Touring in California from UK, we wanted a place just for one night near the Sequoia Park entrance. Looked on the Net and Lazy J seemed the best option for us -- even for 1 night it's useful to have a kitchen in areas where there isn't much restaurant choice, as we are quite picky about the types of food we like to eat. Lazy J seemed the best on offer, with its cottages, so we called the hotel and booked one and we certainly didn't regret it.
Cottage just what we wanted with comfortable furnishings, well equipped kitchen, and quiet (although we can see that in summer, as it's a good place for families, it might get a bit noisy around the pool area). Our only small criticism of the cottage was that, as so often, there was no door to divide the kitchen from the living/bedroom, only an open doorway; no useful curtain or blind was provided at the kitchen window, resulting in too much light shining through into the bedroom. Not really much of a problem in October, but we would think twice about staying there in high summer -- if we wanted to get woken up by the sunrise we would go camping!
Owners were friendly, helpful, obviously customer-oriented and caring. Included breakfast is all pre-packaged and pretty basic, but it is all there and useful if you're in a hurry. Plenty of videotapes, etc. and I think some reading material.
Obviously we don't know what the motel units are like, but to judge by the cottages we would recommend with enthusiasm -- we hope to return in the future. Echoing another reviewer's advice, we say don't book through BVI website, call up the hotel and speak to a real friendly person, you will get what you want if they have it and probably pay less, too!
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