Wonderful family hotel. "Rustic" furniture details contribute to the atmosphere, but the hotel is very modern in its conveniences.
My son and I shared a room with two queen-sized beds next to his wife and their 18-month-old. The baby tends to scream for 5-15 minutes before falling asleep, and she's used to sleeping alone in a room -- she has trouble sleeping at all if her parents are in the room, thus the arrangement. The hotel walls are so well sound-proofed, we never heard her.
Although outdoor temperatures were cold at night, we were warm and comfortable in the hotel. The adjustable thermostat was a nice convenience.
Bedding was very comfortable.
Bathroom was very clean and unlike some hotels, the plumbing was very quiet. Hot water for showers within seconds (unlike my house.)
There are expansive porches overlooking woods on both the first and second floors. They are furnished with rustic-style chairs, settees and small tables. If March mornings had not been so cold, they would have been lovely places for morning coffee.
There is a Keurig coffee maker amply supplied with coffee and tea in each room. There also is a giant flat-screen TV in each room. There is WiFi service in the first-floor common room.
The common room has a log fireplace, several upholstered sofas, rustic chairs and card tables. During our two-night stay in mid-March, I saw a family of five playing card games and several solo visitors reading books or working on their laptops or tablets in the common room in the evenings.
There also is a small gift shop, but it doesn't carry toothpaste or other toiletry items so be sure to bring what you need.
The staff is almost invisible, but immediately accessible by phone. The smoke detectors in the stairwell nearest our rooms went off for no apparent reason the first night of our stay. A quick call from the common room phone got the problem solved in minutes.
Super clean place. The housekeepers are friendly. I walked back one evening from the Visitors Center complex and heard a motor -- a groundskeeper was blowing the paved paths clean below the lodge.
My daughter-in-law took the baby for an early morning walk on the hill beside the lodge and they saw three deer. Songbirds make morning and evening even more magical.
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- Also Known As:
- John Muir Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Hotel John Muir