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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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    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 Carlos, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

This is an incredible place to stay. I won't even add to the already glowing other reviews. I do want to comment on the restaurant, though. Breakfast is just fab. Especially since it is part of your room rate. During the daylight hours you get an incredible view from the dining room. Dinner, however, is another story. Of course the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

When the memory of a place becomes a legend in your mind, can a price be put on that? This is probably one of the few places where I could without hesitation say: if you have just one opportunity in your life to splurge on something, this would be it. Walking along a path at 2am that runs on the... More 

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Orinda, California
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The amazing views, warm fire, great service are all trumped by the truly excellent and innovative food. We come for lunch when driving the Big Sur and today was even a choice of indoor/outdoor seating! We grazed on Peking Duck Spring Rolls and Chanterelle Arancini in a wonderful sauce of truffled butter and mushroom reduction. I mean really over the... More 

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Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Experience the romance and beauty in the heart of Big Sur California. Beauty and grace surrounded us at every turn at the Post Ranch Inn, where every detail has been carefully designed to provide my wife and I with a memorable stay at the world's very best resort. We were immersed in the enchanting atmosphere, with every amenity any guest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Just stayed at the Post Ranch Inn for our anniversary. What a wonderful place. The food at Sierra Mar is amazing. The staff is dedicated to you having the best experience. Watched the sunset over the ocean. From our room we watched the condors fly and quail wandering on the ground while sipping our morning coffee. Just taking the time... More 

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Monterey, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Every aspect is extraordinary from the wonderful massage to the absolutely delicious meals at Sierra Mar. Comfortable dreamy room with spectacular ocean views. The employees quietly attend to all your wants and needs with pleasure.

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brooklyn, ny
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

This is not a hotel not a resort...it is an experience that you will ALWAYS remember. the setting is magnificant, the attention to details impeccable and the service is extraordinary. Really there are no words to adequately describe this near visit to heaven...

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Sydney, Australia
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45 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We spent two nights at the Post Ranch Inn as part of our our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. The Inn and the coast line around Big Sur (from Carmel to Morro Bay) were the highlights of our trip. Post Ranch Inn is one of the best and most unique places we have ever stayed at. From the moment... More 

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Orlando, FL
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3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This is the best resort I have ever stayed at. The service is excellent, the food is 5 star, the accommodations are beautiful and rustically elegant, the massage was amazing, the setting - out of the this world. The attention to detail, quality and aesthetic here, along with the stunning natural beauty of the setting, imbues the visitor with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Post Ranch Inn; along with my wife. We were celebrating our 2 year anniversary. This resort is located magnifisanly above the Pacific Ocean along the Big Sur coast. During our stay we used one of the Lexus Convertibles that the resort lends to their in house guests (what a delight must I say). We took... 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*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
Post Hotel Big Sur
Post Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Family Hotel in Big Sur

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