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“Not the Hilton, but what great people!” 4 of 5 stars
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44138 E Kings Canyon Road, Dunlap, CA 93621-9711   |  
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San Jose, California
1 review
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“Not the Hilton, but what great people!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Okay, so the place is not the Hilton -- not even the Holiday Inn. But it was fun. Clean bed and bathroom, quiet, and interesting, eclectic stuff. And the best part of all is Cindi -- she clearly loves people and will do anything within her power to make you happy. Also, a great location - just a few miles outside of Kings Canyon. I say, go for it! You won't meet a nicer proprietor.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011 via mobile

Very friendly staff a few bugs but they are not to be found in our room. In the morning we got delicouis pancakes. At first the hotel doesnt come off as pretty and the black cat isnt a good sign but the luck is not needed becuase it is a fine establishment

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

We stayed one night at Cyndi’s Snowline Lodge during June 2011 after making a reservation by phone. We were excited to find a location so close to the park, especially one week in advance. The rate was very reasonable compared to places inside the park. Upon arrival, we noticed that the outside property needed a lot of cleaning. For example, we saw old junk including rusty vehicles, campers, wheel barrows, grills, etc. The lobby and check in area on the first floor is an old bar room that smelled very musty. There was tons of old furniture from when the room still functioned as a bar such as a piano with a lady mannequin on top, old leather couches, faded artwork, dusty knick-knack’s, etc.

There are four rooms located on the second floor. We stayed in room 4, which had been remodeled. We found the room to be very clean and quaint in contrast to the rest of the property. The bathroom included a new sink, tiled shower, and toilet. There were also brand new sheets and towels. The room had a small TV and DVD player, although we did not use them. There was only one accessible electrical outlet in the room and none in the bathroom.

In summary, this place has potential, but friendly Cyndi has a lot more work ahead of her. Renting a large dumpster to clean-up the property would go a long way. Anything to improve curb appeal, such as trimming the weeds and planting flowers would also attract more customers. We saw a few cars pull in and turn right around after looking at this place. This emphasizes that first impression is everything. Unfortunately, although the hospitality and room cleanliness was superb, this is only one piece of a lodging experience. Without further renovations to this property, we would not recommend staying here at this time.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

this is a building owned by a lady named cyndi. she has great intentions of creating a great resort but it has a way to go still. the building has 4 upstairs rooms for guests. the property had several, maybe 4-5 campers that i think had people living in them. the room was clean and dry. heat was via a space heater. there was a pot of coffee and waffles provided in the morning complimentry. i had quite a time communicating with her prior to my arrival. the location is great in the beautiful mountains just a few minutes from the entrance to kings canyon natl park. with that said, based on a concern for the safety of the structure, and feeling that my families safety may have been too much at risk, I am going to recommend not staying at this place.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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South Lake Tahoe, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

I posted a review about this lovely place under the "Snowline Motel" Just wanted to reiterate how much we enjoyed our stay! Cyndy and Jeff have really worked hard to overcome the previous owners bad rep.... The rooms are extremely clean, the service was great, the location perfect! Thanks for a wonderful weekend! We will be back!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

We happened on this place on the way out of Kings Canyon. We were going to camp, but the weather didn't cooperate...The owners, Cindy and Jeff are very nice and friendly. The rooms are unique and very clean. Loved the breakfast on the deck! they provided coffee, tea, milk, oatmeal, toast,and make you own waffles every morning. As another reviewer put it, the downstairs is a work in progress and has lots of potential. There are only 6 rooms, so the motel has a nice comfy feeling to it. They sent us to a resturaunt for dinner, down the hill a bit where the food was very good and we even got a discount. I would stay here again!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Erlangen, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

On our way to Kings Canyon we bumped into Cindys Snowline Lodge in the evening hours. It is a very charming place, and the owners gave us a good price for a very clean and comfortable room. They are very friendly and welcoming people, and are currently hard working to renovate the building, after the former owner had left it in a very bad state. We had a nice self-made dinner and breakfast on the porch. Free Wi-fi is included, but too slow for online phone connections.
Bring some earplugs along if you have a soft sleep, the frogs make quite some noise during the night.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44138 E Kings Canyon Road, Dunlap, CA 93621-9711
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Location: United States > California > Dunlap
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Dunlap
Number of rooms: 22
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Cyndi`s Snowline Hotel Dunlap

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