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Glen Oaks Big Sur

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Glen Oaks Big Sur
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Santa Cruz, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Big Sur for the Fourth of July weekend and stayed at Glen Oaks for the first time. We stayed in the Big Sur cabin. We could not have asked for more. The cabin had wood-burning fire pits in the front and back yards and twin bath tubs in the back yard too. We used the bath tubs... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glen Oaks is a very restful, beautiful place, although the prices definitely reflect this. From check in to check out, the person at the front desk was helpful and professional. A tiny kitchenette would have helped defray breakfast expenses. Love the tables and chairs outside each unit, but the river is actually a 10 minute walk downhill across the highway.... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a wonderful location, nice cabins and lodge rooms. Very creative designs with gas burning fireplaces in the lodge rooms close to the reception area. We would, however have appreciated coffee makers and small refrigerators in the rooms. Furnishings and interior designs of the rooms are up to date and blend beautifully with the natural environment that surrounds this... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying in a modern cabin set in the redwoods was a dream for us! We couldn't wait to spend a couple of nights here. So how did our real life dream play out? The surroundings will take your breath away. This alone was enough to make me happy. I had very high expectations for the cabin itself. I was expecting... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Glen Oaks for 3 nights as part of a trip to CA. I found the resort on the internet and the fact that Redwoods were outside your doorstep sealed the deal for me. We booked a little Sur cabin and couldn't have had a better stay. Although small, we loved every bit about it. The bed was... More

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed at Glen Oaks for our anniversary. We were charmed by the decor, lush landscaping, community fire pits and fabulous restaurant. We stayed in a motor lodge room that had it's on private courtyard and loved the heated floors in the bathroom! This is a great choice in Big Sur if you want a step... More

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simi valley
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating our wedding anniversary in Big Sur & made reservations to stay at Glen Oaks Inn. Upon arrival, we were told our reservations had been cancelled by mistake and there was no more room at the Inn. Office manager (Melissa Morris), pulled a rabbit out of her hat and saved the trip! She was very polite, professional and worked hard... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to the Big Sur area June 23, 2014. After the long drive up the coast from LA, I was so happy to check into our Little Sur cabin located by the river. Before the trip, I read tripadvisor suggestions to request cabin 8 and so I did. It is the furthest from the road, and close enough to... More

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Tampa, FL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool little hotel right on Highway 1. All of the rooms felt like their own little cabins. Once you go inside it's nothing like a log cabin! It had the feel of a small boutique hotel. Nice furniture and a very comfortable feel. There was a fireplace in the wall, a small refrigerator, and even some board games. There's... More

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Sherman Oaks, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Motor Lodge which is right off Highway 1. It's sort of has a motel feel but the rooms are much nicer. Our room was located towards the back so I was happy about that. The decor is mid-century modern, which I loved. The bedroom is average sized and the bathroom was large. Room included games and... More

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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): $$$
Also Known As:
Glen Oaks Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Glen Oaks Hotel Big Sur
Glen Oaks Resort Big Sur

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#1 Family Hotel in Big Sur #2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur #3 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
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Described as one of the most romantic places to stay, our adobe motor lodge was considered modern in 1957 and 50 years later Glen Oaks Big Sur has a fresh rustic-modern and Green sensibility. Our accommodations consist of 16 Adobe Motor Lodge rooms with cozy gas fireplaces and 10 Cottage/Cabin style rooms with kitchen/kitchenettes and most have access to the Big Sur River. All accommodations have free wireless internet and telephones with free local calls. We are located on Highway One in Big Sur Valley. ... more   less 
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