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Oct 5th, 2004, 12:29 PM
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Looking for a hotel in Big Sur. Going in April 2005 - running the Big Sur marathon AND turning 40 (all in the same weekend!). Looking for someplace nice - but hopefully not impossibly expensive.

Can you all recommend someplace that is $350 per night or less? We may spend more if you can help me justify the cost (heck, it IS my birthday!)- but I doubt we can swing more than $500.

Also - a place with a spa would be nice - will need a massage after running the race.

Thanks in advance.
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Oct 5th, 2004, 12:46 PM
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How about the Ventana Inn & Spa? We were just in Big Sur a few weeks ago. Make sure you have at least one meal at the Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn. Our dinner was outstanding!

Good luck in your marathon! ***kim***
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Oct 5th, 2004, 12:47 PM
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www.ventanainn.com is the website! Enjoy! ***kim***
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Oct 5th, 2004, 12:48 PM
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There aren't many options in Big Sur. Check out the Ventana; I've gotten good rates through their website (much lower than normal). Deetjan's is also an option, but some say it's a little too rustic.

Another option is to stay in the Carmel area, where there are several options. But that would probably mean a lot of driving.

Big Sur is a one of a kind place.
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