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“Good hotel, close to the south gate”

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Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
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Detroit, Michigan
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“Good hotel, close to the south gate”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

I was staying with a friend for 3 nights at the yosemite south gate hotel and I can recommend it. It has big clean rooms, a decent mattress and I am happy to say, that my room had no bed bugs (I always check for bed bugs these days). The hotel has a spa facility, which I did not use because I was too tired from hiking but it looked nice. Room 208, which we had, has a huge balcony, which is lovely for sitting outside with a glass of wine. As far as I could see, most rooms did not have a balcony. A tiny negative for this room is the location next to the ice machine, but I did not mind that, because I always sleep in Hotels with earplugs.

People have written quite a bit about the breakfast and I agree that the selection is not great. Also there is a bit of a problem with the seating, but we did not notice it that much because the hotel was not full due to the rim fire. Personally I would have preferred it if breakfast would not have been included (with a lower price for the rooms of course), but at least the waffles were very good.

The hotel is about 15-20 Minutes from the south entrance of Yosemite. It takes about 70-80 minutes to the Yosemite valley but this goes for pretty much all the hotels around Yosemite. Oakhurst has pretty much everything you need and is a nice little town.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Our room was large and comfortable. We were there for two nights and found the location good for visiting the Nat'l. Park. Just wish the mornings had started off a little better. The in-room coffee was awful! It was very weak. The "breakfast" coffee was a little better, but not significantly. Otherwise, it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We are from the Uk and were very happy with this hotel. We arrived after a long day walking round the beatiful Yosemite national park. We arrived quite late and were tired but the lady behind the counter was very welcoming and enthusiastic about the area. Nothing was too much trouble and she took time to explain where everything was. When we got to the room we were delighted by the size and by the facilities.
We only stayed one night before our trip dictated we needed to move on to the next destination but wish we could have stayed longer. There are plenty of restaurants etc close by in a pretty little town.
Overall the hotel is clean, the staff all very friendly and the breakfast and facilities very good....we will return in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights . Lovely sized room slightly dated decor wise but clean and bed comfortable. Nice little swimming pool and the free breakfast was a nice surprise . All staff were vey helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Got into town after 12 hours behind the wheel a little brain dead. Very impressed with the outside and lobby. Gave them my name for the reservation and they could not find it. Come to find out my reservation was at the hotel next door. Seems it happens quite a bit as one is called Yosemite Gateway and the other Yosemite Southgate. I bit left down when we saw our hotel but that was only because we had seen the other. Staff was very nice, room large, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was adequate and they have a room off the lobby you can sit in, although we chose to take ours to our room. Biggest TV I have ever had in a hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Great location for visiting Yosemite . Just 12 miles up Highway 41. There where some issues with the hotel,the furniture and fittings are a bit tired and could do with renewing ,we had a room at the back of the property ( 419 ) at 6 AM a coach started up and sat with its engine idling wile the driver went for breakfast and came back at 7 AM.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The rooms were dated , but nice and large and clean. Nice complimentary breakfast. A lot to choose from. The kids had a great time in the pool. Every employee we encountered was vary helpful and friendly. Housekeepers would say good morning or afternoon every time they saw a guest in the hall ways. And I want to thank Debbie the manager for recommending El Cid for dinner. Best Mexican food I have ever ate. Thanks for the great stay we will be back again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
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We love Perfect Score Reviews! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review and thanks for staying with us! We really take pride in our hotel and our staff tries very hard to make sure our guests are happy.

Do come and visit us again. Book directly with us at yosemitesouthgate.com where you'll find our lowest rates and discounts.

See you soon,

Raj - Owner
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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: 81
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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