Find Serenity at Our Boutique Luxury Resort in Big Sur, California

Overlooking one of the most treasured landscapes in California, Alila Ventana Big Sur, an adults-only luxury resort and spa, sits amid unspoiled coastline and dense forest. Hike within Pfeiffer State Beach, see the famed Bixby Bridge and visit historic Point Sur Light Station or the scenic towns of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Santa Cruz as well as the state’s glorious wine country during harvest season. It’s all within an easy drive of our all-inclusive resort. Replenish your spirit and embrace new adventures with curated experiences that expand your mind, body and soul in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. 

Big Sur
Our Commitment to Care
We're committed to enhanced levels of cleanliness, as we reimagine the hotel experience.
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa
  • Digital Check-In
  • Resort Property
  • Laundry
  • Concierge
  • Meeting Facilities
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Resort Bookings

Each Ventana booking now features the following inclusive offerings:

  • Dining in-room, poolside, or perched above the ocean at The Sur House—which has a spacious new seating plan and is now reserved exclusively for resort guests. 
  • Convenient, healthy, and inspiring snacks to take on the day’s adventures, along with complimentary keepsake reusable water bottles.
  • Access to the resort’s Signature Experiences such as Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and daily hikes.
  • Access to fitness center.
  • Volvo chauffeur service within a three-mile radius
  • The Excursion Outpost, featuring complimentary items for your use on hikes and more.
  • New outdoor lounging nooks across the grounds, perfect for couples.


Please note that spa services, retail, Alila Experiences, upgraded food offerings and alcoholic beverages—including our award-winning cocktails and wines from our 10,000-bottle cellar—are available for a supplementary charge.

To maximize guest and team member safety, and to minimize the impact of capacity restraints on our ability to accommodate requests, we kindly request that you work with your Leisure Concierge to schedule meal, fitness, and activity reservations in advance of your stay. Additional private experiences are available for an additional fee.

Ventana Big Sur is an adult-only experience reserved for those 18 years of age and over. Your visit to Ventana Big Sur should be worry-free.  For your convenience, a daily gratuity for our service team members will be added to your guest folio.   Additional a la carte beverages and services will be assessed a 22% gratuity that will be added to your guest folio. Offer based on double occupancy. For single occupancy rates, please call reservations. Rate subject to all applicable taxes.

Rooms + Suites

Big Sur Suite Fireplace
Ventana Guestroom
Superior Fireplace

Echoing the beauty of Big Sur, our 54 luxurious rooms, suites, two-story villa and Coast House Suite offer contemporary design and thoughtful amenities that create a restful haven. Wood-burning fireplaces, decks with incomparable ocean or forest views, and private hot tubs await. Commune with nature in one of our 15 tent cabins to curate your personalized glamping experience.

Our Hotel

Sustainable Tourism

Ventana Big Sur

Sustainable Tourism

Ventana Big Sur is proactive in preserving the iconic Big Sur landscape and committed to being the epitome of an eco-friendly California luxury resort. Our green initiatives include an extensive property-wide recycling program, the use of native landscaping, recycling of waste water, electric-vehicle charging stations and on-property housing for more than 40 employees, helping to reduce traffic and vehicle emissions.

As a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, we adhere to guidelines on buying and serving seafood from sustainable sources. We also harvest ingredients and eggs from our organic garden, which is sustainably maintained through composting.

Spa Alila

Bathhouse Interior

Spa Alila

Replenish your sense of well-being at Spa Alila. Nestled in the nurturing surroundings of Big Sur’s ocean and forest, the spa offers a variety of bespoke and organic treatments, including massages, facials and reflexology, designed to nourish body and mind.

Fitness Center

Lifestyle Recreation Running

Fitness Center

Expand your approach to exercise at Ventana Big Sur. Our welcoming fitness center (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily) has cardio machines, free weights and more, but that’s just the start. Complimentary tai chi and yoga, walking meditations, hiking on spectacular trails, and two luxurious outdoor pools provide exhilarating experiences. 

Alila Experiences

Guests Painting Landscape

Alila Experiences

Stretch your potential and embrace the Big Sur vibe by participating in our diverse array of onsite experiences. We offer curated programs to enhance your physical, mental, creative and spiritual well-being, all connected to and inspired by our epic surroundings. 


Spa Pool


Two spectacular outdoor pools offer different experiences. Meadow Pool delivers expansive views of the ocean and redwood forest, as well as private cabanas and an infinity-edge hot tub. Our secluded Mountain Pool is perched high atop the resort, surrounded by towering redwoods, with adjacent Japanese hot baths offering a serene communal bath experience.

Pet Friendly

Glamping Cabin Dog Friendly

Pet Friendly


$150 one-time fee per pet, per stay; maximum two dogs. 

Takeout doggie meals available for purchase 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through In-Room Dining or at Sur House. 

Weight Limits

Beloved canine companions are welcome at Ventana Big Sur! A dog bed and water bowl will be provided in your room, and our culinary team creates gourmet, dog-appropriate meals for an additional fee. Dogs are also allowed on the South Terrace on The Sur House patio for breakfast and dinner.


Glass House Exterior


Cultivate success with a professional gathering in our exceptional resort. Whether you’re hosting a business meeting, corporate event or team-empowering retreat, our events team can help you plan a remarkable gathering.


Bride and Bridesmaids


Elevate your once-in-a-lifetime celebration with the glorious backdrop that is Big Sur. Our luxury hotel offers a variety of beautiful venues, and our experienced hospitality team will help you create the wedding event of your dreams.

Photos + Reviews

Big Sur Coastline
Coastline Beach
Valley View
Sur House Terrace
Exterior View Sunset
5.0 Stars



This stay was part of our baby moon vacation and everything exceeded our expectations. As parents-to-be, we felt relaxed and catered to throughout the entire stay. The location, amenities and overall vibe of the hotel are excellent and staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Could not recommend Ventana more!


Couple Wine Tasting
The Sur House Chocolate Strawberry
Garden Tour Sunflowers
Guestroom Suite Details
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