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“Average Budget Motel” 3 of 5 stars
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Western Holiday Lodge Three Rivers
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   40105 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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“Average Budget Motel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Everything in the room was in working order, although the AC was a little loud. The decor is dated, but that's not a deal breaker. We could have used more than one bar of soap for two people and towels were not replaced durring a two night stay. In room coffee was not restocked. We used the free washing machine and 75 cent dryer. The breakfast room was too small for the weekend crowd and I gave up hope of getting a waffle. Eating outside in the morning was actually a plus to me. The pool looked ok and several people used it. The place looked nearly full on a Saturday night after Labor day. The location is outside of town and turning onto the highway with traffic coming down hill at you at 55 mph is a minus.

If I were to stay in this town again I would probably think about the comfort inn in town and close to the market, mexican restaurant, and pizza place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I found this hotel on Kayak.com. It had okay to decent reviews on Kayak and on Tripadvisor.com so I decided to book my labor day vacation here. Their website had beautiful pictures and was put together well. I was most pleased at how close of a distance this hotel to the entrance to Sequia National Park. We got a better deal calling the hotel direct versus booking a reservation thru Kayak.com. That was awesome. When we arrived, all the reviews that I read were far from the truth. I was not pleased at the appearence of this hotel. Their grass looked yellow and dry. Their office was located in room 11 because of a fire that happened more than a year ago destroyed their main check in office. It looked like the owners had no intentions in rebuilding their office again. Their dining area was room 10. The rooms smelled musty and had furnitures looked like they were bought from craigs list. The dresser had some with handles and some with missing handles. The TV were the big old school tube TV.

We checked in and dumped our stuff in our room and left to the park. We came back in the evening to discover our toilet was leaking and not flushing properly. When we would flush,the water would rise up to the rim of the bowl and then slowly drain down. It wouldn't flush so the toilet paper stayed till we had to fish it out to put it in the trash. We immediatly went to the office and a guy answered. We told him our toilet was not working and he told us he could not do anything till tomorrow morning. He gave us a plunger and extra towels and that was that.


We were furious! The plunger was not a solution to the toilet issue. It did not help at all nor could we stop the leaking. Besides we had traveled for hours to get here and to not be able to use the toilet was ruining our trip. I wouldn't have cared so much if the TV didn't work or the AC was broken or if lights could not turn on but to have a broken toilet could not be tolorated. In the morning we spoke to the owner and he said he could fix it and although there was no vacancy he would switch rooms for us, however he would not comensate more than that. He insisted that we let his employee in our room while we go hiking and it would be fixed. I didn't like the idea of strangers being in my room with my personal items so we decline and told him to fix it when we come back. He was not pleased that my request was not convienct to him and his worker. We asked for partial refund on the room due the inconvience and the lazyness of his employee but argued with us that it was our fault for not notifying him sooner of the situation. FIRST- we did notify his employee when we first learned about the problem. Beside we didn't have to use the bathrooom till we came back later in the night after coming back from the park. Beside him arguing with us in front of other guest, he demanded that we stop eating our breakfast to show us that our toilet was indeed broken. How dare he accuse of lying. I have never been treated so badly for something that was not our fault.


In the end, we decided to leave this terrible hotel and pay more money and stay elsewhere. It was a has a hassle moving all our stuff and took time away from our trip but I couldn't bare the idea staying at such a crummy hotel and give my business to an owner who did not value his customers.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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St Pierre la Bourlhonne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Deceptive - poor research by me as I thought BW meant it was a Best Western. HOW WRONG. It probably was but the franchise lapsed?
A fire has caused problems so the reception area was virtually non-existant. Stopped 3 nights.Our room was on the first floor, quiet enough location but very tired & totally uninspiring. Put up with it because it was booked well in advance & not enough reason to actually check out but would not stop here again. The whole place looks as though it needs a vast amount of money spending on it to bring it up to an acceptable/promotable standard.
A less than ordinary Continental breakfast was available in an appallingly inadequate area with people overflowing the minute area available so we went elsewhere - good choice as 2 miles up the road towards Sequoia there is a Kitchen Bakery which is excellent so it's enroute if that's where you are going. If you want dinner - painfully slow & indifferent service at the best restaraunt in town, can't remember the name - it's by the bridge on the left of the highway just before Three Rivers.
This Hotel doesn't have a restaraunt but the breakfast facility would rate zero if it applied.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BAKERSFIELD
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Western Holiday Lodge Three Rivers is the worst place i have ever stayed,looking at
there web site is very misleading,The rooms are disgusting,I lifted the matress and found large stains on the matress(sick),bugs on the floor,the hotel staff told us we had to turn off our a/c unit while we left for the day at the leak with our children mind you it was 100 degrees,We were told the boat launch was 2 minutes away(wrong) I advise you not to stay here...Beware!!!!!!!!!
oh yeah almost forgot the pool and spa are green...not worth 200.00 per night

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

There is no lobby due to fire. The pool was dry along with the river. Old, dirty,outdated and not worth the money. The play area looks like it's 50 years old. The rooms were old and we were afraid to sit on the beds. Staff was unfriendly and shocked we wanted a refund and wanted to leave. It cost us a 150.00 to leave but it was well worth it. We satiated in Vasilia instead.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

There is nothing good nor little bad about this hotel. I could add as downsides of this place that the pool is not very clean and service is not very efficient.
Nonetheless, This is probably the second best equipped hotel in the area (after the comfort inn) but if you find yourself being more than 100 dollars per night then you should definitely consider looking for better value for money from your many (other) motels along the road in 3 rivers. clearly there is a premium for the location but it seems to be excessive.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

AVOID THIS HOTEL!! Since all other campgrounds and hotels were completely booked near Sequoia N.P. on the weekend, the western holiday lodge was our last option as it was the only hotel with vacancy. It was very late at night when we stopped there so we had to wake up the front desk clerk. He informed us there was only one room left at a price of $120/night. For that price you would expect a fairly decent stay, but that is not the case with this dump! The room looked as if it hadn't been cleaned since the last people stayed there. The bathroom was disgusting with hair and pee on the floor, the bed sheets smelled SO bad, and the carpet was really dirty. We were completely disgusted and unable to get a refund. There's no way were were going to stay there in that unhealthy dirty room so we drove away losing $120. DO NOT STAY HERE!!! EVER!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 40105 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271
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Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Western Holiday Lodge Three Rivers 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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