It definitely pays to trust Tripadvisor on this one - we read the reviews warning about road noise in the motel rooms, and went for one of the duplex cabins instead, and it was incredible. These are not directly on Highway 1 like the motel rooms, but just a little way off the highway, down a short track, which is easy to navigate and drive in a normal car.
I think these cabins are a little smaller than the motel rooms, but ours was stylishly and beautifully decorated, and well thought-out - small but perfectly formed and with everything you need, including a coffee maker and a good amount of storage in the kitchen, under the bed and in the wardrobe. But the real draw is the setting, complete with soaring redwoods, babbling brook (a minute's walk away) and wild turkeys! It was like being in the middle of nowhere, a minute from the highway.
It felt like 5* luxury for 1* (in the Big Sur context) prices. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
- 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