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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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  • 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Magical. That’s maybe the best word to describe our experience. When we arrived, we had great views over the ocean. The next morning, the fog had come in and it was as if we were living above the clouds. Amazing place. Very expensive but worth a splurge. We stayed two nights. One night in an Ocean House; the other night... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Post Ranch continues to be a first rate place to unwind and be pampered. The views are wonderful from every angle but the staff really make the place what it is. We have always felt comfortable here and return once a year and we look forward to checking in. It's a place to focus and leave your work life behind,... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here at the beginning of the year and returned for another stay because it was so incredibly beautiful. This place is absolutely amazing -- beautiful setting, impeccably maintained landscaping and the staff was gracious and helpful. However…and I'm so sad to write this because I love this place so much...the restaurant is horrible. It went way downhill from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stay was part of our honeymoon as I fell in love with the pictures of the ranch but it only lived up to expectations in certain areas.... Firstly pros: some of the staff are fantastic,we did a complementary guided walk of the ranch one morning with a guide called Ken,he literally had the ranch in his soul and it... More 

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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally figured it out, this place is like going to camping, but it is a very high end camping with extremely comfortable lodging (with plumbing), great ocean and mountain views, great restaurant. The restaurant has a spectacular view and it does not matter where you sit, you'll get a great view. The food is extremely creative and tasty. The... More 

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Orange County, CA
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, Big Sur is a Beautiful Place. Because of this, the area commands high prices. The Post Ranch Inn is not the Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton however. For $1500-$2500 a night this place is not worth the dollars spent. As others stated, the cabins / tree houses need a complete refurbishment. The Shower in the Tub is a... More 

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Fiona A, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Dear C-Suite, Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at Post Ranch! Your feedback is highly valued by our team and we are constantly looking for ways to enhance the guest experience. As you mentioned, Post Ranch Inn is a very unique property that provides a romantic, rustic-elegant retreat in a setting that is second to none.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for one night for our anniversary and enjoyed the experience so much! We're not really into rustic style, but we liked this place. We dined in the restaurant for dinner and breakfast and had wonderful service. The room was great and even though the bathroom smelled like a skunk had been in there we... More 

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Fremont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be completely honest, I was really worried after reading a few recent bad reviews about this place. However, the moment I stepped to this property - I felt this place is really special in its own way that's different from other resorts. The moment we stepped out the vehicle to check-in, we were greeted with beverages. They asked if... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, what can we say about the Post Ranch Inn? We had the most memorable weekend of our lives here. Prior to our arrival, we had some lingering concerns about the truly astronomical pricing, however all these worries instantly subsided when we first set foot in the Cliff House. The vista cannot be truly described (at least not by this... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed about Post Ranch about 16 years ago and have wanted to return for years. A business trip in the area gave us an excuse to return. PR is as stunning and guest focused as we remembered. Not to say anything about other reviews, but our experience was every bit 5 star with excellent customer service thrown in when... More 

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