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4.4 out of 5

"Beautiful property exceeded our expectations. I heard there were a lot of negative reviews after we arrived and can’t imagine what anyone could compl ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 11 Nov 2019

Hotel Description

4.5-star adults-only resort near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

In Big Sur

You'll find Big Sur Spirit Garden and Big Sur Station within 3 miles (5 km) of this resort. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is within 6 miles (10 km) and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is within 9 miles (15 km).

Award-winning

This smoke-free resort features a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking and a free area shuttle.

Free Internet, patios

The 60 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and patios. Minibars, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed (Ventana)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$650* Per night/room Mar 15 - Mar 16

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Ventana)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cottage

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Ventana)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Bathtub (vista Hot Tub)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Fireplace)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only

Everyone (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Beautiful property exceeded our expectations. I heard there were a lot of negative reviews after we arrived and can’t imagine what anyone could complain about. Ventana was as close to heaven as I’ve ever been.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019

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5 out of 5

Best of Big Sur

You are going to splurge when you stay here, but it’s a small slice of hevan in the woods. My daughter and I stopped on the way down from San Fran and wished we had time for a few extra days. She talked me into morning yoga which was relaxing with some good stretching! We will be back~

Posted by , from KY on Jul 2, 2018

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5 out of 5
Outstanding! It is a great hotel with 2 beautiful pools and hot tubs. The food is excellent as well. The views are amazing.

Posted by , from Boston on May 3, 2018

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2 out of 5

Hotel charged 200 dollars per night deposit then held on to this money for three days after I checked out!!! Unacceptable!

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
Hotel is over priced for the quality. The restaurant was very expensive for super small portions. My debit card was charged 200 dollars deposit for each night I stayed and this money was not returned to me for 3 days AFTER check out. UNACCEPTABLE.

Posted by , from California on Oct 16, 2011

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4 out of 5

Nature's Paradise

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, hotel 5 star restaurant was great.
My daughter and I experienced a wonderful stay at the hotel. The grounds are pristine, with miles of walking trails. The breakfast buffet offered a hot and cold array of fresh food. The complimentary wine and cheese hour was the start of a perfect evening at the hotel restaurant. Yoga, vistas of the ocean, local wildlife (deer), with numerous fireplaces throughout the resort made for a memorable experience.

Posted by , from Corona Del Mar, CA on Feb 4, 2011

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5 out of 5

Amazing resort

Beautiful property on hwy 1 in Big Sur. The Inn is located at the top of a mountain surrounded by red woods and amazing views of the ocean. Upon arrival golf cart trucks help you with your baggage then drive you up the hill to the main building. We were offered a glass of wine while we checked in, our room was upgraded and the cary drove us to our room. The suite was huge, with spectacular views. The bed had soft cotton sheets, down quilts and tons of pillows! Leather chairs, flat screen TV, fireplace, a bottle of champagne waiting for us, a private deck with a hammock , a mini bar filled with yummies and more. Quaint trails that are light at night take you to the main restaurant- or you can get a ride in the carts if you wish. Free Breakfast daily with healthy options such as granola, fresh fruit, oatmeal, eggs, pastries etc. Free daily Yoga in the library. Wine and cheese from 4-6, Spa, heated pools, japanese hot baths, trails to explore, and more! The food in the restaurant was delicious!!! Ran the Big Sur Marathon while we were there-never wanted to leave Ventana Inn. As a mom of 6 kids It was nice to be at an adult only resort.

Posted by on May 1, 2010

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About the Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only

Location 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920

Property Features

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this resort measures 8403 square feet (756 square meters). A library, a terrace, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the luxury Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only. A free area shuttle within 5.00 mi is available. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Big Sur resort is smoke free.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 8 buildings
  • 8403 sq ft of conference space
  • 756 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (56.4 km / 35.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5.00 mi
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private patio
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

The Restaurant at Ventana - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Spa Alila. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 66.42 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 for adults, USD 0 and USD 0 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ventana Inn Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Ventana Inn Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel Big Sur
  • Ventana Joie de Vivre Boutique
  • Ventana Joie de Vivre Boutique Big Sur
  • Ventana Inn JdV Hotel Adults Big Sur
  • Ventana Inn JdV Hotel Adults
  • Ventana JdV Adults Big Sur
  • Ventana JdV Adults
  • Ventana Big Sur Alila Resort Adults
  • Ventana Alila Resort Adults
  • Ventana Big Sur Alila Adults
  • Ventana Alila Adults
  • Ventana Inn Spa a JdV Hotel – Adults Only
  • Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort Adults Only
  • Ventana Big Sur Adults Only
  • Ventana Inn Spa Adults Only
  • Ventana Inn Spa a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Ventana Big Sur, An Alila
  • Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only Resort
  • Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only Big Sur
  • Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only Resort Big Sur

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and children 17 years old and younger aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
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