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“Great value and comfort on edge of the NP” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yosemite Westgate Lodge

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Yosemite Westgate Lodge
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Groveland
lancashire uk
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great value and comfort on edge of the NP”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed here for two nights whilst exploring Yosemite. Clean, comfortable and fantastic value. About 10 miles from the entrance to park. Reliable wifi for free in rooms. Great restaurant next door where we enjoyed food and shuffleboard. Wonderful service from staff, so pleasant and helpful. Thanks Sharad, we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jennieasp
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YosemiteSouthgate, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear Jennie!

We wanted to quickly thank you for your review. We take alot of pride in our property and are trying as best we can to make experiences like you had a reality for every guest who walk through our doors. Please do spread the word about Yosemite Westgate Lodge especially since we offer the best lodging experience on Highway 120. Our goal is to have one of those real hidden gems which provide some quaintness and charm with modern amenities within a reasonable budget. Thanks for reflecting this in your review and making our job a whole lot easier.

We look forward to hosting you again. Next time you book, book directly on our website at yosemitewestgate.com for the lowest rates. We are soon going to be giving out special promo codes to folks like you which you can redeem directly at our website. We hope to see you soon in Yosemite at the Westgate Lodge and playing shuffleboard at Buck Meadows Restaurant right next door!
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  • Sleep Quality
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Lusby, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

We enjoyed a very nice stay at the Yosemite Westgate Lodge the night before entering the park. The recently renovated rooms are clean, have high fiber count bed linens, large soft towels, granite topped vanity and shower walls, and are very comfortable. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Raj, the desk clerk, assisted us with an issue that developed with the American Best Value Inn reservation made through their toll free line. The nearby restaurant serves very good food, too. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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808 reviews
190 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

The hotel is just 10 minutes outside the west gate of the park. You need to pay attention or you might pass by and miss it. The staff is very friendly but not that the office is not open all day. The room was comfortable, large and clean. Free wifi worked fine. They also have washing machines and dryer but you will need coins for these. These is a restaurant next door but that's it; do not expect any other kind of thing to do there. Just eat and sleep.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tempe, Arizona
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Motel is actually 15 mins east of Groveland in Buck Meadows (closer to Yosemite). This property is extremely clean and the rooms have been recently updated with modern looking furniture, granite counters, granite surround in the shower, new fixtures, flat screen tv, and frig. It has the look of a standard 2 level motel, but everything from the front lobby, to the grounds, and the rooms is well taken care of and spotless. We were traveling with an 8 & 12 year old and chose the deluxe queen room which had 2 queens and a fold-down futon style couch perfect for us to spread out since the room is over sized. The restaurant next store was good for breakfast, we didn't get to try dinner or lunch. Good pizza at the Camp Curry visitors center at Yosemite Village. Quick, easy, and good value with kids. We did eat dinner one night at a Mexican restaurant in Groveland, about 15 mins west of the hotel called Cochina Michocana. Great food after a long day of hiking.

We did a lot of research on lodging and this place fit our needs as we were arriving from San Francisco then traveling on to Sequoia NP. If you are planning a trip to Yosemite and are not staying in the park, this place is great. The gate is about 15mins from the motel, then you have a 40min ride to the Valley. Keep in mind that all lodging outside the park is about an hours drive to the valley, then other sites in the park can be another hour drive. Hey, it's a big place. Enjoy the views.

PS- early October was perfect for this park. Easy getting around, perfect temps mild days and cool nights, no crowds, drove our car all around. I think you need to take the shuttle buses in the summer.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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YosemiteSouthgate, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear TazGator:

Thanks for the AWESOME REVIEW! It makes us super happy when we hear from guests who appreciate how hard we are working to create a great Yosemite Experience. We also own a great hotel in Oakhurst, the Yosemite Southgate Hotel, so if you are traveling via either gate, we've got you covered. Book directly on our website at yosemitewestgate.com or yosemitesouthgate.com and save by finding our lowest rates online!

You are super awesome! :)

Thank You,

Ownership
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Napa, California, United States
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567 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I spend 2 nights here with a group of friends. Everyone liked the large rooms, but since breakfast was not included, did not like the restaurant next door for breakfast. It is the closest hotel to Yosemite Park on Highway 120 and there is nothing nearby. We had to keep driving back and forth to Groveland for groceries or restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Napamel
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Kenton, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We chose this hotel only after our first choice of camping in the park was decided as too risky due to recent hanta virus scare. Despite this change, we were happy with this lodging decision. Hotel was very clean and quiet. Only complaint was the nighttime closing of front desk office and spotty internet/wifi service, but this is common issue when staying in this mountainous area. Buck Meadows restaurant next door provided a tasty breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kenton80
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Sydney
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157 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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