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Low Season January
High Season August
  Average price (weeknight): $1006
  Average price (weekend night): $1427

cheapest month to stay

65%

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most expensive time to stay

6%

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Top tips for finding the perfect Big Sur hotel

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.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Big Sur

How much is a cheap hotel in Big Sur?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Big Sur for as cheap as $195 in the last 3 days. The average price is $1135.
How can I find hotels near me?
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What hotels in Big Sur offer coastline views?
The dramatic coastline in Big Sur is one of its most famous draws and often visitors will simply drive along Highway 1 just to take in the views. However, if you are looking to enjoy the ocean views right from your hotel room, then the Post Ranch Inn is a great option. Post Ranch Inn is perched right above the beach with views available from throughout the property.
Where is best to stay for restaurants and dining?
Much of Big Sur is undeveloped as it is one of the least-developed areas in the contiguous United States and this also means restaurants can at times be few and far between. Carmel Valley is one of the best areas around Big Sur for going out to dinner and grabbing a bite to eat. Some of the restaurants in Carmel Valley include Carmel Valley Chophouse and The Corkscrew Cafe.
Where in Big Sur is best for a romantic city break?
Loma Vista is the section of Big Sur south of the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and it is the ideal locale for any couples looking for a romantic escape from the city. Loma Vista offers quick access to the state park, local restaurants like Nepenthe and most importantly, great views of the natural scenery. This is also where you will find the area’s most luxurious hotels and resorts like the Post Ranch Inn.
Where is best to stay with children in Big Sur?
Staying inside Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is one of the better options as the natural scenery and campgrounds are sure to provide plenty of entertainment for children of all ages. There are also plenty of kid-friendly lodges and hotels like the Big Sur River Inn.

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Best Big Sur hotels

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Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur - Building
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9.2 Excellent (111 reviews)
Big Sur Lodge - Big Sur - Bedroom
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8.3 Excellent (326 reviews)