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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   86728 Highway 180, Grant Grove, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to stay. Unfortunately you have to eat at their restaurant, which is a horrible experience. The food was really really bad. Mind you the people serving and preparing the food we prefectly courteous. But the actual food was below par. Cheescake looked like it has been sitting in the window for days and days together.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reception area of this hotel, late at night, with the fire burning and no one else around is fantastic. Rooms are warm and not too luxurious, there is no food if you get there late - but what the hey, look at where you are. Stay here

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PropertyExecutive, Manager at John Muir Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks ivankelly! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. Quiet time in the Great Room with a fire is always special. We have remodeled most of the rooms recently to provide the best possible experience for our guests. It's true that we aren't a luxury hotel, but we do strive to offer nice, comfortable and clean accommodations in one... More 

Davis, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly friendly staff, great food at a reasonable price. Roads and sidewalks were well maintained despite lots of snow. The fireplace in the lobby was a nice touch and I enjoyed the holiday decor. We will definitely be back!

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PropertyExecutive, Manager at John Muir Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind comments Emily. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the restaurant and thought you might like to know that we will be replacing the existing restaurant with a completely new one beginning in the autumn of 2015. By the summer of 2016, we'll be serving the same great food in a brand new restaurant. Hopefully you won't... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what other people were talking about when I read reviews before visiting. The lodge was beautiful. The staff were uber friendly and attentive. The room was clean (and had a tv, not that we cared, but others said there weren't any) and the bed comfy. There were only two negatives I can recall, the first is that they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there just before thanksgiving, the weather was gorgeous, the air fresh and clean. It was a good time of the year to go as it was not crowded. The cabins are not for the faint of heart. We looked at one, for some reason the clerk let us see one of the unclean cabins so that we could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the stay at John Muir Lodge. We loved the King room and spent a little time relaxing in the perfectly warmed room. No HVAC issues! We hiked and took pictures which is the reason for the trip. Catherine was great!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent I will come back next year. I would recommend staying at John Muir Lodge. Rooms are in great shape very clean. Great view from the lodge. Access to bottle water. All employees very helpful. Review 10+

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge is very nice. It is very accessible to all the sights you will want to see. The lodge is in the forest, so wildlife is around. So cool! The rooms are nice. The entrance to the lodge has a fabulous room with a huge fireplace to enjoy while reading, chatting, or just sitting. The restaurant is close by.... More 

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Renee R, General Manager at John Muir Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from the Canyon - We appreciate your patronage and want to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor regarding your stay at John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park. We couldn't agree with you more - this is a memorable place to visit for sure. You should see the Sequoia's with a dusting of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent our 30th anniversary there last week. We were looking forward to the hiking and exploring in the Sierra country and not really concerned about the accomodations. However- as it turned out - our stay at the Lodge was so much fun that I have to tell somebody. First - the restaurant: I must mention our... More 

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Renee R, General Manager at John Muir Lodge, responded to this review

Happy 30th Anniversary! Thank you for spending it with us and for taking the time to write such a lovely review recognizing our wonderful staff. This is now posted on the bulletin board for all staff to read - it is nice to get to celebrate the good in our daily interactions with our guests. Each one of the employees... More 

Los Osos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

John Muir Lodge is a wonderful, economical, quiet place to stay while visiting King's Canyon and Sequoia. The area hiking in the giant Sequoias is an experience not to be missed. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

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Address: 86728 Highway 180, Grant Grove, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — John Muir Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
John Muir Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
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