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Concord, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stay for a relaxing weekend, staff is of the charts. Best meal I have had in years, hands down. Plan on doing a lot of walking, but worth it. Excellent parks and trails near by to explore.

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous place, quiet, helpful staff, nice spacious Japanese hot tubs, big pool, sauna. Good food at bistro, helpful and friendly staff. Rooms not very user friendly for seniors or disabled persons in terms of lights, electronic controls,bath faciities

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 746renatet, Thank you so much for your kind review regarding your recent stay at Ventana! We are delighted you enjoyed all aspects of the property from the bistro to our guest services. Please join us again in the heart of Big Sur! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Sausalito
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently enjoyed a wonderful relaxing stay at the Ventana Inn and Spa. Even with the restaurant being closed for renovation, the resilient staff led by Shane Prince, Front desk Manager, was quick to set up alternate dining options both on property at the Ventana Bistro and off with frequent shuttles to and from neighboring resorts and...

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dswingsing, We are delighted to hear you had such a great stay with us at Ventana, and especially pleased to hear that Shane went above and beyond for you. We hope you join us again soon at Ventana for another memorable stay! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Cambria
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything leading up to this trip was such a hassle. Trying to get away from work, Highway 1 was closed from the south so we had to drive around, and to top if off we were getting over being sick. I swear when we stepped onto the property it's like everything changed and started to go right. Kind and informative...

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Melanie C., Wow! Thank you for such a kind review, we are so happy Ventana was able to provide you with much needed rest and relaxation. Please join us again in the magic of Big Sur. Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

San Carlos
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff is wonderful and the location was stunning. We have been coming here for the last three years and enjoy ourselves every time. Rooms are my favorite and the fact that it is adults only!!! My only gripe is the fact that they took away the free breakfast...the resort is not cheap so having this wonderful buffet in the past...

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Sear VictoriapY7301UD, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your luxury guest room and the tranquil environment of Ventana. We hope to welcome you back again in the very near future. Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Atherton, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I like to get away from the bay area once or twice a year for some quiet down time. I have been booking with Ventana for the past 5 years and our stays were really great up until the most recent. The one thing we REALLY look forward to during our stay is to stay in and...

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Ventana M, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shannon O., I sincerely apologize for your experience during your most recent stay with us. I would definitely like to hear your feedback in further detail at your convenience. You make contact me directly at: slewis@ventanainn.com I look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful day. Warm Regards, Stephanie Lewis Guest Services Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place and over the past 30 years have brought countless friends and about to be closer firends and family. You are perched 1,500 feet up on the side of the mountain and you can see to the horizon and I almost always see whales swimming by and spouting. I like the bar and restaurant and while...

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marshall C., Thank you so much for being a guest with us over the last 30 years! We are delighted to hear you love watching the property grow throughout the years. We hope to see you again soon to enjoy another sunset drink! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Monterey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best restaurant on the peninsula, always - and what a setting Pool and spa unparalleled, too! Rooms a unique blend of elegant and rustic. The entire place is lovely without being pretentious or 'precious'. The staff excellent at every level and the rooms ooze welcome from every corner.

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear G2112YXchristineh, Thank you so much for your feedback! It is always delightful to hear feedback from a local visitor. Please join us again soon in the magic of Ventana. Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Los Altos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely getaway - not cheap but worth it as a treat. Particularly enjoyed the location, clothing optional areas, late night access to facilities. Restaurant was lovely as was the one across the road at neighbouring hotel - Sierra Mar.

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Luket174, Thank you so much for you review regarding your recent stay. We are so please to hear you had a lovely getaway! Please join us again soon in the magic of Big Sur! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Orlando
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit on the pricey side but nice clean room with beautiful views. Be sure to get there before sun down as it's a bit hard to find at night. I didn't use the restaurant so I cannot attest to the quality of the food.

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Ventana M, General Manager at Ventana Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Flemj007, What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to the beauty of Ventana! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: £421 - £923 (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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“fireplace rooms with ocean views are the best”
 of 5 bubbles 226marshallc, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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. ”
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“Room 43 was amazing”
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“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
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