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“The best motel in California” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Kern Lodge

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The Kern Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“The best motel in California”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

We loved everything about The Kern Lodge - really fantastic rooms with everything (great coffee) and our daughters loved the pool. All the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. There is a fire pit and bbq area and the supermarket nearby does great homemade bbq food and there's a micro brewery next door. This really was the best motel we stayed in during our 3 week trip.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank CampbellDonna
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Newhall, California
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

We just got back from an amazing stay (sad it was for only one night!) at the Kern Lodge. We want to thank "Jamie" who checked us in late Sunday night. She was an angel and recommended room 401 on the Kern Lodge property which turned out to be an entire home that more than accommodated my family for the night. We would LOVE to return again soon and are extremely grateful to Jamie for making our stay such a memorable and very comfortable one! THANKS- JAMIE! You're the best!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kev and Trish S
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Crondall
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2010

We really loved this place. It has an old Americana vibe - nice cabins - woody style, quiet and comfortable.
It has a slightly dated feel but wonderfully clean and well equipped - just what we wanted - kitchen even had a teapot for us English travellers! And in the centre of Kernville near to stores and restaurants. We're a family of 5 and the kids had loads of space and spent a long time in the pool.
We went rafting - recommend Sierra South just down the road by the bridge. All in all a great stopover between Death Valley and the Sierra parks.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank markw192
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bakersfield, ca
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2010

My fiance and I stayed at The Kern Lodge in late July for one night.

When we first arrived we were greeted by the resident dog, Rocky. He's a big lab/poodle mix and he is super sweet and cute.

Check is was very fast and easy.

The room was very nice. It felt very homey. It has a little fridge, microwave, ice bucket and a cork. Very nice and convenient. The bathroom and shower was a little small, but fine for us. There's a screen door (with a lock on it) over the door, which I bet would be nice if the weather was cooler and you wanted to leave the door open. Also there is a little chair and table on the front porch.

The hotel is directly across the street from a supermarket, like 30 ft away from the Kern River Brewing Company (awesome beer!), and within walking distance from quite a few different restaurants.

Overall our stay was very nice and we would stay there again and recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank cancunrep
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2010

We had camped for two nights and did not want to leave yet...it was Fourth of July weekend and most things were booked but we took a chance that the Kern Lodge would have a room available and they did! I Have stayed in some 5 star hotels before and they have nothing on the Kern Lodge! Very friendly family who obviously take care and pride in their hotel. Very clean, definitely worth the money, and I will be doing the same thing again when I go next..I have been going to the Kern River for over 15 years and will now be including the Kern Lodge in my plans for camping!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Emjay73
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Coalinga, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2010

Stayed at the kern lodge on a recent fly fishing trip with a friend and our experience was outstanding. We got into Kernville extremely late, but the Kern Lodge welcomed us with open arms. We were greeted my the owner and none other but Kern Lodge's resident labradoodle Rocky, and we were immediately impressed by the hospitality.

The experience just got better when we saw the quality of the rooms. Plenty of size, cleanliness, and comfort. To top it off it was just down the street from where our fly fishing trip started the next morning.

two thumbs up for the Kern Lodge, look forward to my next trip to Kernville, this time i know right where I'm staying.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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santa monica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2010

The Kern Lodge was a fabulous place to stay in Kernville. It's centrally located, clean and the staff was remarkable! At night you can see every star in the sky. It was wonderful. If you are traveling to the area I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Kern Lodge
Address: 67 Valley View Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
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Location: United States > California > Kernville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Kern Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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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