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Cedar Grove Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   General's Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633   |  
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Diamond Bar, California
2 reviews
“California's most beautiful, serene, and secret hideaway.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found a slice of heaven. This place is amazing. We were treated so well. The staff were amazing. They offered tri-tip right from the BBQ that was so good we ordered seconds. The views and proximity to Incredible vistas was breath taking. I wish I never had to leave.

Room Tip: They offer a few rooms with private access that face the river. Nice!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If I were to rate the experience of Cedar Grove and not just the lodge, I would give it five stars.This remote lodging outpost is near the end of Rt 180 is deep in the canyon and an oasis for the serious hiker and backpacker. Getting there entails an exhilarating winding drive along the mountains edge with magnificent views of the canyon, finally dropping about 4000 feet before reaching Cedar Village. The property is throwback to another era and is nicely situated along the Kings River. The village offers a variety of services for lodgers and campers including rooms, camp grounds, ranger station and visitor center, laundry, showers and a store for provisions. The lodge is dated but adequately maintained and clean. We were told by management that this past spring of 2014, the lodge was taken over by a new management company and perhaps improvements are on the way. For our purposes (a hot shower and comfortable bed) it met our needs. There is no restaurant per se, instead there is the snack bar counter with menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is good and the portions are large. There is no TV and the wifi is horrible (as they describe it, “we barely have wifi”) so don’t forget to bring a good book and a deck of cards or games. The rooms over the outdoor deck can be noisy; if you like to retire early ask for rooms at the opposite end of the building. The basic room with 2 queen beds is a little cramped but comfortable; the pillows are a little flat but that is my only complaint. The staff is friendly and always helpful, they’ll feel like family after a day or two. I thought the price for the room was very fair. This is a special spot to visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chamberlain, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pushing 80, my mid-fifties daughter and son and I did our second five-day backpacking trek together, Rae Lakes Loop, starting and ending at Cedar Grove Lodge stays. The facility provided just what we needed, a relaxed informal beautiful setting to jump off and return to with fellow hikers. The management and staff couldn't have been nicer in helping us with valuables & luggage storage and many extra kindnesses that made returning afterwards so anticipated. The delicious outdoor barbecue lunch on the final day awaiting our departure ride out was a special treat. The friendly young foreign summer staff obviously take their cues from excellent management.

Room Tip: Book early. There are few rooms in this outpost at the end of the road.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lafayette, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

people were very friendly and bbq dinners were excelant---great hikes--air conditioning---draw back is no TV or very limited internet- next time will ring portable dvd player and chess board--but location on river was excelant---Mgr Diane Bland was amazing and her stories were great---we will be back-- a rustic escape with great people

Room Tip: wifi occassionally in cafe
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family trip to see the giant sequpia trees was a wondeful experience and glad we stayed at Cedar Grove Lodge. The lodge is very family friendly and a great place to get away from everything (including internet). The trails are easily located and the guided tours very educational.
We found the food at the lodge convenient and not too costly. The store has all the supplies any visitor may need.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boom, België
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Affordable place to stay in the middle of Sequoiapark. Rooms are small but comfortable beds. What I liked most was the quietness -sleep with the window open and hear nothing but the river running... WiFi did not work but I did not expect it to work in such a remote place.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SF Bay Area
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting by the river. However arrival was quite confusing with a peculiar scramble by the staff on check-in. The cafeteria is definitely limited and the food a bit of a "last resort." The place is basic and aged, with thin walls and worn fixtures, but the beds were comfortable and the staff were mostly earnest if quirky. Nonetheless, I would definitely stay there again for the setting, the location, and the reasonable price.

Room Tip: I think they're all about equal. Corner rooms might have less noise from adjacent rooms (we wer...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cedar Grove Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a glaciated mile-deep canyon, Cedar Grove Lodge is located in the heart of Kings Canyon National Park at Cedar Grove Village. Open May through October, this quaint lodge is an ideal location for travelers looking to explore some of Kings Canyon’s most alluring wilderness attractions, including North Dome, Grand Sentinel and Zumwalt Meadow. ... more   less 
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