Post Ranch Inn

Location: California | USA

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Spectacular views are the order of the day at the iconic Post Ranch Inn on California’s Big Sur coastline. With rugged mountains on one side and the endless Pacific Ocean on the other, the clifftop vantage point of Post Ranch gives it a privileged position in this beautiful region. This is an adults-only bolthole and is a wonderful stop-off point for travellers exploring Highway One.
Perfect forCouples looking for a quiet, romantic retreat in the beautiful scenery of the Big Sur, along Highway One.
In the knowUpgrade to one of the ocean view rooms – we love the elegance of the Cliff House, which has an incredible vantage point from the balcony across the vast Pacific Ocean.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Seriously special
  • Romantic
  • Chic Design

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Post Ranch Inn has a spectacular coastal location in California’s Big Sur on the legendary Highway One.

Rooms at Post Ranch Inn

The rooms are perched on the hillside, with either ocean or mountain views. The emphasis is on relaxation, so there are no televisions or alarm clocks in the rooms. The decor combines natural materials and modern touches, with wooden walls broken up with large floor-to-ceiling glass windows, creating a lovely, airy atmosphere.

Decks with sun loungers offer outstanding views of the surrounding scenery and fireplaces keep the rooms cosy when the temperatures drop.

Food & drink

Sierra Mar, the Post Ranch Inn's restaurant, is simply world-class, and panoramic views from the clifftop are well worth making sure you get a table by the window, overlooking the ocean, as the scenery is simply stunning. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast before setting out to explore this postcard-perfect coastline.


The hotel has a spa, a gym and heated infinity pools which overlook the coastline. There is also a library - useful if you've already worked your way through your holiday reading! Kick off your day with a morning session of yoga and meditation in the fresh ocean breeze.

Activities at Post Ranch Inn

In March, you don't need to leave the comfort of Post Ranch Inn to watch the whales and their calves breaching in the water - simply enjoy the view from the clifftop deck, where an expert can talk you through the migration of these wonderful creatures.

Hike around the scenic landscapes or take out one of the hotel's Lexus cars to explore. As night draws in, this is the perfect area for stargazing, and the hotel makes this all the easier with its powerful telescopes.

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Hotel location

Post Ranch Inn is drive of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from San Francisco airport, and 5.5 hours from Los Angeles airport.

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