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Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn


Photo: Kodiak Greenwood/Courtesy of Post Ranch Inn

47900 Hwy. 1
Big Sur, CA, 93920, United States
TEL: (831) 667-2200
TEL: (888) 524-4787

The hotel opened in 1992 and is made up entirely of small buildings set on a ridge high above the Pacific. In 2008 Post Ranch added 10 new sculptural structures, spiraling Pacific Suites, cantilevered Peak Houses, and Richard Serra-esque Cliff houses clad in torques of rusted steel. Staying in a Pacific Suite, wherever you stand you are exposed to the ocean and the sky but unseen by other guests. Even the tiled bath, big enough for two, has a commanding vista, and a floor-to-ceiling window that opens to let in Pacific breezes. The walls are paneled in redwood salvaged from old wine barrels and sheet metal art adorns the bathroom. Sierra Mar, the hotel restaurant will pack you a lunch to take down the Pacific Coast Highway in a Lexus convertible that guests can borrow for free. The mini-bar is complimentary, so take advantage on your balcony overlooking the ocean.

No guests under 18.

Room to Book:

Mountain House rooms have views of the Santa Lucia mountain peaks from the bed, couch, tub, and terrace.

Insider Tip:

Weather permitting, join the resident amateur astronomer in a star-gazing session.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Inn
  • Spa

Number of Rooms: 39

Number of Suites: 2 houses

Year Opened: 1992



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