Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia Kings Canyon
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Another long, lengthy journey across California!!! We headed
for Three Rivers, just outside Sequoia National Park. Lots of Oranges everywhere….interesting
fact California is the biggest producer of Oranges in the world…. and they are
Three Rivers is a small town/village ideally situated for
Ridgecrest to Three Rivers sees a short drive in comparison to yesterday with a mere 180 miles to be covered. We leisurely wake up and have breakfast only to discover the US is potentially going into shutdown in 12 hours time which for us means no national parks will open. Seeing as we are headed to do a week around the national parks this could be …
Mom, Dad, and I are camping at Lodgepole Camp in Sequoia NP. When we first arrived to camp site 96 Mom sat doodling with her prized camera. It had gone kaput after falling off her lap as she exited my trusty Corolla. While the camera was displaying nothing but a black screen a cub sprung onto and scampered down a log near the bear box I was filling with food. Of ...
... a vertical drop of 4000' to the valley below - comparable to the depth of the Grand Canyon.
We then returned to the main road driving through Tunnel Tree to join the join the queue awaiting the 4pm opening of the road. The drive to our overnight accommodation took much longer than anticipated and we were constantly on the go for 5 hours - ...
... My camera was unable to capture it's domineering presence. I took several shots and hope to piece together a reasonable facsimilie of it.
By the time we headed back to the motel we'd spent 7 hrs. there. I'm sure we could have spent 7 more. Lots of history attached to the park dating back to the 1870's.
Again, we fall into bed trying to digest the day's events. This is one awesome trip so far....
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TravelPod Member ReviewsComfort Inn & Suites Sequoia Kings Canyon Three Rivers
Good breakfast, comfortable room, spacious bathroom.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia Kings Canyon Three Rivers
Excellent Value for Money
Out of all of the hotels we stayed in during our three weeks travel in the west of USA this has to be the best value for money and was probably the cleanest and most comfortable. Coffee and tea making facilities are available in the rooms. The staff were extremely accommodating especially the young lady who ran around like a headless chicken serving up the breakfast which was excellent. The hotel is in an excellent location for exploring the Sequoia's. Would certainly recommend it.
Great Price for Excellent Quality
When we pulled up to this Holiday Inn, I was amazed at how great it looked. It was clean, the staff was friendly, and there was every amenity we needed, even a packet of shoe shine. The hot tub was very warm, and the pool large, but cold at the end of October. :) The hotel looked as if it was brand new, with soft carpet, nice beds, and a large TV. The shower head was amazing, with different settings for your comfort. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to the Sequoias or staying in the Three Rivers area.
Good but a bit noisy
Nice and clean room. Good free breakfast. Unfortunately the noise from the hallway as other guest walked by (talking loudly) kept us awake early in the morning even though I usually sleep through earthquakes and thunderstorms! One morning the whole area had blackout for at least a couple of hours and we couldn't use the shower or bathroom. Overall, it was a good deal and the staff was helpful, but if we ever go there again, we might try a more expensive room on the second floor, far from the breakfast area and the pool.
Very nice place to stay
We stayed 3 days at this Holiday Inn. The rooms have very large, clean and well furnished. The hotel is very quiet, offer a Deluxe Complementary Breakfast that guests can eat in the swimming pool area. The personel is very pleasant and helpful.
It is idealy placed 3 miles from the entrance of the park.
A very good value !
Staying there, I DO NOT recommand to go at the GATEWAY Restaurant for dinning. Food is poor and service doesn't exist.
I wish I could keep this place a secret to myself - we stayed three nights (family of five to a room - children aged 13, 10 & 8). Room was more than adequate, pool was great, complimentary breakfast was a treat (eat it in your room, by the pool or on the lawn). As other reviewers have mentioned, just across the road was a great little supermarket with all necessary provisions, a pizza place and a mexican restaurant plus a few other shops (and then not another shop or building in sight). Add that to the fact that it's a few mile from the wonderful Sequia and Kings Canyon and who could ask for more - wish we had had the time to spend at least a week here. If I am ever in this region again I would stay here again - that's my view, my wife's view and the children's opinion. We were very, very sad to leave even though we were heading for the delights of Yosemite (by the way King's Canyon and Sequoia are better than Yoesmite if you prefer less crowds)
Three Rivers, CA is hardly a town. It happens to be a concentration of buildings between Visalia and the entrance to Giant Sequoia NP. The HIExpress however, was a nice hotel, for where we were, and provided a good place to rest and relax before venturing in the NP. The location was great since the journey through Giant Sequoia NP was a very intense day of driving. Adding the extra drive from Visalia would have only made it worse. There is a nice market across the street with prices that riveled those of my neighborhood mega store. They could have raked you over the coals since they are the only place in town. There is also a pizza place and a Mexican rest. across the street. Free breakfast was a good way to start the day. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to go to Giant Sequoia NP. Only book one night though, because to see the NP right you enter at one location and through another.
A superb base for Kings Canyon and Sequoia Park. Very clean,well equipped, large rooms with standard motel bathroom. Breakfast was good, except when motel was at full capacity when the replenishment failed slightly (was I really worried?) there was still fresh fruit, coffee and pastries. The overall impression is the staff are trying very hard to give very good value for money - which they do.
Reasonable pool and hot tub, but superb views when you're using them!
Big rooms, very clean.
One of the best Holiday Inn's we've seen. Big clean rooms, no signs of wear and tear. Friendly and efficient staff. We checked in to our room early with no problems.
Breakfast buffet was excellent. Buffet was resupplied and cleaned constantly. Would definitely stay here again.
Stayed here 2nd June 2004. Excellent hotel, cheap at $60 for a good sized 2 double beds room. Very clean, good breakfast, nice but smallish pool. Recommend this place over the Best Western.
Don't eat at the nearby Pizza Factory! It's cheap but dirty, slow, only got half our order, poor quality food.
Great place to stay. We're a family of four - two adults, two 12 yr. olds. We were placed in a room adjacent to some partying construction workers. Upon request, we were relocated. Phew! The breakfast was very nice with plenty of room to sit and enjoy. Seems to be a kid oriented facility with games and internet in the lobby.We'll stay again.