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“Brilliant experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lucia Lodge
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
New England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2007

We just got back from an unforgettable trip to Big Sur. Lucia Lodge is definately worth a visit. Unfortunately we only booked one night in room 9. The views are amazing, the night sky outstanding and the sound of the ocean so relaxing. We were fortunate to also observe a pod of whales the morning of our stay. The restaurant food was very pricely but tasty and the people very friendly and accomodating. Definately try and stay in cabins 7-10. The rooms were very clean, no frills but it really doesn't matter when you sleep so close to the Pacific Ocean. We can't wait to return...

  • Liked — the outstanding views
  • Disliked — pricey food in restaurant
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2006

We stayed here for 2 nights in cabin 10 (the only cabin available). It was a really spacious cabin, and had absolutely gorgeous views. The views from Lucia are some of the best. We loved it. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean, and the included breakfast was more than adequate (yogurts, bagels, fruit, juice, tea, etc.) Overall, the views blew us away and the cabin was very cute, remote, and romantic. it is pricey, so if you want a cheap place, look elsewhere.

Stayed March 2006
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California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2006

We stayed one night in cabin 7 at Lucia Lodge on November 8, 2006. Cabins 7-10 are where you should stay. Lucia was one of the stops we were making along Hwy 1 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our cabin was clean (no cobwebs), rustic, and we loved it. Of course the location is amazing and beautiful. We had dinner in the restaurant and thought the food was very good (maybe a little high-priced), as was the atmosphere. We knew this was not the Hilton, and did not want nor expect that type of environment. We hope to go back. Watching the sunset on the bluff behind the cabins was worth it all - see one of many beautiful photos we took.

  • Liked — location/scenery
  • Disliked — Though very good, the food in the restaurant was expensive - remote location may explain that
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay in cabins 7-10.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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6 Thank CamilleO
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2006

I celebrated my 50th birthday in Big Sur and stayed at Lucia Lodge with a friend of mine. We had cottages 8 & 9. They were clean, neat and the queen size bed was very comfortable. This is a perfect place for peace and quiet - I would not recommend that you come here with your children.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. When we had dinner the first evening, they brought out a piece of birthday cake with a candle and sang to me. Rick and Stacey were so nice to talk with and they made my stay very special.

A very robust continental breakfast is included - yogurt, juices, coffee/tea, bagels, sweet rolls (including cinnamon with frosting), fresh fruit - just enough to get your day started.

I plan on coming back as soon as my schedule permits!

  • Liked — Ocean View and Friendly Staff
  • Disliked — Nothing - I liked all of it
  • Tips/Secrets — Book Cottages 7-10 for the best views
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Denise F
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Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2006

We stayed here in September on our drive down Highway 1 from San Francisco. As other contributors have stated the views are lovely, but I'm afraid we didn't think either the room or the meal were worth the money. I appreciate that the location and lack of competition dictate the prices. However, I would suggest staying at "either end " of the Big Sur area where there will be more choices for accommodation.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Not worth the money
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Neil1305
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Dublin
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2006

The hotel is okay, but I'm sure you'll get better for the price.

The room was "rustic" with a four poster bed and a fire, which was nice. The views were amazing too. We rquested one of the cabins at the end, which are not close to the car park, so we had no noise and coudl hear the ocean at night.

However, the bed wasn't very big, even for 2 regular sized people. Also, you look up on a series of cobwebs and spiders, which wasn't pleasant. The final straw came when our toilet overflowed all over the bathroom floor. Thank God we were leaving shortly afterwards.

The breakfast was hearty and tasty, but unfortunately dinner was not.

Another thing to note is that if you leave the hotel at night to go for dinner, you have to walk a short stretch on Highway 1 which is unlit - so be careful of oncoming traffic or bring a torch!.

I will stay elsewhere on my next visit to Big Sur.

  • Liked — The Views
  • Disliked — Upkeep of hotel
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay elsewhere.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jooolz
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brescia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2006

location absolutely wonderful, the room is furnished like a doll's house, the bed is very comfortable.
Lunch good, dinner a little expensive.
Beppe e Laura

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Additional Information about Lucia Lodge

Property: Lucia Lodge
Address: 62400 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#7 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Lucia Hotel Big Sur
Lucia Resort Big Sur

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