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67741 Kings Canyon Road, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633   |  
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Naestved, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“terrible place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

129$ per night is around 120$ too much for this dump. Stay away from this terrible place: old worn out beds, very small cabins, bad smell, cold, poor food, no wifi, no cell phone access, no nothing actually.

Except: Located far out in the wonderful nature in Kings Canyon.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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los angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

nice hotel for a national park. not too historic but modern. won't write a book about the restaurant but we've had worse. delivered on the basic needs. if we had to do it again...we would of camped. if you're not prepared or prefer a cushy stay....this isn't your worst option.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pleasant Hill, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Unfortunately, we didn't stay at this lodge, because we were booked elsewhere. I would have stayed here! We spent time at Cedar Lodge, in King's Canyon, and I have the say that the food was awful and overpriced, although staff was delightful. On the way out of the canyon, we stopped for a late lunch, hoping the food at King's Canyon Lodge was better. Boy was it! They can cook, and the milkshakes really improved the disposition of the kids. Next trip into the canyon, and we'll be staying here! It's a good place to stay if you are splitting time between King's Canyon and Sequoia Park - and again, the food was great. The owner warmed up once we began talking, and took time to give us ideas for future park visits.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My fiancé and I stayed here twice in the same trip - the night before our 4 day backcountry hike, and the night after. We really enjoyed our experience here, but it is what it is - both the good and the bad - and you have to take it for that. It's many steps up from camping in a tent, but not a luxury spa. There's no air conditioning - just a fan, but there are good people, unbeatable views and you're in the park at a very reasonable price sleeping in a bed at the far end of the park. There's no internet or television. You're in nature, silly.

The good: I would recommend taking your time while you eat, watching the hummingbirds use the feeders outside, taking in the view of the mountains, and listening to the owner tell his tales of the park. He has a rich history here, and we learned quite a lot. The room itself was quaint, clean (with the exception of one wayward old bottle cap) and exactly what we needed. We even had a table and chairs in the back where we watched the sun set. You can hear the crickets chirp out the window, and not too many cars go by at night. There's the oldest working gravity gas pump here. The milkshakes taste damn good.

The (not too) bad: The bathroom was tiny, and the sink is basically in your face as you are using the toilet. The hot and cold faucets in the shower were reversed (but there was plenty of hot water!). The soap they offered crumbled on opening. The back screen didn't close all the way, so it was impossible to leave the back door open without letting bugs in. I bravely drowned a spider in our shower.

Yet despite these faults, I still gave it 5 stars because I left feeling happy, refreshed, fed and good about being in nature, ready to take it all in.

Room Tip: We only stayed in 1A - each room is likely different.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As advertised, rustic cabins with running water, clean sheets and a bed, in the mountains. The lack of tv, cell phones, and internet is compensated by the clean air, quiet, and beautiful scenery. Really, it is nice to get away from all the noise and electronics for a while. The lodge is Close and centrally located to many park attractions including: Boyden Cave, hiking trails in Cedar Grove, Fishing in 10 mile creek and Kings river, and the Giant Sequoias in Grant Grove. You can also buy gas from the oldest working gravity fed gas pumps in America.

Room Tip: Ask for the Creek cabin. It's a little more money, but has more privacy, and is worth the price...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Snowmass Village, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

America is a great and fabulous country and Kings Canyon Lodge is the best of the days of America gone by! This is rustic, clean, decent food, authentic and spectacular scenery. Owner Louis cooks up some good food and as you sit at the bar and enjoy your food and a good chocolate shake after a long day of spectacular hiking ---you thanks your lucky stars for finding the Kings Canyon Lodge. It had power-- which our park lodge in Kings Canyon did not---running on generators-so no hot food available and we left and went here. Cabins were basic but good, peaceful and relaxing! Stay here and step back in time in America!

Room Tip: Stay in the cabins
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a rustic, simple, real-life place. No internet or cel coverage. Owner Louis is an authentic human being who is not going to pamper you or respond well to unrealistic expectations. It's out in the wilderness; gas is more expensive. If you want a comfortable, spartan cabin with good beds, clean sheets and towels, home cooked food and cold drinks you will enjoy this place. If you want four star, go elsewhere. Take the time to sit and watch the hummingbirds flit around the feeders. Breathe mountain air at night under bright stars; it will refresh your spirit.

Room Tip: Give yourself time to appreciate the rustic nature of this place. Great base camp from which to ex...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kings Canyon Lodge

Address: 67741 Kings Canyon Road, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Ranked #10 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Kings Canyon Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park

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