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Ventana Inn & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I am a big fan of all JV hotels and I didn't want to leave at all. It's truly a magical place nestled deep within Big Sur. The food was incredible along with the staff and our room. Overall Ventana is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed at amongst all my travels.

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Dear Angelica v., We are ecstatic to receive such positive feedback in regards to your recent trip to the Ventana Inn & Spa. We are pleased you were able to enjoy the beauty and magic of Big Sur. We look forward to helping you unwind in the near future, and we truly value your genuine comments. Stephen Johnson General Manager...

Reviewed 28 April 2015

Pros: 1. This resort takes advantage of the rural nature of Highway 1. Don’t miss the 10-15 minute mini walking trail to the restaurant located on top of the hill. After your meal you can walk back to where you start, or take the golf cart-like shuttle provided by the staff. I could see that water downstreams are supposed to...

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Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This review is based on two visits to The Ventana Inn, one in March 2015 for two nights and one in April for three nights. My first visit prompted a rave review (since deleted), but my second visit was most disappointing, and I left angry about a deceptive charge I misunderstood on my first visit. Regretfully, my second visit is...

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Sandy Eggo
Reviewed 27 April 2015

The only downside of Ventana is that you will likely not want to leave or do anything other than be happy and relaxed when you get back home. Amazing service, food and accommodations. My wife and I stayed for a long weekend for my birthday/our "babymoon" and couldn't have been happier. Normally when we go to Big Sur we have...

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Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Great stay - we were met with a bottle of champagne on ice! Very quiet room, great breakfast, dinner and wine tasting from 4-5pm. Also enjoyed a hike on the property on Sunday morning! We'll definitely be back just because...

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Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here, and while I understand all accommodation in Big Sur is expensive, I still expected slightly more from this place for the money spent. It's extremely pleasant and comfortable with excellent service but not quite as luxurious as I was expecting for the price paid.

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Moraga, California
Reviewed 26 April 2015

The best place for a wedding anniversary. We have stayed at Ventana several times. One of our very special places is Point Lobos; we hike and see the beautiful coast, birds, and harbor seals and their new born pups. The Ventana Inn restaurant has wonderful dinners and a great view. David Ravinsky

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california
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Celebrating my husband's 70th birthday and it was wonderful. Lucky with the weather, room was really great with view of the ocean (which we highly recommend) and balcony, very comfortable. Breakfast, dinner and lunch. Lovely grounds for strolling. Nice walk from room to restaurant. Very happy with our choice.

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We stay at Ventana every spring for our anniversary, and look forward to it all year. Every room seems to have a view. Ours faced the mountains and sitting on the balcony felt like being in a tree house. The 4PM wine and cheese event (included in the price) is a lovely thing. The luxurious breakfast (also included) at their...

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Ventana is one of my favorite resorts. However, upon returning after a few years, I discovered that the excellence of this resort is suffering from a lack of attention to detail. It's certainly not at the level of other top tier resorts in terms of personal attention and level of service. First and foremost, it was rare for a staff...

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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
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 93920-9538
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: €610 - €1,199 (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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“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. ”
carlheir, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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