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  • Fantastic service
  • Great dinner menu
  • Outstanding spa services & aestheticians
  • Beautiful scenery and hiking
  • Late check-in
  • Restaurant serves small portions
*Information was accurate at the time of publication.


This property offers something for everyone and provides just about everything a guest might need. On the grounds, you will find everything from fine dining and spa services to a business and fitness center. Often, such properties provide special services and activities specifically tailored to meet the needs of both parents and young children.

Hotel Features
Hotel Vibe: Full-service
Interests: Wine, Boutique, Waterfront, Culinary
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Post Ranch Inn
47900 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Conde Nast - 2010 Gold List World's Best Places To Stay - Top Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines
  • Travel & Leisure - 500 World's Best Hotels
  • Conde Nast - Best in the World - 2009 Reader's Choice Awards
Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, Post Ranch Inn is situated just of Hwy One.

Hotel Overview

Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, Post Ranch Inn provides the ultimate accommodations for a romantic getaway for those seeking a luxurious escape for a honeymoon, anniversary, or a relaxing vacation.

The 40 guest rooms at Post Ranch Inn offer a luxurious, romantic experience. Similar in size and appointments, each room has a unique design with either an ocean or mountain view. Each room has a king-size bed, wood-burning fireplace, indoor or outdoor spa tub, private deck, stereo, digital music system with forty-five channels, coffee & tea set-up Guests enjoy the complimentary wet bar and mini-bar with snacks, juices, and a half bottle of red and white wine Amenities include terry cloth robes, slippers, hairdryer, iron, ironing board and walking sticks. There are no televisions or alarm clocks in the guestrooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

Included in all room rates is a bountiful complimentary breakfast buffet in the award-winning Sierra Mar Restaurant. Arrangements may be for in-room delivery.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a spectacular view of the California coast, the award winning Sierra Mar Restaurant serves world-class cuisine in an awe-inspiring setting. This Big Sur restaurant features an innovative, four course, prix fixe menu, which changes daily and utilizes organic, seasonal fare. Sierra Mar offers wine selections from one of the most extensive collections in North America.

Spa & Wellness While relaxing at Post Ranch Inn, we offer the most luxurious spa treatments to help ease away tension, relax muscles, and pamper you in every way possible. Indulge yourself with a massage on your private deck or in your room... by yourself or with your partner. Relax with a facial using the finest aromatherapy and natural botanicals. Enjoy an early-morning yoga class with a private instructor in our Yurt perched beneath the Ventana Mountains. Or, warm up while in the sun at the basking pool.

Everyday Post Ranch Inn offers complimentary activities for guests. Occasionally we present seasonal and annual events for which guests plan their reservations, including whale watching, cooking classes and community events held in Big Sur. Our philosophy about the complimentary activities is casual. When you are here, we invite you to delight in a sense of luxurious self-indulgence. It's okay to decide at the last moment if you'd like to participate.

Begin the day with a deep breath and a good stretch during morning yoga. Our guides on the nature walks lead guests through the redwood and oak forest. In the evening, weather permitting, join our astronomer in gazing into infinity through an electronic telescope. Far from any city, Big Sur's night sky is a pristine marvel of starry clarity.

Amenities & Activities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Boutiques
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplace (in some rooms)
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Access
  • Mini Bar (in some rooms)
  • Non-Smoking Room (in some rooms)
  • Pool
  • Restaurant on site

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