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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Return visit to enjoy Big Sur and celebrate my Birthday. Front desk show genuine interest to make certain your stay is exceptional. Kudos to Amanda among others. Among the many positives, we signed up for the photography hike with Alfonso. He is multitalented with an excellent understanding of photography and ability to communicate that knowledge. Fantastic-we learned more practical tips that have stepped up the quality of our shots and editing.

Go here for the spa experience, pampering and the great restaurant, but there are other less pricey lodgings with better views.

My girlfriend's birthday weekend required a getaway. The place needed to be a stress reducer. This was the place. It was quiet and secluded. The scenery was beautiful and the amenities were top notch.

Ventana was an absolutely fantastic stay. Perfectly located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. We hiked, sun bathed, dined on spectacular cuisine, and hottubbed.

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights when we visited Big Sur. The room was nice but small for over $700 a night. The property was beautiful, and had a nice walking path around it. The views were okay, but we could only see the ocean in the far distance over the tips of trees. The pools, wine happy hour and restaurant were lovely. My biggest complaint is that the resort was difficult to maneuver. The restaurant was .5 miles from our room, they have shuttles that took us around but then you had to tip, also turn down service and many other "service" perks that seemed to require a tip. Plan to have $5-20 in small bills with you to tip throughout the visit.

true escape! nice yoga class, pools, walks in area, restaurant

What can I say, amazing hotel with a beautiful romantic setting. Their basic rooms are less than you'd expect for the price. If your planning on going there regardless, make sure you spend the extra on an upgrade. You'll be disappointed if you don't.

Super friendly and helpful staff. We got the Sip and Savor Package, in which dinner and wine is included with your nightly rate. However, the wines left a lot to be desired. The rooms were great, the pools were relaxing, and the Japanese baths were amazing.

Wonderful !!!!!

Heaven on earth. I have been coming here for years and it does not get any better than this. No children or pets. Very very quiet. Gardens are special. Good hiking trails, lots of wildlife. The restaurant is the only negative BUT they have free breakfasts with lodging and great wine and cheese tasting.

48123 Highway One Big Sur CA

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a leisurely stroll of Big Sur Spirit Garden, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - 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 McWay Falls and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.


Dining

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. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - 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 Big Sur, an Alila Resort - 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.

Room options

Big Sur Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Big Sur Spa Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Pacific House Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite, Hot Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Ventana Big Sur

Everyone (2) Couples (6) Family (1) Other (1)
5

staff made our stay unforgettable.

Everyone
Bixby

Return visit to enjoy Big Sur and celebrate my Birthday. Front desk show genuine interest to make certain your stay is exceptional. Kudos to Amanda among others. Among the many positives, we signed up for the photography hike with Alfonso. He is multitalented with an excellent understanding of photography and ability to communicate that knowledge. Fantastic-we learned more practical tips that have stepped up the quality of our shots and editing.

By , from Longboat Key, FL on Jun 23, 2016

3

spa resort near the ocean

Everyone

Go here for the spa experience, pampering and the great restaurant, but there are other less pricey lodgings with better views.

By , from Nor Cal on May 30, 2016

5

great romantic getaway

Couples

My girlfriend's birthday weekend required a getaway. The place needed to be a stress reducer. This was the place. It was quiet and secluded. The scenery was beautiful and the amenities were top notch.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

inspiring stay

Couples

Ventana was an absolutely fantastic stay. Perfectly located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. We hiked, sun bathed, dined on spectacular cuisine, and hottubbed.

By on Mar 19, 2015

3

beautiful getaway- bring cash tips

Couples

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights when we visited Big Sur. The room was nice but small for over $700 a night. The property was beautiful, and had a nice walking path around it. The views were okay, but we could only see the ocean in the far distance over the tips of trees. The pools, wine happy hour and restaurant were lovely. My biggest complaint is that the resort was difficult to maneuver. The restaurant was .5 miles from our room, they have shuttles that took us around but then you had to tip, also turn down service and many other "service" perks that seemed to require a tip. Plan to have $5-20 in small bills with you to tip throughout the visit.

By on Aug 15, 2014

4

beautiful location;very relaxing

Families

true escape! nice yoga class, pools, walks in area, restaurant

By on Jan 23, 2014

4

ventana inn big sur

Couples

What can I say, amazing hotel with a beautiful romantic setting. Their basic rooms are less than you'd expect for the price. If your planning on going there regardless, make sure you spend the extra on an upgrade. You'll be disappointed if you don't.

By on Dec 8, 2010

4

great staff, shockingly bad wine.

Couples

Super friendly and helpful staff. We got the Sip and Savor Package, in which dinner and wine is included with your nightly rate. However, the wines left a lot to be desired. The rooms were great, the pools were relaxing, and the Japanese baths were amazing.

By on Oct 15, 2010

5

awesome experience/ total luxury

Couples

Wonderful !!!!!

By on Aug 3, 2010

5

ventana inn big sur

Singles

Heaven on earth. I have been coming here for years and it does not get any better than this. No children or pets. Very very quiet. Gardens are special. Good hiking trails, lots of wildlife. The restaurant is the only negative BUT they have free breakfasts with lodging and great wine and cheese tasting.

By on Mar 31, 2010