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Room type

Ventana, Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Big Sur Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Superior Suite, Hot Tub

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Big Sur Spa Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Pacific House Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

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

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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.

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


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

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


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Patio 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Turndown service 

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.

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.

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

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 


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


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 or older are welcome.

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


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night
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

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.
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