Post Ranch Inn
Scale of 90-100
Unique coastal resort set along a bluff directly above the Pacific in Big Sur, 45 minutes south of Carmel. The 39 contemporary guest lodgings include Cliff House, with a glass-walled bedroom and deck suspended over the cliffs; the circular Pacific Suites, with heated floors, outdoor stainless-steel infinity hot tubs and private entrances; freestanding Ocean Houses, recessed into a ridge; plus Coast Houses, all with views of the ocean. Spacious interiors feature natural wood and stone trims, woodburning fireplaces and spa tubs but no TVs. The Sierra Mar restaurant, serving three- and four-course prix fixe menus, is backed by an impressive wine cellar. Two clifftop basking pools, a heated lap pool, a full-service spa, complimentary yoga classes on Friday and Saturday, a well-equipped gym and guided nature hikes. No guests under age 18.
Post Ranch Inn Features:
- Fitness center
- Hot tub
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Tree House Room, $1,680; Editor’s Choice: Ocean House, $2,460.
Daily buffet breakfast served at the restaurant or in room; Non-alcoholic minibar with snacks; Valet parking; Wi-Fi
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