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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I love this place. Everything about it. Since I first went there during my graduate school days in 1988, nothing has changed. It is like stepping back in time. The gardens are beautiful, the people are so nice, the restaurant is absolutely tops, and with the fireplace burning, absolutely inviting. Little hikes up to the ridge overlooking the ocean, breath...

4Thank Ivan C
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed May 7, 2013

One of the most charming lodgings you could expect to stay in anywhere. Big Sur is a coastal strip just south of Monterey and Carmel, which are south of San Francisco.This coast is magnificent. On the property itself and nearby are redwood trees.

2Thank Colin C
dallas, tx
Reviewed May 1, 2013

My niece and I were traveling up Pacific Coast Highway 1 in April 2013 and we stayed just one night at the Deetjin Big Sur Inn. We had a upstairs room with a little Terrace. The room was so warm and beautiful you just felt cozy. The property had beautiful flowers and plants all around. We had breakfast at the...

3Thank lkscotti
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Second stay at Deetjens in the Top Antique room located upstairs from Grandpa's room. The room was very spacious with an extra twin bed in a separate small area. Lovely light and comfortable to hang out on the bed or read on the chairs. Bathroom has extremely low ceilings and hard to take a shower. The rooms a little close...

1Thank gingerita1
San Diego, California
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Big Sur is one of my most favorite places on Planet Earth. I stayed in the tiniest room they had, upstairs in an old building with many rooms and shared bathroom. I felt like I would like to live there forever. It is quite a combination of very rustic and high quality. You must just peruse the photos and decide...

3Thank PeaceRide
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Staying in this place is quite an experience. I think it may be one of my favorite accomodations ever. At least it's up there in the top ten. I personally loved the sheets which are real linen and the soft cotton towels and the crazy journal which are a lot of fun to read. It is very unique and rustic...

1Thank swimmyne
Los Osos, California
Reviewed April 12, 2013

This was our first trip to Deejen's Big Sur Inn. We like to travel on a budget so we chose "The Little Room", the least expensive room in the place! We had to share a bathroom with a few other rooms (2 bathrooms for 5 rooms I think). This was not a problem at all, we never even saw any...

Thank janny45
Bay Area, CA
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed this time in Lower Creek House and it does creak when the upstairs tenants arrive, but the building is charming inside and out. We had an open fire whenever we were in the inn. There was room enough to do yoga in front of the fire in the morning. The bed was very comfortable and all sorts of...

Thank wishIwerent_here
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 8, 2013

After a horrible day (phone stolen, police stations...) we arrived to Big Sur late, tired and grumpy. Fortunately the only room left in town was here. It was a little out of our budget but we needed a treat...a boy did they treat us. The room was lovely, open fire. There wine selection is amazing. The shower beautiful, with lovely...

1Thank AnnaNabirye
Camarillo, CA
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...

10Thank CamarilloDiane
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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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