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47200 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Fernwood Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Big Sur B&B and Inns
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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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San Jose Ca
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
63 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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San Mateo, California
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We just returned from a 3 night stay in the tent cabins over 4th of July and I have to say after 40 years of camping all over America this is no place to stay if sleeping is important to you. The main problem is this is a hotel running a campground, not a national or state park so they... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

One of the best vacations ever, we were surprised to find how great the cabin was and everything is available in it, electricity, all the kitchen accessories and air condition, TV with a DVD player (although you don't need them), even a torch light if you wanted to wonder at night in the woods. Just an amazing stay, we enjoyed... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fernwood was a last min spring break trip camping trip I our trailer and turned out to be a hidden gem. The sites are rustic and the hook ups can be a little oddly placed, but the views of the river are well worth it. Many of the sites are right on the river and it is a nice place... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were at Fernwood with our RV. Big plus is the location. We camped next to the river and you are surrounded by amazing trees. Moreover you can't hear the traffic on the 101. However this camp ground is very expensive, especially as there are very few facilities.

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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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