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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here for the weekend with my girlfriend and was blown away! The service was incredibly personal and attentive. It was a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for the weekend and relax.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Ventana is the best mix of old and new Big Sur from the ground up. Excellent service, amenities in a pristine setting. Outdoor dining with ocean views takes your breath away! The cozy serenity of this place is unforgettable. We've stayed countless times over the...More

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Response from Melanie C, Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you so much for providing your feedback and for being a supporter of the property over the years. We truly appreciate your choice to return over and over again and I'm thrilled your experiences have been so memorable. Thank you again, Melanie Cooke

Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful experience under the redwood trees. We loved sleeping in the woods and sitting by the fire at night. Coffee and croissants in the morning were delicious, too. Didn't try the s'mores, but it was a cute idea.More

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Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Nancy! Thank you for your kind message and for taking the time to share your Glamping experience. I'm delighted to know that you were able to relax and enjoy the calming beauty of the redwood forest. I look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Glamping is truly a 5 star experience. It is incredibly luxurious with a twist of outdoorsiness. You get to experience the outdoors in a beautiful, scenic campground, without any stress involved in camping. The resort is beautiful, and the restaurant is truly a treat as...More

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Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Jessica, for taking the time to post your kind message, sharing your Glamping experience with us. I am delighted that you had a relaxing, comfortable stay and enjoyed the natural beauty of the redwood forest! I look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second time staying at this magical hotel, and since the new ownership the service has become sub standard at best. We returned to Ventana 8 years after our first stay to celebrate my 40th birthday. Upon arrival the gates were locked. My...More

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Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your message and I appreciate your time in writing to share of your experience. I am disappointed to read about the service mishaps; and I will pass along your feedback to the Ventana team members so that we can continue to improve...More

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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Restaurant
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Adult pool
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$761 - $1,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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$761 - $1,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
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May 18, 2018|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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May 13, 2018|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Solo works just fine here.
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January 31, 2017|
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Response from MrJudyMac | Reviewed this property |
Didn't realize this was not an option any more. While breakfast at the main lobby was great, we really enjoy going over to the restaurant and enjoying the view. The Ventana is our Happy Place and has been for nearly 30 years.
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