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Glen Oaks Big Sur

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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Glen Oaks Big Sur
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montcalir, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We liked this hotel, which is really an upscale motel. it is conveniently located to visit the parks in the area - 5 minutes to Pfeiffer Big Sur and 15 minutes to Julia Pfieffer (don't miss Pfeiffer Beach, which is not well marked on the road but has amazing rock formations off the beach). We got the king at the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in the cabin for an April weekend, and really enjoyed the place. We had a gas fireplace, and a comfortable king with great pillows. There is a little porch with two Adirondack chairs, a groovy orange fridge, gas stove/oven, toaster, coffee maker, and all the utensils for eating in comfortably. There is a creek that... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my kids on a road trip up HWY 1. Traveling fast and making efficient stops along the way, we found Pfiefer Beach just south of Glen Oaks for this incredible sunset. That in itself was an awesome stop, but returning to the road we again headed north sn literally stumbled on the Big Sur RoadHouse for a hearty meal.... More 

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I travelled the PCH on a three week holiday last summer. We stayed in some wonderful places and saw some spectacular sights, but Glen Oaks in Big Sur was quite my favourite memory of all. We stayed in the Big Sur Cabin, a wonderfully private, relaxing retreat. Toasting marshmallows over the fire following a soak in the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glen Oaks was a very positive surprise and will be my go to spot for the future. It has the character, design, location and tranquility you expect from a lodge in Big Sur, but at much more reasonable prices. Even in the smallest but still comfortable queen room, the bathroom and especially the shower and amazing and huge. Each... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glen Oaks is one of the our favorite places! We stayed in the Little Sur Cabin and it was perfectly secluded for my husband and I's one year anniversary. The modern touches against the rustic outdoor and the friendly staff really made our experience one to remember!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from three nights at Glen Oaks Big Sur and we had a wonderful time. Here are some highlights of our experience: -staff: Excellent! so friendly and helpful. The nicest people who try to make your staff as memorable and comfortable as possible. We didn't have any issues or problems for them to solve but... More 

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Denver
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glen Oaks is a perfect relaxing getaway in the Redwoods in Big Sur. We stayed in the Big Sur cabin which is very close to the Big Sur River and, from the living room, you could hear the sound of the river. The cabin was very well appointed with a small kitchen and eating area. The courtyard is fabulous and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The motel was one of the best put together places we ever stayed in, and the two staff we met were exceedingly friendly and helpful. The restaurant they operate across the road was also great. We highly recommend Glen Oaks.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed at Gken Oaks for our wedding night last week and it was magical! Our Cabin "The Cottage " was perfect ! I was early for my wedding and asked for early check in . The Front Desk was very helpful not only did they grant my early check in request so I could change into my wedding gown... More 

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