John Muir Lodge

Kings Canyon National Park, Kings Canyon and Death Valley

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The hotel

John Muir Lodge is in an excellent location for exploring Kings Canyon National Park and giant sequoia country. A warm welcome awaits under the lodge's open beamed ceiling and in front of the stone fireplace, ensuring all guests get to feel right at home. Accommodation follows suit and you'll discover recently renovated rooms with hand crafted furniture and local artwork adding to the instant appeal. After a good night's rest there's nothing better than an early start to soak up the sun rising over the sequoias. Picnic supplies can be picked up at the general stores opposite the lodge and once you've packed up the fishing tackle, charged your camera and hit the trail, it's time to discover just what John Muir fell in love with way back when.

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Kings Canyon National Park. Just a stone's throw from the towering giant sequoias of Grant Grove, a short walk from the village visitor centre and a general store.

Hotel information

36 guest rooms. All with central heating, flat-screen  TV, telephone, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grant Grove Restaurant and outdoor espresso bar nearby (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Complimentary WiFi in public areas. Selection of board games. Gift shop, convenience store and visitor centre opposite.

*Denotes local charge.

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating You pay for the location...which is great.

Jun 1, 2024 296rjw La Junta, Co

Location is fantastic. Lodge is fine - nothing fancy but serviceable. You pay for the location. One of our pillows had something gross on it. I took it to the front desk and they replaced it. Manager said she was sorry and would give a discount for that first night. When I got the bill in email...NO discount given (not surprised). The shower head… Read more
Location is fantastic. Lodge is fine - nothing fancy but serviceable. You pay for the location. One of our pillows had something gross on it. I took it to the front desk and they replaced it. Manager said she was sorry and would give a discount for that first night. When I got the bill in email...NO discount given (not surprised). The shower head is pathetic...less than a 2-inch drizzle of water. There ARE low-flow showerheads that can give you a decent shower. This showerhead was awful. As for the restaurant at Grant Grove - skip it if you can - you order on a touchpad to get overpriced, mediocre (at best) food. We even decided to eat over at Lodgepole in Sequoia the second night rather than eat at Grant Grove again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First time there - good choice!

May 25, 2024 BRUCE W

Friendly, helpful staff! We had 2 queen bedroom clean and comfortable beds. Quiet surroundings except when everyone coming back at 7 -8 p , but just busy not obnoxiously loud. Clean bathroom & shower too. We slept well the nights we were there.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

May 18, 2024 Ranald S

The best thing is the location. My room was basic with torn chairs and old carpet with crumbs on it. No soundproofing in rooms - can be very noisy. No check in until 4pm and I wasn’t even allowed to confirm my booking until then. So quiet all day, then queues at 4pm. Main issue is with the “dining room”which was filthy. Food everywhere, on the… Read more
The best thing is the location. My room was basic with torn chairs and old carpet with crumbs on it. No soundproofing in rooms - can be very noisy. No check in until 4pm and I wasn’t even allowed to confirm my booking until then. So quiet all day, then queues at 4pm. Main issue is with the “dining room”which was filthy. Food everywhere, on the tables, the carpet and my table had a slab of butter or similar on a chair! The food also comes in carry out mode. Personally, I wouldn’t stay here again, although there may not be many other places to choose from. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved our stay here

May 5, 2024 marjannaw2021

Quaint older lodge in a great location in Sequoia! I understand many things need updated but the lodge is clean, unique and has many positives including a beautiful lobby with free coffee, tea and games. We loved it!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrific stay in the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Park

May 2, 2024 405ericz New York City, New York

We had an amazing 3 night stay at the John Muir Lodge! The location is excellent, the rooms were clean and the lobby was nice with free coffee and board games. The WiFi worked great and the staff were kind and helpful. We would return again if visiting the park.