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Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort

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Even when you're inside, you'll always be connected to the outdoors at Ventana Big Sur – our luxurious, rustic and inviting guestrooms are tucked among the meadows and redwoods. Ventana's 59 rooms and suites are arranged around our 160-acre property in secluded groupings, offering the utmost in privacy and serenity. Constructed of sun-bleached cedar, the buildings blend harmoniously into the natural surroundings, with interiors featuring rich leathers and woods that provide a soothing, sophisticated retreat.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Adult pool
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
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Glamping was fun. Would have appreciated advice up front that tent was hike-in only. That was the only tough part. Highly recommend adding access to the resort facilities. Just adds a little but of luxury...
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I work in hospitality at a luxury property so my expectations are very high. Ventana far exceeded anything I expected. The attentive and personal service from the moment I arrived to my departure was perfect. The grounds are breathtaking, the rooms are gorgeous and feels like
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We have been coming to Ventana for years and were saddened and shocked by the construction when we arrived and the noise from the construction and other machines used on this beautiful spot. Evidently, we were supposed to be informed about the construction but never were
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I did the masterclass here and it was an absolutely breath taking experience and property! The staff was incredible in every way! Not a stone left un-turned by this property! I would definitely recommend it!
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Husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Ventana. The location is idyllic and the service exceeds expectations. The rooms are large and clean. The hammock on the deck provided a wonderful resting place. The staff was knowledgeable on the surrounding area (dining options,
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We have been to this property MANY times over the years. The new owners have now appealed to the hipster crowd. If that is you, enjoy your experience. We are disappointed with the changes to this property. It is beautiful, the rooms are very nice. I find it exceptionally strange that such a remote location doesn’t have food on the premises, you actually have to walk 1/2 mile to the restaurant, which is nice but not what you necessarily want to do first thing in the morning. No bowl of apples at the front desk...the feeling is not of generosity.....but of penny pinching, Even the wine and cheese is carefully portioned out, for one hour only, at these prices, there is something amiss. Massage very disappointing!
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When we stayed the restaurant was open and breakfast( and the walk) and dinner, were one of the features we liked a lot. Not sure what has happened . If the restaurant breakfast no longer available this is a major negative for the hotel.
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Hello, It takes about 45 minutes to get to Monterey from Big Sur.
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Are small dogs allowed?
I think they are. If you call they would be very happy to answer that q question. The staff is delightful in every way. They want to do whatever they are able to make your stay comfortable.
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"Always seek a room on the top floor of the building you are going to stay in."
"Don't go. Check out other options unless you are made of money. Ours was the 2nd LEAST expensive room. @$1,200 a night."
"We stayed in clamping site, #6 (Portola) which was conveniently near the bathrooms."
"Facing South is great for ocean views, North for forest."
"The cottage (#53) is amazing with a hot tub, day bed, and hammock. It is detached from any other room."
$815 - $2,256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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