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“Nice stay just outside of Sequoia National Park” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sierra Lodge
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice stay just outside of Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Overall we were pleased with the hotel. From the outside it did look like a bit dated, and so it was on the inside, but we did not mind. We had driven all day and wanted an early start the next day in Sequoia National Park, so the location was perfect. We traveled in early November, so the price was reasonable and we had a choice of rooms. Ours was in back and looked out on to the stream / trees. The staff were helpful, the room basic but clean.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nevvieb n
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Close to Sequoia National Park. This prety much sums up all the advantages of this hotel. Other than that, this hotel is pretty bad. But if you need a place to sleep and spend the whole day in the park, this is not a bad place. "Not bad" as long as you don't mind sleeping in Motel 6.

Parking requires good driving skills, there is less space than in Manhattan. Bed was comfortable, but pillows were dwarf-sized. Restroom was reasonably clean (with some exceptions). We had issues with A/C (window style) that was very, very loud and blew ice cold air directly at the bed.

Breakfast is served at 8 AM, but don't worry as there is nothing that can be eaten by a health-consious person except orange slices. Even milk is absent.

So I would not recommend this hotel to anybody.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Marek C
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Vancouver
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177 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We chose this place for its location, that's its major feature and that's how they can charge what they charge for their rooms.
Other than that, it's a really old motel, the rooms are smelly and tired and not very practical. To go to our room we had to go up some spiral staircase which is not pleasant at all when you need to bring some big suitcases to your room. We're in our thirties, so it wasn't much of a problem for us, but I could see how it could be really challenging for some people.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Najebo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

The most uninterested office ladies! Cockroaches in suite! Smelt like mold. Maid service doesn't actually put fresh sheets on! The rooms are absolutely filthy. If your looking for a breakfast your choices are tang and nasty pastries. When waiting for a taxi cab back to the airport I asked for water and was told there is some a few miles away! Every morning we stayed they decided it was a good idea to start construction at 9 am pounding the floors above us. Over priced dump! When asked about swimming in the river I was told it was stagnit... IT'S A FLOWING RIVER! She told me to go the park to do so because up there the snow melt is still flowing.... Really?.. We had two rooms with 8 total people one suite but only allowed a 2 towels for the pool unless you bickered at them to grab more for you. Don't stay here there's plenty of other choices nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Z1231
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3riversgirl, front desk at Sierra Lodge, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
These guests were allowed to use private cell phones of the employees, a front desk person got them a private tour of the Sequoia Park with lunch included. When one of the guests got sick it was a front desk person that called and got them in to the local clinic.
A yes they were told that swimming in the river when its low with extended 100 degree temperatures can make people sick because its slow and stagnate in places. We have water bottles for sale if requested and every room is stocked with free water that's replaced every day.
Our hotel has never had cockroaches. Our staff went out of the way for these guests, even one of the housekeepers stayed late to clean their room because they wanted their kid to be able to sleep in.
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Broome, Australia
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52 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

My first impression was that this hotel was in a great location, well-positioned to get to Sequoia National Park. After that, my impressions went down.

Our motel room was very tired looking although it was clean and functional, and adequate for a one night stopover. We had a quiet night's sleep and the bed and bathroom were OK.

Breakfast was really poor. It consisted of packets of cereal (but no milk other than single-serve portions for tea/coffee), sliced orange, and tired looking Danish pastries served on a display cabinet. We went elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank frankyo
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Very pleased I booked this hotel. So convenient for sequoia park. It takes so long to come through and the last downhill section went on and on. Motel well laid out, good sized rooms. Everything clean and tidy. Comfortable beds. Only observation was that the decor and furnishings/fitments rather dated. That said happy overall and would come back again, though not sure for more than one night. Friendly staff and places to eat locally. Pizza factory good pizzas if a limited atmosphere. A takeaway place really but you can eat in.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert H
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We booked 2 nights here on a 17 night US trip, it was not good by any standards and expensive. I paid for a suite but the bedroom had no A/C the kitchen was cramped and my childs 'queen bed' which was what was advertised was a bed settee which we has to make up ourselves. The breakfast was the worst I have ever experienced in a hotel. The staff uninterested. I would not recommend it at all

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Sierra Lodge

Property: Sierra Lodge
Address: 43175 Sierra Dr, Hwy 198, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9706
Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sierra Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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