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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Certificate of Excellence
48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not what we expected. Based on the price, website and the glowing reviews, we thought this would be a charmingly rustic historical hotel. It was really more of a camp site with a charming main house/restaurant. The bathroom was small, cold and unpleasant, the doors didn't seal, and the floors were so creaky that you could hear every step your... More 

1 Thank bengood96
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see beautiful nature,can't beat this location. And the bonus is no tv,wifi,or cell phones. You get to enjoy with no interruptions the whole property is serene. The restaurant has great food. Don't miss the eggs benidict.

Thank Teresa R
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169 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hummed and ha’d about where we should stay in Big Sur, everyone seems to go for the big lodges like Post Ranch Inn which for a mere $675 a night offers modernist forest luxury with amazing rooms with sheer cliffs below and unparalleled views. We felt that it was not just the cliffs that were a bit steep for... More 

10 Thank Mark C
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We arrived a few minutes after restaurant opened...parking was already tight, but was seated quickly. Great food and atmosphere!! Best mocha I ever had!!! This is a definite must stop. Hope to one day visit again!

1 Thank l0vemyhusband
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Worst experience with a hotel ever. We arrived in the evening and the room we booked was not available. They booked another more expensive hotel for us instead (we had to pay the extra costs) and still did not refund the amount they had taken from my credit card. At first the staff told us that they would refund for... More 

4 Thank GeorgNolte
Torreywaag, General Manager at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, responded to this review

This gentleman reserved a room for two nights with a queen bed in our shared bath building. The room was ready for him when he arrived. He arrived with three people (the third unannounced) and, after spending about an hour in the room, said the room wasn't suitable for him. We were fully booked, so our host found him a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We went this morning and after two very disappointing and expensive meals in Monterey this place was just amazing. We got there at 11am and there was a 20 minute wait for a table but it was entirely worth it. I had the huevos con chorizo, it was just delicious. My husband had some oats and the eggs with sausage... More 

1 Thank F T
San Mateo, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful in all ways. Rented entire cabin for a visit with dear friends. Gathered around fire place at night and morning and just laughed and played games. Perfect for a group of close friends or family. Restaurant was excellent for dinner and breakfast was the best!! Usually stay in small cabins for romantic get a ways. Love this place. Been... More 

2 Thank judy b
Atascadero, California
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

For a very special anniversary my husband and I searched for a long time to find the perfect destination. We wanted to re-connect with each other. No flash, no gambling, no non-stop buffets, etc. We made and cancelled more than one reservation elsewhere (one was actually a rather large non-refundable deposit) before deciding on Deetjen's. Interestingly, neither of us had... More 

3 Thank Diane O
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We stayed at Deejun's Big Sur Inn last week. We could not stay in the room we reserved because the plumbing was faulty and the room smelled of sewage. They put us in a small, very dark room. I had to use a flashlight during the day to find my clothes in my suitcase. I suppose at some point it... More 

2 Thank jarlan
Westport, CT
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed Deetjen's before but were eager to share the experience with our granddaughters. We checked in and all went to our rooms. Quick as a wink, the older granddaughter was back in our room saying, "Poppa, can we just stay here". What a compliment! Will Lewis, Connecticut

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