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Post Ranch Inn

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This place is practically paradise on earth and is one of the best places that we have ever stayed. The location is absolutely spectacular, perched on the top of the cliffs of Big Sur with superlative views of the ocean. If that is not enough, the views facing the other way are equally as good with breathtaking mountain vistas and...

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Bloomington
Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

A must place to see!! It's like something from a dream!! We were there in a January, 2014. Very expensive but worth every dime. Some of the staff a bit aloof but it takes all kinds I guess. I hope there is a place to submit a photo because they are spectacular!

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Pittsford, New York
Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

This is our favorite place to stay anywhere. Located on the cliffs of the Pacific in Big Sur California. The magic is enjoying a day amongst the red woods overlooking the Pacific, spectacular sunsets, hot tubs (wish they would lower the temperature a bit) and some of the best star gazing anywhere. Lots to see in the area with the...

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5Thank John M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Repeat visit to what's one of my top 3 hotels anywhere in the world, and as usual I was not disappointed. Fine weather this time aided the spectacular views; you MUST walk around the extensive grounds to see the beautiful tree, plant and bird life - not forgetting the Redwoods virtually on your doorstep. The two (heated) infinity pools have...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stayed here in November and had a stunning ' tree house' with log burner. We did not want to leave the room and can still hear the logs cracking as I feel asleep. A truly special place, location, staff and one I will visit again when I. California next. A MUST!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I chose to stay here based on Trip Advisor reviews. And, it defintely did not disappoint. I was greeted at the front desk and offered champagne or wine. A driver took me to my upgraded Mountain House. As soon as I walked in, I was screaming inside. How absolutely gorgeous! The view to the mountains was breathtaking, the bar fridge...

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

Dear Friend, Thank you so much for your kind words and patronage. It sounds as though you really discovered the essence of a stay here at Post Ranch. I’m so glad you enjoyed all of the complimentary treats in your room. We know that it’s the little things that can often make the difference during a stay and we try...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a truly spectacular hotel. Our room was perched among the trees like a tree house, others are facing the ocean and perched on the cliff edge. The infinity edge hot tubs are imaginatively positioned on the cliff edge in small discreet gardens. The rooms have unusual baths made from mosaic tiles, and the complimentary room fridge is very...

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

Dear Friend, Thank you for staying with us here at Post Ranch. Your comments are welcomed and appreciated. I’m very pleased to read that you had such a nice stay with us and that your Tree House was to your liking. I’m glad you were able to appreciate the subtlety and imagination of the heated infinity basking spas. They are...

Augusta, GA
Reviewed April 9, 2014

I am absolutely positively in love with Big Sur, and Post Ranch Inn is the icing on the cake. I have stayed here twice. My room in 2005 was a little bigger than the one in 2014, but they were equally enjoyable. You can spend the big bucks and have an ocean view and roll the dice that the clouds...

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

Dear Friend, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We very appreciate your loyalty as a return guest at Post Ranch. While it’s too bad that your husband had to work, I’m glad that he was comfortable while doing so and that you were able to get out and explore the property. There really is so much to see...

Morro Bay, California
Reviewed April 4, 2014

This resort is almost beyond perfection for the idyllic, romantic California escape--redwoods, magical vistas down the Central Coast, whales swimming past below the infinity spa, condors soaring above you, below you, at eye level while you dine in a double 07 architectural delight on wonderfully inventive cuisine, perfect privacy in whimsical tree houses or fanciful Hobbit houses clinging to cliffs,...

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

Dear Friend, You are too kind. Thank you very much for staying with us and for delivering such generous feedback. I especially appreciate your warm words about our staff. We take great pride in our service and it’s so nice to hear that positive affirmation from our guests. I will be sure to share your comments with everyone here at...

Arundel
Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in - fact ! I simply cannot fault anything and if you are considering a stay over with this amazing team, don't hesitate !! We stayed in the 'Little' mountain suite and the views were simply amazing.......it took our breath away. The suite had also recently been updated and it was...

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

Dear Friends, Congratulations on your engagement! We’re thrilled you allowed Post Ranch to play a roll in such a momentous occasion. It was truly our pleasure. I’m glad you enjoyed your room, Little, and the new changes we made to it over the past year. Those heated floors are an especially nice new addition. Being able to watch whales migrate...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • 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: $1,022 - $2,456 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#1 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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“From the various YouTube videos, I don't think there is a bad view anywhere on the property.”
Bearyw, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
“All look equally fantastic, we stayed in the lower coast room which was lovely”
Sm0, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Upper cliff side cabins.”
marlew76205, Feb 5, 2017 | Read review
“Pick ocean view!”
RobB249, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms”
LoveAll2017, Jan 21, 2017 | Read review
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