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McLean, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved Ventana Inn (both the resort and the restaurant). At every turn, from the valet parkers to the front desk to the yoga instructors, the golf cart drivers, and the restaurant staff, the people are genuinely friendly and caring. They really WANT you to have a relaxed, good time. We loved looking at the stars from our private hot... More 

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Orlando
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just left the Ventana after spending 3 nights. It was perfect! We love high end hotels when my husband and I are traveling without the kids... Heck we like them even with the kids. But this hotel is adults only and it should be. If you are traveling with your kids plenty of other places to stay. The views are... More 

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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hands down the best resort experience I've had to date. Upon arrival we were greeted with wine and cheese during the check-in process. Arrived to our room to find a bottle of wine. The grounds, restaurant, views and staff were nothing short of excellent. I will definitely go back.

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

Dear Feliciabowl, Thank you for such an amazing review of your recent visit to Ventana! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us from the moment you arrived. We hope to welcome you back to Ventana in the very near future! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa More 

New York City, New York
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent three nights at Ventana on our drive up from LA to SF. We took advantage of their three nights for two special midweek offer, which made our stay more affordable. We were also graciously upgraded to a larger Jr. Suite with an ocean view. The room and accommodations were spectacular. The property is very spread out, so make... More 

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

Dear KenNYC150, Thank you so much for your kind review regarding your recent visit to Ventana. We are so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us in the beauty of Big Sur. We have met our goal by providing exceptional Guest Services. I am however disappointed to hear the spa did not meet you expectations. If you... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Ventana during the forest fire timing and we were still beyond impressed. The property is beautiful, zen and exclusive. The staff were so personal and nice, it felt so genuine. A little hard to get everywhere on your own, but they have on-demand car service that will being you wherever you need. The restaurant is delicious on-site... More 

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

Drear TZim717, Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your honeymoon with us at Ventana! We are so pleased to hear you had such a lovely time and enjoyed the grounds, the restaurant, and most importantly the wonderful guest services. Please come visit us again soon! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ventana Inn & Spa was in my opinion, a beautiful and luxurious hotel. Stayed in the lowest category room and it was very large, yet charming and featured everything one could expect from a small 5 Star hotel; let alone in remote Big Sur. Staff was friendly and helpful. Only regret was that we were unable to stay longer,... More 

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

Dear Dzingmond, Wow! What a wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Ventana. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed everything from the beauty of Big Sur to your luxury room. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ventana! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Ventana Inn while driving from San Fran to LA on vacation. Ventana was our 'luxury' stop on route. It's not a cheap resort so expectations were naturally high. Let's start with the positives: it is a beautiful resort in a great location; the rooms are tastefully decorated and generous in size. We thought the morning... More 

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

Dear Ben C., I would like to sincerely apologize for your experience with us at Ventana. It is disappointing to hear we did not meet your expectations. I would greatly appreciate further details regarding your stay if you can contact me at your convenience. You may reach me via e-mail; slewis@communehotels.com. I look forward to speaking with you. Best, Stephanie... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great earthy place but the room was very small so spreading out the suitcases to unpack was a challenge. Cleanliness could have been better. Breakfast was excellent and staff very cooperative. Just expected more for the money.

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

Dear Edward W., Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Ventana. I am disappointed to hear we did not meet your expectations. I would love to speak to you directly in further detail about your stay with us at your convenience. You may contact me via e-mail; slewis@communehotels.com. I look forward to speaking you directly. Best, Stephanie... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very lovely place to have dinner...we had the four course prix fixe for $85 per person, which was interesting and good, not superb (heirloom tomato starter w/burrata, well burrata was microscopic; second course of lamb shoulder Middle Eastern style, very tasty; duck breast w/ras al hanout, not as flavorful as would have liked and the duck itself was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While expensive, you get what you're paying for. A beautiful view from above the Pacific, earthy but grande accommodations and the top service. When you get away here, it is pampered and restful. Two nights feel like a week and the beautiful walk through the forest gets you to some amazing food and incredible views. Go for lunch if you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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: $614 - $1,494 (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 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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