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Review of Yosemite Westgate Lodge

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Yosemite Westgate Lodge
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Groveland
Sydney
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157 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Good value, clean and comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Easy to find once we realised it was in Buck Meadows and not Groveland. Well maintained and refurbished, good wifi, as close to entrance to Yosemite without being in park itself. Laundry room looked good although we did not need it. Restaurant next door was also very good as we did not want to drive back into Groveland. We paid $127 and we thought that was good value.

Room Tip: They are all set back from road so I think all would be fine.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great location for entering Yosemite. Easy to find. Nice room - clean, adequate size. Kids loved the pool/spa area, and the wee playground. Wonderful to have clothes washing facilities (washers and driers) on site. No breakfast offering - due to the neighbouring restaurant - which was fine. Oodles of free parking - right outside the room. Easy drive back into Groveland for supermarket/grocery shop, and to restuarants.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Penn
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Just stayed for 3 nights and were really pleased with the motel. Room and bathroom extremely well appointed, clean and comfortable. Reception very helpful with directions etc. Don't think this property is right by the gate in to Yosemite, it's a 20 min drive to the gate and an hour to Yosemite Valley, however it is the nearest. Would recommend this motel as an ideal base for the park.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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California
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61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had two rooms here before a 4 day hike from Tuolumne Meadows. The location worked well, and the rooms greatly exceeded our expectations for a value hotel. Bathrooms had been upgraded to marble. Everything was sanitized for our protection. Staff as super friendly when we checked in. There is a Roadhouse bar restaurant next door which is vey convenient. The office closes in the evening so you need to call to arrange late check in.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here for 1night while visiting Yosemite. Not a bad hotel but you obviously pay for its location.Rooms clean and comfortable.

No breakfast but restaurant next door serves good food at reasonable prices but service was achingly slow at both dinner and breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

39 motorcycles plus 46 of us turned up at the hotel for a couple of days, we were all checked in within a half an hour,the staff were very nice under extreme pressure, I found my room airy and spacious,and also very clean, the location was idilic (quiet and serene) although the address was not quite right it was easy to find just off HIGHWAY120 at BUCK MEADOWS, the resteraunt is only a few yards away and is very reasonable with a varied choice on the menu.
We were all catered for along with other guests with a smile at all times,if anyone needs to just RELAX and take it easy and if your in the area PLEASE give this place a try,Im sure you wont be disapointed.

Room Tip: try numbers 102 to 110 very flat good parking and very central, but their much the same allover the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lakeland, Florida
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed at a variety of hotels near Yosemite, but this had the best central location. The front desk was helpful and our room updated, clean, and spacious. It is NOT in Groveland! Keep driving towards the Park. Just beyond the hotel towards the park entrance is Rainbow Falls. A must stop! If you can handle 60 degree water and want some adventure wear a bathing suit!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SuzannaVirginia
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YosemiteWestgate, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Suzanna:

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 Westgate Lodge. 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,

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Additional Information about Yosemite Westgate Lodge

Property: Yosemite Westgate Lodge
Address: 7633 Hwy 120, at Buck Meadows, Groveland, CA 95321 (Formerly Yosemite Westgate Motel)
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Location: United States > California > Groveland
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Groveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Yosemite Westgate Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Yosemite Westgate Lodge is the most modern lodging facility on Highway 120, located just a mere 12 miles from the Big Oak Flat "Westgate" Entrance to Yosemite N.P., And a short 35 mile jaunt down to the Valley Floor and the many popular features of Yosemite including the thunderous waterfalls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and many campgrounds in and around Yosemite. We offer the ideal place to stay if you are traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Our hotel boasts 48 luxuriously appointed and newly remodeled and extremely spacious rooms. Most of our rooms have two queen size beds, making them ideal for families or groups. The Yosemite Westgate Lodge is a 100% Non-Smoking facility and unfortunately, Pets are NOT allowed. The Lodge has a heated swimming pool, spa, playground, laundry facilities, and an adjacent restaurant. Sorry, we do NOT have WIFI. ... more   less 
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