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Gorda Springs Resort

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
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New York City, New York, USA
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place definitely exploits the fact that there are very few hotels along this section of the coastline and the prices were by far the highest (double) that we paid anywhere else along our California and Oregon Coast roadtrip. That said, the cabin we booked had two bedrooms, both with outstanding views of the bay and was clean and well... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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12 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The Whale Watcher's Cafe was horrible, dirty, bathrooms were disgusting, expensive (aka a rip-off), rude service, and sawing and cutting while eating. There is no service so I couldn't read the reviews! Recommend burning a $100 on horrible food and place. Dirty!!! Half a mile up is TreeBones which I wish we had tried or pack snacks and plan to... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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195 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

See my review for "Whale Watcher's Cafe" under restaurants. This is the overpriced hotel associated with it. Along with $6/gallon for gas! The room was about $200 for the night, and was about as gross as I've ever seen. Old junky furniture, stained carpeting, two pillow cases stunk of someone's body odor, only one bed in room (wanted 2), no... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stopped at the little cafe attached to the Springs Resort, in order to get some breakfast. The man who served us was cheeky, fun and very friendly! We had a nice breakfast (they were accommodating with some of my fussy requests). Lovely views and free parking. Great place for a quick food stop, with some lovely landscaping and curious... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

we were looking for a rustic room with a view of the ocean and that is what we got. The rooms are simple and you can walk to the beach. we ate at the restaurant and had a burger and ribs and we had no complaints

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Portland, Oregon
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

On our way down to visit the Hearst Castle, we became the "victim" of an unannounced total road closure. As it was around 10:00PM and we could go no further, we were given a choice to either sleep in the car or in a bed. At first, it looked like this place was closed but then a person appeared and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Like others we stopped here on the drive south looking for food and a bathroom! Busy little place with a great view and petrol if you need it. Service was good though I felt for the woman behind the counter as she seemed to be doing it. Very friendly and approachable and not too long a wait consider how busy... More 

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Lee-On-The-Solent, Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Gorda Whale Watchers Lodgings. Paid $200 + tax for a spacious room with a heater in a cupboard and a gas fire in the bedroom but no air con, TV, fridge or microwave. Having said that this saved us having to drive further to find somewhere on a Friday evening and it is centrally located between Carmel and San Simeon.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are correct and casual, but not very clean and extremely thiny walls, you hear your neighbors.... Rooms have great views! Price is a bit too expensive for the value, and the guy at reception not the friendliest we met during our Californian trip

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Copenhagen
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way down highway 1. Had not booked but it was not a problem getting a room. We stayed in room A right above the store. The guy in the reception/store was not very service minded, and forgot to give me extra bedding for our daughter. The room was nice and big, clean, and with a... More 

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