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5.0

Coachman's Inn

Nice Upgrade from Where We Usually Stay in Carmel

We try to spend a few days in Carmel every few years, and usually stay at a more downscale hotel. We decided to spurge this year, and Coachman's Inn was a great choice. The location is right in the center of things, yet it was quite on the street. There was always coffee available in the lobby. There was a happy hour with wine and nice snacks in the late afternoon, and the advertised "continental breakfast" was really quite complete -- each day there were eggs, cereal, french toast (in the shape of hearts on Valentine's Day), yogurt, fruit, pastries. A few little things might put people off. Their check-in isn't until 4PM (although they let us in the room when we arrived about 3:30PM). they make you sign a number of pledges not to do things that you shouldn't do in any hotel, but I've never seen a contract like this on check-in elsewhere. There are 30 rooms but only 21 (I think) parking spots. We found one of them, but we were told that there is a free public parking lot a block away (true), and that people can always find a spot there if needed.

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2 months ago

3.0

Bay Park Hotel

just okay

nothing special worth mentioning, though you can tell that the hotel is doing it's best to be better - comfortable beds and linen, clean towels and the rooms are clean though dated. the negative comment I have is poor internet, i was not able to connect to their wifi in my entire stay. i will go back to this hotel if their rate/night is competitively low.

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1 month ago

5.0

Ragged Point Inn and Resort

spectacar location

Setting on the bluffs above Pacific Ocean on the rugged Hwy 1 coast highway provides hiking and scenic views. Food was excellent.

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8 months ago

4.0

Mariposa Inn & Suites

Great place for children.

The enclosed patios on the first level were great for the kids. Great place for families.

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1 week ago

Planning a Trip to Big Sur

Big Sur covers a stunning 90-mile stretch of California coastline. With its numerous state parks, towering cliffs and panoramic ocean views, Big Sur is the ideal spot for outdoor adventure. With Orbitz.com, you can book Big Sur hotels and find special deals on rental cars for your trip.

North Big Sur

The northern end of Big Sur offers a quiet, relaxing retreat. There are no towns here, so you can see the stars after dark and enjoy the feeling of isolation. The area offers easy access to a number of state parks, including the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Andrew Molera State Park. Each park has clearly marked trails and rangers who can provide maps and hiking advice for the local area. One of the most luxurious accommodation options in the northern part of Big Sur is the Ventana Inn Spa Big Sur. This luxury resort is perched in the hills near the Pacific Ocean and offers easy access to the shoreline and the surrounding forests. The hotel’s décor scheme celebrates the natural surroundings, using wood and exposed beams to create the feeling of a remote mountain lodge. Rooms are beautifully appointed with comfortable furniture, and many feature private patios overlooking the forest and hills. With two outdoor pools, a sauna, Japanese hot baths and extensive sun decks, you will find no shortage of space to relax in the sun. The onsite spa offers relaxing treatments, and the onsite restaurant serves meals prepared with local, sustainable ingredients. Rooms start at $565 per night, and you can call the hotel for more details at (800) 628-6500. A few miles away is the unforgettable Post Ranch Inn, which sits on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. With its unique architecture and remarkable views, this hotel provides the ultimate in Big Sur luxury. Each room is designed to blend in with the natural setting and offers a private entrance and a private terrace. You can choose from one of the 39 guest rooms or two private houses. The hotel offers a spa and gourmet restaurant to cater to guests’ every need. Rates average $675 per night. Call the hotel to learn more at (888) 524-4787.

South Big Sur

The southern end of Big Sur is a secluded, beautiful area that offers unparalleled hiking opportunities. Whether you are interested in a casual stroll or a challenging day hike, you’ll find something to suit your needs. Here, towering redwood trees stand next to a tumbling river, and the rugged coastline offers an endless supply of photographic opportunities. One of the most comfortable places to stay is the Big Sur Lodge, which offers rustic-style rooms in a stunning natural environment. The lodge has 61 rooms, each with a private deck. During your stay, you can watch wildlife from your porch, take one of the hiking trails near the hotel or shop for souvenirs in the onsite store. Rates start at $199 per night; call the hotel for more information at (831) 667-2025.

Experience Big Sur

Whether you are visiting Big Sur for an outdoor-oriented vacation or you just want to get away from it all for a weekend, the area is certain to be a delight. The stunning scenery and remote location create a relaxing retreat. When you book with Orbitz.com, you can find deals on the best Big Sur hotels and on tickets to local attractions.