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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This private, exclusive oasis of redwoods, abounding in nature, is truly a destination we always look forward to going back for a retreat. When looking for something that will soothe your senses in an adult-only setting, look no further. The Ventanna Inn & Spa will always satisfy our longing for privacy, nature, quiet walks in the morning and sweet indulgence... More 

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Piedmont, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have stayed at the Ventana Inn 4 different times in the past 20 years, the last time was shortly after they had remodeled around 2005. At that point we thought it was spectacularly beautiful, built in a serene Big Sur setting with fantastic views from many different points on the property . After 10 years we... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was divine, upgraded to a Pacific view lodge with outdoor hot tub and can honestly say we've never stayed anywhere like it. Dinner in the restaurant was something else, wine and cheese hour (our two) was fantastic (with head massage to compliment the weary traveller) complimentary transfers to local restaurants ideal and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could go on forever about how truly amazing this place is. Rooms are outstanding and modern, very spacious, and yet still find a way to have some rustic charm as they are in wooden buildings. Some have views of the forest, some of meadows, some of the ocean, and some with views of each. I have stayed here multiple... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never stayed at this property before, but it was amazing. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. The room was amazing and the grounds we beautiful. I would highly recommend having dinner here as the meal was over the top good with fresh ingredients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 16, 2016 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 July 10, 2016

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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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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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 

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Amenities

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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
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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: $622 - $1,505 (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 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
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