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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 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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Lucerne, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first trip along Highway 1, we passed Deetjen's only and thought it looked very nice. Back home we checked the place out on the internet and we decided to stay here at our next trip. This summer it was the second time that we stayed here. We had booked the "Little Room" in advance. It might be that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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151 hotel reviews
1,397 helpful votes 1,397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing that strikes you as you walk up to the main cabin, is the stillness. Tall redwoods rustle in the breeze. The pacific ocean crashes mightily on the rocky cliff far below. Being in the middle of redwoods, sea, rocks and spirits encourage a tone of hashed voices by guests who listen avidly to nature. This retreat has... More 

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed Deetjen's! We stayed in the Upper Creek room, and really liked how cute it was, and enjoyed the great deck. The room was very clean and warm. Deetjen's Restaurant was outstanding - and unbelievably cute! We had a breakfast and a dinner there, and it was just wonderful. During our two-night stay, we met... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Deetjens was a ripoff. It is realt a dump. Have never experienced such a bad "Hotel". The price was much to high, we payed over 200USD per night. Also they was proud of there restaurant that had far to high prices. In general the taxes, fees etc are to high in USA. We stay 6 weeks and the cost will... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were recommended to stay here on the way from SF to LA and we are very glad that we did. The greeting was warm and friendly and when we got to our room we were thrilled. It was like a mini cabin of our own complete with fireplace and a decent stock of wood. Opening the windows at night... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The only bad thing about my stay at Deetjen's was that it was too short! I would highly recommend the inn and the Stokes room in particular. The setting is gorgeous and the room was warm and cozy. I didn't want to leave! We ate at the restaurant as well which was pretty good too. My dinner was delicious but... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Although we have lived most of our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and have always found Big Sur one of our magical earth places, we had never stayed at Deetjen's before. When my husband asked what I wanted for my birthday this year... well, this was it. We loved it in all respects. Old, unique, beautiful. Restaurant is... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is one of the most special places I've ever stayed. It's very different from any hotel or resort I've been before. This place is more like your favorite eccentric relative's vacation home (with a restaurant and library) in the middle of one of the most magical places in North America!! The rooms are cozy, clean and eclectic. Again, something... More 

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Strib, Denmark
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We arrived very late at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn - after a very long drive from Los Angeles. We had a restaurant reservation scheduled, but we really wanted to move it to the latest. This was not possible at all, but why? Thanks for the welcome. Our two rooms were very beautiful, and we especially liked the 'Petite cuisine' or... More 

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sarasota, florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Charming "rustic: rooms that depict the real essence of Big Sur and its history. Check out the details of this charming place on their web site. All the rooms are different, so check them all out before you book. The breakfast with the roaring fire in the morning is a real memory! (even in the summer)The restaurant is also one... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Deetjen`s Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
Deetjens Big Sur Inn
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur

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