Stony Creek Lodge
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Stony Creek Lodge

65569 General Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262
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#2 of 2 lodges in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.4 of 5 bubbles
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2.9 of 5 bubbles
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The Stony Creek Lodge is a modest lodge on the Generals Highway between two National Parks, conveniently located to explore both the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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65569 General Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262
200Reviews7Q+A39Room tips

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Nina D wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The good piece: great mattress, excellent location between the parks, and good pizza (only pizza is available for dinner)

The disappointing parts ( for the cost): paper thin walls, hard to get a good nights sleep as the folk in the room next door we’re talking most of the night, and would not respond to requests for quiet; no manager available past 8 pm or so, the entire place, although “ quaint” was quite unmaintained, worn, chipped paint, filthy windows, old worn chipped bathroom fixtures ( the towels and sheets were clean), There was a super bright light kept on. All night in the hall, and the room door was cocked and could not be shut to keep the light out.

There was no in room coffee, and going to the lobby shortly after 7 am we found coffee pot , but it was empty and had not been refilled, stayed empty. the Internet was completely unreliable ( this was disclosed to us upon checking in- there is spotty Internet in the lobby). The “ hot breakfast” was not served till 8, and consisted of waffles which had been Pre made- mine was burnt, and then stored in a steam table, barely lukewarm when served, with hard frozen butter, so not a great breakfast, although there was good hot coffee with the breakfast.

Overall I wouldn’t stay here again for that price, but at least if the location makes someone want to stay here, they should know what they are, and aren’t getting. Kings canyon is awesome!
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Date of stay: August 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you stay here, request empty rooms on each side of you.
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Kristy wrote a review May 2022
Huntsville, Alabama725 contributions154 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on a Thursday & Friday night. I believe the rate went up for the second night. There are only 12 rooms, I believe, in this hotel. This is an older basic hotel. The cost is due to location. This hotel sits about 6,000 to 7000 ft. elevation.

The location is great to be between the 2 parks and not have to drive back down into Three Rivers. They provided a breakfast of several item including some hot food, that I believe was complimentary. They only serve pizza at night, which we never tried. The bed was pretty comfortable though a little soft for my liking. The staff was friendly and hard-working, probably understaffed. There is gas available here. The wifi service is ok but not super strong. There is a central lounge area with lots of games and seating. Our room was pretty large.

We did have a few objections. The room smelled bad, like a left over urine smell. We also often time did not have hot water when we tried to shower. I took one hottish shower and another was warm. Our toilet was stained, maybe just age. The office front desk (which is also a store) is open from about 8am -7pm so we couldn't easily get in touch with anybody as we were out in the park most of the day.

This hotel is a sister to Montecito Sequoia Lodge (down the road a few miles) which has a dinner buffet. If you are staying at Stony Creek you get a 25% discount at meals there. We thought it was good, especially compared to other places around.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Leah M wrote a review Aug 2020
San Miguel de Cozumel, Mexico51 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had asked for two queen beds, and we really scored with Room #12 which is actually equipped for handicapped guests. It's right off the lobby and quite roomy. Despite covid restrictions, they still served up a hot breakfast which we enjoyed just off the room on their patio area.
Be aware they are doing construction on the roads inside the park, so expect delays. This is NOT a factor on the weekends, but is happening during the week. Definitely delayed our start times on hiking, but in all fairness, we could have left early and avoided all of it. You would need to be on the road before 0700--we were just lazy.
The little market has everything you could possibly need (ice, snacks, camping gear, etc) a little bit of everything. Staff is young and friendly.
We did find an old pair of shoes left under one of our beds, which did make us wonder how thoroughly they cleaned and looked under beds...but all in all, it didn't freak us out too much.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Brenda R wrote a review Jul 2023
Fresno, California11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I made reservations on July 8 for a one night stay July 10 departing July 11. We were pleasantly delighted in the accommodations after reading mixed reviews.

Our room was upstairs, queen bed, the bathroom had a sink, commode and shower bathtub combo.

We knew that the restaurant was minimal so we brought whole foods to go for our dinner we enjoyed hanging out in the comfortable lobby, it was very uncrowded.

Yes, the vibe is very casual and the team is young. We happen to like that energy when you’re up in the mountains it’s part of the experience.

The folks that were staying at the hotel, or from all over the world and that’s a fun thing to do.

if you’ve never stayed in a national park, you have to understand that you’re paying for location not for the latest technology.

Our room was clean and very comfortable.

The breakfast buffet the next morning had eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and lots of other options.

The staff is all very nice , but you can tell they don’t get a lot of compliments so when they do get a complement, they light up like a star.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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citygal07 wrote a review May 2021
Saint Paul, Minnesota335 contributions46 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stony Creek was a backup plan after Cedar Grove canceled our reservation and delayed opening this year. Initial contact with Stony Creek was frustrating as they didn’t return phone messages or emails. Check-in was okay but the room we stayed in was right off the lobby/lounge and we heard every noise. The room was very cold with no thermostat to control temp (even colder than outside!) Bathroom floor had used bandaids stuck to the floor. No refrigerator. No sheet on one bed, no blanket in the other. Only one set of towels. When I tried to get this solved, I couldn’t get anyone to help (store/front desk was closed and even though the staff was still there, they wouldn’t open the door when I knocked). I soon realized they had also locked the main door to the lodge, locking everyone in. This is an emergency exit door and never should be allowed to be locked from inside- as people need to be able to exit in an emergency. Loud shouting and banging on the door finally got someone to help unlock the door.
They apologized for the trouble and offered a free small pizza coupon which didn’t help us as we were leaving the next morning. After a night of being very cold, the toilet wouldn’t flush and nearly overflowed. Checkout took about 15 minutes because no one knew the computer system. With better management, this place could be a great option because the location is good. Unfortunately our stay was awful.
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Date of stay: May 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sara R wrote a review Jul 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a basic lodge in Sequoia where there are few options to stay. The front desk staff is unhelpful and is annoyed if you ask for Park tips. The restaurant staff are great and super helpful. The wifi only works outside of the lodge and it's a weak signal. The breakfast opens late so suggest you don't plan on that if you want to hike early am. I recommend stopping at the visitor center before you go to the lodge to get a feel for the park and get some better maps. Front desk staff definitely won't help and lodge doesn't have good maps. There is a small store there with essentials (no beer!) Our room was clean, but VERY hot with no AC. Restaurant was closed while we were there but they made pizza for guests which was kind since no other food around (and buffet at their sister lodge was gross).
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Date of stay: June 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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pdtoth wrote a review Jul 2021
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania13 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No air conditioning during worst heat wave of summer. Shower curtain smelled of mildew and needed to be replaced. Toilet bowl was stained and needed to be cleaned. Minimal number of outlets were being used by hotel room appliances with no space for recharging phones. Bathroom sink had absolutely no counter space for unpacking toiletries. AND all of this for $250 per night, the most expensive stay for the fewest amenities in our 24-night road trip from Philadelphia to California.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This lodge is taking advantage of their prime location to charge high prices for exceedingly...
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Edward wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been visiting Sequoia periodically since 1978 and have stayed at Stony Creek many times over the years but the owner has not kept the place up. We planned a three day stay this past week but left after two days. The WiFi almost never worked, the TV would sometimes access a single station, the cash register would not work sometimes. The food was terrible; the only thing available for dinner was pizza. The place needs repairs. The only thing good was it was the only gas station for miles around and the pump works if you can read the dim screen. PS No A/C but that is true everywhere in Sequoia.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dottie R wrote a review Sept 2021
Irvine, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the room for handicapped persons. While none in our party are handicapped, I think we got this room because it was the only one left since we checked in very late in the day. With that being said, I cannot comment on the size of the regular rooms, the handicapped bedroom and bathroom were large. We just lucked out getting this room this time around.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Stoney Creek Lodge very much. The staff was efficient and very helpful to us not only at check-in but also whenever we had a question or a request. The room and bathroom were very clean. We enjoyed sitting on the patio at night and stargazing. We had breakfast both mornings we stayed here. The food was average but we appreciated having breakfast included in our stay.
We loved the lodge’s location in the park as it was a relatively short drive to both the General Sherman Tree and the General Grant tree. The Grant Grove is awesome. If you have to choose between which one to see, choose the Grant Tree and the grove surrounding it.
Also don’t miss the lovely stoney creek which is just down a small hill behind the lodge and a short walk to the right. It’s a beautiful serene setting and well worth seeing when you stay at this lodge.
I recommend this lodge and we would definitely stay here again next time we visit Sequoia National Park.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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SeniorTravelerTF wrote a review Sept 2021
Fort Atkinson1,192 contribution477 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Although all the guide books tell you that there is no gasoline in King Sequoia, and that is technically true, Stony Creek is a federal property that has gasoline, a lodge, a store and a restaurant that specializes in pizza. Given that we spent seven days in the park, and it is miles from one end to the other, we were glad to find the gas option. And for the same reason, with the NPS concessionaire offering very little in food during COVID, this gave us one lunch and one dinner break from the park routine.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Gas and food in Kings Sequoia
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Lauren M asked a question Jul 2018
Methuen, Massachusetts15 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi, I'll be staying there in a few weeks. Can you tell me if the rooms have hair dryers? Thanks! Lauren
Answer from MSLodge
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California73 contributions
Hi Lauren, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. While we do not have blowdryers in all of our rooms at Stony Creek, we do have blowdryers at our front desk that we can loan to you for your use in the lodge. We are on generator power, so that reduces the risk of a electric overload on our system out here in the wilderness. Hope that helps and we look forward to seeing you soon! Best, Stony Creek Lodge Staff
Summer Finch asked a question Jul 2016
Costa Mesa, California58 contributions4 helpful votes
Will a 1000 watt travel hairdryer be OK to use in the rooms?
Parkexplorer asked a question Jul 2016
Baltimore, Maryland502 contributions30 helpful votes
Do you have a place to eat for anyone, not just hotel guests?
Answer from _JBD_2008
California
Hello, I'm really sorry, but we don't allow pets.
Abby K wrote a tip 9 Jun
Sublimity, Oregon10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This lodge is in the middle of nowhere. They have a convenience store that has a lot of food, beverages and anything else you may need. "
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Brenda wrote a tip 6 Jun
Sonoma, California7 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this place. It's not safe or well run. Find somewhere else "
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geigerjkbd wrote a tip May 2024
Raleigh, North Carolina6 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book another hotel or lodge"
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pegmanochi wrote a tip Oct 2023
Prospect, Oregon23 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your food for dinner. Great, hearty breakfast!!!"
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Linda R wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call ahead to make sure they are serving dinner. Otherwise you are stuck eating processed food from the small store."
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PRICE RANGE
$443 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stony Creek Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Stony Creek Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Congress Trail (5.2 km), Hospital Rock (5.2 km), and Redwood Canyon Trail (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stony Creek Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Stony Creek Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Stony Creek Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Stony Creek Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting General Sherman Tree (12.2 km) and The Presidente tree (12.3 km).
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