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Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn

Visalia, CA, US (VIS)

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Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn
39625 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA US 93271


Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 18 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Rooms have private balconies. Conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves, and you can also request cribs/infant beds.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a nightclub and an outdoor pool. This motel also features gift shops/newsstands and a video library.

Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/caf serving guests of Americas Best Value Inn. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include air conditioning in public areas, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and ATM/banking services. Self parking is available onsite.

Know Before You Go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 5
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Based on 281 reviews
from Sterrebeek, Belgium
Submitted on 24-04-2016
We have visited the lazy J ranch on our springbreak tour of the American West. It's a great place to relax after your visit to Sequoia national park. Coming from Europe it's nice to find the typical American look of the 50's but perfectly renovated and with modern facilities. The pool must be nice in summer and the walking trail which starts behind the motel makes it worth spending some extra time.
from Florida
Submitted on 25-04-2016
Clean but could use updating. Very disappointed that at 8:am the office was still closed and we couldn't get breakfast. Couldn't find a restaurant open in Three Rivers to get breakfast either. Grounds were very nice.
from Maricopa
Submitted on 21-05-2016
This was a great hotel choice near Sequoia National Park. Their free continental breakfast had lots of choices including a variety of fruit. They even make it available the night before if you are an early riser. It was clean and comfortable for a few days.
from Downey, California
Submitted on 01-06-2016
It is perfectly situated just minutes from the local Three River center, The Sequoia National forest, with the river flowing in the back of the property and the lake adjacent makes the Lazy J Ranch a Beautiful Location. The property is maintained well and clean, the fact that there was a pool, a volleyball court, plus goats and sheep's for my kids to enjoy was a great bonus. Yes the rooms may be a bit outdated but it fit in perfectly with the atmosphere of the place. The staff was also amazin... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Perfect location just a 5 minute drive to the National Park entrance, and near markets and restaurants. Very quiet location and room was clean. We were happy to have chosen this cottage style accommodation at a budget friendly price. Help yourself to continental breakfast offerings of fresh fruit, pastries, packaged oatmeal and juices that can be picked up the night before if you plan to start your day before the office opens at 9:00 a.m.
Submitted on 11-06-2016
This was a great place to stay while visiting Sequoia National Park. It was minutes from the entrance and right at the edge of town. Quaint little cabins, extremely comfortable, and very nicely furnished. Goats and sheep out back to visit. Quiet, peaceful, a bit of heaven...
from CA
Submitted on 15-06-2016
We've stayed at this hotel twice in the last few years. Both experiences were good although the upkeep of the rooms has declined somewhat over the years. The location is great with lots of open space. The grounds are well taken care of and the pool is wonderful. It s a very large property and doesn't give you the feel of a typical chain type hotel. There are individual cabins or tri-plex rooms. We've stayed in both styles.
from Illinois
Submitted on 20-06-2016
We stayed at Lazy J this week and loved it! It was clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the chairs in front of our room to be able to sit and relax after a long day in Sequoia. Appreciated being able to get snacks/breakfast the evening before. If you're looking for a nice, clean quiet place to stay while visiting the park, I would definitely suggest Lazy J.
from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Submitted on 27-06-2016
The rooms are nice in size, but overall the place just needs maintenance and attention. The "playground" consisted of an old swingset and a slide with a "keep off" sign on it. The office wasn't open in the mornings, even by 8 am, so we weren't able to get breakfast items. The laundry room dryer was broken, and looked as if it had been for some time, so we had to air dry our clothes. The pool, however, was very clean and the kids loved it.
Submitted on 28-06-2016
First time visitors and we absolutely LOVED the place! It's a perfect way to "camp" without doing the tent camp experience but yet still have the feel. Yes, the rooms are a little dated BUT it's no different from other actual hotels. The pool was a huge plus and the cottages had lots of shade! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Only complaint I had was an elderly couple with a dog who ran after my son while walking over to our room but other than that I would recommend this place to everyone a... Read more
from Southampton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Arrived after a long drive, easy check in, nice staff. We requested a different unit to be nearer the river and the young lady was great, think we ended up in a better place. All clean but a bit tired and seemed lacking a lttle maintenance, lighting was poor, tv patchy gtreat views out the back over river and mountains. Good location for sequoia only 15 minutes to park entrance. Would stay again for location..
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We travelled around California for a month in June 2016 and used to roughing it if required but this was the worst place we stayed. We wanted to make the most of the parks so picked here to stay here. After a big walk in Sequoia NP we arrived at the Lazy J ranch about 6.30pm. We asked the receptionist where we could get a cold drink of water, and she said the tap. Not really that helpful.... I eventually found the ice machine and made some cold water to drink.(it was really hot weather) It got w... Read more
from California
Submitted on 08-07-2016
Right on the highway when driving into Three Rivers from Visalia and parts west. Really a sweet place. . .Felt right at home. Nothing fancy but remember this is country. Great place to stay when visiting Sequoia National Park, Mineral King and Lake Kaweah. Very pretty grounds and a nice pool.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We stayed in this hotel for one night during the 4th of July weekend when visiting the Sequoia National Park. The hotel is about 3 miles from the park entrance. It was so good that 2 of our husbands wanted to skip camping and stay here the whole time. There is river access and a pool and volleyball court and a huge grass area between the cottages and rooms so you do feel in a ranch. Each cottage has a front yard with chairs. Lots of trees and shade. We loved this place. Cottage #1 was great 1 ro... Read more
from Norman, Oklahoma
Submitted on 15-07-2016
This was a great place to stay when visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs. Rooms were in duplex, so the duplexes were in a horseshoe around lovely grounds and the pool. It was fun to sit outside and listen to the kids laughing and playing in the pool. Continental breakfast was adequate. We picked it up in the office and then needed to take it back to our room. We enjoyed our two nights there. It was especially nice to have a place just outside the park without having to drive a distance.
from Plano, Texas
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Our family stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is comprised of individual cabin style rooms of average size. Some rooms have a view of mountains, others did not have much of a view. The 2 cabins at the end were quite close to the only road in town and pretty noisy with traffic. The very loud air conditioner did drown out some of the road noise. The cabin had 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom between. The beds were double size. One bedroom had a small table with 2 chairs (we had 4 people),... Read more
from Woking, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We were very pleasantly surprised by the Lazy J Ranch. Three Rivers is super convenient for trips to Sequoia. The hotel has about 18 rooms set around a pool. Rooms weren't big, but had everything we needed, and were very clean and tidy. The hotel staff were welcoming and friendly, and they had a large selection of DVDs that you could borrow free to watch in your room. The breakfast was simple, and just collected from the reception area, but had bagels, cereal bars, fruit, and drinks. If yo... Read more
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Arrived after 9 so the office is closed. Our receipt and key were taped in an envelope to the door which wS nice. We had prepaid but breakfast needed picked up the night before since the office didn't open till after 9. We were planning to be in the park by then. There was a gated pool in the center that looked nice. The room was sweltering when we opened the door so much that no one could sleep - we found the AC to power on and in an hour is was better. Room is very old, chairs creepy and dated... Read more
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Great staff, clean cabins and a wonderful atmosphere. The kids loved the large pool and seeing the goats and sheep in the back fenced area. There are limited options this close to the park, and I highly recommend this to anyone in the area. We would stay here again!
from Port Orange, Florida
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We found lazy J Ranch to be a quaint little ranch nestled below the mountains with a comfortable charm. It had an authentic motel feel about the place, it was clean, the beds were comfortable, pool was very nice and had a very deep end and it was perfect for the end of the day! Great view of mountains with river a short walk behind. Would recommend for families. Our room had a kitchen with refrigerator and stove. Nice continental breakfast with keurig coffee maker.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-08-2016
The Lazy J Ranch is in a pleasant, scenic location with a good, deep swimming pool. The lady in reception was very helpful and informative. We had two huts/rooms which were fine with ok beds, but pillows rubbish. Close to Sequoia national park which is a lovely park and a must visit. Three Rivers has a couple of places to eat but all a drive away from the Lazy J Ranch.
from Erlangen, Germany
Submitted on 29-08-2016
We spend one night at Lazy J's after a long day in Sequoia National Park. We enjoyed the refreshing swimming pool and the comfortable atmosphere of a typical American Motel mixed with a small sheep farm. The river is in walking distance and invites for a swim. The rooms were very clean, spatious. WLAN was provided (kids!). For breakfast we found good coffee, fresh fruit, fruit juice, toasted bagels, enough to start the day. Friendly patron giving You a fast check-in. Overall a wonderful experien... Read more
from Allentown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 01-09-2016
The Lazy J is really a slice of Americana. You don't find many places like this anymore. Nothing glitzy, nothing trendy about it. (I should note, though, that the flat screens are brand new and dependable wifi and a good breakfast buffet are free.) Obviously, the Lazy J has been around for a long time, and has been lovingly preserved. If the Lazy J feels a bit like it is from another era, so does the warm, friendly, family-flavored service. This was a refreshing, delightful place to stay in... Read more
from uk
Submitted on 02-09-2016
The rooms were perfectly adequate for an overnight stop. We didn't manage to get breakfast as the office was closed when we returned from our day out and we left too early the next morning. We slept well though and would recommend the pizza factory for good pizza nearby!
Submitted on 10-09-2016
We loved staying for a night in this charming and friendly family run motel. In fact, we liked it so much we looked for a second night but of course it was fully booked - not surprising given the great value for money this place offers. The setting is beautiful, nice pool, very friendly staff, decent continental style breakfast and comfortable enough rooms at a very reasonable price. Very convenient for the sequoia national park. And close to a wonderful restaurant - 'Ol buckaroos'. Totally reco... Read more
from Beverley, England
Submitted on 18-09-2016
I pre-booked this motel for a one night stopover from Yosemite to Los Angeles and it was perfectly placed to enable us to drive through the Sequoia National Park and have an evening's rest before travelling on the next day. We arrived in the dark to a friendly lady in reception who checked us in very easily, explaining that breakfast was available in reception the next morning. The choice was not great but sufficient. You simply walked from your room to collect breakfast. Parking was available ... Read more
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Our first night on the way to Sequoia National park. I was really happy to have booked this place.A very cozy, clean and dogfriendly place. A quiet place with a nice garden area. Breakfast was ok, Wifi was good when you head into Sequoia it is gone! Staff was helpful we arrived a bit early.
from yorkshire england
Submitted on 03-10-2016
So reminiscent of days gone by. Lovely setting in a horseshoe configuration around a large swimming pool with open grassed area for children to play. There is also a children's play area and outdoor games to play. Short stroll to a lovely river too. The rooms are clean and spacious and get this, they have mouthwash, shower caps and make up remover pads as well as large soaps and shampoo. Great fluffy towels and soft bedding. Would love to have stayed longer but they were fully booked.
from Coldwater, Michigan
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Cute and quaint. Clean and well taken care of, just not updated. Family/owners were very friendly and accommodating. Swimming pool looked nice although we didn't use it. Breakfast was kinda silly and they don't open the office until 9am, so if you want it before then, they tell you to grab it the night before. There was a couple fruit choices and packaged danishes/bagels and packages of instant oatmeal. We would stay again if in the area. It served it's purpose and felt safe and clean.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 26-10-2016
The Lazy J is the exact type of hotel you'd expect to see in a tiny town just outside a national park. It's quaint, no-frills approach to lodging was the perfect compliment to a couple days of hanging out with the sequoias. The room was clean and comfortable, and the orientation of small buildings lent a cozy quality to the stay. All of the staff who I interacted with we're pleasant and knowledgeable. They even include a small map highlighting the local shops and restaurants. Just be careful... Read more
from Amsterdam
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Booked this based on the high Tripadvisor ranking. Didn't get the high ranking at all, ranked as the worst hotel of our 3 week trip. The location and set-up of the place is nice with buildings around a central place. The negative is that the hotel has not had any updates in possibly the last 25 years. It looks and feels tired and ran down in every way. The service is also very limited with a breakfast facility that only consist of some pre-packeged stuff that you can take out from 9 am.
from Townsville, Australia
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Located just before Three Rivers on the way to Sequoia National Park. It is an old fashioned establishment but the cabin we stayed in was clean and had everything we needed. The reception staff were helpful and friendly. We were given a map of the town with all the places to eat. Would be happy to stay here again.
Submitted on 21-11-2016
I'm torn as to how to review our stay... It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. We stayed in room four. It was a nice size for the 3 of us and the dog. We had a small kitchen. The bathroom was a bit tiny and had a pocket door that didn't close properly, which would have been ok had I been traveling with anyone other than my 75 year old parents. We didn't realize that the shower didn't work until Saturday morning right before we were heading to Sequoia National park. We were in the park ... Read more
from Beach Park, Illinois, United States
Submitted on 23-11-2016
The location here is at the edge of town. It was quiet. The rooms & cabins were spread out. Our room was small but it was clean & the bed was comfy. Breakfast was not very convenient. For some reason our GPS did not find this address. The pool looked nice, but we were too tired to take a dip. I would stay here again. The check in lady was a sweetheart.
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Very nice rooms (they called them duplexes). Quiet. Very homey folks. A little girl was in charge of the desk until I asked a "hard" question. She went and got her mom. Their living quarters are right there behind the main desk. Gave me their desk copy (last copy) of the Park Brochure. They leave a note on the door when they "run to the post office" "be right back". Good sleep. Bought me a Sequoia snow globe there. Breakfast is mostly packaged food. Plan on breakfast somewhere else.