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Two day trip to Yosemite
After I booked this hotel and read the reviews I was a bit nervous about it...however... We arrived around 4:30 pm. I booked a river view room two queen beds. Went to check in the woman behind the counter was lovely. I told her what I had booked and asked her if I could have a room like that on the first floor..no problem. We were in room 1088 Sequoia building. There are many buildings on the property. We opened the door to our room and the view of the river was to die for!! Our room had a private balcony only a few steps away from the river. There is two chairs and a small table on the balcony. Room had a little kitchenette with two burner stove, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and everything you need to cook and eat with. The beds were very comfortable too!! The room had a gas fireplace however I think it was just for show. It didn't put out any heat but it looked nice. The bathroom had an oversized jacuzzi tub with two shower heads. It was big enough for two people. Had a flat screen TV with about 23 channels which was fine for us. The room was very clean..they don't have daily cleaning service but if you needed anything you could call the front desk and they would bring it right over. The room needs a face lift. Some of the wall paper was coming off and needed a paint job that is the only reason I am giving it 4 stars. There is a restaurant and a pizza place on the property but we didn't use them since we had a kitchen. The lobby has a very nice selection of groceries and gifts. All of the pools and hot tubs were open but we didn't use them. The hotel is only about a ten minute drive to the entrance of Yosemite. We didn't have any issues while we were there and everything worked in the room and it was clean. We can't wait to go back!!
We were quite nervous after reading some of the reviews, but we had a great experience! We were in the Maple Building, 2 queen mountain room, on the second floor. It faced the back of the property and the mountains. The property was maintained and looked nice. The room was very comfortable and spacious. There was a kitchenette (mini fridge, microwave and small stove), table and chairs, a balcony with 2 chairs, decent tv reception, big bathroom. Cons: There is no reception so you will be forced to purchase wifi service if you want it. We didn't bother. The bathtub in our room was really pretty black on the bottom surface and could use a scrubbing. One word of caution: The stairwells are very DARK - there is zero lighting after the sun sets - these need to be fixed. It is very dangerous to have no lights at the top of steps and in the elevator lobby area on exit floors. We didn't use the elevator so I can't comment on it's condition but it's in the very dark hallway. Laundry: we used laundry and it worked fine. There is no change machine so bring your own quarters. At the time we used it, cost was $1.50 / load. Overall - we had a great stay.
Pleasant surprises in river view king
Much better than expected! We stayed in a King River-view room and were happily surprised. The room was very spacious, with a gas fireplace and a huge jacuzzi tub (which was much needed after a long day of hiking). It had a kitchen with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, stove, and mini fridge. On the third floor, our patio looking over the river was wonderful for morning coffee with the babbling river noise so soothing. There were also outdoor hot tubs available, though we didn’t take advantage. The elevator is a bit scary, the furnishings sparse and the mattress was a bit hard for me, but happy to overlook those items based on the other benefits. I’ve paid more for worse! The only real complaints I have are: 1. Wi-Fi is not included. A bit of a racket given that nobody has cell service in the area. 2. The restaurants close at 8:30pm even on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the pizza though!But if you miss it, the general store is incredibly well stocked with lots of options for frozen food, pantry options, some fresh options and plenty of booze, drinks, snacks, and souvenirs. Overall, would definitely stay here again! I’d even consider it over the Yosemite Valley Lodge in the park if the short drive isn’t a dealbreaker.
Close to Yosemite
Stayed at this resort for three days while visiting Yosemite. Their website calls it a “luxury resort” but I would call it average. The room was nice with views of the mountains and river on each side, with an OK balcony for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Food choices are very limited at the River Restaurant and below average in quality in my opinion. It’s proximity to Yosemite is a plus (about 4 miles from the Arch Entrance on the west side of the park). There is a gas station/grocery store about a mile west of the Lodge which is also convenient.
Considering the options you’ll be fine for the weekend getaway.
Place serves its purpose for an average motel. It’s a bit beat up however not so many options in the area at all. At least having the dining options are nice on the premises to have food at least. Oh they so charge for Internet which you need since no signal there. I bought it at the kiosk in lobby which was good for 24 hour total- so it lasted my 4 night stay.
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