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La Jolla, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My family and I traveled to the Pine Hills Lodge several times a year for the yummy bbq and great shows at the dinner theater, rented several cabins, and always enjoyed the Sunday brunch. But what made the lodge truly wonderful was the Goodman family that owned it! Over the course of two decades we enjoyed the warm and family... More 

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1 Thank mosesseppe
Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed! Looks nothing like the pictures! I don't mind rustic but it should be clean! They don't even vacuum and most of us look around the corners! They have a very nice fireplace in the room but there was leftover wood and ashes in the fireplace. And no wood for us to burn and no matches nothing at all... More 

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4 Thank Tamara D
California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Previous review of "Shabby Cabins," is a compliment. Gray Squirrel One cabin has a dangerously wobbling ceiling fan deemed inoperable by guests for safety reasons, there is no TV, phone, WIFI, air conditioning or Maid Service. For $200 per night, Blue Bird Cabin One had NO MAID SERVICE, no TV, no phone, no WIFI, no refrigerator, a tiny token coffeemaker.... More 

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1 Thank PetuniaCake
Northern California
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The main lodge building has good atmosphere and a quaint, rustic feeling. The employees were attentive and the food was decent. However, the male owner had all the charm of a hemorrhoid, but that was a minor inconvenience compared to the cabins. They were run-down dumpy shacks. The room photos shown on the website have to be from the late... More 

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2 Thank Cletus-Atwood
Torrance, California
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Tried my hand at surprising my husband for an 'outdoorsy' vacay for our anniversary. The result: I'm now not able to make plans w/o consulting him 1st! HA! Now, let me preface by saying he is not the least bit snooty - his favorite place to stay is the Rodeway Inn....... Good 'Ol Reliable Rodeway Inn! ha! But he was... More 

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5 Thank nstreicker
Murrieta, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

The setting is charming, with wild turkeys and deer in abundance, crisp mountain air and starry nights. the charm ends there. There is a difference between rustic charm and plain shabby and run down! The cabins are one step up from tent camping but the price would have you thinking that you could expect much much more. The catered meal... More 

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5 Thank travelintoad
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great place tucked away in the hills outside of Julian, CA. Quiet, comfortable. Nothing frilly or fancy but rather simple and quaint. We celebrated a friends wedding here and it was a perfect setting.

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5 Thank Ollie486
New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a truly miserable place, with only its location to recommend it. The rooms are unkempt, dirty, small and infested with ants, there is no attempt at service, the staff is surly and rude, and overall, there is absolutely nothing to praise here except the view. It's a very disappointing experience, and they don't care at all. They seem... More 

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6 Thank rsfNewYork
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Place suxs, male owner flat out rude. Stopped short of saying the "F" word to me. Totally unwarranted. Rooms small and dirty. Son stayed in one of the cabins and I saw spider cobwebs which speak of how run down and unkempt this place is. Camping with a tent and fear would be better. Oh yeah, hold on to your... More 

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6 Thank Ocrookie R
Escondido, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Our extended family recently rented four cabins at Pine Hills Lodge over the Thanksgiving weekend for a two night stay. My husband and teenage son and I stayed at the North Star cabin, the largest cabin available. Access to this cabin was down a treacherous stone path. Upon entering we were quite taken aback as the main bedroom we entered... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Pine Hills Lodge

Address: 2960 La Posada Way, Julian, CA 92036
Region: United States > California > Julian
Number of rooms: 273
Also Known As:
Pine Hills Hotel Julian
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“stayed in one of the bluebird rooms - don't recommend. :/ The area is nice, but the rooms dusty outdated”
 of 5 bubbles nstreicker, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
“To choose a good room, try a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles rsfNewYork, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Maybe a hotel or B&B in Julian?”
 of 5 bubbles dahlheim, 1 Jul 2013 | Read review
“I read the trips on tripadvisor after i booked my room, and as a result I checked in early and brought my own cleaning supplies. I went up and cleaned and brought my own towels.”
 of 5 bubbles Koti333, 2 Apr 2012 | Read review
“No rooms that I know where good.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanK815, 26 Mar 2012 | Read review
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