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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Try and go once a year. This year Nature took its course and made it impossible to travel there. Bridges down. Heart broken. Have loved this place from first finding it in 1970. Have shared it with loved family and friends through the many years. Never experienced anything but love and goodness. Donated to keep them alive but worry that's...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My fiancé and I went to Deetjen's on New Years 2017. My parents had gone when they were younger and had great things to say and it lived up to their praise. The restaurant might have been the best meal we had ever had and our little cottage was so fun and cozy. Just remember absolutely no cell reception for...

Thank Annique D
San Diego, California
Reviewed April 2, 2017

The interior decor is cozy and warm, and is the perfect place for dinner on a cool and/or foggy night in Big Sur. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Half chicken was very flavorful.

Thank James L
San Francisco, California
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We've stayed here twice over the years, and it is a fabulous place. Rustic but comfortable. Big Sur is expensive so don't expect all the modern conveniences. I particularly like that there are no TVs! The restaurant was pretty good, and the service was very friendly. Please be aware that the bridge on rt 1 just north of here was...

Thank SDSF96
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 8, 2017

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 February 2, 2017

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...

9Thank 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...

2Thank 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...

2Thank 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.

1Thank Susie M
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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:
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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.”
LydiaGlobal, Feb 8, 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are unique, so find the one that best fits your trip.”
BossSauce69, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that receives direct sunlight”
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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Dawna0310, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy their restaurant!”
tattersall_12, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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