First the location, despite the name of the hotel it's much further from the park than we anticipated - about 16 miles to the entrance gate and another 26 miles to the valley although Mariposa Grove and Wanoma are closer. As a result we did a 100 mile round trip on each of the 3 days we stayed there, a pleasant drive but it meant we fairly late getting into the valley bottom each day.
The rooms are good, we booked a suite which had an odd layout but it wasn't an issue. Good bathroom with nice fluffy towels and plenty of clothes storage. Outside there was a heated pool & tub (not used).
Breakfast was very basic compared to other hotels we stayed in during our trip with everything in short supply and the coffee was appalling (the worst I've ever tasted), overall it was very poor.
Oakhurst itself is small with limited choices for dining (or at least dining well). While the hotel was OK on our next visit to Yosemite I think we'd find somewhere closer to the park (or in the park if we can afford it) with better restaurant choices nearby.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shilo Hotel Oakhurst
- Shilo Inn Oakhurst
- Oakhurst Shilo Inn