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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Gainesville, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I absolutely loved this place! I made my reservations rather late, so the Motor Lodge was the only thing available, but it was wonderful. They show you to your room when you check in and will make dinner reservations for you, if needed. I wish I had been there more than one night!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

We stopped at Glen Oaks for one night on our tour of highway one. We won't go into details but it is a must to stop here. Make sure you visit Pfieffer Beach for sunset and take advantage of the fire pit for marshmallow toasting. Would definatly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed at the Big Sur cabin for our anniversary while traveling down hwy 1. The room was amazing. The bedroom had a glass wall looking out to a private court yard with two claw foot tubs and a fire pit. We soaked in the tubs next to the fire underneath the redwood trees while we listened to the Big Sur river in the distance. It was magical! Helped ourselves to the s'mores kit and played some Jenga that was left with other board games. Bathroom was nice with heated floors and kitchen had a nook for both of us to sit at. This hotel is now my #1 hit jam. Would come back again all the way from Alabama. Front desk was great and can't say that I met anyone that was unfriendly during my stay at the Big Sur. thanks to everyone

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed for two nights in a Little Sur Cabin (#8) and loved the property. The patio area was private and the fire pit was always well prepared. The cabin was cozy but had everything we needed including a very nice shower and a comfortable bed. The staff was very welcoming, and although we did not have any special requests for them, based on our treatment at check in and check out, they were clearly eager to make sure we had a good stay.

The location is right in the heart of Big Sur and was a short drive to the major parks and all the restaurants we wanted to visit. The cabins are across the street from the motel and in a private grove of Redwoods along the river. I do not know how the price compares to other properties nearby, but we were very pleased with what we got for our money and will definitely be staying here again if we return to Big Sur.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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woodland hills, ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We enjoyed our 3 nights at Glen oaks. Motel with modernized rooms, has gas fireplaces, small fridg., safes,nice size bathrooms, heated floors,with large tiled shower for 2, & clean. Rooms don't have televisions (we didn't miss), they supply games if you really get too bored. Even though we were happy with our accommodations,we felt rates were a bit high. We enjoyed our hikes in Big Sur, did an 8 mile loop at Andrew Molera State Park, (recommended by the staff)took 4 hours, lovely views of the mountains & ocean......would do it again! Also, did some shorter hikes at Pfeiffer State Park, the falls, & Buzzard trail. Staff was also helpful, on restaurant recommendations, enjoyed Ventana for lunch, Ripplewood for breakfast (next store), drinks Nepenthe, & Post Ranch Inn. We also had great massages at Namaste body works, wonderful, really nice couple. Big Sur is a special place, would love to come back, & would stay at Glen Oaks.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed two nights in "The Cottage" during our honeymoon. We had a little trouble with the fireplace not turning off, but they responded quickly and gave us a discount. We couldn't have asked for better service. The Cottage is located close to Highway 1 which you could hear from the porch, but not at all from inside. The Cottage is very private amongst the Redwood Trees which was great for our honeymoon!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed in one of the cabins with my fiance on our 17 night roadtrip around Califronia, Arizona and Neveda.
This place was a real stand out lodging, tucked away off route 1 while being in a secluded spot is juct close enough to civilisation for a store etc within driving distance.
Very modern feel to the cabins and well spaced out with its own firepit its a real chance to get back to nature but with those creature comforts such as a good bed and electricity.
If you want to get away from it all would totally recommend worth every penny.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Additional Information about Glen Oaks Big Sur

Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Family Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Glen Oaks Resort Big Sur

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