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Temecula, CA
Reviewed 13 July 2013

This motel sits immediately off Hwy 1. The noise from the traffic along Hwy 1 is unbearable. When a group of motorcycles or a semi passes by, the floors inside our room rumble. The windows to the rooms overlook the parking lot, so yes - you do hear the parents screaming at their kids to get in the d***n car...

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Gibraltar
Reviewed 9 July 2013

The Big Sur River Inn is a lovely place to stop & maybe have a drink or lunch as the area around the river is lovely however the hotel itself was really basic & old fashioned. We stayed for one night on our honeymoon & the room was extremely expensive so we thought it was going to be fantastic -...

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Tucson
Reviewed 3 July 2013

It's hard to know how to give this place an overall rating. It's old, and for its time probably perfect. And the setting can't be beat. But if you are looking for modern conveniences, look elsewhere. We stayed in the old section on the east side of the highway,in Room 5. The room is small. There is no refrigerator, no...

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2Thank Dianne T
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 June 2013

If you are looking for a rustic, country experience, you would like this hotel. We had a "suite" that overlooked the river on the restaurant side of the road. It was not fancy, just basic, but was a bit pricey for not having a TV or Internet. We arrived late and since the office was closed, they left a key...

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed 22 June 2013

My family and I stayed at the Big Sur River Inn thinking it would be a great experience by the river, boy were we wrong. It was crawling with people, and we couldn't even get into the river until it was late in the evening. I took a few pictures. We checked in our room, but it seemed that we...

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Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We stayed the night on our drive down from SF to OC. Pros: surprisingly large double bed room; clean beds, room and towels; relaxing atmosphere; easy to find; free wi-fi; lovely area and flower boxes; right by quiet river; comfortable bed; rooms feel private w your own little porch. Discount on breakfast at restaurant w room keys. Cons: no tv;...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We had a lovely brunch here out on the deck overlooking the river. The steaks were juicy, large and very tasty. The service was good and friendly and we would eat here again if passing by.you can also have a nice walk by the river and sit on the benches in the water for some pictures.

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East Coast
Reviewed 15 June 2013

The dining room and outdoor dining are rather pretty due to the river, but this is "no place to bring a lady" for an overnight if you are hoping to impress. Entrees are expensive. We arrived in the afternoon to our "suite"...say what? One room in front, like a living room, with a pullout set of twin beds and NO...

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Louisville, CO
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We had reservations for Friday & Saturday evening. Upon check in on Friday, we were told that the entire place would be closed from 2 pm on that Saturday because they were having a wedding. We weren't allowed in the pool, restaurant or the rest of the grounds. We were told we could go to the general store and a...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Big Sur is just wonderful but don't try it during summer (big fog). This hotel is located near the river and it adds some kind of magic. We stayed two nights. The rooms ar OK but there is a something special about this place, maybe the river. Excellent breakfast and dinner. And service in the restaurant. Otherwise we did not...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Big Sur River Inn

Address: 46840 Highway One, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: RM741 - RM1,954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Sur River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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