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John Muir Lodge
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Location and Atmosphere
User: LJHSViking from: San Diego
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
John Muir Lodge is located in Grant Grove Village in Kings Canyon National Park. It has lodge rooms and cabins. The village also has campgrounds, a restaurant, market and gift shop. The park visitor center is located on the grounds and has the only wifi access, which is very poor. The lodge itself is comfortable and attractive, but the audibles are inescapable: kids running down the hallways, showers and toilets in surrounding rooms, footsteps above if you're on the first floor, and so on. Our stay was comfortable and enjoyable; staff and visitors alike were friendly and pleasant.
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Ok lodge but no where else to choose from
User: Nana58 from: Jacksonville FL
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 28, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
Ok lodge but no where else to choose from- meaning you are in a National Park without a choice. It's old, our room had no screens so couldn't open the window without bugs/flies getting in. The gathering area had a huge fireplace that was lit each night but the games that are left out to use were in sad shape. No elevator which we knew but just stating this for others. There was a guy who offered to help with getting our luggage up the stairs. They had a great area for this so we didn't understand why they didn't have a coffee station. There is a coffee maker in your room but no liquid cream just the powder. The bed was comfy and a great supply of linen. No a/c but that's stated. If you decline daily housekeeping then at the end of your stay (to prove you did not use it) you receive a cute bag. Daughter and family stayed just across the road at the rustic cabins- had electricity but no bathroom, no a/c but had a heater. You are given tokens for the showers. Each gives you 6 minutes of shower time. Daughter stated it was noisy with late night guests running around.
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Great location, friendly hosts, peaceful stay
User: kkic04 from: Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 24, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Recently spent 3 nights at John Muir in the main lodge in June. We selected the lodge based on its central location between the main sights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks. Perfect location for exploring! They offer rooms in the main lodge, as well as cabins, all within walking distance of the Grant Grove Village & Visitors Center. Stayed with our two young daughters and had plenty of space in our room. Appreciated the Bath & Body Works products in the bathroom. You don't stay here for the rooms, though. We enjoyed our time on the oversized porch watching the wildlife and reading books, playing games/puzzles in the lobby after long days of hiking, and talking with our new friend, John, at the front desk. He really makes you feel welcome and enhances your visit. If you decline housekeeping during your stay, you receive a nice reusable bag. They are doing their best to conserve water/energy. Can't say enough wonderful things about our visit here. Wish we lived closer to come out for a long weekend to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and hospitality. Thanks for a memorable stay and keep up the good work!
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Great NP accomodation
User: SilverGinger from: Melbourne, Australia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 18, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Spent 3 nights here as a base for touring around Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Welcomed and served by the wonderful John who offered tips on walks and dining - a nice personal touch not often found at NP properties. We’re given a very nice room at the end of the hall, by the access to the rear patio, which made for peace and quiet as no real passing footfall. The room was perfectly well set out with all essentials being clean and tidy. We participated in their green program and our room was not serviced for the 3 nights - towels rehung and beds self made - just went to reception for additional coffee. Was not expecting a tv but there was one! The bath was particularly deep in comparison to standard US hotel shower/baths (not to say it wasn’t easy to step in/out of the shower). It is a short walk, or even shorter drive, to the Visitor Centre, gift store, shop and restaurant. Had dinner in restaurant one evening and it was fine and not ridiculously priced either. Only one issue, and this isn’t the Lodges fault, is that children are drawn to climb on the rocks opposite the parking lot and then shout back and forth to/with their parents in the lodge which on an otherwise quiet bird chirping summer’s eve ruins the ambience of the location particularly when sitting out on the patios. Maybe the bears and mountain lions could assist here! Despite the issue above would definitely stay at John Muir Lodge again.

All about the location
User: M5164LSbillb from: Wentzville, Missouri
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
We stayed at the J Muir Lodge. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay. The tv did not work properly, there was no internet available. The Wi-Fi systems seems to have been broken for months and they refuse to fix it. There is no Air Conditioning either. The saving grace is a fan on the dresser, but it doesn't oscillate like it is supposed to either. The lodge seems to be running down and the management doesn't want to fix it. After looking at the cabins I am really glad we were in the lodge. The location in the park is this places greatest resource.
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