We had such high hopes having just seen the Big Sur River Inn featured in Sunset magazine. However, when we arrived we were given a room in the building across the highway that reminded me of temporary trailers at construction sites. Upon entering the room we noticed that the walls were super-thin particle board which we initially deemed "rustic". In the bathroom we were greeted with a huge spider that took us 5 minutes to coerce into a glass for safe relocation. The dinner at the restaurant was fine, definitely the high point despite the fact they had run out of the first item we ordered. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The pub a few doors down was also a nice stop given their good selection of drinks. Later that evening, back in our room, we noticed that the water coming out of the faucet in the bathroom reeked of sulphur, luckily the shower water was fine. Then to make things worse, we were awoken in the wee hours of the night because our entire room was shaking. The "rustic" paper-thin walls could not shield us or the poor building from the sounds and movements of the couple next door. If you're looking for a cozy, quiet and clean evening, you may want to go elsewhere. Just the opinion of a former health inspector.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking