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“Wonderful place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our family had a wondeful stay here. Girls enjoyed the pool and spa area, and hubby and I made use of the fitness room - right by the pool area. Wondeful breakfast offering - the best that we had during our 3 week stay in USA. Great breakfast room with toaster/microwave etc. Good size room, very clean and modern. Would thoroughly recommend. Lots of free parking.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We checked in after a long day of driving and were greeted by a very friendly front desk clerk. Val was friendly and helpful. We were so glad they had a luggage cart so we didn't have to carry all my bags for 1 night! The room was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable nights rest. The area has a lot of resteraunts and all the stores you need. Having a nice person at the desk really means a lot when you have been driving all day. Thanks Val! Tomorrow its off to Yosemite!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Very nice hotel with particularly helpful and friendly staff. There is free parking, our room was very spacious, the windows could actually be opened to let in fresh un-conditioned air. Bathroom facilities were clean and even a small kitchen included in the room. Everything was as if someone had really thought about what a traveller might need.
Internet and even printing a couple of pages were free, pool towels available at all times, and a great breakfast was included. Cereals (also plain oats which we didn't get anywhere else), eggs, fruit juices, apples, toast, bagels, muffins and measured dough for waffles you could bake when you wanted them, which guaranteed them to be hot and crispy.
We enjoyed our stay very much!

Room Tip: We had a room to the rear on ground floor, where you did hear the A/C when we opened the window. Mig...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I used this hotel as a base for exploring Yosemite National Park.

Well placed about 15 miles from the park gate and about 75 minutes drive from Yosemite Valley itself.

Decent rooms with microwave, fridge and coffee maker. The washbasin is situated outside the bathroom which might put some people off.

I was disappointed with the options at the complementary breakfast the only time I tried it, but appreciated the availability of coffee all day.

My room was right by the pool and fitness centre which meant some noise during the evening and from the squeaky bed in one of the rooms above. The pool was well appointed and the spa great for relaxing in. It was a pity the sauna and steam rooms were switched off when I fancied using them.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My son was married in the Yosemite area, in the town of Oakhurst. I had job of pick hotel reservations for 50+ guests. soon the diffeculty appears. some guests decide not to come. others decide to bring extra guests, so I have to change guests around different rooms and different hotels in the area. by the time wedding arrived. I must made changed more than 5 times. meanwhile I have visited hotel and made arrangement through phone call and in person. of course by that time the reservation is a mass. the director of marketing and I sat down and decided to work together. I have change the rouster at least 3 time. finaly reservation is done prior the date before guesta arrived. all my guests love the hotel. hotel room are spacious. has refrigerator and microwave oven in the room. staffs are friendly. continentel breakfast has many choices. beds are comfortable. everyone had good experience at Yosemite Southgate hotel.

Room Tip: reserve the rooms early. reservation are hard to get in the area. this is best hotel for the money...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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YosemiteSouthgate, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Waylinchu:

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 Southgate Hotel & Suites. 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,

Ownership
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I am 68, name David Chu (davidchuyulin@me.com) from hong kong, I have traveled all over the world. This hotel although facility is a little it is clean, and the service are very friendly ! and that made the difference !

The breakfast arrangement is full of common sense even the swimming towel on the checking counter is strange but made sense since the little exercise room and pool are across from thay. The service staff although a little aged but they seem so caring and friendly and I suspect they must be on a bonu system os some kind !

Sheets and towel are clean, air con strong carpet old but clean, breakfast simple but sufficient, WiFi works (most of time and only in certain places) so what can you ask for more .

I was a wedding guest so did not pick this hotl but if in this area agin, will definitely stay here !

Please thank the staff for me !

David Chu, Hong Kong !

Room Tip: Stay at the Southgate !
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank davidchu
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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had a terrific one night stay here! The room was large with a very comfortable bed. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful. But, the best attributes were the friendly, helpful desk clerks. As usual, I was up early and spent some early morning time with Norma and Ashley in the lobby. They gave me perfect advice on further planning our vacation trip. One was a stop in Morro Bay for Clam Chowder that was awesome.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites

Property: Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites
Address: 40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9666 (Formerly Shilo Inn Yosemite Southgate Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites is located in Oakhurst, California only minutes away from the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park on Highway 41. The Yosemite Southgate Hotel offers some of the most spacious suite type rooms located nearby Yosemite. With interior corridors and an elevator and ample parking for tour buses, The Southgate Hotel offers a perfect place to stay for groups of all sizes and types. Located minutes from Bass Lake, the Yosemite Southgate Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay at when visiting Yosemite. ... more   less 
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Shilo Hotel Oakhurst
Shilo Inn Oakhurst
Oakhurst Shilo Inn

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