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Glen Oaks Big Sur

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

This place is amazing. My sister and I booked one of the "Little Sur" cabins with a firepit. It was basically a one-room studio type room, complete with a little fridge, microwave and general kitchen utensils. We did some wine tasting/purchasing along the way and brought some simple food items to picnic on. Each night we would sit out by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Style, size, privacy, quiet, great shower, great bathroom, and...a private backyard deck! Imagine a roadside motel converted with upscale yoga/spa decor - and all the details just right. That's Glen Oaks Big Sur.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the River View Redwood Cabin for one night at the end of a five-day driving trip up and down the central coast. The cabin looked exactly like the website photos, only better! Funky, hip (but simple) furnishings in bright colors, well-appointed kitchen, nice bathroom (love those heated floors!) with large walk-in shower. We cooked... More 

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We tried out Glen Oaks after going for many years to Big Sur Lodge, which had gotten expensive and somewhat rundown. Glen Oaks is well-kept-up and reasonably priced. I liked the gas fireplace, and the room must have been extremely well insulated, because it never got cold. We stayed in #10 Adobe Motor Lodge. The only negative was that it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

My husband and I drove up from LA for our anniversary weekend. We booked a King Motor Lodge room- #5- and when we come back to stay in Big Sur, we will request that same room again! It was perfect! The heated bathroom floors were so luxurious and we loved having the gas fireplace on at night. The walls are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The Little Sur cabin at Glen Oaks offered an ideal romantic getaway along the Big Sur River. The firepit came equipped with wood, torn newspaper, a fire starter and matches which made building a nice fire in a short time a breeze. The bathroom also had heated tile floors which was an awesome bonus to have in such a remote... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We stayed in their Cottage. Lovely little place but with all that you need. Great fire to keep you warm, big beds, perfect bathroom with heated floor, great little kitchen. Would definitely stay here again. Front desk was very helpful and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Big Sur is a phenomenal place, and staying at Glen Oaks was a real treat. We were offered the option of upgrading our room to a king because the weather wasn't ideal for using the fire pit outside the cabin I had reserved, which was so nice (we took the upgrade—the king room was amazing). Everything good I'd read about... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Big Sur Cabin and loved every minute of it. The cabin was perfect, at the end of the driveway, very quiet, with two firepits, one by the entryway, the other one off the bedroom, in an enclosed patio with two claw-foot bathtubs, sitting side by side.....needless to say, we sat in one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

First off, our stay coincided with the closure of the highway just north of Big Sur, so our perceptions may be somewhat different than others. We stayed in one of the "motel" rooms just off the highway, but there was little traffic, so our room was very quiet-except for the fact that we were next door to the office. I'd... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Glen Oaks Big Sur

Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $225 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Glen Oaks Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
Glen Oaks Hotel Big Sur
Glen Oaks Resort Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
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