Due to high occupancy (surely the result of being the only option in the area), we had to upgrade to a superior room. This gets you a spa tub that overlooks some rocks. Definitely not worth the extra cost.
The room itself smelled like sulphur, which they warn you comes from the water. Everything was really old in the room. The hot water pot was so caked with who-knows-what I didn't touch it. The alarm clock wasn't plugged in, so when I bent down to plug it in, I discovered all sorts of nasty smutz on the floor. Clearly, vacuuming only hits the most obvious spaces, ie the main floor area. Similarly, there was all kinds of dust and hair behind the bathroom door. Ick.
We had no choice for dinner; just the one restaurant. All options cost around $30, just for the main meal, no drinks, etc. included. This is ridiculous in a cinderblock restaurant where you have to stand in line to order your food at the register. It also had no air conditioning (or fans) and was beastly hot with flies buzzing all over the food (one actually suffered its death throes on our table).
The wifi costs $10 an hour and is only available in reception. Or so we were told; it wasn't working during our stay.
The view over the mountains is pretty at sunset, but that's the only really good part. That and its proximity to Kings Canyon, which is the only reason you'd ever be there in the first place.
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Canyon Hotel Kings Canyon
- Kings Canyon Lodge