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Lucia Lodge

62400 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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172 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the midst of the serenity and grandeur of Big Sur, these expensive shed-like motel rooms are depressing. Furnished in random consignment store furniture, the windows and doors block the view of the dramatic cliff to the south. Breakfast is Budget Continental -- just like the places next to the freeway. A classic tourist trap...and they know it. A guaranteed... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the lodge for one night on our way to the Bay area and the stay couldn't have been better! The rooms are very good and have everything we could have possibly needed for a one night stay. The views from the cabin are astonishing! You see directly out to the Pacific with the Santa Lucia mountains plunging... More 

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SW USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights this year as we went by it last year and thought, we must stay here! Got one of the rooms facing the ocean, it was very expensive, good shower, queen size bed, no fridge, no coffee in room (coffee service in rooms 7 and 10 only), restaurant doesn't open till 8AM. Free ice, mediocre... More 

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Ojai, California
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular perch above the Pacific, whales in evidence every day we were there. Cabins are small but more than acceptable. Dinner menu is limited but everything we tried (3 nights) was nicely prepared and delicious. Buffet "Breakfast" is even more limited but again, sufficient.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted a get away vacation and we drove the coast in mid May. After spending two nights in Carmel we moved down the coast an hour an spent the night in the Lucia Lodge. We dined in the restaurant located near the lodge. We sat, ate, drank wine and watched the ocean as the son set.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First class views off the bluff in Lucia just south of Eslaen. Cottage 10 is at the very end and has 4 separate large windows full of ocean and coastline views. This is a recently updated motel (and definitely feels like a motel) so while it has no special frills or appointments it is clean and the views are really... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I recently make a reservation at the Lucia Lodge for myself and my 12 year old granddaughter. As I was clicking the "Submit" button, I glanced up and noted that there was a statement in the reservations policy that noted children were not welcome. I wrote an email immediately cancelling the reservation stating that I did not want to stay... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The room was quite small with an attached bathroom and shower stall. It was clean though and and of course the main reason to stay is for the view and experience of overlooking the ocean! There is a steep path to an ocean overlook just beyond the room closest to the ocean. Be sure to check it out! There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Everything can be said about this place is already being said by other reviewers. Make sure to plan your trip early because this place is very popular. Get the lodge with ocean view or you are wasting your money!!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The room was fine - it was clean and had plenty space. It bills itself as being Rustic; but we both thought it was a little rundown. There is an AWESOME ocean overlook that no one at the front desk mentioned. We found it ourselves. Go behind the motel and up the hill - there are multiple benches that look... More 

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