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Pleasant Hill, California
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My wife and I had not been to Big Sur for a couple of decades (at least) and didn't know whether the place had changed. It hasn't -except that the food is even better than we remembered. To get a flavor of the Big Sur we recalled, we decided to stay at Deetjen's. What a great idea! It is still...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 August 2013

My husband and I chose to stay here in March 2012 when we were visiting the area for a family wedding. We prefer unique hotels and B&Bs over the big chain hotels and Deetjen's does not disappoint if that's what you're looking for! It's a fun, very unique little hotel in Big Sur. We were in a smaller room with...

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stayed one night in the 'Faraway' room, which as the name suggests is furthest from reception/restaurant, but that was an advantage, as we had the longest lovely walk back through the forest paths and none of the issues regarding neighbours which some reviewers have mentioned. If you are used to modern hotels I'd advise to stay one or maybe...

Thank martinwilliams10
Cambridgeshire, UK
Reviewed 30 July 2013

It's all been said already. But, if you've done the big, luxury hotels and want something different and quaint, stay here on your way down the coast road. We took 3 rooms for the family and, yes, the rooms are made of wood, with a real wood burner stove. As I woke in the night I can tell you that...

1Thank CBG2007
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 23 July 2013

As a couple of senior citizens we were amused to get the honeymoon suite but we enjoyed it. Private garden, linen sheets, super comfy bed, no TV, no internet meant we could hear birds in the garden. Shared bathroom was no problem. Enjoyed the trail behind the inn that leads to a bench situated so you can breathe deeply, and...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I have been staying at Deetjens for 45 years and have never been disappointed in any of the rooms. You have to know what you are looking for. For a return to the past with Grandpa his room is tops. I knew Stokes and have chatted with him in his little house. Petite Cuisine is tiny but fun. Now that...

3Thank abem32
Torreywaag, Manager at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious review of Deetjens! It is always so gratifying to hear from people who really understand what our historic Inn is all about. We hope to see you back very soon. Warmly, Deetjens Inn

Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

Arriving at Deetjens after an arduous long haul 14 hour flight to San Francisco was welcomed relief. I'm jet lagged and weary. The 13th room had been offered to me well in advance of my stay as they had explained that it was probably the quietest due to my jet lag problem. First impressions were charming. It was like playing...

4Thank Twinx01
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Our family loved Deetjen's Big Sur Inn. The location is fantastic, with entrances to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfieffer Big Sur State Park just miles away in either direction from your cabin. The cabin was VERY rustic (no phones, TV, or internet) with only a fireplace to keep you and your family entertained. For us, we loved "getting...

2Thank listen4kristen
New York
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This was a wonderful place to stay...no phones, no cells, no wifi....just very comfortabel rooms and wonderful people. We had a lovely room with a cherry outside our window, full of cherries...but it was the room nearest the room and one morning was very noisy with truck, see blow, also see my separate review of the restaurant.

3Thank DaiWeiShi
west sussex
Reviewed 20 June 2013

It’s a splendid place, if, for British tastes, a little up its own bottom. For a non-profit organisation, it’s not that cheap but if you’re doing the LA- San Francisco road trip, it really is a must. It has enormous charm, is enormously relaxing. Staff are really helpful once you get over the usual Californian excess bonhomie.

1Thank jubilad0
Torreywaag, Manager at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jubilad, Thank you for your appreciation of our Inn! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We wanted you to know that your room, Chateau Fiasco, was the last room that the founder of the Inn, Helmuth Deetjens, worked on, completing it in 1961. He named the room after the Cuban - US crisis of the time, the Bay...

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Additional Information about Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: RM487 - RM864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Deetjen`s Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Deetjens Big Sur Hotel
Deetjens Big Sur Inn
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Family Hotel in Big Sur
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