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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, amazing surroundings. Check in slow. No free wifi. Wifi you can pay for a complete waste of time so don't bother as it is worse than slow. The days of charging for wifi have gone so these guys need to modernise. Restaurant was closed when we visited so we had to walk a mile plus down the road...

1Thank Simon F
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A little more expensive than most motels but unique in what it offers. Deer roam the park and are tame enough to photograph easily. Beautiful cabins with luxury toiletries and little balconies. Quiet and beautiful. Very close to walks and beaches. Don't miss the Purple Beach one mile south on route 1....take the right turn sign posted narrow road and...

Thank andreaat62
Guest_Services_Inc, Director of Sales at Big Sur Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Andrea! It makes us so happy that you enjoyed our peaceful spot and that you explored the beauty of the park, the wild life and the Purple Beach which are just a few of what Big Sur Lodge offers. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Big Sur.

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst road tripping in the states on our honeymoon I phoned up Big Sur Lodge to book a room that night. As I'm English and wary of additional taxes in the USA I specifically asked for final price INCLUSIVE of tax. I was told $289. Upon checking out the next morning my bill was $334. I queried this and asked...

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Fisherville, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Booked this lodge long before the Sobranes fire hit the Big Sur area so wasn't sure what we would find when we arrived this past week. The lodge had limited food availability (restaurant closed but cafe open), most of the State Park was closed for hiking and exploring. Our first room had a very noisy gas wall heater but the...

1Thank Rufuscnm
BSLMarketingManager, Guest Relations Manager at Big Sur Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! Yes, that Buzzard's Roost trail will really get your heart pumping. The incredible ocean view at the top makes the trip worth it...and when you reenter the redwood forest, it is so calm and cool. The Sycamores in our valley are showing their gorgeous fall colors and we expect a little rain...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Used the lodge for a one night stay, which was the second time we had used the National Park Services. Again a comfortable room with simple facilities in a stunning setting. The main lodge building had a good restaurant and bar with good home cooking. I liked the idea of no mobile working although the internet is available. If you...

Thank Nick T
Kirkwood, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We made a 1 night stop in Big Sur to relax and "unplug" during our Highway 1 adventure. We did not have cell service or internet and we were totally fine with that! Nice clean room and very quiet. This was our second visit and we were happy again!

Thank Tami C
Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My sister and I spent two nights here. Room was nice but expensive. It must have been off season because there weren't many other visitors, but that was fine. Weather wasn't too hot. Hiking from the park was nice.

Thank Jules555
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This place has massive potential but it seems all the revenue earned from hotel stays is not being reinvested in the property. At $340 for a room it seems the management done;t care as they have pretty much a captive audience. Inseams that they did a makeover a few years ago but did not have the budget for the bathrooms...

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Parrish, Florida
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The location of this lodge is beautiful. The room we had was dirty and extremely outdated. The bed was awful and I think the pillows were about 10 years old. Spiders and dust all over the room. Due to a fire, the lodge lost power (while we were in the dining room). The staff assured us that the generator would...

3Thank Stupjansky
Weston, CT
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had a very large room for our family of three, which had a fireplace, a Cali King bed and a twin bed in the large room. A second bedroom with a Queen bed was nice for Mom, while the kids took the main room. We arrived late, so didn't see much of the property, but the front desk folks...

Thank Erin K
Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Big Sur Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and certainly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit.

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Pfeiffer State Park, Big Sur Lodge offers single, double, and family size rooms with fireplaces and kitchenettes and a myriad of wonderful outdoor activities for all travelers' needs including hiking and swimming. There is a restaurant, outdoor patio, gift store, and deli. Wedding and corporate group events/dining facilities are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Sur Lodge

Address: 47225 Highway 1, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: £277 - £313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Sur Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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“Get the room with fireplace. It will make your vacation at least 10 times better :)”
 of 5 bubbles Sopoa, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“a corner unit so you dont get the noise, and if its in the winter the real fireplace is nice”
 of 5 bubbles Internationalgotoguy, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Depends on what you want. Check out the options carefully”
 of 5 bubbles jecviner, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“For big groups, we loved cabin 8”
 of 5 bubbles Raeftch, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“be sure to ask for a room with a fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles 460jerryw, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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