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Big Sur hotels and places to stay

El Castell Motel
2 out of 5
2102 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night
39.58 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (943 reviews)

"Clean, good area. The front desk guy wasn't very friendly or welcoming and it was a little expensive $225/nt, but the room had 3 queen beds and 1 bedroom and was clean and the pool was nice. Nice facilities, good location."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

El Castell Motel
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
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15.62 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (325 reviews)

"Everything was perfect! The only thing my wife and I can think of is: For the cost of staying at Ventana, plus the Entertainment fee, the food should have been free! No joke!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
Ragged Point Inn and Resort
3 out of 5
19019 Highway 1, Ragged Point, San Simeon, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £171 per night
24.11 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (445 reviews)

"This is such a beautiful resort - though the word "resort" may be misleading. There is no pool or spa amenities. Honestly, there isn't much to do except sit in a chair and soak in the beauty of the Big Sur coast - which is exactly what we wanted to do after a long day's drive. Immediately after we ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

Ragged Point Inn and Resort

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Carmel Mission Inn
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £153 per night
37.43 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (928 reviews)

"The room is clean and beds are comfortable. The location is especially close to shops and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Carmel Mission Inn
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
Free cancellation
The price is £150 per night
39.75 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,985 reviews)

"Quiet and private. Friendly front desk checkin at the bell desk. Smart due to Covid."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
4 out of 5
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA
Free cancellation
The price is £357 per night
36.23 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (343 reviews)

"Great views. Traveled with a toddler & eligible for early check-in. Checked out over the phone, receipt of bill emailed to me. Found close parking to the room. Hyatt rooms still seemed to be booked at full capacity even with COVID19, at least the ocean view ones that we were in. The rooms were clean. ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Hotel Abrego
3.5 out of 5
755 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £112 per night
40.26 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (948 reviews)

"Even with existing COVID restrictions staff was friendly and helpful.Location is great.Room was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Hotel Abrego
Hotel Pacific
3.5 out of 5
300 Pacific St, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £118 per night
40.8 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (920 reviews)

"The Hotel was in a great location. Easy walking to Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Hotel Pacific
Big Sur Lodge
3 out of 5
47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
The price is £237 per night
17.84 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (370 reviews)

"Everyone was nice and helpful. We will definitely return. Loved it there"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

Big Sur Lodge
Pacific Inn
2 out of 5
2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £66 per night
39.47 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (958 reviews)

"My husband and I got a room with a queen bed. The room was clean and modern. If course I sanitized and disinfected everything. Checking in was easy as well as checking out. It's good location beaches and stores are not far. Definitely will book with them again in the future"…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Pacific Inn
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Visiting Big Sur

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Big Sur, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the seaside. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its forests. Top sights in the city include Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and McWay Falls.

  • You'll find 454 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options in the larger area of Monterey
  • The closest major airport is in King City, CA (KIC-Mesa Del Rey), 25.6 mi (41.3 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 39.1 mi (62.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Big Sur

The city is notable for landmarks like McWay Falls, Point Sur Lighthouse and New Camaldoli Hermitage. The the sea and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Pfeiffer Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Sand Dollar Beach and Big Sur Station.

As you plan your holiday, you'll find 8 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Big Sur. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only - This 4.5-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa and a restaurant. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and pool.
  • Big Sur Lodge - Our customers like the pool and quiet location at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with a private balcony.

A top sight in the surrounding area is Bixby Bridge, 28.3 mi/45.5 km from the centre of the city.

Dressing for Big Sur

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 22°C and the night-time average to be 3°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 29°C during the day and 6°C at night
  • July to September averages 30°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 29°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • Big Sur gets about 294 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 30°C, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 3°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Big Sur?
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4.5-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Big Sur Lodge is another top choice for your stay based on traveller reviews.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Big Sur, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Big Sur.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Big Sur?
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is a favourite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features a full-service spa and an ocean-view restaurant. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is Big Sur Lodge.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Big Sur?
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is a top 4.5-star resort for a beach holiday, and features 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Head to McWay Falls or Pfeiffer Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Big Sur?
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is a 4.5-star resort with an ocean-view restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay.
What are some hotels with pools in Big Sur?
Big Sur Lodge is a popular 3-star hotel featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant and free self-parking. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is an additional hotel with an on-site pool.

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