Total rip-off. For long weekends they require three-day minimum stay and provide no refunds despite their promises to the contrary. The price was around $130 per night plus tax -- grossly overpriced.
The location is bad. The only reason to stay in River Inn is to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon. This place is outside of the park and there is usually huge traffic to get into the park during the weekends -- took us 45 min to drive less than a mile to the park. Kings Canyon is really 3 hours away given typical traffic. Sequoia is 1.5-2 hrs with traffic. There is absolutely no reason to stay in Three Rivers for longer than 1 night. Most people go to Kings Canyon for the second day and find lodging in Kings Canyon area, saving themselves 5 hours of driving. Going back to River Inn means wasting 5-6 hours per day sitting in traffic instead of enjoying the park.
The hotels issues no refunds no matter what, breaking their earlier promises. It's a total rip-off: bad location, bad lodging quality, + 2-3 nights minimum stay. Most people want to leave after the first night once they see the poor quality of the place, and the owners know that, so they lock people into 2-3 nights minimum stay in a crappy place sight unseen.
The room quality is poor: a very cheap two-star place with poor sound insulation. Noisy on weekends. Not worth more than $50-60 per night in all honesty. The rooms get extremely hot in summer, and air conditioner is very noisy. In addition to that, the hotel is right next to the road, and the road noise is also bad.
There are much nicer places to stay in Three Rivers for less money -- check other reviews on TripAdvisor or on Google Maps. This hotel is probably the worst lodging accommodation in Three Rivers.
Recommendation: book in a different hotel in Three Rivers for the first night, and another place in Kings Canyon area for the second night. If money is not a problem, stay inside the park. Even better, go camping -- cheaper, much nicer, and in the middle of a beautiful forest.
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