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Sonoma, California
Reviewed 21 April 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the property of Ventana, i.e. the room accommodation, the nature trails and the restaurant outdoor venue. The location also provided easy access north and south along the coast line. Would highly recommend a drive south on Hwy 1 to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park where there are two great hiking trails with beautiful views!...

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Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Excellent facility grounds, excellent food at restaurant and bar, Spa was great, including facility and personnel. Mountain view rooms may be better than oceanside. Very relaxing overall, we both felt great and will return!

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 April 2015

we chose to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary here, one of our favorite places! We stayed in Madrone house, where the suites are still warmly woodcovered. Everything in this resort is designed to provide a feeling of happy serenity, and it did just that, from the views over the ocean and the high hills, to the wood burning fireplace, the...

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maryland
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Very spacious rooms; helpful and friendly staff; well-maintained property. Spa service area is very small, and services hit or miss. Staff friendly, but the quality of spa service does not quite match the other areas of the property. The pool areas appear a bit dated, but well maintained. The entire place appears to be so well planned that it does...

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Reviewed 20 April 2015

We came here on our trip around the world to share 2 days with some of our best friends from home who came here to meet us and to share some days with us driving the highway number1 down south. We felt like beeing in Paradies at the Ventana Inn. A place that's filled with tranquillity, peace, pure nature and...

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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

My adult daughter and I stayed at Ventana for two nights on our road trip up the coast. It was the big splurge of our trip and we enjoyed everything - the room was beautiful, spacious and comfortable; the staff was more than helpful at every turn; the wine and cheese in the evening was excellent; the hot tub and...

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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We have been to Ventana many times and have always loved it. This time we actually stayed on the grounds more than we have in the past and found the peacefulness and beauty very relaxing. We have always stayed only one night but I told the front desk next time we are going to stay two. If you have never...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Beautiful bottle of champagne waiting in our room to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Many nice touches during our stay including a lovely hike around the perimeter of the property with a glen of old redwoods . Looking forward to a return soon!

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Elegant, luxurious, spacious accommodations; staff immediately handles any specific requests and we were welcomed with a bottle of champagne. Ours was a fireplace room with hot tub on the deck. Beautiful grounds with lovely hiking paths, including the one leading to the restaurant. Breakfast is included and it is more than adequate and quite delicious. We were a bit disappointed...

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Saratoga, California
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We recently stayed at Ventana for the second time. We really enjoyed it once again. It's first class. Really nice rooms, private balcony, view out to the ocean. Took advantage of the free shuttle to a couple nearby restaurants. The walk through the woods to the restaurant is lovely, and the view from the restaurant is outstanding. We plan to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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: $682 - $1,507 (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 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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“fireplace rooms with ocean views are the best”
 of 5 bubbles 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. :)”
 of 5 bubbles 651matthewj, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Sweet Suite deal is a good one. ”
 of 5 bubbles carlheir, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“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
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