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Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We LOVE Ventana, love the rooms, service, wine and cheese reception and the spa is FANTASTIC. The only place where there is room for improvement is the restaurant. The food was not fresh and the tastes were just not what you'd expect from a resort like this. The restaurant at Post Ranch was phenomenal and Nepenthe is another great spot...

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Salinas, California
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Spent only one night but it was one of my most memorable birthdays ever. I laid on the hammock, enjoyed the cheese & crackers then had dinner at the Ventana Restaurant. I love the tranquility of Ventana. This was my 2nd stay at Ventana and will come again.

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Thank cheri676
Reviewed 2 May 2015

The wine reception is always a welcome and welcoming first taste of the property. The restaurant was quite good for dinner. The breakfast seemed fully staffed, but woefully under-serviced, inattentive and unprofessional.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

We spent a most relaxing and wonderful 4 days at the Ventana and couldn't have enjoyed it more. We took a lot of beautiful walks, hung out by the pool, got a couple of massages and had many delicious meals. Can't wait to go back!

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China
Reviewed 1 May 2015

The sprawling grounds of this nature retreat is well worth the drive to get here. The good: Food at the restaurant is really good; it fills right up so make reservations! Pathways and nature walks are a great relaxing way to take in the scenery without getting too sweaty. Look for the towering redwoods enroute from your room to breakfast....

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Thank LilyChina
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I am a big fan of all JV hotels and I didn't want to leave at all. It's truly a magical place nestled deep within Big Sur. The food was incredible along with the staff and our room. Overall Ventana is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed at amongst all my travels.

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

Dear Angelica v., We are ecstatic to receive such positive feedback in regards to your recent trip to the Ventana Inn & Spa. We are pleased you were able to enjoy the beauty and magic of Big Sur. We look forward to helping you unwind in the near future, and we truly value your genuine comments. Stephen Johnson General Manager...

Reviewed 28 April 2015

Pros: 1. This resort takes advantage of the rural nature of Highway 1. Don’t miss the 10-15 minute mini walking trail to the restaurant located on top of the hill. After your meal you can walk back to where you start, or take the golf cart-like shuttle provided by the staff. I could see that water downstreams are supposed to...

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1Thank Ben C
Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This review is based on two visits to The Ventana Inn, one in March 2015 for two nights and one in April for three nights. My first visit prompted a rave review (since deleted), but my second visit was most disappointing, and I left angry about a deceptive charge I misunderstood on my first visit. Regretfully, my second visit is...

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Sandy Eggo
Reviewed 27 April 2015

The only downside of Ventana is that you will likely not want to leave or do anything other than be happy and relaxed when you get back home. Amazing service, food and accommodations. My wife and I stayed for a long weekend for my birthday/our "babymoon" and couldn't have been happier. Normally when we go to Big Sur we have...

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Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Great stay - we were met with a bottle of champagne on ice! Very quiet room, great breakfast, dinner and wine tasting from 4-5pm. Also enjoyed a hike on the property on Sunday morning! We'll definitely be back just because...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • 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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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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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: ₹ 40,974 - ₹ 90,522 (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
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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“It's worth splurging on a room with a fireplace, especially in the winter.”
 of 5 bubbles 984amyl, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a top floor room or you will hear everything that happens above you.”
 of 5 bubbles jamesl845, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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