We chose this hotel for a 1-night stay on our drive up the Pacific Coast Highway because the views looked amazing on their website. As you approach the property, it is impressive - well landscaped and it indeed has a gorgeous view. Our room, however, was badly in need of renovation. The decor was old-fashioned and as another review mentions, the beds are labeled as being from 1992. The older quality of the room didn't bother us at first, as we were excited to be sleeping right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. This atmosphere was not ultimately able to outweigh the problems with this hotel. When we returned to the room after watching the sunset on the beach, there was a spider the size of which I had never before sitting in the middle of our bed. After my boyfriend dutifully helped the spider relocate to the outdoors, I figured this was just part of being in a place that's close to nature. Unfortunately, we got a little too close to nature as the night progressed and we realized there was an animal living in the wall between our room and the adjacent room - right next to the head of our bed! At first we thought it might be the neighbors...but with the sounds of digging, scratching and foraging, it became clear that these were not human noises. I guessed that it was probably a raccoon (or family of), but my boyfriend suggested hippopotamus, because it was really very loud. And as is the way of nocturnal things, they get more rowdy as it gets deeper into the night. So needless to say, the night terrors of the raccoon/hippo kept us from getting a very good night's sleep.
In the end, for the open-minded traveler, I wouldn't necessarily rule out this hotel. It was a pretty good value for the area at $195/night and did have a fantastic view. Just try to get a renovated room (a suite perhaps) and make sure it's on the second floor. Or you could try Tree Bones Resort - we stopped there on our way by because we had heard about their yurt-style accommodations and it looked lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ragged Point Inn, perched high on a cliff top overlooking the rugged Pacific, is the ideal place to take in the beauty and majesty of California’s Big Sur coast. Relax in one of our 39 spacious and comfortable rooms. Each come with one of the most beautiful views of the Pacific you’ll ever experience - sunrise or sunset. Enjoy fine, fresh cuisine in our award winning gourmet restaurant. Shop in our gift shop, filled with art and collectibles from local artists. Planning a wedding or special event? We have the perfect venue for that special day and can provide you with assistance in every detail. Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ragged Point Inn is one stop on picturesque Highway One that you do not want to miss. We invite you to be our guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ragged Point Hotel San Simeon
- Ragged Point Inn