This was my second time at the hotel and it's just as beautiful as i remember! i traveled with my parents and they stayed in the upper coast house room while i was in lower coast house room (same building). The room was small but very cozy. I would suggest you stay in the upper rooms because you can hear everything that is happening on top of you! i didn't mind because my parents were there and we were on the same schedule. The views from the rooms are very beautiful, ocean is right at the botoom of your feet! There is no TV in your rooms, but you get a music system. Bring lots of CDs though! The snacks in the fridge are complimentary as well as red and white bottles of wine. You also get a bucket for recycling (a big plus for me!)
The hotel has some construction going on right now (they are building new rooms), so you can hear it a little bit during the day. Also, their restaurant Sierra Mar is getting renovated and it's temporary relocated by the pool. It is a pretty far walk, but the hotel staff can you drive you there in their Lexus hybrids! Breakfast is complimentary and is served in the restaurant. It is the best buffet breakfast I have ever had! They have so much stuff there, including different egg dishes, pastries, their great tasting jams, bacon/ham, home made granola (very tasty!) and lots of fruits! We also had dinner at the restaurant and food was great. Also, you can order in dinner the regular menu at the restaurant. You just have to wait for the menu to be printed each night (usually at 5:30).
The pool is right by the temporary restaurant and it's very big. It wasn't crowded at all. There are some nice trails around the property as well and there are bottles of water everywhere! There is a small basking pool by the rooms if you don't feel like walking to the regular one. However, it was full every time i tried to go there.
There is one minus and that is no internet service in the room. There is only one computer at their library and you have to wait if somebody is using it. There is also wireless internet in the library and at the reception so you have a laptop, you can access internet that way.
I also had a facial and a massage in their spa, which was great! They can also do different treatments in your room since spa is pretty small.
My mom and I also reserved a private 2 hour guided hike through the spa. Sue, a Big Sur resident, took us to Preiffer big sur state park. We had a wonderful hike with her, not worrying about getting lost! Sue told us very interesting stories about life in Big Sur and its politics! We also went to Julia Pfeiffer park another day and did a very easy walk to the falls. I would suggest you go when it's not too foggy cause you can't see the falls very clearly.
We also went to Hawthorne gallery and Coastal gallery. They had tons of beautiful stuff by local artists. Also, there are beautiful views from Napenthe which is right across the street from Hawthorne gallery. They also have a nice gift shop there.
Overall, the hotel and the surrounding area cannot be beat!
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