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John Muir Lodge
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National Park Reservations
User: nondeal from:
Published Date: Sep, 3, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Buyer Beware! National Park Reservations are a 3rd party website and charge $78 for any of its stays in the National Parks. The website sounds and looks official, but its a rip off!. Call the lodge you are interested in and get there website for making reservations.

Perfect mountain retreat
User: sogster from: Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 27, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Stayed here just for 1 night, would have loved to stay more. The accommodation is a bit basic but on par with other national parks hotels we've stayed in. Staff friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi bit slow but useable although you did have to go to the communal lounge to connect. Lovely peaceful location I especially liked the communal sunset balcony, sat out in a rocking chair with a beer and a book was great. V good value hotel also and the nearby restaurant us equally good value Just a wonderful atmosphere here in general..loved it

Grand Location, but not so grand accomodation
User: aecschubert from: Hamburg, Germany
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 25, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
We stayed for two nights, since there are not a lot of other options if you want to visit Kings Canyon without Camping. We had just recently stayed in Yavapai Lodge in Grand Canyon which is run by the same concessionaire. I wonder if the difference lies in the local management or if it is that much more difficult to get decent employees in KC. Both lodges have a nice architecture. Which adopts well to the surrounding. Both are a little bit older, don‘t have AC and and propose eco friendly policies. But where in Yavapai the rooms were renovated and very clean and the matrasses new, in John Muir every wall and every floor looked very tired, there was a lot of dust on the bedframe and the matrasses were plainly fairly old. The Staff at Yavapai was not only friendly but also seemed very competent, in John Muir some were less than perfectly turned out. We met one very eager Turkish assistant who unfortunately spoke only basic English. The staff doesn‘t seem to have a room for breaks, so sits on a tired sofa in the hallway. The hallway light at night is so brigh, it lit our whole room through the crack under the door. This was the only hotel on the whole trip which didn‘t have a seperate bin for recyclables in the room - and not in the hallway either, but only outside of the hotel an around a corner. The hallway Sport nice pictures of the NP - which use the same namesake quotes over and over. The varanda at the end of the 2nd floor is very nice. We tried the restaurant by default. Food was pricey but ok. Staff was at the same time plentiful ans scarce. There seemed to be a sufficient number of people around overall, but they seemed to disappear an reappear all at the same time, so we never could find anybody when we wanted something (ketchup, another drink, the bill...)

Great Place
User: larmeadows from: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Published Date: Aug, 14, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Here for two nights. Very clean, great service, wifi spotty but who cares right. The restuarant was decent. Has a nice outdoor deck at the of hall to relax. Recommend for a family. Also has a gift shop on site with a large deck if waiting to be seated for dinner.
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Basic rustic accommodations
User: Peter F from: Staten Island, New York
Published Date: Aug, 13, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
The John Muir Lodge is pretty basic. Our room was decent heading towards worn and in need of an update. Room 202 was at the end of the hall and faced the woods which was nice. The bed was good so that made it OK.
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