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John Muir Lodge
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 630 reviews
Very comfortable and adequate
User: Susan A from:
Published Date: Mar, 3, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
We did not want to spend a lot of money at the luxurious hotels in the park, but we did not want to be in a cabin and going outside to the bathroom in the middle of the night. The Lodge fit our needs nicely, clean, comfortable and no fuss. The park is the thing, not the room.

Did not keep their promise of a refund
User: trav3l-ag3nt from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 8, 2019
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019
Rating: 1
I booked this hotel for a 2 night stay on 1st and 2nd January 2019, through a wholesaler for some valued clients of mine who were flying from Australia and very much looking forward to showing their children the sequoia trees. Unfortunately the President of the United States had initiated a Government shutdown and Sequoia Park was closed. After discussing their disappointment with the girl on reception at John Muir, it was agreed that the clients would stay one night and the second night would be refunded to them (and the clients would move on) - the clients only needed to ask me. The clients messaged me and asked me to get the ball rolling. Since that time, the hotel has declined the refund to my clients, claiming the conversation never happened.

Location location location
User: olenabklyn from: Middle Village, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 18, 2018
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
The lodge is simple, comfortable and just want you need for a base. We stayed in December and got a great rate, so I can't complain about the price. I can see how if you paid over 225 a night you may be upset with the stay. I think of it as, you are paying for the upkeep of the national park service, not fancy amenities. The restaurant is a nice walk, which was nice to feel the crisp night air and see the stars on the walk from dinner. Not the stay, but at the restaurant Staff was great but The dinner was very disappointing, maybe bc its offseason and they don't have fresh meat on hand, the burger was a frozen patty and not as described on the menu. The soup was tasty, but I would come prepared with your own food. There is a fridge in the room and a microwave in the main lodge area.

Among the giants
User: Jeanette S from: Benicia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 21, 2018
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
We had a great stay. The lodge staff were welcoming and helpful, the rooms were well appointed and comfortable, and the location was beautiful. The only problem was the restaurant down the hill—not good. So just enjoy the trees and views and canyons .

Hiking Trip!
User: bmase58 from: Los Angeles
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 11, 2018
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
Stayed 2 nights with wife and 11 month old while doing several hikes in the area. Staying at the lodge made the trip very easy. There is a visitor center with detailed maps on site, restaurant and gift shop all in walking distance. If you are feeling more adventurous there are also cabins and tents. Restaurant was better than expected (get the chili). Make sure you do the Panoramic Point trail, Buena Vista Trail and North Grove loop (all trailheads just a short drive from hotel, plenty of signs and parking lots). No cell service on hike but "AllTrails" app worked fine with just GPS.

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