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Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39625 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9734   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
Surrey, UK
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“Friendly, clean, peaceful, just nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2007

Touring in California from UK, we wanted a place just for one night near the Sequoia Park entrance. Looked on the Net and Lazy J seemed the best option for us -- even for 1 night it's useful to have a kitchen in areas where there isn't much restaurant choice, as we are quite picky about the types of food we like to eat. Lazy J seemed the best on offer, with its cottages, so we called the hotel and booked one and we certainly didn't regret it.

Cottage just what we wanted with comfortable furnishings, well equipped kitchen, and quiet (although we can see that in summer, as it's a good place for families, it might get a bit noisy around the pool area). Our only small criticism of the cottage was that, as so often, there was no door to divide the kitchen from the living/bedroom, only an open doorway; no useful curtain or blind was provided at the kitchen window, resulting in too much light shining through into the bedroom. Not really much of a problem in October, but we would think twice about staying there in high summer -- if we wanted to get woken up by the sunrise we would go camping!

Owners were friendly, helpful, obviously customer-oriented and caring. Included breakfast is all pre-packaged and pretty basic, but it is all there and useful if you're in a hurry. Plenty of videotapes, etc. and I think some reading material.

Obviously we don't know what the motel units are like, but to judge by the cottages we would recommend with enthusiasm -- we hope to return in the future. Echoing another reviewer's advice, we say don't book through BVI website, call up the hotel and speak to a real friendly person, you will get what you want if they have it and probably pay less, too!

  • Liked — clean, quiet, owner attitude
  • Disliked — needs more thoughtful action to keep out unwanted light from bedroom
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

Booked this hotel due to the other reviews we read in TripAdvisor for a last minute weekend trip to the Sequoia National Park and we were not disappointed. All the other positive reviews are right on target - the hotel grounds are spotless and the staff was very friendly. The room was spacious and felt freshly remodeled. The beds were first class and the shower had lots of hot water and strong pressure. The cats were a delightful welcoming party and silent sentries that accompanied us everywhere while asking for nothing but an occasional scratch behind the ear. Ok, they'll let you rub them as much as you want. Even the turkey, goats and sheep were happy to see us. The room was nice and quiet, even with other guests on both sides of us. The view around the hotel makes you want to stay an extra day. We will definitely go back next Summer with the grandkids or on a romantic honeymoon getaway just for ourselves!

Phillip & Peggy
Las Vegas

  • Liked — Everything! Very nice room and grounds; friendly staff; comfortable bed; close to Sequoia NP.
  • Disliked — pool closed for the season; no hot tub.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2007

I love this place. Plan on returning as often as I can. The goats and sheep are fun. Beautiful views of the mountains from here. The wild turkey playing with the cat was great fun. They are very pet and child friendly. I would recommod this lovely place to anyone who is traveling in the area. Do not know that I have ever had a better time than my husband and I had here.

Terry and Corey Crawley
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  • Liked — helpful staff, beauty of the place
  • Disliked — no complaints of any sort
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 39625 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9734
Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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