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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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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get away from it all this is it. No phone service, TV, or wifi and certainly relaxing and quiet. There are so many great places to hike and sightsee nearby this is a great central point. The restaurant is also excellent with great service. Just don't bring a big car as the parking areas can be... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed in the Chateau Fiasco and had a wonderful experience. Everything about this place was exactly what we wanted in a visit to Big Sur. The service was excellent (checking in and the restaurant), our room was large and cozy, and I loved waking up to the sounds of the birds chirping in the mornings. Several people commented... More 

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Jersey Shore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed one night at this charming, rustic, amazing, romantic, unbelieveable property. I could go on. This place embodies everything that Big Sur is about. A beautiful location that contains a perfect mix of nature, florals, natural elements and a spiritiual calm to it all. All of the cabins and the rooms seem to be perfect. Each... More 

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London
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17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like most people we stayed one night here whilst driving the Pacific Coast Highway. We had the "Little Room" which was actually larger than expected and was in great condition considering it's in the oldest building on the premises, and a relative snip at $115 a night. The shared bathrooms were absolutely fine, not the best or biggest but perfectly... More 

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London
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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in 'Faraway'. Wow. It's basic. But wonderfully so. We were warm, peaceful, well fed and comfortable. Don't expect plush or pretentious but do enjoy the quiet and the highly unusual surroundings. Eat if the restaurant. The evening meal was fabulous. Eggs Benedict in the morning is to die for. If you travel with a baby, make sure you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

By rights it should be called a camp and not an inn. True we were informed that the walls would be thin and the accommodations were "rustic". However, it was not a cozy rustic; it was a crappy what rustic. We stayed in the "antique room". Among the interesting antiques were the rusty sink, the smelly plumbing, the doors that... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One word to discribe this inn; quirky. You feel like you walk into the fairytale land, back in time for 100 years. Nice room with a fireplace. We received matches at the reception to light it and so we did. The restaurant served nice food and breakfast was great too. No cell phone reach, nor internet connection, paper thin walls,... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I love this hotel. But it's rustic. It's like you're stepping back in time and experiencing Big Sur 80 years ago. Each 'room' is unique. Some 'rooms' are actually cabins. It's nestled right off of the PCH, amid it's own grove of redwoods. Don't expect much in terms of service, it's not a place known for catering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The single most romantic, pleasant and fun place to stay on the entire California coast, tied with St. Orres & some of the Sea Ranch rentals. I love the cabins. If you're not the kind of person who needs to be entertained by 24/7 television, or needs room service, and can go to sleep to the sound of the wind... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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