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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Groveland is a great place to unwind & set the mood for your trip into Yosemite. This B & B is very nice, the breakfast was HUGE & everyone delivers service with a smile. Once you park your car @ the hotel, there's no need to drive anywhere; you can shop, eat & meander about town on foot. I happened to be in Groveland on flea market Saturday; that was fun & I got some great treasures. Also bought some really great stuff @ Serendipity & Mountain Sage Nursery. I was very happy that this hotel is NEXT DOOR to the Iron Door Saloon; awesome in it's own right (see that review for more info). Be sure to get your coffee @ FireFall Coffee Roasting Company (also just next door) & they even make great box lunches for your trip into Yosemite :)

Date of stay: May 2014
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Thank AuntyJ
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Groveland Hotel: Yosemite-
The Essence of Amenity!
With service always with a smile
Professionalism, served with style,
Historical home with teddy bear
To keep you safe while you are there
We'll both be back, to you we sing,
"It's perfect now-Don't change a thing!"

Special thanks to Peggy Grout, Jo Ellen, Tyler,Barbara (perky breakfast server (Lorraine?) and Chef Andre

Jeanne & Tom Pontac

Date of stay: April 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank ultrajeanne
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

If you are looking for a place to relax, slow down and watch the world go by stay at the Groveland Hotel. Stop by the bar and chat/hang with Tyler or take your beverage and find one of the many incredible sitting nooks to claim as your own. The wrap around decks with plenty of intimate seating offer great views. Eat at the bar or resturant - Andre the chef can wip up some amazing dishes. If you want to learn about the place, several very cool stories, chat with Barbara and Joellen. Visit the local library/museum to get some great history on Groveland and don't miss (not that you can) the Iron Door Saloon right next to Groveland Hotel, fun atmosphere. As you can tell the staff at Groveland made an impression - we normally stay at big hotel chains but, slowing down in Groveland was great thanks to the staff, nothing got by them - great service, great atmosphere, great place!

Room tip: Room 17 - Julie Bullette, amazing room! Fireplace and large fluffy bed.
Date of stay: April 2014
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1  Thank cbzarian
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I am not a big fan of bed and breakfasts, But I really enjoy small homey hotels. I love this place. Here's the deal. It's definitely quaint, maybe even a bit funky, (teddy bears on the pillows) but it has everything you need to feel more than comfortable, and they pay attention to the details; waters, toiletries, coffee, comfortable beds, sheets and all of that. Both Barbara and Jo Ellen (sp?) at the front desk treated us like we were the only guests in the hotel, and graciously addressed all of our questions. We took advantage of an incredible travel zoo offer, and didn't even have time to take advantage of all the perks they offered us. The owner of the hotel came by to greet us at dinner (great food for a one street town). She sincerely wanted us to feel welcome, and know that we were enjoying our stay. The dining room might be a bit understaffed, but just relax, and enjoy the caring hospitality. There are so few places like this; there will be a time when they don't exist anymore. On another note: if you are traveling from the bay area, it's an easy drive there, and then an easy drive down to Yosemite in the morning.

Room tip: Just ask them when you make a reservation.
Date of stay: April 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Travel-Guy-415
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This is our second visit to the Groveland Hotel and both have been excellent. The owner, who went to school with Elvis (yes, THE Elvis) is very present and attentive making sure that the guests are happy.

We had been talking about returning ever since our first visit late last March. In our many years of visiting Yosemite, we were resigned to very mediocre food except in the main dining room at the Ahwahnee. The restaurant at the Groveland Hotel is a major exception and a good bargain. We went this time one night and enjoyed the Easter dinner -- a choice of different appetizers, entrees and desserts. The lamb is wonderful and the cakes for dessert were fantastic. The chocolate cake was moist and tasted of rich chocolate. (I hate dark colored chocolate cakes that taste like nothing.) The carrot cake was also perfect. Breakfast is included and is a feast including wonderful hot cinnamon rolls.

The rooms are cozy. The sheets are excellent -- very smooth. The bathrooms are small, but work well with powerful showers.

During our visit we checked out the area that was burned in last year's RIM fire. At the overlook on route 120 East of Groveland, you can see down to the river campground where the fire started. The slopes on the surrounding mountains were orange with poppies. We drove through the burned area to Hetch Hetchy. You really get a sense of how the fire hops around sparing areas and jumping the road. The burn extends to around the dam and the waterfalls in Hetch Hetchy and also past the gate on 120 into the main part of the park. The lupines and dogwood trees are also in bloom now.

Groveland is a very nice, quaint town that looks like the gold rush era town it is. The main part of town is about two blocks long.

Room tip: Both times we have stayed in the annex in the less expensive rooms. The annex is immediately adjacent to the original building and is just a few steps from the main front door. If steps are an issue, go for a first floor room. The road in front is busy during the day, but very quiet at night, so noise is not an issue even though the hotel is very close to the road. We also heard no noise from the saloon on the other side of the main hotel building. The saloon claims to be the oldest alcohol serving establishment in California.
Date of stay: April 2014
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Thank EveSp
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