Glen Oaks Big Sur
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An early start today at 6:15am as we have a long drive ahead, we check out and head to the bus stop. We take two buses to the airport and a further two transfers before we are at the car rental place. We sign all the paper work and we are sent to space U5 to find our allocated vehicle as we turn the corner we are ecstatic to find that it's as we …
DAY 41 THURSDAY 7 JULY
Hit the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco driving down to Big Sur, stopping at Santa Cruz and Monterey. The famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk has all the fun fair attractions you could want and the families were loving it. I checked out the lineup at the free beach concert venue over the summer; Starship, Eric Burdon, …
... in a canned food coma stared at The Pacific Ocean. When it was dark we brushed and flossed our teeth. Then we pinned the curtains, drove into one of the more affluent costal side-streets of Santa Cruz, parked amongst the cars and drifted off to sleep. At 5am we drove back to the beach and made our plans for the next few days, booking one night in an RV park in Monterey and two nights in Big Sur close by the Henry Miller Museum.
It was a pleasant ...
... camp and broke camp and headed back to Monterey. We got to Veteran's Memorial and the spot up near the restroom and dishwashing area was available so we took it and set ourselves up. We had stopped in town for ice and found out there was a Farmer's Market going on down near the Crown and Anchor so we got cleaned up and headed down the hill walking into town. The Farmer's Market ...
... grunge to be seen, which I hadn't expected. It was still enjoyable to walk the street knowing Steinbeck had perhaps taken those same routes. We had a taste of clam chowder as the temperatures cooled. We were wearing shorts so we jumped in every other store to warm up. After a few more gift purchases, it was back south on Highway 1 to Big Sur with multiple stops along the way for photo ops.
Highway 1 is an absolutely stunning stretch to drive. The ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGlen Oaks Big Sur
The most amazing place ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got to come back one day..........
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Historical Traveler Reviews Glen Oaks Big Sur
Don't stay here.
The door to our room was broken and wouldn't stay shut. The walls are paper-thin and we could hear entire conversations two rooms away. The people next door were partying into the night and there is no onsite mangement after 9pm to do anything about it. We finally had to call management from a payphone in the rain at midnight, and were basically told to leave the key. We ended up driving 2 1/2 hours home in the middle of the night...and then they refused to refund our money. There a LOTS of nice places to stay in Big Sur. This is not one of them.
One Of Only 3 Good Places To Stay In This Town........
This lovely, quaint throw-back style MOTEL was a perfect stay for my brother & I.....GREAT PRICES (as just down the road 1/4 mile prices are DOUBLE for less) here, clean, very informative, helpful, friendly & HONEST staff. VERY GOOD restuarant next door at Ripplewood.....
We stayed at the Glen Oaks for one night on a recent trip to Big Sur. We found it to be spartan, clean and relatively inexpensive (for Big Sur) but it needs basic maintenance. The furniture is dated and one of the draws in a side table was broken. There was a large bucket under the sink in the bathroom to catch leaking water. The bucket was so large that my wife and I got into a giggle-fit over it! There was no continental breakfast nor any other offering - just a room to sleep in.
Spent 2 nights (August 2 and 3) in "The Cottage" of the Glen Oaks Motel. Aside from the slight smell of propane gas from the unvented kitchen (staff found a fan for us), we really enjoyed our private little spot at the Cottage. It's up the hill a little bit from the main part of the motel (which looks quite nice) and is more private than Archie's, if you're debating what cottage to try. This was certainly the biggest space we stayed in during our San Francisco/Carmel/Big Sur trip, and, interestingly, had the nicest furniture! Lovely old bureau in the bedroom. There's a little deck outside, a fireplace, large bathroom, nice living room, kitchen with table and chairs, and a nice-sized bedroom. Other travelers who wrote in the visitor's journal seemed to have the time of their lives there! Be sure to walk down the trail into the woods and look at the creek and little waterfalls. Beautiful. And a great value for the area, which is $$.
Great place to stay
When you consider that everything in Big Sur costs 50% more than what you usually pay, the Glen Oaks is a suprising value in this posh Hippie community.
The people working at the hotel were very sweet and helpful. It's in a great location, pretty much in the middle of all the popular sites, but still quiet and private. There is a good and reasonable restaurant across the street, but the best part is the little breakfast and lunch cafe next door - very reasonable with great food.
The rooms were quiet, clean and the beds were comfortable. We had a great time. No need to pay the big prices...this is a wonderful little motel.
Good Value, Clean Rooms
Just spent three nights at Glen Oaks. The room was very clean and the location is excellent for getting to all the major sights. Staff was friendly and helpful. Paid $109 plus tax. You must pay by check - no credit cards. Rooms are modest, no tv, no telephone. Good parking area. If you want a good, basic place to stay at a very good price, this is the place.
Nice Little Motel
We really enjoyed our stay here - the motel is clean and quiet , there is a little patio outside the room to enjoy the mountain views, and the cafe next door was great for breakfast. It was worth the hassle of sending a check in as a deposit.
Big Sur is beautiful, and the businesses are far and few between....
Great country stay
Stayed here in July 2003. Great log cabins - clean, homely and good working facilities, given the rural location. Sending a cheque in advance was a bit of a pain, but worth it.