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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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naples, fl
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed here for a family trip to Sequoia. Looked good on the internet, but when we got there it was terrible. Rooms are old. Shower wouldn't drain. A guy tried to plunge it and left, never came back. Couldn't find anyone it the morning to check out. Maybe they were prejudice, or just didn't care because they had my money... More

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

We understand your concerns. We have just completed a $100,000 renovation of all of our rooms. Floors, ceilings, walls, sinks, counter tops, art, fixtures and even light switched and plugs. The Gateway was originally built in the 1920's and prior owners did only what they could to keep things going. My wife, Susan has gracefully redecorated all of our rooms... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We ended up at the Gateway when, thanks to Obamacare, the Sequoia National Park was shut and we could not get in to the lodge we had booked in the park. Glenn saved our bacon, and we had one of the best nights in our 3 week trip to the States. Admittedly the rooms are not the Bellagio, but Glenn's... More

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Redondo Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The gateway lodge is a great relaxing place to stay and eat. We stayed in the honeymoon cabin #6 which had a large patio facing the beautiful river. The room had refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, coffee maker, hair dyer and sauna (we did not need sauna in August). I could check my email with their Free Wifi and watch cable... More

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Address: 45978 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271
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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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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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