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Post Ranch Inn

47900 Highway 1 | Big Sur, CA 93920
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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How it Ranks: Post Ranch Inn ranks #23 out of 5574 California Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Our Take: A pristine retreat along the Pacific, less than an hour south of Monterey in Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn is renowned for its rustic atmosphere and indulgent comfort. Guests delight in the views from their guest rooms, gazing at either rising mountains or the expansive seas. The 39 accommodations were designed for utter relaxation — you won't find TVs here, but rather wood-burning fireplaces, private hot tubs and binoculars to help you see more clearly from your personal deck. Should you need your TV fix, you can head to the library, although the inn's activities should be enough to keep you busy. When visitors are not taking advantage of the on-site amenitiesthe pool, spa, yoga classes and star-gazing excursions, to name a fewthey are appreciating the great outdoors on local hikes or watching the sun set over nearby Pfeiffer Beach. No matter how you choose to spend your day, previous visitors insist that a meal at Sierra Mar must work its way into your schedule. Chef John Cox pairs local ingredients with the inn's available wines for a meal you won't forget.

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