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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place is magical! This place is tucked away in little forest nestled along the mountains side. It rustic and has NO TV or Wifi which adds to the rustic atmosphere of the Inn and it's peacefulness. Throughout the grounds, there are interesting and eclectic statues/artwork. There is a creek and a little hiking trail in the back. The blue...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Deetjens was the perfect getaway in Big Sur. We stayed at Creek House, which we loved. There was a beautiful creek right outside our room along with beautiful tall trees. At first, it was a little surprising to be somewhere with zero cell phone service, no television and no WIFI but I think that's why we loved it so much,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My friend recommended Deetjen's for dinner as I was staying elsewhere. When it comes to food for me less is more.Whilst the hotel is charming and the staff are very attentive the food could do with a refresh. My beef carpaccio was not carpaccio as I know it. I hear the breakfast is good...

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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...

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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...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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...

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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 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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