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“Romantic Cabin”
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Glen Oaks Big Sur
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Milwaukee
1 review
“Romantic Cabin”
Reviewed March 31, 2011

I stayed here for two nights with my boyfriend and we both wished we could have stayed longer. It was a wonderful room. We loved the fire place and heated bathroom floor. We had pleanty of privacy and quiet time for ourselves. It was the perfect get-a-way.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

Had 2 nights here on the drive down from San Fran to LA. Very pleased we chose to stay the extra night as the area is lovely for walks and made a fantastic change to Vegas, San Fran and LA.
The Cabins are not with the Motel Rooms but over the road a short distance away. Parking is alongside the Cabin. The Queen is pretty small but adequate. THere is a fire pit outside with chairs so the lack of space inside is no issue .... sit out under the stars next to a roaring fire. They set the fire each day so it is easy to get it going each night.
Heated floor in the bathroom is a very nice touch .... as are the couple of board games in the room.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2011

we stayed here following the reviews seen in tripadvisor. sometimes this can differ from reality but i believe there is an overall consistency. we found the glenn oaks to be very clean, quite, romantic and enjoyable. unfortunately we only stay one night as we were driving south but we have kept it in our minds for future reference.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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BC, anada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2011

By the time we tried to make a reservation here, based on Trip Advisor reviews, we had no options in terms of space. Moral of story: if you want to stay here, be sure to book early! We actually stayed in two units. The first, number 7, was probably the most basic unit but was still very comfortable. The second, number 13, was much larger and came with a seating area and it's own private patio. (If you aren't able to book or afford one of the cabins, we suggest you try to book a unit with a private patio.) The owner has chosen to use an excellent interior designer or architect, with a fine sense of detail for the retro-modern interiors. And whoever did the landscape design should also be commended. There are all kinds of great little touches including the frequently mentioned heated stone floors in the bathrooms, "Buddha boards" (new to me), interesting furnishings, cool sinks and showers...

And comfort has not been forgotten either, with great beds and delicious pillows. All the staff seem to have been chosen with the same degree of care. Rosa and her daughter Elizabeth went out of their way to be helpful. Breakfasts at the cosy cafe immediately next door were great, and the staff there extremely friendly too. Dinner at Deetjen's was another treat. We were certainly recommend Glen Oaks to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Wow, thanks once again Trip Advisor for a fab recommendation!

We had originally looked to stay at Deetjens but with their strange no email/online reservation policy and rudeness over the phone when i called( ok it was 7:45am but I got the times wrong as I was calling from London), I decided to book Glen Oaks. I am so glad we did!

We stayed in the Big Sur Cabin 13-15th February and it was just perfect. The cabins are located off highway 1 on the otherside from the motel and down a private road. There is no noise at all apart from birds, the river and the rustle of the leafs. Big Sur Cabin is the last cabin on the road but they all seemed very private. It has the river running right by it and a picnic area next to it. The wooden log cabin looked lovely from the outside but it was the interior which was impressive. The attention to detail is faultless, from the organic sheets and soft towels, super comfy bed to the organic soaps, heated bathroom floor ( divine in winter), the high tech fridge, coffee maker with delicious coffee, board games ( jenga and scrabble), magazines( dwell and a conde nast traveller i think), free wifi, amazing shower and the outside fire which had been prepared for us ready to use. This place is superb. As soon as you enter you feel rested and on holidays. We travelled with our 22 month son who loved the place and even with a toddler in tow we still had a relaxing and enjoyable stay here.

The area and drive is stunning, the people/community very friendly and food and wine superb. The cabin has a microwave, toaster and fridge, so you wont be having your major meals but there are plenty of places in close proximity. We had a cold beer at the village pub and a pizza at the general store one night and a amazing dinner at the Big Sur River Inn, a delicious meal topped off with great wine and service, This place would be great in summer with its outdoor terrace area.

All in all, its not cheap to stay at Glen Oaks but we were there for a special occasion and its worth the money if you want a relaxing, luxurious and private retreat. This really is the place.

Ps if you are not from the area and driving from Monterey but you want to drive the 17 mile drive as well as Highway 1, dont try to drive the 17 mile drive during the Pebble Beach golf tournament, it is closed to tourists for the entire week.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Solana Beach, CA
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Reviewed February 22, 2011

We stayed at Glen Oaks several years ago. We stayed in one of the King Fireside Lodge rooms and we loved it (especially the heated bathroom floors). We decided to split our stay in Archie's and the Big Sur cabin this time. We loved Archie's and the fact that there was a gas fireplace in the room. When we booked the room, two new cabins weren't available yet. So we asked about the new cabins when we switching rooms. The woman at the front desk actually let us take a peek at them and decide between the three cabins. We ended up going with the Redwood Cabin: River View Suite. But you couldn't go wrong with any of the choices!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Everywhere
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

The rooms are reasonably priced and nicely renovated. My fav touch was the warmed floors. The bathroom was really modern and the location is right off the 1 so no scary drive through dirt paths in the middle of the night. Good place for couples and people who want to experience nature but at the comforts of a nice modern style home. There is also a restaurant across the street that gives you a free drink if you give them a coupon provided by the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Glen Oaks Big Sur
Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Romantic 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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