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Yosemite Westgate Lodge
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Groveland
Sacramento, California
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“Nice lodge - close to Yosemite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Yosemite Westgate Lodge was perfectly located close to the entrance to Yosemite. A group of us stayed there and were all pleased with our rooms, the size, the cleanliness, but mostly the location. Each room had a microwave and refrigerator which is a must when we travel. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Yosemite Westgate Lodge was a pleasant surprise, recently remodeled, clean and comfortable with a friendly helpful staff. Our checkin was simple and easy. The facility was quiet and the room was spacious and even a bit upscale. While it was a bit farther than anticipated to Yosemite Valley, the drive was beautiful and we were away from the crowds. We would happily stay here again.

Room Tip: The double queens are very spacious.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Santa Cruz, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a deluxe queen suite. The room was clean and large, with a refrigerator, microwave, and dining table with four chairs. Very nice. The pool was clean and nice, and the hot tub was hot enough to be enjoyable without being TOO hot. As a mom of young children, I appreciated the pool and the small playground. I noticed one of the other reviewers complaining about being charged for missing towels. I understand that hotels lose a lot of money through stolen towels, but here's the thing. In the pool area, there's a basket with a sign on it that says "Wet pool towels." However, they do not supply towels at the pool, so I could imagine someone bringing the towel from their room, dropping it in the basket, and then having a towel missing from their room.
The customer service must vary from person to person. We had none of the problems that other people reported. The staff were very pleasant during our check-in and check-out.
We stayed here because they offered a Groupon that was basically two nights for the price of one. In fact, we weren't even planning to go to Yosemite but planned a vacation around this great deal. At regular price, I would have found the price to be a bit expensive, but I guess motels in proximity to Yosemite get to charge a premium.

Room Tip: Room 510 is a lovely suite with two queen beds and windows all around the dining area.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

My hubby and I stayed her May 1,2 and 3rd of 2013, got a awesome deal thru Groupon. I must say I was very impressed. We did get the Bridalvale Suite, which has a king size bed, 2 TV's, fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and a beautiful relaxing view from the back windows. This is on the 2nd floor, but the way it is set up when you look out the back windows you look like you are on the 1st floor, due to the hillside. Did not feel like a Hotel stay at all...very comfortable, clean, and quite!! A nice restaurant next door, Buck Meadows Restaurant. They are located about 12 miles to the entrance of Yosemite, then it is about another 12 miles from the gate to Yosemite Valley.

Room Tip: If you have the option, take the Bridalvale room, you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We arrived late afternoon straight from San Francisco. I read from one of the reviews in TRIP ADVISOR , that management tend to be cranky towards late night check-in and so we made sure we checked in before 10pm. :) The front desk personnel during our visit was quite accommodating , we just presented our online booking voucher printout and we were settled in our room in a breeze. very nice !! These small things matter especially after a long drive :)
The facilities were decent. Nice big flat screen with lots of cable channels. We booked a room midweek and so we got a great rate at $150 for 2 nights. Since Cellphone coverage in the area was poor, the free wifi provided was very welcome.

We opted to drive down 6 miles to Groveland for our dinners, and were pleasantly surprised with the nice pizza joints in the area. We tried out "2 guys pizza" and we were very satisfied.

Room Tip: We were booked on the first floor and this was helpful, especially when you would need to bring your...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dennis:

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

Please visit us again. Book your next stay directly at yosemitewestgate.com and enter tripadvisor in the promo code section in order to save $5 per night!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed in their Bridalveil Suite, it seemed to have been recently updated and was nicely furnished. The big bed seemed more comfortable than the usual motel room bed but wasn't the California King they said it was in the description, probably a regular King sized. The jacuzzi tub in the bathroom was a real treat after hiking and biking around Yosemite Park for 8 hours. Everything was clean and pleasant, nothing to complain about here!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Firstly, for $140 / night during off-season I expected something more than a cheap basic motel quality. The rooms were worth perhaps $70-80, as most other American Best Value Inn hotels charge. No breakfast is included or even offered, and a restaurant around the corner is mediocre as well.
But most insulting was the fact that they charged me $28 for the towels that they accused me of stealing! I travel extensively around the world on both business and pleasure, and this is the first time anything like this happened to me! When I called the owner to discuss this he was rude and abrupt, so I am disputing this through my credit card. Will add to this as events develop.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Guest:

We wanted to address your review. First, we apologize that you had a mediocre stay at Yosemite Westgate Lodge. Our property is one of the closest and most modern lodging faciities nearby Yosemite and we strive very hard to make sure to provide high quality lodging to those visiting Yosemite. So we certainly apologize for your poor stay.

In regards to the charge for the towels. We inventory all linen daily and do charge guests for missing, damaged, or stolen laundry.

Sincerely,

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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:
Business Center with Internet Access 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. ... more   less 
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