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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night in a tiny room. The property has a superb restaurant. 5 stars. The glade the buildings are in has a little waterfall and the view across the road is of the Pacific Ocean. When Kerouac was in a cabin in Big Sur it would have looked a like this. Pure Big Sur. Even Al Jardine of... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the rustic and historic qualities of Deetjen's. The room we stayed in was surrounded by redwood trees giving the feeling of staying in a tree house. We ate dinner and breakfast in the fireplace room. I love that room! As a former resident of Big Sur, I have many fond memories of meals at Deetjen's in that room. Good... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay at Deetjen and it was lovely. It truly felt like you stepped back in time! I enjoyed learning the history behind the Inn and the Deetjen family. Be sure to walk through and see all the cottages! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! We stayed in the Little Room which was just enough space for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is magical! This place is tucked away in little forest nestled along the mountains side. It rustic and has NO TV or Wifi which adds to the rustic atmosphere of the Inn and it's peacefulness. Throughout the grounds, there are interesting and eclectic statues/artwork. There is a creek and a little hiking trail in the back. The blue... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Deetjens was the perfect getaway in Big Sur. We stayed at Creek House, which we loved. There was a beautiful creek right outside our room along with beautiful tall trees. At first, it was a little surprising to be somewhere with zero cell phone service, no television and no WIFI but I think that's why we loved it so much,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

My friend recommended Deetjen's for dinner as I was staying elsewhere. When it comes to food for me less is more.Whilst the hotel is charming and the staff are very attentive the food could do with a refresh. My beef carpaccio was not carpaccio as I know it. I hear the breakfast is good...

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This place may not be for everyone but if it's for you there is no going anywhere else when in Big Sur. This inn does not have Wifi, TV or any cell phone service... but outside those "necessities" this place has everything a person could want or need and more to really connect to Big Sur. We stayed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

As with most places in Big Sur Deetjens doesn't offer much from the road. It is most definitely worth a stop. The restaurant was charming and authentic and the food was good. Definitely a great cross between locals and tourists. Take a walk around the grounds and see the babbling brook.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here for at least two nights each of the four times I have been in Big Sur. Nothing has changed probably since 1930. Yes, the walls are thin repaired with wine corks, bathrooms small and dark, you can hear your neighbor's thoughts. But Deetjens is part of the Big Sur experience, rather than a roadside inn, it... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My all time favorite historic inn ever! Love this property! If my husband asked if I wanted to stay at Deetjen's, Post Ranch, or Ventana in Big Sur I would always say Deetjen's! Our Fireplace room was so charming, and loved the sun patio for Happy Hour off our room. No cell service, no TV's, no computers, no wifi! Love... More 

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Additional Information about Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $110 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Deetjen`s Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
Deetjens Big Sur Inn
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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