John Muir Lodge - Kings Canyon

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Built in 1998, the John Muir Lodge is an excellent Kings Canyon lodging choice for visitors who want quiet, comfortable, national park accommodations. It features rough-hewn, open beam ceilings, stone fireplace, and a redwood mantel salvaged from a historic cabin in Sequoia National Park. Lodge gues...

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Built in 1998, the John Muir Lodge is an excellent Kings Canyon lodging choice for visitors who want quiet, comfortable, national park accommodations. It features rough-hewn, open beam ceilings, stone fireplace, and a redwood mantel salvaged from a historic cabin in Sequoia National Park. Lodge guests can enjoy games, puzzles, and books in the lobby great room while relaxing by the stone fireplace. Public balconies at the west end of the lodge provide the perfect place to savor the Sierra sunset with friends and family. Wireless internet is available in all common areas of the lodge. Please be...

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Lodge Living

Reviewed 22 september, 2021

We visited the park for three nights in early September and staying in the John Muir Lodge. We had two rooms with 2 queen size beds. I had never stayed in a national park and did not know what to expect. The rooms were very basic, but very clean. We were pleased with the accommodations and the staff was very helpful. There was a small refrigerator in our room, coffee maker, and a microwave in the lobby. We had brought breakfast and lunch to make and were able to eat in the lobby at the tables. It was so nice to stay inside the park. Would definitely stay again.

Nicki P

A lot like any chain hotel - without the breakfast

Reviewed 6 september, 2021

If there was a Best Western or Holiday Inn on the building you wouldn't have seen any difference. There was little rustic or national park style about the rooms or lobby, and amenities (pool, workout room, breakfast) were non-existent. The lodge is located in a village setting with the meal provider (very weak in COVID times), post office, grocery store, and camp store nearby. The concessionaire also offers cabins and tent cabins in the same setting, but having tried those as well I would not recommend either. The park office is also in the village, but its service was limited by COVID. Be aware that our room (all rooms?) adjoined another, so there is some lack of soundproofing in that connection. We had to unplug the small refrigerator in our room because it was so noisy we could not sleep. The shower stream was pitiful, so a long process after hiking. One plus, there was a places to read in the room, other than sitting on the bed. All national parks point out that phone and internet is limited - but there is no excuse for it in a lodge. Routers and points of contact can be set up easily, but are not an expense the concessionaires are willing to make (even though it would be passed on).

SeniorTravelerTF

one night in a double deluxe cabin

Reviewed 3 july, 2021

I love the location of these cabins, which was close to the parking area to carry our luggage. You are surrounded by trees and the deer came out in the morning from the nearby meadow. We heard several breeds of birds, one which was a woodpecker. The bedroom and bathroom were quite small but there was a tiny closet, dresser, desk, and nightstand in the room. It reminded me of my grandaunt's place from the 50's. Our ceiling light didn't work but there were 2 lamps in the room. Bath and Bodyworks shampoo and lotion were provided. The main issue is that the some of the windows and screens didn't lock. There is a small table and 2 chairs on the landing to enjoy the view. The restaurant, gift shop, grocery store, and visitor center are walkable. The grocery store has frozen foods and a microwave if you don't want to eat at the restaurant. water bottle fountain was working at the visitor center, and the gift shop had cute items for sale that I didn't see at the other national park shops. Registration is at the main lodge and the staff were friendly.

koabug

GRANT GROVE CABINS

Reviewed 30 june, 2021

The cabin has to be the WORST place we have ever stayed in our lives. We paid for two nights and it wasn't cheap. We left after first night. These cabins need to be torn down. Wood rot inside on molding, floor slopes, dirty, old, falling down place. The beds have no boxsprings and are uncomfortable. The wall around the bathroom sink was filthy along with the molding around floor. The windows above and beside each bed consist of screens that are hinged in the middle with 1/4" gaps all around. The door has a 1/2" gap under it. Plenty of room for every insect, small snake to come in. I had a spider crawl over my face, some other insect crawling on my arm, a mosquito stinging me on my head in the middle of the night. I have camped a lot throughout my life in a tent that comes with a secure fabric and a ZIPPER to prevent any unwanted insects or animals from munching on me at night. I didn't sleep a wink. I couldn't believe that we were charged a $150.00 a night for this miserable, crappy place. The whole place just made me cringe! Before going to bed, we watched a bat fly into a space at the screen window of our neighbors cabin. We don't know if it made it's way in or not. Buy a tent! It's cleaner, safer and much more secure with a price tag of about $50 to $65 dollars. The park is beautiful and the campgrounds look to be well maintained, if you are considering a stay.

L88WJsusank

It's Really Nice to be in the Park

Reviewed 14 may, 2021

Like other national park stays, the lodging isn't the best in the world but the location is strong and you're probably not here to spend much time in the room so it all works out fine. First, the good : staying in the park is great, it's near some attractions but quiet far from others (just the nature of the park design). The nearby breakfast is clutch--very convenient and COVID-safe. The front desk staff was kind and had good hiking recommendations, and was helpful in getting additional towels and toiletries. The less-good. : wifi is only available in the lobby and there's not enough parking in the front lot, so if you're hiking away daylight like we did, there probably won't be available parking when you return at night (we had to park down by the visitor center both nights). Housekeeping didn't come (unclear why, could be a covid policy they just didn't tell us about). Otherwise, this is a perfectly adequate and well-located, no-frills accommodation in the park.

Courtney W