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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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Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I stayed at Big Sur Inn recently. We are two very city girls...love to shop and wine and dine. Needless to say we were a bit shocked when we arrived and found out we had no TV, no internet and no phone service. We laughed a bit about it and decided to make the best of it.... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After staying at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn last October we decided to make another visit, only this time we stayed two nights and spent more time exploring Big Sur and the local restaurants. We had no fires in our wood burning stove, the weather in August was warmer. We stayed in "Grandpa's" and enjoyed the record player and the 33... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived early to Deetjen's but it wasn't a problem for the really friendly staff here. Our cabin had been cleaned and we were able to go right on in and settle in. We were very grateful about this! We had booked Castro Cabin. It was small but we didn't care! We did have to leave our suitcases in the... More

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New York, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip to Big Sur. We had the Castro cabin, and it couldn't have been more charming and delightful. Small deck under a huge redwood -- the epitome of Big Sur. Place is very unassuming and authentic. A real and rare treat to stay there. Be sure to book in advance. The restaurant is also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Sur has such a great reputation...I was afraid my expectations would be too high and I might be disappointed. But from the drink at Namaste to dinner and a night in one of the cabins at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, those expectations were exceeded. The cabins are built out over a little canyon with a creek way down there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying here is an experience to be remembered. It is like traveling back in time, or just away from the noisy and busy city life. There is no key or lock for your door, no phone connection, no internet, TV or radio. It is so quiet at night you can hear guests from other room talking. My boyfriend and I... More

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Woodside, Ca
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read many reviews before booking. I was aware of no keys/unlocked doors, rustic charm, thin walls, no insulation, location on hwy 1 and highway noise. . I chose this property bc it had a queen bed for myself and a separate twin for my 13 yr old daughter and was on my route heading south. We loved the grounds... More

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Lynchburg, VA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are no keys for the rooms here! In parts of the Inn, you must share a bathroom with other guests. The dining facility is nice. For a great view, take a walk up the dirt road adjacent to the property. There is a bench with a magnificent view of the Pacific. No air conditioning in my room. This is... More

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California
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My friends and I are so glad that we stayed at Deetjen's. Since I knew there were thin walls between some rooms, I chose Grandpa's Room (only occasional noise when the people next door checked in at night) and Top Antique right above Grandpa's (no noise from other rooms at all, but both rooms hear muffled highway noise until about... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed at Deetjens this past weekend as part of a destination wedding. The wedding guests were spread all over Big Sur in different hotels. I choose Deetjens because it seemed like a charming old world rustic retreat in a natural serene environment. It was all of that. The rooms were old (cozy) and cabin like (just as it may... More

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Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
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