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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Deetjen's years ago in one of the separate cabins. This time, we were in the main house, where five rooms share two bathrooms. The walls are paper thin, so we had to put up with someone coughing most of the night. It is a charming place, quaint and beautiful, as it was before, but it is also... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This isn't so much a hotel as a collection of wooden shacks in a complex sanctified by the love and flower power generation. If you like a creaky thin walled wooden house with the upstairs neighbours every move transmitted through the wooden ceiling and mice in the harmonium (they ate an apple we had in our luggage- we expected to... More 

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Torreywaag, Manager at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and appreciation of Deetjens Inn. The Inn and the Restaurant are run by the same team. We hope join us again on your next visit to Big Sur! Warmly, Deetjens More 

Dhaka
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stayed here for a night in October 2012 based on all the good reviews. I love historic places and for me a particular draw was the fact that they apparently have room/guest journals going back 100 years that guests can read. However I was very disappointed to find that the assortment of journals in our room and in the... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This a truly charming place to stay even if a bit quirky. My wife and I chose to stay here for two nights over and above air stream mobile homes and on balance feel we made the right decision. The downside was the very dark redwood location and a slight sense that restaurant customers took priority over staying guests. We... More 

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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After motoring down from San Fran on hwy 1, this is where to stop for the night . Their food is awesome . We have stayed at Deetjen's twice . Wish to go back again . Old stage coach Inn , very rudimentary wooden cabins built on the walls of a deep ravine with a river running down to the... More 

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