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Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“great place close to Yosemite”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We chose this resort-type motel based on its great location close to Yosemite and on previous reviews. We were not disappointed. Rooms are in blocks spread up a hillside. Ours was up at the top thereby involving a walk down to check-in or restaurant. Not a problem but some people might struggle a bit getting back up. The room was big, clean and comfortable. And nice and peaceful for a good night's sleep. Oakhurst is a small bustling town with plenty of alternative lodging and dining places. This probably explains why the price was reasonable for what was being offered, not cheap but quite good value. The one slight downer was the restaurant. This stands beside the reception area and one is given vouchers for a free buffet breakfast. At first sight this looked great but the place was heaving at breakfast time and the arrival of a coachload of schoolkids put the system under great strain. There were enormous queues and shortage of food. When the cooked food did arrive it was very poor quality, hardly worth waiting for. The rest was fine, if you could get through the scrum. The management needs to address this issue and maybe have alternative arrangements for large groups. Otherwise a great place in a superb location - highly recommended.

Room Tip: If you struggle climbing steep hills then ask for a room close to reception.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

This Best Western is ideally situated for visiting the Yosemite National Park without the park prices. Very large room with balcony overlooking trees. Beds comfortable although the bathroom could do with a makeover.
Receptionists and all other staff were very friendly and helpful.
The on-site restuarant served a reasonable breakfast but we had problems with one of our eveing meals, it was undercooked and took nearly 20 minutes to put right by which time the rest of our party had finished eating, perhaps we shouldn't have chosen the prok chop!!!

Room Tip: One of the units at the top of the hill, preferably on the second floor is the best location.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Jasper, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

This is a fantastic place to stay. We were upgraded to a 2-room suite by the kind folks at the desk. Our booking also came with a free breakfast buffet every day, which was really good (not great), but hey......it was free. The pancakes/waffles had a lot to be desired. But the bacon ruled :-)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Escondido, California
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Overall, no problems were encountered at my lodging at this Best Western motel. The check in and check out went smoothly. The staff were all pleasant and friendly. Glad I had made a reservation since this place was sold out when I arrived. The room was clean and had an electric fireplace, the bed was comfortable, and it was a quiet night's stay. The exercise facility was closed for renovation, so I cannot comment on the quality of the exercise equipment. The free breakfast buffet had a huge selection of food at the on-site restaurant. The only thing "negative" about the food was the dried out potatoes. On a scale of one to ten (ten being the top rating), I would score the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn a "9". Indeed, this establishment comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2012

The grounds here are lovely! The building are set apart with spaces between that include flowers, bushes, and lots of green grass. Even the pool is set apart in a garden-like setting. The room was quiet and comfortable with a microwave and a refrigerator. Even thought they were short-staffed on the night I was there, the folks at reception were helpful and considerate. The hot breakfast buffet is located in the restaurant building next door. All in all, a good choice for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2012 via mobile

Good location, can walk to many restaurants. Our room includes b-fast. Frig & coffee maker in the room. Two pools & laundromat.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

This is an average Best Western hotel. Nothing over the top. We stayed in nicer, but for the money...you get what you pay for. Our room was facing the road which did not afford us beautiful grounds as other posters have stated. It could have been better if the room had a door that opened up to the balcony so you could sit outside in the evenings. I don't know why you would have a balcony and not put a door in to enjoy it. Breakfast was adequate to start your day. All the employees were very friendly and accomodating except for the front desk people. They were there to just do their job. Plenty of places to get a bite to eat in the area. The Starbucks was an added surprise down the road. The steak house "Sweetwater" just minutes toward the park was great! Excellent food and service. If we visit the area again we will definitey stay in the Bass Lake area. It was beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Address: 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
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Region: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each of the 135 quiet and beautiful guest rooms have either deluxe queens, kings, or twin queen sized beds and there are 2-bedroom family units available for up to six people. Most rooms have a mountain view or garden setting and many have balconies and patios. Our hotel offers free High Speed Internet Access, In-room coffee, local calls Premium TV with HBO, CNN, ESPN standard for your enjoyment and comfort. ... more   less 
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