There were dead bugs in several places on the bathroom floor. The shelf in the bathroom which held the provided drinking glasses and toiletries wasn't just dusty (like weeks of dust) but dirty. And the "clean" drinking glasses...one of them had dried toothpaste bubbles on it, like someone had used it after brushing their teeth. The shower handles dripped all night, until I woke up at 3AM and tied towels around them, which eventually became soaked and started dripping again.
The main room was small and smelled old and the carpet was filthy and stained. The door didn't quite fit the door hole and daylight was visible around the edge. The window shades didn't properly fit the windows, so you can't change in the main room at night with the lights on if you don't want to risk being seen.
Just a personal preference, but I didn't quite feel comfortable with the dark sheets and towels. I've never stayed in a motel/hotel that didn't have white linens so I didn't realize until now how much it bothered me not being able to see the cleanness and knowing they hadn't been bleached.
There really isn't a river view. Depending on your room, you'll most likely have a view of the busy/loud main drag or of the trailer park out back.
There's no smoking in the room, but people sit outside their rooms smoking, and because of the poorly fitting door, the smell of smoke fills your room, not to mention when you open your door.
Next time we visit Kernville, we'll try someplace new. Seems like a person ought to be able to expect a little more for $100+ a night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The River View Lodge is from "Old Kernvile" with our new little modern touches it is almost perfect. Most of our rooms are approx. 125 Feet from river. Most rooms have river views, but all have the lovely sounds of the river. With some new help, and new sheets, quilts, restored bathrooms and towels the lodge is shinning more and more everyday. ... more less
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- River View Hotel Kernville