Just came back from our trip to Sequoia. Stayed at this lodge on July 5 for one night. Very unhappy with the room stayed. Appeared that they're hiding some facts to make us reserve for this so called the "Suite" with 2 kings & 2 bunks. We're two families of two adults (couples) & two boys (total 8). They offered my friend the "Suite" and she asked them about the difference between the suite for 8 and two single rooms for 8. They told her there's no difference except that the rooms for the suite has a connecting door between the two rooms. When I called few days after to make a new reservation for another family (a single room with a King & a bunk), I asked about them the suite again & was given the same answer. So, I'd like to make it clear here what "a suite" with 2 Kings & 2 bunks means at Montecito: there's only one bathroom between the two rooms. So, 8 people will have to share the same bathroom. Since it's a shared bathroom (with a sink, a shower & a toilet) between the two rooms, there should be a close door for each room for privacy purpose but that's not the case. The room without a window (yes, without window) has a close door but not the other one. Yes, no close door for the room!! This is a lodge without air-conditioning. No window!!! Worse is that the toilet is old & clog after 3 uses!! We ended up have to use the toilet in the lobby to ........
I agree with the other visitors about the location and activities available at the lodge. I wouldn't have given a poor review if it's not because they're hiding some facts about the suite. It could be that no other visitors will want to reserve it. We'd have reserved 3 separate rooms with a King & a Bunk each & be happy visitors. Another thing to mention here is that the bottom bed for the bunk was very low.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Rustic Mountain Lodge & Summer Family Camp located in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California. Spectacular view of the Great Western Divide of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Buffet Meals and seasonal activities included in room rate. All Lodge Rooms have private bath. Cabins have shared bathhouse. Open year-round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montecito Sequoia Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park