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

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant
24-hour business center

Located in Big Sur, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is convenient to Big Sur Spirit Garden and Big Sur Station.

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

Make yourself at home in one of the 60 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature hair dryers and bathrobes.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers 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. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that 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. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.

Featured amenities include complimentary 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.

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only 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. 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 Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only is a smoke-free property.

  • Library 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 756 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8403 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 60 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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

Parking

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 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a full breakfast for a surcharge.

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.

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

Spa Services

  • 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 at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

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

Check-out

Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators
Minimum guest age is 18
Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • 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

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 Big Sur, an Alila Resort - 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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