The Central Coast Hotels


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  • Big Sur
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  • Secluded
  • Nature trails everywhere
  • Rates include daily guided hike, yoga, wine and cheese hour


  • Expensive
  • Some rooms lack an ocean view

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Hundreds of celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to Sir Anthony Hopkins, have escaped to Ventana, a romantic resort on 243 tranquil acres 1,200 feet above the Pacific. The activities here are purposely limited. You can sunbathe (one of the pools is clothing-optional), walk in the nearby hills, or pamper yourself with mind-and-body treatments at the Spa at Ventana or in your own private quarters. All rooms have walls of natural wood and cool tile floors; some have private hot tubs on their patios.

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Hwy. 1, almost 1 mile south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California, 93920, United States

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831-667–2331; 800-628–6500

Hotel Details:

  • 28 rooms, 31 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 07/06/2016

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