My husband and I spent two days at the Glen Oaks at Big Sur- I was a bit wary because the name "Motor Lodge" threw me off... I didn't know what to expect! The Glen Oaks was beautiful- I am huge on cleanliness and the hardwood floors and brightly furnished rooms were incredibly clean. We had a couch and an indoor/outdoor fireplace in our room that was shared with the private outdoor patio, as well as heated bathroom floors (SO nice) and a fridge with a Brita. No television, but we had our laptop and the free WiFi meant we could watch movies easily. Housekeeping was so fast that they were in and out of our room while we ate breakfast, and they did a great job. A common area offered a fireplace where people were constantly cooking s'mores (artisan s'mores kits were available at the counter, they also sold fixings at the general stores in the area).
The location was great- the restaurant across the street supplied free coffee to guests and the general store a few steps away had anything we needed for a picnic lunch while we drove the coast. A few miles down the road is the Venetana, an incredible restaurant with a great view, and Nepenthe, another with the same. Everyone was very nice and helpful and offered tons of tips for the area.
In terms of price, it seems like a lot, but for the area it's not. Don't be fooled by the Motor Lodge in the name- its one of the nicer places we've stayed in for our honeymoon!