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Post Ranch Inn

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Image you are in your own privat home overlooking the Pacific Ocean overlooking a 1000 foot cliff at sunset completely isolated, with on one around but your partner. That is the setting, an elaborate, striking room with a spa tub, a luxurious deck built on the edge of the cliffs, a fully stocked room with fireplace, wood, expresso maker, Ipod... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful hotels in the world in terms of location. The feeling of being literally at the edge of the world, overseeing the ocean with views that are unparalleled, perched on a high cliff. The rooms are wood cabins that are beautiful in their high end rustic style, match perfectly with the environment and are comfortable with... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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33 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed with friends at the Coastal House off the property. The house was amazing and the views spectacular. My wife particularly enjoyed the spa. The complementary snacks and drinks were very nice to have. I can't think of anything that could have made our stay better. We will definitely go back again.

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Neuburg, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you enter the lodge building you where pampered. The check in is below the rooms. Rooms are on top of the hill overlooking the ocean. The most expensive are right on top of the cliffs, the ethers are tree houses in the wood with ocean views thru the trees. Whatever room you book they are extremely comfortable.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to PRI for our anniversary for three nights. We stayed in Pick and Slate (Coast Houses) and Dolan (a third-floor Butterfly suite). The accommodations were very comfortable and rustic. The complementary snacks and beverages were generous. The breakfast was just great. Being on the coast side makes it more expensive than Ventana, but unfortunately, it is frequently very foggy,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Post Ranch Inn is a truly marvellous peace of heaven on earth. Yes, it is on the expensive side but the location is perfect, our room - with ocean view - was perfect: wonderful interior done up with style and taste and the mini bar was filled with complementary drinks. The grounds were beautiful with plenty of little trails... More

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hubby and I splurged on a 3 day mid-week getaway here, we didn't want to leave!! Yes, at first glance the Post Ranch Inn is expensive (the rooms vary from around $1,000-$3000) per night. However, this particular resort tucked away among the mountains and the ocean in Big Sur is always on one "Top 10" list or another for... More

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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long drive from San Francisco we arrived at the Post Ranch Inn feeling in need of a drink, some fresh air and a rest. We picked the perfect location for all of this. We were met on arrival by the very friendly staff who made check in a breeze. We were given a quick guided tour around the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Post Ranch Inn (PRI) recently and was quite bowled over by the envronmentally friendly design, location, rooms, views, infinity hot tub and service. While this is a very expensive property, it is worth every penny of the experience. I was upgraded to an ocean view room the first night and stayed in a treehouse the last two... More

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Tampa FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PRI was exactly what we were looking for on our first visit to the CA coast. Room view was our main criteria, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the ocean house room we had, cliff side, on the Pacific with a balcony. My wife loved the window seat overlooking the ocean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfasts... More

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Address: 47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Post Ranch Inn 5*
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