My wife and I and my son and his family stayed in two rooms at the Kern Lodge on September 16th and 17th. Having stayed in Kernville on three previous occasions we were not expecting much. We were very surprised to see when we pulled up how nicely the property is maintained. Check in was simple and fast and done by a very courteous desk clerk. All of the staff members from housekeeping to owners are very nice and definitely more helpful than most of the places that we have stayed including so called high end motels such as Ramada, Rennasaince, Marriot, etc.
Our rooms although a little small were exceptionally clean and we are fanatics about cleanliness. The showers again were small especially for my 350lb 6' 4" son. But they were clean and fullfilled their purpose. The bed was very comfortable and the room's decor was knotty pine wood instead of paint. The rooms were very attractive and provided all the normal ammentities. One especially nice feature to us was the fact that although the owner's have a dog that likes to mooch meals, no guest dogs are allowed and that of course means that you don't have to sleep in a bed that a previous tenant's dog has slept in! I know that YOUR dog is as clean as a bar of soap and that you love him very much, but not all of us share your adoration of your dog and some of us don't think that your dog is clean.
The housekeeping ladies were all very attentive to our needs. They all had smiles and went out of their way to get us anything we needed AND they all speak English! Which reminds me, there is a very nice bbq area with tables and swinging chairs and fire pits. The staff has gone out of their way to make it nice. On our stay, some guests the night before left it like a pig stye. I got up early to fix breakfast and because it was so early, the staff had not been able to clean it yet so I did. But folks, please remember, just because they offer housekeeping, that does not mean that you should go out of your way to leave a mess. Do the next guy a favor and clean up after yourself. And BTW: a tip for the maid is a nice touch.
The swimming pool was very nice and very clean. My family enjoyed it a lot. This entire motel really stands out from the others we have stayed at in Kernville.
If there were any cons to this place I would have to say that although the MicroBrewery next door is a nice place, the outside patrons can get a little loud on weekends. The bathrooms are a little small for big guys, and the walls are very thin so loud guests in the next room will be heard. But, these are really very petty beefs for everything else being so nice a this hotel. And remember, I was at a Harley rally and this is a river and fishing community so don't expect the Ritz, expect what the lodge is expected to be, a nice, clean, friendly staff, with clean rooms, clean pool, and nice bbq area and you will find that this place really exceeds all your expectations. I will definitely be going back next year!
- 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
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- The Kern Hotel Kernville