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“IT REALLY IS WORTH IT !!”
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Post Ranch Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“IT REALLY IS WORTH IT !!”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Add the Post Ranch Inn to your personal bucket list. It is expensive. It is out of the way. It is hard to get to..It is not a Four Seasons in luxury or quality. IT IS WORTH IT.. for the traveler that has the time and mind set to appreciate the truly exceptional nature of the property.
Plan to stay TWO nights to really get the sense of the place and the diversity of the views and weather. While the Ocean cabins are the best, trade down to a less expensive room to stay two nights if that puts the stay within the budget. The additional time spent is really worthwhile.
Go alone or with a significant other. Do not go with children. Enjoy.
While wifi is free leave the phone at home or in your car. They should ban them here.

Room Tip: You do not need a room with an ocean view to enjoy the Ranch. The restaurant, benches, walks and hot...
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La Jolla, California
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

My wife’s and my three nights at Post Ranch Inn were magical. We had an “Ocean House” room, which is a standalone structure with a forever view, and my attached picture shows just a slice. There isn’t a sign of civilization from the ocean-facing private back patios, and our third day a doe and her two fawns were feeding 20 feet from our sliding door. From the moment you arrive, it’s a “ten” service experience, beginning with complimentary French Champagne or regional wines of your choice. Check in was quick and painless. Our hike on property through the redwood groves was serene, and we had more deer sightings. The buffet breakfasts are also amazing in one of the most beautiful and romantic restaurants we have seen, which is also where lunch and dinner is served. Dinner on property, while expensive, is world class and the wine list is a blow away—it was just rated in Wine Spectator the week we arrived! All mini bar items, including daily fresh baked cookies, wine and more French Champagne, are included in the room price. We made the mistake of bringing two bottles of wine from our cellar, which we never drank! We went off site for dinner to the Big Sur Bakery, and had a day trip into Carmel—both are not to be missed. The rooms are 20 years old and rustic, with incredible wood and stone design details, and no televisions. What I didn’t understand were other Trip Advisor reviews listing Post Ranch Inn as “terrible.” If you are in the mood for an urban, active vacation with marble flooring and opulent common areas, Post Ranch Inn isn’t for you this trip. Post Ranch Inn is the place to chill, read and let your eyes and mind wander, for a romantic getaway or special occasion.

Room Tip: The ocean house rooms are worth every penny. The rooms north of the restaurant are the 20 year old...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

I read the views before coming here. It is hard to imagine unless you stay here. We stayed in one of the ocean view rooms for two nights. The entire inn is a collection of small buildings housing 1 or 2 rooms. They have the most unusual architecture. Made out of wood, stone and metal, they truly have an organic feel. The sense of serenity was unparalleled. We went on a nature walk with Dava and loved the feel of the property and she was able to give us a wonderful orientation. The fog comes up the cliff in the morning but the hotel is above it all. Feels like you are in heaven. The stars at night are not o be missed. Went to the hot tub after dinner. Truly remarkable. The staff are extremely attentive and helpful. A very magical place. Great breakfast is included as are snacks and wine in room. I'll review restaurant separately. Would return without question. Do the ocean side if you can, but would stay anywhere on property.

Room Tip: We stayed in lower room ocean view. The only downside is that you can hear the people walking above...
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Without doubt the best hotel I have ever stayed in. We incorporated PRI as part of our recent honeymoon and we were suitably taken aback by everything. Nothing is too much trouble - the staff are amazing. I mentioned to my wife that I would need to head out later and fill the car up as I'd noticed a garage down the road - the staff wouldnt hear of it - and organised it themselves. The room ( we had a tree house) was incredible, the food was gorgeous and the setting and other guests were just lovely - so relaxed and none of the loud obnoxious types you so often find in hotels in this price bracket. 10/10 for everything - book it! You won't regret it!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Bring your platinum card. Stayed in new , spacious suite. No need to worry, older suites are classics. All views are unique. Killer breakfasts.
Good massage in room. Dinners outstanding. The free Lexus tops it all!

Room Tip: Wide range to fit all BIG budgets.
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Additional Information about Post Ranch Inn

Property: Post Ranch Inn
Address: 47900 Highway 1, PO Box 219, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
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Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#1 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Family Hotel in Big Sur
Price range (per night): ₹ 62,468 - ₹ 1,58,850
Hotel Class:5 star — Post Ranch Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 39
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