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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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 hotel reviews
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“Try something else...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Lazy J Ranch is a "50s" type roadside motel -- duplex cottages in a peaceful setting with green grass and trees on the south side of town. The rooms are basic and clean, but as others have said, need some serious updating. Towels are very thin. There is a pool, but we didn't try it. The ice machine works -- and in the hot summer temps that's crucial. It comes with prepackaged continental breakfast that is best left in the motel office where you must pick it up the night before. For a good breakfast, made to order, all the variety you may wish to have, go to the We Three Bakery on the north side of town, about the last place as you drive towards Sequoia National Park (beyond the ice cream place which is excellent).

If I were to go back to Three Rivers I'd stay somewhere else.

Room Tip: No idea. We noted that we were in the area to the left as you enter the property. The didn't s...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This was our first time staying at the Lazy J. Grounds are quaint and clean. Rooms may need some updating, but I would stay at this one again rather than the more modern Comfort Inn up the street - that one seems too close to the highway. As I've read from other reviewers, the air conditioners are very loud. (Make sure you wear ear plugs before bed!) Staff is very friendly and helpful - even our 10-year old son noticed enough to comment about the niceness of the office staff after visiting the office to drop off some DVDs we borrowed. Though our kitchen had plates, bowls, cups, pots, etc, it had no oils or spices so make sure you bring oil and salt and pepper if you are planning to cook there. They also have wheeled BBQ grills you may borrow. Drive into Sequoia proper is about an hour away from the Lazy J. We stayed for three nights and each night was very pleasant!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great place and really nice vibe The staff were great and helpful ...loved our cabin (No 7) and the goats were cute and the grounds very well kept. The pool was great (103 for our stay) BUT the rooms need updating ...nice and clean but bed had been around the block and in fact was up on blocks of wood.... A/C was very efficient and chilled the room but VERY noisy.Great place for families and Kids. It was cheaper than all other places we stayed on this trip in and around Yosemite & San Fran

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The rooms are clean and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and spacious. This Inn is perfect for families and welcomes dogs. It's located on a large piece of property but consists of single story rooms and a few cottages so it is far from over crowded. It is family owned and operated. The owners and staff are friendly and ready to help with anything you might need assistance with. Going to Sequoia and/or Kings Canyon? this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful but if you will be staying for a while I recommend a cottage with a kitchen.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed here for two nights in the 4th of July week 2012. I had made a reservation before by phone, securing by credit card. Staff were friendly on check-in, though the procedure of picking up breakfast supplies peculiar. The reception only opens at 09:00 AM, so if you want to start your day earlier, you need to pick up breakfast for the next day on the evening prior. There were apricots freshly picked by the owner though, that was a nice touch.

The cabins are OK, but the airconditioning is very noisy and not good with the sweltering heat we had. The grounds outside are nice, but in the evenings there are lots of insects. Our kids loved the pool. All in all an OK base to explore the Sequoia park, but the price we paid (Cottage with two beds and sofa sleeper plus full kitchen @ $175 per night plus 10% tax) seemed too high for the quality and somewhat outdated rooms.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 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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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We were happily pleased with our 2-night stay here as a family. The rooms were spacious and spotless and had comfortable beds. The rooms were very quiet. They have a large selection of VHS and DVDs for kids and adults + TV/DVD-VHS players in the rooms. They provide a selection of non-perishable breakfast items, which was convenient. The location was beautiful. The pool was warm and clean and great for kids at the end of a hot summer day of hiking. Great value and highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We had plenty of standard hotels this trip so took a chance on something different. Stayed here after Sequoia all day. Pleasant grounds for walking after all those winding switchbacks down the mountains. Dry pasture between motel and the river. Goats were a curiosity for our dog. Cabin was small but served our purpose for a quiet overnight stay. Other families staying seemed to have fun at the pool. We expected the continental breakfast so no surprise there.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Lazy j Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn Hotel Three Rivers
Lazy j Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn Hotel
Lazy j Hotel
Address: 39625 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9734
Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Three Rivers
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Hotel Class:2 star — Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn 2*
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