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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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 2013
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had high hopes for Deetjens based on the reviews we'd skimmed through. The location is really quaint and cosy, so that's a definite plus. While my meal was actually pretty tasty (lamb), my partner's (duck) was poor. The rice had been cooked so lunch that it was like wallpaper paste and I don't think the server really cared about... More

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Ojai, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Few places hold me in their thrall ... I live (fortunately) in southern California, so gimme a break! But Deetjen's and Big Sur hold me tightly. It is like being a citizen of the whole planet and in utero simultaneously. Deetjen's doesn't look like much from the outside. It doesn't look like much from the inside either. But it is!!... More

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure why anyone would need to stay in the heart of Big Sur, when there are many options that will be less expensive and less rustic a bit north or south of the area. That said, I was taking a workshop at Esalen, and needed to be around over the course of the week. Deetjen's fit that bill perfectly:... More

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Saint Louis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect setting for a fun, funky, no-frills, back to nature getaway, WITH the delicious extra touch of a gourmet chef preparing your meals mere steps away from your cabin door. We had a great time and would love to return.

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Oregon, wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our second or third visit here in that many years. And right after ordering I remembered what I didn't like: either the waitstaff or the kitchen is fairly inflexible. Now before you go thinking picky, picky traveler, let me tell you what I mean. I wanted to order the steak, but it came in a sauce that had... More

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ryderonthestorm
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Celebrated a friend's birthday here with a great group of girls from Esalen and enjoyed a wonderful evening. The atmosphere here is lovely and relaxing and the food is good quality. I remember the duck was great. Have also dined here for breakfast a few times and it is consistently good. It's a bit expensive, but you pay for the... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary at Deetjen's and we were not disappointed. Big Sur was actually one of the first spots we spent time together and after seeing our daughter and son off to college and becoming empty nesters it was a nice retreat. We stayed in Edy's room and had our own bathroom and were close to the great restaurant... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The room and food are pricey ($200 for room with shared bathroom no breakfast included). But the place is very pretty (especially the garden), secluded and food is great (get duck, you will not be sorry). Since the place is old and rustic, it does get noisy, so your experience does depend on your neighbors.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Deetjen is a like a magical fantasy place in the heart of Big Sur with its rustiness and vines. We had an amazing romantic experience (fireplace and all) that is unforgettable. We had the Lower Creek room (the lower level of a 2-room cabin) and the only complaint we had was that the bathroom is situated outside the room and... More

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chatham, nj
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15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is not your typical lodging. But if you want a unique experience while enjoying the spectacular beauty of Big Sur, this is for you. This is my second time staying there and I will again when I go back to the area. The style of the structures date from the 1940's and the choice of rooms ranges from a... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#5 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#5 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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