We arrived on August 20th. As others have indicated, the room was adequate for the price. This is a terrific location by the river. However, the clerk checking us in wasn't friendly and I must admit a bit rude, continuing to talk to a friend while we stood behind the man waiting for at least a minute while they chatted about nothing important. The man turned, saw us and apologized but the clerk acted as if this was standard treatment. Later, he actually said "Good Morning" when we saw him in the hallway, surprising us.
Some of the snack bar help are simply wonderful and very accommodating. One older woman was having a bad day, but the next day was in a better mood. I wonder that perhaps they underpay the staff. With jobs scarce in California I guess you keep what you have, even if the hours are very long---which we found out from one of the help. One good thing---you can get your ice bucket filled and filled again from the snack bar. We had a small cooler in our room which we took in the car. However, during midweek the snack bar hours are limited to breakfast and dinner this time of year. They stop serving lunch, except on weekends
The menu is limited--this is only a snack bar---but the trout at dinner was tasty. The location close to Zumwalt Meadows and Roaring River Falls was our main reason for staying here for a couple nights. The drive into and out of spectacular Kings Canyon is time-consuming so this was our best choice.
There is no lobby, you check in at the market, which is next to the snack bar. There is seating on two nice balconies, one off the snack bar, and the other on the same level as the rooms. The problem with the three 'river' view rooms is there are no windows in those rooms, only glass in the door. You do get a picnic table if you wish to sit outside your room. .There is an extra $10 fee for these three patio rooms.
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