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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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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Adult pool
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Mountain View
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Came for one night, and even with a rainy evening it was great. The pools and baths are great, the views beautiful, and the feel of being alone make this a good destination. The pictures on the website don’t do the property justice. The wine and cheese hour was well done, and
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Ventana is the best mix of old and new Big Sur from the ground up. Excellent service, amenities in a pristine setting. Outdoor dining with ocean views takes your breath away! The cozy serenity of this place is unforgettable. We've stayed countless times over the years and never
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Response from Melanie C, Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort
Responded Mar. 5, 2018
Thank you so much for providing your feedback and for being a supporter of the property over the years. We truly appreciate your choice to return over and over again and I'm thrilled your experiences have been so memorable. Thank you again, Melanie Cooke
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Beautiful rooms and location. Poor service and lazy employees. I have a few complaints regarding my recent stay: employees helping themselves to coffee and pastries in welcome tent while guests are left with nothing and no response via text service.
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Ventana is a rare property that delivers true five star experience and five star experiences that are hard to get anyplace else. Great setting, great rooms, great staff and great experiences. The absolute highlight was the falconry experience and garden tour but everything else
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My husband (our son who lives in San Francisco) and I stopped there for lunch on our way back to the city. The place was recommended to him by a friend. The restaurant seats on a hill overlooking the ocean and it is part of a high-end hotel. It is beautifully decorated and had a
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Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your kind message and for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal and service at our restaurant, and the amazing view. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Gladys
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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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Solo works just fine here.
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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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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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"Don't go. Check out other options unless you are made of money. Ours was the 2nd LEAST expensive room. @$1,200 a night."
"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"
US$695 - US$1,705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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