I suppose being close to the amazing Yosemite means you can cut a few corners - like looking after your guests. Firstly this is a decent, basic hotel with great rooms and nice little extras in the form of the little pool area and self-service breakfast, which was did the job. 20-30 mins from south entrance depending on traffic and another hour to the valley.
The hotel failed for us on its customer service. Complete lack of welcome unlike everywhere else we stayed across the US. No check in until 4pm was strictly enforced, the last thing you need after a six hour drive. I had to plead with the disinterested receptionist for a place to leave our luggage, who refused until finally a voice from the backroom told her we could leave it in the lobby at our own risk. Attempted additional charges for a roll away bed both at check-in and again at check-out despite the fact that it was purchased in advance.
Not a big enough blip to impact on such an amazing experience - but what does it cost to be nice to travelers?
Tip - hike the Panorama Trail.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites is located in Oakhurst, California only minutes away from the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park on Highway 41. The Yosemite Southgate Hotel offers some of the most spacious suite type rooms located nearby Yosemite. With interior corridors and an elevator and ample parking for tour buses, The Southgate Hotel offers a perfect place to stay for groups of all sizes and types. Located minutes from Bass Lake, the Yosemite Southgate Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay at when visiting Yosemite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shilo Hotel Oakhurst
- Shilo Inn Oakhurst
- Oakhurst Shilo Inn