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Louisville, CO
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had reservations for Friday & Saturday evening. Upon check in on Friday, we were told that the entire place would be closed from 2 pm on that Saturday because they were having a wedding. We weren't allowed in the pool, restaurant or the rest of the grounds. We were told we could go to the general store and a...

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Paris, France
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Big Sur is just wonderful but don't try it during summer (big fog). This hotel is located near the river and it adds some kind of magic. We stayed two nights. The rooms ar OK but there is a something special about this place, maybe the river. Excellent breakfast and dinner. And service in the restaurant. Otherwise we did not...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stsyed at this motel on a trip up the California coast. Big Sur is really the first point you meet going north which is very green. At this point you are slightly in.and inI the valley of the Big Sur River. The motel is a really delightful place to stay. Accommodation seemed to be mainly in cabins at the side...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Don't stay here! There were ants in the bathroom, dead bugs in the pillowcases, no doorstop to seal the bottom of the door and keep out the highway noise, no noise insulation between rooms, and the bathroom was 6" above the main bedroom floor which is dangerous. The internet photo is misleading--the queen room is much smaller. Staff when informed...

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Santa Maria, California
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We were only going to get to spend two days in Big Sur and picked this place to stay from the website for the picture of the chairs in the river. That was super cool and lots of people staying there took advantage of chillaxing in the cool river (even in April). We splurged for the riverside suite for the...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I realize that $150/night is about rock-bottom for the Big Sur area, but we still were surprised by how bare-bones our room was. No wi-fi. No TV. Two-minute wait for hot water. Room and bathroom furnishings are of low quality and look like they were made/installed by the town's jack of all trades. So...if all you're looking for is a...

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loveland ohio
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This place is tucked away between ocean and mountains ! Very peaceful . The beds were very comfortable . Food was great in there restaurant . No wi-fi or televisions , so just relax! The gift shop has a few interesting gifts in it!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stopped here on the way from San Fran to LA, as I imagine most people do. The lodge room was cute, all wood, fairly basic but was what we expected. I felt it was too cold though, the bathroom was freezing too, as it was December and we were travelling with a baby, so we had to put him...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed here for a night. The rooms are pretty basic but fine for a night. The attached restaurant was surprisingly good but thought it pretty over priced for what you got. We traveled during winter so the open fire we especially nice. Good option for one night.

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This Inn is located in a beautiful spot on highway 1. We went in January so there were no crowds which was nice. I've never been there in the summer so can't talk about crowds at that time of year. The only downside to the inn is that rooms are noisy (thin walls), you can hear cars driving on hwy...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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Additional Information about Big Sur River Inn

Address: 46840 Highway One, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $415 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Sur River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Choose a room on the river, the King Suites.”
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“get river side rooms”
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“rooms across the road are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles brubooks, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room on river side.”
 of 5 bubbles DonnavRob, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“No cell service”
 of 5 bubbles Kori14, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
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