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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Phenomenal R&R escape

Sep 22, 2020 Paul T

There really is no better luxury couples retreat that you can drive to - unparalleled gracious hospitality and breathtaking views and attention to every detail. From the moment we pulled onto the private road to the sad departure, it was a thorough reset from reality that we will cherish. We loved the ocean views, the evening gourmet dinners,… Read more
There really is no better luxury couples retreat that you can drive to - unparalleled gracious hospitality and breathtaking views and attention to every detail. From the moment we pulled onto the private road to the sad departure, it was a thorough reset from reality that we will cherish. We loved the ocean views, the evening gourmet dinners, and the experiences at the pool and spa. Thank you, Post Ranch. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of a kind

Sep 19, 2020 busyflying Los Angeles, California

We could not have had a more delightful two nights than we had in our mountain room. We had a glorious view across to the mountains that was fascinating with occasional wildlife and sheer natural beauty. The room was architecturally spectacular and luxuriously comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were soft. There were… Read more
We could not have had a more delightful two nights than we had in our mountain room. We had a glorious view across to the mountains that was fascinating with occasional wildlife and sheer natural beauty. The room was architecturally spectacular and luxuriously comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were soft. There were plenty of outlets and enough lighting. The minibar included a sink and complimentary treats and drinks. The fireplace was stocked each morning. Amenities were in large bottles and were all in a delightful lavender. There were bath salts at the jacuzzi Japanese soaking tub combo shower. Towels were fluffy and plentiful. The deck was very large and had a table and two comfortable wooden chaises. Internet was good, but the service employs the annoying requirement of an abbreviated sign in each time. Breakfasts in the room were served hot and were delicious. The food in Sierra Mar, the restaurant, was prepared and plated with enthusiasm, ingenuity, and an eye for beauty. We were very impressed with our two dinners and our lunch. The level of service there was of the same very high standard as in the rest of the resort. Everyone was professional, friendly, and gracious. Given their sanitation efforts, we felt pretty comfortable about the pandemic. We enjoyed our hike around the property and our visit to the chef's garden. My girlfriend had an exciting and informative time with the falconry program. We loved our time at Post Ranch and are eager to return. A very special place that is world class. Read less
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Sep 7, 2020 juliebruno62

As good as as 30 years ago, maybe better, and that was great. We’re coming back sooner and for a longer stay. The fire had closed all state parks, and Ventana was closed for dinner except for guests, but it didn’t matter. Post Ranch Inn was up to the task!
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Sep 3, 2020 garyballenger

Great people, beautiful surroundings, great venue. Food very good, service excellent and totally enjoyed the rooms. We would recommend this Ranch to those who want a real taste of heaven on earth. Loved all of it.
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Sep 1, 2020 922ashleyf North Carolina

Gorgeous! It is a one of a kind place. It is on the pricey side, but it is a very special place and we think it was worth it. We took several amazing photos while at the property and we hope to get them framed for our home.