Adjacent to the Big Sur River, this California hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar. Pfeiffer Day Use Beach is a 10 minute drive away. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms.

A private entrance, free toiletries and a private bathroom are featured in each room at Big Sur River Inn. Rooms provide wood accents, white linens and artwork inspired by nature.

After a day at the beach, guests can relax in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool. On-site shopping opportunities available at River Inn Big Sur. Hiking trails through the Redwoods are 3 miles from Andrew Molera State Park.

Big Sur River Inn Restaurant offers American fare on site. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a complete meal from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, 7 days a week.

San Francisco International Airport is 130 miles from Big Sur River Inn.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Big Sur River Inn has been welcoming guests since Jul 28, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are small dogs ok
    Unfortunately, we only allow service animals, however, Riverside Campgrounds down the road from us might have some availability.
    Answered on 21 December 2021
  • Hello is the swimming pool heated please ?
    Heated during the Summer
    Answered on 13 May 2023
  • We are travelling with our three children. Is it possible to have an extra bed / roll-away bed in the suite?
    Unfortunately we can not put an extra bed in the Suites
    Answered on 13 May 2023
  • is your property dog friendly. small dog
    No, we are not a pet friendly hotel
    Answered on 13 May 2023
  • Are small dogs still not allowed?
    Unfortunately Yes, dogs are not allowed at the hotel
    Answered on 13 May 2023
Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Big Sur River Inn Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free
Amenities of Big Sur River Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8
Most popular amenities
Outdoor swimming pool
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Hiking
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • ATM on site
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • Fenced pool
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Big Sur River Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Big Sur River Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Big Sur River Inn

  • Yes, Big Sur River Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Big Sur River Inn is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Big Sur River Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Big Sur River Inn Restaurant

  • Big Sur River Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Swimming pool

  • Big Sur River Inn is 800 feet from the center of Big Sur.

  • Room options at Big Sur River Inn include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Suite

  • The prices at Big Sur River Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.