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Jack London Lodge

3.0 of 5 13740 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Mill Valley, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
93 hotel reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonable, clean motel near fine Glen Ellen Market and some good restaurants. Close to Sonoma without the wine country prices and near Jack London State Park. Friendly and thoughtful manager made for a great check-in experience. We were very happy with our corner upstairs room. The bed is comfortable, as others have said. The outside light does shine in... More 

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Truckee, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jack London Lodge is going to become a yearly tradition. The hotel is located just next to Jack London National Park which offers some amazing history, information and views. The hotel is also located right next to Benziger Winery, a winery focused on biodynamics and my new favorite. The hotel itself is so cozy and quaint and the attached bar... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is an old motel with very bare essentials. There really wasn't anything impressive about it other than the fact it's located in a great area. It needs an update, but did the job. I wouldn't stay there again. The staff was nice.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As others have mentioned, this is really a 70s style motel. Had a Groupon deal so the price was right - probably wouldn't stay here again however. Bathrooms in need of serious updating. Pillows extremely hard. The location is very convenient to local wineries and near some great restaurants. (Avantine is nearby and has great food and service). The lodge... More 

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Castro Valley, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Didn't really want to write this review - would like to keep it a secret. Went there with a Groupon offer, not expecting much. What we found was an attractive, clean room awaiting us. Extremely comfortable bed with luxurious towels were very appreciated. Inn staff was very welcoming and helpful in suggesting places to eat and wineries to visit. We... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had two rooms, (12, 23). Check-in was a breeze, and the lady who checked us in was super nice. The beds were comfy, the chairs were handy, there was plenty of counter-space by the sink, and the market across the street was great. The Jack London Saloon is welcoming and unpretentious. Our TV (12) was snowy, but we didn't... More 

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Lincoln, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As noted, this "hotel" is not much more than a 70's motel, but that's okay. The rooms are smallish, standard motel design. But it had two comfy easy chairs, which is unusual and the King bed was also good quality - no sore backs in the morning. The chain smoking receptionist could have been a bit more welcoming but not... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Individual rooms in a motel-style design. Portable radiators make room warm in winter. Be sure to ask for more towels- they only give 2 per room. No breakfast provided off-season, but great little natural market across the street with espresso, coffee and killer chocolate muffins. Good base for exploring Sonoma, Kenwood and Glen Ellen wineries.

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Berkeley, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We spent a very nice November weekend in the lodge. The room was very spacious, the king bed comfortable, the sink area had a lot of space for utensils, and the room was clean. The creek side sitting area looked nice, even though we did not really use it. There are a few more real advantages to that place. First,... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Quiet, comfortable, clean, cozy and without a doubt the best value in this upscale region of trendy boutique hotels and big super spas. Located in a quiet area close to good restaurants, wineries, and a neat little grocery and deli.

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Address: 13740 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Glen Ellen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Jack London Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Jack London Hotel Glen Ellen
Jack London Lodge Glen Ellen, CA - Sonoma County

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