We stayed here as part of our honeymoon. We hadn't booked anywhere in the Big Sur as we wanted to check the area out and see what took our fancy. This hotel took our breath away - my only regret is that we could only stay one night.
We arrived at around 5pm and Jessica at reception offered to let us see a variety of rooms and explained the different rates. As I work in the travel industry it was great to have a nose around and see the rooms - I would have loved to stay in the suite with it's own outdoor hot tub but alas our budget wouldn't stretch to it.
We opted for room 20 which was lovely - it was so nice that we only had a quick (but very nice) dinner in the restuarant so that we could go back to the room and light the fire!
I loved everything about the hotel - the glass of wine we were given when checking in, Jessica on reception was a star, the late check out, the complimentary morning walk....
I had spent a lot of time planning our honeymoon - researching hotels before booking them and making sure they were what we wanted. There were only two destinations which we did not plan at all - Monterey and Big Sur. On both occasions we were lucky - our hotel (the Intercontinental) in Monterey was nice but the Ventana was the handsdown winner of the trip for a luxury hotel. One of the only hotels that I didn't plan turned out to be a lucky find.
I rarely want to return to a location - but do hope to someday to go back and stay longer. It's a great place to unwind or have a romantic get away.
- 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