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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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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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Novato, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a night at this rusty yet charming inn with 20 different sizes of rooms to overnighters. Beautiful yet full of history. Room is very clean yet comfortable. We stayed at the "little room" which was spacious, shared bathroom. We were told Diane Lane the actress preferred this little gem. The whole top floor was very quiet, even though... More 

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new york
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10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on a recent trip to Big Sur for one night. As other reviewers have said, the place is very rustic. The drive along the coast was beautiful, but also very curvy. When we first arrived I was very nauseous from the drive. The woman that checked us in suggested Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic), which really did the trick. We... More 

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Bilbao
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favourite place in the whole World. We have stayed a couple of times before - this stay was for my 60th birthday and I have been planning it for ages. This meant that there was ample scope for it to be a big let-down; it was not. Our cabin was pretty and cosy, our meals were delicious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just visited Deetjen's for one night and totally loved it. Rustic, charming, friendly and comfortable. Wonderful breakfast and fabulous walk through the forest, especially first thing in the morning when the light was ethereal . Hope we can go back one day!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned here for nostalgia, having remembered a romantic stay 25 years ago. The place has not changed which is good news. The bad news is that we have changed. It is rustic without the charm and romance of our previous visit. It seemed over-priced and mediocre. We will leave it for the many people who return and love it... More 

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New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a rustic stay in cozy and comfortable surroundings, this place was great. The setting of the cottages is amazing; you are in the redwoods. Parking can be a little stressful but there are extra spots on the the road immediately south of the turn off. Our room had a fireplace which we used both nights. The walls are as... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A girlfriend and I were looking for a casual getaway in Big Sur. This place is magical, a third the price of places like Ventana and twice as charming. Food is extraordinary and the cabins are super fun to stay in. Paper thin walls, so not a place for kids,no dogs allowed and I would bring those that want to... More 

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Carpinteria, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and i love staying at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn. We've only experienced Granpa's room, but it's so perfect we haven't tried any of the other rooms (yet). the wood burning stove, soft cozy nest of a bed, the record player, are only a few of the things we loved. The restaurant is SO good, amazing food and ambiance... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant at the hotel is great, but the hotel is old and the staff are not very friendly. We stayed there a while back and the top things that were odd were the lack of locks on the room doors when you leave, shared bathrooms throughout and no phone/internet access anywhere. This place might good if you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Their eggs Benedict is superb 👌 my husband and I ate breakfast here twice and it was amazing! Their nook is so adorably cozy and is perfect in it's own way. It is located near an incredible gorge that is breathtaking.

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