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“Great scenery.” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great scenery.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a nice Lodge sitting right alongside the roaring Kings River. Im giving it a 4 because of its beautiful scenery. The rooms are just average. No TV, no coffee pot, no ice machines, no refrigerator, no restaurant. They do have a Snack Bar, Store and Gift Shop. You get your ice and free coffee at the Snack Bar between the hours of 730am to 8pm. Dinner is served from 5pm to 8pm. It was in total disarray. The Management called down the Head Chef, Jerry Villanueva from the John Muir Restaurant in Grant Grove and he managed to pull out the Dinner service. We met him a week earlier at the John Muir Restaurant and he is truly a Master Chef. His Clam Chowder and Bacon and Potato Soups are to die for and he seasons his steaks to perfection. They didnt have any soup when we ate at 5pm and we got a surprise knock on our door at 830pm and low and behold it was Chef Jerry with two bowls of the best Bacon and Potato soup you ever had. He surely made our day. So all in all, the Lodge itself is OK without all the amenities since all you want is a place to shower and sleep and its right where you need to be with all the wonderful sights and trails to hike and see the breathtaking views..

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING STAFF! Kind, helpful, friendly, I'll stay there again just because of them - I felt we made friends within 24 hours of our arrival. Many wore many hats during our stay: from running the reservation desk, to the restaurant and gift shop. Always available, always helpful. Just a rare staff!

We LOVED our room on the rushing river. The only negative thing is that you should be aware the room's walls really are paper thin so you can hear the guests' activities and conversations. Luckily, our neighbors were pretty quiet.

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely-lovely casual setting next to a rushing river to calm your soul! Staff were friendly and helpful. Walls too thin. Not for those expecting luxury and pampers. The gift shop/market had good selection of items, from keepsakes, clothes, to decent beer selection. Would love fire pit usable near lodge to sit by the river and a controlled fire.

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I’m giving this place a review of 4 only because of its location, which is spectacular.

The lodge itself is a tad underwhelming, but being this far in the middle of nowhere, I didn’t expect much more. The room was dated and cold, and could have been cleaner.

The room was also right under the deck of the lodge's restaurant and we could hear people walking above us quite late into the evening. Also, the room had paper thin walls so we could hear everything next door.

That said, who comes here to stay in a hotel room anyway? The room served its purpose.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clarkston, Michigan
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

great location- right on the kings river. make sure to pay just a little extra to have one of the 3 bottom rooms that face the river. the room was small, clean, and used only for the location. absolutely gorgeous surroundings- the room itself? meh. you can't beat it though. (there isn't much else there!) i didn't like how the restaurant closed early and the check was early- both at around 8pm? or 7pm? i would definitely stay there again and tell anyone going to kings canyon to stay there.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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73 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Yes, electricity does go out at times, but who cares. The staff is wonderful and serves up plenty of food from the microwave during these times. The rooms are dated but very clean. Beautiful breezes or a/c. Scenery getting there is definitely worth the trip. This is not a Hyatt, but certainly MUCH better in so many other ways. A real gem and not to be missed for outdoor enthusiasts and well as those who love beautiful scenery.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great location if you are visiting the cedar grove area of the park. Rooms were big, very clean. Cafeteria was not the greatest ! Though given the remote location of this place, food was pretty cheap. They even provide complimentary coffee during breakfast ! Check in time is 4.00PM. When I visited, there was no one in the reception before 4'o clock. So, make your travel plans accordingly.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
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*
Number of rooms: 18
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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Also Known As:
Cedar Grove Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
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