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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 $505.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Big Sur for 1 day.
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
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Big Sur. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Travelers who like staying near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park recommend Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only, Post Ranch Inn and Big Sur Lodge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the last 3 hours, users have found Big Sur hotels for tonight for as low as $499. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $499 and 4-star hotels from $2,875.
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