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John Muir Lodge
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Great place to stay
User: loriem457 from: Eustis, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 31, 2023
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
My husband and I stayed at the John Muir Lodge, August 29 & 30, 2023. The host was very accommodating, we was able to check in when our room was ready. The room was very clean you could smell it. We visited both Kings Canyon and Sequoia NP, the lodge was close to everything.

Relax among the sequoias
User: janevaldez from:
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Aug, 25, 2023
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023
Rating: 5
This place is amazing. Hiking and lodging among the stately sequoias is not to be missed. Comfortable accommodations. What a way to unplug and relax. These parks are just as scenic as Yosemite but without the crowds. Great place for family fun

John Muir Lodge is quite cozy!
User: oregontraveler18 from: Madras, Oregon
Published Date: Aug, 13, 2023
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
Very pleasant and helpful staff. Nice enough room. Large community area/lobby for games, eating your brought food and a nice fire place. Cozy! We stayed in a room in the lodge, but it looks as though there are cabins too...? Plenty of ice to replenish coolers. The Panoramic Point drive then hike is beautiful and the road starts right behind the lodge. Do it for sure! General Grant is a couple miles away. Food and visitors center are within walking distance but all uphill on the way back to the lodge. The restaurant is a order from a kiosk, wait for your food, type of place when we were there. There are lots of tables inside and outside, but the wait is long to get your food. We ordered just a grill cheese sandwich and a cup of chili and it took 25 minutes. Plan accordingly!
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Great for national park accommodation other than no aircon
User: AAAT from: Surrey
Published Date: Aug, 5, 2023
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
We had an enjoyable stay here. Staff were friendly, rooms were clean and were reasonably spacious and modern for a national park. Restaurant and shop are 5 mins walk down the hill but actually that added to charm as got fresh air and exercise before/after meal. You order online or at self-serve kiosk, pick up when your name is called, eat outside or in or take back to lodge; we found the food pretty good for this sort of place. It was hot when we were there (high 30s) so lack of aircon wasn't ideal, but they did provide floor-standing fans which did the job (at least they did for a couple sharing - would probably have wanted two if there'd been four of us as don't think it could have cooled us all down at same time. I particularly liked being able to sit on the veranda or balcony in the evening as it was cool and quiet, then when it got dark using the reception/lounge area, which just had groups talking, playing games, doing puzzles etc. Although their website says wifi only in reception area, there was actually decent wifi in our room, so don't know if that's changed or if it only extends to some rooms (but doubt it as it's not a big place and we weren't right next to reception). Short drive then very short walk to Panoramic Point; Grant Grove walkable (but not in heat we had), also short drive to Big Stump Grove, all worth visiting; longer drive (with some slightly hair-raising roads) to various points in Sequoia NP; great location to do Kings Canyon Scenic Byway but unfortunately current closed due to storm damage so we just spent a lot of time looking at trees instead!

Beautiful Rustic Lodge
User: pintostar from: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Published Date: Aug, 1, 2023
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
nice lodge with character. No air conditioning. Rooms are big enough with shower/tub/tv/fridge Ice machines on both floors. Best part about the lodge is the balcony. So peaceful and serene. Note the only food option is the grant grove store, 5 min walk down the hill. It average at best and long wait time.
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