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Post Ranch Inn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't expect much especially in terms of customer service and prices. But to my surprise, the team at Post Ranch Inn definitely over delivered! A top notch must dining experience if you're near the Bay area or just driving through. Spectacular view of the Pacific and exceptional food! You can also take a short stroll through the garden they... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Cliff House and we had the best of both worlds for our views- a bit of greenery, but mostly the Pacific Ocean. Not sure where else you can see deer in your backyard while gazing at the endless ocean, while sitting next to a warm fire, or lounging in your private jacuzzi??? Plus, the fresh homemade... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a world class lodging, and you will enjoy every minute of it if you covet peace, quiet and the joy that the best of nature offers. It's an opportunity to relax and cherish every moment with someone you treasure. Don't skimp on the little things. Indulge!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Post Ranch is an experience of a lifetime. From the moment you enter the property to the individual service and dining delight, this is five star at its definition. It is incredibly expensive and worth every penny. The most indescribable part though is the part money can't purchase, the views and the amazing surroundings. A place to reconnect with nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was of our stops while driving the coastal highway to San Fransisco after the Coachella festival. The property is instantly impressive. More than anywhere I have ever stayed, they treated us first class from start to finish. You feel like you are somewhere exclusive. We didn't have reservations. The main hotel was booked, but we were able to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived late at the resort, but the staff was waiting and was very helpful as we arrived from oversea and had a long long trip. Great selection wine to begin with. Sitting and watching the sunset with your favorite wine in your glass while the kids are having a great time: priceless. Rooms with great views, and excellent staff /... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Fausto C, It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Sierra Mar is a stunning vista to enjoy a glass of wine and relax. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While no one can deny the beauty of Big Sur nor the spectacular location of the property I was a bit disappointed with the level of service. We stayed at The Inn on Spanish Bay which gave us top notch service from beginning to end right before our stay at Post Ranch Inn and we felt much more valued there.... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

golfinggal4, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. The challenges you experienced are far from the service we strive to create. Your expectations of Post Ranch are fair and I look forward to discussing with you further. I would love the opportunity to speak with you directly. Feel free to call me at Post Ranch. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by for a drink, but don't stay. Amazing views ... Amazing. But ... You can get the views with a drink and avoid the rest of the not worth it below: After carefully monitoring the California wild fires, we were told by the Post Ranch Staff that all was okay after reaching out many many times. We decided to... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. I am also grateful for the phone conversation we had a couple of weeks ago and we were able to have pleasant conversation about the challenges you encountered and come to a solution you were looking for. As discussed, in hindsight we should have encouraged you to make alternate... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I even begin? Post Ranch Inn is a very unique place. Very masculine, warm, rustic design, very comfortable bed, unbelievable views from the balcony that hosts a private hot tub, huge raging fireplace (literally the most intense fireplace I've seen)...every detail is thought out and executed well. My boyfriend planned quite an elaborate trip coordinating multiple flower deliveries,... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

Olga G, We are happy that all of the details were met or exceeded. Your stay with us was very exciting. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to give a shout out to The Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur. We were there last week coming back yesterday. Food was amazing. The Staff , were just as warm and wonderful as always. They truly don't miss anything and are incredibly gracious and fun to know. The fire doesn't effect The Post Ranch as its on... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Post Ranch Inn, responded to this review

jarelportman, Thank you so much for being a guest at Post Ranch. We are very happy you enjoyed another stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Post Ranch Inn

Address: 47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $855 - $1,963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Post Ranch Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
Post Hotel Big Sur
Post Big Sur
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#1 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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