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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chowchilla
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“Great Hotel for Yosemite Visitors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great Hotel, with large Rooms, and it looks like that it is pretty new. Or the remodeling was done perfect. The Staff was friendly from the beginning, wonderful tios how to come to the Yosemite National Park. The Park is approx. 1,5 hours away from the hotel, but th low cost of the hotel and the good service ws worth teh drive. Hotels closer to the park, are outrageous expensive.

We had a room with two queen size beds, and sleppt wonderful, the TV has full cable coverage, unusal in many chain hotels. The TV was HD and everything worked great, the Internet connection was free and fast. Breakfast is HolidayInn Express standard and included.

We will be back, great stay...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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JRP H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

It is great to hear that you had an amazing stay with us during your trip to Yosemite National Park. We are a perfect location to the park, given we are a new build hotel and only a little over an hour from the park. Our rooms are equipped with the latest technology to ensure our guest have the latest and greatest. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience online. We look forward to your next stay with us.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed here because it was reasonable and we thought it was close to Yosemite but it was much further than we thought. However, it was a great drive through the nut orchards, pistachio and almonds all the way. It was also very hot. The hotel was very nice and does look new but the pool left much to be desired. It needed some landscaping! The rooms were very nice except you had to sit right in front of the tv to get the remote to work. I took it down and they gave me a new one but it did the same. That really sucked.

The breakfast was very nice with lots of choices and the service worker was so good we even gave her a tip. However, the second morning the eggs were cold as in "out of the fridge" cold.

They recommended the steakhouse on the feeder into town but don't go there. It is very expensive and only a diner. The food was nearly good but certainly not worth what they were charging. AND it was a dump to boot.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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JRP H, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Dear Valued Guest

I am glad for the most part you found the hotel to be very nice and also see you enjoyed our full hot breakfast that we include for every guest. I see you had some remote issues and will definitely look into that to ensure it is corrected. We are about a little over an hour drive to Yosemite as many do stay in our area given the limited number of rooms available near the park, I can assure you that we are a great value for a new hotel. I see you had dinner at Farnesis and though many do enjoy this restaurant perhaps on your next visit we can recommend Putters Bar and Grill at the Award winning Golf course less than a mile away which is another great restaurant. I hope that next time you are in the area we can make up for some of the areas we fell short in and create an over the top experience for you on your next visit. We appreciate you sharing your experience.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a large group and she was very diligent about getting us rooms on such short notice. The beds were clean and comfortable. The air conditioning worked great and the rooms were clean. They started breakfast at 6 which was good because we had to be in the road early.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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JRP H, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest

I appreciate the kind words about the hotel and Samantha. She is a great employee and we all try to ensure that we provide the superb customer service that we believe in. You did check in with a group and we are an excellent hotel for groups as we know how important it is to place everyone near each other as well as getting room keys in a timely manner. We do have a great breakfast and glad to see you were able to take advantage of that. We appreciate you are taking the time to share your experience and hope to see you soon.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

property looks new but the hotel is cheap. the hotel makes you feel like a prisnor with your money,buy charging you $30..for pool towels you cant put around you. also if you ran out of towels in your room they make sign another slip for $30.00. if anything is misssing in the rm you are charged again. the people at the desk didnt seem to know what was going on,plus did not know what happens when housekeeping cleans the room. there was no slip to change the sheets. the air-condition filter was plugged in the room leads me to believe the rooms never were maintained for service. there were cameras all over the place ,even where you got food for breakfast..

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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JRP H, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest

I would like to Thank You for sharing your experience with us even though we fell short of your expectations. I do apologize that we did not meet your expectations. I am not clear of the $30 charge for pool towels given they are free at our hotel and perhaps the charges were for something else? As far as towels in general we do have our guests sign out for them so we can keep track of inventory to help our housekeeping staff. I again apologize if there was an error on your bill although if you call the hotel I would be more than happy to go over your folio to ensure its accuracy. We do have cameras in our hotel as any other hotels do to ensure the safety of our guests. We want to demonstrate a safe and comfortable environment for all our guests and employees. I see you are from out of state although I would invite you back to our property if you were ever in our area to make your next stay right.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

The hotel was very clean, almost sparkling. The room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast was the best I've seen offered by any chain. The HDTV was high quality with a very good channel line up.The only minor criticism is the Internet speed was very slow - just slightly better than dial-up but that's something easily fixed..

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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JRP H, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

I wanted to Thank You for taking time out to share your great experience online. I see that you had a wonderful stay and found everything immaculate. We do have a great line up of about 100 channels on DirecTV for our guests and the breakfast is a Full Hot Breakfast because we know that it is important to start the day out right. I do see you have had a minor issue with our Internet and will look into this further as we do have very fast Internet. My Staff and I do look forward to your next stay.

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Overall, this is a very nice hotel, especially for the price. You can tell it's pretty new, for sure, and the hot breakfast is an especially nice touch. Would've liked a working refrigerator, but we didn't really need it. I don't recall being asked if we enjoyed our stay when we checked out, so I couldn't even mention it if I'd wanted to.

Some things to be aware of though...
- It's NOT the hotel's fault, of course, but the first thing you smell outside is the powerful scent of "barn". I don't know what's in the area, but I raced inside every day to escape the smell (which varies from day to day).
- Though billed as the "gateway to Yosemite", it's no less than 90 minutes each way. More like two hours in our experience.
- If you're counting on shampoo, don't count on it being replaced unless it's completely used up.
- If you need to eat outside the hotel, plan on driving up to Merced, unless you like McDonald's, Carl's Jr., or a handful of sketchy-looking local eateries.

Room Tip: Stay away from the ice machine, I think people know they'll need it in Yosemite (or maybe it'...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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JRP H, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Dear Valued Guest

We appreciate you took the time to share your concerns with us as that is always important. I do see you did enjoy the hotel for the most part with a few concerns. We do have an odor in our valley given there is many dairy's nearby which give off a certain odor a portion of the year. I do see it took you around 90 minutes to Yosemite which it can if you are traveling from the 140 entrance to our hotel. The actual way we send our guest is Ave 26 to RD 600 up through 41 North which should be about 1 hour and 15 minutes to the South Entrance Gates of Yosemite. With your other concerns about the restaurants nearby I apologize if our front desk staff did not give you the options in town to dine out as there are many great restaurants such as the Steak House and Putters Grill at the Golf Course all less than 1 mile from the hotel. I do hope that on your next stay we can correct a few of these concerns and make it right for you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

The hotel is pretty new! Pool, fitness room, and laundry room are nice and clean!!
The ladies at the front desk are nice.
Our room has 2 queen beds. Sheets are very clean.
There are 32" flat TV, fridge, and microwave oven in the room.
Coffeemake and hair dryer are equipped in the bathroom.
The shower is nice as the water flow is very strong.
The fridge is very powerful that our blue ices are all freeze over night!
In room A/C is loud but working fine.
The hot breakfast is free for all guests. The hot cinnamon rolls are so delicious! Very satisfied!
My kids love this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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JRP H, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Dear Valued Guest

Reading your review gives us assurance that we are simply doing our job the right way. We appreciate the kind words that you have chosen to describe our property. We take pride in our work and try to provide a great value at a reasonable rate. I am also glad your kids loved the hotel and I agree the Cinnamon rolls are delicious.

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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area
Address: 309 Prosperity Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610-8498
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Location: United States > California > Chowchilla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chowchilla
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla - Yosemite Park Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gateway to Yosemite enjoys an easily accessible address in California's Central Valley, just 14 miles from Merced Regional Airport Macready Field. Fresno, Madera and Merced are all moments away, along with their vibrant attractions and cultural arts. Spend your holiday with us, and enjoy the finest entertainment and recreation in the heart of California. Just beyond our sophisticated new lobby, our accommodations exude refinement, with amenities designed for the 21st-century traveler. Complimentary wireless Internet access, signature Simply Smart bedding, microwaves and refrigerators help you feel right at home in your guest room, while suites offer additional space to entertain or spread out your belongings. Start the day with our free Express Start hot breakfast buffet, featuring our signature cinnamon rolls, western omelets, sausages and 100-percent Arabica Smart Roast coffee. Afterward, lounge beside our sun-dappled pool, or work out in the Health & Fitness Center. Our concierge will be pleased to assist with anything that might make your stay more enjoyable, including maps and directions to Yosemite National Park only 56 miles from the South Gates. Located in Central California's Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park offers a diverse range of activities to enhance this incredible 1,170 square miles of breathtaking natural splendor. Guided tours, backpacking trails, top rated rock climbing sites and spectacular sunsets at Glacier Point are just the beginning. Yosemite shops offer everything from souvenirs to supplies, to ensure that you have all of the necessities for an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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