Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The views are priceless whether you are spending $2000 a night for a room at Post Ranch or $20 for a camping spot next door. So many reviews focus on the view rather than the hotel.
Staying at the Post Ranch reminded me of staying at a condo rental at a ski resort in the 70's. The rooms are small for the price, and the decor doesn't seem to have changed in decades. Even the in room coffee pot is an old Mr Coffee rather than a Keurig. There is no booze for sale in a mini bar but they throw in some free coke and coconut water.
The rooms are all right next to one another. This surprised me as the photos make them appear isolated. What this means is that when you are sitting on your deck at sunset you are subject to listening to the conversations of neighbors on 2 sides and above/below you. Again, for the cost, this seems unacceptable but it's good that no children allowed with the rooms so close together.
Ordered a room service sandwich for a snack in the middle of the day - bread was so hard I had to remove it (and yes, it was $20).
Not a good choice if you have trouble walking for any reason. The steps!! And the hike to the pool. I am totally in shape and love to work out but it was a little extreme.
Spa treatments are top notch.
If I were judging the hotel purely on the view it would get 5 stars - but when I consider the other aspects I have to mark it down.
If you have money to burn I would rent one of the many beautiful homes in Big Sur so you have acres between you and your annoying loud talking neighbors. Same view - more peace.
- Also Known As:
- Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
- Post Hotel Big Sur
- Post Big Sur