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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

So over priced, you are paying for the location. Staff are not as friendly as other places on the Big Sur (we arrived early, not to check in but just to ask if we could check in much later...guy on the front desk could hardly be bothered to talked to us, even though we were paying £300 for a 1...

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Monte Carlo
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed two nights in September 2016. Accommodation is on both sides of Highway 1 at this charming, old fashioned retro charm inn. We stayed on the opposite side of the road of the main complex, a non-river side room. The string of a dozen rooms across the road has has a motel feel to it, all of them at...

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Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I wanted to like this more but really though it was clean and functional, and had a porch I felt it was expensive, noisy (right on the main road) and quite ordinary. Shame really but the bathroom was small, dark and had a lack of hot water. No breakfast was served, given the price this was poor. if it wasn't...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

When I checked in they didn't have my reservation which I don't know if it was booking.com or the motel who made the error. Fortunately/unfortunately they had one room available. It was quite pricey. There is no cell phone service there and while they do have wifi it is extremely weak. We missed seeing the sunset but if you drive...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here after our car broke down around 100 yards away and we had to wait for a tow truck. Due to being overseas visitors and lack of cell service at the big sur we asked to use the phones which originally we were told to use the payphone but after much back and forth with the hire company...

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay here we just ate at the restaurant. The food was pricey but nice big portions and the setting is beautiful. Service is laid back so dont stop here in a rush. The cocktails are not very nice, we tried 2 generic failsafe ones and didn't like either. Dessert was beautiful. A bit of a mixed bag but...

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Newburgh,IN
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

After driving down the Hwy 1 coast there was no more welcome sight that this quaint restaurant situated on the river. We were seated outside under a giant redwood and enjoyed a great meal of ribs and salmon. Attentive servers and comfortable seating. Recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Unusual find- a lush oasis on the road trip- a river with armchairs in the river so you can sit and imbibe or read the newspapers or a book with your feet IN THE river under beautiful trees overhanging on the banks of the River. They have cabins to stay in and one of our group stayed here 30 years...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very comfortable stay in the beautiful Big Sur area. Nice straightforward bar and restaurant. Guests here are a captive audience which shows in the prices and sometimes the attitudes. But it's a gorgeous part of the world, and everything did the job well

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Didnt have reservation and arrived late so we got a good deal on a room. The room was huge and very cozy. Its very cabin like and everything is so quiet and romantic. The lake next to the restaurant was very peaceful and beautiful surroundings. People have been complaining about hearing to much traffic but we did not notice that...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Big Sur River Inn

Address: 46840 Highway One, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $579 - $611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Sur River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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