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Ventana Inn & Spa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it Ventana! The room was great, it was very quiet, the grounds were beautiful and the people very attentive. The free breakfast was really good and the views were amazing. We enjoyed the property walk with Dave who is very informative and showed us places that we wouldn't have normally seen. The front staff Shanti even bodice yogurt... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Ventana campground in a recent road trip through Big Sur. We enjoyed an amazing couple of nights in the sleepy campground (offseason). On our second night we decided to enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Executive Chef Paul Corsentino and his team put together one of the most amazing four course dinners I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left yesterday after staying for two days and I CANNOT WAIT to go back again! The property is so well laid out and the staff are incredibly friendly. Every day at 4:00 there is a complimentary wine and cheese hour with the ability to sit out and watch the coast as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres. What makes the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent our 2nd anniversary weekend driving up the coast and camping in Big Sur (Ventana Campgrounds). Checking into the Ventana Inn & Spa was my wife's surprise (to me) at the end of our trip. (after the hikes and camping) And boy was it an awesome surprise. You feel pampered the min. you drive in and... More 

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Ventana M, Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hello superberk, Sounds like you had the full experience in Big Sur, campging and relaxing in a luxury location. We are so grateful that you choose Ventana Inn & Spa for your recent celebration of your 2nd anniversary, congratulations! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time with us and found our staff to be friendly and genuine.... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's not much that needs to be said about what feels like a completely surreal paradise tucked right into the heart of Big Sur (with the exception of their restaurant, see my review for that on it's own page). The property is gorgeous and so are the rooms. It is so easy to engage in total relaxation here. I have... More 

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Thank ddavani
Ventana M, Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hello ddavani, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and for recommending our Mountain paradise to others! We hope to have you back again soon! We hope to have you back in the future to engage in a relaxing experience. Shane Prince Director of Rooms More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Second time staying at Ventana Inn. Perfect spot to take in the breath taking beauty and majesty of Big Sur. Combine that with first rate rooms, amenities and employees who go out of their way to make your stay special. Especially appreciate the extra effort shown by the front desk (Amanda). She learned it was my Birthday and surprised us... More 

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Ventana M, Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mike G, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm excited to hear we were able to provide the "perfect spot" to take in the experience of staying in Big Sur. I appreciate hearing about how Amanda completed the experience for you by helping celebrate the birthday trip. We hope to see you again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Venue is superb but don't expect charisma from waiters or the girls who show you to the table, we had to wait patiently in line though there were many free tables! The lunch however was delicious and the view to die for. A romantic lunch for two

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Ventana M, Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Lulu a for your review of Ventana. I appreciate the feed back and will share your experience with our food and beverage team. Cheers Shane Prince Director of Rooms More 

Fairfax, VA
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The service was great. The facilities were clean and well cared for. But this place is mostly for adults. The pool and spa area is clothing optional and restricted to 18 or over. A bit pricey as well. Take extra time getting there. Drivers on HWY 1 are slow, probably enjoying the view.

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Ventana M, Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear SolarSoar, Thank you for taking the time to review Ventana Inn & Spa. As you mentioned Ventana Inn & Spa is an adult only property, and is often one of the items that people appreciate as it adds an additional sense of solitude. As for the drive to Ventana, remember slow down and take in the beauty of Big... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Perfect resort style get away in Big Sur. They have an excellent spa complete with Japanese baths. You can take a walk through the nearby woods and see red woods and wildlife. The views of the ocean here are only surpassed by the beautiful stars in the night sky. Definitely stay here...

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Ventana M, Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ann M, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Ventana. I'm so glad that you mentioned the pathways on property. The views of the stars from our property are amazing and one of the items that we try and remind people to take in. It truly is a special experience to relax under the stars in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Arrived at the hotel and was greeted by parking staff who took care of everything: parking the car, getting our luggage and took us at the reception on a buggy ride. Check in was smooth and drinks was offered with fruits if you wanted. The room is quite spacious with a patio overlooking the backdrop of the mountain with a... More 

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Ventana M, Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear yolamac, You experience is inspirational. Thank you for being our guest and all of the thoughtful little details you provided. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back for another excursion to Big Sur. Shane Prince Director of Rooms More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ventana Inn & Spa is a luxurious resort nestled in the mountains above California’s central coast. Situated on 243 acres of wooded hillside, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the Big Sur coast, Ventana Inn & Spa is quiet, secluded and beautiful. The Inn provides a peaceful and soothing atmosphere enhanced by its proximity to the area’s natural wonders. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ventana Inn & Spa

Address: 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920-9538
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $703 - $1,692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ventana Inn & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Ventana Inn And Spa
Ventana Hotel Big Sur
Ventana Resort Big Sur
Ventana Inn Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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