We stayed in Room #6. When we first checked in, we were surprised to find our door open. It was tiny and a bit dated. We walked outside to the back deck and notice the screen was off of the slider and was broken. Lucky for us the weather was nice and no bugs out. There was a clock on the side table that could not be plugged in because there was no outlet-lock chain on the door, but you couldn't lock it..it was just left to dangle...small shower only, no phone, only two pillows for bed, plastic cups, coffee pot that was stained (thought it was dirty). At first we were kind of negative about the room because of the few things wrong with it. Simple stuff that can be fixed..we felt as if it wasn't worth what we paid for it. We realized what we were paying for was the view the back deck had to offer and one mile drive to enter the Sequoia National Park. We made adjustments to the rest of the room and overall stay was nice. The place is very quiet at night -lights outside are bright at night and shines in your room keeping it bright. Not sure what time they go off but, they do. Bring extra pillows..unless you like sleeping with the couch pillow(we didnt). Sauna in room was nice. Refrig-coffee pot was nice. Fake fire-heater on wall (looks like a flat screen tv) was nice and warm.Free Wi fi...but VERY VERY SLOW! Our cell phone did not work at all... It was clean-towels were nice. Overall..not a bad place...probably would stay again, but will check out other places in town before booking again. Can't beat the close drive to the park. The restaurant was pricey-steak was good..but salad was warm. Potatoes, and veggies were cold. They only give you a dinner roll each..funny?? My white wine was warm... Only place in town and they seem pretty busy at dinner time. You check in at the restaurant.
- 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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