The Cedar Grove Lodge is not competing with other hotels. It is competing with camping. Standards are set accordingly.
I wasn't expecting it to be fancypants. But it's not clear there have been any major improvements since about 1972.
I spent two nights. I tried to focus on the positive: a great location that made it easy to hike all day in Kings Canyon and still come back to a hot shower and warm bed.
The room was simple and reasonably clean, considering the traffic of dirty hikers who must tromp through. But the walls are very thin — hopefully you'll have quiet neighbors. If you don't — I didn't — it's misery. No fridge in the room. OK, I can live with that. No bar soap in the bathroom sink. That was weird.
The snack bar was comparable to what you'd find at a little-league ballpark. An adequate cheeseburger, improved by the beers sold in the market down the hall. Otherwise, lackluster.
Still, the place is basically review-proof. If you don't want to pitch a tent, you'll stay here and make the best of it.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included