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Located within a leisurely stroll of Big Sur Spirit Garden, Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only is within a few miles (5 km) of Big Sur Station. This 60-room, 4.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and a restaurant. Also nearby are Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Pfeiffer Beach.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only's 60 air-conditioned rooms provide patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Other amenities include free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes.

Property features

Guests of Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center.


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only

48123 Highway One Big Sur CA 93920

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only is an adults-only resort that features 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, and a fitness center. The resort offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measure 8,403 square feet (756 square meters). This luxury resort also offers a library, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden. A complimentary area shuttle within 10 miles (16 kilometers) is available for guests. Complimentary self-parking. A total renovation of this property was completed in October 2010.

Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only is a smoke-free property.

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Garden 
  • Restaurant 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8403 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 756 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 60 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes and hair dryers.

This Big Sur resort provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Room service 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.

The Restaurant at Ventana - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum guest age is 18

Caters to adults only

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Hotel Name

  • Ventana Inn JdV Hotel Adults
  • Ventana JdV Adults Big Sur
  • Ventana JdV Adults
  • Ventana Inn Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Ventana Inn Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel Big Sur
  • Ventana Joie de Vivre Boutique
  • Ventana Joie de Vivre Boutique Big Sur
  • Ventana Inn JdV Hotel Adults Big Sur

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Ventana Inn and Spa - Adults Only is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500.

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