We booked thru the Nat'l Park Reservations. When we (a family of 4, 2 are children!) arrived after a 5-6 hour drive - they did not have a reservation for us! They were rather indifferent about it as well. He did call a few places seeing if they had a room. Finally, there was ONE room available in all of Three Rivers - and it was a mere $140 MORE. I didn't know what to do - not going to make the kids sleep in the car!! So, we were took the room. The 2nd night in Three Rivers, we did come back to Gateway. We went to our room, the door was unlocked and the TV on. The room was a dump. Found out why the tv was on - power button pushed in on TV. Found the remote - batteries dead. Front window won't close or lock! The room smelled. Felt dirty. Wasn't sure we even wanted to sleep IN the bed! NEVER AGAIN! Checked out, and he acted discusted when I asked for a discount (since they were the ones that screwed up the reservations the night before). He offered a mere $20 off. Oh so kind considering their screw up costs us $140 over the original $99 for the room the first night. Too bad really - great location. And with a little TLC, this could be a great place. Oh - and forget the restaurant. Meals ar $30-40 a piece!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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