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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
107 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This Inn was like no other we have stayed in before, so pleased we managed to get a reservation. The rooms/ cabins were filled with rustic furniture like my grandma had . The wood burner made it all cosy. it felt like you were in the Alps somewhere where Heidi lived. We loved this place and would have loved to... More

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Mantoloking
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just left this Big Sur Inn after spending three nights while attending a destination wedding.. The charming , low tech rooms were terrifc.. The food in their restaurant was tasty and presented well... well above average. The DIFFICULT factor here was the overall unfriendly dealings with management staff... Hard to understand when there you are in a would-be laid back... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed one night due to my early arrival for a reservation at the Post Ranch. I was actually pleasantly surprised. The rooms are very old, can be drafty, very small, but homey and funky in a good way. No TV, but books and notes to read from previous visitors referencing how Deetjen's affected their stay and lives (even some Jack... More

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Flanders
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Deetjen's is grouping of redwood plank cabins nestled in the redwoods of Castro Canyon on the north bound side of old Route 1 in Big Sur. When you make a reservation for the first time you will be warned that the cabins are rustic. And that they are. The showers are an experience, especially if you are not petite: small,... 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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