Hotels in Big Sur, CA

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Big Sur, CA, United States
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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Big Sur:$1,020/night
Cheapest price found:$86/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$289 - $2,084
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$669 - $2,556
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Cheapest hotels in Big Sur, California

Big Sur Lodge
7.7 Good
Big Sur, CA, United States
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1.7 mi from city centre, Big Sur, CA, United States 

Big Sur Lodge is situated in Big Sur and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides babysitting/child services, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool.

$222
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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
9.5 Excellent
48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA, United States
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4.0 mi from city centre, Big Sur, CA, United States 

Ventana Big Sur An Alila Resort - Adult Only provides sophisticated 4-star accommodation in Big Sur. It has a fitness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, a sauna and body treatments.

$1,551
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Post Ranch Inn
10.0 Excellent
47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, United States
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3.4 mi from city centre, Big Sur, CA, United States 

Post Ranch Inn provides luxury 4-star accommodation in Big Sur. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as body treatments, facial treatments and an outdoor pool.

$1,842
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Where to stay in Big Sur

About Big Sur

Big Sur is a dramatic stretch of the California coast set between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountains. The landscapes are wild and rugged, with most of the coastline uninhabited. As you travel along the coast, you’ll discover sandy beaches, soaring sea cliffs, tumbling waterfalls and sun-dappled redwood forests. At either end of Big Sur are laid-back towns that attract artists, creatives and new-age hippies.

Things to do in Big Sur

Bixby Bridge stretches across Rainbow Canyon and is one of Big Sur’s most photographed landmarks. It was built in the 1930s by convict labourers and teeters 80 metres above the canyon. As you drive across the bridge, you’ll enjoy spectacular views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Much of Big Sur is protected under state park status. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is home to McWay Falls, which cascades down a granite cliffside and onto the gold-sand beach. In Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, you can explore family-friendly hiking trails that wind through towering redwood groves.

Crescent-shaped Pfeiffer Beach will dazzle you with its dramatic rock formations and lavender-coloured sand. The northern end of the beach is clothing optional and great for getting rid of your tan lines. In winter, there’s a good chance of spotting whales breaching offshore. While Big Sur often enjoys blue skies and sunshine, this stretch of coast can also become engulfed in summer fog.

The Big Sur Discovery Centre in Andrew Molera State Park charts the fascinating history and ecology of the coastal stretch. Guided California condor tours offer more information on the majestic birds that soar above the skies of Big Sur.

Getting around Big Sur

Big Sur is best explored by car, with the drive taking as little as two hours without stops. A highway skirts the coastline and connects Carmel in the north with San Simeon in the south. The closest airports are in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Facts about staying in Big Sur

  • What are the best hotels on Fremont Street in Big Sur?

    Super 8 by Wyndham Monterey/Carmel and the Mariposa Inn and Suites are great hotel options that can be found close to the famous Fremont Street in the Monterey neighborhood near Big Sur. The hotels are easily accessible through exit one on the Cabrillo Highway. They are both a short walking distance from popular tourist attractions such as the San Carlos Cathedral and the Old Fisherman Wharf. They offer free parking and complimentary breakfast. Mariposa Inn and Suites is the cheaper option. In the same neighborhood, another cheaper option is Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay which is conveniently located with restaurants and stores nearby, offering both a city and ocean view, and is a great spot for weddings and birthday parties.

  • Are there kid-friendly hotels in Big Sur?

    The Big Sur Lodge is a great option when booking kid-friendly hotels in Big Sur. The hotel can be found deep inside Pfeiffer State Park. The hotel is conveniently located, has an on-site restaurant, and offers family rooms. It is close to Pfeiffer Beach, a beautiful West Coast beach, where families can spend time bonding. The kids would be delighted to play on the beach, creating castles, and getting in the water for a swim. Another great option from the array of quality Big Sur hotels would be The Getaway in Carmel, near from Big Sur. They provide parking, daily breakfast, and bicycle rentals. A cheaper hotel option is The Inn at 1252 on Muras Avenue in the Monterey neighborhood. They offer a heated pool, a fitness center, and proximity to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Denis the Menace playground, and the Delta Shopping Centre. Another of the cheap hotels in Big Sur that is ideal for families with kids is the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. They have clean rooms, accommodating staff, and are near from the Hawthorne Gallery. This hotel serves breakfast, and has a pool and a garden where the children can play.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in Big Sur?

    If you are looking to book quiet hotels, secluded cabins such as the Ventana Big Sur, which is off the Cabral Highway in Big Sur, would be a great choice. It offers a luxurious experience, especially to couples looking for a quick getaway. This hotel offers utmost serenity by being tucked in acres of redwood and is close to the Andrew Molera State Park, which has miles of hiking trails. Another good option is the Fern Resort, which is ideal for families. The cabins are built near the river, with hiking trails and proximity to the beach. The Carmel View Inn located in the Carmel neighborhood is a great cheaper choice. The hotel has private balconies, clean rooms, complimentary breakfast, and is near from the Barnyard, which has an array of bars and eateries plus other convenience stores that include wine shops.

  • What neighborhoods in Big Sur have the best restaurants?

    The Carmel neighborhood hosts some of the great restaurant options. You can find the Flying Fish grill on Mission Street, which offers quality service, great ambiance, and fresh seafood and Asian menu. Another great option is the Portabella which offers an outdoor dining experience with Italian, European, and French cuisine. The Village Gem restaurant is also a must-try for those interested in quality desserts and a good selection of wine. The Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant is a hit among tourists, offering American cuisine with breakfast and dinner options. The restaurant's ambiance is quiet and cozy. A good pick for a cheaper restaurant is the Ripplewood Resort Restaurant which provides American and vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner with takeout and delivery options.

  • What are the best hotels in Big Sur?

    Fernwood Resort, rated with a score of 7.8 from 353 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Big Sur. Other top stays include Big Sur River Inn, with an average rating of 7.7 from 162 reviewers, and Carmel Valley's Little Cottage by the Creek, with a score of 9.8 from 13 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park?

    Fernwood Resort is a popular hotel near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park that is highly recommended, with a score of 7.8 across 353 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Big Sur cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $737/night is normal for a hotel in Big Sur.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Big Sur?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Big Sur hotels have prices starting from as low as $228/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • How much is a hotel in Big Sur tonight?

    A hotel in Big Sur tonight has an average price of $740, but some deals have been found for as low as $228 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Big Sur are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Big Sur hotel for tonight has been $1,713.