Featured Image Lobby Sitting Area Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Living Area Living Area Living Room Terrace/Patio Terrace/Patio Terrace/Patio Terrace/Patio Terrace/Patio Bathroom Bathroom Jetted Tub Bathroom Sink Outdoor Pool Outdoor Pool Outdoor Pool Massage Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Property Grounds Courtyard Courtyard Courtyard Outdoor Dining Exterior detail Exterior Exterior Exterior Beach/Ocean View Mountain View
1/41 Featured Image
Show more photos
Room type

Ventana, Room, Accessible, Fireplace

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Superior Room, Fireplace

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Big Sur Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Big Sur Spa Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Pacific House Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Ventana, Room, Fireplace

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Superior Suite, Hot Tub

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Ventana, Room, Accessible

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Ventana, Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Get an overview of this hotelLuxury adults-only oceanfront resort on the cliffs of Big Sur

nectar VIP Room Upgrades & More

Overlooking the Pacific

Ventana Inn And Spa, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel, enjoys a dramatic and romantic Big Sur setting in the hills along State Highway 1, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can hike from the resort along the North Coast Ridge Road, and drive to the white sands of nearby Carmel River State Beach.

Superior spa treatments

After a long drive up or down the coast, guests can book a reviving seaweed body wrap or hot stone massage in The Spa at Ventana. The earthy, healthy atmosphere extends to The Restaurant at Ventana, where friendly staff serve seasonal American cuisine and local wines in a cozy lodge-style setting.

Free WiFi and a terrace

Designed like a luxury cabin, each room opens onto a private terrace with a view of the ocean or the surrounding woods. Guests can stay in touch with the world via free WiFi, or forget about it completely while immersing themselves in a soaking tub, or getting snug between Egyptian cotton sheets.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Ventana Inn And Spa, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is an adults-only resort that features 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, and a fitness center. The resort offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is offered. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measure 8,403 square feet (756 square meters). This luxury resort also offers a library, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden. A complimentary area shuttle within 10 miles (16 kilometers) is available for guests. Complimentary self-parking. A total renovation of this property was completed in October 2010.

Ventana Inn And Spa, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8403 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Garden 
  • Restaurant 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 756 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 60 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
Show all hotel amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Room service 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Patio 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
Show all room amenities

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.

The Restaurant at Ventana - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service is available.

Show dining options

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Aerobics on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
Show recreation options

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

California Highway 1 is closed during the evenings, from 9 PM-6 AM, Sunday through Thursday. Guests driving to the property should contact this property in advance for alternative directions. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 1 PM

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum guest age is 18

Caters to adults only

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Show all policies

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room bottled water
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Ventana Inn and Spa, a JdV Hotel – Adults Only is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500.
Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?