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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment we arrived, the staff did everything they could to accommodate our needs. The room was absolutely stunning - ocean views, big bed, wood everywhere, a spa. We loved relaxing on our balcony in our plush robes, spotting squirrels, bunnies and deer. The two hot tubs were fantastic. Best enjoyed early morning and later in the evening. Enjoyed... More 

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Charleston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we were here only one night, but it was enough. It is EXPENSIVE. As my husband said, the priciest place he has ever been, but it's one of a kind. The price probably will turn a lot of people off, but this is a perfect spot for a honeymoon or special occasion. We did everything but use the spa.... More 

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Valencia, CA
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really, really wanted to stay at the Post Ranch Inn on my recent stay to Big Sur. I read the prior reviews that if you can't get an ocean view room it is not worth the price. I agreed, so I booked the Ventana. SInce I really wanted to stay here, I wanted to at least visit the property... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room has a beautiful ocean views and it's a wonderful place to watch fogs rolling in and out of the area. The restaurant is a great place to watch sunset and fogs rolling in from the ocean. The food is elegant and very delicious. The staff are very friendly and professional. (Note: We were there in March 2013 but... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a simply fabulous place and I am so happy that we decided to spend two nights here on our Highway 1 trip. The service level and attitude of everyone is amazing. You enter the property, get a drink, someone takes care of your car and drives you in another vehicle to your cabin, your bags are delivered within... More 

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Santa Barbara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was a young lad, I started out working in some of the finest hotels in the world in London. Now life has been kind enough that I get to stay in some of them. Customer service is, perhaps, the most important part of the luxury hotel experience. No setting or amenities can make up for rude staff. And... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All four of us were very disappointed. We expect a hotel of this rating and the price, to have functioning air conditioning, whirlpool that works and mercantile store that follows up on merchandise purchased. We have stayed in 5 and 7 star hotels and with the exception of the restaurants, it did not meet our standards. Management response was unacceptable.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Post Ranch Inn is absolutely one-of-a kind. It is unlike any other place in the world....and pictures just don't do it justice. As others have mentioned, the scenery (if you are lucky enough to see it on a day when the fog is gone) is stunningly gorgeous. It really feels like you are transported to another world. The infinity... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd always wanted to go here. And we finally made it. And it was just as good as we'd hoped for. It's a beautifully designed property - a perfect combination of nature and design. There were a few small details that fell short of our expectation, but you're so blissed out there, you just don't care. All the rooms I... More 

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blooming
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned for a second visit to this slice of heaven. Stayed in an ocean house this time. I had stayed in a tree house the first visit. Both were great but the view from the ocean room was spectacular. We saw whales and dolphin from our deck. The sunsets were striking. We enjoyed the spa, all three pools, two dinners... More 

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