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“All the comfort in the middle of the wood” 4 of 5 bubbles
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John Muir Lodge
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Levallois-Perret, France
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155 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“All the comfort in the middle of the wood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel located in the Kings Canyon Park with all the comfort of a chain hotel. We stayed in a 2 queen beds room where we asked for a rollaway bed. Staff was very nice and helpful.Breakfast was included and was offered as a buffet .

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Lodge was rustic, but clean.It's great to be near the different amazing sites.The restaurant is good. If you go a bit earlier, you won't have to wait because everyone is still out and about.The Sequoias in the area were our main focus and we were not disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Montclair, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

the lodge was beautiful however if you get one of the rooms that have not been renovated be prepared to be disappointed. when eating at the restaurant put in the order for the appetizers and when they are served then order the meal otherwise everything will come at the same time.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is beautiful, so relaxing after a day in the park to come back and sit on a rocking chair on the porch. The rooms are clean and on our first night we were able to take part in the Dark Sky's event, we had a talk from a Mars Rover engineer which was a once in a lifetime opportunity. They even put on a complimentary buffet and the food was stunning really really stunning, a lovely surprise, they even had free drinks. Those that planned this should get a pat on the back.
The only down side is no elevator which is a nightmare and we struggled.
We did see a bear but further into Kings Canyon, there are lots of other wild life close by like deer.

Room Tip: Free wifi in the lobby which I didn't know about until we left!!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dringster
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Renee R, General Manager at John Muir Lodge, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Greetings from the Canyon -

Thank you for your kind words about the Night Sky event. We had a fun time putting it all together. I thought Miss Nagin's presentation was fantastic as well. We will be hosting this event again in 2015 - watch your email for information about this.

Please come by and introduce yourself on your next visit to the woods.

Best regards -
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

You're minutes away from numerous trailheads. The rooms are clean and of a good size. Make sure you check the restaurant opening hours, because if can get busy, and closes fairly early. There's a small market store next door you can fallback on.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Eugene
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We reserved 3 rooms in a different building months in advance knowing we would have 4 - 80+ year old family members traveling in addition to 7 others. At the last moment we were bumped to the John Muir Lodge. Although the facility was adequate and clean it was not set-up for people with accessibility issues. Because of a travel delay we didn't arrive until 11:00 p.m. and it was very difficult to get everyone settled in the 2nd floor rooms we were assigned.

Rooms were clean and hotel was quiet.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RMEugene
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fantastic location, nice staff, good service, comfortable room.
Not cheap, but the facilities have exceeded our expectations.
We had a nice room facing the meadows.
No TV or wifi inside the room.
Restaurant has good food.
Lots of hiking options, park is just beeeeautiful!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the meadows.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about John Muir Lodge

Property: John Muir Lodge
Address: 86728 Highway 180, Grant Grove, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93641-9765
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — John Muir Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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