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“Better off sleeping in your car”
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Stony Creek Lodge
Reviewed June 3, 2007

The furniture looked liked it was bought at a yard sale with nothing matching. It was so dusty that we cleaned it ourselves. The walls are paper thin so it was very noisy. The place closes down at 7 p.m. and does not open until 8 a.m..

We stayed one night and left at 5:30 a.m. without taking showers or eating. It was a disgusting place to stay and we should have been paid to stay instead of paying the price we did for absolutely no services.

Poor, poor, poor!!!

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2007

I booked a room in advance for $150. Now, you'd think for that amount, you'd get at least 3 or 4 star accomodations, right? Well, when we arrived, we discovered a dump - very rundown and dilapitated. It looks like it hasn't been updated since the early 1960s. My wife didn't even want to use the bathroom because there was urine on the seat. OK, that could be expected for $70 perhaps, but not for $150. We told the manager we weren't staying, but he told us that our credit card would be charged anyway. Very nice. I wrote a letter to the management asking for a refund, but it was ignored. Thanks Stony Creek Lodge. You got me for $150.

Stayed: June 2006
10  Thank janedoe333
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Reviewed October 3, 2006

1 Night Stay 9/29/06. The online photos look better than hotel. So I am glad I was traveling alone and not with my family. There is a comfortable lodge with fireplace so you don’ t need to stay in the room. The restaurant was not operational and only a continental breakfast was offered. They do sell gas so filler up. I had dinner 3-4 miles down the road a Montecito-Sequoia Lodge. The buffet style dinner had a wide Varity of everything and hit the spot 'Good Eats, Friendly Staff". The owner "A little old lady" welcomes everyone and tells a little story now and then while you are eating. The rooms back at Stony Creek are like something out of the 70's, but it was in fact very clean. I felt the $148 dollars paid was to much, however accommodations in the area are limited in the area. I would not recommend this for families, and would suggest the Montecito-Sequoia Lodge which also had a terrific breakfast. Other hotels if they have vacancies. The bed was comfortable, and room had gas heat that keep me toasty.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 14, 2006

We stayed at Stoney Creek Lodge for three nights in August. The Lodge is in a great location if you want to visit the western area of the parks. It's between Grant Grove and Giant Forest. The lodge could use some updating, but was clean and comfortable. There is a nice continental breakfast included in the room fee from 7-10 AM every morning. The little restaurant also offers pizza and salads (extra modest charge), with the hardest working staff. All things considered, we enjoyed our stay very much. "Wildwood, MO guy" needs to realize that he's at 6,500 ft. elev. and the resort is run by diesel generators. If you want luxury, fork over $175. per night at the beautiful new John Muir Lodge in Grant Grove.
Be sure to buy gas in the valley, because it is $3.85 in the park.
If you're lucky you may get to see the black bear that cruises through the Stoney Creek area on a regular basis.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2006

After a night at Wuksachi, this place was a huge disappointment. The motel is actually on top of a general store. We checked in a little early and asked what time the restaurant opened. It didn't. So we had to drive down to Grant Village to eat. Before we left, we asked for a rollaway bed, since we were travelling with two kids and had a room with a Queen and a twin. When we returned from dinner, the store was locked up, there was nobody available to help us, and there was no rollaway bed. When I mentioned this to the staff on check-out in the morning, they said, "Oh, sorry." Our room was tiny, the bathroom was microscopic. The towels were small and thin. The television didn't work until we unplugged several other things in the room.
We were surprised to find a nice continental breakfast in the morning! We paid way too much for this room... the worst room of our eleven day trip.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2006

We just returned from a vacation and stay at Stoney Creek Lodge (6-7-06). From the one picture we saw that is listed in the brochures, it looks very nice, but note that the picture is only the front of the building. The Lodge lists a restaurant which we found was only open two nights a week, and served only pizza. The outside patio looked appealing with the patio tables and chairs, but we quickly found that they were very used and dirty. We were not able to get dinner because the restaurant was not open on the night we arrived. The room was somewhat clean but the bathroom was not in the best shape. Mold in the shower and on the floor, some of the white towels were gray looking, broken lamp in the room, and a window that would not properly close, so it was cold at night. The strange thing is that the management of the lodge closed the building down around 7:00 p.m. and left keys to the front door with the guests. What an odd feeling it was to be left alone in a building with no one at the registration desk. Also, it was an uneasy feeling knowing that you hoped the other guests closed and locked the front door after hours. Anyone could have come into the building if the guests did not properly lock the front door. If I were to give this lodge a rating from 0-5, it gets a -1, which is less than Okay.

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Reviewed July 23, 2005

Spent 3 days at the John Muir Lodge and then three days Stony Creek. Our room at Stony Creek was worn, but clean and fairly roomy. The TV was ok for catching up with the news. The free morning continental breakfast was a bonus and had enough options to give us a filling meal to start the day. The adjoining store gave us the opportunity to replentish our ice supply daily. A good location between Grant Grove (20 minutes) and Lodge Pole (30 minutes). The small restaurant in the lodge was just reopening from winter damage. We did experience the fan noise but it was more like ambiant noise than a major bother. Our room had three windows which really helped create good ventilation. This helped cool the rooms down rather quickly at night.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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11  Thank dhen
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Address: General's Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range: $168 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stony Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stony Creek Lodge is a modest lodge on the Generals Highway between two National Parks, conveniently located to explore both the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. ... more   less 
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