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Ventana Inn & Spa

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome stay. My wife and I stayed here for one night during our California trip. We felt welcomed by the staff upon arrival and it never ended. Property was beautiful. Room was large with plenty of amenities. We recommend the bath house and the nature walk. We had room service for dinner and it was outstanding. When we return to...

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

Dear JCwpb83, Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us at Ventana. I am so pleased to hear Ventana was the best part of your California trip! Please join us again soon in the magic of Big Sur. Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

San Antonio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The smells, the sounds, the views. Ventana has it all. It's The only place in the states where we can actually relax. The food is incredible and we love the hiking in the area. Wine and cheese hour is fun as is breakfast in our robes. This is the perfect place to feel pampered.

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

Dear Snappucrtls, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Ventana. I am pleased to hear you felt pampered from start to finish! Please join us again soon in the beauty of Big Sur. Warm Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventana is gorgeous. The property has incredible views and Big Sur is a magical place. The staff is friendly and helpful. Only disappointment was the scheduled yoga was not acutally yoga, most of us who showed up left. Our view was up against a mountain so wasn't much of anything. The fireplace was a very nice touch! Peaceful place. Still...

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

I cannot thank you enough for your feedback and comments. The Team and I look forward to seeing you again at Ventana. We will share your comments with the rest of the property. We look forward to your return visit to Big Sur, and Ventana Inn & Spa. Sincerely, Catherine Becker General Manager

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Our trip to Ventana was wonderful! My husband and I loved our room, and the spa was so nice and relaxing. It was the perfect weekend getaway. Next time we would love to test out there camp grounds. I would highly recommend this inn & spa for anyone wanting a quite, relaxing getaway.

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

Dear Emily L, I am pleased to hear you loved your stay with us at Ventana! We have met our goals by providing a relaxing, calm, and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives. Please join us again soon at Ventana for another memorable stay! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stayed here for a night when travelling up the coast from LA to SF, we'd heard amazing things about this place and its reputation is well-deserved. Check-in process was smooth and welcoming and we took advantage of a cheese buffet and free head massage on arrival. Our room was located above reception had huge ceilings and a balcony looking out...

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

Dear Mark K, Thank you so much for reviewing you stay with us at Ventana! We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time at Ventana from start to finish! We hope to welcome you back to our beautiful property again in the near future! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Ventana was one of our stops on our California coast honeymoon. It was amazing!!!! We absolutely cannot wait to go back. The whole resort was so incredibly tranquil and relaxing. We spent most of the time hiking around the grounds, unwinding by the pool, enjoying the Japanese hot baths and complimentary cocktail hour. The room was gorgeous, also, really enjoyed...

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

Dear Allison P., Thank you for choosing to celebrate your honeymoon with us at Ventana! I am so delighted to hear you have such a memorable, tranquil, and relaxing stay with us. We have exceed our goals by providing top notch service and amenities. Please join us again in the heart of Big Sur! Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager...

Visalia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wildlife, views, hikes overall great experience! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Upon arrival the staff goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Room service was prompt and courteous.

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

Dear LuisgL6248LC, Thank you so much for your feedback about your recent visit to Ventana! We look forward to welcoming you back to Ventana for another memorable stay. Best Regards, Catherine Becker General Manager Ventana Inn & Spa

Los Angeles
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I admit I was spoiled across the street... the attention to detail is not as evident here, but that's not to say that it's not an incredible property. The rooms are bigger, but the amenities are not as nice and abundant. Breakfast and mini bar are not included, which I would have expected for the price. Food was nonetheless delicious...

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

Dear Cindy M, I am disappointed to hear we did not meet your expectations. I would love to hear further feedback at your convenience. You may contact me directly via e-mail slewis@ventanainn.com I look forward to hearing from you! Best Regards, Stephanie Lewis Guest Services Manager

Aptos, California
Reviewed 13 February 2017

No wine or champagne on arrival, breakfast buffet should be inclusive, the wine and cheese hour should have a better selection of fruit and Vegies ( we do live in an area renowned for these items) I think you'll happier returns if you keep the old standards in place. Post Ranch hasn't changed any of their standards and they are...

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

Dear Angela A., I am disappointed to hear we did not meet to expectations. I would love to hear your feedback in further detail at your convenience. You can contact my via email: slewis@ventanainn.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Stephanie Lewis Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 12 February 2017

This was our favorite place to get away and relax as a couple (we came every year). The setting and property is spectacular, everything was included, and they left you alone to enjoy. On this last visit, the vibe was very different. Breakfast was not included (and they didn't tell you about this change...just told you about the place of...

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

Dear Jlbbb, I am disappointed to hear we did not meet you expectations, I would love to hear your feedback in further detail. You may contact me via e-mail: slewis@ventanainn.com. I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience. Warm Regards, Stephanie Lewis Guest Services Manager

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 )
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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: €708 - €1,254 (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
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“It's worth splurging on a room with a fireplace, especially in the winter.”
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“Request a top floor room or you will hear everything that happens above you.”
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“fireplace rooms with ocean views are the best”
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. :)”
651matthewj, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Sweet Suite deal is a good one. ”
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