before, so pleased we managed to get a reservation. The rooms/ cabins were filled with rustic furniture like my grandma had . The wood burner made it all cosy. it felt like you were in the Alps somewhere where Heidi lived. We loved this place and would have loved to... More

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Mantoloking
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just left this Big Sur Inn after spending three nights while attending a destination wedding.. The charming , low tech rooms were terrifc.. The food in their restaurant was tasty and presented well... well above average. The DIFFICULT factor here was the overall unfriendly dealings with management staff... Hard to understand when there you are in a would-be laid back... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed one night due to my early arrival for a reservation at the Post Ranch. I was actually pleasantly surprised. The rooms are very old, can be drafty, very small, but homey and funky in a good way. No TV, but books and notes to read from previous visitors referencing how Deetjen's affected their stay and lives (even some Jack... More

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Flanders
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Deetjen's is grouping of redwood plank cabins nestled in the redwoods of Castro Canyon on the north bound side of old Route 1 in Big Sur. When you make a reservation for the first time you will be warned that the cabins are rustic. And that they are. The showers are an experience, especially if you are not petite: small,... More

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Hicksville, New York
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I banged my head on the low beams of the Top Antique room more times than I could count (probably due to concussion) and the bed & shower combined to stretch my surgically-repaired spine to its limits, but if I ever make it back to Big Sur again you will find me at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn. This place is... More

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Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As the other reviewers stated...there are quirky things about this inn...paper thin walls, un-attached bathrooms, the smell of fireplace smoke (which I never tire of actually). But WHO CARES when the place is in the most beautiful setting in one of the most beautiful places in the US??? It was oozing with charm and beauty. We stayed in the lower... More

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Northern CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed in the Lower Creek House for two nights. It was very clean, and had a queen bed & two twin beds. The private bath was outside of the room, just a few steps across the hallway. It was nice that it wasn't part of the room. When we arrived, the room smelled of smoke from the fireplace, and... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stopped at Deetjen's on a whim not having a reservation. The only room available was Fireplace which has a shared bath with another unit. I was reluctant to stay but my husband insisted. I'm so glad he did! By the end of our stay I was absolutely in love with the place. Despite not having its own bath, our... More

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Additional Information about Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Deetjen`s Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
Deetjens Big Sur Inn

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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur #5 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
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