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“Nice for the price”
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Cedar Grove Lodge
SF Bay Area
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice for the price”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Beautiful setting by the river. However arrival was quite confusing with a peculiar scramble by the staff on check-in. The cafeteria is definitely limited and the food a bit of a "last resort." The place is basic and aged, with thin walls and worn fixtures, but the beds were comfortable and the staff were mostly earnest if quirky. Nonetheless, I would definitely stay there again for the setting, the location, and the reasonable price.

Room Tip: I think they're all about equal. Corner rooms might have less noise from adjacent rooms (we wer...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed here since this is the only lodge in kings canyon national park.
The lodge definately needs some maintenance. Old can be charming, but in this case it means dirty and not taken care off. We don't want luxury when staying in the wilderness, but we do expect some level of quality when paying 130USD per night, even in a national park (we had some far better experiences for the same or even less money in other national parks during our 3 month trip in the southwest of the us).
The lodge definately has some potential to be a great wilderness lodge, with a beautiful and peaceful location and nice patio, but than they need to take more care of their rooms and dining facilities.
The room wasn't clean, the beds aren't comfortable, you can hear your neighbours talking, snoring or whatever, ac barely cools the room, no toilet didn't flush well.
The food at the snack bar was really aweful. No need for a first class restaurant, but again some level of basic quality would be nice.
It's not because a lodge is in a national park, they don't have to take care off the quality deliverd.
I would recommend people, wanting to visit kings canyon, to camp and bring and cook their own food.
Really a pitty I can't be more positive about this place.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Renee R, General Manager at Cedar Grove Lodge, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Good day -

Sorry to hear that you had such a poor experience at Cedar Grove. You are correct it is such a lovely location and we just took over as the management company of this property and have some great plans for remodeling for the 2015 season.

While remodeling is always a good thing- cleanliness and good food should be a given and clearly we fell short here.

I will share your comments with our team at Cedar and use this as a learning tool moving forward.

Yours in service -
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Lovely peaceful area within earshot of the river passing by, the buildings/rooms do require updating however the staff and in particular Catherine the manageress and the food assistant Wyatt ? (apologies if spelt wrong ) really know how to make you feel at home and relaxed ...wonderful people a credit to the lodge and the USA itself !!

Room Tip: The patio rooms are simple but once stepped outside all is worth the sacrifice :)
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We slept in a patio room and could hear the river at night. Very soothing and very relaxing. The hotel manager really understands hospitality and she was a delight. While the menu is limited, we enjoyed our meals at the restaurant. A great stay!

Room Tip: Ask for a patio room to enjoy the river.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buena Park, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Very old lodge that definitely needs some upkeep and updating. AC was off for a day and spotty at other times. They did give me a credit for the inconvenience. We had a bottom room which had a patio and fridge and micro which is good to have. One day we did not have maid service by 4:30 and had to request it. Only one person at help desk and they may be on break or attending to other problems. Another time we got no soap and the bed spread was just thrown over the sheets. Very poor job of cleaning if done at all on a few of the days. Because the restaurant and stairs to other lodging is on top of the room it is a little noisy at times, but quiet for sleep. Loved the location and the fantastic view of the river and again the price was right for a NP.

Room Tip: There are only three patio rooms so try to request a end room. All three rooms face the river.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glendale, Arizona
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Our grandkids enjoyed running around looking for Big Foot. Very scenic drive. The grandkids got sick from the drive. have some Dramamine on hand. The river running near by was beautiful would be very pleasant to just sit and watch.

Room Tip: didn't have a TV. no phone reception either. which is fine for us.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We loved our stay here. This hotel is at the end of the park road. Beautiful scenery! It was definitely the prettiest drive in the park. The hotel was very clean and simple, but the walls were extremely thin. The best thing about the hotel was the river running right along side. It was great to sit by and have a picnic at the tables. At night we left our window open to listen to the roaring sound. The building runs with its end to the river instead of the rooms facing the river. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Cedar Grove Lodge
Address: General's Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
Region: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cedar Grove Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a glaciated mile-deep canyon, Cedar Grove Lodge is located in the heart of Kings Canyon National Park at Cedar Grove Village. Open May through October, this quaint lodge is an ideal location for travelers looking to explore some of Kings Canyon’s most alluring wilderness attractions, including North Dome, Grand Sentinel and Zumwalt Meadow. ... more   less 
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