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“One stop motel, easy stay, rubbish breakfast.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn

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Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
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London
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“One stop motel, easy stay, rubbish breakfast.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Friendly staff, old decor and toilet in bad shape. It ran all night, nothing i could fix quickly. Pool is nice but towels are a bit old, especially thinking about how good american towels normally are.
The breakfast in the mornig is a joke, for 150 dollars a night i think it is not particularly acceptable.

I would however recommend staying if driving by for no particular reason.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed 2 nights to see sequoia Natl Park. Property is just a few scenic miles from the park entrance. It is a number of small attractive buildings around a central pool. Facility offer BBQ grills and nice grass courtyard and is run by inside family. Breakfast is only packaged goods and fruit but room has microwave and frig to prepare your own. One of the best features of the property is the river behind it with a well-worn trail to reach the swim-able and warm river in an easy 5 minutes scenic walk. The other great feature is the coin operated laundry.

Our room (#10 in the large, meaning 6-unit, building) was tidy and reasonably spacious and clean. It had a through-wall air conditioning unit which cooled the room adequately. I would recommend staying here if you are going to visit sequoia national park... A good combination of location and features. New sequoia national park... Only go there if you love big trees - not much else to see.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank kpvin
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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed here the day we left Sequoia Natl Park to break up the drive to the Southern Califonian coast and were very pleasantly surprized. The reception was very friendly and all relevant information was provided, including a great dinner recommendation (River View Cafe with great burgers). The motel has nice, old fashioned rooms all facing the drive/garden with a nice and very clean pool as well as playground/volleyball pitch. Our two kids really had a great time and enjoyed a good run around/swim.

Only point of criticism would be the airconditioning - the daytime temperature was around 100 F and the night quite warm, however the airco was so noisy that we had to switch it off - that resulted in not the greatest sleep.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sun City Center, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We enjoyed our stay when we visited Sequoia. It is not far from the entrance of the park. The grounds are very pretty, the beds were comfy and the room nice and clean. Breakfast is served in the office with means to bring it back to your room. There is a small laundry on the premises which we used for a nominal fee. Office personnel were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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az
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Lovely find! Cool oasis. Had a 2 room suite that fronted the road. No road noise. REFRESHING pool at the end of a long hot drive. Pizza in town is overated. Had a picnic on the property. Friendly staff. Clean room. Micro\Refrig.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Lazy J Ranch is old but clean. Nothing to write home about but nothing to complain about either. Check-in was easy and staff was friendly. It's an easy drive to the Sequoia National Park entrance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northampton
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This place was a real gem of a find! It's a working sheep ranch, under the beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada range at the base of Sequoia National Park, that just happens to do a motel business. Each unit is it's own little cottage, and the place is family-run. It has a very down home feel, like an intimate resort from the 50's with it's kidney-shaped pool, and gazebo that overlooks it. The family who runs it is very nice, and this is overall the best kept secret in the realm of lodging in this area! It is part of the "America's Best Value Inns" club, but does not feel commercial in any way. It's just sweet and very, very relaxing. I wish we could've stayed another night!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 39625 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9760
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Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
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Hotel Class:2 star — Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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