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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pleasanton, Ca
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in a standard two queen bed room on the second floor. Clean and quiet hotel. WiFi is only available in the first floor community room of the lodge and at the restaurant. Check-in is near the restaurant as you turn in off Hwy 180 (across from the Park Service Visitors Center) - the lodge is about 4... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a great place to stay in Kings Canyon; the main communal room is so awesome with an ever awe inspiring fireplace, comfortable chairs and couches, great window views, and perfect place to just chill and be at peace with yourself. Get the vibe? Park your vehicle and no need to drive until you leave; walk and hike everywhere! The... More 

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PropertyExecutive, Web Coordinator at John Muir Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I clearly need to keep a better eye out - I have somehow missed the pixies and the fairies on the trail to the Grant Grove, but I have no doubt they are there if you have the eyes to see. I can, however. verify that the fireplace is... More 

Palmdale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The beautiful Sequoia's and Kings Canyon were awesome. Unfortunately, the smoke from the fireplace at the John Muir Lodge was not vented well. This is not a good place for someone with respiratory problems to stay. The room was lovely and everyone on staff was friendly and helpful. Decor was perfect for the setting. Very family friendly with activities for... More 

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

Good day - Thank you for taking the time to write us regarding your experience at the John Muir Lodge last weekend. Sorry to hear that the smoke from the fireplace was troublesome for you. Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any ideas on how we can make the lodge more user friendly for our guests... More 

Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great lodge experience. It has the look and feel of a real lodge. I wish I could have stayed more than just one night to thoroughly enjoy it. The room was clean, and the bedding was comfortable. The bathroom just needed to be a bit cleaner--door, shower curtain, and tub.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

I purchased the panoramic package which entails breakfast in a box so you can eat on the trail. I thought there was a specific trail they had that lead to a great view. When I was giving our food I asked and the person at the front desk just listed off hikes in the area. I walked to the gift... More 

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

Thank you for your review. While I am very glad to hear that our staff was friendly and the room is clean - I am a bit disappointed to hear that whomever you spoke to at the front desk was unable to give you clear directions to "Panoramic Point" which is a short 2.5 mile drive to the trailhead from... More 

Foothill Ranch, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

First time at this lodge. Location is great. The John Muir Lodge was very nice and comfortable. Great features. The room was wonderful. Each floor had a outdoor porch with nice seating. There is a indoor seating area with a fireplace and seating. Stayed one night.

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

Thank you for your review. While I am very glad to hear that our staff was friendly and the room is clean - I am a bit disappointed to hear that whomever you spoke to at the front desk was unable to give you clear directions to "Panoramic Point" which is a short 2.5 mile drive to the trailhead from... More 

Pasadena, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The lodge is perfectly situated to get to various parts of both parks. Room was clean, spacious and comfortable, and adjacent to the balcony/porch. Easy walk down to the store/restaurant (although I would avoid the restaurant if you want to get fed in a timely manner - worst service we ever had in a park - the good news is... More 

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solihull
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Ideally placed to visit King's Canyon and Sequoia. Rooms comfortable, nice balcony at end of corridor to sit out in the evening. Didn't see any lifts so a bit of a struggle with suitcases up to first floor rooms. Good restaurant with reasonable food. Nice lounge area with free wifi.

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New Delhi, India
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very good location, but boy, they sure do charge for it. The Lodge itself is nicely donce, lovely sitting area with an open fire place. Rooms are average at best, exactly the same that you can get for less than half of this price elsewhere. But Iguess you really do need to pay for the priceless location. Dinner was really... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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15 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Extremely nice to be in Kings Canyon/Sequoia, as we were close to the park!! Our room had two double-beds, keurig coffee maker, flat screen tv in a rustic setting. Room had a fridge but not a microwave, and bed was comfortable, nicely furnished with a number of comfy pillows. The lodge has a great room with Wi-Fi (Rooms do not... More 

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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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