If you're planning a backpacking trip to Yosemite a nice way to ease on into the park and your trek is to spend your first night here. Take a swim in the pool, walk around town, relax in your air conditioned room, then in the morning before you hit the road grab breakfast at the Alabama Hills Cafe. We stayed here before our 4 day backpack trip to Glen Aulin. The staff is great-we even got an upgraded room which was spacious, clean, and quiet. Three of us shared a double queen room and there was plenty of room for all of us plus our gear. I've stayed both in the Hotel portion and the Motel portion. Loved them both.