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Fernwood Resort

47200 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very basic, small accommodation. One of the cheapest in the area and only stayed one night to break up the journey but on reflection would have stayed somewhere else. Not overly impressed with staff either, they all appeared to be a bit trendy to care.

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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint little stop, right next to the highway. You check in at the shop! Great starting points for local hikes. Restuarant quite pricy, but lovely relaxed atmosphere. Room small but clean and exactly what we expected. Would definitely stay again!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed for one night in the Adventure tents just to get some camping in on a long road trip. Tents were clean and camp area the same. Staff at the check-in were helpful and well-informed. Staff at the store and restaurant the same. Talked with a few other guests that came back multiple times. Some easy and challenging hikes around,... More 

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orange county
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed here for one night on our way to Monterey because we wanted to visit Big Sur National park and this location was convenient and not crazy expensive like some other locations in the area. We booked a two bedroom 1 Queen + 2 twin beds with a gas fireplace. The rooms were tiny, barely enough to fit the... More 

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w yarmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We booked for 2 nights...but, after looking at the place we decided to stay for one and they were very gracious about it! Now saying that it was a great place to stay for one night in the motel!!! There are 2 great stores and restaurant !! Walk 50 ft to all! Had dinner at restaurant..GREAT! Ice Cream after in... More 

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Ventura, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The weather was beautiful and the scenery can't be beat. Big Sur is one of my favorite places in CA and we come back every year and have been to Fernwood before. We went tent camping for a couple days then spent a couple nights in a RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED CABIN. Tent camping was loud, but I'm not expecting a great... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was one of the cheaper places to stay, everything in the area is extremely expensive. We got a motel room with a "fireplace". It is not a fireplace it is a gas fire heater. I assume this would be more useful in the colder months, but it was not even working when we were in it. Cute place, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My expectations were far exceeded by Fernwood. It's right by the road, but so are all of the motels around the area. I feared the noise might be an issue, but it wasn’t. Fernwood was one of the most affordable in the area, and I would not hesitate to return and stay there again. I stayed in one of the... More 

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Big Bear Lake, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

On our trip south along Hwy 1 we stayed at the Fernwood Resort. While the location and room was nice it would have been better if the windows opened and had screens (mosquitoes). The room did get stuffy. Loved the location and having little cabins. Average beds and linen.

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Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stayed at the Campground for 2 days and were very disappointed. It costs us over $500 to rent a cabin with fully equipped kitchen and supplies, but there was no microwave and only one toilet paper for 6 people to use for 2 days. The campground is very small and lack of activities.We asked the front desk for the... More 

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