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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Have returned here several times and it never disappoints. One of the things I love most are the wine/cheese happy hours each night - free for guests. Enjoy the views and the wildlife as you watch the sunset.

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Fairfax, California, United States
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and were looking for a very special location in the Big Sur area to stay for a few nights. We could not have been more happy with our choice of Ventana Inn and Spa. We stayed on property the entire time enjoying the pool, hiking the grounds, dining and spa treatments.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

On arrival, all very efficient but beware ! We were offered an upgrade from the room we had booked and were daft enough to fall for this! We were right at the back of the expansive grounds, in a lower room of a block of 6/8 rooms, very dark and just overlooking dense forest. There was a hot tub but... More 

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2 Thank nbsusie
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Have traveled the country for many years based on leisure and work obligations and Ventana Inn blew me away in all regards. Beautiful place to enjoy yourself as a couple or with friends / family! Recommend this resort without reservation...

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2 Thank Manks6
London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

If you ignore this hotel in favour of the Post Ranch Inn then you are missing out on a real treat. The Ventana may have been overshadowed by it's newer neighbour but it is still a wonderful hotel in a beautiful setting.

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3 Thank Crossed2013
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I think this is one of those either Love It or Hate It Boutique Inns. Put us in the "Love It" column. This is a very relaxed calming laid back hotel which is usually not what we are looking for at all. However, the staff gives it a real family welcoming atmosphere that completely won us over. Complimentary wine and... More 

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2 Thank rokko193
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Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

I have to admit it hurts me a little whenever I read a negative review about Ventana. Being connected to a resort family, I've stayed in many lovely boutique hideaways and Ventana is just amazing. I feel quite sorry in their stead with regards to the person who said nobody met them or showed them around. We were met immediately... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

We stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend. Firstly, the food is outstanding! The property is very pretty and has a great Big Sur feel, but there were some things we weren't crazy about. Firstly, when we arrived, no one met us in the parking lot. We were confused about where to go, but finally figured it out. No one at the... More 

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san francisco
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177 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

We love Ventana's location and facilities. There was a small problem with check-in- (wrong style room) which was no big deal. The manager called us within 10 minutes and we decided to stay in that room for the great view. They extended us a discount which was very generous. This is the key to customer service- if there is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

My husband & I stayed at this property for 4 nights in September. Book this hotel with amex platinum so you receive room upgrade (which we did) & breakfast included. Driving to this hotel is a little difficult as your gps doesn't have the best service in the area, none the less you eventually see the red sign! Checking in... More 

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

Kara E, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your experience. I am sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. I appreciate the detail of your review and will share these observations with the team. I would love to speak with you if you have the time. I can be reached directly at 831-667-4212... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • 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 Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $767 - $2,059 (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
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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“You are in the woods, do not expect rooms to have an ocean view. You can get the ocean view at the restaurant. :)”
 of 5 bubbles 651matthewj, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Sweet Suite deal is a good one. ”
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“Room 43 was amazing”
 of 5 bubbles rickbD1760QW, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great but I definitely liked having a fireplace on a rainy day.”
 of 5 bubbles 642colleenr, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very comfortable and quiet! My only request to the hotel, to live up to its water-saving objectives, would be to allow those hanging towels to hang out a little longer, rather than replacing them each day. Thanks! ”
 of 5 bubbles KimberlyH616, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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