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“Place of Rest” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Holland, Michigan
2 reviews
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“Place of Rest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

During our 25-day across the country we stayed 2 nights at the Lazy J. I would say that it was the most restful, relaxing place we stayed. The setting is gorgeous, and the hosts very welcoming. We, also, visited in the off season and didn't get to enjoy all they had to offer, but would definitely return given the opportunity.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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La Habra, California
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My husband and I stopped here for two days and loved it. The owners are very nice and friendly. There is a river/stream to walk to and fish. They have a pool, bbq's that you can use, horse shoes and tether ball. The room was nice and comfortable. Several restuarants in Three Rivers. Also there are several other places close by to fish at too. If you want a nice, quiet place to relax this would be it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

It isn't a five star hotel but it is clean and the people are friendly. I loved the fireplace in the room and the sheep and goats. I would definitely return. We visited in the off season so we didn't get to enjoy all they had to offer but it looks like you could have fun.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, CO
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81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

As many other reviewers have said, the Lazy J is not a modern hotel chain. The bedding as a little old and faded, but the bed was not uncomfortable. The price is excellent for a room so close to the park. The owners are very nice and welcoming and the wi-fi was free with strong reception. The breakfast left a lot to be desired, but I was expecting that and brought my own. The shower in our cabin was horrible, barely a trickle, but we got clean!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roseville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The best experience you can have while supporting a local business. My husband and I drove to several Inns past the Lazy J and decided to come back for the price, friendly service, & cute looking cottages. We arrived in the evening with no reservations and were glad they gave us a map for eateries and other lodging. You can stay at Comfort Inn & Suites anywhere. Why not experience a ranch unique to Three Rivers. Loved the animals, full moon view, DVD selection, and breakfast snacks. Highly recommended for the simple & adventurous.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mountain View, California
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Lazy J Ranch is very conveniently located near Sequoia National Park. It is about 8 miles from the park's entrance.

We stayed here only one night but it was a great stay. We arrived early and were able to get a key to our room since it was ready. At check-in, we were advised to pick up our breakfast at night, in case we wanted it early the next morning since the office doesn't open until 9:00. The breakfast selection is oatmeal, granola bars, muffins, fruit and juice. We were also given a map of town and advice on good local food.

The hotel is older, but in great shape. The rooms are clean and quiet - what more do you need? If you're looking for a fancy hotel with with extra services, this is not it and you should keep looking. This IS a clean, quiet, cozy place to stay after a long day of hiking. I would book here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent two nights in the Lazy J Hotel while we explored Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Park, and King's Canyon National Park. Lazy J had easy access to all of these areas. It is just outside of Three Rivers where you will find food, supplies, and anything else you may have forgotten to bring on your trip. So the Lazy J's convenience is HUGE plus.

It is dog-friendly in a genuine way that no one, guests or hotel employees appear to be less than sincere about your family pets being okay to have there, not just tolerated. The employees, in fact, were to a person friendly and courteous. The cleaning staff was efficient and the office staff helpful in a cheerful manner. We had a great experience there and could easily envision just making a trip there with the Lazy J as a destination. It seems a wonderful place to just relax and get away from the speedy quotidian lives we all seem to have.

Please note, the Lazy J is vintage, the rooms a little old, but very clean and with all the modern amenities. However, if you want shiny, brand new rooms you will be disappointed. These are obviously older, but very well maintained.

My wife and I had a wonderful time there. The fact that they were dog-friendly really helped. Many hotels will accept dogs, tolerate them, and limit their size (typical is 40 lbs or under, some 20 lbs or under). Our little Brittany is about 42 lbs, but our Mastiff is 120 lbs. She was not unwelcome at the Lazy J. It's nice not to be discriminated against for having a large dog.

All in all: we enjoyed the Lazy J immensely, would not hesitate to go back, and would recommend the place highly to folks who do and do not travel with their pets. It was, for us, a wonderful place to stay!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 39625 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9734
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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
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
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Hotel Class:2 star — Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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