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Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort

48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920-9538
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#4 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Hot tub
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Caro wrote a review Oct 23
San Francisco, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I booked their Vista Hot Tub Suite for two nights using Hyatt points. Cash price was over $8,800! We had a fantastic weekend and will definitely be back (on points)! Food: Superb. We opted for in-suite dining for breakfast both mornings. Tried their picnic lunch at their Sur Vista on Saturday—lovely setup and views, but we left early because the bees were too bothersome. Dinner at the Sur House was phenomenal both nights. We arrived promptly at 5:30 pm to request a good table for watching the sunset. Lunch poolside was also delightful. My partner was very impressed with the vegetarian offerings. Unfortunately we never made it to evening s’mores as we were too full from dinner and we wanted to enjoy our hot tub! Room: Spacious suite with rustic touches. High ceilings, cute fireplace and chairs, ample outlets, comfortable bed. The patio was massive; it had tables and chairs, a day bed, and hot tub. The bathroom was large as well with a closet, dresser, two sinks, jacuzzi, walk-in shower, and separate toilet. My only complaint is the low water pressure and poor lighting in the shower—we had to set up a flashlight for nighttime showers. Staff and service: Every person we interacted with was incredibly pleasant and friendly. Activities and property: Gorgeous property! Sadly, the spa, Japanese baths, and infinity pool were closed. We stopped by Social Hour for drinks after checking in the first day which was relaxing. The guided morning walk around the property was a nice leisurely stroll. We didn’t sign up for any of the extra activities— we hiked in Andrew Molera State Park and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park during the day instead (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park was still closed due to the Dolan Fire). We even managed to squeeze in some time at the pool (love their lounge chair towel covers!) one day and watched some turkeys graze on the meadow. Misc: I was very pleased with their COVID-19 protocols. There were hand sanitizing stations, disposable masks, and signs EVERYWHERE! Guests and staff adhered to social distancing and other safety measures. This is my first hotel stay since the pandemic started and Ventana set the bar high.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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youngatheart wrote a review Oct 22
california1,010 contributions47 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights at this beautiful property located inside the redwood forest. Excellent food, guided hiking trails, happy hour and s’mores daily are all included. You won’t want to leave! Management is eager and proactive to resolve any issue during our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
David C wrote a review Oct 20
6 contributions1 helpful vote
For those with a healthy discretionary budget, I would recommend a visit. Tucked within a mountain side with paths leading to various trails its a good choice for those looking to be immersed in nature. Food quality is fantastic and I loved that the portions are kept to a healthy moderation. I know everyone is on vacation but still best to keep the calorie intake to a healthy range. Ate most meals at the Sur House restaurant which is on site. Would recommend the Spanish octopus for appetizer, NY steak for entree and sundae for dessert. The only downside of the trip was some key amenities like the infinity pool and the glass house was closed off to the public due to COVID19.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BoulderNut wrote a review Oct 19
Sonoma, California863 contributions165 helpful votes
Excellent value for a Hyatt member. Save your points and use them here for a fine experience. Our two day visit had little planning, so we just went with the flow from arrival to departure. The staff was outstanding. Drive up, climb into a shuttle for a short trip to the greeting area and onto your room. The grounds and facilities are well maintained and blend into the environment. Room was large, furnished well with a deck facing toward the ocean. We’re sure a forest view would have be nice too as there decks had more shade on the experienced hot days and evenings. Room would benefit from high ceiling fans to avoid AC units operating all night. The restaurant is a short walk thru the forest of oaks and redwoods, with path lighting for a fine evening stroll. Outside dinner was spectacular as the sun was setting and stars begin to appear. Service was outstanding. Food was unfortunately spotty, as some items were difficult to recognize and not very tasty. Menu centers around selecting a first, entree and desert from a short list. Maybe our expectations were too high. Wine list was interesting and our selected choices were good. Everyone will enjoy the stargazing area and nature walk around the extensive property. Happy hour takes place in a beautiful setting with ocean views. Surprised only one drink was offered, particularly when it’s something (gin) that you don’t like. Oh well. A weather related power outage solicited a few gasps, with backup power back on in a couple seconds. Well done. Typically you checkout in late morning, so a small bag of picnic food for the road would be a memorable send off. We’re starting to collect points for our next visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lauren S wrote a review Oct 12
Los Angeles, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I spent 2 amazing nights here and can’t say enough about how I incredible our experience was. The property is magical, the food delicious and the staff beyond accommodating. We never wanted to leave! We will be back again for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear laurenruth62, We are delighted that this has become your new happy place. Under the current circumstances that we find ourselves in Ventana stands out as a sanctuary to all who stay here. Kind regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Nearby attractions include Pfeiffer Beach (1.9 miles), Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (2.1 miles), and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant, Sierra Mar, and Nepenthe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Does Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.