Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

Big Sur, CA United States

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom (up to $30 per person credit daily)
  • $100 USD Hotel/Resort credit to be used during stay excluding retail (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 59 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Zen
Local Immersion Seclusion Wellness

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

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

We are excited to welcome you back to Ventana Big Sur. From the moment you arrive on our 160-acre property, you’ll notice increased exclusivity and privacy, paired with the spectacular surroundings and service you’ve come to expect. Our most notable enhancement is a new inclusive approach, which allows you to experience Ventana like never before. And glamping guests will enjoy a flexible model that provides a highly personalized escape among the redwoods.

In addition to your comfort, safety remains a top priority: All procedures, services, and guest programming will continue to be guided by the recommendations of the CDC and local government authorities. We also are following protocols for Global Biorisk Advisory Council certification. Below are further details about what you can count on as you journey back to Ventana Big Sur.

In an effort to make each Ventana visit as carefree as possible, we have introduced an inclusive experience—an allencompassing, highly customized approach that includes meals, signature activities, and more. A Leisure Concierge will

help plan every aspect of your stay, which features the following inclusive offerings:

Dining in-room (all meals), poolside on your dedicated chaise lounge (lunch), or at The Sur House—which has an all-new, spacious seating plan and is reserved exclusively for resort guests during breakfast and dinner.

Convenient, healthy, and inspiring snacks to take on your day’s adventures, along with complimentary keepsake reusable water bottles.

Access to the resort’s Signature Experiences

The Ventana Big Sur picnic program.

Access to indoor and outdoor fitness studios.

Volvo house cars for use within a three-mile radius.

Access to private, reservation-only indoor and outdoor wellness studios.

The Excursion Outpost, the resort’s new equipment library, featuring complimentary items for your use on picnics, hikes, adventures, and more. Please visit our Services & Amenities page for a full list.

New outdoor lounging nooks across the grounds, perfect for couples

ADVENTURE AT EVERY TURN(AND WITH EVERY STAY)

Ventana Big Sur is a place for exploration both outside and within, whether it’s a hike through the breathtaking natural landscape just beyond your door or a creative journey that expands your perspective. Our complimentary Ventana Signature Activities, included with all stays, are designed to empower you on whichever path you choose.

These semi-private experiences offer ample distancing for safety—and ample enjoyment, too. Please reserve activities prior to your stay by contacting your Leisure Concierge. All offerings and schedules are subject to change. Participation numbers are limited.

Ventana Big Sur's Signature Experiences include the following daily activities:

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, S'mores, Property Hike & Social [Distancing] Hour

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, this adults-only, rustically romantic resort has just completed a multimillion-dollar transformation. Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort has 59 guest rooms and suites on 160 acres of redwood forests and meadows, each with a private balcony or patio (book a Big Sur Spa Suite for a private hot tub). Executive chef Keith Potter works with local farmers to create coastal cuisine from sustainable ingredients for The Sur House restaurant. Relish the essence of this iconic region.

Advisor Tip

Take advantage of the wine and cheese hour, held each evening around sunset. Enjoy the great view with a glass of red or white; featured vintners change daily. –Deborah Trevino Naperville, Illinois

Health & Safety

HYATT’S COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

Ventana Big Sur is instituting Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment to further enhance our operational guidance and resources around guest safety and peace of mind. Driven by Hyatt’s purpose and experience delivering world-class hospitality for more than 60 years, this commitment includes three critically important initiatives

An accreditation process by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) at all hotels around the world.

New colleague training and support resources, with at least one person at every Hyatt hotel trained as Hygiene Manager.

A cross-functional working group of medical experts and industry professionals that will contribute to various aspects of the hotel experience.

To learn more about Hyatt’s Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment, please visit https://www.hyatt.com/info/global-care-and-cleanliness-commitment.

For additional questions, please contact our Reservations Team.

Sustainability

At Ventana Big Sur, we recognize that we have a responsibility to this incredible natural setting we call home. Operations at our eco-friendly resort include a number of green initiatives, such as property-wide recycling programs, the use of native landscaping elements and more.

Our organic garden is one such effort: It provides the freshest local ingredients for our cuisine, we have started composting and we've built a home on the site for our 30 chickens.

We are excited about helping to preserve the landscape of Big Sur, while proving that sustainability and luxury can go hand in hand. We’re committed to expanding our knowledge. Ventana is poised to deliver clean, safe and healthy destinations for travelers and a better future for the planet.

Location

Address
48123 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920
United States
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

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Internet Access
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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

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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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
  • Safe
  • 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

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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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
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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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 Forest Shower Suite

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • 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
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Internet Access
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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
View More

Big Sur Forest Shower 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 Forest Shower Suite. And after a peaceful slumber in your king-size bed, you’ll awaken refreshed and ready to do it all over again.

Soak up sweeping vistas of the Big Sur redwood forest as you relax in a luxurious open-air shower designed for two

BIG SUR FOREST SHOWER 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

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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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

Ventana Big Sur will roll out an a brand new all inclusive experience:

In an effort to make each Ventana visit as carefree as possible, we have introduced an inclusive experience—an allencompassing, highly customized approach that includes meals, signature activities, and more. A Leisure Concierge will help plan every aspect of your stay, which features the following inclusive offerings:

• Dining in-room (all meals), poolside on your dedicated chaise lounge (lunch), or at The Sur House—which has an all-new, spacious seating plan and is reserved exclusively for resort guests during breakfast and dinner.

• Convenient, healthy, and inspiring snacks to take on your day’s adventures, along with complimentary keepsake reusable water bottles.

• Access to the resort’s Signature Experiences such as yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and daily hikes. Please visit our Signature Experiences page for a full list https://www.ventanabigsur.com/activities/signature-experiences

• The Ventana Big Sur picnic program.

• Access to indoor and outdoor fitness studios.

• Volvo house cars for use within a three-mile radius.

• Access to private, reservation-only indoor and outdoor wellness studios.

• The Excursion Outpost, the resort’s new equipment library, featuring complimentary items for your use on picnics, hikes, adventures, and more. Please visit our Services & Amenities page for a full list https://www.ventanabigsur.com/resort/services-and-amenities

• New outdoor lounging nooks across the grounds, perfect for couples.

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



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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom (up to $30 per person credit daily)
  • $100 USD Hotel/Resort credit to be used during stay excluding retail (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • 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

california 2019

By: teddy


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2019

a glorious spot for relaxation and rest--the staff was very informative and helpful
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Beautiful Property - Great Views

By: EDH Customer


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019

We found Ventana Big Sur to be a pleasure. It is a beautiful property, easy to locate and the service is excellent. We enjoyed an upgraded room, thanks to Coastline Travel and Jeff Mutnick. Impeccable wood and leather interiors made the room deep and inviting. The ocean view from the balcony was rejuvenating. Excellent room service, a deep soaking bath and an in-deck spa made the room its own little mini getaway. Ventana Big Sur has a lot of inviting features. The common area is large and well-appointed, with games from chess to scrabble, and it is just a pleasure to spend time inside socializing. The panoramic views from the front lawn are wedding-photo ready, and there are myriad nooks and hideaways where you can read a book, enjoy a soak, or both. Resort atmosphere is very casual. Management is very responsive. The in-room food is excellent. The nearby restaurant is accommodating and beautiful, and the dining is classic. I highly recommend the Ventana Big Sur.
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Mutnick

Glamping at Ventana Big Sur

By: Lesley


Reviewed on: 02 May 2019

Glamping was a real treat! The surroundings beautiful and we had all we needed for a relaxing night! Ventana Big Sur's restaurant was also delicious!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Epstein

Ventana - excellent resort for an unbelievable setting

By: Zach


Reviewed on: 13 May 2019

The resort is amazing and fits well with the setting of Big Sur. We were warmly greeted by all of the staff. The rooms are big and also decorated to extend the essence of Big Sur. We ate at Sur House which was nice but would have been better if the outdoor seating were available. Will definitely return to Ventana next time I am in the Big Sur area.
Travel Advisor:  Ourisman Travel

Relaxing Adults-Only Experience

By: Elizabeth


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Our stay was very relaxing. The property is very in tune with nature - ocean, redwoods surround you at every turn. Having three young children at home, I especially appreciated escaping to the adults-only tranquility that is Ventana. Most of our stay I just marveled at how quiet it was! The service and room were both top notch too.
Travel Advisor:  Courtney Regan
Not Recommended

Glamping

By: Kristi


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

Glamping was expensive and no views and very little food.