I decided upon a last-minute Yosemite trip for a June weekend which made it quite a challenge to find accommodation of any sort that was not too far from Yosemite. This was the only place I found, through Tripadvisor, that had availability. I booked a room with some trepidation given the majority of negative reviews in the past, with only one positive one most recently this year. We were very pleasantly surprised with how nice this place was and hope that more people will come and see it for themselves!
The staff there were very nice, both on the phone and in-person. We had advised them that we would be arriving late and they kindly waited up to greet us and show us our room. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The bathroom was also very clean and well supplied.
The place is quite big, on top of a steep hill and so, it has great views and a lovely big deck/porch.
They offer a big breakfast of waffles, toast, cereals, and fruit. They will even set it up earlier for you if you are leaving earlier than the scheduled breakfast time!. They also have great facilities for guests to prepare their own meals and/or store food that they plan to take into Yosemite the next day---there is a large fridge, spacious countertop to prep food, and gas BBQ for guests to use, all out on their covered deck/porch.
The manager Kevin told us that he is the new manager and that the previous, negative reivews were from the old management. Hopefully, more people will come see that this is a pretty nice place to stay. It is about 30 minutes from the Yosemite Park gates and another ~45 min drive to Yosemite Valley from there.
- Also Known As:
- Berkshire Hotel Groveland