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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

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Even when you're inside, you'll always be connected to the outdoors at Ventana Big Sur – our luxurious, rustic and inviting guestrooms are tucked among the meadows and redwoods. Ventana's 59 rooms and suites are arranged around our 160-acre property in secluded groupings, offering the utmost in privacy and serenity. Constructed of sun-bleached cedar, the buildings blend harmoniously into the natural surroundings, with interiors featuring rich leathers and woods that provide a soothing, sophisticated retreat.
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Shuttle Bus Service
Spa
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Monterey Peninsula Airport41 km
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The glamping tents are set underneath the redwood forests of Big Sur which was was breathtaking! The beds were very comfortable and provided more than enough heat for the winter. The bath house was clean and the water was vert hot! I suggest calling before committing to the high
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Best Meal of my life, no joke. The Potato Leak soup was literally the best thing I've ever eaten, i'm not sure how that was possible?!! I love real camping, but the glamping was perfect for giving me a little outdoors and peace without putting all of the effort into doing it the
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Glamping at Ventana was an amazing experience. We paid a little extra for a tent away from others with more privacy, and it was perfect. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is very welcoming. And best of all, heated blankets which made camping in 42 degree weather (with rain)
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this place was awesome. the resort is breath taking, the glamping site is incredible. every detail has been thought about. the staff was great. we were very happy with our stay. my only recommendation would be to give the spa a skip, overpriced and not worth it in my opinion.
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Had a beautiful stay at Ventana. Stayed at the glamp site in December and it was perfect.. check in process was a bit confusing but other than that, they went above and beyond making our stay comfortable.
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We have booked 4 nights for this summer but after careful review of all feedback I am having doubts. 16/20 reviewers who rate this place as excellent have fewer than 3 total reviews which to me is suspicious. I want to know from anyone who recently stayed there and has more than a handful of reviews is this place worth the thousand dollars per night price tag?
We have been to this property MANY times over the years. The new owners have now appealed to the hipster crowd. If that is you, enjoy your experience. We are disappointed with the changes to this property. It is beautiful, the rooms are very nice. I find it exceptionally strange that such a remote location doesn’t have food on the premises, you actually have to walk 1/2 mile to the restaurant, which is nice but not what you necessarily want to do first thing in the morning. No bowl of apples at the front desk...the feeling is not of generosity.....but of penny pinching, Even the wine and cheese is carefully portioned out, for one hour only, at these prices, there is something amiss. Massage very disappointing!
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Does this place cater to solo travelers? Far too often it seems poor service is expected if you are by yourself..
Solo works just fine here.
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At this price point, I can't justify spending my hard earned money here. The restaurant is a signature feature of the hotei. I use to love the hike from my room to the restaurantt in the morning. There was nothing like sitting out on the patio, sipping coffee and having breakfast, while taking in the glorious view. Extremely disappointed that this opportunity no longer exist!!
When we stayed the restaurant was open and breakfast( and the walk) and dinner, were one of the features we liked a lot. Not sure what has happened . If the restaurant breakfast no longer available this is a major negative for the hotel.
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Does anyone know how far Monteray Bay/Whale watching is from this hotel? We'd like to come sometime in January. Thanks much!
Hello, It takes about 45 minutes to get to Monterey from Big Sur.
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Are small dogs allowed?
I think they are. If you call they would be very happy to answer that q question. The staff is delightful in every way. They want to do whatever they are able to make your stay comfortable.
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"We stayed in clamping site, #6 (Portola) which was conveniently near the bathrooms."
"Facing South is great for ocean views, North for forest."
"The cottage (#53) is amazing with a hot tub, day bed, and hammock. It is detached from any other room."
"Go across the street to the "other" resort"
"Truly they are all lovely."
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PRICE RANGE
US$709 - US$1,791 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ventana inn and spaventana hotel big surventana resort big surventana inn big sur
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ventana Inn & Spa
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaBig Sur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
59
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