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Glen Oaks Big Sur

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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Glen Oaks Big Sur
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Acton, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in a cabin, 30 yards from the Big Sur river and right across from a 60 foot waterfall! It was like being in a different world. Extremely pleasing environment, surrounded by dozens of Redwoods. We had a fire pit 20 feet outside our door, and again, it was like being in a world of our own. The cabin... More 

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Los Gatos, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at both Post Ranch and Ventana Inn. Glen Oaks comes in third in the 'rankings' and there is a reason for that. It can't compare with the first two and the rest of the competition falls short of any of them. We stayed in the Cypress Cottage, which will set you back over $400/night. It is situated... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the Redwood cabins and you truly are tucked away in midst of a beautiful forest, not too far off the main road in Big Sur. We were pleasantly surprised by the modern and very clean cabin, we enjoyed a great night each night. You can walk up along the water and woods to the restaurant... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are quite cozy and the price is good as well. In room refrigerator and microwave are nice amenities to have. The real star of the room is the bathroom which has heated floors and an over sized shower with pebble rock tile. The hotel is well situated in tiny Big Sur and I would recommend to anyone who... More 

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Union City, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though the rates are pricey, the landscape is beautiful. Not many affordable food options nearby, so bring snacks and beverages- we're glad we brought our ice chest. Parking is very close to little cabins. Also, hiking and restaurants are just a short drive down the hwy.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While you could spend a lot more elsewhere - why? This place is a perfect way to spend a night in Big Sur. All rooms are great even the most basic, I actually would recommend just staying in the simplest room. Heated bathroom floors and hot water. The best part was the amazingly comfortable bed and beautiful fireplace that warms... More 

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New York, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has got to be the best value in Big Sur- the rooms were nicely appointed and I loved the heated bathroom floor. Everyone who worked there was friendly and the restaurant is fantastic. I will definitely go back and recommend it to friends.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campground smells like woodsmoke, the floors in the bathroom were heated, and the cabins are comfortably nestled among the redwoods. I highly recommend the river- or forest-view rooms. It's the perfect place to stay in Big Sur: not outrageously expensive, not too rustic.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ok, you arrive in Big Sur, looking forward to a "zen" kind of experience. Well, on the cool crisp night that we arrived, we were directed to a wonderful fire pit. It was quite close to our room and got our stay at Glen Oaks off to a great start. What I didn't realize when I booked the inn was... More 

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Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an incredible time! It was the most beautiful cabin (river front) we've ever stayed in. The Redwood grove and grounds are exquisite, and the staff service couldn't be better. I wish we could live there.

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  • Heated floor(8)
  • Gas fireplace(6)
  • Yoga mat(4)
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  • Great location(3)
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Additional Information about Glen Oaks Big Sur

Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Glen Oaks Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Glen Oaks Hotel Big Sur
Glen Oaks Resort Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Family Hotel in Big Sur

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