Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

Big Sur, CA United States
Neighborhood: Big Sur

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • One $100 hotel resort credit to be used during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) to be used towards Spa, Food & Beverage, Golf and any fee-based activities.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 59 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Zen
Local Immersion Seclusion Wellness

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

Neighborhood: Big Sur
Address:
48123 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920
United States
Nearest Airport:
Monterey Peninsula (MRY)
0 mi / 0 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Adults Only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Villas
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Room Service
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board

About Us

Resort - About Us
Relaxation, reflection...these are fitting activities at Ventana. This is no ordinary Central Coast resort. The very air induces a sense of serenity and well-being. Should you wish to pursue an activity away from the Inn, you will find a beautiful world to explore just a few steps or minutes away.
On property, Ventana has two heated swimming pools, each four feet deep and 75 feet in length, with adjoining bathhouses containing Japanese hot baths and sun decks, one with its own dry sauna. The bathhouse facility and one pool feature "clothing optional" areas, and are open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The fitness room, with a variety of exercise equipment including Stairmaster, treadmill, free weights and more, is open from 7 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Explore Big Sur
Ventana Property Walk The best way to start any day at Ventana! Every morning at 10 a.m. our Ventana guide leads a one-hour walk around the property. Guests learn about the history of the property, Big Sur and the flora and fauna native to the area. Wildlife viewing may include California condors, eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, and a myriad of other birds. Trees and plants include California redwoods, bay laurel, rosemary, Dalmatian sage, chaparral, and pride of Madeira. During migration season (December/January and April/May) whales can often be spotted from several vantage points on the property. DIRECTIONS: Meet at the lobby at 10 a.m. The loop hike returns to the lobby at 11 a.m
Big Sur Guides & Hiking Daily excursions into the Soul of Big Sur, these treks are designed for all capabilities and offer a 2 and a half hour to 3 hour adventure, into the beautiful Big Sur Wilderness. Experience gazing upon incredible vistas of the Pacific Ocean as the California Grey Whale migrates; or an array of wildflowers that will overwhelm all of your senses, or marvel at the feeling of the mist hitting your face, fifteen feet from the tallest waterfalls in the area, or most importantly ...dance around with the tallest living thing on earth, the California Coastal Redwood.All hikes are led by Big Sur Guides and Hiking. These hikes cost $75 per person and include lunch.
Accommodations
Designed by Kipp Stewart of Big Sur, Ventana is a completely unique Central Coast California resort where 12one- and two-story buildings of weathered cedar are scattered in a mountain meadow among landscaped gardens. Accented by redwood, oak and bay laurel trees, 60 oversized guestrooms, and spacious suites offer rustic sophistication and romantic allure.
Guestrooms Suites Villas & Cottages
The Spa
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 treatmentsare 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.
Dining
The Restaurant at Ventana
The Restaurant at Ventana';s menuutilizes local, sustainable ingredients from California';s Central Coast to create memorable dishes to pair with our award-winning wine list.Advance reservations are recommended.
Meetings & Events
Ventana Inn & Spa sets the stage for success for retreats, high-powered sales meetings or corporate strategy sessions. Sweeping coastal views, Pacific breezes and towering redwoods provide the setting for memorable Central Coast meetings. Lush amenities pamper group guests, while a wealth of recreational activities revitalize their spirits. Award-winning cuisine and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list all serve to ensure business is a pleasure. Ventana Inn & Spa is truly a paradise for productivity.
A number of informal settings are available for retreat gatherings.
Beyond meetings, a wealth of recreational leisure activities abound, and Ventana’s staff will be happy to arrange golf outings, fishing, private winery tours, activities for spouses such as visits to art galleries, "chef for a day" programs, spa treatments, painting classes and more.
Weddings & Celebrations
Ventana is the ultimate setting for elopements, small weddings up to celebrations of 200 guests, commitment ceremonies and honeymoons. Overlooking 50-mile vistas of the rugged Big Sur Coastline and Pacific Ocean, the outdoor Wedding Site or Lower Terrace is truly picture perfect. After the ceremony, the Upper Terrace, located outdoors, will be the setting for a memorable sunset reception. The Terrace also features dramatic ocean vistas, a canopied arbor, soft romantic lighting and an oversize fireplace.


Best of the Best

For savvy Californians, Big Sur and Ventana have long been synonymous. Perched 1,200 feet above one of the most dramatic stretches of the state’s Central Coast, the adults-only, rustically romantic resort has just completed a multimillion-dollar re-imagination. Ventana’s 59 guestrooms and suites are tucked amidst 160 acres of redwood forests and meadows; each features a private balcony or patio (book a Big Sur Spa Suite to enjoy a private hot tub). Executive Chef Paul Corsentino works with local farmers utilizing sustainable ingredients to create inventive coastal cuisine. Come relish the essence of this iconic region.

Hotel Tip

Ventana is the ultimate place to say “I do,” with intimate and elegant spaces for ceremonies and receptions of up to 200 guests.

Location

Address
48123 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920
United States
Neighborhood
Big Sur
Nearest Airport
Monterey Peninsula (MRY), 0 Miles / 0 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Ventana Guestroom

Connect with the stunning beauty of Big Sur on your private deck. Take in the views from your window seat. And enjoy a restful night’s sleep on the luxurious king bed. Ventana Guestrooms offer a relaxation experience beyond the ordinary.

VENTANA GUESTROOM FEATURES:

King bedComfortable window seatWell-appointed bathroomPrivate deck with forest or ocean views414 square feetArtisan-curated minibarVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Ventana Fireplace Room

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  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Ventana Fireplace Guestroom

There’s just something about the glow and warmth of a wood-burning fireplace — which makes this guestroom perfect for crisp, chilly mornings or simply unwinding with your loved one after a full day of exploration. Spread out on the spacious private deck with views of Big Sur’s forest, meadows or coastline. After drifting off to sleep on a spacious king bed, you’ll awaken to the sun shining through your room’s generous windows.

VENTANA FIREPLACE GUESTROOM FEATURES:

King bedWood-burning fireplaceWindow seatAmenity-rich bathroomPrivate deck with forest, meadow or ocean views414-471 square feetArtisan-curated minibarVentana's in-room amenities.

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Superior Fireplace Room

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Superior Fireplace Guestroom

Gaze into the blazing, warming fire. Relax. And reflect on your day in style and comfort. With a dining alcove and wet bar in addition to its wood-burning fireplace and other features, this room was made for you. Before you turn in for the night, though, be sure to bask in the surrounding forest views from your private deck.

SUPERIOR FIREPLACE GUESTROOM FEATURES:

King bedWood-burning fireplaceDining alcoveWet barWindow seatPrivate deck with forest viewsAmenity-filled bathroom480-485 square feetArtisan-curated minibarVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Big Sur Suite

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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  • Slippers
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Superior Hot Tub Suite

The Superior Hot Tub Suite provides everything you need for the perfect escape on the California coast — including a private hot tub and 300-square-foot outdoor deck overlooking the forests and meadows of Big Sur. This secluded suite also features a wood-burning fireplace, a decadent king bed and a spacious custom-appointed stone bathroom.

SUPERIOR HOT TUB SUITE FEATURES:King bedWood-burning fireplaceWindow seatSpacious bathroomLarge deckPrivate hot tubPartial ocean, forest or meadow viewsOcean viewsArtisan-curated minibar499 square feetVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Pacific House Rooms

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Pacific House Guestroom

The beauty and romance of the Pacific Ocean are on full display in Ventana’s open and spacious Pacific House Guestrooms. Stunning distant ocean views are the centerpiece, but you’ll marvel at the thoughtful touches in this truly romantic retreat, which boasts a private patio and hot tub overlooking the meadows and the sea. Indoors, an oversized tub for two has retractable walls to bring the fireplace into view, and a wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings and skylights all help set the mood.

PACIFIC HOUSE GUESTROOM FEATURES:

King bedWood-burning fireplaceVaulted ceilings with skylightsLarge stone bathroomIndoor oversized soaking tub for twoDouble vanity sinksSeparate showerPrivate hot tub on patioDistant ocean viewsArtisan-curated minibar634 square feetVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Big Sur Suite

Unwind in oversized leather chairs. Enjoy the wood-burning fireplace. Soak up the wondrous ocean or canyon views from your deck after a day of discovery. The luxury of space — combined with Ventana’s unparalleled amenities and setting — defines the Big Sur Suite. And after a peaceful slumber in your king-size bed, you’ll awaken refreshed and ready to do it all over again.

BIG SUR SUITE FEATURES:King bedComfortable seating areaWood-burning fireplaceWet barOversized stone bathroomLarge soaking tub for twoDouble vanity sinksSeparate shower and dressing areaLarge deckOversized hammock or hanging egg chairArtisan-curated minibar619 square feetVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Big Sur Spa Suite

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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  • Slippers
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Big Sur Spa Suite

The Big Sur Spa Suite combines the best of indoor and outdoor living to transform your Ventana visit into a relaxing spa experience. Take a soak in the bubbling hot tub on your spacious patio, while you soak in the views of the ocean, canyon or forest. Or spend a lazy afternoon lounging in the oversized hammock. You’ll find the suite’s interior just as inviting, with a dining alcove, wet bar, bathtub for two and wood-burning fireplace.

BIG SUR SPA SUITE FEATURES:King bedWood-burning fireplace and seating areaDining alcoveWet barExpansive stone bathroomOversized indoor tub for twoDouble vanity sinksSeparate shower and dressing areaLarge deckOversized hammockPrivate hot tubOcean or forest canyon viewsArtisan-curated minibar619 square feetVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Vista Hot Tub Suite

  • Bathrobe
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  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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Vista Hot Tub Suite

With your own private deck and hot tub, along with a wet bar and wood-burning fireplace, the Vista Hot Tub Suite gives you the space to spread out, relax and reflect on your Big Sur adventures. Overlooking rolling meadows and distant redwoods, this is 773 square feet of pure rejuvenation.

VISTA HOT TUB SUITE FEATURES:King bedSeating area and wood-burning fireplaceDining alcoveWet barLarge stone bathroomOversized indoor tub for twoDouble vanity sinksSeparate shower and dressing areaLarge deckPrivate hot tubDistant ocean view and private meadowArtisan-curated minibar773 square feetVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
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Big Sur Villas

The expanse of Big Sur is awe-inspiring — and Ventana’s Big Sur Villas evoke a similar response, thanks to spacious bi-level accommodations with plenty of room to roam. Make yourself at home in the first-floor living room, lounge on the full-size sofa and light the wood-burning fireplace for rustic ambience. When it’s time to retire for the evening, head to the second-floor bedroom, where your king bed and an open-concept stone-lined master bathroom await. Private outdoor spaces on both levels provide the perfect setting for taking in stunning Big Sur views.

BIG SUR VILLA FEATURES:Spacious living roomWood-burning fireplaceDining alcoveWet barWindow seatPrivate deck on the first floorSecond-floor bedroom with king bedPrivate balconyArtisan-curated minibar930–1,198 square feetVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Fireplace
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The Cottage House

The ultimate Big Sur journey begins in our Cottage House. This standalone refuge, the premier accommodations at Ventana, takes your experience to another level. Lounge in the comfortable furnishings, or suspend yourself in a swaying hammock outside your door. Relax in the soaking tub for two inside, or take in the forest canyon views from your private outdoor hot tub. Light the wood-burning fireplace for a night of warmth and romance, or snuggle under the stars. Your options are just as vast as the Cottage House's 722 square feet of indoor luxury and 600-square-foot deck.

THE COTTAGE HOUSE FEATURES:King bedComfortable seating areaDining alcoveWet barSpacious stone bathroomOversized indoor soaking tub for twoDouble vanity sinkSeparate shower and dressing areaOutdoor deck (600 square feet)Oversized hammockPrivate hot tubForest canyon viewsArtisan-curated minibar722 square feetVentana's in-room amenities

As an adults-only resort, all Ventana guests must be 18 or older.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Sitting Area
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Local Immersion, Seclusion, Wellness
Vibe Zen
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 59
Check-In Time 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time 1:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Our check out time is 1:00 p.m. daily. There is a late check-out charge of 50% of your daily rate. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Should you arrive early, please be prepared to enjoy our facilities until your room is ready. Should you arrive late, we are staffed 24 hours a day.


Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

When your reservation is confirmed, you will be guaranteed a room or suite at the quoted or agreed rate. The rate establishes the amenities in the room. Our commitment extends only to guest room type identified by the rate. Our rates are for double occupancy.  


All reservations require a one-night deposit by valid credit card with expiry date for reservations arriving Sunday-Thursday. A two night deposit is required for all reservations arriving on Friday or Saturday that are for more than one night.




Cancellation Policy

Should you need to modify or cancel your stay with us, please let us know 14 days prior to arrival, as cancellations within the 14 days are subject to a charge of one night's room and tax.


Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard/Eurocard, Discover

Terms & Conditions

All guests at Ventana Big Sur must be at least 18 years old.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • One $100 hotel resort credit to be used during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) to be used towards Spa, Food & Beverage, Golf and any fee-based activities.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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lovely hotel

By: ag13


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

This property is one of two luxury hotels in Big Sur it has lots of cool amenities: hot japanese baths , personal ensuite outdoor hot tubs, several pools etc breakfast buffet is included and very good also 4 oclock wine and cheese is another guest favorite. my only regret is not staying longer
Travel Advisor:  Robert Merlin

I want to be here everyweekend.

By: Lsquared


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

Have stayed here 2 times now. The second time was just as great as the first. The accommodation is spectacular and the staff extremely warm and inviting. They quickly helped us with every little detail. Can't recommend it enough.
Travel Advisor:  Stacy Weigant

tranquil getaway

By: shihfan


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2017

A very tranquil, beautiful resort. Just across the highway from the ocean but just as enjoyable. Staff are genuine and pleasant.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Ventana Big Sur

By: Heather J


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

The hotel and property are gorgeous, staff is very friendly. We would highly recommend Ventana.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant