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.

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Feb 23, 2021 Todd H

The Post Ranch Inn never disappoints. It is a truly unique and wonderful experience. The low key ambiance, the high quality and friendliness of the staff, and the most beautiful of settings ( Big Sur....1000’ above the Pacific Ocean!) make a perfect recipe for unforgettable and beautiful memories. Everything has been thought of. A 5 star… Read more
The Post Ranch Inn never disappoints. It is a truly unique and wonderful experience. The low key ambiance, the high quality and friendliness of the staff, and the most beautiful of settings ( Big Sur....1000’ above the Pacific Ocean!) make a perfect recipe for unforgettable and beautiful memories. Everything has been thought of. A 5 star experience to be sure. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Inn by which all others shall be judged!

Feb 22, 2021 LeftCoastYankee USA

Third time staying the Post Ranch Inn. Simply put, it is my favorite accommodation on Earth. The ocean views, the sunrises and the sunsets are spectacular. The restaurant (Sierra Mar) is always wonderful and as of Feb 2021 with a new chef a taken it to a whole new level. We enjoyed amazing meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can’t wait to return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Babymoon!

Feb 22, 2021 Lsikora004 San Francisco

We had an amazing stay at the Post Ranch Inn. We stay in a treehouse with an Ocean view and it was the best hotel we have every stayed. Staff and amenities were world class and we can't wait to visit again soon!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible escape to magical Big Sur

Feb 22, 2021 megokoch Portola Valley, California

The best romantic getaway in California. Total escape from stress in total luxury and beauty. Our M Post home was gorgeous with our stainless steel hot tub looking over the Pacific. Don’t miss the Falconer program. Can’t wait to return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My new favorite place

Feb 20, 2021 Cosmopolitan564831

An absolutely lovely trip. We went for our 25th anniversary and were worried that Post Ranch Inn would not live up to the hype. But the gorgeous setting, friendly staff, and overall fantastic amenities did not disappoint. We will be back!