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“Quaint comfort near Yosemite and wine country”
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Hotel Charlotte
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Groveland
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We really enjoyed this historic hotel. It has been lovingly restored with modern conveniences without losing it's charm. The rooms are fairly large and very cozy, with heater in each room. The quilts and other décor are charming. The plumbing in the bathrooms was great. The hot water was consistent. We chose a room on the first floor with a shower rather than clawfoot bathtub. Would have loved the tub, but afraid I might have trouble getting out. The staff were all very attentive. More blankets were brought when requested. Ice bucket was filled. Coffee, tea, or wine were offered. The included breakfast was delicious. Sausage links, real scrambled eggs, pancakes, an assortment of cereals and breads for toasting were offered buffet style along with coffee, tea, juice and milk. The restaurant was not open for dinner at this time, but the reviews for that were high, so maybe we will have to go back so we can eat there. The proximity to Yosemite National Park is excellent. The drive is only about an hour and scenic all the way. I've never been there in winter before, so it was a very nice experience. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Charming and comfy. Not the Ritz but clean rooms, friendly staff, everything you need. The room was large enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. Groveland is a cute town and a great place to stay near Yosemite.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

and they come in the form of Hotel Charlotte. My husband and I decided to visit Yosemite for my birthday. I was amazed! First of all, let me stress the natural beauty and majesty of the park. It was crawling with wildlife! I wanted to mount a buck and ride off into the sunset. And, believe me when I saw this...Hotel Charlotte was just as magical. The rooms are so very dreamy complete claw foot tubs. The service is amazing. The food is to die for. I wanted to mount all of the staff and ride off into the sunset! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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4  Thank mscott10
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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

We went to yosemite and were looking for an hotel not too exspensive and no too far away of the national park. I called them to book the room and directly i had a good feeling with the employe... It will be confirmed some days after when we arrived to the hotel : clean, beautifull in a nice little town... We sleept really well and the breakfast was delicius and various! Thx to the team of the hotel! Benoit ( France)

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed 2 night here on a weekend Yosemite trip and it was great! We hit traqffic on our way down and called to say we'd be arriving late. They left a key under the mat for us and everything we needed to get to our cozy room and rest up before our big day in the park! The room was clean and comfortable. Very homey.

The included breakfast was great and definitely a cut above your average hotel breakfast. They were really helpful in giving us options on how to plan our day and make the most of our short trip.

We went to Mono Lake (abt 2 hour drive from the hotel... more bc you'll want to stop at the beautiful outlooks, lakes, etc on the way!) and swung through the Yosemite Valley at sunset on our way back. Had dinner nd drinks at the Iron Door Saloon across the street (supposedly the oldest saloon in CA, couldn't resist!) and then Sunday drove down to Mariposa Grove to see the sequoias. It was an action packed and beautiful trip!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Four of us stayed here after reading reviews on trip advisor. Assigned to a condo and upon arrival found it was all updated, but carpet. The carpet was so dirty and stained, I called the main desk. We were immediately moved to the Wisteria Condo. It was average, but had portable water cooled units. No cool air, contacted desk and they sent someone out the next day while we were out. They did not cool, but front desk said the unit was cool when maintenance man left. It was an oven when we returned at 6pm. Washer leaked and caused large bubble in kitchen ceiling. I would not ever stay here again no matter how close to Yosemite. I did tell desk of problems upon check out and emailed owners without any response.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Jennykedwards, Owner at Hotel Charlotte, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Dear ladytravelerAlabama,

We appreciate your feedback and following your stay, did immediately address the issues you have highlighted above. Unfortunately, some guests do not treat rental units with as much care as we would hope and the unit you were first staying in did have stained carpets. We have professionally cleaned the carpets multiple times this summer, but some stains will not come out. As you mentioned, we immediately moved you to another unit. We will be going through all of our vacation rentals this winter and replacing the carpet with hardwood floors to allow for easier cleaning. Wisteria Condo was a vacation rental that we were managing for another person this past summer. It is the only unit that we had in our inventory that did not have central AC. Following your stay given the issues of the inconsistent AC unit and the leak with the washer, we removed it from our inventory and no longer rented it. We would be more than happy to extend a free night stay in one of our rentals if you are in our area again. I apologize for not getting a response to you sooner, but I did not receive your email with your feedback. We greatly value guest opinions and I make every effort possible to provide a response to each guest. Safe travels

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We have stayed at the Hotel Charlotte three times on our annual trips to Yosemite. We were very pleasantly surprised by all the changes the new owners Doug & Jenn have made. The rooms are being upgraded one by one. On this last trip, even though it wasn't newly renovated, our room was very comfortable. The lobby has wonderful deep couches that invite you to sink in and relax. We visited on Halloween night and had a blast watching the annual kids' costume parade and trick-or-treating through the main street while we sipped cocktails and wine at the newly renovated bar. As someone else mentioned, the bar has great atmosphere and all the locals we met and talked to that night were very friendly! Love this place!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Charlotte

Address: 18736 Main St, Groveland, CA 95321-9444
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Region: United States > California > Groveland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Groveland
Price Range: £88 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Charlotte 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience a wonderful escape at the Hotel Charlotte, located at the gateway to Yosemite. Enjoy the rustic quirks of a charming, historic boutique hotel coupled with a wonderfully inviting ambiance and stellar service that will leave you wanting more.At the Hotel Charlotte, you'll be welcomed by friendly, knowledgable staff who will help you settle in to one of our 10 hotel rooms or 6 guest houses. Whether you want to experience the natural wonders of the surrounding area and Yosemite, have a romantic getaway, or enjoy a stay in an authentic old west hotel, you will find what you are looking for at the Hotel Charlotte. The owners, Doug and Jenn Edwards, wanted to retain the gold rush feel of the hotel while at the same time modernizing and simplifying. The sage green walls, the throwback Edison lightbulbs, the oversized, brown velvet sofas - invite guests to step into a contemporary old west. The look of the hotel also carries into the adjoining restaurant, the Charlotte Bistro & Bar. Under the direction of Chef Doug Edwards, the restaurant features locally grown produce and innovative Modern American fare. ... more   less 
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