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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
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  • 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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    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 2 night in a Pacific room and our stay was wonderful. I didn't know what to expect as their website didn't inspire me with the 70s decoration. But all the reviews were right, this hotel is amazing. It made me think of an Aman resorts which we visited at least 6 of them around the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always had this resort on my bucket list. This past May, I was able to cross it off and it was well worth the wait! There were so many incredible rooms to choose from but we decided to go with the treehouse since it was so unique to that hotel. So many reviews made me worry about the... More 

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Montebello, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an exceptional place. The attention to detail and luxury is the best I've ever seen. Granted, it is not your usual resort - it is a destination in and of itself. Our Pacific suite was incredibly romantic and beautifully apportioned. Large seating area, heated floors, private custom infinity hot tub on our very private deck overlooking the Pacific,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Post Ranch Inn is a secluded, romantic retreat perfect for those couples who are on their honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary. My husband and I went there to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. What Post Ranch does well is to cater to adult couples (only 18 and over allowed) who want peace and quiet and to be left alone and... More 

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Kevin G, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Travelista2834, We are so happy you celebrated such a special anniversary with us here at Post Ranch Inn. Thank you for being our guest and the valuable feedback regarding your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Kevin G, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to creating magical moments during your next visit to Post Ranch Inn. More 

Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kevin G, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Richard D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We certainly value the feedback and will address accordingly. If travels bring you back to the Big Sur area we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. This time to experience what so many guests have come to love about Post Ranch Inn,... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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 2 weeks 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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