35,000 points per night is all you need for a luxury stay at Alila Ventana Big Sur


Looking to escape the urban life and indulge in some peace and quiet?
Try this weekend getaway that will leave you coming back for more.
As you drive by the pacific coast, you will meet with a very unpretentious exit.
A small road fenced with redwoods tucked away in a cozy corner with a large board that spells “Ventana Big Sur”.
Located along the Pacific coastline, Ventana Big Sur is a little retreat perched atop a hill.
With the right blend of elegance and outdoorsy, this resort is the breather you were looking for.

Getting There

The Alila Ventana Big Sur, a luxury hotel, is a property of the World of Hyatt Program.

Alila’s rustic chalets and unrealistic views also add to its elite status. 

With the ocean on one side and the redwoods on the other, Alila Ventana Big Sur teaches you what it means to truly escape city life.
If you’re living in the Bay Area, you are already in luck. Ventana Big Sur is only a 2-hour drive away.
Be it a weekend getaway or a quiet place for a work-cation, this 5-star, adults-only resort should definitely be on your top-tier list of places to head to.
The closest airport to Ventana Big Sur is Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) which is a 45-minute drive south on Pacific 1
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), Oakland International Airport (OAK), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) are about 2 hours away

What You Can Experience

Alila Hotels and Resorts became a part of the World of Hyatt program in November 2018.
This allows you to redeem Hyatt points at all Alila properties, use Hyatt suite upgrade certificates, and much more.
Ventana Big Sur offers all-inclusive rates only.
This allows guests to indulge in a myriad of experiences. We had the delight of experiencing the following:
  • Free valet parking as we drove into the resort
  • Golf buggies to drive you to and from the parking area and/or The Sur House
  • Dining in-room, poolside lunch, or breakfast and dinner at The Sur House
  • Daily morning movement classes including yoga and tai-chi
  • Daily guided hikes through the woods
  • Snacks to take on outings, along with complimentary high-quality reusable water bottles
  • Complimentary S’mores by the fire pits at sunset (Vegan option available)
  • New outdoor lounging facilities overlooking the ocean
  • 2 large pools – one of them with an infinity edge hot tub overlooking the redwoods 
Imagine not having to think about (or pay for!) food and other activities while you plan your vacation.
Ventana Big Sur definitely steals the show with its all-inclusive attire.
So now the real question is this.
How much does it cost to stay at Alila Ventana Big Sur and luxuriate in this breathtaking experience?
Let’s find out!

Earn And Redeem Your Hyatt Points

An experience at Alila Ventana Big Sur might sound expensive.
But, if you work your way through your credit card points the right way, here’s what you could snag.

You can reserve a standard room at this Category 8 Hotel for as low as 35,000 points per night or as low as 56,000 points per night for a standard suite on off-peak dates.

This could otherwise cost you at least $2,000 if paid for by cash!

We booked a 2-night stay at this all-inclusive resort.

And it is fair to say our whole experience was nothing short of magical!
A King-bed room with a fireplace and forest view, the stay cost us 60,000 Hyatt points which we could transfer from our Chase Ultimate Rewards.
(The standard room cost was 30,000 points per night during our stay.) 
If paid by cash, we would have had to spend $3615.54 to be precise.
Instead, we spent $0!
This comes out to a whopping 6 cents per point value. (The average valuation of Hyatt points is 2 cents per point)

The Room

The gorgeous king-bed room looks rustic on the inside. It comes with a fireplace that lights up by burning actual wood. How fun is that!

Single-use logs were available right next to the fireplace, bundled up in a jute bag.

The room has a spacious stone bathroom, a comfortable king bed, and a cute reading spot by the windowsill.
It also comes with a large private outdoor deck that overlooks the forests and meadows of Big Sur.
The room welcomed us with a unique ‘Welcome Care Package’ as we liked to call it.
A little jade rock for spiritual healing, a feather for protection, and a sage for healing and wisdom.
The coffee and tea collection was nothing short of refreshing either.
A hot cup of tea on a cold night, and a book by the windowsill as the full moon glances at you — doesn’t it sound dreamy?
It doesn’t have to be only a dream if you head to Alila Ventana Big Sur!


For a breakfast or dinner experience with breathtaking views, head to The Sur House – a large terrace with tons of seating that overlooks the sea.

Keep in mind you will need to walk up a small trail from the rooms to this restaurant. So if you don’t fancy a walk through nature, you can always opt to ride in the golf buggy.   

Meals are included with your stay and the restaurant is reserved for Ventana overnight guests during breakfast and dinner periods only. 

And with a large number of vegetarian and vegan options made from locally sourced ingredients, you just can’t get enough of all the food there!

If you are looking to up your dinner event by more than just a smidge, The Sur House’s exquisite Glass House offers you a private dinner experience like no other. Enjoy a prix-fixe menu and make memories to last a lifetime.

For lunch options, head to the poolside deck and enjoy your meal with the ocean views or you can always get in-room dining and enjoy your meal from the comfort of your room.


Other Activities

Experience tons of activities at Alila including:
1. Private excursions
2. Redwoods picnic
3. Big Sur bike tours
4. Night hiking
5. Astrology readings
6. Falconry, and lots more!
This resort is also dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your pup on your getaway.


Amongst the winds of the redwood forests that high-five the sea breeze, Ventana Big Sur sits like an elite camper
This was truly an experience like no other. A place to relax physically and detox mentally.

With one of the best food, beverages, and resort experiences, our Alila Ventana Big Sur experience was absolutely unforgettable!

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