• Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn

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.


Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1314 Reviews
McWay Falls, Big Sur

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 39 rooms

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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Post Ranch Inn

  • Away from it all
  • Amazing and endless Pacific Ocean views
  • A luxurious escape
  • Award winning Sierra Mar restaurant
1314 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1082
  • Very Good 112
  • Average 61
  • Poor 28
  • Terrible 31

What to Expect

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


Mar 10, 2020

Not quite 5*.... would have give 4.5*

We drove from San Francisco to the Post Ranch for a 3 night stay allowing us to explore the area and recharge before continuing our road trip. We followed highway one, the route is absolutely amazing, the scenery out of this world, if you’re a driving enthusiast it’s one of the best roads on earth. Anyway more about the PRI, upon arriving we were welcomed warmly and shown to the restaurant while waiting for our room, the restaurant is out of this world, views to die for with a modern rustic kind of feel and nearly all glass to really exploit the views, we chose burger and fries off the menu which I have to say was really really good, after lunch we went for a little explore, the property is beautiful, every which way you look there’s a postcard picture, it’s quiet, tranquil and everything experienced this far pretty much faultless, then comes the room which I suppose is the disappointment and the reason for not giving 5*. We got shown in and first impressions were good. We had an upper coast and tree view room, there was music playing, the lights set just right, open fire and views from the balcony unreal, we were like wow, and like all nice hotels and we’ve stayed at plenty it’s nice to enjoy the room, so we got changed and thought time to relax. This is where our disappointment started. We found the furniture so uncomfortable, the sofa is ok, unfortunately not big enough to sleep on because we could not get comfortable on the bed, the mattress was very hard and the pillows are too high or too low. We must of seen every hour through the night, you can’t even sit up in bed to read cause the head boards have got a shelf on it with an edge that sticks in your back, and you can’t relax any better in the jacuzzi because of how it’s constructed there’s not really any where to sit, each morning we’d get up look out the window at the views and have a soak in one of the pools and all would be forgiven then struggle to sleep and get comfortable the next evening.... at the end of the day you come to a place like this to relax and unwind and to do so your room needs to be comfortable, yet here I am at 3am in the morning writing this review unable to sleep. The purpose of this review is not to scare people away but to hopefully make the managers spend a night in a room, with a few tweaks this place would be perfect, I’ve no doubt as the sun comes up I’ll forgive you again and give you five stars..... let’s see.
Mar 05, 2020

Romantic; private

Wailuku, Hawaii

Great dinner at sunset and star-gazing experience afterwards on the restaurant deck. Loved the hooded robes and the cozy fireplace in our room. The private deck that we had overlooking the ocean at Big Sur was very special and rare. ( We had come from Ventana Big Sur which was much farther away from the sea.) Friendly service at dinner.
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Post Ranch Inn


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