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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2013

We stopped here on the way from San Fran to LA, as I imagine most people do. The lodge room was cute, all wood, fairly basic but was what we expected. I felt it was too cold though, the bathroom was freezing too, as it was December and we were travelling with a baby, so we had to put him...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Stayed here for a night. The rooms are pretty basic but fine for a night. The attached restaurant was surprisingly good but thought it pretty over priced for what you got. We traveled during winter so the open fire we especially nice. Good option for one night.

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 27 February 2013

This Inn is located in a beautiful spot on highway 1. We went in January so there were no crowds which was nice. I've never been there in the summer so can't talk about crowds at that time of year. The only downside to the inn is that rooms are noisy (thin walls), you can hear cars driving on hwy...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Much can be said about Big Sur. It's majestic yet rugged coast line...wait, yea, that's about it. Sure it's nice to travel through Big Sur, if you have the time, but not worth staying overnight and especially not here. My family and I arrived here around 5pm on our way up the famed 1 Highway, and decided to spend the...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Drove down to the Big Sur area after a morning of wine tasting and Highway 1 sightseeing. Our group had the ribs, brisket sider and I had the brisket sandwich (photo below). Food was great and served within 20 minutes. Lacey was our waitress and she was quick on the ball on providing our adult drinks. The river in the...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 January 2013

You have to be in the right mood for this place. It is a basic motel with a bar and cafe across the street. The only place the internet would work was in the bar. This can all fit together just fine. I had some emails to read so I sat in the bar and had a tall cold one...

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San Diego, Ca
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Yes the rooms are basic, yes there is no internet/phone/t.v, yes our room was right next to highway 1 and yes it is a bit pricey but Big Sur is well worth it. It is such a beautiful, majestic place that I spent no time in my room except to sleep and had no interest in being connected to the...

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QuickSilver12, General Manager at Big Sur River Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for taking the time to write a review for Big Sur River Inn. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit. You have captured the essence of what we have here ... a true escape from the stress and distractions of life. Please return when possible!

Pacifica
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We stayed in room #9, recently remodeled, cozy and wonderful, the bed is great. We slept well but the wall heater was noisy as it turned on and off, and the room is close to traffic but that is mostly absent overnight. We paid a premuim for the room and were very dissapointed to get a towel that was ripped...

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QuickSilver12, General Manager at Big Sur River Inn, responded to this review

While we are not very happy about your review, it has helped us take close look at the details of our inn and restaurant. We have spoken with our cleaning staff about triple checking linens and we have met with restaurant staff to make sure that they are on their toes regarding customer service. We are sorry for your less...

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 6 November 2012

The Cafe and the shops are the things to see here. The food is freshly prepared and the setting with the creek just outside the diner is great. We sit in the creek in a wooden chair and have our burgers with a bottle of wine. Interesting thing is there are always some "funky smells" around you at this place....

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St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Well looked after, but you did not get much for the price. No Internet or TV, shower was a 32" stall, bedding and beds were comfortable. Paper thin walls, I could hear conversations in the room next door.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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Additional Information about Big Sur River Inn

Address: 46840 Highway 1, Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920-9507
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: RM736 - RM1,942 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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