Post Ranch Inn

Monterey, California Coast

The hotel

Extraordinary location, extraordinary architecture, this Inn offers luxurious, stylish accommodations set within a relaxing compound. Guests can indulge in early morning yoga, visit the spa, soak in the infinity pool 1,200ft up and dine at the architecturally striking Sierra Mar restaurant. The Post Ranch Inn is a perfect add-on for stays in San Francisco.

Amenities

  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Perched on top of the cliffs, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this Big Sur resort is situated on the most picturesque stretch of highway in the USA. Transfer time from San Francisco airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

39 rooms. All rooms with private deck with ocean or mountain views, complimentary WiFi access, mini-bar stocked with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (replenished daily), iron and board, hairdryer, complimentary daily newspaper, and walking stick. Butterfly Rooms - Six-room building shaped like a butterfly with outstretched wings. Under each wing are three floors, each with a private guest room and separate entrance. Lower and Middle Butterfly Rooms are located on the lower and middle floors of the triplex unit with mountain views, fireplace and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults. Upper Butterfly Rooms are also available at a supplement. Middle and Upper Butterfly Rooms have a indoor spa tub.

Mountain Houses - Circular designed two-story duplex. Each room with separate entrance, mountain views, fireplace, indoor soaking tub, terrace and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Tree Houses - Triangular in shape these rooms are suspended on timber stilts each with a window seat, desk, fireplace, indoor soaking tub, skylight and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Coast House - Circular designed rooms in a two-story duplex, each with a private entrance, fireplace, indoor soaking tub, terrace and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Peak House - 960sq ft room with private mountain view rooms through a glass-walled bedroom, fireplace, heated floors and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Ocean House - These single standing ocean front structures have a curved, beamed roof covered with a carpet of grass and wildflowers, offering panoromaic ocean views, private deck, double sided fireplace, fireplace, indoor soaking tub and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Pacific Suites - Circular two-story building offering 960sq ft suites with ocean views, private entrance, fireplace, heated floors, outdoor hot tub, private deck and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Cliff House - 960sq ft free-standing structure with a deck suspended over the cliff, garden courtyard, glass-walled bedroom, fireplace, heated floors, outdoor hot tub and 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Sierra Mar restaurant (fine dining). Wine Cellar. Heated swimming pool, 2 infinity basking pools, fitness centre. Full service spa*. Library. Complimentary activities including guided nature hikes, yoga classes and star gazing.

2 night minimum stay required for Friday and Saturday arrivals.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: No guests allowed under the age of 18.

Should a guest decide to depart earlier than their check-out, a penalty of one night room and tax will apply unless there are extenuating circumstances at which time the General Manager will decide if the penalty will apply.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great 2 day break

Oct 11, 2019 toddhQ6298RS Sausalito, California

Perfect quiet view of the Pacific, great small walking trail, pools and hot tubes are the perfect place to relax. The food is excellent and I believe you would have a hard time getting a table if you were not staying on site. It felt like a piece of heaven.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Birthday Bliss

Oct 11, 2019 Ros60 Worcester, United Kingdom

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect . The attention to detail was just right and the location was breathtaking. Our room overlooked the sea. Breakfast was delicious and the pools were sublime.We went here for a special treat and it didn’t disappoint. Honestly if you are contemplating coming here.... do. Just don’t stay here for one… Read more
From the moment we arrived everything was perfect . The attention to detail was just right and the location was breathtaking. Our room overlooked the sea. Breakfast was delicious and the pools were sublime.We went here for a special treat and it didn’t disappoint. Honestly if you are contemplating coming here.... do. Just don’t stay here for one night! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great views, shame about the bed

Oct 9, 2019 Michael E

This resort is near perfect. The views are amazing. The rooms, private and secluded. We had one issue - the bed was hard as a rock and we had an uncomfortable night. However, we did watch the sun come up from our private tub overlooking the pacific. Likewise we enjoyed the infinity pool overlooking the cliff and ocean. It’s very expensive and it’s… Read more
This resort is near perfect. The views are amazing. The rooms, private and secluded. We had one issue - the bed was hard as a rock and we had an uncomfortable night. However, we did watch the sun come up from our private tub overlooking the pacific. Likewise we enjoyed the infinity pool overlooking the cliff and ocean. It’s very expensive and it’s probably not good value BUT we didn’t regret staying here as the you are really paying for the spectacular views. We had dinner at Sierra Mar which was poor, mainly due to our waiter, and would recommend skipping and taking dinner privately in room. Breakfast at Sierra Mar was fantastic and would highly recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location. Wonderful home-cooked breakfast. Clean and bright.

Oct 9, 2019 Frances H Georgetown, United States

Loved this little place. The staff are fabulous and you cannot beat the amazing home-cooked breakfast. Very clean and cozy. Definitely would stay there again.A hidden treasure and well-worth the money .
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Oct 9, 2019 Anton33MD Bevlidere, IL, United States

Outstanding location and perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway. Food is exceptional and the service is second to none. Just sit back and let them pamper you from the time you arrive. The views of the Pacific are as advertised and the 24 hour hot tubs overlooking the cliffs were an unexpected surprise. The hiking trails, gardens, and turkeys… Read more
Outstanding location and perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway. Food is exceptional and the service is second to none. Just sit back and let them pamper you from the time you arrive. The views of the Pacific are as advertised and the 24 hour hot tubs overlooking the cliffs were an unexpected surprise. The hiking trails, gardens, and turkeys that roam the property make this place memorable. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone that wishes to explore the finest resorts in the country. Worth every penny. Read less