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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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Camarillo, CA
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This place is rustic and quaint. But we had to contend with guests on top and to the side of us who were inconsiderate of neighbors. Each room is provided with a phonograph and records to play, but no house rules about time consideration for others. Although we knew there was no or little sound insulation, nothing said from management... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I just love it here! I always stay in the least expensive room, overlooking the front of the restaurant, but found the cabins 'way back in the woods this last time and think I'll try one of those next time. It's a rustic, unassuming place, built long ago a piece at a time and it's a delight. Read the journal... More 

3 Thank 5salina
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Deetjens lives up to its historic register designation. Rustic and charming, it sits a short ride south of the wonderful Nepenthe restaurant. While not on the ocean side, it's in deep woods and has a camp feeling. based on other reviews, we ate dinner at Nepenthe and had a great breakfast at Deetjens. The room ( called "13th") was charming... More 

1 Thank soccersenior
Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I've been in this romantic place over the years and I'll never stop recommending it to my friends and family. This is a wonderful corner of the world to share with the person you love. Ideal for couples looking for peace, relax and some quality time together. The food is great and the rooms are just warm and nice.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is an old place with very rustic accommodations, but it is clean and nice looking. Our beds were comfortable and there was heat in our room and a good bathroom/shower. Note that you can't lock your doors when you go out of your room. The parking is tight. The prices for dinner in their restaurant are very high -... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Big Sur, yes, a favorite. But Deetjen's as well. 20 years ago a friend suggested I try it, as I was driving up Highway 1 for the first time. I fell in love with Deetjen's and have been going once a year ever since. It may not be plush like Post Ranch Inn or Ventana, which means I know it... More 

2 Thank Tom P
Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just back home from 2 wks exploring Hwy 1 south of San Franciso. We tent camped part of the time, stayed in B&Bs, and hotels with this "inn" being our least favorite. After reading all the reviews about thin walls elected a high-end room with private bath. It was a last minute reservation and was told no mid-priced rooms available.... More 

3 Thank Southerner
Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Deetjens Big Sur Inn is a historic property that offers a wonderful feel of Big Sur. Rooms are located in various rustic, two story redwood buildings scattered around the property which were built under the auspices of the original proprietor from the 1930's to about the 1960's . The beds are great (no issues for those of us with sensitive... More 

2 Thank Luv2GoExplorin
La Spezia, Italy
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58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Thin-walled shacks along the Highway 1. It has that cachet of being "the funky place" once upon a time, and they keep pushing up the prices until someone notices that they're still thin-walled, cold shacks along Highway 1. No view, not much in the way of amenities, and cold.

3 Thank cvdwl
Aliso Viejo, California
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have stayed at Deetjen’s on two separate occasions. The restaurant is outstanding and the ambiance incredible. The rooms are rustic and clean; the walls are very thin. There is no key to lock your room, no TV, radio or cell service. Deetjen’s takes the visitor back in time. It is truly a unique, one of a kind destination, providing... 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:
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Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
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