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Gorda Springs Resort

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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
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Gorda Springs Resort
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not realised it was Labor Day weekend and needed to book 3 nights in the Big Sur. I literally tried every other place and this was the only place with availability as you can only book on the morning of your arrival. As mentioned by other reviewers, it is quite far south, so cannot really be considered 'Big... More

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huntingtinton beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were sooo grateful to get a cabin last minute since all of Big Sur was booked down to San Simeon. We asked for their smallest cabin and got the Little Palm or Palm II room. It was almost half the price of the other rooms and it was fantastic!! The room was cozy with a coffee maker, soft bed... More

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Topanga, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love this place. It is on a stretch of coastline above Cambria and Ragged Point at the South end of Big Sur, and there is no electric grid through here. You will be shocked at how much better you sleep and feel when your electricity is from a generator - not wireless microwave pulse radiation which powers most of... More

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Los Angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Yes it's rustic (no TV or phones), and a bit south to actually be in Big Sur, but my kids (ages 6 and 14) loved the small village feel and seeing whales swim by. We arrived very late (9pm), and there were potential guests waiting for our room in case we didn't show up. The manager had kindly kept the... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We went there in hopes to enjoy the ambience of driving highway 1. When we got there we were tired and decided we needed to to rest. The view is beautiful. And that is the only thing. The rooms needed updating, dirty carpets, cobwebs visible. Sheets had stains on them. No phone, no tv and not even a coffee maker... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

So far I still do not know whether or not we'll be staying at this place. First phone call was answered by a lady who was barely polite and told me to call back after 3pm since nobody was available to take a reservation or even tell me if there were any vacancy. Called back around 4pm, talked to a... More

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Mountain View, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This review is based on a telephone conversation only: I called to check room rates and availability. The woman who answered said "hello"....I wondered if I had dialed a personal phone number by mistake, because surely a business would say something like 'Gorda Springs Resort, how may I help you'. When it was determined I did have the hotel I... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed here as a group on a bike ride from SF to SLO. Highlights were: gorgeous views including whale watching, a delicious breakfast (hold the coffee) and our waitress Sarah. Price is a bit higher because of the location, which is oceanfront and relatively isolated within Big Sur. I'd happily stay here again and enjoy a lovely breakfast before... More

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Cambridge, MA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Such a beautiful, relaxing place! I'm glad we found it and I'm glad I did not check TripAdvisor first or I might not have come. As we drove farther down from Carmel, we realized the nicest and most accessible beaches are down south of Limekiln in Pacific Valley. And this place has beautiful historic cabins with some of the nicest... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed 1 night on the way down the coast from Big Sur...It was a Godsent...An oasis...It was MLK weekend (Saturday) The weather was spectacular 78 degrees in January and there were No vacancies anywhere in Big Sur.... We came upon Gorda springs and low and behold there was a room available above the General store with... More

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Also Known As:
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Gorda Springs Big Sur

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