Best Western Exeter Inn & Suites,  Exeter

4.5/5  - based on 280 guest reviews.
805 S Kaweah Avenue, 93221-9361, Exeter, United States - See map
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  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • High speed internet access
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The Best Western Exeter Inn & Suites is located in one of California's most charming small towns surrounded by citrus groves and vineyards. You will find antique stores and specialty shops, dining, tranquil streets to stroll and murals. Our rooms are fully furnished with refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, 42-inch LED televisions and business desks. Sequoia Park is only 25 miles east of here. An awe-inspiring and dramatic view of the Sierra Nevada can be seen from Exeter. We are within walking distance of downtown and city parks and only minutes away from the lake, river, rafting, boating, fishing and skiing. Stay with us at the Best Western Exeter Inn & Suites for the finest accommodations in Exeter and we will make your stay a memorable one.

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Best Western Exeter Inn & Suites,Exeter
  • 4
    « Clean room near Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park »

    Clean room and comfy bed. Good place to stay overnight if you are visiting Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park. Free breakfast the next day is find for a quick, cheap cup of coffee. Good assortment of cereals, juices, breads and yoghurt. Almond milk was also available too which was unexpected but great.

    « Great for a one night stay »

    Excellent hotel, a little out of town, but an easy walk into town. Room was clean and large. Fridge, coffee, microwave etc as to be expected with a Best Western. Bed comfortable and nice bathroom. Staff friendly. Buffet breakfast good. Easy parking. Stayed here en route to see the giant Redwoods - particularly 'General Sherman' Recommended

    « Great Hotel »

    Very nice and clean hotel with a nice breakfast offering in the morning. The pool and the hot tub were also nice. The fitness room looked good but I did not use it. Close to town and restaurants. Nice Staff

    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    I usually stay in Tulare, Ca at the Town and Country, but they were booked by the time I realized I would need a room for the night. Took a chance on this one and I'm glad I did. It is 10X's nicer and quieter than Tulare, although it's about 25 miles out of my way. I will probably stay here from now on when I work in Visalia.

    « Great place »

    Great service and good rooms. Fridge and cofee/tea in the room. Only downside is that there is too little light in the main room. Adding a light in the room ceiling would solve this. Recommended if you want to visit the Sierra Nevada - especially the sequoia national park.

    « Above and beyond!!! »

    You can not go wrong staying at this hotel... the staff are extremely awesome. They go above and beyond to see that their guests are taken care of. They were gracious in helping me with my bags, etc., and relocating me to anther room on the lower floor when one was available. I highly recommend this hotel and will be staying here again.

    « Nice surprise! »

    It was right on my way to sequoia national park, and it was in my opinion a very quick drive up to the park. the room was beautiful! clean and spacious. the price is comparable, and the staff was extremely welcoming. The bed was sooo comfortable and the sheets were crisp and new feeling. I loved it!

    « Surprise! »

    Here in the small farming town of Exeter, lies a hidden jewel sort of out of the way. But what a treat it was while I stayed here. I stayed here to go to Sequoia National Park. The room was great and the breakfast was average.I base that on staying at two of the best in all of the B/W's that I have stayed at. All in all a very good place to stay.

    « Great Place »

    Do not hesitate to stay at this hotel, the people were friendly and the breakfast is very good, its just a great place to stay. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going thorough that part of the country. We were very satisfied.

    « excellant stay »

    New facility in a nice community It was about 40 minutes from Sequoia National Park, and the drive to the park was very scenic. The hotel was convenient and perfect for our stay The staff was accommodating and very pleasant. Breakfast included several options and was a nice start to the day before going to the park

  • 5
    « Best Western Excellence »

    This hotel was right up to the expectations of a Best Western and if I was in this area again I would stay there! The rooms were clean and relatively new. The service at check in and throughout the stay was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good and the service there was great too! We also received a welcome give when we arrived which added to the stay.

    « Very good »

    This is one of the better Best Western hotels. The rooms are spacious. The internet is good and fast. Breakfast is included and you have many choices. Staff is very friendly. I can recommand this hotel if you are not so far away from it.

    « About as Good as it Gets in Exeter »

    We chose this place because of its proximity to Sequoia Park - about 45 minutes away. Hotel has two floors with outside entrance - no elevator. From outside, it looks like the 1950's. There also isn't much else to choose from in Exeter. Room was good size and clean - no complaints there. Front desk staff had a list and map of restaurants in town. We went twice to East Meet West run by an Oriental couple who were very friendly and who produced very good food. It's about one mile north of the hotel. Breakfast was ok, nothing great.

    « Friendliest Staff »

    Staff at check in was super friendly, helpful and with a great sense of humor. We asked for a recommendation for dinner and was told to check out Charles Street - a great recommendation. Lisa runs the breakfast and does a fantastic job of ensuring all the guests have everything they need and enjoy their meal.

    « Nice property but a long way from anything »

    This was a nice hotel. Clean rooms and friendly staff. Breakfast was good and it is reasonably priced.However, it is a long drive to the entrance to Sequoia National Park and then a very long drive to the visitor center. There were also a very limited number of options for places to eat. We drove into the little town and found only a Subway, a Burger King and other fast food places to eat. Don't know that I would stay here again just because it wasn't convenient.

    « Great gateway to the Sequoias »

    What a surprise to find this little gem of a hotel. We extended our stay from one night to two after we checked in - as it was a long drive from LA. Beds were very comfy, breakfast was excellent, room was modern, updated and very clean. And the pool was lovely - it was 105 degrees there! Bring your suits! Just down the street was a little town with lots of interesting shops and restaurants. First night we ventured to Visalia and went to Quesadilla Gorilla for dinner which we HIGHLY recommend, 2nd night we went to Frosty King in Exeter for great mexican food (yes! Frosty King!). The sequoias are about 35 windy, windy miles away - what a beautiful drive and this was a great hotel to come back to after that day trip.

    « Leaving the park »

    Only an hour from the Sequoia National Park .New , clean, and very good breakfast.the price was good considering California is pretty expensive. Quality sheets and pillowsu won't be disappointed.Tv, microwave,. Great place to rest your head.Not much to do in town

    « Seventeen Years New »

    I was very surprised to find this new feeling hotel was 17 years old. Great service, breakfast was decent, and rooms were outstanding. The only complaint i had is my room (207) had a very loud air conditioning unit. Other rooms belonging to associates did not have loud units. I grew up not far away and know that part of the draw for this particular hotel is that is 30 minutes from the very expensive lodging in Three Rivers and is a much cheaper alternative for vacationers visiting Sequoia-Kings National Park. Ben at the front desk was very helpful throughout our stay.

    « A Breath of Fresh AIr »

    Beautiful Hotel in the middle of nowhere! We stayed here on a trip to visit Sequoia because there were no affordable accommodations left closer to the park for our travel dates. 45 minute drive to and from Sequoia was rough but the hotel was nice to come back to. Only complaint is one evening had to wait a few hours to shower because there was no water on in the hotel. Otherwise the breakfast was good (scrambled eggs and sausage or bacon, waffle bar and continental breakfast fixings) , the facility was immaculately clean and the staff friendly and helpful.

    « Good Place »

    This hotel is a very good place to stay in the area. Well maintained and clean. The staff went out of their way to help us with a myriad of questions and good answers. I felt secure and safe at the hotel.

  • 5
    « Perfect »

    My husband and I stayed here for one night while we visited Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks. This place is newly updated and, once the door is closed, it feels more like a hotel than a motel. Super clean and comfortable. The coffee wasn't bad either. We would stay here again.

    « Great Hotel On A Budget »

    Our family was traveling on a tow day road trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon and decided to stay at this hotel which is just outside the two parks and national forest (about 20 minutes). I totally recommmend staying at this hotel when traveling on a budget. Great price for a great room; and beds were perfect (had a great sleep). Breakfast was good; they stated they are working to make it even better. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

    « Good value »

    Enjoyed our stay here, clean, comfortable with friendly helpful staff. The purpose of the trip was to hike Sequoia National Park, good location. There are bed & breakfast places much closer to the park but they're expensive and most are not eye appealing from the outside.

    « Perfect hotel for a trip to General Sherman Tree »

    Great for a 1 night stay for a trip to Sequoia National Forest. Clean, nicely appointed room, Free Breakfast, Cute little town. Pool and Jacuzzi were great after a long day of hiking. Rooms were decorated with the beautiful Giant Forest Redwood trees. Mini Suites with 2 beds - perfect for a family of 4.

    « Nice, clean hotel. Enjoyed our stay here. »

    The appearance and cleanliness of a hotel are huge for me and this one was fantastic. Even my kids noticed the difference from the hotel that we had stayed at the night before. I'd recommend a stay here.

    « Best Western Exeter »

    Very nice. There was some confusion about my request for a ground floor room when I made the reservations but this was corrected when I arrived. The room was clean and comfortable and the air conditioner was on so the room was cool when we got there. It was over 100 outside.

    « Vacation »

    Good customer service ... only issue was housekeeping. ..I wanted my room serviced and they turned my door hanger around. Other than this the room was good and the staff at checkin was great. I woulD recommend

    « Wonderful find »

    We chose this location to be close to Sequoia National Park. The hotel was wonderful, with touches that made it unique to both the area and the management. The pool was clear, clean and refreshing, with the hot tub right there. The continental breakfast had a nice selection of items, above the standard offerings. The staff was very helpful. I absolutely would stay here again.

    « Great price, great stay »

    Great first impression when you entered the room. Very clean, nicely decorated. Parking right out our door. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Good breakfast to start your day. Don't hesitate on this one!!

    « Sequoia »

    Enjoyed the stay at this hotel, nice little town, area was very quiet with easy access to and from the property, travel to catch our ride to the Sequoia's was less then 3 miles from the BW, nice areas to eat with in less then 3 miles.

  • 5
    « Clean and Quiet »

    Hotel is very well maintained, clean and quiet. The staff is very friendly. Breakfast is nice, light and healthy selections as well as waffles, eggs and sausage. Only about a half hour drive to Sequoia National Park. Easy to get to, right off the highway. Would stay here again if we visit the park again.

    « Great Value »

    Exeter Best Western is a great hotel / motel if you going to Sequoia National Park. We normally stay at 4 to 5 star hotels. I have never stayed at a Best Western before. It was a great experience. The room was decent size and very clean. The price was great. Free breakfast in the lobby every morning that was good. Nothing fancy, just coffee , juice, yogurt, cereal, bagels, and pastries. Beds were comfortable. They should consider adding HD to the television. Overall great stay for 3 days.

    « Nice for the area »

    Partially updated rooms are clean, comfortable and modern. AC is cold but a little noisy. Free continental breakfast was very decent. Office staff was very friendly. Stayed here because if proximity to Sequoia Nat Park. Be sure to go into the main town and see the hand painted murals on the buildings.

    « A fine place »

    Stayed here on way to Sequoia National Park. The hotel is clean and comfortable, which is all we really needed. The staff were very friendly. Did use the pool and hot tub, which were nice. The breakfast was basic, but good enough.

    « Great rate, great stay »

    This was the cheapest hotel during our 9-day trip to California. And, it was actually the cleanest and most impressive for the price. Internet worked well. Room was clean. Bed was comfy. Breakfast was a typical continental breakfast, but the staff person there was very attentive and constantly refilling and checking on things. we just needed a place to stay after visiting Sequoia.. we didn't want to drive three hours to the west coast tired.

    « Good for an overnight stop »

    Hotel was good for an overnight stop, breakfast (included in price) was really good. There wasn't much around for dinner, we had to drive to Vasalia for dinner, ate in a great place called BrewBakers. Really good food.

    « Great stay, great staff!! »

    Stayed one night on our way to Sequoia national park. Clean comfortable room, good night sleep and a nice breakfast. But what makes this hotel exceptional is: left my fitness tracker (gift from my kids) behind, realized later that evening, very upset, called hotel who advised me to call and speak with young woman at front desk. I called following morning and my tracker had been found by housekeeping and the young woman graciously arranged to have bracelet shipped to my home address. I was overwhelmed by the housekeeping staffs honesty and the young woman at front desk who helped me, I will be sure to tell this story to friends and family and would definetly recommend this hotel.

    « Memorial Day Weekend »

    We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the room was. They were doing some remodeling and painting when we arrived for early checkin. The hotel is a diamond in the rough as there isn't much in the surrounding area to include three rivers. The drive to Sequoia Natl Park is about 30 minutes depending on how fast you drive. From the entrance of the park it can take another hour or so depending on where your going so I would factor that in to staying here. Driving through Three Rivers I didn't see anything quite as nice, and enjoyed the BW Exeter seclusion and not as crowded as the Three Rivers options. Would definitely stay here again when busting the area.

    « Great place to stay at the gates to Sequoia »

    The property is quite new and very clean. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub as the sun was setting after a long day of touring. Our room was more in line with a room at a BW Plus. The breakfast was excellent and well stocked in spite of being a holiday weekend.

    « One night stay »

    Stayed here for one night. The hotel was clean and comfortable. It was close to Sequoia National Park. There were fellow hikers staying at the hotel as well. Seemed like a popular place to stay. Would stay again.

  • 5
    « Little Gem at the gates of Sequoia... »

    This is probably the best hotel in the area in every aspect. Affordability, cleanliness, friendly staff and closeness to the Sequoia National Park entrance. The only problem with this hotel is that they have only 32 rooms and fills up quickly. So make your reservation in advance if you'd like to enjoy this little gem at the gates of Sequoia!

    « Good location »

    Hotel was in a good location for sequoia national park. They were extremely helpful in accommodating us for an extra night. The room was comfortable but was very dusty and Spoke to reception about it and when we got back in the evening it was a lot cleaner. Breakfast was included in the stay as well and wifi in the room. The staff were very nice as well. Great laundry facilities too. The only downside was we were woken up very early hours of the morning with people coming back to their rooms

    « would stay again »

    nice rooms, great value , friendly staff. Close to Sequoia NP. fridge in the room. Loved having breakfast included. would stay again. only 2 miles of the main road to the National Park. Pool and hot tub,

    « The best place to stay in and around Exeter »

    I stay here frequently for business. The hotel is clean, well run and the staff is very caring and professional. This property is actually nicer than some of the Best Western Plus properties I have stayed in. It is the best choice in the Exeter area and a good stopping point on the way to Sequoia National Park.

    « Good hotel for Sequoia NP »

    This hotel is in very calm and small city. Access to Sequoia NP gate takes about 40 min. Breakfast is very excellent. Bed is little bit small for two adults and of course, this problem is same for most best-western hotels. In summary, this hotel is very comfortable and good for this price.


    Very good and clean hotel, I would recommend it to my friends and family. It was better then I expected, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. It was a great environment and it was very good service with the breakfast and in morning and all. Overall it was a great place clean hotel.

    « Bad Smell »

    The room smelled like they used too many cleaning products and fabric softener to attempt to mask some other offensive odor. I could not get past the smell to notice anything else on which to comment.

    « Excellent clean and comfortable hotel »

    I recently stayed at this hotel during a visit to Sequoia National Park. This hotel is a little way from the park entrance (40 minutes) but it was the only hotel available last minute over the Thanksgiving weekend. We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel. The rooms had clearly been renovated recently and were obviously well looked after. In terms of value for money this hotel is a good option for a brief stop prior to exploring the beautiful southern portion of the Sierra Nevada.

    « Great place to stay overnight »

    This hotel has been updated with beautiful textured wallpapers, paint and a nice new bathroom. The hotel was quiet and staff were very kind. Size of the room was great to two people as well. Would stay again!!

    « Very nice hotel in Exeter, and a great home base for visiting Sequoia National Park »

    We stayed here as a home base for visiting the General Sherman tree and Sequoia National Park. It worked out great for that. The park is a short drive though once you get in the mountains it is a slow drive with windy roads so it takes over an hour due to the windy road and slow speeds you need to drive at. The hotel itself was nice. Lots of easy free parking, nice breakfast area, and the room was decent, though a bit on the smaller side (especially the bathroom area). It has that motel feel with parking right outside the room door. This is right on the outskirts of town, though the town is small so restaurants are not far away. It is by many orange tree groves so that was fun to see. For a place to stay for day-tripping into the Giant Sequoia forest, this worked out great. Thanks for reading.

  • 4
    « One Good Night »

    Nice rooms, very clean, and good parking. Great bed. Free breakfast a definite plus. Located near a major highway and in a quiet area. Reserved two rooms, and children where happy with size of bed, and the bathroom and shower....plenty of hot water for all.

    « Nice & Quiet »

    The hotel is small, but it has verything needed incluing free breakfast. It is nice and quiet within a few blocks of city center. The room is clean. The hotel staffs are polite and helpful. I stayed in a suite for 3 nights and got some much needed rest.

    « Good Deal for the Price »

    The was a fairly decent hotel. Room was clean. Bathroom was old style with the sink/countertop outside from the tub/toilet. Pool and hot tub in good condition. Breakfast was full with a variety of choices and kept fully stocked.

    « Great stay! »

    As a Gold Card holder, I've stayed at quite a few of the Best Western Hotels. This one is one that is highly recommended. I know I will be returning! What a wonderful staff. My room was clean, bright, and it is a friendly place to stay. Thank you for providing me with an excellent experience.

    « Excellent Business Stay »

    We checked in really late on Friday night. The woman who checked us in was very nice and assured us that because one of our parties would have to switch rooms during our stay that she would make sure that it would be done for us seamlessly- AND IT WAS!!! That was FANTASTIC!! Everyone was very nice!! The breakfast staff! The place was beautiful and clean! The beds were comfortable!

    « Good location to Sequoia »

    Overall the hotel is average. We are rewards members and tend to stay at BW when we can. The room was clean, but the bed was way too firm for us. There were noisy people upstairs of us that we almost had to call the office on before they finally quieted down. So from that you tell that sound carries here. Breakfast was what you expect. There is absolutely no good dining in the area. Travel to Visalia for any dining.

    « Nice Place To Stay in Exeter, CA »

    Very nice place to stay IF you are able to get a reservation. The site is relatively small and books up quickly, especially during the summer months. Fortunately, the tourists have gone and I'm able to stay there with no problem.

    « Diamond in the Rough »

    We could not believe how clean this hotel was. You would think it was brand new. The only down side was the pool was to cold. Other then that if you want clean and comfort this is the place for you! The breakfast was nicely displayed and well maintained

    « Excellent Stay »

    We stayed here for one night and found very good with all the facilties like micowave, Fridge, Ironing Table with iron, even cloth drying cord. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was freindly. Breakfast was good.

    « Good night's stay »

    This facility provided for a very nice stay coming out of Kings National Forest and Sequoia National Park. The staff was friendly and responsive, and provided good information on the local restaurants which were fairly close and provided an adequate dinner. The facility's rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable.

  • 5
    « Our second trip and not our last »

    This is a very clean and friendly place to stay. If you stay here, be sure to check out the town, really neat murals. The town is very nice and friendly. This was our second stay here, in April we were here for the Three Rivers Jazz Festival, this time we came back to just enjoy the town and the other places to visit. We will be back again in April.

    « Nice Place to Stay »

    My wife and I recently stayed here for two nights while visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The hotel is located just out of the business area in Exeter, so, it is fairly close to services and stores (although preferable to drive). The rooms seemed to be fairly new, and they were clean, nice sized, quiet, and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The included hot / cold breakfast was pretty much the standard fare for Best Western. The location was approximately 28 miles from Sequoia NP with about a 40 minutes drive via CA-198. TV and wi-fi services worked well. Of the BW 6 hotels where we stayed during our trip, I would rate this the best, and would definitely stay there again.

    « Great Hotel »

    I was in the area for a wedding. Check in and check out was great. Staff was super friendly and helpful, even gave me toothpaste upon request. Room was sparkling clean and smelled fresh. The mattress was amazingly comfortable as well as the pillows. The breakfast was listed as "continental" but they had hot eggs and waffles in addition to a plentiful selection of the normal continental menu. Coffee was strong and fresh. Didn't use the pool but it looked very clean. Overall I think this was the best Best Western hotel I have ever stayed at. 4 Stars!

    « Clean and smart »

    We stayed here for an early start to Sequoia. The room was very clean and comfortable if a little 'business' for a casual stay. We used the pool and spa which was a nice place to cool off and relax after a long day driving. Breakfast was also good, plenty of options to choose from. There is a gym too with treadmills and bikes.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The North. Take Highway 99 to 198 East Sequoia Park to 65 South Exeter (2 miles). ·From: The South. Take Highway 99 to 137 East in Tulare to Exeter to the Best Western Exeter Inn & Suites.