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Buck Meadows Lodge

7649 Highway 120, At Buck Meadows, Groveland, CA 95321
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Just outside Yosemite NP you'll find this motel. It has a lot of nice, clean rooms. Ours had a bath/shower, big screen TV and a microwave. It was located right beside the restaurant. The room is well isolated. No noise our smell from the restaurant. The beds are not too soft. Motel staff was friendly. There is no WiFi and... More 

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Thank Jos L
INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Jos: Thanks for staying with us at Buck Meadows Lodge and for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay. Do come back and stay with us and book direct with us next time at: buckmeadowslodge.com. Thank You, Raj Owner More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We stayed for one night in October on our way to Yosemite. The motel was ok, nothing fancy, but it was quite cheap (less than 100$ for the night) and it did the job - the shower was good (hot water, good pressure) and the bed was comfortable, and there was a refrigerator for our food, and it is in... More 

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INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I wanted to thank you for staying with us at Buck Meadows Lodge and for taking the time to leave a review. We brand ourselves as a budget lodge at the doorstep of Yosemite but we are embarking on a new remodel so next season, BML is going to be a bit more fancy! We'd love to host... More 

Lombard, IL
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Let's put this all into perspective. This 'Lodge' is pretty much out in the wilderness with critters and bugs outside. And it's the closest place to Yosemite to stay at that is not artificially high in cost. Decent place for the dollar. Room we had was mostly updated - granite table tops & bath sink, new ceramic floor tile at... More 

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INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Scott: I wanted to thank you for staying with us at Buck Meadows Lodge. We are the best budget property near Yosemite so your review hits the nail on the head. But here's the good news, we are going to remodel our rooms in the coming season so although you feel our rooms are well kept, they will be much... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I don't know where to begin to describe our stay here.... We rented this room after getting a late change in itinerary to our California trip that put us landing in LA instead of San Fran. This motel was one of the few near entrance to Yosemite Park that had a vacancy. We read the listing where the motel said... More 

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INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I wanted to take responsibility for your poor stay at Buck Meadows Lodge. I apologize that you had such a poor experience. This Summer we did have some issues with animals. We are in the middle of the forest so sometimes we are reminded that we share this forest with animals. We have rectified the issue with the... More 

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USA
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were lucky to get a booking 24 hours before our stay. The rest of the hotels nearer to Yosemite were all sold out. Each room is a standalone cabin room with its car parking spot and patio. The rooms had air conditioning, television, and refrigerator to keep you in comfort. For a night after tiresome treks in Yosemite, I... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The location of this place is great,it is expensive and not the cleanest of bathrooms,with paint peeling in areas,and just a bit tired and drab. The other thing to consider is the smell from the restaurant if you stay in the same block as the restaurant which we didn't realise. Unfortunately in the area you are stuck for choice.

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San Diego
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very expensive for off season rates...our room was just under $200 for one night, with taxes. Yes, it's near Yosemite, but for this price one would expect a decent place. It started off with the clerk charging us $780 and when we challenged it, she insisted the first number was a "1" but then did change it and saw it... More 

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INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I wanted to take the time to apologize for your poor experience at Buck Meadows Lodge. Buck Meadows Lodge is the closest and most affordable lodging to Yosemite on Highway 120. All of our rooms are clean, comfortable and offer modern amenities. I am sorry that you had a poor check in experience and I will ensure that... More 

New York City, New York
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were in such a bind trying to avoid overpaying for someplace horrible just to be close to Yosemite for a 2 night stay, but good thing for Google Maps - which helped me find this spot, of all things! It looks close to the entrance - and it is actually (though the drive will feel like forever when you... More 

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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I wanted to take the time to thank you for your positive review of your stay at Buck Meadows Lodge. BML is an affordable and clean motel located just 12 miles from Yosemite N.P. and your review really highlights the benefits of staying with us. Do come again and book direct at buckmeadowslodge.com to find our lowest rates.... More 

Springdale, Arkansas
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A convenient location on the west entrance to Yosemite National Park. It was very affordable. They include a refrigerator and microwave, which was great for getting ready to visit the park every day. The Buck Head restaurant was right next door ....which was also delicious and reasonable.

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Coyle, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great place to stay so close to Yosemite! We stayed in the room next to the restaurant and we didn't have any noise from the restaurant. (Which, btw, the restaurant is yummy for both breakfast and dinner.) No wifi - no cell access for our phones....which was great to be unplugged! The room was clean and we slept well. It's... More 

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