We stayed here one night on our way down the coast. I wanted a more authentic outdoor experience but my kids wouldn't stay in tents. This was a compromise but not exactly. It was more "glamping" than camping. We stayed in the Little Sur cabins, which have queen beds. My husband and I split up and each stayed with a child. The cabins were small but very clean and well appointed. The fire pits already fixed up were simply awesome. We just had to strike a match. We stayed in cabins 7 and 8 near the water and it was quiet and secluded. You wouldn't know you were close to the highway. We used the fire pit in cabin 8, which was the best one because it is in a grove of redwoods. We kept our windows open at night and loved hearing the river at night.
The bedding is cozy and warm. The warm floors in the bathroom were awesome. There are dishes in the unit and a microwave but it is very small and don't expect to be able to prepare a meal. We did get takeout and heated it up, and the unit was perfect for that. It had everything we needed. They have a s'mores kit in the cabin for your enjoyment. However, we bought our own supplies.
My husband and my kids loved this stop on our way down the coast the most. If you want to hang in the woods and relax, it is awesome. There isn't that much to do in Big Sur for teens. We did hike and we did drive the PCH, but beyond that, it is an area to relax not necessarily "do" anything.
This is a wonderful stop for some quiet and nature. Cabins were very well appointed. I recommend checking in before sundown, as it is very dark at night. Also, the evening is one of the best parts of the stay. We would have stayed longer if we knew how great Glen Oaks was.
- 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