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Gena's Sierra Inn

37692 E Kings Canyon Rd, Squaw Valley, CA 93621
Gena's Sierra Inn
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My fiancé and I stopped here for lunch/ dinner one afternoon after leaving the park to eat. We got there to an empty restaurant and a drunk owner/ bartender named Gina. She was so drunk that she told us what to order multiple times but didn't take our order until close to 45 minutes later. Then we noticed that she... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Have you ever seen wrong turn the movie....this is real life! The service can only be described as the most random awful experience of my life. Asked for wifi and got told they hadn't paid the bill so didn't work! We were the only people in there and it took over an hour to get our food which turned up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Spent a night at the Sierra Inn. My wife and I went to the bar for a drink. While there 6 men came into the bar and started off by harassing two female French tourists to the point that the two females left. Then they started on my wife and I. At first we thought they were joking, but then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On entering our room we were shocked. It was bleak. There wasn't even glass in the bathroom window - only a plastic sheet stuck badly to the frame. There wasn't much right with the place so we decided to go to the bar and get drunk. That's where the night changed and this became one of the best nights we've... More 

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Orangevale, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

With little planning my husband and I decided to stay at Gena's for the night. Like the reviews say, it's an older inn, with small rooms but the price was good, rooms clean and air conditioned. It was all we really needed. To our great delight the people running the place went out of their way to accommodate us. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were coming down the mountain a bit later than planned. All the restaurants were closed in the park by 8, and we had our 17 month old son with us. The receptionist at Grant Grove had called Gena's for us, it was now 8:45. Gena kept the kitchen open for us, and waited for us to arrive. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very small rooms but very clean and comfortable. Restaurant and bar with pool table and karaoke on site. Gena is great! Very nice and helpful had a problem with the a.c. unit and she had it fixed within minutes! Would definitely stay again. Thanks Gena!

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After a bunch of chain motels, this one was a welcome change. We were able to check out the room before deciding to pay, service was great, there's wifi in the restaurant next door, the area is quiet, and the rooms were clean. It's all a bit dated, but that was part of the charm for us. The shower could... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is by far THE worst motel I've ever stayed in. Where do i begin? Filthy room, dried bugs all over the bed, worn out sheets, pillows and mattress. Hole in the shower floor, TV didn't work, very small room, extremely small bathroom. Very thin walls, drunks sat on the bench outside the room, karaoke until 2am. Couldn't get out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place was much better than expected. Front desk was friendly at check in. Rooms were clean, they even had the ac on when we got there so the room was already cool. Breakfast was just the basic waffle, Danish, cereal, ect. One day they did have cantaloupe and watermelon this was very nice.

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