I was very worried that the Post Ranch might not live up to the hype. I had nothing to worry about. We booked one night in the middle butterfly room ($625) and lower butterfly room ($575) about 9 months ahead of our trip via email direct with the hotel. The booking was easy.
On arrival we we're greeted with a glass of either Champagne, orange juice or water. The staff were friendly and helpful. My husband and I stayed in the middle butterfly room and my in-laws in the lower. I was impressed that the hotel had thought to put us in separate butterfly buildings - giving us privacy.
The middle butterfly room was wonderful - spacious and yet cosy with a built log fire, we even had a tiny glimpse of the ocean from one of the windows. If you have noisy neighbours then you can hear them in the butterfly rooms but most people are very considerate. I would recommend the Butterfly houses even though they are not on the cliff with the amazing sea views. There are so many private seating areas to soak in the magic Big Sur views. However, next time i will be confident to spend a little more to have an ocean view as I am certain it will not disappoint.
One of the things that delighted us is all the extra touches - for example, they provide a free stainless steel water bottle to use while you're there and to keep, the fridge is packed with goodies that are included everything from juices, cheese, crackers, water, chocolate, nuts to wine and cookies. You are even given some californian poppy seeds as a keepsake.
They really have thought of everything. The bed was very comfortable, the views are of course unbelievable and the grounds and flowers are like a slice of heaven. The cliff edge pools are open 24/7 and we took the opportunity to see the sunrise from one - amazingly we were alone. This is another great thing, the accommodation was all booked on the night we stayed yet the place did not feel in anyway busy which added to the relaxation.
We ate in the restaurant on the evening and the food was super. Breakfast was the best we had on a 19 night trip to the USA. We ate outside on the terrace.
We were so sorry we hadn't booked for longer. We plan to return. Thank you for a great stay!
- Also Known As:
- Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
- Post Hotel Big Sur
- Post Big Sur