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Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   45978 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Coalinga, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and were pointed to the Gateway by some good friends 12 years ago and we have never been disappointed by the hotel or the restuaraunt. The prices are in line with the proximity of the Sequoia Park and the food is NOT overpriced. Try Harris ranch if want to experience OVERPRICED. I highly recommened this place!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel is just a few minutes away from the entrance to the Sequoia National Park. As such, it is a good alternative to the motels in the park. The location is right next to a creek, where bears apparently visit sometimes in the evenings. The lobby is also the bar and restaurant, which might be a bit confusing. Very... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily we only stayed at this well over priced dump for 1 night.The location is with out a doubt a lovely setting but the old ramshackled lodges that you have to bed down in are Dreadfull! Our AC worked but it was beyond belief how much noise it gave off.Also,the food is very average but very expensive because they can.Its... More

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naples, fl
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fortunately we only had to stay one night. We were embarrassed that foreign travelers might think that this place is the best we have to offer. Grounds had discarded items scattered about, room with two beds meant you could not get to the closet without climbing over the bed. The night we were there, there was a band which started... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I just stayed there for three nights. We were in the cabin with the river view off the big back patio. We caught trout on the river below. We saw a Mother black bear and her two cubs right below our patio. We ate breakfast everyday over the river and had BBQ steaks on the patio one night also. The... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It’s a sin. This hotel is located in such a perfect spot: just a mile or two from the southern entrance of Sequoia National Park, alongside the gorgeous Kaweah River. The problem is that this lodge is old & crappy. If the owners were to raze this mess and create a cozy and vibrant new “Gateway” to Sequoia National Park,... More

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Lake Elsinore, California
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights in June. I have to say, if all you are looking for is a place to sleep at night, it is ok. They have a beautiful spot on the river, but you can only enjoy it if you stay in the riverfront cabin or go to their overpriced restaurant. There is no safe spot to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely do not recommend this lodge. It is totally overpriced for what you get. The staff is unfriendly and not a bit helpful. But what really matters is the room itself. They said its all renovated, with new carpets, but it wasn't, it looks very old and lousy. Bathroom was a mess. Hairs from other people everywhere. Urine spots... More

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Natchez, Mississippi
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed at the Gateway March 27 & 28th. Everyone was very nice and welcoming. The rooms had just been redone and was very nice. Has a beautiful dining area along the creek. We were told to make ourselves at home and had a nice stay. Would stay again.

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Tehachapi, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We booked 2 nights and had a terrific time. Everyone went out of there way to see our stay was a great experience. Met the owner Glen, who showed up at our door with a free bottle of champagne. The river was outside our back door with all the sounds of nature. We took our 2 small dogs and they... More

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travelers1954, Owner at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. We have spent over $100,000 in room renovations this year, so all our rooms have a fresh new look. If you want to come and have a great time with great food and drinks, this is the place to stay. More

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Address: 45978 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271
Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gateway Restaurant and Lodge 2.5*
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Lodging renovation completed March 2014. The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge is located just 1/4 mile from the Main Entrance to Sequoia National Park on Highway 198. If offers a full service bar and restaurant along with a lodge containing 5 standard rooms, a cozy honeymoon cottage on the river with a dry sauna room and a two bedroom river house that sleeps up to 8 people. ... more   less 
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