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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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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Post Ranch following a business conference in Monterey. Post Ranch is a spectacular hour and a half drive south of Monterey. From the welcome to our depature all aspects of Post Ranch met, or exceeded expectations. And for the $$$, our expectations were very high. We booked Boronda Tree House. Boronda has a beautiful view of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Post Ranch Inn is one of the most magical places I have ever stayed. Perched high on the cliffs of Big Sur, the views are breathtaking. This is one of the most unique hotels I've ever visited, in a great way. They have 39 rooms in total, each one slightly different than the next. We stayed in one of the... More

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a gift certificate to the inn (by our lovely kids!) and spent two nights here. As you probably know it's VERY EXPENSIVE, probably the most expensive place I have ever stayed at. The best things about it are: - the wonderful location and views - the exceptionally friendly and helpful attitude of everybody on staff - the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights of our honeymoon in an upper cliff house room. It is without doubt very expensive, and we deliberated beforehand as to whether or not it would be worth it. I think the answer to that is definitely yes, it is truly a once off incredible experience. The level of service is unparalleled from the moment you... More

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Kentwood, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the Roberts ocean view room for two nights in early June. Overall experience was A+. Service by the staff was anticipatory and thoughtful. Everything stated in prior reviews is accurate. If you are struggling on your choice of a room, just know that all rooms are great. You can't go wrong. Although you should... More

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spectacular property -- unique architecture, gorgeous views, quiet, great walks, wonderful pools. The restaurant overlooks the Pacific and serves a fabulous breakfast. At dinner , however, the menu features a $125 four course menu. Not wanting that much food, we picked either 2 starters or a starter and an entree. Much to our surprise, since individual prices... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it is the most exclusive place in Big Sur and certainly one of the most exclusive of the entire California. What is most striking is the resort's architecture and the design of each detail in general, really charming and surrounded by nature. The restaurant with large windows seems suspended a few hundred feet over the ocean, the view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our arrival, from champagne at reception to personal note in our room, set the stage for a a dreamy escape! Breathtaking views in all directions; privacy with seductive enclaves to tempt you to do anything...a restaurant to knock your socks off with an unforgettable expanse of the Pacific below (book your reservation with daylight views) and cuisine and wine list... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I just returned from a trip to California & one of our highlights was a stay at this magnificent resort. Yes, expensive; however, it was worth every dollar. Our room had a stupendous view of the Pacific! All of the staff were very welcoming, helpful yet not obtrusive. We took advantage of the Friday night astronomy talk... More

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

Dear teeseey2014, Thanks so much for sharing these comments from your recent stay. I'm delighted that you had such a wonderful visit and that you explored all the activities and amenities we offer our guests on the Ranch. Your feedback and satisfaction are so important to us and I look forward to sharing your review with our team. We hope... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh, whoever is reading this, book it! Very expensive, worth it in Big Sur. We're going back someday to this special place. Hike Big Sur. Hmm, Trip Advisor is telling me my review must be at least 200 characters. Enough said.

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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*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
Post Hotel Big Sur
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