Big Sur hotels

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Big Sur
Aug 10 — Aug 112
Big Sur
Wed 8/10
Thu 8/11

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 28% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 524% rise in price.
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Best Big Sur hotels

Most recommended Big Sur hotels

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Big Sur Lodge - Big Sur - Bedroom
Big Sur Lodge
7.8 Good
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only - Big Sur - Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Post Ranch Inn
10 Excellent
Free Wi-Fi
Big Sur River Inn
7.8 Good
Free Wi-Fi

When to book a hotel in Big Sur

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Top tips for finding Big Sur hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Big Sur, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Big Sur in August and July.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Big Sur if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Big Sur accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Big Sur found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $306, while the most expensive was $541.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Big Sur for 4 days.
  • Big Sur has long been famous as a retreat where visitors can escape from regular life. The 4-star adults-only resort Ventana Big Sur is just the place for that. At Ventana Big Sur visitors can enjoy access to a spa, pool and a fitness center. It is also only 3.8 miles from Pfeiffer Beach which is one of the only publicly accessible beaches in Big Sur.
  • Looking for luxury hotels in Big Sur? Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley is sure to please. The lodge features amenities like a pool, spa and a tennis court. It is also just 5 miles down the road from Folktale Winery & Vineyards which is one of many local vineyards.
  • Planning on visiting the scenic McWay Falls during your time in Big Sur? If so, you will be best off looking for a hotel right on the coast, preferably in Loma Vista or in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park as they are the closest areas to the waterfall.
  • If a budget hotel is more what you had in mind for your trip to Big Sur, then your best bet is to check out the hotels in the Carmel Valley just north of Big Sur. Budget hotels in Carmel Valley include Hidden Valley Inn and Blue Sky Lodge.
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is one of the largest state parks in the area and is also the center of the action in Big Sur. Visitors who want to be as close as possible to the state park may want to consider staying at the Big Sur Lodge. It is located right inside the park offering the easiest access to the park’s interior.

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