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“good location, decent place for a few nights” 4 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“good location, decent place for a few nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed at Stony Creek lodge three nights at the end of July 2012. The room was large (for two persons we had two queen beds plus one small bed) and clean; the only thing we missed was a fridge. The stuff was helpful and kind. The breakfast basic but food eatable. We visited restaurant to eat pizza once.

Many people here complained about furniture etc. We found rooms comfortable and perfectly adequate for several nights. I recommend to take a room facing north in the summer because the south facing rooms were hot at the end of the day.

The Lodge is an easy and enjoyable 30 minutes drive to both Sequoia Lodgepole and King's Grant Village. The location is perfect but staying in Wuksachi Lodge would be better as most of attractions are near Lodgepole. We once ate dinner at Wuksachi lodge.

The Lodge's small store has basic supplies but is expensive (as in other national parks). Thus, a fridge would be very useful. That's our only serious complaint in addition to the room price which was high in the summer, but there really is not much choice in Sequoia. Staying in Grant Village would place you 1 hour drive from Lodgepole which is too far. The same for the Three Rivers.

We would also appreciate a possibility to walk near the lodge after the diner. As it is, there are no trails in the immediate vicinity that we know of and the only possibility was to walk along the main road, which is not a good idea, or toward the camping site.

We saw several deers nearby and on the parking lot of the lodge. The nights were quite and we felt safe.

We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Stony Creek Lodge is really just a few rooms over the general store next to the gas station. They do have a small comfy lounge with sofas and a fire place. Continental breakfast was adequate. We didn't try the pizza (the only other hot food for lunch or dinner). Room was comfortable and clean, although as others have stated, hot water was an issue at times. I realize that it was high season, but the price I paid for this room was about 3x more than it was worth (compared to a Motel 6)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The room was simple and quaint. The staff was friendly and helpful. The best part of this lodge was the location. It was about 10 miles from the bustle of the lodgepole area so the wildlife was abundant at Stony Creek. I believe the lodge was built in the 1920's and therefore doesn't have the up to date amenities of a more recently built building, like an elevator or instant hot water. But Stony Creek didn't disappoint us. I loved sitting in the lobby area near the fireplace with a book watching the wildlife. Further, the continental breakfast in the morning was good. You will enjoy your stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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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
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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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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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