We stayed inSeptember 2010, after we had taken on the mamouth drive from San Fran, down the coastal roads ( including 'The Big Sur') and really should of allowed a little more time to absord all of the amazing sites along the way... all of this meant that we were navigating the wibbly wobbly roads of the Big Sur in darkness (and in the September fog!) so by the time we had arrived, we were a little releived to have made it to our hotel (with enough gas!).
We could have ended up at any hotel and felt relief... but this place, wot a welcome sight it was, a plush room, very much a spa hotel, from the little we saw of it (having arrived so late). we managed to muster up some energy to leave our room for a visit to the outdoor jacuzzi on a little terrace- the perfect place to relax and un-wind, the only (very slight) shame was that there was no view from the jacuzzi- that would've been the cherry on top, but it was lovely all the same.
It was a very quiet hotel, as you might hope to find in a spa hotel and we had a very restful and relaxing stay. The beds were super comfy, the room had a lovely ambience of calm & comfort, with a view over the gardens. The bathroom - beautifully clean, spacious, with modern finishings, a walk-in shower and a bath (separate- which I love!), soft fluffy robes and the usual cute little toiletries.
Breakfast had a 'healthy theme' with plenty of cereals and fresh fruit, bagels etc although I think from what I recall there were some not quite so healthy options too i.e. pastries/ muffins etc.
We only stayed the one night on our way through to LA, but I'm sure this place would be worthy of a longer stay, especially if you plan to use the spa facilities. There's also a castle nearby which you could visit, not to mention the numerous parks scattered along the coastal road north of Cambria.
All in all- I would definiately stop here if we pass by again and absolutely recommend this place to my friends, family... and to you :D
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