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Post Ranch Inn

5.0 of 5 47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Ranch with another couple. We stayed in the upper coastline Pfieffer suite located on the Cliffside. The 270 degree view was breathtaking and about 1200 feet above the Pacific The view was completely unobstructed. The restaurant, Sierra Mar was truly an epicurean experience with a view of the Pacific sunset that was just unbelievable. We certainly will... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fragrance of the pine trees is the first thing to greet you the second, the welcoming smiles of the staff and the third, a chilled glass of champagne. Everything has been thoroughly thought about at Post Ranch Inn. The binoculars to spot the whales as they migrate down (or up) the coast, wildlife books for nature spotting, a great... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the PRI in July 2014 for 2 nights in the Upper pacific suite. in this hotel you really pay for what you get. On arrival you are greeted with a glass of champagne. While you check in your luggage is transferred into the hotel's 4x4 which takes you to your suite. That's when really the magic starts!... More

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New Orleans
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband found this amazing resort when searching for our wedding destination. We planned our wedding in a 2 week period, so everything was last minute. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Once you arrive, you know you are in a magical place. Gorgeous grounds with beautiful scenery & art sculptures. Views of the ocean & mountains.... More

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

Dear Tiffany M, We are delighted to read the review regarding your recent stay at Post Ranch. It was a pleasure having you as our guests, particularly for such a special time in your lives! I'm so glad you truly captured the essence of the Ranch and all we have to offer. We take tremendous pride in offering magical moments... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing couple days at the Post Ranch Inn. This is easily one of the most romantic places we have ever been. Their attention to detail is terrific and you can get really lost in time there. The only caution is the fog - for us this July it rolled in and never seemed to roll out, losing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, rustic, quiet, great food, amazing views------wonderful natural setting. Very environmental, and clean. Still wish hotels would serve more( organic) Veggie/Vegan healthy locally sourced foods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic and elegant. When we entered our room the fireplace was blazing, the doors were open with the ocean crashing. The spa music was on and we popped a nice bottle if red wine. We then got ready for our couples massage with the sun blazing and the waves hitting the rocks. What could be more romantic. They have an... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is without a doubt the most unusual and incredible hotel I have stayed in, in terms of location, environment and scenery. Mountains, ocean views, a little Bambi outside our room, butterflies, gorgeous flowers..... great massage, wonderful smells. The only reason I can't give this hotel an exceptional rating is the food. The food presentation was great but it was... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow wow wow! So unique, unbeatable pacific views, (recommend the Ocean view room..totally worth it!). The Sierra mar possibly the best fine dining experience with a huge price tag. Loved the fireplace and the tub. I never felt so relaxed and isolated. Worth it? Yes!!! Hated leaving this heaven of a place.

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22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most expensive place I ever stayed. But also the best! We spent two nights here for our honeymoon. It was out of this world. We left feeling like we had been there for two weeks, not two nights we were so relaxed. Hot tub was lovely.. we went down really early one morning it was cold and foggy outside... More

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Additional Information about Post Ranch Inn

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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Post Hotel Big Sur
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