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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This a truly magical place. Tucked in the woods with a running creek through the center. The inn is a selection of rustic hand- crafted cabins each with its own personality. We stayed in the lower creek cabin which is the downstairs of a two story building. The room was large and very charming. Be prepared for leaning floors, creaky... More 

Thank AroundtownCT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We spent the night in The Chateau Fiasco room which is one of the rooms with a private bath. My 15 year old son and I are on a weeklong California road trip and this was our stop in Big Sur. Yes it's creaky, you can see daylight in a couple spots in the wall. It is rustic. But it... More 

Thank sgbgalt
Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Deetjen's was perfect for us, but if you are the type who wants television, internet access, luxury, and amenities, look somewhere else. The negative reviews I see on Trip Advisor are from people with mismatched expectations who probably should have stayed at the luxury resorts down the road. We simply loved our comfortable little room with woodstove, cozy lighting, funky... More 

Thank EminMaine
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Not what we expected. Based on the price, website and the glowing reviews, we thought this would be a charmingly rustic historical hotel. It was really more of a camp site with a charming main house/restaurant. The bathroom was small, cold and unpleasant, the doors didn't seal, and the floors were so creaky that you could hear every step your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

To see beautiful nature,can't beat this location. And the bonus is no tv,wifi,or cell phones. You get to enjoy with no interruptions the whole property is serene. The restaurant has great food. Don't miss the eggs benidict.

1 Thank Teresa R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

We hummed and ha’d about where we should stay in Big Sur, everyone seems to go for the big lodges like Post Ranch Inn which for a mere $675 a night offers modernist forest luxury with amazing rooms with sheer cliffs below and unparalleled views. We felt that it was not just the cliffs that were a bit steep for... More 

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TorreyWaag, General Manager at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, responded to this review

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We arrived a few minutes after restaurant opened...parking was already tight, but was seated quickly. Great food and atmosphere!! Best mocha I ever had!!! This is a definite must stop. Hope to one day visit again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Worst experience with a hotel ever. We arrived in the evening and the room we booked was not available. They booked another more expensive hotel for us instead (we had to pay the extra costs) and still did not refund the amount they had taken from my credit card. At first the staff told us that they would refund for... More 

12 Thank GeorgNolte
Torreywaag, General Manager at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, responded to this review

This gentleman reserved a room for two nights with a queen bed in our shared bath building. The room was ready for him when he arrived. He arrived with three people (the third unannounced) and, after spending about an hour in the room, said the room wasn't suitable for him. We were fully booked, so our host found him a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We went this morning and after two very disappointing and expensive meals in Monterey this place was just amazing. We got there at 11am and there was a 20 minute wait for a table but it was entirely worth it. I had the huevos con chorizo, it was just delicious. My husband had some oats and the eggs with sausage... More 

3 Thank F T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful in all ways. Rented entire cabin for a visit with dear friends. Gathered around fire place at night and morning and just laughed and played games. Perfect for a group of close friends or family. Restaurant was excellent for dinner and breakfast was the best!! Usually stay in small cabins for romantic get a ways. Love this place. Been... 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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