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Ventana Big Sur

Big Sur, United States

97 Excellent 242 Reviews
Recently revitalized, adults-only nature-focused resort along the coast with a signature guest activities program, full-service Alila Spa, two outdoor pools including one that is clothing-optional, chef-led restaurant, Social House, and accommodations providing rustic elegance.
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Ventana Big Sur

Summary of 244 verified reviews

97
Excellent

Excellent romantic hotel. Great rooms in excellent location. Great pool. Awesome vibe.

Following a multimillion-dollar reimagination in the fall of 2017, the Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort reopened. The intimate 59-room luxury resort invites guests to discover the unbridled spirit and verdant landscape of Big Sur.

The revitalized guest rooms, suites, and villas are nestled amidst 160 acres of meadows and redwoods, with private balconies offering mountain or ocean views. Furnished with the resort's signature rustic design, accommodations incorporate the surrounding topography with furnishings rooted in rich leathers and woods, handcrafted accessories, black-and-white photographs from around the area, and whimsical glass-jar nightstand lams with beach sand and leather tassels. Plus, there are luxury soaking tubs, fireplaces, and accessories to encourage guests to explore the outdoors such as walking sticks, binoculars, and lanterns.

Drawing inspiration from around the country, the Sur House restaurant, led by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino, offers coastal cuisine incorporating Pacific-sourced seafood delivered by local fishermen, free-range meats, produce and accoutrements from sustainable and local sources. Featuring an elegant, yet rustic setting with natural wood interiors and an ocean-view patio, there's a 10,000-bottle cellar with small-production Central Coast wines, crafted cocktails, and a curated selection of beer.

Providing treatments designed to relax and nurture, Spa Alila offers a sensory experience that incorporate nature's healing gifts, the spa's Asian roots, relaxation decks, and aromatherapy steam showers. During the renovation, two outdoor cabanas overlooking the redwoods were added, each with soaking tubs and massage tables for couples.

The reimagined Social House is the property's epicenter of guest activity with coffee and fresh-pressed juices in the mornings, evening wine and cheese receptions, as well as board games, pool tables, and a collection of vintage records. There's also the new Glass House Gallery that showcases the paintings, sculptures, and works of art by renowned artists from the California's Central Coast.

For recreation, there are two outdoor pools—the infinity-edge, jetted hot tub Meadow Pool , as well as the clothing-optional Mountain Pool, with adjacent Japanese hot baths. As well as a new signature guest activities program with mind, body, and soul experiences such as drum circles, charcoal drawing in nature, photography hikes, and Neuroacoustics Meditation. Plus a fitness center with professional-level equipment.

Please note: This resort welcomes guests age 18 years of age and older.

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With 59 secluded suites featuring expansive balconies, 160 magnificent acres of natural splendor on the rugged Pacific coast, and amenities and activities both private and purposeful, Ventana embodies the notion that space is luxury. This is a place where everyone can find what they seek, from romance and emotional connection to perspective and solitary reflection.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Continental breakfast is provided for two daily ($30 maximum credit, per person, per day). A $100 resort credit is included, once per room, per stay. An upgrade is subject to availability at time of check-in.

Hotel Address:
  • Ventana Big Sur
  • 48123 Highway One
  • Big Sur, CA 93920
  • United States

Location Summary
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, is located on Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, 28 miles south of Carmel, 140 miles south of San Francisco and 300 miles north of Los Angeles. The Monterey Peninsula Airport is 35 miles north in Monterey.

Directions to Hotel
By car from Monterey Regional Airport: Merge onto CA-1 S/CA-68 W. Follow for 29 miles. Continue on Clear Ridge Road to CA-1 S. Turn right onto CA-1 S. Continue on Coast Ridge Road to Ventana Big Sur.
Awards
Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel And Leisure Award
Banquets & Meetings
12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the new Ocean Meadow Lawn.
Fine Dining On Site
Sur House restaurant, led by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino, offers coastal cuisine with an elegant, yet rustic setting, ocean-view patio, 10,000-bottle cellar with small-production Central Coast wines, crafted cocktails, and a curated selection of beer.
Child Programs
Guests must be at least 18 years of age.
Pets Allowed
Pets are not allowed
Pool Outdoor
2 heated pools including the clothing-optional Mountain Pool, with adjacent Japanese hot baths.
Spa Facility
Spa Alila, offers a sensory experience that incorporate nature’s healing gifts, the spa’s Asian roots, relaxation decks, and aromatherapy steam showers.
Ecological Tourism
Whale-watching.
Golfing
30-minute drive to Pebble Beach Golf Club.
Winery Tours
Nearby in the Monterey Peninsula.
Recommended Rooms
Big Sur Suite has a wood-burning fireplace, large soaking tub for two, and a large patio with oversized hammock or hanging egg chair.


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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Winery Tours


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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in the United States
Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in the United States