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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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Cologne, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In all honesty - we arrived at Deetjens as a stop-over location between L.A. and San Francisco not expecting anything. The Inn is historic, so are the comforts, however, wow.....we did not miss anything. Warm hospitality, cabins with an atmosphere and something special about the whole place. We actually managed to relax and wind down immediately, had the best food... More

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was originally set up by an exiled Norwegian (Deetjen) and the rustic wooden cabins reflects his background. Nothing beats waking up by a waterfall under a massive redwood. The restaurant is the icing on the cake. Where the cabins are charmingly primitive, the food on offer there is anything but. The service is hearty and exhibiting everything good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing time spent with my love, my best friend Laurie. We spent thee entire day touring the area and at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Deetjen's Big Sur Inn and Restaurant is a memorable place to spend time with the love of your life!! I would go back in a heartbeat!!

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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34 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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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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