This is really handy place to stay if you are touring Yosemite and don’t want to go broke staying inside the park. It’s not far from the south entrance to the park making it easy to get in and out of.
We arrived right at check in time to find no wait at reception. Despite that, it still took 15 minutes for us to get our room assignment. It turned out that the person on duty had just started and completed her training.
There is plenty of parking here but you may have a bit of a walk depending on your room assignment. We did not but had to park on a hill which made moving our bags from the car to the room a bit tricky.
The room was really nice. It had a log cabin feel to it. It was clean with no strange odors. The bathroom was also very clean and the whole room well maintained. It was unusually hot that day (101) so we found the pool which thankfully is located in a shaded area. It was clean and we cooled down nicely following the swim.
As far as food goes, there aren’t many choices in this town unless you prefer fast food. We ate at the hotel. It wasn’t all that expensive but the menu did not have many choices and the service was slow. The restaurant was full of hotel guests and was obviously understaffed so my guess is that the kitchen was as well. It took a while for food orders to arrive but I can report that the staff did their best under the circumstances. The quality of the food was at least good when it did arrive. Breakfast the following morning was better in terms of service.
As I said, this is near the southern entrance to Yosemite. There are plenty of gas stations to top off your tank and food places to stock up on food and drink before returning to the park. We did the park in two days and this hotel and town provided a good place for us to rest for a night and then continue our adventure the next day. The hotel is fine for an overnight stay and I doubt many people stay here longer than that unless staying there while visiting the park.
- 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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