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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

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48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920-9538 See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4.5 Star accommodation
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All reviewsthe clothing optional poolafternoon wine and cheesealila hotelsthe outdoor patio areaglamping tentsspent the afternooninfinity hot tubperfect escapeevery staff memberamazing propertybeautiful retreatrooms are beautifulthe wood burning fireplaceenjoyed my stayroom serviceredwood treesbest of both worlds
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a memorable stay at this amazing resort! Exceeded all of our expectations! One of the most beautiful locations you could possibly find. Can’t wait to return and experience Big Sur. Accommodations were superb.

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1  Thank jduran475
Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate very much that you chose Ventana Big Sur for your 39th anniversary! I am delighted that you enjoyed the resort and the beauty of Big Sur. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kind Regard,s Gladys

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Ventana is the best mix of old and new Big Sur from the ground up. Excellent service, amenities in a pristine setting. Outdoor dining with ocean views takes your breath away! The cozy serenity of this place is unforgettable. We've stayed countless times over the...More

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Response from Melanie C, Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for providing your feedback and for being a supporter of the property over the years. We truly appreciate your choice to return over and over again and I'm thrilled your experiences have been so memorable. Thank you again, Melanie Cooke

Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about this resort is spectacular! The service, the food, the amenities, the views. The entire staff is friendly, welcoming and at your service for just about any request. I highly recommend staying at Ventana for anyone looking to relax and recharge.

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1  Thank lizapangelinan
Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 4 days ago

Thank you kindly, Liza, for your comments and taking the time to write about your stay. I am glad that you were comfortable and enjoyed the service and friendly staff. We hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Kind Regards, Gladys

Reviewed 6 days ago

Full disclosure, I came here on a work trip, but I still like to use the facilities as I would if I were visiting on a personal trip. Upon arrival, I was immediately struck by the gorgeous view. You can see almost all the way...More

Thank Eric D
Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Eric, for the kind message and for taking the time to share your experience at Ventana Big Sur. I am delighted that you enjoyed the large suite and hope you were able to relax in the hammock! I look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The most outstanding part of the experience is the top-of-the-world dining experience offered, with spectacular views, and excellent, first-rate offerings of food. The spa was lovely, though not up to the temperature one might expect. The service is excellent: certainly up to the price of...More

1  Thank MaryD5032
Response from Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila ResortResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Mary, for the kind message and for taking the time to share your experience at Ventana Big Sur. I am delighted that you enjoyed the resort and service; I will communicate your comments with the staff and look forward to welcoming you back...More

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Even when you're inside, you'll always be connected to the outdoors at Ventana Big Sur – our luxurious, rustic and inviting guestrooms are tucked among the meadows and redwoods. Ventana's 59 rooms and suites ...More are arranged around our 160-acre property in secluded groupings, offering the utmost in privacy and serenity. Constructed of sun-bleached cedar, the buildings blend harmoniously into the natural surroundings, with interiors featuring rich leathers and woods that provide a soothing, sophisticated retreat. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Adult pool
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
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Top resorts Hotels
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Top resorts Hotels
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
59
Price range
US$636 - US$2,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Ventana Inn & Spa
Also Known As
Ventana Inn And Spa
,
Ventana Hotel Big Sur
,
Ventana Resort Big Sur
,
Ventana Inn Big Sur
Location
United States > California > Big Sur
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Top resorts Hotels
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
59
Price range
US$636 - US$2,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Ventana Inn & Spa
Also Known As
Ventana Inn And Spa
,
Ventana Hotel Big Sur
,
Ventana Resort Big Sur
,
Ventana Inn Big Sur
Location
United States > California > Big Sur
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Dining (95)
Room & Suite (45)
Pool & Beach (14)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (10)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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stetaylo
18 May 2018|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
We have been to this property MANY times over the years. The new owners have now appealed to the hipster crowd. If that is you, enjoy your experience. We are disappointed with the changes to this property. It is beautiful... More
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Paul B
14 May 2018|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Solo works just fine here.
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1 February 2017|
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Response from MrJudyMac | Reviewed this property |
Didn't realize this was not an option any more. While breakfast at the main lobby was great, we really enjoy going over to the restaurant and enjoying the view. The Ventana is our Happy Place and has been for nearly 30 years.
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"Facing South is great for ocean views, North for forest."
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"The cottage (#53) is amazing with a hot tub, day bed, and hammock. It is detached from any other room."
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"Go across the street to the "other" resort"
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"Truly they are all lovely."
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