Big Sur is home to numerous types of accommodations, from large resorts to relaxing inns. You can stay in a national or international hotel chain, a hotel with rich history, or a cozy bed and breakfast. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the right hotel can deliver more than just a place to spend the night. You can get friendly staff and extra amenities such as breakfast, a pool, or a workout room.

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1.Ventana Big Sur

Ventana Big Sur
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Ventana Big Sur delivers comfortable accommodations that let you get close to nature and admire the beauty of the coastline in 59 rooms and suites. Those who choose to stay in guest rooms get a plush king bed, private deck, and spacious window seat, with the option of a fireplace. Suites have large outdoor decks, wood-burning fireplaces, and extra space. The Cottage and Coast Houses provide extra privacy. All accommodations also have Nespresso coffeemakers, aromatherapy bath products, iPhone docking stations, soaking tubs, walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and refreshment centers. Glamping is also available. This five-store resort sits among 160 acres of forest and the property has a mix of private sanctuaries and more interactive areas. Use the guest fitness facilities or attend the daily guided property walks or yoga classes. Get pampered at the Spa Alila or go for a swim in one of the two outdoor heated pools; one has an infinity-edge hot tub and the other is clothing optional. Afterwards, soak in a Japanese hot bath. Brose the Glass House Gallery and use the property-wide high-speed wireless internet. In the afternoon, attend the daily wine tasting with cheese pairings. Have ocean-view dining at the Sur House or get a specialty beer and wine or craft cocktail at the Sur House Terrace & Bar.

48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA, Phone: 800-628-6500

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2.Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
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Quail Lodge & Golf Club spans 850 acres of land in a historic hotel and clubhouse surrounded by a championship golf course and with views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. All rooms have wireless internet and they can also be pet friendly. There are a range of room and suite types to choose from with oversized bathrooms, makeup mirrors, separate showers and baths, LCD HDTVs, desks, mini-fridges, irons, iPod docks, coffeemakers, voicemail, hair dryers, speakerphones, optional newspapers, and climate control. Some also have vaulted ceilings, private patios or balconies, accessibility, fireplaces, parlors, and/or sofa beds. The Two Bedroom Fairway Villa Suite even has a king bed, two queen beds, en suites, patios, a parlor and living room, powder room, and dining room with table for eight. Guests have access to the outdoor heated swimming pool plus the 9-hole putting course, fitness area, and sand bocce ball pits. The property also has an 18-hole championship golf course that was recently renovated as well as a tennis court. It also hosts the Off-Road Land Rover Experience Driving School, the only one of its kind on the west coast. You can find Edgar’s Restaurant in the Clubhouse with dining both indoors and outdoors.

8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, CA, 866-675-1101

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3.Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Bernardus Lodge & Spa
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Bernardus Lodge and Spa delivers old-world sophistication along with modern amenities and new-world style. The property features 73 guest rooms, villas, and suites, complete with European elegance. Each room has a two-person soaking tub, fireplace, dining table, plush bathrobe, and lavish king featherbed featuring Italian linens and goose down comforters. Other in-room amenities include Bluetooth speakers, 42-inch HDTVs, high-speed wireless internet, a complimentary wine bar, gourmet snacks and refreshments, French doors, a private balcony or patio, air conditioning, Nespresso espresso and coffee makers, artisan tea, sitting area featuring full-size sofa, umbrella, and iron. Suites add a separate powder bath, an extra closet, a queen sofa bed, a four-person dining table, an extra fireplace, furniture to the balcony, and a wet bar featuring a mini fridge and sink. The entire resort spans 28 acres with orchards, gardens, and vineyards. The Spa and Salon includes a warming pool, dry sauna, and eucalyptus steam room. The property also has a heated lap-length pool, tennis courts, a bocce court, and a croquet lawn. The food served on site largely features ingredients grown on the property and they produce their own wine and honey. Enjoy a French-inspired meal at Lucia Restaurant & Bar or a specialty craft cocktail at The Bar.

415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA, Phone: 831-658-3400

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4.Cypress Inn

Cypress Inn
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The Cypress Inn is considered a legendary hotel in the area, having opened back in 1929. Since then, it has hosted Hollywood royalty as well as real kings and queens. In fact, Doris Day and Dennis LeVett even co-owned the hotel for 20 years. This hotel is also pet-friendly and was a pioneer in welcoming pets, even offering pet bowls and blankets. Rooms have rich Mediterranean textures and colors, plush robes, luxurious linens, complimentary wireless internet, flat-screen TVs, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, comfortable chairs, and daily newspapers. There is also evening turn down service. Guests get to enjoy complimentary cream sherry, nuts, and fresh fruits in their rooms. There is also a daily breakfast in Terry’s Lounge to start the day. Breakfast is buffet style and includes a range of choices. Later in the day, enjoy another meal or a drink at Terry’s Restaurant + Lounge at Cypress Inn.

Lincoln & 7th Street, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-3871

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5.Big Sur Lodge

Big Sur Lodge
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Big Sur Lodge sits within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, surrounded by redwoods and making it the perfect destination for anyone who wants to connect with nature. The lodge has 62 cottage-style guest rooms. You can find cottages with fireplaces and/or kitchenettes as well as family-style rooms and ADA-accessible rooms. Every cottage has its own outdoor deck for enjoying the redwood forest. All rooms also have tables, chairs, and coffeemakers with a range of beds such as kings, two twins, and queen sofas in family rooms or just a king or queen bed. Since Big Sur Lodge is within a 1,006-acre state park, there is no limit to the nature-related activities to enjoy, such as hiking right outside the front door of the lodge. Or stay on the property to go for a swim in the on-site pool surrounded by trees. The property also has a gift shop, store, and concierge services. Enjoy a meal in the Fireplace Room, the Homestead Restaurant, or the Redwood Patio, the last of which has views of the Big Sur River. There is also the option of ordering at the café and having your food brought to your table. Enjoy beer or wine at the outdoor bar.

47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA, 855-238-6950

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6.Big Sur River Inn

Big Sur River Inn
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The Big Sur River Inn was actually the first hotel and restaurant in Big Sur and it remains incredibly popular. It used to be known as the Apple Pie Inn and provides plenty of chances to soak up the sun while enjoying a relaxing stay. Riverside Suites overlook the redwood-lined Big Sur River and the expansive lawn. They have king size beds, coffeemakers, TVs, and trundle-style beds in a living room. Motel Style Rooms have one to two queen beds, wireless internet, and TVs. Every room is non-smoking. The common areas of the inn have free wireless internet for your convenience. The inn has an outdoor pool perfect for cooling off, along with a sun-dappled deck next to it for those who want to sunbathe. You will even find an on-site gas station. On Sundays, listen to music on the Riverside Deck. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant any day of the week, where they have served locally grown food for 100 years. There is also a general store featuring a pizza and burrito bar for quicker snacks.

46800 Highway One, Big Sur, CA, Phone: 831-667-2700

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7.Blue Sky Lodge

Blue Sky Lodge
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The Blue Sky Lodge is within the village of Carmel Valley, giving easy access to all the local amenities such as wine tasting rooms and antique shops. The property has wireless internet so you can stay connected and there are also private sundecks or patios. Rooms also have tea and coffee service, hairdryers, and irons, and are pet friendly for a small fee. Choose from a room with a king bed or two queens, or opt for one that also has a kitchenette. If you want to feel as if you are at home, consider a queen and double studio with kitchenette or a two-bedroom suite with either a king and two queens or a double plus a kitchenette. Guests are welcome to cool off in the outdoor pool or relax in the gardens. There is also a hot tub by the pool to help at the end of a long day. Enjoy the pool patio, library, and other public areas or just explore the five acres of grounds.

10 Flight Road, Carmel Valley, CA, Phone: 831-659-2256

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8.Carmel Bay View Inn

Carmel Bay View Inn
© Carmel Bay View Inn

Carmel Bay View Inn sits among cypress trees and flowering gardens, delivering a natural retreat in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The hotel is newly remodeled while maintaining some classic touches of Carmel styling. All rooms have lifestyle amenities and plush furnishings, such as 40-inch flat-screen TVs, deluxe bath amenities, premium bedding, fridges, cable/satellite TV, tea and coffeemakers, free local calls, hairdryers, irons, voicemail, and high-speed internet access. You can opt for rooms with views of the ocean or with a fireplace and private balcony. There are 56 guest rooms plus four suites to choose from with suites adding on living spaces, private balconies, fireplaces, and ocean views or a family suite with a living area and two bedrooms. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool suitable for lap swimming or just splashing around. Or you can sit on the deck surrounding the pool and sunbathe. Enjoy the comfortable seating area and fireplace in the lobby. There is plenty of on-site parking and a safe deposit box. All guests can take advantage of the complimentary hot breakfast in the bistro-style breakfast room.

Junipero Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-1831

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9.Carmel Mission Inn

Carmel Mission Inn
© Carmel Mission Inn

The Carmel Mission Inn is a value boutique hotel with a charming setting and amazing amenities in a central location. All rooms have 37-inch LCD flat-panel TVs, in-room safes, iPod docking stations, refrigerators, dual phones, voice mail, data ports, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless internet. Choose from a king or queen room or one that is pet friendly. Groups and families love the two queen bedrooms. Guests have access to the fitness room for a workout or the spacious hot tub to unwind at the end of the day. There are also spa services so you can feel pampered and a heated tub ideal for most weather conditions. Use the inn as your jumping ground to explore the area on a bicycle tour or take advantage of its EV charging station. Don’t forget to appreciate the private lush gardens on the property as well.

3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA, Phone: 800-348-9090

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10.Carmel River Inn - Carmel

Carmel River Inn - Carmel
© Carmel River Inn - Carmel

The Carmel River Inn sits along the entrance to the amazing Big Sur coastline, delivering a pastoral river setting and the ideal basecamp for adventures. Guests can choose from inn rooms or cozy cottages, with pet-friendly options available. The inn rooms are in the country style and overlook a wooded grove. They have two doubles or a single king bed plus an iron, coffeemaker, hairdryer, and mini-fridge. The cottages are spread throughout the property for added privacy and convince, and most are pet-friendly. Choices include two-bedroom cottages, studio cottages with kitchenettes, and studio cottages. Some have 32-inch LCD TVs, gas fireplaces, and down comforters while some also have wood-burning fireplaces, kitchenettes, or pine log furniture. The property itself is ten acres of land, including meadows, forests, and gardens, so you do not even have to leave the inn’s land to enjoy the outdoors. Of course, local outdoor activities and wineries are just minutes away, giving guests plenty of reasons to explore. Guests also get access to the seasonal outdoor pool.

26600 Oliver Road, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-1575

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11.Colonial Terrace Inn

Colonial Terrace Inn
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The Colonial Terrace Inn is among the original hotels in Carmel, opening up in 1930. Today, there are 26 unique suites and guest rooms perfect for couples, families, and anyone else. Each room has at least one or two features that set it apart from the others, but all have luxurious bath amenities, wireless internet, plush terry robes, irons, 39-inch flat-panel LED TVs featuring HD DirecTV, and coffeemakers. Most also have refrigerators and fireplaces with some even including kitchens, kitchenettes, and/or whirlpool tubs. Choose from a view of the ocean or the garden courtyard. You may even get a room with an adjacent patio area and suites can have one or two bedrooms. The hotel features complimentary on-site parking and has daily newspapers in the lobby. All rooms and public areas have complimentary wireless high-speed internet as well. The day begins with a complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby, which you can eat there, in the terraced gardens, or in your room. The lounge also features fresh-brewed coffee and fruit all day long with homemade cookies in the early evening.

13th & San Antonio Ave., PO Box 1375, Carmel, CA, Phone: 800-345-8220

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12.Comfort Inn Carmel by the Sea

Comfort Inn Carmel by the Sea
© Comfort Inn Carmel by the Sea

The Comfort Inn Carmel by the Sea has cozy accommodations in a familiar hotel chain. All rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, separate work areas, coffeemakers, and flat screen TVs. The windows in the rooms actually open for those who want a fresh breeze. The property has free weekday newspapers so you can stay informed as well as free wireless internet for connectivity. The hotel has beach access so you can leave your room and be in the water or strolling along the sand in minutes. You will find plenty of outdoor parking and the entire property is well-lit for safety. Enjoy free coffee throughout the day plus a free hot breakfast. From the property, you get easy access to destinations such as Carmel Village, Monterey, and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Ocean Ave & Torres St., Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-622-7090

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13.Deetjens Big Sur Inn

Deetjens Big Sur Inn
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Deetjens Inn give guests the chance to stay in rustic rooms along the edge of Big Sur’s redwood forest. The Deetjens Inn began in the 1930s with Helmuth and Helen Deetjen; the inn is even on the National Register of Historic Places. Rooms are rustic and romantic with 100-percent linen sheets, views of the redwood forest, and an unconnected atmosphere, meaning no internet access, phones, or TVs in the rooms, and no cell coverage on the property. Five of the oldest rooms share two baths while the other seven and the cabin have private bathrooms. There are four additional rooms currently closed to storm damage but that should reopen soon to bring the total back up to 16 rooms and a cabin. The property connects guests with nature with its well-tended gardens and the creek with the Castro Canyon waterfall. The property itself also has plenty of hiking trails, with even more nearby. The Deetjen’s Restaurant serves daily breakfast and offers a dinner menu.

48865 Highway One, Big Sur, CA, Phone: 831-667-2377

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14.Glen Oaks Big Sur

Glen Oaks Big Sur
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Glen Oaks Big Sur has been renovated to include environmental friendliness plus a rustic-modern feel. You will find renewable and recycled stone, bamboo, Peroba wood, resin, organic cotton, and wool carpets. The rooms feature walk-in showers with porcelain and chrome. Beds feature natural wool blankets from Pendleton Woolen Mills, organic cotton bedding from Coyuchi, and feather duvets while the bathrooms have natural products from William Roam. Staying in the Fireside Lodge can give you a queen or king bed, with modern gas fireplaces, European-style closets, digital safes, compact fridges, two-person showers, wireless internet, and phones. The property also has a range of cabins and cottages with similar amenities as well as outdoor wood burning fire pits, claw-foot soaking tubs, private courtyards, living rooms, board games, yoga mats, and/or kitchens with under-counter fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, and sinks. The on-site restaurant, the Big Sur Roadhouse, has California cuisine made using local, fresh ingredients that are organic. You can find full meals, snacks, wine, and coffee as they are open for breakfast and lunch.

47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, Phone: 831-667-2105

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15.Best Western Carmel’s Town House Lodge

Best Western Carmel’s Town House Lodge
© Best Western Carmel’s Town House Lodge


For those who want to enjoy a stay at a familiar hotel chain, the Best Western Carmel’s Town House Lodge is conveniently located close to downtown and along the coast. The 28 rooms and suites have beautiful appointments with plush bedding and warm coastal décor along with voicemail, a fridge, premium channels, 37-inch TVs, and free wireless internet. Choose a one or two-bedroom suite to also get a spacious master bedroom and living room featuring a sofa bed. You can select a queen or king room or a two queen room or either a king suite or king family suite. Go for a swim in the seasonally heated outdoor pool or relax on the patio. Spend some time in the lobby with its contemporary styling or walk the few minutes to the beach. The day begins with a deluxe continental breakfast that includes fluffy waffles. Breakfast also includes scrambled eggs, sausage, hot meat, oatmeal, yogurt, pastries, fruit, and a range of drinks.

Corner of San Carlos Street and Fifth Avenue, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-1261

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16.Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge

Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
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The Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge offers a range of accommodations divided into two main areas and including pet-friendly spaces. All beds are triple-sheeted for maximum comfort, including sleeper sofas. Beds also feature down-like pillows, lightweight down comforters, and two-inch mattress toppers. Rooms have fully-stocked breakfast counters complete with microwaves, fridges, coffeemakers, and toasters. Other room amenities include Paya Organics toiletries, irons, ironing boards, free local calls, hairdryers, 32 to 40-inch LCD flat-panel TVs, full-length mirrors, and wireless internet. Some rooms also have robes and/or lighted makeup mirrors. The Horizon Inn rooms can feature oversized Jacuzzi tubs, private patios, and fireplaces. The Lodge and annex have three-room cottage suites, some with full kitchens, Jacuzzis, and wood-burning fireplaces. Guests are welcome to use the outdoor spa to unwind at the end of the day or warm up by the fireplace courtyard while enjoying the evening. Every morning, guests receive the inn’s signature continental breakfast basket at their door, along with the morning paper.

Junipero Street & 3rd Avenue, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-5327

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17.Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Hyatt Carmel Highlands
© Hyatt Carmel Highlands


The Hyatt Carmel Highlands sits in the Carmel Highlands and delivers amazing views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. It opened in 1917 and includes 48 luxurious and recently renovated guest rooms, a figure which includes 32 ocean view rooms, five garden view rooms, and 11 suites. Rooms feature illuminated makeup mirrors, hairdryers, irons, coffeemakers, satellite/cable TVs, daily newspapers, iHome stereos featuring iPod docking stations, umbrellas, robes, data ports, DVD players, safes, Hyatt Grand Beds, and room service. During your downtime, go for a dip in the outdoor heated pool or visit one of the three outdoor garden spas. You can get in a workout on-site in the fitness room or borrow a complimentary mountain bike. Other on-site amenities include the concierge, babysitting services, in-room spa services, natural wood-burning fireplaces, and live entertainment three times weekly. At the end of the day, get a drink at Sunset Lounge. During the day, enjoy a meal at California Market at Pacific’s Edge with views of the Big Sur Coast. Or opt for room service or private dining.

120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-620-1234

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18.La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel
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The building housing La Playa Carmel began as a luxurious mansion in 1905 and is called the “Grande Dame of Carmel.” Now, this newly restored building features 75 rooms in a historic hotel. The rooms have views of the estate, ocean, or garden, each delivering the sophisticated style of a beach cottage. Rooms have ultra-plush platform beds with pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens, flat-screen cable TVs, modern bathrooms, cotton robes, nightly turndown service, daily newspapers, and high-speed wireless internet. Some rooms have patios and there are even Poolside Casitas with sitting areas and fireplaces. Guests can go for a swim on the swimming pool that sits on a tranquil terrace or stroll through a meticulously tended garden. There are also secluded courtyards and intimate patios to explore. Guests will love to start off the day with the Champagne Breakfast Buffet with locally-sourced ingredients that include European cheese boards, fresh pastries, hot entrees, made-to-order dishes, fruits, and juices. Later in the day, you can visit the historic Bar and Lounge for light fair and a drink.

Camino Real at Eighth Avenue, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-293-6100

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19.Pine Inn

Pine Inn
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The Pine Inn is a boutique, full-service hotel that aims to deliver elegant accommodations that are unique. The building dates back to 1889 and was the first hotel in Carmel. The rooms are custom-furnished and feature modern luxurious amenities like pillow-top bedding. All rooms have flat-screen TVs featuring satellite channels with standard rooms offering the choice of two twin beds, a queen bed, a double bed, or a king bed. Deluxe rooms add in Jacuzzi tubs or patios, marble bathrooms, separate sitting areas, sleeper sofas, and an extra TV. Suites also have separate sitting rooms and access to the second floor’s brick patio. The property has complimentary internet access so you can stay connected while staying there and there is also on-site shopping. The property also features free parking, room service, complimentary car charging, and dry cleaning. On the weekdays, a complimentary breakfast is included in your stay, served in Il Fornaio. This restaurant typically specializes in fresh Italian dishes.

Ocean Avenue between Lincoln Street and Monte Verde Street, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-3851

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20.Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn
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The Post Ranch Inn delivers a serene retreat for romance or a simple getaway. There are 39 guestrooms plus a private home, all of which deliver mountain or ocean views, luxury, and rustic elegance. Post Ranch lets guests connect with themselves, nature, and those with them, which is why there are no alarm clocks or televisions and only adults are allowed. Use the mini-bar in your room or take advantage of the wireless internet access. Rooms can also feature heated floors, stereos, iPod docking stations, wood-burning fireplaces, indoor spa tubs, terry cloth robes, organic bath products, slippers, irons, hairdryers, private decks, and/or outdoor stainless steel hot tubs. Guests can enjoy valet parking and a long list of complimentary activities such as garden tours, guided nature hikes, daily yoga, and stargazing. Or visit the two infinity pools, heated swimming pool, or fitness center. Get pampered in the Spa at Post Ranch or admire art in the Post Gallery. Guests can borrow one of the Lexus vehicles on site. Included in every reservation is a daily gourmet breakfast to energize you for a day of exploration. Rooms also have mini-bars with snacks plus non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy. Enjoy other meals at Sierra Mar, the on-site restaurant.

47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, Phone: 831-667-2200

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21.Ripplewood Resort

Ripplewood Resort
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Ripplewood Resort offers dining and lodging geared towards families with a range of rustic housekeeping cabins. The cabins have private decks that overlook the river plus full kitchens. Cabins include amenities such as bedding and towels, daily housekeeping, shampoo, soap, pots and pans, utensils, coffeemakers, stoves, ovens, full-size fridges, kitchens, heaters, showers, ceiling fans, outdoor fire pits, fireplaces, showers, and river view decks. There are a range of options for groups of various sizes. There is a grocery store on site with a small selection that is enough for the items you forget. You will also find a gas station on site for convenience. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at the on-site restaurant, Ripplewood Café, complete with wireless internet. Just some options include eggs benedict, chorizo and eggs, chicken enchiladas, and bacon cheeseburgers.

47047 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, Phone: 831-667-2242

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22.Riverside Campground & Cabins

Riverside Campground & Cabins
© Riverside Campground & Cabins


At Riverside Campground & Cabins, there is the choice of 34 sites for RVs plus 12 cabins nestled among the redwoods. Every campsite has a fire pit and picnic table. RV sites have hookups for 20amp electricity as well as water. The rooms and cabins feature queen beds plus natural wood interiors. You can opt for a space with a private or shared deck if you prefer. Other features include small fridges, coffeemakers, outdoor fireplaces, and a range of bed and occupancy limit choices. Some cabins and rooms are pet-friendly for an extra fee. Some cabins and rooms have private bathrooms while others use a shared bathhouse. The property has 16 acres, filled with plenty of space for enjoying the outdoors. There is easy access to hot showers, clean restrooms, and laundry facilities. Enjoy swimming in the river or using an inner tube in it. Between November and February, you can enjoy catch-and-release fishing as well. There is also endless hiking on site and nearby.

47020 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, Phone: 831-667-2414

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23.The Normandy Inn

The Normandy Inn
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The Normandy Inn is just three blocks from Carmel Beach and a historic inn built in 1921 with Old World European charm. Accommodations range from cozy traditional rooms to cottage suites or romantic fireplace suites. The property has complimentary high-speed internet access. Enjoy rooms with tea and coffeemakers, hairdryers, operational windows, irons with ironing boards, voicemail, free local calls, cable/satellite TVs, and a queen or king bed. You can also opt for a room with a fireplace. You will find a microwave in the lobby and safe-deposit box at the front desk. Guests can explore the blooming flower garden or admire the French country furnishings. Go for a swim in the outdoor swimming pool. The day begins with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast in the cozy café. Grab a complimentary newspaper from the lobby to read during your meal. Breakfast always includes treats, cereal, fresh fruit, juice, pastries, and coffee. In the afternoon, enjoy a glass of complimentary sherry by the fire.

Ocean Ave. between Monte Verde St. and Casanova St., Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-3825

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24.Tickle Pink Inn

Tickle Pink Inn
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The Tickle Pink Inn has been hosting travelers for more than 60 years, along with views of the Pacific Ocean. There are 35 rooms and suites with luxurious appointments. Enjoy a bottle of champagne on ice upon arrival, an HDTV with free movie rentals, fresh ground coffee, slippers, Egyptian cotton linens, Pacific Dreams bedding and beds, and a terry cloth robe. Opt for a room with a private balcony for spectacular ocean views or choose a room with an in-room spa or wood-burning fireplace. There is also the Senator’s Cottage for a more private stay with two queen bedrooms, a kitchenette, living room, dining room, private patio, wood-burning fireplace, walk-in shower, and Jacuzzi tub. Make use of the property’s outdoor hot tub to enjoy the outdoors and unwind. The evening features a wine and cheese reception. Start off your day right with a deluxe continental breakfast featuring fresh-baked pastries and a daily newspaper. Every afternoon there is a wine and cheese reception in the Terrace Lounge.

155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA, Phone: 831-624-1244

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25.Wayside Inn

Wayside Inn
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The Wayside Inn has 22 guest rooms as well as suites, with soothing elegant décor. Rooms have flat-screen TVs, luxurious Italian linens, coffeemakers, bathrooms with showers, mini-fridges, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, bathrobes, wireless internet, local phone calls, and feather beds. Consider a suite with a living room, fireplace, shower, and tub in the bathroom. Some accommodations also feature balconies or patios. Guests can access the wireless internet throughout the property and enjoy a daily newspaper. There is also limited off-street parking for convenience. The starts off with an expanded continental breakfast and you can end the evening with fresh baked cookies. There are also extras to supplement your stay, including champagne, truffles, a dining certificate, and options that include golfing or a visit to Dali17 Museum or Monterey Bay Aquarium.

7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, Phone: 831-624-5336

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