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South Berwick, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

My sister and I drive up to this beautiful area when I am in town. She has several of her art pieces in the art gallery. We always walk around after she delivers her pieces, eat at the outstanding restaurant and stay several hours enjoying the magnificent scenery and quiet surroundings. The restaurant is beyond words with a variety of... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

My wife and I made a return visit to Ventana, for the first time since the 1980s, this time with our 20 year old daughter who was on Spring break and eager to explore Big Sur. We weren’t sure what to expect after so long an absence. The TripAdvisor reviews were good overall, but there were some disparaging comments about... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We booked this hotel for our daughter and her husband to be for their pre and post wedding nights. We expected that they would have a lovely room. Upon check in, we were proudly informed that they were upgraded. We took them to their room which was a few steps down, rather dark, scuff marks on the walls, and a... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

We stayed at the Ventana Inn to celebrate our 4oth Wedding Anniversary. What a stunning place! Our room was amazing, private deck and hot tub overlooking a grassy meadow with a 180 degree view of the Pacific. Wild turkeys and deer grazing in the meadow. Daily wine and cheese gathering - first time I have had the opportunity to try... More 

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Bonita, California
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Reviewed 19 March 2015

We visit Ventana often but not often enough. Big Sur's gorgeous and Ventana's location could not be better. Great for pure relaxation, hiking or enjoying beautiful beaches. Foodies can't go wrong at "El Cielo" at Ventana, "Sierra Mar" across the street at "The Post Ranch", "Deetjens" only two miles South and also "The Big Sur Bakery" less than a mile... More 

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Alamo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

My husband and I live in the bay area and decided to take an impromptu 2-night trip together. Instead of the usual drive to Tahoe or Monterey we decided to do something different, Big Sur. Our choices were the Ventana Inn or the Post Ranch Inn. We chose the Ventana inn because they had a suite available. Good choice. The... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

My husband and I stayed for two nights (weekend) on February 2015. We went as a belated anniversary celebration. We stayed in the Big Sur Villa. It was absolutely amazing and decadent. This two-story villa had a balcony on each floor. The first floor had a nice jacuzzi on the balcony. We loved our stay. The service was impeccable. We... More 

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marin county
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

We started out with a smaller room, on the bottom floor. It was cozy but noise from guests overhead was distracting, I asked if we could move after the first night and they upgraded us to a very beautiful room. large, soft bed. Very quiet. Beautiful view of the canyon. Huge bathroom. Large but still cozy. We couldn't have had... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

The location, Big Sur, automatically elevates even the worst property---it's just such a spectacular corner of the world. Ventana Inn has an inland location on the east side of Hwy 1. It's lovely, peaceful and secluded forest location replete with gorgeous old redwoods. But be aware that ocean views are extremely limited or nonexistent here, even from rooms that are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

If you want to splurge for a romantic and relaxing getaway in Big Sur, this is the hotel. The rooms are spacious, the views breathtaking, and every details is perfect. The staff really makes you feel at home. They are warm and inviting and find a balance between luxury and not being too stuffy. I have traveled for a living... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ventana Inn & Spa is a luxurious resort nestled in the mountains above California’s central coast. Situated on 243 acres of wooded hillside, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the Big Sur coast, Ventana Inn & Spa is quiet, secluded and beautiful. The Inn provides a peaceful and soothing atmosphere enhanced by its proximity to the area’s natural wonders. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ventana Inn & Spa

Address: 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $754 - $1,982 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ventana Inn & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Ventana Inn And Spa
Ventana Hotel Big Sur
Ventana Resort Big Sur
Ventana Inn Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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“You are in the woods, do not expect rooms to have an ocean view. You can get the ocean view at the restaurant. :)”
 of 5 bubbles 651matthewj, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Sweet Suite deal is a good one. ”
 of 5 bubbles carlheir, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 43 was amazing”
 of 5 bubbles rickbD1760QW, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great but I definitely liked having a fireplace on a rainy day.”
 of 5 bubbles 642colleenr, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very comfortable and quiet! My only request to the hotel, to live up to its water-saving objectives, would be to allow those hanging towels to hang out a little longer, rather than replacing them each day. Thanks! ”
 of 5 bubbles KimberlyH616, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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