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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, UK
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18 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2007

We were disappointed by the Glen Oaks Motel and checked out after one night (we had booked for two). To be fair, we didn't see the place at its best. They're in the midst of a refurb and the resultant crashing & banging went on all day. Combine this with two screaming kids in the room next door and paper... More

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San Diego
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2007

Note- We never stayed, but just had a terrible experience requesting information about staying. They do not have two beds, and we are traveling with our two children. When I started to ask about two rooms, he was curt with me and said "there are plenty of other wonderful places to stay in Big Sur with two beds that are... More

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2007

Special thanks to the Glen Oaks Motel for three wonderful days in Big Sur. Clean room, central location, and friendly staff. My wife and I will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2006

I wasn't expecting this to be a cute as it was, given that it's Big Sur and there's limited accommodation available. Glen Oaks isn't fancy, but we thought it was pretty and the room was comfortable. It's in a fantastic location - so near to several great hiking areas and a few different places to eat and drink. Not that... More

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Ripon, California
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2006

This is a nice place to stay while visiting the Big Sur area. Room number one was large, and clean. Bed is great with plenty of blankets and pillows. No TV's but there was wireless internet and plenty of magazines in the lobby that you could bring to your room. Stayed for 2 nights, was quiet till people started slamming... More

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San Francisco
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2006

I previously stayed in the little room by the office b/c of tight budget. This time rented a regular for only 10 bucks more, well worth it--much larger and nicer-ask for a room on an end to decrease wall sharing. good value, clean and pleasant, nothing weird or icky. i love big sur. in the past, also stayed in the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2006

Found this little gem in Big Sur. Gorgeous little cottages set back into the woods. Our room had a HUGE king size bed with a cute quilt cover, a realistic gas fire and unique wooden furniture - Very homely and gives the impression of being miles from anywhere! Staff were very helpful and there is a lovely restaurant directly opposite,... More

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San Francisco
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2006

We spent 2 nights at Glen Oaks and here is our review. The Good News : Free internet access on their laptop, Free Wi-Fi if you bring your own laptop. Very clean rooms and bathrooms. Ample bedding. Board games and ping pong table. Centrally located for Big Sur attractions. Paid under $150/night for 2db and 1twin room, very good price.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2006

My husband and I stayed at Glen Oaks for just one night and the only mistake we made was that we didn't stay longer! The place is family owned and the management was super friendly and helpful. Our room was spotless-crisp white comforters, clean towels & carpet and the bathroom sparkled! Our room was large, with 2 double beds, a... More

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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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#2 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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