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Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Oakhurst
Fairfield, CA
1 review
“Convenient Location, Bad Hotel”
Reviewed 8 May 2012

The hotel is conveniently located not too far from the Yosemite Park entrance. The hotel itself isn't so great. The staff at the front desk aren't friendly or welcoming. The rooms are just okay. The bathroom was awful, very bad ventilation, even with the window open. The mural in our room was tacky. The continental breakfast was also just okay, but at least it was free.
Although the hotel welcomes pet, they're definitely not dog friendly (they weren't human friendly either).
I would definitely not stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Rockingham, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Beautiful hotel set towards the edge of the town. The setting is stunning with the rooms all being set in little blocks throughout the grounds. Nice (small) pool and hot tub, definitely recommended after a long day's hiking in Yosemite. Our room was a large, clean, well-decorated 2 room suite. The downside to this it was on the bottom foor of the block so every footstep in the room above could be heard in our room and when they flushed the toilet it sounded like a waterfall in our room. There was very little sound proofing at all. Breakfast was included and pleasant however we ate in the resaurant one evening. Service was some of the slowest (and there were only 7 tables in there) I have ever had - 20 minutes to take our order and over an hour for the food after that. It was only average when it arrived. The paintings in the restaurant are hideous and overpowering also! Overall I would recommend this hotel however ask for an upstairs room and eat elsewhere and you'll be fine!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Hotel near to the Yosemite N.P. entrance, nice option to get accommodation close to the park.

Ubicated in Oakhurst, a small town with some hotels and restaurants along the main street.

The hotel has a main building, another with a restaurant, and some different additional buildings with the rooms.

They are very spacious and clean.

Car park in front of the door of your room.

Free wifi.

Great place where I would come back again.

We arrived to Oakhurst at 8:45 PM and, in order to have dinner, our two options were Mc Donald's and Burger King. You have been warned, hahaha!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Despite a fantastic location for access to the stunningly beautiful Yosemite National Park, this hotel is in an appalling state. The rooms are brown, the bathrooms are brown, the doors are brown. The sheets were old, scratchy and grey from excessive use and combined with a filthy manky blanket lead to two nights of very patchy sleep. The towels were hard and well-past sell-by date. This all combined to doom a shabby dirty hotel. Ants in the room and bathroom! Peeling dirty sealant and general dirtiness. The noisiest fridge in world and it leaked!! A non-smoking hotel yet why did my room smell of smoke? I worked that out pretty quickly when witnessing the cleaning staff chain-smoking their way from room to room. Free breakfast was good. The lobby is quite grand in a shabby chic kind of way but scratch the surface and you quickly realise this dump is all shabby and not chic at all. Best Western Plus??? No way - this is little more than a shabby motel. Best Western Minus!!

As an aside, El Cid is a fantastic Mexican Restaurant and the doughnut shop is well worth a visit!!

Room Tip: Go Elsewhere!!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

There was nothing wrong with this hotel, there was nothing great about this hotel, however the picture paintings on the walls are worth mentioning, wether they are your thing or not, all the rooms have great big murals on the walls painted by the owner. big vistas of yosemite behind the beds, they are most definitely different and I actually liked this personal touch.
Its an acceptable hotel with good access to Yosemite and compared to others in the area well priced. Nothing remarkable but would stay there again.

Room Tip: Get one with a new tv as this seems to be the only difference
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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UK
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Good clean room in a well maintained site. Rooms split into several areas, some with verandahs.

There are good facilities including a swimming pool and jacuzzi but I didn't have time to try these out.

Very good breakfast area, plenty of seating. Breakfast was good.

Close enough to walk into town where there are some restaurants and shops.

Room Tip: Room with verandah
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Folsom, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Clean room, nice property... building looks nice.
Price is good.
Breakfast is a little to be desired though.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn

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 #1 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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