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“Very friendly staff but the lodge is in desperate need of improvements!” 3 of 5 stars
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Stony Creek Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   General's Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633   |  
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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very friendly staff but the lodge is in desperate need of improvements!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The staff was unfailingly polite, friendly and helpful, but this lodge is sadly in need of a complete overhaul of its infrastructure. There is no elevator which made it difficult for myself and a member of my party who have bad knees and all rooms are on the second floor. The rooms, while adequately large, have very poor lighting and virtually no comfortable chairs in which to read. The electricity went out three times in our two-night stay (a sign in the breakfast room states that you shouldn't use the microwave and toaster at the same time) but the worst was the lack of hot water. Another sign in the bathroom recommends running the water for 15 minutes to get hot water for a shower...and, trust me, you need a full 15 minutes! Despite the fact that the lodge is very conveniently located, the price was, we felt, too high considering the many inconveniences. The management would do well to put some of the profits into fixing the items I've mentioned.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Plainview, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We loved this place...not like a 4-star hotel, but sort of roughing it first class. The room was adequate for the 2 of us, and the staff was so helpful. Would have liked a TV that was easier to use, but that's not why we were there. Location was perfect for travel between the 2 parks. Would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brevard, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

It was wonderful to wake up to a view of deer out in the parking lot! Although this Lodge offers minimal amenities, it's location and friendly staff far out-weigh those who are expecting a pampered lodging experience. If you're traveling between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, this small and convenient resting place provides an excellent respite. We decided to stay here instead of returning to Three Rivers because of the roadwork on General's Highway - a smart decision! Although it's somewhat dated, the facility is clean and well maintained. Breakfast was well supplied for just 11 rooms of lodgers. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Loved the staff very freindly and informative. Thank you Dawn and crew. Also loved the fireplace!! Very cozy! The place itself needs some facelift but it's clean. Thank you again.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this simple, yet cozy hotel. Rooms are clean, staff is great and it got this past-times charm that I sometimes miss in American hotels. In that way it reminds me of an European alpine cabine or Scandinavian Ski lodge. They also got a huge fireplace there the guests can have their meal. The restaurant is very simple, just serving pizza and some other very simple dishes. The pizza is very good though, thin crust and they serve American wine and beer to a very reasonable price. Overall we are really happy with our stay here!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, CA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Cozy? If you call a small room where you can barely walk cozy, it is! The carpet in this MOTEL (That is what it should be called) was from the 70s. Location was far from General Sherman, but not too far from General Grant.
Disliked: The room, the lobby, the store,....
Liked: The Pizza and the staff.
I would not stay here in the future.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chino, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

My son and I found this to be a perfect location, between both ends of the two parks. The staff was very helpful and quick to provide information . Room was clean, comfortable and met our needs.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: General's Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stony Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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