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John Muir Lodge
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Convenient lodge in Kings Canyon NP
User: CentralCATraveler from: Coalinga, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 20, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
Stayed here one night with my sister. It was adequate lodging, but you’re basically paying for the convenience of staying in the park. Mini fridge and free WiFi. Free parking. Clean but towels were stained and tub looked stained from shampoo residue. Breakfast was available for sale at restaurant a short walk away near the Visitor Center. Lodge is across from the Grant Tree parking lot, so that was convenient. Desk staff was friendly and check in was easy. Nice lobby. Pretty pricey for a 2 star hotel.

Our second stay here
User: CK397 from: Dayton, Ohio
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 25, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We stayed here on our first visit to Sequoia / Kings Canyon in 2014 and returned this year. Whenever we visit national parks our first choice is to stay inside the park. Accommations are not luxiurious but the convenience makes up for it. Hopefully you are spending most of your time outside in the park rather than in your room. Lack of air conditioning was not an issue for us as it was September and relatively cool. I do agree with another reviewer that the shower head is too low but otherwise everything was fine.
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Nice hotel but overpriced
User: 721jeremyn from: San Marcos, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 13, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
The room was pretty small, and it cost $260 a night. We stayed two nights and went to the General Grant tree and hiked the North Grove loop trail. The wifi barely worked. The hotel did have a central location, but I recommend camping or staying at a airbnb outside the park. I also recommend swimming at Hume Lake at Sandy Cove!
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No AC, broken appliances
User: Y8012UGvaleries from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 2
Our room was like a sweat lodge during a recent stay. There is NO AIR CONDITIONING throughout the hotel. In room coffee maker was broken, fridge was broken, mattresses are thin and lumpy. The only thing this place has going for it is location…. But if you can’t sleep because it’s 85 degrees in your room - you’re better off in a tent with the bears.
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Prime Location Between Kings and Sequoia National Park
User: Chinagurl20 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2022
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
This is my second time staying at John Muir Lodge. The first time was with my hubby in early April '22. Unfortunately, there were a lot of traveling families with children which made the hotel quite lively at night and early morning... I'm just glad I brought my ear plugs. My second stay was late August '22. It sure made a difference since the kids are in school; it was much more quieter. The location is the best being between Sequoia and Kings Canyon. The staff were friendly and helpful. Both times, the hotel rooms were cleaned well in that we didn't find anything unusual. Keep in mind that there is no elevator in this hotel. There is NO AC in the individual rooms; just heating. They had a tower fan to help with the heat. We were gone most of the day so by the time we got back to the hotel it was cooling down. It was in the 90's during the day at the end of August. Wi-Fi worked much better in August compared to early April. It means they have made it more accessible throughout the hotel and not just the lobby area. We had decent internet connection. The lounge/check-in area has a small microwave and a refrigerated area where they keep some cold sandwiches if you aren't able to order from the dining area next to the store. They do have a water fountain to fill your water bottle if you didn't bring your own water jug. There is a mini-fridge in each room. I have to say, the K-cup provided with the single-cup keurig machine in the room is quite good. I even asked for extras. I would definitely stay here again if I ever stay a few nights in Sequoia/Kings national park. NOTE: The Grant Grove restaurant is not open for service; however, the indoor dining room was open for us to eat in. We order online or from the kiosk. We picked up the food at the outside window and went inside to eat to beat the heat. It is a nice big dining room. You can even sit outside on the deck but beware of the bees wanting a piece of your food. It was so irritating that we went back inside to eat. The menu isn't too bad. It is American dining so don't expect a wide array of food choices. Bring your own drinks/juice as the OJ is in a very small cup lol
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