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46840 Highway One, Big Sur, California
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Big Sur River Inn
Image for Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
£779
per night
15 Oct-16 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (287 reviews)

"Simple but luxurious. Our stay here has been wonderful and would return. Staff is excellent."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2019

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
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Beach Hotels in Big Sur

Known for its hiking trails, Big Sur offers a lot for the traveller planning a getaway. This seaside destination has a variety of hotels and other accommodation options, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you look for a place to stay near the water in Big Sur, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveller reviews.

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only - 4.5-star luxury resort. It features 2 outdoor pools, a spa tub and a poolside bar. Activities include hiking trails. Guests love the pool and great location.

Big Sur River Inn - Inn near Pfeiffer Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Big Sur

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July and June, with an average temperature of 30°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, November and February, with an average temperature of 3°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April and November, with an average rainfall of 16.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March and December, with an average rainfall of 57.25 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Big Sur

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can head straight to McWay Falls or Sand Dollar Beach for some quality time by the water. Take advantage of the area's hiking trails, and make time for local attractions like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and New Camaldoli Hermitage. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Limekiln State Park or McWay Cove. Visitors also enjoy Big Sur for its:
  • Camping
  • Forests
  • Beaches
  • Riverfront

Getting around Big Sur

The closest major airport is in King City, CA (KIC-Mesa Del Rey), located 25.6 mi (41.2 km) from the city centre. If you'd like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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