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Post Ranch Inn

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3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Room, Ocean View (Lower Coast) | Terrace/patio

Overview of Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Big Sur with 3 outdoor pools and spa

10.0/10 Exceptional

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Library
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Furnished balcony
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Carmel Beach - 50 min drive
  • 17-Mile Drive - 53 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 51 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cielo - 3 min walk
  • Sierra Mar - 3 min walk
  • The Restaurant at Ventana - 15 min walk
  • The Sur House Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • Big Sur Bakery - 19 min walk

About this property

Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 235.00 per vehicle one-way. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 3 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour fitness center.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 6:00 AM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free uncovered onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Yoga classes


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 31 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1992
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Wet bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Recycling
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The onsite spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Post Ranch Inn is listed in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.
The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 235.00 per vehicle (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses solar energy, plus a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Post Ranch Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Post Ranch Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Post Ranch Inn?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Post Ranch Inn?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Post Ranch Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Post Ranch Inn?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Post Ranch Inn?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM on request. The charge is USD 235.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Post Ranch Inn?
You can check in from 6:00 AM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Post Ranch Inn and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Post Ranch Inn includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Post Ranch Inn also has a 24-hour fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Post Ranch Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fernwood Camp (3 mi), Big Sur Roadhouse (3.6 mi), and Coast Gallery Big Sur (3.8 mi).
Does Post Ranch Inn have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Post Ranch Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Post Ranch Inn like?
Post Ranch Inn is a short 15-minute walk from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and 18 minutes' walk from Big Sur Spirit Garden.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Just what the doctor ordered
The Unique hotel is situated on the crest of a mountain with fabulous views of the mountains and ocean. The hotel staff completely accommodating yet not in your face. We attended a quality yoga class with a very informed instructor. After yoga we attended an extensive brunch with one the tastiest French toast I have had the pleasure of eating. The only regret is not staying longer . It's a great space to unwind.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

AMAZING hotel, beautiful spot and great location.. a bit pricy but worth it
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A Destination
This is more a destination than a hotel. Everyone is cordial and friendly and welcoming. A nice place to relax, meditate, and think. The grounds are extensive and peaceful.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Machu Pinchu of the US. Very relaxing, spiritual. No other place is like it. Worth every penny.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This hotel is very expensive by anyones standards. It is some, but not an impossible distance from other towms. That being said, it is located with a view of the most beautiful scenery along California`s coast. Each room is well designed and the refrigerator is stocked with wine, cheese, crackers,cookies,etc. Great for a picnic. The restaurant is beautifully done and the food is fancy and well done. The complimentary breakfast is just lovely with something for everyone. The staff is the best we have ever encountered. They are respectful,good natured, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed them so much. Yoga, hiking and other diversions are available. You definitly can be taken away from the real world. An elegant way to excape!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Impressed !
Good service, nice staff, fabulous panoramic view
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is not a hotel, it is an experience. A true slice of heaven
I went here with my boyfriend in April. The place was absolutely breathtaking. I had read about this place is travel magazines for years and had extremely high expectations, yet the hotel managed to surpass all of them. Not one detail was spared. When you arrive, you're offered champagne and driven to your room in a lexus. Your tourguide shows you around the beautiful property and gives you room details. You're wanting to jump out of the car in the first minute because you want to enjoy all the property has to offer. I live a very busy, hectic, NYC partying lifestyle and this is the one place where I was actually able to sit back and relax and take in the natural beauty. A heavenly retreat for the mind, body and soul.
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