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“Lovely place, helpful staff and great breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
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Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (Formerly Shilo Inn Yosemite Southgate Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Oakhurst
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely place, helpful staff and great breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Very nice hotel with particularly helpful and friendly staff. There is free parking, our room was very spacious, the windows could actually be opened to let in fresh un-conditioned air. Bathroom facilities were clean and even a small kitchen included in the room. Everything was as if someone had really thought about what a traveller might need.
Internet and even printing a couple of pages were free, pool towels available at all times, and a great breakfast was included. Cereals (also plain oats which we didn't get anywhere else), eggs, fruit juices, apples, toast, bagels, muffins and measured dough for waffles you could bake when you wanted them, which guaranteed them to be hot and crispy.
We enjoyed our stay very much!

Room Tip: We had a room to the rear on ground floor, where you did hear the A/C when we opened the window. Mig...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Kathleen H
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I used this hotel as a base for exploring Yosemite National Park.

Well placed about 15 miles from the park gate and about 75 minutes drive from Yosemite Valley itself.

Decent rooms with microwave, fridge and coffee maker. The washbasin is situated outside the bathroom which might put some people off.

I was disappointed with the options at the complementary breakfast the only time I tried it, but appreciated the availability of coffee all day.

My room was right by the pool and fitness centre which meant some noise during the evening and from the squeaky bed in one of the rooms above. The pool was well appointed and the spa great for relaxing in. It was a pity the sauna and steam rooms were switched off when I fancied using them.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank StevieB3052
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Brea, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My son was married in the Yosemite area, in the town of Oakhurst. I had job of pick hotel reservations for 50+ guests. soon the diffeculty appears. some guests decide not to come. others decide to bring extra guests, so I have to change guests around different rooms and different hotels in the area. by the time wedding arrived. I must made changed more than 5 times. meanwhile I have visited hotel and made arrangement through phone call and in person. of course by that time the reservation is a mass. the director of marketing and I sat down and decided to work together. I have change the rouster at least 3 time. finaly reservation is done prior the date before guesta arrived. all my guests love the hotel. hotel room are spacious. has refrigerator and microwave oven in the room. staffs are friendly. continentel breakfast has many choices. beds are comfortable. everyone had good experience at Yosemite Southgate hotel.

Room Tip: reserve the rooms early. reservation are hard to get in the area. this is best hotel for the money...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank waylinchu
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YosemiteSouthgate, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Waylinchu:

Thank you for your gracious review. It means a tremendous deal to our staff to know that we made your stay pleasureful. We really strive to make our guest's stay memorable. Please do help us spread the word about our hotel, Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites. We are working really hard to make our hotel the place to stay when visiting Yosemite National Park.

Book directly on our hotel's own website for the best rates around. We hope to host you and your family again in the near future.

Thank You,

Ownership
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I am 68, name David Chu (davidchuyulin@me.com) from hong kong, I have traveled all over the world. This hotel although facility is a little it is clean, and the service are very friendly ! and that made the difference !

The breakfast arrangement is full of common sense even the swimming towel on the checking counter is strange but made sense since the little exercise room and pool are across from thay. The service staff although a little aged but they seem so caring and friendly and I suspect they must be on a bonu system os some kind !

Sheets and towel are clean, air con strong carpet old but clean, breakfast simple but sufficient, WiFi works (most of time and only in certain places) so what can you ask for more .

I was a wedding guest so did not pick this hotl but if in this area agin, will definitely stay here !

Please thank the staff for me !

David Chu, Hong Kong !

Room Tip: Stay at the Southgate !
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank davidchu
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Richmond, Kentucky
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had a terrific one night stay here! The room was large with a very comfortable bed. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful. But, the best attributes were the friendly, helpful desk clerks. As usual, I was up early and spent some early morning time with Norma and Ashley in the lobby. They gave me perfect advice on further planning our vacation trip. One was a stop in Morro Bay for Clam Chowder that was awesome.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Webber H
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Glasgow, UK
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

When we booked this, it was still under Shilo Inns ... we therefore had to drive by it about two or three times because the name was different! It might have been good of them to advise customers of the change! Still, once we found it, it was fine and the rooms big and clean. Great having a small kitchenette in the room. It was quiet and very well located.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank lynneharvey
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INNsightDotcom, General Manager at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank-you for taking the time to submit your review of the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites.

I am very sorry about the confusion with the name change of our hotel. During this transition we did try to contact all future reservations to let them know of the change. We must of missed you and I sincerely apologize for that.
I am happy to hear that once you arrived at our hotel, that we met your expectations. That is always good hear.
Thank-you again for your feed back. We hope that if your travels bring you our way, that you would
let us serve you again.

Thank-you, Debbie Mackey
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed three nights in the Southgate, and really enjoyed our time there, especially if looking at the price we paid compared to other hotels/inns in the area. The distance to Yosemite is ok, as the southern part of the park was surprisingly beautiful (Sequoia trees, Wawona). If you're driving to the Yosemite Valley only, it may be a bit too far, but still manageable.

Room was very spacious and looked like being partly remodeled. Equipped with microwave, fridge, coffee maker... everything we needed. If eating at the local Italian, they even provide you a $10 discount.

They also got an elevator which is a plus, although it's one of the slowest one I've ever experienced.

Cons: Breakfast misses some of the 'essentials' like peanut butter, cream cheese or oatmeal. Still lots of other stuff available, so you don't have to start your day hungry. The fitness room is not very attractive: very small, no tv and everyone in the lobby can watch you exercise. Pool area looks very nice, unfortunately no sun there in the afternoon.

Still, I recommend the hotel, as you will be spending your time mostly in the park and not in the fitness room/pool.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Stef_Cheese
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Address: 40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (Formerly Shilo Inn Yosemite Southgate Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Oakhurst
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shilo Inn - Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites is located in Oakhurst, California only minutes away from the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park on Highway 41. The Yosemite Southgate Hotel offers some of the most spacious suite type rooms located nearby Yosemite. With interior corridors and an elevator and ample parking for tour buses, The Southgate Hotel offers a perfect place to stay for groups of all sizes and types. Located minutes from Bass Lake, the Yosemite Southgate Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay at when visiting Yosemite. ... more   less 
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Shilo Hotel Oakhurst
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