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Cedar Grove Lodge
SeniorTravelerTF from: Fort Atkinson
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Calm, quiet atmosphere at the edge of the park
The lodge is away from the crowds and traffic that accumulate in the Grant Grove and Wuksachi areas of Sequoia (paired with Kings). Lodge is smaller than other accommodations in the parks so the volume of people hiking, eating, parking, etc. is minimal. Room is nothing special, but also no detractions. Dining areas inside and out, especially nice creekside. Very limited menu with snack food in the lodge grocery. Had trouble with our toilet which was problematic since the lodge is at the far end of the park and assume maintenance as well so that is a drawback. Staff stretched thin working reception, reservations, store and grocery simultaneously. Pleasant but concessionaire pinching pennies too tight. No elevator but a ramp for pulling up suitcases or using assisted devices.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 3
Reisende_Sun from: Las Vegas, Nevada
Published Date: Jul, 25, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Great location to get away from it all
No internet, no TV, no phone signal.... which is a great way to disconnect from crazy city life!!! LOVED it for that! It's a basic motel with few thrills, but its clean and close to a number of hiking trials. A lovely river flows through its backyard and there are a number of chairs set up along the river bank so you can enjoy the ambiance. The cafe has delicious food, but don't plan on lunch there since it is only open 4-9 pm. My only complaint is that the bed we had was SUPER uncomfortable. I felt like every spring in the mattress was digging into my bones. They really REALLY need new mattresses in the rooms. Get new comfortable mattresses and your score will go up!
- Value: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 4
sukhoi_584th from: California
Published Date: Jul, 14, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Great location, old rooms, great cafe
Given the short season the price really isn't too bad. The room itself is ok, but badly lacking in outlets. There literally were only two receptacles in the entire room, and two in the bathroom. We had to unplug the lamp and clock to charge our two phones overnight.
The bathrooms needed renovated a decade or two ago. It definitely wasn't the worst bathroom I've ever had at a hotel, but it made me think about that list. Shower hadn't been deep cleaned in eons.
The cafe is great, very reasonably priced for a national park, and quite tasty. Trout sandwich and burger were both great.
- Rooms: 2
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 5
234earlyb from: Ramona, California
Published Date: Nov, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Stayed the last day of the season
Generally basic but with everything you must have. There is no cell or TV, but that's not why you go here. Lovely setting by the river and a great (only?) base camp to explore the area. Although we stayed the last night they were open, and had the last breakfast they served, weather was ideal. They could have been open much longer.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Erik E from:
Published Date: Oct, 30, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Great stay in a special place
Simple and nice rooms so long into the canyon. Very friendly staff and kids friendly. Nice shop with all you need and souvenirs. A little scary to drive there so best to do that in daylight. The river and nearby nature very nice to relax. Also good shows by rangers.