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Homosassa, Florida
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Hotel web site leaves out a few very important lack of features. NO PHONE-NO INTERNET and NO AIR CONDITIONING !! Visit Friday Aug 16th, 2 queen bed room very small JUST big enough for 2 beds and a foot in between beds. Rooms stifling only two windows facing road which you are only about 50 foot off of. Restaurant prices...

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Pictures of the place looked very inviting when we made our reservation - now that we've stayed there I would pick another place. Pros: - We picked a suite, so the front of our room overlooked the river which is picturesque. Cons: - All rooms are about 100 ft from the highway - very noisy from sun up to sun...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Stayed at this nice motel along HGW1. I think you can expect much more since you almost pay the same amount of money as you would do at a Hilton hotel. They rooms are clean but noisy and small. The location is great and you have access to a large pool, bar and a decent restaurant.

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3Thank jimZon
Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

We stopped by here 4 years ago. Had a coffee and sat by river. It seemed rather magical. So on this trip we booked one night in the motel on our way south to Santa Barbara. I don't think I have ever stayed in a poorer place. And to add insult to injury the rate is $290 (before 10.5% tax)....

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3Thank Pashita
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Went on a 2 week road trip through CA. Worst hotel on the trip. Not really one big thing, just a ton of small things. No A/C, which would have been okay, but there is no ocean breeze and no wind flow at all. The window is right next to the parking lot, so if I open it everyone can...

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4Thank Carl K
Temecula, CA
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This motel sits immediately off Hwy 1. The noise from the traffic along Hwy 1 is unbearable. When a group of motorcycles or a semi passes by, the floors inside our room rumble. The windows to the rooms overlook the parking lot, so yes - you do hear the parents screaming at their kids to get in the d***n car...

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6Thank Meadowlark1959
Gibraltar
Reviewed 9 July 2013

The Big Sur River Inn is a lovely place to stop & maybe have a drink or lunch as the area around the river is lovely however the hotel itself was really basic & old fashioned. We stayed for one night on our honeymoon & the room was extremely expensive so we thought it was going to be fantastic -...

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Tucson
Reviewed 3 July 2013

It's hard to know how to give this place an overall rating. It's old, and for its time probably perfect. And the setting can't be beat. But if you are looking for modern conveniences, look elsewhere. We stayed in the old section on the east side of the highway,in Room 5. The room is small. There is no refrigerator, no...

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2Thank Dianne T
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 June 2013

If you are looking for a rustic, country experience, you would like this hotel. We had a "suite" that overlooked the river on the restaurant side of the road. It was not fancy, just basic, but was a bit pricey for not having a TV or Internet. We arrived late and since the office was closed, they left a key...

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed 21 June 2013

My family and I stayed at the Big Sur River Inn thinking it would be a great experience by the river, boy were we wrong. It was crawling with people, and we couldn't even get into the river until it was late in the evening. I took a few pictures. We checked in our room, but it seemed that we...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Big Sur River Inn

Address: 46840 Highway One, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $374 - $591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Sur River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“No cell service”
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