This hotel was one of three places I stayed in during a hiking trip in Yosemite. Stayed here in early September for a couple of days. The hotel is an older building in the small town of Groveland. This was a nice change of pace from the standard motels I've stayed in during other hiking trips.
I stayed in a standard room on the second floor of the building. The room was clean (bedsheets, carpet, and bathroom). The walls were not thin and I didn't hear my neighbors through them. They have satellite cable and a shower/old fashion bathtub.
The hotel is old, but not rundown old, just an old building which lends it some character. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They have complimentary breakfast in the morning which was decent (scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, English muffins, cereal, yogurt, juice, milk, coffee, fruit). The dining area also served as the dining area for their 'restaurant' that serves dinner, which I did not try but had heard was very good.
There is a small sitting area where they have games, reading materials and a couple of computers with internet access, which I found extremely helpful as I never travel with a laptop.
The only negative is, which is a negative at most places I have stayed at and is only minor, that you can hear your neighbors in the hallway outside the door. This wasn't too big of a problem for me, but could be if you like to sleep in. Another small inconvenience was the bed was really high for me. I'm not a tall person and I had a hard time getting onto the bed. I don't know if all the beds are like that. This may be a problem if you're older or short, like me.
Overall, I had a very good stay here, would recommend this place to friends and family, and would stay here again if I go back to Yosemite.
A tip if you're planning on going to Yosemite: If you're going to Tuolumne Meadows area of the park and can't stay in Lee Vining, Groveland and the Hotel Charlotte is not a bad alternative. Also, the drive from Groveland to Yosemite Valley isn't too bad, takes about an hour to 1 1/2 depending on traffic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience a wonderful escape at the Hotel Charlotte, located at the gateway to Yosemite. Enjoy the rustic quirks of a charming, historic boutique hotel coupled with a wonderfully inviting ambiance and stellar service that will leave you wanting more.At the Hotel Charlotte, you'll be welcomed by friendly, knowledgable staff who will help you settle in to one of our 10 hotel rooms or 6 guest houses. Whether you want to experience the natural wonders of the surrounding area and Yosemite, have a romantic getaway, or enjoy a stay in an authentic old west hotel, you will find what you are looking for at the Hotel Charlotte. The owners, Doug and Jenn Edwards, wanted to retain the gold rush feel of the hotel while at the same time modernizing and simplifying. The sage green walls, the throwback Edison lightbulbs, the oversized, brown velvet sofas - invite guests to step into a contemporary old west. The look of the hotel also carries into the adjoining restaurant, the Charlotte Bistro & Bar. Under the direction of Chef Doug Edwards, the restaurant features locally grown produce and innovative Modern American fare. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charlotte Hotel Groveland