Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn

Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn

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#2 of 13 hotels in Oakhurst
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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At the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn will stand out among other hotels in Oakhurst,CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Patio
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Spa
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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4.0 of 5 bubbles3,415 reviews
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Nestled amidst nature, the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn is often commended for its charming atmosphere and clean, well-maintained premises. It sits in a prime location for Yosemite explorers and offers valued amenities like pet-friendly options and pools, though opinions on room decor and upkeep are mixed. Guests have had varying experiences with the staff, ranging from friendly to unresponsive. While the hotel's value for money is debated, its on-site dining and breakfast come highly recommended.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Dated
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Abundant

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Charmaine S wrote a review Aug 2023
Las Vegas, United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel's location is convenient, easy to find, nicely decorated and the staff are more than polite and helpful. The breakfast is one of the best I have at other hotels, ample varieties and tasty and nutritious. Excellent job! One of the most important feature was that they accept pets and provided areas for the pet to relief themselves, as my dog is a part of my family and it was great to be able to bring her along with me.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Responded Aug 14, 2023
Hi Charmaine, Thank you for your lovely review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and that Breakfast exceeded your expectations. We are indeed very proud of our breakfast and hear nothing but great things about it! Thank you again.
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Leslie Y wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California14 contributions10 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is super clean, nicely landscaped, While pricey for a fancy motel (all rooms are accessed via outdoor walkways), it's the nicest outside Yosemite for the price point. It's on 8 acres, with grass and mature trees. Hotel is doing extra cleaning and precautions due to Covid19. Staff was wearing masks. They will not come in to clean your room unless you request it, however they will give you fresh towels, toiletries upon request.

We had a spacious room with 2 queen beds, bar area, and a balcony with chairs and table where we could eat our breakfast and takeout dinner; there is also a grassy area with a picnic table and barbecue. Really good AC, which you need in August, or leave balcony doors open. Room had ceiling fan too. Two nice pools....the outdoor pool was clean and refreshing, towels supplied at pool. Jacuzzi is closed.

Breakfast is grab and go, pretty minimal. But room has fridge and microwave, extra sink so you can prepare breakfast or snacks in your room. (And there is a Raley's and Vons down the road). This is helpful during a pandemic when restaurant options are limited. A few Oakhurst, Mariposa and Bass Lake restaurants offer outdoor dining. We ordered take out and dined at the hotel.

Allow over 1.5 hours to Yosemite Valley via 41: road is very windy after Wawona, with scary drop offs, however you are hugging the mountain. We suggest exiting via Highway 140, which is longer distance wise, but a straighter road and takes only 10 minutes more. Bass Lake is only 8 minutes away! Lots to do on the water there. We would stay at this property again!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Request a room at the back of the property, it's quiet, nice views of trees and mountain.
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Unikiam wrote a review Feb 2020
Sacramento3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Honestly, we were a little leery with the 2-Star hotel rating we saw, but am so glad we stayed here. The rooms were large and roomy, and even included a small kitchenette. My husband was concerned about traffic noise, and we were both surprised that all we heard all night was one car. The breakfast was nice; most importantly with lots of seating available. This was another very pleasant surprise since there were seven of us total and we were able to sit together. This hotel has lots of room choices. We went with two king beds in each of the three rooms we reserved. All three rooms were very spacious and had more than enough room for our entire group. We really liked that the hotel was able to place all three rooms next to each other also, as were were in and out of each others rooms often. Yes, I would definitely recommend this hotel; it is the best hotel I have stayed at in quite a while with the large rooms and all of the accommodations.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Hello Unikiam, Thank you for giving us an opportunity to earn your business. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis
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Sandy L wrote a review Sep 2020
28 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time at this hotel came over for Labor Day weekend the front office lady very pleasant, polite, and friendly. Check in was extremely easy we were able to upgrade to a room with a balcony our room was nice and clean although we did bring a spray of Lysol just a little extra protection during this pandemic time. staff very friendly staff all wearing masks however the majority of guests were not wearing masks. due to the pandemic we received a breakfast bag for breakfast which was fine and understandable we enjoyed our stay at the hotel we would return again the grounds are beautiful.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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JenC wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was even better than imagined. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The entire hotel is very clean and well maintained. The room was really clean and perfect in every way. We had the 3 queen with sofa type of room and it was so spacious and beautiful. As older folks, we wanted a place with back support to sit and visit in the evening, so we opted for the 3 queens with the sofa. The buffet breakfast was great - better than any we have ever experienced. Every bite of food was amazing, the fresh fruit was fresh and sweet, and everything was kept clean and fully stocked every day.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The buffet breakfast is truly a cut above the rest!
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Response from CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Hello JenC Thank you for the 5-star review. I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay in the family suite and the hot buffet. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis
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clcorea wrote a review Jul 2021
Raymond, California1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed because of a mandatory evacuation for wildfire. Grounds are lovely. Room is average. It was a handicapped accessible room, with bathroom large enough for mobility scooter to move around easily but was unable to get a shower chair for 2 days. I was told there were only 2 of them on the entire property which is ridiculous. Each handicapped room should have one. Lounge chairs are extremely uncomfortable; seat back lays back too far and there is no lumbar support. Housekeeping did not clean my room the entire time I was there and I only received clean towels and soap, shampoo when I caught them cleaning a nearby room and requested them. They were helpful when I was loading my car to leave and they loaded my oxygen machine and my scooter without being asked. All the staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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eric_qu wrote a review Aug 2020
San Mateo, California55 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I like this resort style Best Western, it probably has the best landscaping among all other Best Western hotels I ever stayed at. Room is big and quiet, dog friendly, ideal for Yosemite close by access. the house keeping can be better, as I can still see previous guest left items on carpet, understand due to Covid 19 the breakfast becomes grab & go, just think it it too plain, can include more items like milk/yogurt/egg.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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weeklyflyer71 wrote a review Jul 2020
Phoenix, Arizona, USA6 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
To start with, the hotel is located conveniently in Oakhurst, a quick drive to the south gate of Yosemite. When we checked in, the staff was pleasant and fun and provided great information on the experience we should have, the reduced cleaning program due to staffing and the specific COVID cleaning. Those are the upsides.

The hotel itself is old and appears to only have external access, not something that we noted when booking. Once we entered our room, we noted an odor, of old smoke and years of cleaning products. The room had bright LED lighting that was not really conducive to a chill evening. The first morning, we noted a smell of mildew coming from the bathroom. After investigation, it was clear the the shower curtain was old, cleaned, but still had mildew on it. The external door was not sealed well - we could see the bright lights of the external lights around the door all night. This would be something I would expect should be corrected. The internet was relatively slow in the rooms. The TV was newer but the cable was poor and the channels were all fuzzy - though I assumed that was due to being in the mountains.

Overall, the hotel was severely overpriced for the experience that we had. With a new HI Express open and two new hotels (Hampton Inn & Fairfield) opening soon down the street, this hotel needs to step up its game.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jolin_Chang wrote a review Feb 2020
Santa Clara, California33 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked double-queen room for one night (check in: 2/21, check out: 2/22). The room is clean & nice sized with ample space. The breakfast and the bar are the highlights:
1. Bar: Very cozy and comfortable bar with friendly staff and various drinks. They can even customize something for you even it was not in the menu (I ordered Irish coffee which was not in the menu). Drinking here you don’t have to worry about driving, just enjoy!
2. Breakfast buffet: very nice and a lot of choices, good to prepare your energies for your national park activities.

We had very good time in this hotel until we left the hotel - I forgot to take my North Face jacket and a bag of food. I found this when we reached Yosemite (because it was so cold) and called the hotel to see if the cleaning staff has returned them to lost & found, however the front desk was buying checking in and asked us to call back in few hours. I did so around 7 pm, and the front desk replied they did not find anything and asked us to follow up again the next day. We checked again in person when we drove home, but nothing was found still. The only thing I can do is to leave my contact information and hope to get the good news someday.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Hello Jolin_Chang, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologize that we were not able to locate your lost item right away. I have already called you directly, but I wanted to apologize once more. I am glad everything worked out. At your service, Curtis
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carlygranato wrote a review May 2023
Shawnee, Kansas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend staying at the Best Western if you are staying in the area or participating in the Yosemite Half Marathon. Room was nice and it was just down the road from the shuttle bus pickup/drop off. All the staff we spoke to were pleasant. The complimentary breakfast was actually delicious and left full each morning. The restaurant there was also amazing for dinner, food and drinks were excellent! Look forward to going back.
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Date of stay: May 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Responded May 10, 2023
Hi carlygranato, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and well done on the Marathon! Delighted you got to enjoy our breakfast and the restaurant for dinner. We hope to see you again next year or maybe before hand!
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IrisDublin asked a question Mar 2023
Dublin, California13 contributions8 helpful votes
How many ev charger on site?
Answer from April J
Anaheim, California1 contribution
They have 4 EV charging stations; 1 Tesla and 3 universal. It is first come, first served.
Richard F asked a question Apr 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom86 contributions45 helpful votes
Do the bedrooms have safes
Answer from hans0ndl
1 contribution
None of the rooms I have stayed in at the hotel have safes. You might be able to request one.
evjr57 wrote a tip May 2024
Concord, California94 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call ahead to get room in the lower level if you don't want to walk up hill."
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Toxa I wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lori is the worst front desk lead ever"
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AAAT wrote a tip Aug 2023
Surrey27 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to queue for dinner - get there early Leave early to get into Yosemite (all the parking spots in Valley gone by mid-morning) "
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Passport51117532812 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Fresno, California1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nice hotel with nice grounds. Just be careful of your 'neighbors', rude staff, and cost."
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MnKB-23 wrote a tip Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom23 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would suggest choosing a different hotel to stay at"
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C$365 - C$464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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134
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Nearby attractions include Oakhurst Spirits (0.3 km), Dirty Donkey Tavern (0.2 km), and Yosemite Wine Tails (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smokehouse 41, Judy's Donuts, and Oakhurst Grill & Whiskey 41 Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Oakhurst.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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