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Burbank, California
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate there for lunch after exiting Sequoia National Park. The food was average quality but expensive. We ate hot sandwiches with sides. The view was great as it overlooked a rushing stream. The room where we ate had a friendly ambience.

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El Cajon, California
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

this place is awesome, great food but the view is amazing, we had a pre-wedding dinner there and its a good size restaurant. the waitress and all the personal were very nice, we even had a chance to see a bear near by, the place sits up in the mountain so we were safe. highly recommend it

Thank chiquis1313
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

Chiquis, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are pleased to hear your pre-wedding dinner and service were excellent. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and hope to see you again soon! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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134 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were staying close by and to save a drive after a drink we decided to eat here for both of the two nights we were in the area. I was pleasantly surprised. The beer selection was great and my wife enjoyed the wines. I found the menu selection pretty good and the portion sizes were large. Our meals were... More 

Thank FussyDave12
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

FussyDave, Thank you very much for sharing. We are glad you enjoyed the beer selection and large portion meals. We apologize for the small rush on your first night but we're glad to hear overall both experiences went well and you enjoyed your evening and view on the second night. Thank you for choosing The Gateway! More 

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92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Don't be fooled by the exterior of the building. The food here is exceptionally good. Since we were staying next door we decided to try the Gateway Restaurant for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the menu and even more so when we received our food which was well above average. The prices are moderately high but the food is... More 

Thank soxfanPaxton
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

SixfanPaxton, We appreciate your feedback as we do strive to provide excellent service. We do appreciate your kind comments on our food as everything is made here from scratch. We apologize for the slower than usual service but we are glad to hear we made up for it with muffins and filling meals. Thank you for sharing! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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194 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having made a reservation to sit outside for dinner, on arrival we were advised that we could not sit where we wanted due to an issue with bees and everyone had come inside - not a problem, but within minutes of us being seated, people were being taken outside. Considering that we had a reservation to sit outside, I would... More 

Thank JCM81
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, JCM81. We’re also disappointed to learn about your experience. Please, in an effort to rectify your situation, contact us directly so that we may take the appropriate steps in addressing this matter. More 

Clarendon Hills, Illinois, USA
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far one of the worst place I have ever stayed at. Especially at 155.00/ night for a week day and $. 185.00/night for a Friday! Omg! It was barely clean enough for my dog!!! The Resturant was ok but extremely expensive for what you got. If I had a fly swatted I could have killed a dozen... More 

Thank autumnfoods
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback autumn foods and apologize for your unsatisfactory experience. Please, contact us directly so we may take action in this matter. We’d like nothing more than to rectify this situation. More 

Travellers are raving about these Three Rivers hotels

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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We had the best time here, and the view and swimming in the river was fantastic. We had the river house with the patio over the river and we liked it very much. Glenn gave us the best attention, we are very gratefull. I have done 100 of hikes in USA over the last 20 years and Sequoia are one... More 

Thank Michael Toft S
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Michael, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the views and meals here at the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge. Thank you for sharing and we will be honored to see you again soon! More 

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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here overnight while visiting the park. It's in a beautiful location on the river right next to the entrance to Sequoia. There are very few rooms, so reservations several months in advance may be necessary. The room was clean and comfortable (although nothing fancy). What we liked most about this place was the restaurant. It's by far the... More 

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MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, BanjobobHouston. Thanks for your feedback. We’re happy to know you enjoyed your stay and the meals at our restaurant. It was a pleasure having you here, come back soon! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Pick this hotel due to proximity to Sequoia National Park (it's one of 5 closest) and the pretty lovely view of the restaurant. I was right on both account; but really underestimate how bad the room is. The hot shower is really barely functioning (it could pour scorching water if you don't tune it well before); shower space is really... More 

Thank DC_Louisville
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, DC_Louisville. We’re surprised to learn about your experience. In an effort to rectify your unsatisfactory visit, we’d like for you to contact us directly so we may get to the bottom of your claims. More 

Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Overpriced, substandard food. Slow service. Flys kept buzzing us inside dining area. The pasta sauce for my wife's meal sure tasted like Prego. View was the only thing that we enjoyed. You may want to bypass this and keep looking.

Thank JimPeoria_Illinois
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Jim. We’re sorry to hear about your experience and hope we can resolve this. Please, contact us directly so that we can discuss your situation further. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodging renovation completed March 2014. The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge is located just 1/4 mile from the Main Entrance to Sequoia National Park on Highway 198. If offers a full service bar and restaurant along with a lodge containing 5 standard rooms, a cozy honeymoon cottage on the river with a dry sauna room and a two bedroom river house that sleeps up to 8 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

Address: 45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
Region: United States > California > Three Rivers
Price Range: £85 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gateway Restaurant and Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Get off the mountain before the sun goes down so you can enjoy dinner on the deck”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We got a balcony on the 2nd floor.. nice view of the river. The hotel is nice, not the restaurant.”
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“WIFI is intermittent-”
 of 5 bubbles Roxyita, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“River House is the best bet....”
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