Post Ranch Inn

Highway 1Big Sur93920USA

About Post Ranch Inn

Situated on a cliff-top, Post Ranch Inn boasts contemporary luxury, with adult-only, eco-friendly accommodations. Magnificent views are a highlight of the property. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and a daily breakfast is offered daily.

All rooms include a minibar, iPod dock, and a CD player, while the bathrooms boast luxurious handmade toiletries.

Post Ranch Inn boasts three pools, including one lap pool and two heated basking pools. Guests can also unwind in the full-service spa, offering unique treatments, or partake in yoga, meditation, or hikes. A fitness centre is available onsite as well. For convenience, the hotel also has a hybrid car rental, shuttle service, and a convenience shop.

The ranch-style restaurant Sierra Mar serves Californian fare with French and Mediterranean influence over ocean views.

The hotel is located a 40-minute drive from Carmel and an hour from Hearst Castle.


Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920, USA
Telephone: +1 (831) 6672200 | Fax: +1 (831) 6672824 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bungalows
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness center / Spa

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Amazing Activities

Post Ranch Inn offers an amazing menu of onsite activities, most of them complimentary. Some guest favorites include yoga classes, tai chi, stargazing nights, and nature hikes. In addition, the hotel also features a gorgeous pool area which guests were very impressed with. While the beach is not too far in theory, getting there requires a bit of a hike – guests recommend packing comfortable shoes.

Dining Delight

Don’t skip out on breakfast. Guests really enjoyed the buffet, complimenting the fresh food and the delicious dishes. The onsite restaurant is worth visiting later in the day as well. There are many guests who make the drive just to have dinner at Sierra Mar.

Picture Perfect

Post Ranch Inn is a beautiful and well-renovated property. Every guest was impressed with their visit. The warm and welcoming staff will make you feel extra special, and try to accommodate you as best as possible. Guests were also delighted by the free snacks and minibars full of tasty treats.

Negative Reviews


The rooms at Post Ranch Inn do not have any TVs, or alarm clocks, however there is Wi-Fi, so you aren’t completely disconnected from the world, unless you want to be. Guests also said they weren’t too impressed with the onsite gym because it’s not very spacious.

Limited Menu

While the restaurant is impressive, guests say the dinner menu is a bit limited, so if you’re a picky eater, you may want to study it ahead of time. However, each dish is specialized and made to impress.

Available Assistance

Guests said that there is a lack of poolside service. You’ll rarely see staff walking around the pool or checking in on and assisting guests. However, you can easily reach someone via the poolside telephone if necessary.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 190 reviews across the web
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    8.7 /10
9.1 out of 10 based on 190 reviews