Post Ranch Inn


Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn

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1218 Reviews

Unforgettable romantic getaway

For an unforgettably romantic honeymoon or relaxing escape, the Post Ranch Inn is a small, serene, seductive sanctuary of luxury. Nestled on the cliffs of the Big Sur with endless views of the Pacific Ocean the rest of the world will seem a million miles away as you embrace the natural beauty surrounding you. The award winning Sierra Mar restaurant offers acclaimed dining with breathtaking views. You can enjoy further relaxation and rejuvenation with a spa treatment, daily yoga or a soak in one of the infinity pools. Post Ranch Inn is a winner of Wine Spectator's prestigious Grand Award.


  • Spectacular Views
  • Big Sur
  • Infinity Pools
  • Private Deck
  • Award Winning

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

Post Ranch Inn

  • Away from it all
  • Amazing and endless Pacific Ocean views
  • A luxurious escape
  • Award winning Sierra Mar restaurant
1218 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1013
  • Very Good 103
  • Average 53
  • Poor 22
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Sep 16, 2018

Worth The Splurge

San Diego, California, United States

Post Ranch Inn is nature-inspired understated elegance and worth the investment to stay. Settle-in for complete relaxation. Think warm nurturing fires and a deep soaking bathtub , with a treehouse view. We only ventured out of the room for a short walk to the spa and dip in the cliff-edge small pool with a view of migrating whales (we brought our binoculars but there are some in the room to borrow too). We enjoyed all of the complimentary treats in the room. Although I typically order breakfast in the room, the breakfast was delicious with lots of choices. The view from the restaurant is classic Big Sur and well worth a visit. Looking forward to another visit. Stayed January 2011
Sep 12, 2018

Stunning location

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

There are many adjectives that one could use to Post Ranch Inn; stunning, beautiful, tranquil, are only a few that come to mind. It is one of the most beautiful locations I have stayed in, even on a misty day as it was when we arrived. We were warmly greeted at reception and they wished my partner happy birthday ( I had emailed to say we were celebrating his birthday). Our room wasn’t ready so we had lunch in the Sierra Mar which was lovely. Our room was an ocean view which was simply delightful and the bottle of celebratory champagne was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The interior design is rustic but there was a log fire, complimentary mini bar and gorgeous toiletries in the bathroom. The views from the deck were fantastic. The weather during our stay was quite cool so a dip in the hot tub was very welcome and it was lovely to “switch off” and just relax. Dinner in the evening was delicious and service was warm, friendly and unobtrusive. The reason I haven’t given Post Ranch 5 stars is purely based on price point and value. I have been lucky enough to stay in some fantastic hotels and resorts which, in my opinion offer better value, given our room rate was nearly $1800 for one night. Yes it was a treat, but it wasn’t high end luxury. For that sort of money I would have liked fresh coffee at breakfast, not self serve from an urn or queuing at the toaster. A welcome drink, cool towel on arrival would have been a nice touch . At the end of the day there is no taking away from the beautiful setting and scenery but it comes at a price. Would I go back? Absolutely, if I win the lottery.
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Guided Nature Hike

Discover the beauty of the local area with a guided nature walk. Subject to weather conditions. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11.30am

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Complimentary WIFI access throughout the resort available for resort guests

Fitness Centre

Aerobic and weight training equipment available for use during your stay


The full service Spa offers a wide range of treatments in a peaceful setting or the comfort of your room

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Two Infinity Pools

Heated to 104 degrees offering spectacular views, the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Morning Yoga and Meditation

Friday and Saturday at 10.00am, start your day off with guided Yoga exercises.

Post Ranch Inn

Food & Drink

Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn

Sierra Mar

Offering a fine dining experience, Sierra Mar is the winner of Wine Spectators prestigious Grand Award. Inquisitive creations complimented by wines from the award winning wine cellar while enjoying the breathtaking views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a casual but elegant dress code. Reservations are required for Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast 8.00am - 10.30am Lunch 12.15pm - 3.00pm Dinner 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Board Basis Options

Room Only