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Morning Glory Ranch, Full Ocean View Homestead w/ Infinity Pool and Hot Tub
4.5/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
I would go back there 100 times

"I am so impressed with this property, location, quality of service, and everything. It was 8 of us who stayed there for two nights. We truly enjoyed our time there. The owner and property managers were very kind and responsive. Because the place is literally off the grid they kept checking on us ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Morning Glory Ranch, Full Ocean View Homestead w/ Infinity Pool and Hot Tub
Beautiful Big Sur With Pool/spa, Close in Location to all Big Sur has to Offer
4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Great views

"We loved our extended weekend in Big Sur. The property was great, we spent a lot of time on the deck & in the pool."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Beautiful Big Sur With Pool/spa, Close in Location to all Big Sur has to Offer
Big Sur Ecomodern Farmhouse Overlooking the Pacific Ocean
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17.17 mi from city center
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Beautiful Place

"The property was amazing. The pictures made it look too good to be true but it was exactly as posted and even better than what we could have imagined. Will definitely book again!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Big Sur Ecomodern Farmhouse Overlooking the Pacific Ocean
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 center
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 Mar 21, 2020

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
Gorgeous Modern Home With Ocean Views in the Heart of Big Sur
Ragged Point Inn and Resort
3 out of 5
19019 Highway 1, Ragged Point, San Simeon, CA
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The price is $229 per night
24.11 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (438 reviews)

"Check in/check out process was by far one of the easiest I’ve dealt with. Every part of the property was amazing and will definitely be returning soon."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Ragged Point Inn and Resort
Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
3 out of 5
1000 Aguajito Rd, Monterey, CA
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The price is $145 per night
39.84 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (950 reviews)

"Best staff I encountered on the way up the coast."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
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The price is $189 per night
39.75 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,053 reviews)

"No service due to Covid which is understandable. Just nice to come in to clean room every day."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Hotel Pacific
3.5 out of 5
300 Pacific St, Monterey, CA
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The price is $129 per night
40.8 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (946 reviews)

"The hotel is beautiful. The location is excellent and the rooms are very big. We had an amazing fireplace . I would highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hotel Pacific
Big Sur Lodge
3 out of 5
47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
The price is $298 per night
17.84 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (362 reviews)

"We arrived at check in time (4 pm) but the room wasn’t ready. We checked back in 45 minutes later and it was finally ready. Very basic accommodations. You’re paying for the location. Room hasn’t been updated in 30 years but has a rustic cabin feel to it. Complimentary firewood for one night was a ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Big Sur Lodge
Pacific Inn
2 out of 5
2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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The price is $69 per night
39.47 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"Great location, clean rooms and friendly staff . I've stayed at this motel many times with no issues."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Pacific Inn
Cambria Pines Lodge
3 out of 5
2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $169 per night
44.58 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,081 reviews)

"It is set up to feel like you are in cabins in the woods, so cute! The rooms are not very updated, but it gives it more of the cabiny feel. We had a family suite, very spacious, with a microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker, also a sink in it's little kitchen area. Would be great for a long visit! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Cambria Pines Lodge
Stargazer Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
1046 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $67 per night
40.13 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,105 reviews)

"Loved it! Great service and clean comfortable rooms! Def recommend"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Stargazer Inn and Suites
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $124 per night
40.33 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,145 reviews)

"The hotel is very clean in and out. The decor is very cute. Check in staff was very friendly. The location is perfect for walking around downtown. I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
FogCatcher Inn
3 out of 5
6400 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $209 per night
42.54 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"The staff here is fantastic. They go out of their way to help and accommodate any requests. The room was beautiful and clean. Overall there are aspects of the hotel that could use updating, but they are not enough to keep us away. The location is phenomenal and the view is majestic!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

FogCatcher 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. A top sight in the city is Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

  • You'll find 440 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Monterey
  • The closest major airport is in King City, CA (KIC-Mesa Del Rey), 25.6 mi (41.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 39.1 mi (63 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Big Sur

The seaside and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Limekiln State Park, and McWay Falls. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are New Camaldoli Hermitage and McWay Cove.

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

Dressing for Big Sur

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 72°F and the nighttime average to be 37°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • July through September averages 86°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 83°F during the day and 37°F at night
  • Big Sur gets about 11.57 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 86°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 38°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Big Sur?
Based on our traveler data, Big Sur Lodge is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free parking. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is another good choice for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Big Sur, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Big Sur.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Big Sur?
For additional details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Big Sur, click here.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation in Big Sur?
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is a favorite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features a full-service spa and an ocean-view restaurant. Another good option for a romantic stay is Big Sur Lodge.
What's the best place to stay with easy access to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park?
Big Sur Lodge is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Other good options within 5 miles include Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only and Beautiful Big Sur With Pool/spa, Close in Location to all Big Sur has to Offer.
What about the best place to stay near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only, located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and this 4.5-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Beautiful Big Sur With Pool/spa, Close in Location to all Big Sur has to Offer and Big Sur Lodge are other good choices within the surrounding area.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in Big Sur?
Big Sur Lodge is a top 4-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features 3 outdoor pools and free breakfast. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Big Sur River Inn and Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only. To enjoy some time by the water, head to McWay Falls or Pfeiffer Beach.
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 travelers looking for a pampering stay.
What are some hotels with pools in Big Sur?
Big Sur River Inn is a top inn with an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Other choices that offer an onsite pool include Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only and Big Sur Lodge.

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