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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous and special place to stay. It's historic - romantic - and highly memorable. I recommend if you like one of a kind experiences, if you are patient and interested in others, and if you are someone who appreciates the difference between hospitality and customer service. Choose to stay in Monterey instead, if you would like a...

3Thank LydiaGlobal
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called for information about rooms and availability at Deetjens for Sept 2017 and was repeatedly told there was a room, then there were no rooms, then there were rooms for only two of my three requested nights, then asked what was the name of my wedding party (I was not part of any wedding party), then asked "what do...

2Thank mjanebird
Houston, Texas
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Loved the rustc setting in lush landscape complete with short walk to spectacular overlook of Pacific. Each cabin has unique story. Journals in each room date back 20+ years w/former guests musings... many romantic, many confessionals, many surprisingly personal. Writings, no doubt prompted by no cell service,internet or tv. A treat if you don't require amenities.

Long Beach, California
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Many people love breakfast, but I'm not one of them. However Deetjens has "worth the wait" options for everyone in your family. I had the yogurt parfait with granola and purchased some granola to take home. They are famous for their eggs Benedict and my neice had them; they were delicious. Hubby had the huevos rancheros and he scoffed them...

1Thank RChop
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed December 29, 2016

This place isn't fancy, but it is great. The hotel itself is older and definitely rustic. I didn't have a phone, TV, or internet access in my room and I couldn't get a signal on my mobile phone. But that's part of the fun. If you're looking for a fancy place, go elsewhere. If you're looking for a unique Big...

1Thank BossSauce69
Sheridan, Wyoming
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Over Thanksgiving break, we had a party of 8 that drove down to Big Sur from Monterey. We had stuffed french toast and a variety of eggs benedict. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was magical. We followed a road up the hill and had a beautiful view of the ocean.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Had great expectations for Deetjen's but the magic was unfulfilled. With cabins and buildings set within a grove of redwoods located on the east side of highway 1 (there is some traffic noise) , all the rooms, save one, are incredibly dark - the sun just doesn't shine on the buildings because of the density of the growth. Everything is...

3Thank NeroNewDelhi
Boston MA
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I stayed at Deetjen's for two nights. This was the second time I stayed there and both times were thoroughly enjoyable. As the title of my review says: Deetjen's is "unique, funky and unforgettable." Anyone who stays there must understand that this is not an "off the shelf" hotel that most people are used to staying at. Each of the...

1Thank TravelwithPaul
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Deetjen's might not be for everyone but we loved it. The old and quirky cabins are tucked away in the redwoods and devoid of any electronics -- they're wonderful! You can enjoy short strolls around the grounds or head out for a short trip in the car to longer trails and the beach. The staff are fun and love their...

1Thank LNSchmidt
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed September 19, 2016

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...

2Thank David S
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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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“Reservations are by phone only. All the rooms are different -- and each room needs to be described.”
 of 5 bubbles LydiaGlobal, 1 week ago | Read review
“All the rooms are unique, so find the one that best fits your trip.”
 of 5 bubbles BossSauce69, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that receives direct sunlight”
 of 5 bubbles NeroNewDelhi, Nov 17, 2016 | Read review
“Castro cabin looked lovely next to creek with outside patio. Little Room was near the road but once it was dark very little traffic!”
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  • View of our building with Little Room.
 of 5 bubbles Dawna0310, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy their restaurant!”
 of 5 bubbles tattersall_12, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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