John Muir Lodge

Kings Canyon National Park, Kings Canyon and Death Valley

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ok lodge but no where else to choose from

Jun 28, 2019 Nana58 Jacksonville FL

Ok lodge but no where else to choose from- meaning you are in a National Park without a choice. It's old, our room had no screens so couldn't open the window without bugs/flies getting in. The gathering area had a huge fireplace that was lit each night but the games that are left out to use were in sad shape. No elevator which we knew but just… Read more
Ok lodge but no where else to choose from- meaning you are in a National Park without a choice. It's old, our room had no screens so couldn't open the window without bugs/flies getting in. The gathering area had a huge fireplace that was lit each night but the games that are left out to use were in sad shape. No elevator which we knew but just stating this for others. There was a guy who offered to help with getting our luggage up the stairs. They had a great area for this so we didn't understand why they didn't have a coffee station. There is a coffee maker in your room but no liquid cream just the powder. The bed was comfy and a great supply of linen. No a/c but that's stated. If you decline daily housekeeping then at the end of your stay (to prove you did not use it) you receive a cute bag. Daughter and family stayed just across the road at the rustic cabins- had electricity but no bathroom, no a/c but had a heater. You are given tokens for the showers. Each gives you 6 minutes of shower time. Daughter stated it was noisy with late night guests running around. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, friendly hosts, peaceful stay

Jun 24, 2019 kkic04 Chicago, Illinois

Recently spent 3 nights at John Muir in the main lodge in June. We selected the lodge based on its central location between the main sights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks. Perfect location for exploring! They offer rooms in the main lodge, as well as cabins, all within walking distance of the Grant Grove Village & Visitors Center. Stayed… Read more
Recently spent 3 nights at John Muir in the main lodge in June. We selected the lodge based on its central location between the main sights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks. Perfect location for exploring! They offer rooms in the main lodge, as well as cabins, all within walking distance of the Grant Grove Village & Visitors Center. Stayed with our two young daughters and had plenty of space in our room. Appreciated the Bath & Body Works products in the bathroom. You don't stay here for the rooms, though. We enjoyed our time on the oversized porch watching the wildlife and reading books, playing games/puzzles in the lobby after long days of hiking, and talking with our new friend, John, at the front desk. He really makes you feel welcome and enhances your visit. If you decline housekeeping during your stay, you receive a nice reusable bag. They are doing their best to conserve water/energy. Can't say enough wonderful things about our visit here. Wish we lived closer to come out for a long weekend to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and hospitality. Thanks for a memorable stay and keep up the good work! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great NP accomodation

Jun 18, 2019 SilverGinger Melbourne, Australia

Spent 3 nights here as a base for touring around Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Welcomed and served by the wonderful John who offered tips on walks and dining - a nice personal touch not often found at NP properties. We’re given a very nice room at the end of the hall, by the access to the rear patio, which made for peace and quiet as… Read more
Spent 3 nights here as a base for touring around Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Welcomed and served by the wonderful John who offered tips on walks and dining - a nice personal touch not often found at NP properties. We’re given a very nice room at the end of the hall, by the access to the rear patio, which made for peace and quiet as no real passing footfall. The room was perfectly well set out with all essentials being clean and tidy. We participated in their green program and our room was not serviced for the 3 nights - towels rehung and beds self made - just went to reception for additional coffee. Was not expecting a tv but there was one! The bath was particularly deep in comparison to standard US hotel shower/baths (not to say it wasn’t easy to step in/out of the shower). It is a short walk, or even shorter drive, to the Visitor Centre, gift store, shop and restaurant. Had dinner in restaurant one evening and it was fine and not ridiculously priced either. Only one issue, and this isn’t the Lodges fault, is that children are drawn to climb on the rocks opposite the parking lot and then shout back and forth to/with their parents in the lodge which on an otherwise quiet bird chirping summer’s eve ruins the ambience of the location particularly when sitting out on the patios. Maybe the bears and mountain lions could assist here! Despite the issue above would definitely stay at John Muir Lodge again. Read less
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Jun 16, 2019 M5164LSbillb Wentzville, Missouri

We stayed at the J Muir Lodge. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay. The tv did not work properly, there was no internet available. The Wi-Fi systems seems to have been broken for months and they refuse to fix it. There is no Air Conditioning either. The saving grace is a fan on the dresser, but it doesn't… Read more
We stayed at the J Muir Lodge. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay. The tv did not work properly, there was no internet available. The Wi-Fi systems seems to have been broken for months and they refuse to fix it. There is no Air Conditioning either. The saving grace is a fan on the dresser, but it doesn't oscillate like it is supposed to either. The lodge seems to be running down and the management doesn't want to fix it. After looking at the cabins I am really glad we were in the lodge. The location in the park is this places greatest resource. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice lodge

Jun 12, 2019 Cincytraveler44 Cincinnati, Ohio

We spent one night in the main lodge and found it to be clean, comfy and enjoyable. The room was spacious, the bathroom was nice and the setting is amazing. We love staying in the parks when visiting National Parks and this was worth it so we weren't having to drive as far to see the park. We would definitely stay again and would recommend this… Read more
We spent one night in the main lodge and found it to be clean, comfy and enjoyable. The room was spacious, the bathroom was nice and the setting is amazing. We love staying in the parks when visiting National Parks and this was worth it so we weren't having to drive as far to see the park. We would definitely stay again and would recommend this lodge to others. It's not fancy and there is a bit of a walk to restaurant, but it's a pleasant walk. Read less