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Overview of Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Terrace/patio

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only

4.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBig Sur Spirit Garden15 min walk
    Popular LocationBig Sur Station3 min drive
    Popular LocationWreck Beach4 min drive
    AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)51 min drive

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  • House, 1 King Bed (Pacific)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Villa, 1 King Bed (Big Sur)

    Room amenities

    • 930 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Coast House)

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 722 sq ft
    • Valley view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, Bathtub (vista Hot Tub)

    Room amenities

    • 773 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Fireplace)

    Room amenities

    • 480 sq ft
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Ventana)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 414 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Fireplace, Shower)

    Room amenities

    • 414 sq ft
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Big Sur)

    Room amenities

    • 619 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Big Sur Forest Shower)

    Room amenities

    • 619 sq ft
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Bathtub (Hot Tub)

    Room amenities

    • 499 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Spa, Big Sur)

    Room amenities

    • 619 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Big Sur

Located in Big Sur, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is by the ocean. McWay Falls and Point Sur Lighthouse are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Andrew Molera State Park. Kayaking and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and ecotours nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Big Sur Spirit Garden - 15 min walk
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - 17 min walk
  • Big Sur Station - 3 min drive
  • Wreck Beach - 4 min drive
  • Partington Cove - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 51 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Sur House Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Restaurant at Ventana - 3 min walk
  • Sierra Mar - 16 min walk
  • Big Sur Bakery - 16 min walk
  • Big Sur Deli - 18 min walk
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About this property

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only

4.5-star, adults-only resort near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
This smoke-free resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa and a restaurant. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and a free area shuttle. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are on-site. All 59 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Guests will also find patios, minibars and room service.
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only offers 59 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes and hairdryers.

This Big Sur resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and a safe. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 hot tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or spa tub.

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

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Spa Alila. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology. Public bath/onsen services include an outdoor mineral hot spring (onsen). This service features separate men's and women's areas.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of GBAC STAR (Hyatt)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free local area shuttle up to 5.00 mi

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Aerobics classes
  • Art gallery
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free area shuttle

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (12000 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Thai
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Reflexology
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room dining only
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Patio

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Service fee: USD 94.71 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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
Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining)
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or spa tub

Property is also known as

Ventana Inn Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Ventana Inn Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel Big Sur
Ventana Joie de Vivre Boutique
Ventana Joie de Vivre Boutique Big Sur
Ventana Inn JdV Hotel Adults Big Sur
Ventana Inn JdV Hotel Adults
Ventana JdV Adults Big Sur
Ventana JdV Adults
Ventana Big Sur Alila Resort Adults
Ventana Alila Resort Adults
Ventana Big Sur Alila Adults
Ventana Alila Adults
Ventana Inn Spa a JdV Hotel – Adults Only
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Ventana Inn Spa a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only Big Sur
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only?
As of 27 Feb 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only on 1 Mar 2021 start from £1,449, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay.
How much is parking at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only located?
Situated by the ocean, this luxury resort is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Big Sur Station. Andrew Molera State Park and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).
4.5
Wonderful
Rating 5 - Excellent. 238 out of 327 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 46 out of 327 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 327 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 327 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 327 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is in an incredible setting. The facility itself is beautiful. It is, however, very expensive. The biggest drawback is the food. Very uneven in quality. Breakfasts are good, other food is mediocre. In spite of that, I had an amazing time.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Much needed: kinks need to be worked out
Check in took FOREVER. Instructions for reception were unclear. Our room wasn’t ready at check in time, and when we received our key cards, they didn’t work! The key cards would deactivate multiple times during our stay as well, and replacements were needed each time. Stay here for the stunning environment and views, but expect some operational/management issues.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

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