Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort

Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort

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Alila Ventana Big Sur is an exclusive all-inclusive adults-only resort located in Big Sur, California. Our luxurious, rustic, and inviting guestrooms are tucked among the meadows and redwoods. Alila Ventana's 54 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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Patio
Walking tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
Spanish

Location

48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920-9538
Getting there
Car recommended
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Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort, is celebrated for its breathtaking location and cozy, rustic atmosphere, with many guests lauding its private hot tubs, inclusive dining, and array of activities. However, some travelers consider it overpriced, noting discrepancies in room decor and maintenance. The picturesque vistas and proximity to nature trails are frequently praised, yet the service garners mixed reviews, oscillating between warm and sluggish, particularly with housekeeping. Overall, the resort is recognized for its cleanliness and luxurious amenities, despite some areas needing attention.
Location
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Expensive
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Smart Traveler Advisor wrote a review Mar 2021
Los Angeles, California919 contributions364 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Do we need another Ventana Big Sur review? Probably not but I have to share my experience at this property.

Ventana is a unique 65 rooms hotel in a class of its own located in one of the most scenic places in the world. You can call it a six stars hotel, a ultra luxury resort... whatever you call it, there is no other hotel similar to Ventana in the North America market.

Everything is special about this Alila property: location, service, accommodations, food and amenities.

I can hear the Zilara/Ziva crowd screaming at me at this point.
Ventana is not an all-inclusive party hotel, it’s an adult only retreat where you hardly see, hear or interact other guests. I really thought that the hotel was empty until I saw all the cars in the parking lot and realized that they were at 90% capacity. . So if you are looking for a loud place with lots of energy, Ventana is not for you.

I was upgraded to a Big Sur Suite with jacuzzi that was incredible. See pictures.
The room’s fridge is filled with water, drinks (non alcoholic) and snacks as part of the all inclusive. The hotel only serves San Pelegrino for sparkling water or Evian for still water. No extra charge.

I was really skeptical about the food but I was blown away by the quality and presentation of the food in every meal we had at the hotel’s restaurant and/or in room dining. There is no extra charge for any of the options on the all inclusive menu

General manager Sean Carney is running a tight ship and the service is flawless in every level. At the same time everyone is very friendly and always willing to help with a smile. There are lots of ticks around the property’s vegetation and one of our dogs got some in his fur. Ventana’s GM came to our room to remove the ticks from our dog.

We hiked with a guide that we hired in the hotel and because of that we were able to explored secluded places in Big Sur like Pfeiffer Beach (such a unique beach a few miles from the hotel).

Picnic is a hard pass. We tried (free of charge) and from the quality of the food and location - it’s an unnecessary experience.

I truly enjoyed my stay at Ventana and I’m already planning another stay this Summer.
I’m sharing lots of pictures - but you cannot capture this place’s magic in pictures, you have to experience it.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Mar 25, 2021
Dear TheSmartraveler, Thank you kindly for your review of Ventana. I hope that Know and Leon did not pick up to many additional passengers on their travels around Big Sur, par for the course for living in this splendid location I suppose. We look forward to having you all back on property on your next visit this summer. Kindest personal regards,
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Trisha H wrote a review Jun 2020
Carmel, California9 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed at Ventana in Sept 2019, Nov 2019, Feb 2020 and we are excited to return after the resort reopens in July. Our July trip will be the first time we have spent a night away since the Stay at Home order began last March and we can't think of a better location to enjoy both nature and luxury. With fewer than 60 rooms spread over 160 acres, Ventana is ideally suited for guests who want to get away from the crowded cities and enjoy time in nature without the constant reminder of the coronavirus.

We have stayed in the Deluxe Fireplace Suite, Big Sur Suite, Big Sur Forest Shower Suite and Pacific House Suite. Some had views overlooking the peaceful, forested canyon and others had views of the ocean in the distance. All were lovely, but the Pacific House Suite is ideal for guests who are seeking a more contemporary, light-filled suite with its own jacuzzi on the private patio. The Pacific House Suites were built more recently than the rest and their clean, contemporary feel and decor is a contrast to the more rustic luxury of the Big Sur Suites.

The two swimming pools (one clothing optional), Japanese baths and Infiniti jacuzzi are stunning with gorgeous views of ocean, forest, mountains and meadows.

The Sur House offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Weather permitting, the outdoor dining experience is our favorite, especially with the long, outdoor bar facing the ocean in the distance. The walk along the lighted path through the redwoods to the restaurant is magical, but the resort also offers rides for guests who prefer not to walk.

We are hoping that Ventana has been able to keep its staff during the shutdown because they had a great team, starting with the General Manager, Onal Kucuk, to the Reservations Manager, George Nagata, the staff at Reception (George Ochoa and Zed were especially helpful to us), our favorite driver/bellman Jorge and the "greeter dog" Ela.

According to the website, the resort will be switching to an all-inclusive format (meals and activities) and the restaurant will be reserved exclusively for hotel guests during the breakfast and dinner hours. Some of the outdoor spaces have also been reconfigured to provide more seclusion. Sounds heavenly!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you prefer a suite that is more contemporary and bright, go with the Pacific House Suite.
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liondragonx5y wrote a review Jul 2020
27 contributions17 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 days/2 nights, and it was one of the most memorable hotels we have ever been to. The room is incredible, and having a fireplace and jacuzzi in the suite made us not want to leave the room. Get the Big Sur Spa Suite room 55 if you want a room that is away from most of the other rooms with almost 100% privacy from the balcony. Getting a room with a hot tub was a real difference maker, and I highly recommend booking one of the suites that have one.

Keith Potter is an incredible chef and the hotel is lucky to have him — every meal was outstanding. Generally, many have a stigma with all-inclusive not being as high of quality when it comes to food, but Ventana managed to create world-class meals every time. The steak rivaled Keens in NYC.

While there were some smaller service issues, management went above and beyond to fix anything that came up and made sure that this was an unforgettable memory. One has to realize that most hotels are in a very tough environment with COVID, so having patience is necessary right now. This hotel is very well managed though, and it will be the luxury of California resorts for years to come. We will definitely be back again!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Aug 4, 2020
Dear Liondragonx5y, Thank you for your feedback and constructive comments. I will ensure that your genuine feedback is shared with the various teams so we can improve our services and offerings. We look forward to having you back in the future.
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silverm0623 wrote a review Mar 2021
Colorado Springs, Colorado97 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing weekend getaway, we had been looking forward to this trip for months. Weather was phenomenal despite it being late February and people saying it can be hit or miss. We were upgraded to a forest shower suite which included a shower on the outdoor deck, the suite was a perfect size and housekeeping had done a meticulous job making sure everything was clean. The outdoor shower was definitely a nice little feature with a great view of Big Sur. There was prepackaged firewood for the fireplace and housekeeping replenished it daily.
Staff was phenomenal, from the valet to front desk to restaurant staff, there were too many people to give a shoutout for doing an amazing job on making us feel welcome. Stephen at the Mountain Pool was so kind and eager to serve us, he definitely made our drinks with just the right amount of alcohol we like :) . The Japanese baths were so cool and we went there multiple times to relax.
The food at the main restaurant was delectable and just the right amount of variation for a weekend stay, however for those staying for a week it may get repetitive. The special for the dinner was a spectacular ribeye which was well worth the $50 surcharge, one of the best steaks I've had. Views during breakfast and dinner (especially during sunset) were some of the most amazing during the stay. We did room service for breakfast and lunch and the quality was just as good as the restaurant. The burger was actually very good but the fries were a bit soggy by the time they arrived. The billing was a little confusing at times during meals. Breakfast at the restaurant for some reason showed a charge for the mains and drinks, but during checkout these were erased to simply reflect gratuity. The same thing happened with our room service lunch. However the dinner checks came back to accurately reflect only charges for alcoholic drinks, so it was a little confusing at times. Fortunately at checkout the lovely front desk agent (I forgot her name) was more than happy to go through with me the final bill to make sure it was right. Definitely one of the top 5 stays I've had anywhere in the world.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Mar 3, 2021
Dear silverm0623, Thank you for your very kind, generous and thoughtful review. I have shared your feedback with our team and they love to see there efforts recognised and names mentioned. Our housekeeping team work so diligently to adhere to the cleanliness standards we operate under as well as ensuring the sanitisation of the rooms. I will share your feedback with our F and B team team to ensure consistency of service throughout and a seamless guest experience. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back at Ventana. Kind regards,
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Sightseer626252 wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, we really enjoyed our visit here. It's a beautiful setting and tranquil for a getaway trip. The resort is spotless and despite how "outdoorsy" they are, it's so clean and you won't see spider webs or bugs around you. The food is amazing and there's something for everyone to enjoy - though we were unable to enjoy some of the ammenities due to Covid. They take great care in the details, from the little extras you find in your room, to knowing it's your anniversary and congratulating you. My only negative feedback was the unclear direction between the reservation team and the concierge team. The concierge team was difficult to get a hold of and schedule my meals (required now for Covid). Also, upon arrival, we were given the basic run down and throughout our stay, learned a bit more which would have been helpful to have known ahead of time.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Dear Sightseer626252, We appreciate your review and thank you for taking the time to provide some great feedback. As always the team is willing to learn and improve our services. We look forward to having you back in the near future. Kind regards,
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happyxix wrote a review Jun 2021
12 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m struggling to think of something really unique about Ventana, besides location, but I can’t really think of any. Let me get through the pros first:

Pros: The resort itself has the rustic cabin feel. The landscaping is well kept and you can’t really beat the location (although it was foggy most of my stay there) The bellman are helpful, friendly, and make good conversation when they pick us up on the buggie. The food quality is not bad, but choices are REALLY limited so it can probably get really old after more than 2 days here.

Cons: service outside the bellman are more misses than hits. From the start, before the trip the concierge asked about dinner times. I responded within 30 minutes of the email but the options presented was +/- 1.5 hours and over of requested times. What’s the point in asking if there is a 3 hour window that is completely blocked off. The waitstaff at Sur house is very lackluster. Dinner was at 8:45pm on first night (because there was nothing between 5pm and this time) and we didn’t get our orders in well past 9pm. Had to get the busser to flag for the waitress twice. When she came she didn’t even introduce herself or talk about the menu but instead gave some excuse about how a bottle of wine was hard to open. During breakfast, we ordered and waited 20 minutes before the waitress came back and asked for our orders again “because there was a lot of room service orders” and I guess the kitchen forgot. During check in the staff didn’t welcome us in with a drink like her coworker servicing another couple. Just went straight down to brass tacks and ended up pointing us to the wrong room and location, which the bellman help clarify when we were trying to figure out where to go. The texting system is convenient but the response timing is all over the place. Often it’s within 3 minutes but sometimes it’s over 5 minutes. Sometimes the food comes and then the text is received saying someone is on their way.

Basically at the end of the day, the resort is not worth the cost. For the $ price I can get much better rooms in Bora Bora or Maldives. The all inclusive (which doesn’t cover alcohol) is not worth the added cost over these other places. Understand since this is in California, things will be more expensive, but I at least expect service levels similar to the other resort destinations, but to be honest, the service at the restaurant would give Applebee’s a bad name.
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Date of stay: June 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Anthony Duggan, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Jul 3, 2021
Good Morning happyxix, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback. I am so sorry the experience that you had and this does not sound like the service we pride ourselves in providing. I will be sure address this with our teams so that can help improve in these areas and create a more valuable stay.
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Ryan & Katy Smilko wrote a review Dec 2020
San Jose, California241 contributions102 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't get us wrong, we absolutely loved this location. The hotel and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. However for the price of entry ($1,500-$2,000 per night), the food and overall experience don’t match the price, at least not from our perspective. While food is all included in the price, alcoholic beverages are not, which makes it not quite a completely all-inclusive resort. And as a result of COVID restrictions, a number of the amenities which would normally make this location a much more enjoyable experience like the Japanese pools, and hot tub, were all closed. We were aware of this prior to booking, but it definitely had an impact.

We were fortunate enough to have used points for our stay. The points per night are a GREAT value, so if you have points to spare, this would be a perfect place to use them.

If you have an opportunity to request or upgrade to a suite, the Big Sur Suite is lovely, with a fire place in-suite and a hot tub on the deck facing the redwoods. But again, for the price tag, even the interior of the room didn’t quite alone with the price.

We have a full blog post on a perfect day here on our website (link in profile).
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Feb 13, 2021
Dear Ryan S, Thank you for your review of our property and the inclusive model that we are operating. We do look forward to having you back on property in the future when all our amenities are legally allowed to be open and you have the opportunity to experience all. Kind regards,
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dionel925 wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort went above and beyond on safety measures and care to keep everyone safe and relax even during a pandemic. A COVID-19 kit was available in every room with masks, gloves, wipes, hand sanitizer. Rooms are totally independent from one another in terms of AC/heat and the venue has lots of places to hike and relax without needing to even get into a car. Meals are included and are delicious!!!
Staff was very friendly and attentive besides always having a smile
On their faces below their masks.
Romantic getaway and perfect place to recharge!
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Apr 13, 2021
Dear dionel925, Thank you for your stamp of approval and recognition of the enormous efforts all of our colleagues go to on a daily basis to ensure that all our colleagues and guest are kept safe during these times.
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sea m wrote a review Apr 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada5 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Understand
Hyatt Centric and Ventana Seeds Of Love . They have been planted Now.
Open your eyes and inhale the herbal air in the majestic hills nestled above the pacific ocean pounding into the ancient Redwood roots where the world tilts on a silken glove of Freedom and Love.
The Alia experience will help America define the art of stabs of perfection. Release the stress and meditate transfixed into the wood ensemble of craftsmanship and smiles. Plunge in holy waters of warmth and pools and baths where you smell the wood cooking in the sun and the tiles and bubbles in communal bath create a dance that can done in tandem or with a world of new friends. Many of the Hyatt Church of Big Sur staff started as young men and women deep above the ocean devoted simply to the pleasure of Ventana Inn guests. Now they mature like trees and trails and artful expansion and become towering figures holding paint brushes of passion to clean rooms deliver delicacies and ensure that your Hyatt Alia stay must be exceptional in all forms. And I like them have lived in these trails and majestic wooden rooms at Ventana for over 25 years and continue to return to an ancestral Hyatt homeland to renew to rejoice and celebrate art and natures and decadence of positive delights. And now as I age along with the graceful angles of the Inn and as the Alia Hyatt centric experience begins to age into mature branches that shall reach out and capture complete luxury and exhilaration and a hospitality experience that will blossom in your mind in a resort that laps at the waters of perfection. They Do Love you but you love that experience back in each arching memory of positive energy. Enough said about Hyatt energy ………. Really? NO!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Apr 13, 2021
Dear sea m, I will not endeavour to wax lyrical in prose as you so eloquently put quill to parchment but suffice to respond with a thank you, a warm and generous thank you.
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Shindou2006 wrote a review Oct 2020
San Jose, California22 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ventana Big Sur Resort is an incredible place to stay (particularly with all the COVID precautions taken during this trying year - in fact, a personal PPE kit was provided to guests in room which was a very thoughtful touch). The hard product, from the rooms, to the property, to the guest facilities/restaurant were all in tip-top shape. Views from the resort of the Pacific ocean are magnificent, particularly the evening sunset views from the Sur House. The staff were top-notch all around but special kudos to our server at dinner, Lionel, for being such a great and hospitable host. Roy and Thomas at the pool also delivered service with genuine warmness and care. To top things off, the resort features an awesome private redwood hike around the back of the property and fireplaces stocked with firewood to complete the wilderness theme. Overall, a superlative experience and we look forward to returning hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Seán Carney, General Manager at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
Responded Nov 23, 2020
Dear Shindou2006, Thank you for your extremely kind words. I am sure the team will be excited to see their names mentioned and I will ensure that they are recognised. Best wishes,
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Answer from Steven S
11 contributions
Wildfires have affected certain areas but the vast majority of prime vacation spots have not been damaged. Monterey - Big Sur coastline is good. The upper northern areas north of Napa and Sonoma still shows signs of the wildfire destruction. But even in many vacation spots up in the grape country- it’s all good.
Answer from A B
Los Angeles, California62 contributions55 helpful votes
I reached out to them when I booked the room. I requested a sunset timed reservation and table by the water. Some outside tables have no view so make sure you specify that
Answer from Flomij
San Francisco, California339 contributions90 helpful votes
Hi! The Spa Suites are all around the property. Each building has 2 floors and the Spa Suites are on the lower floors. We've stayed 5 times in the past 4 years and each time was fantastic. Our favorite view was in the Canyon House building. And they do have spa suites there, so if you want a spectacular canyon/mountain view, you might want to ask for it. In contrast, the Vista House has a tree right in front, so not much of a "view", but it is hiding the barely visible parking lot and giving you lots of privacy. The plus is that it is facing Southwest, so you get much more sun than at the Canyon House (facing Northwest). I hope it helps.
connectedly asked a question Jul 2023
oakland5 contributions
Do they include lunch on arrival day? Departure day?
Answer from BeeCeeNY
New York City, New York11 contributions5 helpful votes
We didn't eat lunch on arrival day because it was so close to dinner, but we did get lunch on the day we checked out. And it was a late lunch (you can stay on the property, you just have to leave the room so they can clean).
Laurel L asked a question May 2023
Miami, Florida124 contributions7 helpful votes
Is bug spray needed for hikes and things?
Answer from Maggie G
15 contributions2 helpful votes
I did not experience any bug issues.
foxrea wrote a tip Apr 2024
los angeles3 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check road closures prior to your departure as this property provides no such information."
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Sqrblk wrote a tip Feb 2024
15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dress in layers. Bring snacks for room, wine, drinks, etc if desired."
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Arnel R wrote a tip Jan 2024
Signal Hill, California25 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own alcohol. All the General Stores in Big Sur only have beer and wine."
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marsz wrote a tip Dec 2023
California16 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The staff is awesome and can fix almost any issue"
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cariesax wrote a tip Oct 2023
Walnut Creek, California60 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very limited (and boring) vegan options."
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PRICE RANGE
$2,333 - $2,966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ventana inn and spa, ventana hotel big sur, ventana resort big sur, ventana inn big sur
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ventana Inn & Spa
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaBig Sur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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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 (2.1 miles), Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (2.0 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 a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are 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, Nepenthe, and Sierra Mar.
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.
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