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“Bring your own pillows!” 3 of 5 stars
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WorldMark Bass Lake
53134 Road 432, Bass Lake, CA 93604 (Formerly North Shore Estates at Bass Lake)   |  
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Bring your own pillows!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

After long days of hiking in the Park, we looked forward to some much needed sleep. There was nothing comfortable about the beds nor the "down" pillows in the condos at this WorldMark. I've slept on a padded cot that was much more cozy and my own fluffy pillow to accompany. Eek.

Despite the uncomfortable sleeping arrangements, the condo was very nice. Clean. Roomy for the 4 in our group. Kitchen was adequately stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, large fridge, spacious sing, a small table, and also packets of spices. The washing machine was a touch loud but worked fine, as well as the dryer. TV had plenty of channels to chose from. There was a small patio out back with plastic deck furniture and a full sized BBQ grill.

The front desk staff was always helpful with our questions about the area and also about Yosemite. We used the pool and hot tub a few times. We also borrowed the fire pit for roasting marshmallows one evening.

Our condo was mixed in with a residential area and closed off from the gated area of the rest of the resort, kind of odd. So you had to walk up a short hill to get to an entrance to the resort.

We've stayed at other WorldMark and Wyndham properties that I gave a better than average rating. Although a nice place to stay, and we'd stay here again equipped with plenty of pillows, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.

Room Tip: Condo seemed quieter, located outside the gated area of the resort.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We traded a time-share week for this property to use as a base for visiting Yosemite. It's about a half hour drive to the south gate and a bit more than an hour to the valley floor.

We stayed in a two bedroom unit that was next door to the main resort amid some full-time residence properties. The unit was spotless and comfortable and well maintained.

The staff was very friendly and knowledgable and were always willing to answer our questions about the best places to visit, eat and hike.

We enjoyed it and would stay here again.

Room Tip: Our room, A21, had a view of the lake!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arvin, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We used our timeshare to book this stay. It was a two bedroom townhouse. We had 4 children (4, 3, 2 and 2). The living room was adequate and bedrooms were plenty of space. The playground was nice. The gate connecting the two area was locked most of our stay (Christmas). There was not a midweek cleaning. If you needed something (dishwasher detergent, towels, trash bags, etc... you had to walk to the front desk. They did not deliver anything. This fact made service terrible at best. We have been using our RCI timeshare for 7 years and never had this happen. The resort was close to Bass Lake although it was on the outskirts of "town".

Room Tip: Service is not up to par.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hollister, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We used one of our weeks through an RCI exchange and stayed here for one week. It was in close proximety to Yosemite. We did alot of day trips, that included hiking and taking alot of photos of the beautiful area.

Room Tip: If you do an exchange through RCI at this resort, then you are in the buildings in a different area...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The "resort" is small which is fine. But there is no view to the lake at all and neither is its surrounding very attractive. The house we stayed is very well-maintained and equipped but the location of it which is close to the large garbage bins is bad. There are tons of resort or lodges around the lake. I would not strongly recommend it simply because of the good maintenance. I did not know the rate of the accommodation because my friend paid for us. So I would suggest make some comparisons in terms of views, surroundings, rates before booking here.

Room Tip: Remember not to have a house near the garbage bins
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We recently returned from a weeks stay at the Worldmark YOSEMITE Bass Lake. The condo was very well equipped, even a ceramic tea pot which is rare. The two bedroom unit was spacious, clean, freshly updated and comfortable. It's location to the south lake of Yosemite national park was very convenient, about 17 miles. We were there mid Nov so the local "Bass Lake" had been drained for Winter irrigation purposes and many of the shops in Bass Lake were closed. However we enjoyed Ducey's at the Pines Resort a couple miles down the road for dinner a couple of nights. The early bird specials were excellent and well worth the moderate price.
The pool was closed for winter but the huge hot tub was open and well maintained.
We would recommend this resort and return again in Nov. as the crowds in the area that are found in the summer months are much less. The temperatures were mid 50's-mid 60's and the skies blue.. We enjoyed our visit to this area and our time at Bass Lake and breath taking Yosemite.

Room Tip: all rooms are two bedroom
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jupiter, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Had a great time at Worldmark, staff was incredibly friendly, and the area was beautiful. The lake itself looked a lot different than what was advertised, not their fault, as the water levels were so low in August when we visited. Units were townhome style, nice little outdoor space, grill, fireplace, and plenty of room for at least 6 people. The area is very quiet, on the same token, please remember that there are residents here too, who don't necessarily love the fact that their neighbors change on a weekly basis. Drive slow (yes someone mentioned this to us in a nice way) speak softly...enjoy the area, and have a car to get you to Yosemite, town for groceries, etc. Take a back road if your car allows, there are some killer gravel roads around here, just be careful! Twenty minutes drive will get you to Giant Sequoias, Yosemite, or the casino, depending what you're in the mood for.

Room Tip: With the timeshares, they say the earlier you book, the better chances you'll get a good room
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53134 Road 432, Bass Lake, CA 93604 (Formerly North Shore Estates at Bass Lake)
Location: United States > California > Bass Lake
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Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Bass Lake
Number of rooms: 61
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