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Sacramento, CA
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

What a strange experience we had here. Got in relatively late at night with my family and went to our 2-room family cabin.. The cabin was bare bones and very basic. Walls were pretty thin but could have been worse. Cleanliness was questionable; the heater was super dusty and my dad found a tissue behind some furniture. We found a... More 

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GSIManager, Manager at Big Sur Lodge, responded to this review

We apologize for your recent stay, Your willingness to share your experience with us is genuinely appreciated. Your comments have been reviewed by the management and appropriate action has been taken. Thank you. More 

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55 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Relatively expensive for what is essentially a comfortable cabin in the woods, esp. as space is not particularly at a premium at the site – but they have a captive market so can price high. It seems a very popular day-trip/weekend destination. My room/cabin (#36) was entirely adequate – spacious and appointed with all the necessities; and good bathroom with... More 

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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We spent 3 nights at Big Sur Lodge for our son's wedding. The cabins are spacious and up-to-date. We had a king bed with a sky light above the bed. The bathrooms are big and had a nice size shower. Outside were wild turkeys running around. The main Lodge was a short walk down the hill and offered very good... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

It's important to set the right expectations when you visit this place. $160 a night is certainly not cheap, and sure, that amount of money can get you a lot more in some cities, but this is Big Sur, and lodging is limited (and therefore) expensive here. Knowing that, you can come to appreciate what you do get- a very... More 

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Larkspur, California
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

My husband and I were here for a few days of relaxation with friends. Our room was large and comfortable although somewhat minimalistic (no tv, which was fine but the room could have used a comfortable reading chair). The hotel has spacious grounds set among beautiful redwood trees with lots of hiking trails in the area. There were turkeys wandering... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

We were very happy with our stay here. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful and the cabin was brilliant! The bed was very comfortable and the room was really spacious. There were a couple of things that could've been cleaner, but all in all it was a fabulous cabin in the most beautiful area. We had dinner in the... More 

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GSIManager, Manager at Big Sur Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, our appologies for the slow service in the restaurant. Hopefully we can see you back in Big Sur. Thank you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Took two rooms for $129 each without a fireplace and stayed for a night as a stop from LA to San Francisco. Excellent location, room was clean and spacious with a balcony. Really quiet with no TV which is good for this location, although wi-fi could have helped to keep planning our journey. I went with friends but will come... More 

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meridian, ms
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186 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We stayed here one night on the way to LA from San Francisco. The room was $159 without a fireplace. It does not have a phone or tv. The room was clean and spacious. The shower head was very low. My husband is 6"3' and he had to really bend over to get under the shower head. There is a... More 

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69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

we took the family room. 220 dollars. 60 sqm. 6 people can fit in, comfortably. Good value for what we paid. it was clean, warm. quite & pleasant. Dinner was a big surprise. excellent food with good service (may be because we were alone in the restaurant, everybody else just left). Breakfast the food was OK but the service was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Perfect location for a week in Big Sur. Close to trails, right in park. We had 5 people. Note that the largest cabins are 1 bedroom, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, and the front room is also the 2nd bedroom. So we all slept well but there was no common area to hang out other than the bedrooms. There is a... More 

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Pfeiffer State Park, Big Sur Lodge offers single, double, and family size rooms with fireplaces and kitchenettes and a myriad of wonderful outdoor activities for all travelers' needs including hiking and swimming. There is a restaurant, outdoor patio, gift store, and deli. Wedding and corporate group events/dining facilities are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Sur Lodge

Address: 47225 Highway 1, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $476 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Sur Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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“Get the room with fireplace. It will make your vacation at least 10 times better :)”
 of 5 bubbles Sopoa, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“a corner unit so you dont get the noise, and if its in the winter the real fireplace is nice”
 of 5 bubbles Internationalgotoguy, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Depends on what you want. Check out the options carefully”
 of 5 bubbles jecviner, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“For big groups, we loved cabin 8”
 of 5 bubbles Raeftch, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“be sure to ask for a room with a fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles 460jerryw, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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