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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the minute you arrive at the property, and the gentleman at the gate ticks off your name on the list, to checking in with a glass of champagne, this place is as close to heaven as you will ever get. Being chauffeur driven to your room, to the stunning views of the Pacific, whilst the fireplace is crackling in... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at the very lovely Ventana Inn directly across the road from Post Ranch. Our hotel called ahead to ask for a table for dinner and we were told 'no', then we asked to have drinks and were told 'yes'. Our driver took us to the hotel and the entrance operator said 'there are no seats at the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here over 4th of July weekend and after all the hype and price (2K/night), my expectations were high. Fortunately, Post Ranch Inn delivers on all notes of views, romance, service, outdoor activities, and astonishing rooms. We were a little disappointed in the restaurant (it almost felt like the food was trying to hard)... More 

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Singapore
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about the resort is perfect. I don't even know where to start. The setting of the resort is just fantastic with great views of the cliffs/ ocean with each room sat beautifully in the midst of tall trees. I loved smelling the forest on stepping out of the door. The rooms were very comfortable and a fireplace that was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Post Ranch is truly a special place. When you drive through the gate to enter the property, you cannot avoid feeling awed by the spectacular scenery that envelops you, The mountains, the trees, and yes... the ocean. My wife and I spent four nights at The Post Ranch.... this heaven on earth, in an ocean front cabin, perched on... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally decided to indulge my desire to stay at Post Ranch Inn and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Big Sur has been one of my favorite places for decades and the PRI definitely tops the list as far as highlights in the area. We were so grateful that the gardener told us about the California Condors when... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is definitely gorgeous and has a great atmosphere. It is very romantic, the pools and trails are fantastic, the restaurant is beautiful, and most of the staff is just great. I loved it because it's so easy to be outside and to feel connected to the surroundings. My favorites were the spirit nest (if you like to read,... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply the most spectacular place to stay while in Big Sur. You will recover from the sticker shock immediately upon strolling the grounds to the infinity pool overlooking the Pacific 1,000 feet below.

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking the Pacific is what is the most striking. Overall property amazing to discover! Garden, deers in the park etc...Rooms are also amazing, a little bit dated property is over 24 years in existence. Service is very good. Victoria the concierge an outstanding person!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I even start? The Post Ranch Inn experience was beyond our wildest dreams, and more. We stayed for two nights for our first anniversary/belated honeymoon (we are in our mid-30s) and by day two we were wishing we'd booked an extra night. Yes, it is expensive. It is extravagant, by most peoples' standards. We saved our money and... More 

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