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Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites

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2.5 of 5
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40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (Formerly Shilo Inn Yosemite Southgate Hotel)
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think it's completely fair to review this hotel. We were there in January, and the hotel was being renovated at the time, because it is their off-season. There was a lot of work going on, with the breakfast room out of action, the pool out of action (although it was too cold anyway), and a bare bones breakfast... More 

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1 Thank Lionsy
INNsight_HG, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Lionsy: Well, let's hope the jury is not hung! We're very happy that you stayed with us this Winter, and we definitely apologize for the dust during our renovations this winter. We've embarked on a remodeling of our lobby and common areas and we just finished our entire exterior. All in an effort to improve on our guest comfort and... More 

Whittier, California
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here overnight for an early departure into Yosemite in the morning. Rooms were good sized, beds were clean and the pool & jacuzzi were heated. There was also a sauna available and gym. Worked out great for our needs.

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INNsight_HG, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you for choosing The Southgate as your hotel during your visit to Yosemite. We're glad you stayed with us and discovered the value of our hotel. We work very hard to be the best quality for value place to stay when visiting Yosemite N.P. We're glad that your review reflects our mission. Do come visit us again... More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

It was a good try. First time in Oakhurst. Long line in the lobby for waffles. Limited breakfast. Uncomfortable bed pillows. Room was clean and spacey. Bathrooms in the lobby were broken so we were told to use the bathroom in hotel rooms.Took about 1:30 to Yosemite village. Overall it was an Ok experience.

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Thank rominay2020
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed overnight 12/14/15. Check in was a breeze and the lady at the counter was very very nice. When you walk into the lobby it has a warm feel to it. With sitting area, Tv and these very cool little bear sculpture things around the area. (Besides that it was 22 degrees outside). In all seriousness this was nice. Then... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stayed 2 nights towards the end of November 2015 with the primary reason for visiting Yosemite national park and from that perspective it ticked the box. The hotel was booked for us as part of a pre-booked tour. The initial greeting like others have commented was poor, basically rude I thought until Janet came along and saved the day!... More 

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2 Thank Paul H
INNsight_HG, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Paul: Thanks for staying with us at The Southgate. We appreciate your balanced review and at least feel redeemed that you felt that our hotel was a good venue for visiting Yosemite. We are aware of some of your structural comments and have embarked on a program to overhaul many of our facilities so to prove that we are going... More 

Troy, United States
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was a good choice when visiting Yosemite National Park. Its about 1.5 hours from the park but has lots of dining options. So after a long day hiking, one could find a variety of options including Chinese food to eat. This could be really helpful as there are not a lot of towns offering good food options around... More 

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Thank Montoo G
INNsight_HG, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Montoo: High Five!!! Thanks for the perfect score review. Our staff at The Southgate is thrilled to hear from you and is flattered by your praise. We work very hard to provide a great place to stay when visiting Yosemite. Our staff is the best in town--always cheery and here to make your stay great. We're pleased that you found... More 

New York
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I'll probably try and look for another hotel next time; this one isn't bad, but I believe there are better options out there. Pros: Pleasant staff, spacious rooms with amenities, tea and coffee always available (nice plus for those colder days and nights!). Cons: Rather far (1.5 hours ride) from Yosemite valley and the park's main attractions, so hotel's name... More 

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Thank 779Traveler
INNsight_HG, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I wanted to take the time to thank you for staying with us at The Southgate Hotel & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review of your stay. We're glad that you felt our staff was pleasant we offered spacious accommodations. Sorry about the 'cold' water--we've never had this complaint so we wish... More 

Wildomar, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We received ZERO issues as opposed to those leaving negative posts: Wi-Fi: Really? You have to be plugged in ALL the time?? And the breakfast: What part of COMLIMENTARY do you not understand? If you absolutely insist on unbearable, try the Denny's across the parking lot-worst ever. Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable, QUIET (even on a Friday and Saturday... More 

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Thank Christopher M
INNsight_HG, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Chris: You're my type of dude. A fella one could enjoy a pint of beer with. Thanks for staying with us at The Southgate and taking the time to leave a review. We enjoyed your refreshing take on things during your stay. I agree with your sentiment-- we are not trying to be The Ritz--there's a reason you won't find... More 

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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182 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It might be far from Yosemite and it is true that we are in winter time, but I really liked this hotel and it was really quiet, maybe too quiet. The room was huge, and I got a really good price for it, it was clean, comfortable, all fine. The location of the jacuzzi - right in the parking lot... More 

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Texas
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75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of the best hotels in Oakhurst. We have stayed at other hotels in Oakhurst on previous trips to Yosemite. This was the first time at Yosemite Southgate and I can tell you that we were very happy with the location, beds and the excellent customer service we received.

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