This was my 3rd stay at Deetjen's. Nothing has changed over the years, and I pray it never does. We were so fortunate to have perfect weather. Morning walks on the beaches were breath-taking, and the ocean waters off the Julia Pfeiffer Burns trail were deep turquoise. Our room was rustic and cozy. And you must love rustic to fully appreciate Deetjen's. It's the epitome of coastal California bohemia, circa 1960, with lots of candlelight, dark wood interiors, elegant objets d'art, paintings, pots of dried flowers, and exotic china on display. The bed was comfortable, and the cool night air made for great sleeping. We woke in the morning and found a table next to the wood fire in Deetjen's dining room. Got ourselves some hot coffee as classical music played. Breakfast was delicious and very reasonably priced. Our dinner the night before of roasted duck and crispy zucchini fritters was excellent. The staff was warm, friendly, and completely informal. I've traveled extensively in Europe and the USA, but there's nowhere like this place.
It's transporting. It's just awesome.
- Also Known As:
- Deetjen`s Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
- Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
- Deetjens Big Sur Inn