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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 #2 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Can't Wait to Return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

The Lazy J was such a comforting, easy, relaxing place to stay. Everyone we met from the staff, owner, owner's family to the guests were such a pleasure to visit with. There were people staying there that were having a family reunion and it was perfect for that. Vollyball and horse shoes and the pool and bbq's. It was a charming place and we fell in love with it. Our bed was so comfortable and wonderful to sink into after a day of hiking and swimming. Our in-room fridge held our pints of ice cream from Reimers candy and ice cream perfectly! The grounds were lovely, the rooms clean and comfortable. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

The grounds of the hotel are really lovely (pool, landscaping, next to the river, some farm animals, etc.) and our room was clean, had AC, and provided everything we needed including a nice-sized bathroom. Staff was friendly and gave us a good introduction to dining options in Three Rivers. Side Note: dining options are pretty limited around here. Our only complaint was the mattresses were lumpy and need to be replaced, at least in our unit. All in all, we spent most of our time hiking in the parks and not on-site, so we wished the beds were more comfortable, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Great for all kinds of travelers!

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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NH seacoast
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

What a quaint location at the base of Sequoia National Forest. Stayed with my daughter and we loved it! We had a cabin which while basic, had everything we needed and was sparkling clean. The views are priceless and the innkeepers are charming. Can't wait to go back to the area.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds
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5 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Stopped at this motel style hotel after an awfull stay in Fresno. Found it to be very clean and peacefull with views of the hills. This is one of the best motels that we have stopped at so far on our trip - although it is also one of the more pricey as well. We had a large King room with reasonably modern decor. Some small aspects a little on the under maintained side but not enough to be a problem. Internet access is fast and reliable. Breakfast however lets this hotel down, - it consists of very cheap products and coffee is almost undrinkable - for the price of the room I think the breakfast is very poor. Previous review mentions the walk to the river - make sure you stay to the path around the field at the rear of the property - dont turn right onto the adjacent field otherwise you will end up on a sort of marsh land that goes no where. NIce for a short evening stroll. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

we came for the night...and stayed three. the owners were really friendly and helpful, the setting and grounds are fabulous, the area is fascinating.
there's a lot of wildlife round here - it's part of the charm (hummingbirds feeding at hte motel office window!) but it got into the room despite the window screens. Nothing venomous but there were a lot of flying insects distracting us, and the maid service was the one turn-off. Dead insects on the window sill that stayed there the whole three days, and the ice hopper was green with algae.
but if you're looking for a rural retreat with all that that implies, this is heavenly.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, NC
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

From the outside, this quaint looking group of cottages and apartments is just lovely- a very comfortable looking place with a nice pool and well maintained grassy area right in the center of the small community. A beautiful hillside and grassy fields provide nice scenery as well. However, once you are inside of the rooms you realize that the owners, who live on the property, do not put much money into maintaining the place. Our room had both plumbing and A/C issues (the A/C basically didn't work and the toilet barely flushes) and the towels provided are the thin ones similar to the ones you see in the Dollar Stores. The hotel is convenient to many restaurants within a short drive but nothing really within walking distance. Most disturbing to us was the advertisement of "access to river" promoted by the owners of this hotel- they provide a hand drawn map that supposedly shows you how to access the river behind the hotel. Wrong. What you can access is a field of waist high grass filled with ticks with ankle level barbed wire hidden throughout the field. I explored this field for half an hour finding no obvious trails to the river- although there of dozens of trails in the grass made by other guests wandering around this field looking for the river access. We were there three days and I observed several other guests wandering around this grassy field in circles looking for a trail that doesn't exist, at least not in April. Not sure why they like to advertise that feature.
Overall, an adequate hotel for a short stay, but nothing spectacular.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oxnard, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

My boyfriend booked Lazy J's online because it looked to be near the river...We were very pleased to find out that the river is walking distance from the Motel...We fell in love with Lazy J's because of it's tranquility, peaceful atmosphere, friendly customer service & amazing views! We ended booking a second night after visiting the Sequoia National Park because the other lodges did not seem as comfy & cozy as Lazy J's....We were given an upgrade and had the most amazing weekend there! I recommend this to any couple who wants to getaway from the city & away from all the noise...Lazy J's is perfect for a couple's getaway....We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abvilazyj, Owner at Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 27, 2011
We appreciate your taking the time to review our property and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide our guests with clean and comfortable rooms in a beautiful foothills setting. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Address: 39625 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9734
Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 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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