A romantic Big Sur hotel and cabins with a ‘50s vibe.
The past is present at Glen Oaks, a circa-1950s motel --- updated and renovated with a rustic-modern motif that today inspires romance. The redwood-strewn property actually comprises two separate lodging options: the Adobe Motor Lodge and a number of individual cottages and cabins. Amenities are plush, such as walk-in showers and natural-wool blankets. Eco-conscious touches include bamboo floors and organic cotton sheets. All accommodations boast Wi-Fi Internet access and telephones, but no televisions. There is no restaurant on-site; guests frequently eat breakfast and lunch at the café of the (notably more downscale) Ripplewood Resort next door. Pfeiffer Beach, one of Big Sur’s best, is a short hike away.