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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

Although I didn´t find it a bargain, if you consider the overall quality and the prices in Big Sur, it compensates. Very nice, cozy and romantic rooms, with gas fireplaces and great bathroom. Theres a big "public use" fireplace on the outseide which is also pretty nice at night, along with some wine. The only downside was front desk, which... More 

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New Jersey
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

We stayed in Archie’s Cabin. All remodeled, new bath with heated floor. Kitchen area with full sink, small fridge, coffee and microwave. I think it was $250 for the night but a nice experience. The fire pit is a nice propane setup but a small walk (few hundred feet?) down from Archie’s Cabin. It is centered between two of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

We stayed in one of the duplex cabins next to the river. It is small, so if you are looking for something spacious, it's not for you, but we loved it. Supposedly the rooms on the 1 are larger, but no fire pit/fridge, and you are on the main road, so it's a trade off. The bathroom has an awesome... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

We booked a duplex cabin close to the river. The cabins are tiny - really one small room. Top marks for the bathroom and the excellent heated tile floor, and we loved the fire pit that was all set and ready to light. Unfortunately, our little bit of quiet and solitude was ruined by the tree surgeons running chain saws... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

As is with nearly many things in Big Sur, the price of a room at Glen Oaks is a bit steep. However, the room was very nice and the outdoor surroundings were very peaceful. We stayed in a duplex cabin, which was small but clean and cozy. Noise from the street isn't an issue if you stay in one of... More 

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Surrey, UK
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

We returned yet again to The Cottage at Glen Oaks. Why wouldn't we? The place is nice, the location is wonderful, the people -- from the manager and his wife to the housekeeping staff -- are pleasant and friendly. The wild turkeys pecking in the yard might be a bit tough at Thanksgiving, but the deer looking in the bedroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

What a wonderful place! We had a beautiful contemporary room with gas fireplace, which is the heat source for the room, and bathroom with heated floor. Right outside our door was our own little patio where you could have your coffee and read your paper, surrounded by trees. We couldn't ask for anything more. It was heavenly.

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so cal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

stayed right after the "typhoon" that was previously mentioned and it was really hot so be aware if you stay during the summer months. we stayed in the "cottage" and was not super impressed with the outside. the deck that i was looking forward to had two very dirty chairs and no table, we had to bring a side table... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights on an 11 day trip around California. Firstly we arrived during the tail end of a typhoon so on the drive down Highway 1 you could not see 10 meters in front of you and the rain was blowing in sideways from the ocean so not a very pleasant drive to begin with. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

When we drove into Glen Oaks, we were a little worried - it looked at first glances like a wooden hut on the side of the freeway. We were soon directed to the actual location of our accomodation - a magical wooden hut in the middle of the forest with a river gushing along in the background. it was a... More 

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  • Fire pits(24)
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  • Heated floor(8)
  • Gas fireplace(6)
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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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