Its very dated, so just prepare yourself and I agree it had a musty smell. However the price was pretty reasonable so I can't say I was disappointed.
I had read a ton of reviews in advance mentioning ants in the shower, so I went straight to the shower when we arrived and sure enough there were a bunch of ants in there. I got a cup and washed them down the drain. When I pulled out the shower knob, a TON of ants started coming out and it kind of freaked me out. I washed them all down the drain with my cup. We stayed two nights and I really only saw a couple of ants again after that - so not sure if the room hadnt been used in a while or what. It really didnt dampen my stay at all.
The pool is nice but bring goggles - the chemicals are very strong.
Its located about a 30-45 minute drive from Yosemite Valley.
I am a big toiletry person and their toiletries were horrible - bring your own. Beyond getting me clean, that is all I can say they did.
The room was a nice size. We were located on the first floor and it sounded like the people above us were running laps all night long. If I had to do it over, I would definitely ask to be on the second floor (but I dont think there were any elevators, so that might be quite the luggage haul).
Staff was really indifferent and I wouldnt say the service was anything to note.
The best part was the complimentary breakfast. Its at their restaurant and a server gives you a menu with preset meal options. It took about 30 minutes from the time we ordered to receive our food, but it was awesome. Some of the best food we had all week. To save time the second morning, we skipped the breakfast and got a donut at Judy's Donuts. I wish we had gone back for the complimentary breakfast. Our server was great too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each of the 135 quiet and beautiful guest rooms have either deluxe queens, kings, or twin queen sized beds and there are 2-bedroom family units available for up to six people. Most rooms have a mountain view or garden setting and many have balconies and patios. Our hotel offers free High Speed Internet Access, In-room coffee, local calls Premium TV with HBO, CNN, ESPN standard for your enjoyment and comfort. ... more less
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