Don't let the word "Motel" conjure up images of stained bedspreads, unidentifiable stains on the walls, and a cheap price. Glen Oaks Motel is hip, relaxing, and clean (the prices ain't motel-ish, either).
Ditto on what others have said about the great location. Beautiful trees, a short walk to the river, and a short drive or hike to the coast. Coffee (and it's good coffee) is ready at 8:00 am, and there is a good place for breakfast next door (huge portions).
What we especially appreciated about Glen Oaks was its beautiful, serene grounds. Our six-month old was still on Central Time, and we had to go back to the hotel to put him to bed before most people had started even thinking about dinner. Armed with a bottle of wine, takeout, and a baby monitor, my husband and I continued our vacation each evening by the outdoor fire-pit. Our room had a private courtyard, for which we paid extra, but we preferred to sit out front so we could see the trees and hills. If we had stayed at another hotel, we might have felt like prisoners, but at Glen Oaks, each night was a date night (even with a baby).
The only thing we didn't like was that the heat source is a gas fireplace. Romantic, yes, but the fire would automatically turn on in the wee hours of the morning and wake us up.
- 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