I was intrigued by Sunset Mag's pick of [the cabins] as one of the "most romantic," so I camped out in one after tiring of the fiancial hemmorage to Ventana, and in the good old days, Post Ranch Inn. For the Leave a Light On For Me Crowd, you'll find this much nicer than your average motel, with heated bathroom floors (but no tubs), nice lighting, and cheerful colors. But I agree with the UK reviewer that they've gotten a bit pricey for their britches @ $325/350 room, given what you get: powdered Coffeemate on the shelf instead of a thoughtful little half cup of milk or creme in the cute fridge; beds arranged to miss the view out the door; weird pre-packaged "smores" with chemical marshmellows (an oxymoron, I admit). I will probably trudge back down the road to ensure a sublime Big Sur experience, but if you need Wi Fi and have never stayed in a place with a bowl-sink, you'll be happy. Personally, I missed the 52" TV.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Glen Oaks Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
- Glen Oaks Hotel Big Sur
- Glen Oaks Resort Big Sur