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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I checked in they didn't have my reservation which I don't know if it was booking.com or the motel who made the error. Fortunately/unfortunately they had one room available. It was quite pricey. There is no cell phone service there and while they do have wifi it is extremely weak. We missed seeing the sunset but if you drive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here after our car broke down around 100 yards away and we had to wait for a tow truck. Due to being overseas visitors and lack of cell service at the big sur we asked to use the phones which originally we were told to use the payphone but after much back and forth with the hire company... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We didn't stay here we just ate at the restaurant. The food was pricey but nice big portions and the setting is beautiful. Service is laid back so dont stop here in a rush. The cocktails are not very nice, we tried 2 generic failsafe ones and didn't like either. Dessert was beautiful. A bit of a mixed bag but... More 

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Newburgh,IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After driving down the Hwy 1 coast there was no more welcome sight that this quaint restaurant situated on the river. We were seated outside under a giant redwood and enjoyed a great meal of ribs and salmon. Attentive servers and comfortable seating. Recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusual find- a lush oasis on the road trip- a river with armchairs in the river so you can sit and imbibe or read the newspapers or a book with your feet IN THE river under beautiful trees overhanging on the banks of the River. They have cabins to stay in and one of our group stayed here 30 years... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable stay in the beautiful Big Sur area. Nice straightforward bar and restaurant. Guests here are a captive audience which shows in the prices and sometimes the attitudes. But it's a gorgeous part of the world, and everything did the job well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didnt have reservation and arrived late so we got a good deal on a room. The room was huge and very cozy. Its very cabin like and everything is so quiet and romantic. The lake next to the restaurant was very peaceful and beautiful surroundings. People have been complaining about hearing to much traffic but we did not notice that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly motel with good sized rooms - we squeezed our family of 5 into ours ! Nice and clean , great setting by the river. Shame the pool is closed on Mondays was the only tiny complaint . Would definitely recommend this hotel for short stop overs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic and close to hiking trails and state park. The drive up was amazing and the rooms were very natural: quaint and cabin-like. They did whisk you out of our room very firmly in the morning of our final day, though. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I liked the chair in the stream. :)

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Thank Melanie D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was recommended this place by a local in Monterey and we were so glad we stopped off - Had a lazy lunch of sandwiches and beer and a half hour sitting on the chairs in the river with our trousers rolled up! Totally loved the place and would highly reccomend.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
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Additional Information about Big Sur River Inn

Address: 46840 Highway 1, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920-9507
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $166 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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