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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 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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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Roskilde, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We came Down on 1 from San Francisco, this was my wifes first travel to the states and I wanted to show her some extraordinary stuff and well yes the 1 is what its all about, we also visieted Salinas and got that last Steinbeck book she needed, brought som art localy and then finally arrived at Deetjens. We werw... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The stay at Deetjen's is worth one time. It is quaint and different and not that much greater in expense than the other nearby choices. The food is outstanding at the restaurant. However, some caveats on the seeming over hype. First, the staff has more excuses on why they do or cannot do things. A classic on entitlement and being... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Rustic and homey, each room is unique in this delightful lodge. Stayed in the Petite Cuisine room near the front of the hotel. At first it seemed too close to the highway and the restaurant, but ultimately the noise was mild and not bothersome. The shared bathroom didn't end up being any trouble either. It was a very hot day... 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:
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Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
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