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Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Hotels

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

  • Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

    Post Ranch Inn

Pros

  • World-class resort
  • Spectacular views
  • Gorgeous property with hiking trails

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Austere design
  • Not a good choice if heights scare you

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

This luxurious retreat, designed exclusively for adult getaways, has remarkably environmentally conscious architecture. The redwood guesthouses, all of which have views of the sea or the mountains, blend almost invisibly into a wooded cliff 1,200 feet above the ocean. Each unit has its own fireplace, stereo, and private decks. On-site activities include everything from yoga to stargazing.

Hotel Award Winner | 2011

Hotel Information

Address:

Hwy. 1, 1½ miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California, 93920, USA

Phone:

831-667–2200; 888-524–4787

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 39 units
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/04/2014

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May 3, 2010

Post Ranch Inn Review

As a bon voyage to the West Coast we decided to splurge and spend two nights at Post Ranch. Loved every minute of it! Pros: location, beautiful rooms, excellent service, privacy, stocked mini-fridge, amenities. You can sunbathe al fresco on your private patio because of the architecture of the property. Each unit (that I'm aware of) has its own hot tub (small but does the job). Delicious breakfast buffet that's included in the cost- awesome bread

pudding. Dinner is not included and is pricey but very good. We went to another restaurant one night and someone from the staff drove us and picked us up when we were finished. Cons: Pricey (depending on your financial status).

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Feb 24, 2006

One of the Best Resorts in the World

No kidding, I've been to some of the best hotels around the world and Post Ranch Inn is in the top 5! It is a terrifying drive up Highway 1 to get there from Los Angeles but it is well worth it (hint: next time, we will drive south.) The lush landscape, breathtaking views, and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired dwellings all combine for the most incredible experience. The staff are so friendly and engaging. That friendliness rubs off on the guests --

we all seemed thrilled to be there and happy to share our good mood with each other (saying hello at breakfast, chatting during hikes around the property, and stargazing on the deck at night.) There was even a known celebrity among us who was as engaged as the rest. If you are looking for an experience of a lifetime, go to Post Ranch Inn. If the rating went higher, this one would get all 10s.

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May 14, 2005

Nirvanatic luxury

Everything is perfect. Don't ask, just pay the price and go there...you'll be ecstatic and nirvanatic immediately!

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