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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kern Lodge is a nice, clean motel that charges hotel prices. We liked our unit, #112 which was directly across from the pool. It had a kitchenette and a private patio, but in summer months it's way too hot to sit out there or BBQ. My wet jeans dried out in two hours! The lodge is well maintained and... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove into Kernville 1st visit and there was a cute little lodge nested in the trees, then found out it was not the one we picked! I was somewhat disappointed as we approached the Kern Lodge. Once we checked in and realized we had a great view and the room was ample in size, we were glad we had... More 

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here several times over the years. It is still a good choice because it offers some entertainment for kids (play room) and has a swimming pool. Also key is that it is next to the brewery which is one of the better restaurants around town and it is close to the general store too. The rooms are OK,... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. Depending on the location of your room and if it is a week day vs weekend, the noise level can be affected. The upper row of rooms, from 101-107, as well as apartments 203 & 204 on the backside of the property may overhear some of the noise from the brewery next door. We... More 

Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stay at the Kern Lodge every couple months for work and I would be happy to stay for pleasure as well. The staff is friendly and I have never had a problem. The location is next to the Kern River Brewing Company and a couple minute walk to Ewings and a 5 minute walk from everything else in Kernville.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect place to stay for our family of four that planned a day of river rafting. The room decor was antiquated, but still very nice and clean with a western flair. It was hotter than the dickens in mid July, but the pool was our saving grace. Others in our group stayed in other local hotels, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Great location (right next to Kern River Brewing Company), bit of Christian symbolism around (I personally don't care, but if you do one way or the other it should factor into you decision,) clean rooms at a far price. The Cabin was especially nice.

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KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. The owner is a devote Catholic and has no trouble expressing it in positive ways around the property. It certainly isn't meant to offend or to make anyone uncomfortable; every year, we welcome guests from all over the world, of all different cultures and religions. It isn't required that anyone be religious to work... More 

Castaic, California
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Lucy greeted us when we first arrived with a huge smile and suggestions for places to eat. Our room was very spacious with mini fridge and microwave, memory foam bed, air conditioned and large screen TV. With a salt pool, pool table, mini library and game room plus giant checker and chess sets outside there is plenty of relaxation after... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. All of our rooms come with the amenities mentioned (if not in the full-sized variety, depending on the room type). So many guests stay with us during their rafting trips that we do our best to maintain a relaxing atmosphere near the heart of Kernville. You certainly know our Lodge well, the only thing... More 

Lake Isabella, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We highly recommend this friendly, hospitable, and charming family owned lodge with lots of local mountain personality...and location, location, location! Salt water pool. Air conditioned rooms with wi-fi (a little slow - but works great). BBQ area with picnic tables and comfortable chairs. Excellent location within walking distance to historic and old-west-style Kernville town center, Kern River, river park, restaurants/bars,... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. What you wrote is quite impressive as it gives detailed information on not one room, but two! And you're absolutely right; our lodge may not be perfect, but that's part of its charm. We've focused so much time, love, and attention to maintaining the rustic 1955 feel while upgrading into the 21st century! We're... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

When planning this tour of the USA I was struck by the positive reviews of this accommodation, though reading back I should have paid more attention to a previous reviewer who had had "bungalow" 108. As this was the room assigned to us. It isn't a bungalow just the back room of the office building, adjacent to the laundry for... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your review. I find it very interesting that instead of contacting the front desk to exchange your concerns, possibly be upgraded to another room (at no cost to you), or having your stay discounted, you chose to go to TripAdvisor to complain. If a guest doesn't tell us something is wrong, we cannot possibly know.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night on our way to Yosemite. After a long drive through vast desert, we were happy to land in such a cute town. The Kern Lodge was quaint and campy--perfect for the vacation feel we wanted. The room was great with a kitchenette and nice bathroom, and the beds were comfortable. The pool and fire pit area... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! We're very blessed to be in Kernville every day, and hearing that the location brings the same joy to travelers just reminds us of how wonderful every day is. It encourages us to continually make improvements to our property and harness goodwill with our neighboring businesses. We hope that any future stays with us... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kern Lodge is located in the heart of Kernville, just minutes from the wild and scenic Kern River! We have a Pool, a Park w/BBQs and Fire Pit, a Game Room and a giant outdoor set of Chess & Checkers! Our rooms range from a single queen, all the way to a master suite! Check out website for full details! All rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kern Lodge

Address: 67 Valley View Dr, Kernville, CA 93238-9724
Location: United States > California > Kernville
Price Range: $105 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Kern Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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