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D3315CCfranciscoo from: Wildomar, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 8, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We stayed one night at this hotel last minute, the hotel was clean and comfortable. We saw some deer hanging outside of the hotel in the morning. The kids loved it. There is no elevators it’s stairs only and if you need to use a cart to transport your belongings it’s kind of a pain. The food at the check in area was amazing. Austin was a great chef, We ordered pizza and ribs for dinner and their breakfast burrito burritos were also very yummy. The staff was very friendly I would recommend, it’s close to lots of attractions.
squirt3190 from: Sparks, Nevada
Published Date: Aug, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Great room and limited food service.
We stayed for three nights. Upon check-in, we were informed there will be no coffee pot, alarm clock, and hairdryer in the rooms due to COVID-19. There is no loaner hairdryer available and the closest town is over an hour away.
The room was spacious. We had to push the luggage cart quite a distance to get to our room in the Stewart building. There is no AC in the rooms but a window fan which was sufficient and created enough air circulation that the room was comfortable. The bathtub and the toilet are very low to the ground. Everything worked well except the water pressure was low.
There is a well-stocked market for food and snack. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner with outside seating only and take-out. Not much variety or healthy options. We tried the pizza which was pretty good.
There was no maid service during our stay but we could contact the front desk and get whatever we are short on. We did ask for more towels and they were delivered very quickly.
Check-out is contactless as all accounts had to pay in full when check-in. We dropped the keys off way before the 11 AM check out time.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
Nilib926 from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Aug, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Step into relaxation
If Perfect location is what you are looking for, this IS the place! I mean, you are in the middle of nature. We saw a mama dear and baby one morning, a mama bear with her cubs the next! My teenage daughters, did not use their phones once during this trip! Another benefit of staying here is that day hikes and picnic areas are within a 5-10 min drive. Our favorite hikes were Tokopah Falls, which starts at the Lodgepole camping ground parking lot, and Little Baldy, which starts right off of the 198 (there is a trail on both sides of the street, make sure to take the one that keeps going up, not the one through the meadow). The deluxe queen room is comfortable, has a tv with good cable, and the WIFI worked well. Videos take a while to load sometimes, but my daughter was able to finish her online class via google classroom with no connection issues. Coffee maker was removed due to Covid, but delicious fresh coffee was served in the lobby every morning. The fridge is roomy, just be careful not too over load it, because stuff at the top, too close to freezer will freeze. There is no AC, but the fans are sufficient enough to keep the room cool.
The ONLY reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is that I found left over food and drinks in the fridge when we arrived in our room. During Covid times, I would have expected a thorough cleaning. That being said, I was prepared with my own cleaning materials. Staff is super friendly and all wearing masks. I would definitely stay here again!
chk1 from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
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I chose this place without reading the reviews, only saw the 4/5 rating and the AAA diamond rating. Ok, first off, this place has a great location, the desk staff were very nice and the registration area looked like you’d see in a four star place. That’s where the similarities and four star amenities end. This place does not have air conditioning so when we walked into our west facing room, it was 85 degrees and it didn’t get much cooler. The rooms are dated, like out of the 50s dated, we did not have mice like others have mentioned (yuck), but our sheets, while clean, did have a stain (more yuck). I tried cleaning it to check because if the stain came out it meant the sheets hadn’t been changed. It didn’t so, it was a stain. Still, not something I want to pay for. As others have mentioned it’s a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the rooms, but we found rolling carts and it’s a short walk to the take out restaurant.
In this time of COVID, I appreciated the cleanliness, except at the restaurant. I had to go ask someone to sanitize the table, which they did immediately. Bring your own wipes and you won’t have to ask. This is rated as a 2 1/2 star hotel and it definitely is that. If you go into it knowing that, then there are no disappointments.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Babbleberrie from: Orange, California
Published Date: Jul, 25, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
beautiful Lodge, Okay rooms, bad food
Such a beautiful Lodge! This is a great hotel. If you are planning to do several hikes in Sequoia, this is the place to stay. The location is convenient, and they have wifi. The beds are comfertable and dont even worry about bringing your own pillows.
Some of the cons of the rooms, they dont have A/C, the Stewart building had no elivaters so if you have trouble with stairs, maybe call ahead and ask if there are more accessible rooms. There was not a lot of information about thoes things, so it was a surprise to us when we arrived.
Please do not waist your money on their pizza, breadsticks, or cinnamon sticks. It is $$$ and they are not good. The ammount of effort required to improve these things should be almost nothing because they are rock bottom bad.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 4