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Review of Glen Oaks Big Sur

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Glen Oaks Big Sur
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
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“MUST STAY HERE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

My husband and I were doing the HWY 1 drive from San Fran to LA. We stopped at this Inn in Big Sur. What a fantastic place. This place is a must stay. We only stayed 1 night, as it was all booked up :(
We stayed in suite #9 in the main lodge - king room. We had our own private patio with a huge tree in the middle of it. There was an inside/outside fireplace that you could see from the bedroom. There was no TV, but you don't need it (and I'm a TV junkie). The bathroom has heated floors. Very modern decor. There is a breakfast place next door. Very reasonable prices. We went for dinner at another hotel called Ventena - fab. Approx $100 - but worth it.

Best thing we did in Big Sur was Pfiffer Beach. The beach is really hard to find, but if you ask anyone at the Inn - they will be able to tell you how to get there. Go at sunset - beautiful.

Enjoy - it was our favourite place!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Everything is toughtfully designed; from the reception, to the rooms with wonderful ecofriendly finishes . Somebody is really in sink with nature and carefully placed these wonderful cabins in the middle of the redwoods and enhanced the natural landscape. Each of them have firepits which are ready to go, open up a bottle of wine and enjoy the surroundings. The service was impeccable, very friendly. Looking forward to return, what a gem!! Thanks a million for an incredible stay. Maaike

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Glen Oaks was beyond all expectations. We stayed in a Little Sur cabin, which was finished to an incredibly high standard with all mod-cons you could ask for, all cleverly fitted into a perfectly compact space. The decor was modern, yet stylish. We had a fire pit, ready with pre-loaded logs and a fire-starter ready for us when dusk fell, where we got busy with the S'mores kit we purchased from the front desk.

The amenity kit included great filter coffee and microwaveable porridge sachets for the morning - which was a nice touch. Wifi worked well in our cabin, although of course no cell phone reception - as expected though and this place was perfect to get away from it all.

The whole site was landscaped beautifully, parking was close to the cabin and even though we had neighbours, it still felt like the most private place in the world.

We will recommend this to anyone we know traveling through Big Sur, it is a great option for people of all ages looking to get away from it all, in really stylish and really well considered settings.

Room Tip: Go for whatever you can afford in your budget. We had room 7 of the Little Sur cabins, it was privat...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Wonderful little cabins with a mid-century look and feel. Super cozy our room had its own fireplace and patio! Great base to play in the Big Sur area... Not to mention the BEST accomadations at reasonable prices in town. Must stay for the "S'mores Kits" !

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Redlands, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

We stayed in the a room the the Adobe Motor Lodge specifically the Fireside Lodge - Queen room. My stay was beautiful, relaxing, comfortable.

Great location in Big Sur. Its close to everything.

Fun in room touches included classic board games, heated tile floor and a Buddha Board.

I loved it. Excellent value.

Room Tip: I wish I had upgraded to the King room. The private patios made me very jealous.
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

The room was very nice, modern amenities. While close to route 1, there wasn't much highway noise. However, the walls are very thin, and I heard my next door neighbors talking, and later enjoying each other, late into the night. The location is great, and the room was very comfortable. Other than hearing the neighbors, it would have been great. The room is not cheap, but the location is great.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We loved our stay at Glen Oaks in Big Sur. Beautiful, comfortable and totally funky - it's the nicest place to stay and a very affordable rate. We loved staying at the Lodge and will do so again, but we'll definitely plan ahead and try to book a cabin in the future. Very clean, easy, friendly. Wifi!

Room Tip: Book in advance to get a cabin - they sell out early, but don't be disappointed by a room at the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Glen Oaks Big Sur
Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#2 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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Glen Oaks Resort Big Sur

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