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Jack London Lodge
Ranked #3 of 3 Glen Ellen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, California
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not a favorite”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We enjoyed staying in Glen Ellen this one time and it was close to many great wineries where we could enjoy some wine tasting. The positive was this hotel is within walking distance of good restaurants and great grocery/deli store, it was very clean. The room was very dark, the bathroom area was open to the sleeping area so if one gets up earlier and turn on the lights it would wake up the other person. Even to turn on the light in the toilet area you had to close that door to get to the switch and then open the door to go in. Definitely could use some upgrades. The breakfast was very basic, some cereal, rolls, beverages. We didn't stay for breakfast as we wanted a nice one before starting our day of exploring. The staff was very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pollock Pines, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Just spent Saturday night at this cute hotel. Glen Ellen is small, but has everything you could want for a nice, quiet weekend away. From the amazing grocery store just across the street to the nice restaurants within walking distance. Plenty of wineries for any wine lover. Check out Deerfield's wine cave. The staff at the lodge was very friendly and helpful. The room was quiet and clean, with nice furnishings. We would love to go back. Don't forget to get your pass to Jack London State Park, take the walking guided tour.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

What a nice place, rooms are big, comfortable and clean, loved the bar adjacent to the lodge and the Village store opposite was fantastic. We got a Groupon deal which included vouchers for wine tasting. The two lovely ladies at reception were very helpful and I hope they are using the Union Jack Mugs...

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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filipstad
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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

It was so perfect for us. The room was clean and nice. The lady in the office were so nice and helpful. The area around Jack London was so nice, they have a pool, so next time we will come and stay in the summertime. It was really easy to find when you got to Glen Ellen.We will come back, that's for sure!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte, NC, USA
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Jack London Lodge is an aging motor lodge in the heart of quaint Glen Ellen. There is a larger parking area next to the street and a smaller parking area in a courtyard created by the lodge and pool area. The rooms all open to the exterior of the building toward the smaller parking area. The room itself was dated and could use a facelift, but was large and clean. The breakfast was extremely basic. Unless you want a bagel and coffee, don't bother. But, you can't beat the location. Very short drives to a significant number of wineries and walking distance to the grocery and several restaurants in Glen Ellen. I booked an exceptionally good rate on Expedia. in conclusion: good, basic accommodations at a reasonable price in a great location. I would definitely stay here again if in the area.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We arrived in Glen Ellen in the midst of their fall festival. How charming to wander the booths and hear the locals visiting with one another and sharing village stories. We had stayed in GE, 6 yrs ago and wanted to return as we like to blend with the locals and avoid the touristy areas. The JL Lodge is in a perfection location to walk to the GE Market (wonderful paninis, that's from someone who lived in Italy) or to any of the great restaurants around the corner. We had room #4, first floor and easy to access with luggage. The rooms are large and fairly basic, but clean. The staff were very nice and helpful with suggestions for dinner. Breakfast was served inside the saloon as it was a bit chipper in the early mornings. I had hoped to enjoy their deck as the flowers and view of the creek looked inviting. Next time. You can't beat the price, especially in this area. Spend your money on the restaurants and wineries. Glen Ellen is small but authentic atmosphere. Autumn showcases stunning foliage..a picture postcard!

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms allow ease of luggage transport. We did not experience any noise from arrivi...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed at Jack London Lodge for two nights. The room was clean and spacious. We had couple good meals at the Saloon connected to the lodge. We also got a nice discount to Jack London's Park and to Benziner's Winery (highly recommended) tour. The place was clean, pleasant and quiet. We definitely would recommend this to our friends, it's a great value for the money. We really enjoyed the friendliness of the bartender at the saloon where we ate our lunch and had the best bar popcorn.

Room Tip: Our room on the second floor was great but it seems all the rooms are fine.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jack London Lodge
Address: 13740 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Glen Ellen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Glen Ellen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jack London Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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