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Stony Creek Lodge
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Reviewed September 26, 2009

We were disappointed with this lodge because the hotel and especially the rooms are in poor condition. The A/C didn't work and the replacement fan was filthy. The decor was ugly and old. On the positive side it does have an OK shower (but very limited hot water) There was a cable TV and reasonable space.
The staff were fine and it wouldn't cost much to make it look nice. The place is crying out to get a little tender loving care. As it is it felt neglected and overpriced compared to the other accommodation we visited and stayed at in the park..

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank runtall
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Reviewed June 19, 2009

We didn’t expect a a wonderful, cozy, rustic, clean and very friendly lodge with such a pleasant people that me and my husband felt were really interested in making your staying a very enjoyable one. The location is very good ( quite in the middle of the 2 parks so we were able to visit both parks Sequoia and Kings Canyon very easily ).I was impressed by the cozy living room ( by the reception area) with a real fire place, the clean of the room and especially the bathroom were awesome !!! I already told my friends to revisit and have fun together.The staff was nice nice nice we made friends with Kathy a very professional and friendly manager.Thanks for all!!! SEE YOU SOON!!!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Ellly13
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Reviewed June 17, 2009

This was a great way to start off our summer vacation. We stayed a Stony Creek for three days while visiting the park. Accommodations were actually better than expected. While the furniture could be updated, the rooms were still well-kept. There's a kind of rustic feel, and this is a beautiful area. The staff was AWESOME!!! They really go out of their way to help you. We have young children. One of the managers, Katrina, really made us all feel welcome. She handles problems really well. My only complaint is the irate guest who complained so much that it made the rest of us irritated. (Please don't go to a national park and expect a 5-star hotel. I mean, really?!?) I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank isis1998
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Stoney Creek Lodge for two nights while exploring the Sequoias and wished we had payed a litter extra for another place in the park. First of all, I was not expecting a resort, I just wanted a nice clean room with a comfy bed (for $165 a night). What we got was a dirty room that was last updated in the 60's. Hardly no lighting to see and a 20 year old bed where the seams were ripped and the bedding was coming out. On our second night we were kept awake from a very loud strange sound coming fro the bathroom. We found out that it was the sound of the water being turned off, and air coming into the lines. Thats right folks, no morning shower, no flushing the toilet and no washing your hands. The location is very convenient and there is a store in the building (only open from 8-6) but other than that the place is an over priced dump.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jaymz1970
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Reviewed July 7, 2008

We chose this lodge knowing it was lowest rated, but other accommodations were full.

Our poorly-lit 2-bed room comprised one double (for two people) pushed against the wall, and a twin bed close to the bathroom. Hard pillows and so-so mattresses. Ventilation was from the windows which blew on us all night, or by leaving the door open.

Small bathroom with good shower.

Security was poor - but this seems to be a low crime area - the front door was locked about 9pm, but the back door was propped open each night for 3 of our 4 nights - we closed it ourselves.

These parks have no cell phone coverage! There are two pay phones, and you can buy phone cards.

Free WiFi but no TV for guests (not a problem), despite 2 satellite dishes. The lobby has over-soft sofas, chairs and tables, and several board games.

The restaurant is limited but good - pizza, salad and hot dogs.
Breakfast is prewrapped stale bagels, cereal, an egg-McMuffin thing, and not much else.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank CaroleF
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