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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Orange County, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Naples
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7 reviews 7 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stated with my husband and daughter and was fooled into staying here because of the reviews. Reading deeper into the reviews lots of people have negative things to say about the hotel and great things to say about Big Sur. Without going into to much detail the rooms are completely run down, soft furnishings are dirty and completely... More 

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London
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put Lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig!!!!! The great bit is the location and the views. That's where it finished for me, all down hill from there. We had booked 2 nights in an ocean view room, we were told we had to move which was not a problem. However on check in we were told the... More 

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

Dear Galaxy5030, Thanks for sharing these comments regarding your recent stay at Post Ranch Inn. We value your feedback! Our team was disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your stay with us, knowing that well-earned vacation time is a treasured thing. The Post Ranch experience is designed to be an elegant and romantic retreat back to nature, best... More 

California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved PRI! We stayed in a treehouse, and had a wonderful time. Everything is within easy walking distance on the property, so take advantage of everything: the pools, the gym, the shop, the spirit nest and the fabulous restaurant! Truly special place! We enjoyed being included in some wonderful star gazing after dinner, and we loved seeing all the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the nicest settings for a hotel that we have ever experienced. Just beats out the Ville de Este in Lake Como. However, the arrival experience was very much hit or miss. We spent some time at check in and noticed some were offered the complimentary (included) arrival glass of wine or champagne and others were not. When... More 

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

Dear Mister Polyester, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Post Ranch Inn! I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed the setting, the stars and your dinner at Sierra Mar, and will be happy to pass along your regards to our sommelier and Chef Cox. I’m so sorry you were disappointed with the... More 

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