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Aliso Viejo, California
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We have stayed at Deetjen’s on two separate occasions. The restaurant is outstanding and the ambiance incredible. The rooms are rustic and clean; the walls are very thin. There is no key to lock your room, no TV, radio or cell service. Deetjen’s takes the visitor back in time. It is truly a unique, one of a kind destination, providing...

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Napa
Reviewed 21 January 2013

This is a place for romantics, free spirits and those who want to experience the essence of Big Sur as it was over 50 years ago. If you're searching for four star luxury it is not the place for you, but if you want respite, reflection and charm with a touch of whimsy, stay at Deetjen's. The restaurant is fantastic,...

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Dubai
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We stayed for 1 night in 'Top Antique'. All rooms are different and very cute in wooden houses on various locations in the woods. We had one queen in the main room, very comfy and 2 very comfy arm chairs. Another comfy single bed in a small separate room. We loved the individual style of the room. Windows all around....

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Stayed in the fireplace room with my gf. It was great. Was initially concerned about privacy but it wasn't an issue. In fact, it felt very private. The friendly staff helped us find points of interest (IE hikes, food) in the area. Highly recommended.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Can't speak for the actual quality of the inn itself, but the woman in charge of reservations is the rudest customer service person I've talked to. I told her I needed 4-5 rooms for my wedding guests 5 months ahead of time. She told me they were too small and that they only booked really far in advanced. She never...

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Copenhagen
Reviewed 31 December 2012

stayed two nights while driving down the coast on highway 1- Wonderfully located in the middle of the redwood forest on highway 1. Truely a historic place with old wooden cabins built in the 1930's by the founder. Most in original redwood. So the comforts are also according to the place: a little sparce, but then you get so much...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2012

The room was cosy, and super-warm once we had got the fire going, and at night all you can hear is the creek (and sometimes your neighbours in the next room - the walls are thin). This place is brilliantly ramshackle, and there are some nice trails up the hill, which are worth walking while you're here. Food here is...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 December 2012

I really took some time to research different hotels in big sur. This seemed to offer the best balance of price/location with an added quirky touch. The lack of wifi and cell service made for a relaxing departure from everyday chaos. Free coffee and tea are served in the AM and an assortment of delicious breakfast dishes can be purchased...

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Reviewed 14 December 2012

Charming place with wonderful ambiance. Service was friendly and efficient but although I really enjoyed it I am not used to paying close to two hundred for a room with shared bathroom. The room and dinning area was decorated with a wonderful eclectic flare. I can only imagine what the gardens would be like in the summer. We took advantage...

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Compared with the Ventana and Post Ranch inns close by, Deetjen's is the clear cheaper alternative in Big Sur and I imagine this is main reason many people stay there. (Indeed, we heard our neighbors saying exactly this through the famously thin walls.) In itself, though, Deetjen's is an absolutely charming hotel, completely un-standardized, with great attention to detail: the...

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Additional Information about Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $149 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Deetjen`s Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
Deetjens Big Sur Inn
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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