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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

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Why We Love It

  • A serene, luxurious resort for nature lovers with breathtaking ocean views
  • Two outdoor pools with Japanese hot baths -- one is clothing-optional
  • The hotel has an array of luxurious guestrooms, but also offers glamping tents on property

"Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains or Pacific Ocean" -- Forbes

Map & Directions

Ventana Big Sur is approximately an hour's drive south of Monterey.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Retreat to the Big Sur coast and find your Zen at the luxurious Ventana Big Sur, which completed a $20 million renovation in 2017. Perched 1,200 feet above the Pacific on more than 200 acres of meadows and wooded hillsides, this resort is a favorite among celebrities and regular folks looking for a luxurious locale to commune with nature.

The experience fee includes daily guided nature walks and a meditation class. The two outdoor pools (one with an infinity-edge hot tub, and one clothing-optional) are ideal for basking in the sun in the warmer months. Get centered with daily yoga or simply pull up a lawn chair and gaze at the expansive views of the Pacific.

Guest rooms are designed to bring the outdoors in with natural wood, slate floors and plenty of windows. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers and separate soaking tubs. Fireplaces, available in some rooms, add a cozy element to this coastal retreat. The hotel now also has glamping tents, a luxury camping (glamping) experience where guests can experience all of the elements of Big Sur while still enjoying all the amenities and services of the property.

The Sur House, the rustic yet elegant on-site restaurant, offers breathtaking views of  the infinite ocean and rugged coast beckon as well as the mountains, sprawling redwoods and wildlife. 

From the press:
  • “It's entirely laid-back (with blessedly little cell reception), and the first thing you notice is that you're surrounded by insanely beautiful nature" -- Conde Nast Traveler

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 1pm.

Children and additional guests: Ventana Inn is an adults-only property, children are not allowed.
Extra bed available in the Big Sur Suite only; $50 per night + tax.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Guests pay a fee of $150 per dog (with a maximum of two dogs), which includes a dog bed and water bowl in your room.

Fees: A resort fee of $55.25 (tax inclusive) applies and includes:

  • Daily Extended Continental Breakfast
  • Daily Ventana Discovery Walk
  • Daily Exercise class
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Hosted Wine & Cheese reception
  • DVD Library
  • Shuttle to restaurants in Big Sur
  • Local & 800 calls
  • Parking

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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