We stay often in lodges in National Parks and thought this would be as nice. They are called cabins but they really aren't. They are more motel style. Each unit has a deck out back, right next to the room next door, not very private at all. The rooms are close to Hwy. 1 so you get some noise. The setting is very "treesy" and there are deer and wild turkeys walking around in the afternoon. Did like that. Pool is heated. Rooms have no a/c so you have to sleep with the windows open, they also supply a fan. It was hot the first night we were there. The bedding had stains on it, not very clean. Good water pressure in the shower. No fridge in room which would have been helpful. Rooms are large, bed not great. No wifi, they are happy to tell you that it is a third party that supplies the wifi and it cost $5.00 per hour, $20.00 per day per device. A real rip off. They don't bother to tell you that just up the road to the north, in the Ripplewood Resort, the Big Sur Public Library offers free wifi to everyone as does, to the south, the Henry Miller Library. The restaurant is expensive and not very good. Almost 8 dollars for a pint of beer on tap, Cobb Salad not great and expensive. Only ate there once, when we arrived. Much better places to eat nearby, such as the Ripplewood Resort, just north of the lodge. Expensive for what you got.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Pfeiffer State Park, Big Sur Lodge offers single, double, and family size rooms with fireplaces and kitchenettes and a myriad of wonderful outdoor activities for all travelers' needs including hiking and swimming. There is a restaurant, outdoor patio, gift store, and deli. Wedding and corporate group events/dining facilities are available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Sur Hotel Big Sur