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River View Lodge
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Reviewed 12 August 2007

Stay someplace else!!!!! This place is a dump. Cobwebs and spiders everywhere. Dirty sheets and carpet. A/C not working properly. Found a frog in the room. Wireless didn't work. Staff could care less. Save your money.

Stayed: July 2007
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Reviewed 26 June 2006

This place was terrible and is in need of a renovation. My friends and I went up to Kernville to go white water rafting. From the outside it looks clean and charming - but not inside. The rooms were old, dingy, and dirty. The carpet doesn't look like it has been replaced since it was built 30 some years ago. The rooms have wood paneling, which only make the rooms look smaller and darker. The bed linens didn't look like they had been cleaned. I actually found hair on the linens. The bathroom was tiny - only 1 person can fit inside and there were holes that had been poorly patched and not painted. The walls are paper thin and we could hear our neighbors every word. The continental breakfast was more like coffee and packaged danishes from Costco. I wanted to leave the same night we arrived and was willing to make the drive from a hotel in Bakersfield but it was already late in the evening and too dark for that treck. I did, however, convince my husband to leave at 6:30 am on Sunday morning after our Saturday rafting trip because I could not take the filth anymore.

The only good thing about this place is that it is across the street from 2 popular rafting companies and walking distance from downtown. Our friends stayed in a Bed and Breakfast across the street which was paradise compared to the River View Lodge. Save your money and go to a B & B.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed 16 June 2006

While I hate it when hotel owners lie about how dear their rooms are and that you have to book right now in order to save yourself a place (the owner said there were only two rooms left for my mid-week stay, when I got there, the place remained nearly empty), the motel was certainly a good place to stay. The room was large, the bed was snuggly with a deep cushion and soft pillows. A tiny refrigerator and microwave took up the closet. Furnished well with a sofa, desk and cabinet. The best part was the porch which wrapped around a nice courtyard and opened onto the Kern River. I pulled my laptop out there to work. Not so good - breakfast: decent coffee, no juice, granola bars and packaged danishes. A bit on the expensive side for the area, but not terrible.

Stayed: June 2006
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Address: 2 Sirretta St., Off Kernville Rd., Kernville, CA 93238
Region: United States > California > Kernville
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Price Range: £84 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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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