Ragged Point Inn and Resort

Address: 19019 Highway One, San Simeon, California, 93452, United States | Inn
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This inn, located on 19019 Highway One, San Simeon, is near Jade Cove and National Geographic Theater.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRagged Point Inn and Resort San Simeon

    Reviewed by frostys


    Reviewed Sep 29, 2014
    by (17 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Perched on cliffs overlooking the coast, watching the sun set & chilling amazing place with great food.

    Chilling at dinner
    San Simeon, United States
    San Simeon, United States

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Ragged Point Inn and Resort San Simeon

    Fantastic location, great views, good food. Best value on Big Sur


    We stumbled upon the Ragged Point Inn shortly after visiting Hearst Castle in August 2004. We originally intended to drive further up Big Sur before stopping for the night. But fog prevented us and so we decided to stay at Ragged Point. Really glad that we did because this place is fantastic. The accomodation was very comfortable - two double beds and ample room for 2 adults and 2 kids aged 15 and 11. Best of all was the room's veranda, with a large wooden seat to look out on the cliff edge and Pacific. There were about 40 rooms on site. We got a great deal for $129 for our standard room (Sunday night).And quite a bit less than we would have paid if we had gone on a few more miles.

    There is a snack bar, restaurant, gas station and mini mart at Ragged Point. Nothing else! We had a lovely dinner at the restaurant. Food was great and a good selection.

    The staff at reception were exceptionally helpful and friendly.

    If you are driving up Route 1 - this is a really great place to stay. There is a trail down to the small cove at the bottom of the cliff but didnt look worth risking our lives on. But the small gardens and paths around the accomodation are really nice with excellent views.

    If we are ever driving Route 1 again, we would definitely stay again at the Ragged Point Inn.

    Great Stay


    Enjoyed everything about it.

    Clean, quiet and awesome ocean views.

    Excellent restaurant.

    Great location, nice rooms, disappointing food


    happened accross this lovely oasis on the road at the end of a day's travel. got a reasonable reduction on the room rate [although the full price for the jacuzzi suite would have way to high]. a great place to relax.

    unfortunately, a mediocre restaurant with overcooked steaks served on cold plates and they added the 'six and more' compulsory service charge to the bill for five of us.

    HWY 1 Oasis


    I recently traveled to Ragged Point for my Honeymoon. The views are the most breathtaking I've ever seen, (and I've seen them on 4 continents) the food and service were 4 star at least, and the people were as fun and easy to talk with as any place in the world. $200 per night is a steal for this place. You go 20 miles north and you would pay the same for a smelly cabin with no views and questionable service. The Inn is convenient to All Big Sur Parks, Nepenthe, Esalen Institute, Monterrey, Hearst Castle, and San Luis Opisbo. If you go make sure you schedule an off property massage at Esalen. $120 for a 90 minute massage, dinner, and hours of time soaking in their natural hot springs right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific. Clothing at the Esalen Spa is optional, and apparently not very popular. Make sure you check out Molera Horseback tours as well. Beautiful trail rides with an awesome staff. We'll be back someday soon.



    We found Ragged Point by accident.........ate an excellent meal and had a great evening. The grounds and the view are perfect.

    Great location


    i booked it after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and its exactly as you folks said - fantastic location, rooms are good motel standard but not luxury - quiet also. restaurant on-site is pretty good and its 10 miles from hearst castle. $200 per nite (fri nite)- but i guess thats what it costs around this area. i would go back again.

    Indescribably beauitiful view!


    Just returned from a trip to Carmel. My recommendation is to skip Monterey and Carmel and just spend a few days at this inn. You could do day trips from there to see Big Sur sights. The view was so beautiful I can't put it in words. Relaxing and inviting atmosphere. After staying here, anything else is anticlimatic. You are guaranteed an experience that will be among your top life memories. Might be expensive for you, but I recommend you save elsewhere. Nothing else will come even close.

    $39.99 dream stay


    It was about 10 years ago. I took a solo drive up to Big Sur, but there had been a landslide which closed Hwy. 1 just north of the Ragged Point Inn. The management set out a bright orange sign, stating "$39.00 tonight". Well, It was like I hit the lottery! They even set me up with an ocean view! I had always wanted to stay there, but the expense was to great. A pristine place!

    Super Two DAYS & Nights


    SUPER TWO DAYS! My wife and I found Ragged Point by mistake. We were on our way to Monteray and because Route 1 was closed North we had to turn around. Best detour we ever made. We enjoyed the peace and quiet so much, that we stayed two days. The motel service was super and the resturant was great! Decent background music for a change (And that is rare any more) We will return!Bob & Blanche

    Good alternative to Big Sur gouging


    Ragged Point Inn is a lodge situated on cliffs to the south of Big Sur, with lovely views of the Pacific and a calm and isolated feel. The price-value ratio is definitely better than what you can find anywhere in Big Sur, though it's not cheap. You can make this a base for driving north to Big Sur to discover the gorgeous beaches. I hate to see people spend over $200 for substandard lodging, no beach access, no view, and rude service in Big Sur, when places like this exist nearby.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Ragged Point Inn and Resort San Simeon

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from San Simeon

    Up the California Coast

    A travel blog entry by rose4 on Apr 22, 2015

    3 comments, 32 photos

    We need to add another California "issue" to yesterday's list- a severe water shortage. This is a serious problem! We originally had intend to camp tonight, coming up beautiful Route 1 from Atascadero. there were quite a few campgrounds, NO running water. We are a little too old to rough it that much! We drove up to (southern) Big Sur , way further …

    Day 7 - leaving the Big Sur

    A travel blog entry by frostys on Sep 30, 2014

    52 photos

    After a short walk down a very steep hill on ragged point we joined Frank & Mel for breakfast & checked out when they gave us cookies! We headed south along Route 1 it wasn't long before we saw elephant seals laying like big logs on the beach. They were fun to watch & you could waste a lot of time laughing at them. From here we headed …

    Day 6 - Big Sur

    A travel blog entry by frostys on Sep 29, 2014

    29 photos

    We started the day with a walk to the Pfiffer waterfall, small but a lovely stroll up the hill through redwoods & pines where the smell of pine forest was great. We saw Deer, very fat squirrels & lovely birds but no snakes or big cats, shame! A short distance down the road was Big Sur bakery for breakfast which was tasty, with a quant …

    Big Sur and Hearst Castle

    A travel blog entry by sskatie on Sep 29, 2011

    11 photos

    The drive from Carmel down to LA took me through the Big Sur National Park, where I stayed in a cute little cabin in the forest for a night. I didn't get as much time to check out all of the hikes etc in the park as I thought I might, but it was lovely nonetheless!

    The "main event" on the way out of the Big Sur was Hearst Castle or "La Cuesta Encantada" (The Enchanted Hill), the epic home of William Randolph Hearst, built by architect Julia Morgan ...

    Jim & June's Odyssey - 101116 San Simeon, CA

    A travel blog entry by jimcabay on Nov 16, 2010

    ... the soot obscured the arts clarity. For the past several years, there’s one guy (a former history/art professor) hired at quadruple his normal rate to clean the ceiling art and antique Italian woodwork that support it. He cleans about one square foot per day. Why rush.

    The Hearst Corporation donated the property (also referred to as San Simeon because of ...

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