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 Beautiful oasis along highway 1

Nov 28, 2020 Travel1Eat Stockholm, Sweden

Beautiful property with stunning views, private freestanding accommodations, excellent food and wine. The various hot tubs were beautifully designed as well. Friendly staff. The best feature is the view.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect pacific riviera hidden treasure!

Nov 28, 2020 DiviBlox

Excellent staff hospitality, top service, food, views, privacy, cleanliness, and design! All the details we carefully chosen for the guests. I believe even though we will travel the world, our cliff house is top 3 on our favorites! Can’t wait to come back!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible stay

Nov 25, 2020 Travelpimp2 Festus, Missouri

This is a once in a lifetime splurge, the ultimate in relaxation, and pampering. If you can, get a room with a view of the ocean, the skyline, the stars, etc are breathtaking. The food at Sierra Mar is excellent. The property has a lot of trails, and many more close by. They offer Lexus vehicles to their guests, so that was awesome to take a… Read more
This is a once in a lifetime splurge, the ultimate in relaxation, and pampering. If you can, get a room with a view of the ocean, the skyline, the stars, etc are breathtaking. The food at Sierra Mar is excellent. The property has a lot of trails, and many more close by. They offer Lexus vehicles to their guests, so that was awesome to take a sports car to the beach. Read less
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Nov 23, 2020 Shen_Jackson Sunnyvale, California

I've had friends who stayed here in the past, everyone raved about the resort, so my wife and I decided to stay here for our anniversary. The resort is great, if you want to use it as a base to explore the California Coast it's well located. If you never want to leave the property it's also well appointed. What did we love? The food is great,… Read more
I've had friends who stayed here in the past, everyone raved about the resort, so my wife and I decided to stay here for our anniversary. The resort is great, if you want to use it as a base to explore the California Coast it's well located. If you never want to leave the property it's also well appointed. What did we love? The food is great, the rooms are private and comfortable, the Covid protocols are great. The resort itself is a destination, we'll definitely return. Read less
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Nov 22, 2020 Ecofab San Francisco, California

Truly ecofabulous in every way. Magnificent views, grounds, service. It is the most romantic, restorative getaway. Close to SF & LA, it feels a million miles from busy. The steel soaking tubs are magnificent. Don’t miss the hikes, yurt yoga, and falconering. Perfection!