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Fernwood Resort

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47200 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Fernwood Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maumee, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Fernwood Resort is located off on the side of Highway 1, in the middle of Big Sur. It's a combo motel, camp ground, general store and tavern/restaurant. We were in a room vs cabin or camping. The beds were super soft and comfy to sleep in. The room, where very simple in design and furnishings were extremely neat and... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the hotel room section of this place. It was pretty rustic, two beds rooms and a bathroom. It minimalist, which happened to be what I was looking for when staying in the woods. I would stay here again. On-Site restaurant looked good but we had prior plans. Wi-Fi in the restaurant.

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 3 visits within 8 years and utilizing their campground and tent cabins, I am still a fan of Fernwood. I am amazed that the grounds, including the bathrooms and coin operated showers are consistently clean given the foot traffic. Tent cabins are a wee bit close together so cross your fingers that your neighbors respect the no noise rule... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. We had room A which is the one of the ones with a hot tub. It had such a cute, private little outdoor patio, where the hot tub was. The price was good. It was great to have a restaurant on site. I wish we could have stayed more than one night. Next time I am... More

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San Jose Ca
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar here has become a favorite with the locals. I mean the young locals. The music starts to get really load around 11pm and blasts out until 1am. No one sleeps until then. The attitude around here is "working here would be great if the tourists would go away". Some adult supervision is needed. I will never stay here... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our 2nd time staying at the Fernwood. Our room (C) was much better this time. Larger room and shower. Wood floors, comfortable bed. The Fernwood is a great spot for excursions/adventures around Big Sur. The staff went out of their way to help us. The guys at the desk was very helpful getting us extra towels. By the... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I stayed at the motel during my bike ride from SF to LA and the place definitely served my needs. However, what you get for the price is very sad. Unfortunately there aren't that many choices to stay in the Big Sur, so this place is survivable. The motel room was extremely small, but clean and had everything I needed.... More

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Massies Mill, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After reading about the loud and crowded conditions that some folks experienced, my husband and I had a very nice stay in one of the motel rooms (room A) . Fortunately we were there on a Tuesday night so things were very quiet. Our room was fine but certainly not refined. The hot tub was nice but it takes about... More

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Thousand Oaks
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We just returned from a 5 day stay at Fernwood resort. We had a family of 7 with children ranging from 12 to 19. We stayed in the tent cabins and the adventure tent, I will say the tent cabins were convenient, however the campground is very small and very crowded. Right next to highway one it was noisy and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I would like to rate this place much higher (good location, adequate rooms, respectable food) but I am sitting here at midnight awoken and completely disturbed by karoke night at the bar located here at the Fernwood. Our motel room is one of the farthest from the bar, yet it is extremely loud and woke my 2 year old and... More

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Address: 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Fernwood Resort Big Sur
Fernwood Hotel Big Sur

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