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Big Sur 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

Located in Big Sur, Ventana Inn and Spa, a JdV Hotel – Adults Only 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 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment. Private bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, 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 5.00 mi.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). 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 self parking is available onsite.

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.

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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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