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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
Manchester
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10 reviews
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“Good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

On the plus side, the hotel is well located for visiting Yosemite, and Oakhurst has all the amenities of a tourist area. On the negative side, the staff we encountered (at reception and breakfast) were frosty and unfriendly. No salutations, no enquiry about our plans or stay, no smiles. I was asked to sign an undertaking to agree to pay a hefty cleaning bill in the event we smoked in the non-smoking rooms we had requested. On entering one of the rooms, we found one already smelling strongly of smoke!

The reception area has a bizarre shrine to Ronald Reagan and many bumper stickers for sale that pinned the hotel's political allegiances firmly to the mast! The general unfriendly atmosphere was in stark contrast to most places we stayed on our three week visit to California. If you expect or demand a service culture, I would avoid. If you simply want average accommodation to rest your head while visiting Yosemite, it is adequate.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The hotel is affordable and in a good location for visiting Yosemity N.P. A pity they dropped the free breakfast as of this year. The room are comfortable and the restaurants we had dinner served very good meals and beers.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Scunthorpe, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Spent three days here and enjoyed them .Great lay out in the rooms. Double bed for parents with bathroom and kitchenette separating kids room which had two more double beds. Small outdoor pool and a larger indoor pool which was very nice. Food in the hotel restaurant in the evening was very good and to a high standard. The only let down was the breakfast which was sparse and bland with weak tasting coffee.all in all we would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Yes it's a bit dated but room was spacious and clean. Check in was efficient. Restaurant was fine and service after a slow start was good. Food was ok if a bit pricey. Quite a trek to Yosemite Village but only 30 minutes from Mariposa Grove. Breakfast was included but wouldn't pay for it as choice is very limited. Overall good for money.

  • Stayed August 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

New section had gaps between the door jamb and door which let in light, air (in winter that will be an issue) and noise. I didn't sleep well with the noise or light. My family and I had problems with dustmites after our night. I think that if they dealt with those two items then I wouldn't mind coming back to the hotel when in the area. Staff were helpful but I didn't check out and so I am not sure if husband told them of our difficulties. Food was ok in their restaurant and waitress Karen was a hard worker.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester, New York, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Beautiful Lobby and beautiful , clean room. Good breakfast, but it is not included. People who stay here get 25% of any meals they buy. Indoor pool and hot tub are nice. Outside hot tub was closed, which was a disappointment. Grounds are nicely landscaped. It is about 50 min. to entrance to Yosemite and then another 30 minutes to the valley floor and the drive is very curvy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Located in Oakhurst, close to restaurants and shops and grocery stores. Would recommend, especially for the cheaper price compared to many hotels in the same area. Comfy beds. Air conditioner worked great. About a half hour drive to Yosemite park entrance.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn
Address: 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9621
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Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 135
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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