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“Wonderful - just what we expected” 4 of 5 stars
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62400 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920   |  
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Big Sur
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“Wonderful - just what we expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed in cabin 10 (the furthest one out) for one night during our honeymoon and loved it. We did our research and expected rustic and remote and that is exactly what it is. The room was clean and comfortable and the bed was very nice. Internet is available, but slow. The view was the best part though and worth the night's stay. We followed another reviewer's tip and bought our dinner in Monterey before heading south. Lucia Lodge offers guests continental breakfast in the morning which we found to be very nice, albeit basic. There are also some short hiking trails around the property which is how we kicked off our morning. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Cabin 10 offers a great view!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Lovely spot and the cabins are nice but I think the restaurant needs to raise its game. Had very dry salmon for dinner and stale bagels for breakfast. Overall though, a good place to stay at the southern end of Big Sur (choose Lucia Lodge over Ragged Point for sure).

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

First thing first..the views are absolutely amazing..N secondly..the bread they serve in breakfast is heavenly..:)..
Everything is just perfect..the comfortable bed, soft linens, the cozy fireplace.
There's no internet or phone signal so its just ideal for a romantic retreat..
If I could take 1/2 point off from the rating I would have taken it for the bathroom...Was just too small but we stayed there only for a night so it dint bothered us much..

Room Tip: The ocean view room are just to die for..The view will take your breath away.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Lucia Lodge cabins might be not 5 starts in terms of hotels standards (expensive bath items, pillow service, room service) but are perfect little romantic cabins with a magnificent view. The rooms are clean, the bed is super comfortable and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

- The view is very nice, even from our "partial ocean view cabin" (cabin #1).

- Lucia Lodge is very remote, it's 15-20 minutes past where most Big Sur accommodations are. However I think it is the best location in the area for the view.

- Their restaurant is average in quality and a bit pricey (for what you have) but there are no other options nearby. I would not recommend agings it; it is simply not that great.

- The room itself is not that rustic. It's pretty cute in fact. The bathroom however is quite rustic and could get a little update. The sealant around the sink is broken and the shower curtain the 2$ kind that stick to your legs.

- I recommend this place Lucia Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We booked 3 nights here as part of my hubby's 50th birthday celebration. The views are amazing, and we spent a lot of time in our Adirondack chairs in front of our cabin #8 with a book and a bottle of wine, thoroughly enjoying it. There is no TV and no cell phone service (for Sprint at least), but slow internet is available. The restaurant offers free breakfast for guests, which is a very large continental spread, but the store next door is very expensive. (A single Diet Coke cost $3.25).

The cabins are very comfortable, with a gas fireplace for heat and upscale linens on the beds, as well as a leather sofa in the sitting area. The bathrooms are small, and could use a little updating, but are functional.

Come prepared - we headed back down to Paso Robles (about 4 hours round trip!) and found a grocery store, where we bought a cooler, ice, Cokes, cheese, crackers and salami, as well as some good chips and salsa, so we were able to enjoy our own food and wine. I wish we had known to bring all of this with us ahead of time!

Also be prepared to drive a long way on Hwy 1 to get to the main Big Sur sites. Lucia Lodge is on the southern end, near Limekiln State Park and the New Camaldoli Hermitage, but the Pfeiffer Parks are a good 20+ miles north. Fortunately, the drive is spectacular!

One final tip - the cabins are sheltered from the sunset, and face southeast, due to the curve of the coastline. To watch the sunset itself, we walked around behind the cabins and sat on the big rocks under the Lucia Lodge sign, which was very pleasant.

Room Tip: Cabins 7-10 are the original cabins with the best views. #5-6 have only mountain views, and #1-4 fa...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The view from this hotel is AMAZING. No doubt about it. It's a cute little rustic hotel, but a few upgrades to the bathroom would go a very long way. I don't mind shower stalls, but the thin shower curtain would stick to my legs as I tried to shower. Buying a higher quality curtain with weights on the bottoms would prevent this. Adding much needed shelving in the bathroom is also something they should consider. The food was good, but overpriced. There are a few other restaurants in the area that are the same prce range but much better quality. Overall, it was a good hotel and we were there mostly for the views anyway, so we would definitely recommend this property.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had found this place online and was so excited about spending two nights here. Unfortunately, we could only get one night and not one of the front cabins. Ours was a bit back, but we could still venture around the side, down a path or up a path to get one of those breathtaking views that only Big Sur provides. The cabin was old and rustic, even though it was one of the newer ones. This was fine though...it helped create that quaint and charming affect. Comfortable bed and bathroom was adequate. No TV, but that was okay too. Dinner was pricey and not gourmet, but good. The view was priceless. Breakfast was included and more than adequate. The quaint charm and view makes this a perfect place to spend some time while traveling California's Scenic Route 1. Well worth the price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lucia Lodge

Address: 62400 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#7 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Lucia Hotel Big Sur
Lucia Resort Big Sur

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