I am stunned to read some of the less than stellar reviews of the Ventana. My husband and I just stayed there and it could not have been better! We have stayed at the Post Ranch Inn and while it is fabulous, we loved Ventana Inn even more. The landscaping and outdoor areas are heaven. Walks from the room to the restaurant or reception area are full of fragrance from the natural plants and flowers - and the walks are much easier than at Post Ranch! At Ventana you feel secluded and pampered but it's an easy walk or golf cart ride if you prefer to anywhere on the property.
Our room, a 'Pacific House' was open and bright with sunlight. We enjoyed evenings on our patio with a glass of wine by our private hot tub on the patio or by the fireplace in our bedroom What's not to like?
Service, from check in (where they gave us a glass of wine and a plate of cheese) to check out was perfect. Caitlyn felt like an old friend and Heather was a doll showing me how to connect my iPad.
There are two options for breakfast - continental buffet in the reception area (included) or a full breakfast option at the restaurant, with a great variety and reasonably priced. Food was exceptional. Don't miss this gem! It's worth the price tag!
We spent one day at the Hearst Castle. It was amazing. It's only 65 miles from Big Sur but it's about 1.5 - 2 hours due to roadwork and hairpin turns. Lunch nearby at Nepenthe has a good view but pretty basic food like burgers and sandwiches. Post Ranch is directly across the street from Ventana and is a great choice for lunch or dinner! Also a beautiful view.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Ventana Inn And Spa
- Ventana Hotel Big Sur
- Ventana Resort Big Sur
- Ventana Inn Big Sur