News, Awards & Rave Reviews

Post Ranch continues to garner extraordinary accolades from guests and the media for its accommodations, spa, dining, service, romance, green initiatives and more. We invite you to read more:


Recent Awards & Rave Reviews


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Open Table, March 2018

Diners’ Choice Award: Sierra Mar – Post Ranch Inn

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TripExpert’s 2018 Experts’ Choice Award

One of the best hotels in Central California Coast, One of the best restaurants in Central California Coast

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2018 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

4-Star awards for: Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Andrew Harper, November 2017

#1 Top Hideaway in the World!

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Wine Spectator

2017 Grand Award

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Condé Nast Traveler, Readers’ Choice Awards, October 2017

#5 – Top Hotels in Northern California

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2017 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

4-Star awards for: Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Condé Nast Traveller (U.K.) – Readers’ Travel Awards, September 2016

#1 – The Best Hotel in the World for Design, #2 – Favorite Overseas Holidays Hotel – The Americas & Caribbean, #3 – The Best of the Best – Worldwide

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Andrew Harper, September 2016

#2 – U.S. Hideaway, #7 – Best Food and Wine Resorts, #13 – Best Spa Resorts

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Wine Spectator

2016 Grand Award

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2016 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

4-Star awards for: Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Andrew Harper, September 2015

#1 – U.S. Hideaway (Eight years in a row)

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Wine Spectator

2015 Grand Award

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2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, January 2015

4-Star awards for: Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Travel+Leisure, The World’s Best Hotels, T+L 500, January 2015

#1 – California | #5 – USA | #13 – Worldwide

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Condé Nast Traveler, Readers’ Choice Awards, October 2014

#2 – Best Hotels in San Francisco and Northern California | #17 – Top 25 in United States

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Andrew Harper, September 2014

#1 – U.S. Hideaway (seven years in a row)

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Wine Spectator

2014 Grand Award

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Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards, July 2014

Top 5 Inns in US/Canada (#2), World’s Best Hotels (#13)

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Robb Report, May 2014

The World’s Top 100 Resorts
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2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, January 2014

4-Star awards for: Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Condé Nast Traveler, January 2014

The Platinum Circle & Gold List

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Travel+Leisure, T+L 500, January 2014

Top 10 – California

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith, November 2013

Best Smith Hotel 2013

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Andrew Harper, September 2013

#1 – U.S. Hideaway (for the six year in a row)  |   #6 – Top 20 Food & Wine Resorts

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2014 Zagat Guide – SIERRA MAR

#1 – Top Decor, #4 – Top Food, #6 – Top Service
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International Traveller, September 2013

#25 – 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

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Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, July 2013

#6 – Top Inns In The Continental U.S.

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Wine Spectator

2013 Grand Award

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Condé Nast Traveler, March 2013

2013 Readers’ Poll – Top 40 U.S. Hotel Spas

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2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

4-Star awards for: Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Condé Nast Traveler, January 2013

The Platinum Circle & Gold List

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Travel+Leisure, T+L 500, January 2013

Top Hotel for Location in the U.S., Top Hotel in California

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2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

#4 – Top 10 Hotels for Romance – United States, #5 – Top 25 Hotels in the United States, #8 – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States

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2013 Zagat Guide – SIERRA MAR

#1 – Top Eclectic Cuisine, #1 – Top Decor, #3 – Top Food
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Andrew Harper

#1 – U.S. Hideaway (for the fifth year in a row)  |   #5 – Top 20 Food & Wine Resorts  |   #13 – Top 20 Spa Resorts

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Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, July 2012

#1 – Hotel in California, #5 – Top Inns In The Continental U.S.

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Wine Spectator

2012 Grand Award

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Condé Nast Traveler, June 2012

2012 Readers’ Poll – Top 75 Hotel Spas, U.S. Mainland

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Robb Report, May 2012

The World’s Top 100 Resorts

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2012 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, March 2012

4-Star awards for: Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Condé Nast Traveler, Gold List, January 2012

Best Hotel for Location in the U.S.

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Travel + Leisure T+L 500 – The Best Hotels in the World, January 2012

Top 10 – California

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Spa Finder 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, November 2011

Top Ten Award for Environmental Practices and Romance

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Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards

#7 Top 50 Small Hotels

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Andrew Harper

#1 U.S. Hideaway for the fourth year in a row

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Andrew Harper

#3 Top 20 Food & Wine Resorts

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2012 Zagat Guide – SIERRA MAR

#1 – Top Eclectic Cuisine, #1 – Top Decor in the SF Bay Area
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Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star Awards

Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Condé Nast Traveller (U.K.)

# 1 Best Leisure Hotel in the U.S., 2011 Readers’ Travel Awards

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CONDé NAST JOHANSENS

Most Excellent Romantic Getaway USA & CANADA

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Travel + Leisure Top 500 Hotels

#1 in California

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Condé Nast Traveller, Gold List, January 2011

Overall score: 93.1 (#8 in California)

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Condé Nast Traveller, UK Gold List, January 2011

#2 – Top 3 Best Hotel for Service – The Americas and Caribbean
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SpaFinder Magazine

2010 Readers Choice Award

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2011 Zagat Guide – SIERRA MAR

#1 – Top Decor, #1 – Top Eclectic Cuisine, #4 – Top Food
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World’s Best Awards – October 2010

#8 World’s Best Spas, #2 America’s Best Coastal Hotels

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America’s Best – Top 10 Destinations

Food Network, September 2010
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2010 Andrew Harper Hideaway Report

#1 United States Hideaway

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2010 Silver Magellan Award

Eco-Efforts in the category of Hotels and Resorts/Eco-Friendly “Green” Resort/Hotel

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Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards

Top 5 Inns in US/Canada (#3), World’s Best Hotels (#47)

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Condé Nast Johansens

2010 Award for Excellence: The Most Romantic Hideaway. Also featured in 2006, 2009

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Condé Nast Traveler

2010 Gold List – World’s Best Places To Stay, Overall score of 91.3. Also featured in 2005-2009

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Travel+Leisure 500

2010 World’s Best Hotels, No. 3 in California, No. 1 in Big Sur. Also featured in 2009

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Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star Awards

Hotel – Restaurant – Spa

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Condé Nast Traveler

2009 Reader’s Choice Awards, Best in the World. Also featured in 2004-2008

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Spa Magazine

2009 Silver Sage Winner, Favorite Eco/Green Spa

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SpaFinder Magazine

2009 Readers Choice Award

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Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

#1 Top 20 Hideaways – U.S., 2009 Reader’s Choice. Also featured in 2008, 2007, 2005

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Travel+Leisure

World’s Best Service – Continental U.S. & Canada, #7 out of 10, score of 94.77. Also featured in 2004-2006
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Condé Nast Traveler

Reader’s Choice Award for Spa. Also featured in 2007, 2005

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Luxury Travel Magazine

Top 10 World’s Best Cliffside Hotels

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Forbes Traveler

2009 World’s Best Hotels Award February 2009. Also featured in 2008

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2009 Mobil Travel Guide

4-Star Awards: Post Ranch Inn, Hotel; Sierra Mar, Restaurant; Post Ranch Inn, Spa. Also featured in 2008

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2009 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards

Top 10 Best for Romance, No. 6 United States. Also featured in 2008, 2007

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Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

#1 Top 20 U.S. Resort Hideaway, #3 Top 20 U.S. Resorts

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In the News

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Creating a carbon neutral retreat

Green Living Vacation series

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Travel+Leisure

America’s Best Coastal Hotels, October 2010

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Best Meal With A View: Sierra Mar

America’s Best – Top 10 Destinations

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Condé Nast Traveller

Views from Post Ranch Inn

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Brides Magazine

See Post Ranch Inn as one of the most desirable wedding locations.

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MSNBC

Hotels to stay in before you die – Is that Clooney at the pool? Sweet dreams are only the beginning here

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Mountain Living Magazine

High Points Mosaic Architects’ Jane Snyder, architect of ML’s home of the Year 2008, shares with us a few of her favorite things.

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944 Magazine

Get Outta Town: Post Ranch Inn – Touch the Sky

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Monterey County Living Magazine

The Architecture of G.K. “Mickey” Muennig

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Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

#1 for favorite hideaway resort with under 50 rooms

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Press Releases

Thumbnail imageThe Art of the Authentic Guest Experience

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2017 Post Ranch Inn | Property Fact Sheet

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