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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place may not be for everyone but if it's for you there is no going anywhere else when in Big Sur. This inn does not have Wifi, TV or any cell phone service... but outside those "necessities" this place has everything a person could want or need and more to really connect to Big Sur. We stayed in the...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

As with most places in Big Sur Deetjens doesn't offer much from the road. It is most definitely worth a stop. The restaurant was charming and authentic and the food was good. Definitely a great cross between locals and tourists. Take a walk around the grounds and see the babbling brook.

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have stayed here for at least two nights each of the four times I have been in Big Sur. Nothing has changed probably since 1930. Yes, the walls are thin repaired with wine corks, bathrooms small and dark, you can hear your neighbor's thoughts. But Deetjens is part of the Big Sur experience, rather than a roadside inn, it...

2Thank Bothercollie
San Clemente, California
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My all time favorite historic inn ever! Love this property! If my husband asked if I wanted to stay at Deetjen's, Post Ranch, or Ventana in Big Sur I would always say Deetjen's! Our Fireplace room was so charming, and loved the sun patio for Happy Hour off our room. No cell service, no TV's, no computers, no wifi! Love...

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Room was fine and clean. Walls were paper thin. Someone on the other side of the wall was snoring non stop morning, noon and night. Deetjens should not be a place for lodging. It is old. Should be shops and restaurant. For the prices they charge it is bad. No amenities except your room. Can't they atleast throw in a...

2Thank KCMad
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Beautiful setting. The food in the restaurant was very good, until I tried the accompanying onion relish. Be forewarned, this little side crock of stuff is AWFULly hot! The wait person did get me some milk, though she seemed unconcerned. It ruined the meal. Then I had the worst nights sleep I can remember. I was thinking my age was...

2Thank jwfornow
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Must do when you drive through Bigg sure. Romantic looking cabin. The writer henry miller just to come here. Always inspiring to visit a revolutionary hide out. The food is good but the ambiance makes it better. If you go there pay good attention at the interior. Very classic. Feels like the deetjens's can walk true door and tell you...

Thank Iris S
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in the treehouse room "Chateau Fiasco". Adjectives I would use to describe are: magical, unique, beautiful, comfortable, rustic, quirky, fabulous, relaxing and romantic!This place is not for those who need to be plugged in 24/7. No wifi, phone reception, or TV! Perfect for a getaway from it all experience. Cannot wait to go back. Definitely feel...

Thank heather02359
Reviewed 30 June 2016

First of all let me mention we did "not" stay here, we just ate here. This establishment is in the most beautiful setting we were not able to pass it up. I could have stayed on the grounds here walking around and just enjoying the serenity of it all day. The restaurant had so much character and charm you feel...

1Thank DeneMiles
Oakland, CA
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I've been going to Deetjen's a couple times a year for over 30 years. It is still a lovely step back in time, when life was slower, and you could take time to enjoy the redwood forest, the charming rooms, and the friendly staff. Yes, it's rustic, but if that's what you are looking for, this is the definition! The...

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Additional Information about Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: €103 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Deetjen`s Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
Deetjens Big Sur Inn
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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