Book your room at Ventana Inn And Spa, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Room type

Big Sur Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Big Sur Spa Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Pacific House Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Superior Room, Fireplace

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Superior Suite, Hot Tub

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Ventana, Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Ventana, Room, Fireplace

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Where a Big Sur getaway becomes a homecoming for your soul.

Located in Big Sur, Ventana Inn And Spa, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is convenient to Big Sur Spirit Garden and Big Sur Station.

This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Pfeiffer Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 60 guestrooms featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes.

Treat yourself with body treatments and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 10 mi.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ventana Inn And Spa, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Big Sur? This resort has facilities measuring 8403 square feet (756 square meters), including meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

At your hotel

At your hotel

The Resort

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and forested canyons, Ventana Inn & Spa is a luxury resort located amidst the California coast’s most mythic backdrop - Big Sur.

Even here, where a magical combination of natural beauty and remoteness has long inspired writers, artists and travelers alike, Ventana occupies a special place - one of privacy, romance, and judging from many guests’ reactions, awe. Designed by the noted mid-century modern architect Kipp Stewart in the 1970s, Ventana was the first luxury resort in Big Sur, while also remaining sensitive to the pristine surroundings. This has been the resort’s underlying mission ever since: environmental stewardship and commitment to elegance within a majestic backdrop.

In today’s frenzied, crowded world, the Ventana style of comfort is perhaps more needed than ever before. Now adults-only, the resort’s attention to luxury is rarely found on this stretch of the Central Coast, if anywhere else.

Throughout the grounds, rustic architecture blends easily into the 243 acres of meadow, trails, gardens, and native trees. Guests choose from accommodations that range from suites to villas to cottages. All are finely furnished and emphasize privacy, quiet and outdoor space, including a deck or patio (usually with a personal outdoor spa), and often a wood-burning fireplace, as well.

As they would tell you, one has to come to Big Sur to truly understand its powers. At Ventana, there’s nothing in your way. Those elements that are so alluring - the light, mist, woods, vistas, food, way of life – are at arm’s length, patiently awaiting your arrival.

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

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

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

Park your car

Free self parking, Free valet parking

In your room

  • Room service
  • DVD player
  • Premium bedding
  • Patio
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Phone
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Turndown service
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
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Eat and drink

The resort’s signature restaurant, The Restaurant at Ventana, has long been considered one of the area’s best, and serves California cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, always emphasizing carefully chosen ingredients from local farmers, foragers and fishermen.


A sumptuous continental Big Sur breakfast buffet is included with each night's stay. Arrangements may be made for in-room delivery. Guests are invited to enjoy a wine and daily hors d'oeuvres welcome reception as well as a yoga or pilates class and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk".

Custom designed packages and activities, including nature exploration, hiking, photography, and yoga, allow guests to experience firsthand the unique state of consciousness and setting that is Big Sur from the people who know it best.

  • Aerobics on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
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The Spa at Ventana embraces the magical essence of Big Sur through the use of nature’s healing gifts. Treat yourself to the ultimate in rejuvenation at the Monterey-area's premier resort and spa. All treatments are designed to relax and nurture the body and spirit, and to rejuvenate and revitalize subtle energies. Choose from a variety of massages in the privacy of your room, on your deck or in our spa, either by yourself or with your partner. Take the opportunity to lose yourself in the fragrance of wild mountain lavender and other natural botanical essences. Practitioners are dedicated to providing a sensory experience that offers relaxation and connection where one can find inner peace and sanctity.

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments


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

The fine print for Ventana Inn And Spa, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 1 PM

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

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. 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 Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel 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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