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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at the Ventana with friends and we all absolutely loved every minute of it. You can't beat the scenery in Big Sur, and the Ventana adds to it in every way. The rustic chic decor is perfection and the staff was wonderful. We stayed in a suite with a fireplace, and terrace with hot tub and hammock-it was spacious,...

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Clovis, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the trip that I will never forget! This is special to get some rest in the middle of the nature. All what you need is to find in each detail that offers the staff of the hotel and through the hug of the nature in their beautiful colors and the eucalyptus and lavender aromas scattered through the entire...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Ventana with my girlfriend a while back, in June 2016, and wanted to write a review but forgot about it. However Big Sur and especially this hotel keeps coming back to our conversation all the time, so I'm leaving a quick review just to add to the praise. Fair enough I haven't stayed at Post Ranch, it might...

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

Dear Frackas, Thank you for such a wonderful regard about your stay with us at Ventana this past summer. It's delightful to hear you enjoyed the beautiful grounds, and your luxury guest room. We are so happy to have hosted you as our guest. Please join us again in the magic of Big Sur. Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Ventana for 1 night on a trip down the coast. It seemed we were just getting relaxed & it was time to go. Service was great. Hibiscus lemonade & trail mix offered upon check in. There was a snafu with our reservation, ironically the only one I booked through TripAdvisor. Not sure who was to blame but...

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

Dear Michelleseesit, I cannot thank you enough for your feedback and comments. I am pleased to hear Nani provided exceptional, stand out service. The Team and I look forward to seeing you again at Ventana. We will share your comments with the rest of the property. We look forward to your return visit to Big Sur, and Ventana Inn &...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventana was a well needed escape-to-nature from all the recent activity and hustle and bustle of life. The resort is nestled on the wooded hillside and offers many resort features, as well as hiking trails through the woods. No stay is complete without breakfast at the restaurant overlooking the Ocean! The staff is incredibly friendly and only want you to...

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

Dear Matt J., Thank you so much for your review of Ventana during your recent stay! I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time and that Jon D. provided such a memorable stay. We look look forward to welcoming you back to Ventana! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most relaxing trip to Big Sur and much of that can be attributed to Ventana's wonderful atmosphere. The rooms are gorgeous California modern and incorporate well into the natural vibe of Ventana. We had mountain views which were often concealed by fog, but when it cleared sitting outside on the porch bird watching and drinking wine was simply...

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

Dear Katherine S., I am so pleased to hear you had a such a magical time with us at Ventana! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Please join us again in the beauty and magic of Big Sur! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ventana is one of the best hotels in one of the most beautiful places ive ever been. The rooms are excellent, the grounds spectacular, the pool and spa relaxing and the food exquisite. A special mention to the Chef Paul and the Sous Chef Abraham who made our last night very special. A hotel is nothing without its staff...

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

Dear LAyaboutz, Wow! What a fantastic review! Thank you for your wonderful feedback about the lovely grounds, amenities, and staff here at Ventana. We will be sure to inform Chef Paul & Sous Chef Abraham that they made your stay so special. Please join us again soon in the heart of Big Sur! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Big Sur and I am not sure why you would stay anywhere else. This boutique property has everything anyone would want during there stay. The beautiful morning views of the mountains and cool crisp air was a great change from being in the city. The room had a fire place with wood wrapped in burlap that makes starting...

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

Dear Travelbuzz82, Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us at Ventana. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your luxury guest room, the delightful Japanese hot baths, and the beautiful landscape of Big Sur. Please join us again soon for some more rest and relaxation! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

nyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but we had sports massages at the spa as a couple - the massages were great. The spa itself is nicely done with peaceful surroundings, but also small: changing rooms/locker rooms can accommodate a person/couple at a time and Japanese soak tubs were smaller than expected.

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

Dear Luccanyc, Thank you for taking the time to review your spa experience! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your couples massage. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our wonderful spa team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more relaxation! Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

York, PA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed Ventana for meals and stays since 1982 when we lived in Monterey and now we occasionally visit from the East Coast. As always, we are greeted with professional staff and the accommodations are exquisite. We love how it is tucked into the hills. Kipp Stewart did an amazing job of designing this and I wish they still...

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

Dear Carlheir, I cannot thank you enough for your feedback and comments. The Team and I look forward to seeing you again at Ventana. We will share your comments with the rest of the property. We look forward to your return visit to Big Sur, and Ventana Inn & Spa. Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: $563 - $1,411 (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
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“You are in the woods, do not expect rooms to have an ocean view. You can get the ocean view at the restaurant. :)”
 of 5 bubbles 651matthewj, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The Sweet Suite deal is a good one. ”
 of 5 bubbles carlheir, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 43 was amazing”
 of 5 bubbles rickbD1760QW, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All the rooms are great but I definitely liked having a fireplace on a rainy day.”
 of 5 bubbles 642colleenr, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are very comfortable and quiet! My only request to the hotel, to live up to its water-saving objectives, would be to allow those hanging towels to hang out a little longer, rather than replacing them each day. Thanks! ”
 of 5 bubbles KimberlyH616, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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