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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 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We splurged on two nights here and I'm really glad we did. I won't spend ages repeating what others have said but I can confirm that the views are spectacular, the room (we had an upper coast house) was beautiful and the staff were lovely and helpful. We didn't eat dinner in the restaurant but we did have the breakfast... More

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Destin, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic concept and amazing inn! The infinity pool is breathtaking especially when the fog rolls in and you feel like you are all alone in the clouds! It was bit cooler than we expected but the room felt totally safe and cozy. The restaurant was super and the staff was great too! It was definitely worth the effort and money.... More

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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a piece of heaven. The little cabanas are so pretty, some have an ocean view while others have a view of the beautiful forest, they are all extremely well decorated in a traditional style and very clean (ours also had a fireplace facing the bed). The attention to details in this hotel truly makes the difference: from... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely week traveling from Los Angeles to San Fran on a Harley Davidson. The views were breathtaking. We did need to stop in Big Sur and unfortunately this was one place we did not make advanced reservations. Being a Tuesday I thought we would be okay. We made our way up the road all were booked. We then... More

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salisbury wiltshire
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled from the Napa Valley to LA, and spent 2 nights at the South Coast House. Not cheap, at $2500 per night, but well worth it. Check in was really slick and professional, transporting us to our house using the hotels fleet of Lexus SUV's. The house was amazing, a well stocked fridge on our arrival, and a superb demonstration... More

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depends where you stay in the compound. Much to commend it, nevertheless no escaping the fact that overall this looks like an attempt to upgrade a former boy scout camp in the woods by adding all the touches one can think of, if one were to be in Monte Carlo. But you are not. You are in the woods, albeit... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will preface this review by saying that I have many excellent stays here. This was my 8th time staying here and it was disappointing this time. I will list the good and bad. Check in was backed up but the staff were nice-the additional rooms have created longer wait times. The Guy that took us to our room was... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here many times over the last several years. Always peaceful and beautiful, no matter the time of the year. Upper level Mountain room has great views, updated floors and bath. Very near the hot tub on the north end. One tip, walk down below this pool to a secluded bench with a bottle of wine from your... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay here to see if it came up to expectations - it did. I guess when you look at the rate you could argue 'too much' - but I think it is about value not price. We were nervous it may be over promising but that wasn't the case. From the moment we arrived the service was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a weekend on of tranquility and peace of mind. I booked this for our 10th anniversary and it was worth every penny. Not only were the grounds exquisite, but the food and service were top notch. As soon as you arrive you are greeted with a glass of wine or champagne and the friendliest staff on earth. They quickly... More

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Address: 47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Post Ranch Inn 5*
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