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Post Ranch Inn

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Herts., UK
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Repeat visit to what's one of my top 3 hotels anywhere in the world, and as usual I was not disappointed. Fine weather this time aided the spectacular views; you MUST walk around the extensive grounds to see the beautiful tree, plant and bird life - not forgetting the Redwoods virtually on your doorstep. The two (heated) infinity pools have... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here in November and had a stunning ' tree house' with log burner. We did not want to leave the room and can still hear the logs cracking as I feel asleep. A truly special place, location, staff and one I will visit again when I. California next. A MUST!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I chose to stay here based on Trip Advisor reviews. And, it defintely did not disappoint. I was greeted at the front desk and offered champagne or wine. A driver took me to my upgraded Mountain House. As soon as I walked in, I was screaming inside. How absolutely gorgeous! The view to the mountains was breathtaking, the bar fridge... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly spectacular hotel. Our room was perched among the trees like a tree house, others are facing the ocean and perched on the cliff edge. The infinity edge hot tubs are imaginatively positioned on the cliff edge in small discreet gardens. The rooms have unusual baths made from mosaic tiles, and the complimentary room fridge is very... More

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Augusta, GA
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312 reviews 312 reviews
68 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am absolutely positively in love with Big Sur, and Post Ranch Inn is the icing on the cake. I have stayed here twice. My room in 2005 was a little bigger than the one in 2014, but they were equally enjoyable. You can spend the big bucks and have an ocean view and roll the dice that the clouds... More

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Morro Bay, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is almost beyond perfection for the idyllic, romantic California escape--redwoods, magical vistas down the Central Coast, whales swimming past below the infinity spa, condors soaring above you, below you, at eye level while you dine in a double 07 architectural delight on wonderfully inventive cuisine, perfect privacy in whimsical tree houses or fanciful Hobbit houses clinging to cliffs,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in - fact ! I simply cannot fault anything and if you are considering a stay over with this amazing team, don't hesitate !! We stayed in the 'Little' mountain suite and the views were simply amazing.......it took our breath away. The suite had also recently been updated and it was... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have stayed at the Post Ranch during visits to California for many years and continue to be amazed by the beauty and tranquility of this property. I have never found a place to top this one in most any measure. Definitely the place to get away from it all and relax in luxury.

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

We have been coming to post ranch for several years now, mainly for a respite from the Midwestern weather in late February. We stay for about 4 nights and try not to leave. Guest care is premium quality. I never thought I could sit by a pool all day, but it's possible. It is expensive but if you can afford... More

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Ottawa, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I surprised my wife and took her to California for our anniversary and her birthday. She had never been to CA so I wanted to make it a special trip. After soul searching and trying to decide if the price of admission was acceptable, I pulled the trigger and booked our stay at the Post Ranch Inn. And let me... More

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Additional Information about Post Ranch Inn

Address: 47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#5 Family Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Post Ranch Inn 5*
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