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La Quinta, California
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Big sur was packed because of spring break. I was heading south from Carmel and there seemed to be more people and cars in Big Sur than I had ever seen. So I continued on and came across this little place. There are cabins but I stayed in one of the rooms above the shop. very nice room, no TV...

Thank vgreene
Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Arrived March 4th in Big Sur. Camping with friends in tents. The storm on Saturday forced us to pack up and find a hotel. Found Gorda Springs Resort nearby. We arrived wet and freezing at 8pm. John was very helpful renting us a room. We stayed in Cedar South a 2 bedroom shared bath cabin. The cabin was clean and...

Thank Philip F
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2016

As many travellers on Highway 1 find, we were quickly running out of time and needed fuel and a place to stay. We stopped at the fuel stop (fuel was $6 a gallon!) and enquired about overnight accommodation. We were 3 couples travelling together and were rudely offered three rooms for $450 for the night. Once taxes were added, it...

1Thank BMatthews2013
New York City, New York, USA
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This place definitely exploits the fact that there are very few hotels along this section of the coastline and the prices were by far the highest (double) that we paid anywhere else along our California and Oregon Coast roadtrip. That said, the cabin we booked had two bedrooms, both with outstanding views of the bay and was clean and well...

Thank Bluewolfmoon07
Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The Whale Watcher's Cafe was horrible, dirty, bathrooms were disgusting, expensive (aka a rip-off), rude service, and sawing and cutting while eating. There is no service so I couldn't read the reviews! Recommend burning a $100 on horrible food and place. Dirty!!! Half a mile up is TreeBones which I wish we had tried or pack snacks and plan to...

1Thank Farleymon
Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 28 December 2015

See my review for "Whale Watcher's Cafe" under restaurants. This is the overpriced hotel associated with it. Along with $6/gallon for gas! The room was about $200 for the night, and was about as gross as I've ever seen. Old junky furniture, stained carpeting, two pillow cases stunk of someone's body odor, only one bed in room (wanted 2), no...

1Thank LARPAT55
Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We stopped at the little cafe attached to the Springs Resort, in order to get some breakfast. The man who served us was cheeky, fun and very friendly! We had a nice breakfast (they were accommodating with some of my fussy requests). Lovely views and free parking. Great place for a quick food stop, with some lovely landscaping and curious...

Thank KookyRedHead
Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 25 November 2015

we were looking for a rustic room with a view of the ocean and that is what we got. The rooms are simple and you can walk to the beach. we ate at the restaurant and had a burger and ribs and we had no complaints

Thank Christopher P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Like others we stopped here on the drive south looking for food and a bathroom! Busy little place with a great view and petrol if you need it. Service was good though I felt for the woman behind the counter as she seemed to be doing it. Very friendly and approachable and not too long a wait consider how busy...

Thank Simon G
Lee-On-The-Solent, Hampshire
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Gorda Whale Watchers Lodgings. Paid $200 + tax for a spacious room with a heater in a cupboard and a gas fire in the bedroom but no air con, TV, fridge or microwave. Having said that this saved us having to drive further to find somewhere on a Friday evening and it is centrally located between Carmel and San Simeon....

1Thank Grumpy64

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Additional Information about Gorda Springs Resort

Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Gorda Springs Hotel Big Sur
Gorda Springs Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
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“Walls are thin, so ask for an end room if they have one available to avoid noise on both sides. We had room 5, best one.”
 of 5 bubbles Lanamamaomaha, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I like the four rooms above the store”
 of 5 bubbles vgreene, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't Stay!”
 of 5 bubbles BMatthews2013, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room anywhere else”
 of 5 bubbles LARPAT55, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in room D above the store. BIG room but cheap and old”
  • The food was okay you are there for the view
 of 5 bubbles scotnjulie, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
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