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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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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at one of the Cliff houses. Upgraded because of honeymoon. Great room and unbeatable view. Very quiet and relaxing. The dinner experience was a bit disappointing: we had the tasting menu with wine pairing. In general the price is too high for the quality of the food. You easily pay a 2 Michelin stared price... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long drive from Yosemite, we arrive at PRI to be greeted with a glass of bubbles and instantly felt relaxed. Our room was Rico, on the ground floor and overlooking the ocean. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed sitting on our deck, enjoying the complementary wine and watching the humming birds. The room and it's location... More

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really wanted to give this property a five-star rating but it has a few flaws. As many reviewers have commented, the surroundings are indeed stunning. Great place to de-stress and relax. You'll spend top dollar to stay here so might as well maximize your time inside the property. There are many great (and complimentary) activities - i.e. morning yoga... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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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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