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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars NEW

This is a gorgeous spot in California, a lovely waystation on a tour of the PCH. We chose Deetjen's due to the relative affordability compared to Ventana and Post Ranch Inn, both of which are just around the bend. We enjoyed our stay here but as all the reports say there is very little privacy. We stayed in Grandpa's Room... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at Deetjen's years ago in one of the separate cabins. This time, we were in the main house, where five rooms share two bathrooms. The walls are paper thin, so we had to put up with someone coughing most of the night. It is a charming place, quaint and beautiful, as it was before, but it is also... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't so much a hotel as a collection of wooden shacks in a complex sanctified by the love and flower power generation. If you like a creaky thin walled wooden house with the upstairs neighbours every move transmitted through the wooden ceiling and mice in the harmonium (they ate an apple we had in our luggage- we expected to... More 

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Torreywaag, Manager at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and appreciation of Deetjens Inn. The Inn and the Restaurant are run by the same team. We hope join us again on your next visit to Big Sur! Warmly, Deetjens More 

Dhaka
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night in October 2012 based on all the good reviews. I love historic places and for me a particular draw was the fact that they apparently have room/guest journals going back 100 years that guests can read. However I was very disappointed to find that the assortment of journals in our room and in the... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This a truly charming place to stay even if a bit quirky. My wife and I chose to stay here for two nights over and above air stream mobile homes and on balance feel we made the right decision. The downside was the very dark redwood location and a slight sense that restaurant customers took priority over staying guests. We... More 

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Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After motoring down from San Fran on hwy 1, this is where to stop for the night . Their food is awesome . We have stayed at Deetjen's twice . Wish to go back again . Old stage coach Inn , very rudimentary wooden cabins built on the walls of a deep ravine with a river running down to the... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed two nights at the Deetjen's Inn at the end of October, 2014. I picked the room with our private bathroom (as I did not want to share it at night with some one or walk). Our room had a free standing wood burning fire stove. It was small size, but produced a lot of heat for the room.... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Homey, gorgeous, and lovely people! It was a bit cold, but it was like camping but cost more money. Each cabin is unique and has such charm to it. I loved every moment here! There is no cell phone service, which I loved as well.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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1,571 reviews 1,571 reviews
164 hotel reviews
1,568 helpful votes 1,568 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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

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