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Post Ranch Inn

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47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Redlands, Ca
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185 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rating of 5 stars is probably used too often on Trip Advisor. I myself have awarded 5 stars to many properties that were truly excellent, but to give this place only 5 stars does not do it justice. We've travelled a lot, and I would say that this is one of the top three places we have ever stayed... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Iespes, We are lobbying for the sixth star. Thank you for the gracious comments, we love our property dearly and are happy to share that passion with our guests. I hope we have the opportunity to see you again. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just had the most fabulous stay at Post Ranch Inn. Staff The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful at all times. Even when we left for we were asked if we had enough water for our onward trip. They even offer to drive you to other restaurants or local sights and pick you up. Rooms We stayed... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Lauren C, Thank you for the wonderful comments regarding your stay, we are honored to be your favorite Hotel. We are always here to help or assist in anyway to make you more comfortable. Even if that means taking you off property to explore Big Sur, or to the pool and gym here on property. From all of us, we... More 

Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As always, this property, the staff, and the dining does not disappoint. Stall at views from the ocean view rooms, large decks jutting out over the ocean, warm cozy accommodations, comfy beds, ceiling-to-floor shower windows overlooking the Pacific, drivers upon request, rooms that are constantly refreshed every time one leaves the room, no request left unmet, well prepared food, the... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

twoguyswhotravel, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are always delighted to have you as our guest and look forward to serving you both again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off on our way northwards for one night and wish we could have stayed longer. Our bedroom was beautiful and the views out the windows were unbelievable. Enjoyed a quick dip in the hot pool whilst watching the sun go down. Fantastic place to stay and hope we can come back one day.

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Djsloan, We look forward to seeing you again soon. Hopefully for a longer stop off. Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Waretown, New Jersey
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66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It might be expensive but they have got it right. The staff throughout the hotel are there for one thing, to make your stay peaceful and enjoyable. We were welcomed at the gate and then reception with a smile and a glass of champagne. We were early and our room wasn't ready so we took a stroll around the property.... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

BoaterTony, It is so nice to hear you enjoyed Post Ranch for all that it is. We appreciate your gracious review and look forward to welcoming you back to another gastronomic treat and peaceful visit. More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been wanting to come here for years and finally was able to visit for 2 days. everything from booking the reservation to check out was near perfect and just the way one would want for such a well known and expensive place. The hotel reached out to me more than once prior to arrival to make sure that everything... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

KeithH2, We are so happy you enjoyed Post Ranch Inn and look forward to creating another excellent stay. More 

Egg, Switzerland
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 for the location. 4 for personal & restaurant. 0 for accommodations. 0 for management Post Ranch Inn was a highlight of our California trip. With USD 1450.00 per night, it was the most expensive hotel on our tour. Therefore the expectations were set high when we approached this hotel. Check-in was very quick and friendly. We also had a... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

ub42, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write your review of Post Ranch Inn. I am so sorry you found the accommodations to be run down. I assure you we take great pride in our resort and would like everyone to love it as much as we do. Rooms refresh and renovations are ongoing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Sur was on the top of my fiance's list of untapped travel destinations. I decided to take him here for his birthday and booked the Post Ranch Inn as a special surprise. The concierge team was helpful in planning our stay prior to our arrival, including dinner at Sierra Mar (PRI's restaurant overlooking the beautiful coastline and ocean) and... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Sarah K, I cannot express enough my sincerest apologizes about your arrival. We certainly strive for a much sharper experience. I am very happy to hear all ended on a positive note and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend 2 days here on vacation with my family in the Butterfly Rooms, which are wooden cabins build up in the trees. The extraordinary six-room building is shaped like a butterfly with outstretched wings and each room feature views of trees, mountains and the Pacific from a private deck. Never stayed in anything like this before ! Try it, simply... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Kim J, Thank you for taking the time to write about the hidden gem on the ridge and the beautiful photos. We look forward to seeing you and your family again if travels bring you back to Big Sur. More 

Sonoma, California
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65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here for 4+ days now and I am already checking my calendar to see when we can come back. The location is astounding. The views of the mountains and the ocean is breathtaking. The gardens on the property are beautiful and immaculate. In terms of accommodations we did the tree house and were lucky enough to get... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Jenkr, We are so happy to have had you as our guest and it sounds like you were able to take in Post Ranch for all that it is, especially in the unique accommodations such as a tree house. We look forward to filling in more days on your calendar and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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