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Best Western Plus Hotel Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst

40530 Highway 41, 93644-9621, Oakhurst, United States - See on a map
Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn - At Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn we aim to make your stay with us unforgettable and effortless. The Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn is ideally located in the center of Oakhurst. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

On your next visit to Yosemite National Park, there’s a hotel in Oakhurst, CA just minutes away from this magnificent natural treasure. The Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn is a rustic, lodge-style hotel that takes full advantage of its beautiful surroundings while providing guests like you with all the comforts of home. Our free high-speed Internet keeps you connected to your world, while your room’s combination of refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker ensures that snacks and beverages are always within your reach. We’ve also got a full-service restaurant and a lounge right on site when you’re in the mood for something more substantial. Fuel up, because you’ve got a full day ahead of you, no matter whether you’re taking a sightseeing tour of Yosemite, taking a ride on the Sugar Pine Steam Railroad, or enjoying water sports and fishing on Bass Lake. When you return to our pet-friendly, 100% non-smoking hotel, you can relax in our lobby listening to the piano underneath a hand-painted mural. Splash down in your choice of indoor or outdoor pools. Or, visit our fitness center to work up a sweat on our cardio equipment. Soak in the hot tub, or fire up our BBQ grill and have yourself a picnic! We also offer a business center and a guest laundry, to keep you poised, prepared, and looking sharp. But perhaps our best feature is our serene location, nestled against dense forests you can enjoy from your balcony or patio, just minutes from Yosemite’s south entrance. Make the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn your home away from home on your next trip to Oakhurst.

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Hotel advantages

  • Complimentary full american breakfast
    Complimentary full american breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Outdoor pool
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  • Free parking
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"If there was a 3 and a half star I'd give it that"

3
PhillyHReviews, San Francisco, California 19/05/2022

This hotel is very ideal for visiting Yosemite. It is clean, close to Yosemite national park and the staff are helpful. I completely forgot to take photos before we left but the room was a good size, clean and a comfortable bed. Decent value for money as you get breakfast included.

"Pleasant Surprise"

4
mlbs, Salinas, California 14/05/2022

We travel with dogs so our expectations are low. There's a huge variance on what hotel chains find acceptable for dog acceptance. We were delighted to find that BW Oakhurst had plenty of space for the dogs to roam and do their business - and provided potty bags on site - even tho we always travel with our own. As for us humans - we were housed in the 400 level hotel rooms and were granted a move based on a noisy young family next to us. Thankfully there was room. We are cognizant of our dogs and their barking and wanted a space not next to anyone else. Thanks for accommodating us. The free breakfast was the pleasant surprise. Made to order eggs were fabulous. I appreciated that especially since prices for breakfast in-town were really a bit high. Proximity to the park is good - we have stayed in Mariposa - and Oakhurst has much more entities/utilities if something were to go wrong or be amiss. Thanks to the front-desk folks for guiding us to local restaurants and hikes - as well as accommodating our needs for quiet. We will tell all our friends….

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi mlbs, Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our breakfast and our staff. Our property is very pet friendly and we love having and getting to know our guests pets. We have a full time front desk dog named Queenie who is pretty much the boss here. We look forward to welcoming you all back!

"Near Yosemite With Great Breakfast"

5
dianeel56ID, Rupert, Idaho 04/05/2022

This location is outside the south end of Yosemite and is a large facility with a nice breakfast buffet included. Although I usually prefer interior room entrances for safety and quiet, our room was both quiet and secure.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello dianeel56ID, Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay with us. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. It really is amazing. Our Breakfast Chef loves creating new items and his freshly baked assortment of muffins are truly outstanding. Chocolate Chip, Blueberry and the Strawberry/White Chocolate chip are especially tasty! We switch them up but these three are almost always available. We hope to see you again soon!

"Beautiful setting"

5
User 25/04/2022

Loved the clean rooms, lots of pillows, an abundance of towels, clean pool area, lush landscaping, waterfall, fountain, lobby is very nice, check in was quick and easy, we arrived early and the rooms were available early.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi christinews2022, What a wonderful review of our property. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I'll make sure to pass along your comments to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

"Family vaca"

4
cowboyup2, Palmdale, California 24/04/2022

This place is clean staff friendly and very accommodating. Breakfast in the morning was great many options. Good bang for your buck. I'm kinda picking on hotels, and this one fit the bill. Would definitely stay again

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi cowboyup2, Thank you so much for your great comments regarding your recent stay with us. Glad you enjoyed our Breakfast so much. It really is amazing. We are lucky to have our own Restaurant on site and so our Breakfasts go way above and beyond the brand standard and we are always creating new options. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

"love this hotel"

5
Katherine L, Eureka 23/04/2022

We almost always stay here when going to Yosemite - it's a great location and the staff are awesome. breakfast is much better than at most Best Westerns also. Parking is free, the rooms are quite nice and larger than most and the property is truly beautiful. One point to remember about the town - if you are there in the off season, restaurants and shops tend to close quite early - the front desk was super helpful when we needed to find a place to eat though....

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi there Katherine L , Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm delighted you enjoyed Breakfast so much! It is refreshing to offer Complimentary parking. We wouldn't have it any other way! We are in a beautiful small town and thankfully do not need to add parking charges the way most hotels do in larger cities! Looking forward to seeing you again.

"Gem"

5
mbaylis805, Camarillo, California 18/04/2022

We really enjoyed our stay here. We were very happy to stay at the little cottage on the premises. It was just perfect for us! The staff was also great - very helpful and friendly. The complimentary breakfast was excellent.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Mbaylis , Thank you so much for your kind comments. Our private cottage is very special and perfect for a family or larger parties who want to be together. We hope you can come back and stay with us soon.

"Everyone was happy"

5
tinamarie232022, Newcastle, California 14/04/2022

There were 6 in our group. 5 adults and one kid. From the quick check in to the clean room, beautiful grounds, comfy beds, great indoor pool, big yummy breakfast, helpful and friendly staff, we were all very pleased and pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was!

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello tinamarie, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much with us. There is so much to do and see on the property. Our staff are amazing and I'm glad you felt the same way! We look forward to welcoming you back some day soon.

"Great local place"

5
User 12/04/2022

When traveling to Yosemite or just staying close to town, this is a great hotel to give you the look and feel of the local hospitality. The hotel has lots of character. My favorite part is how each building is located on a different level of the mountain. So beautiful!

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi there hansOndl, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I'm thrilled you enjoyed our property and it's setting. We do hope you can come back soon!

"Beautiful and Delicious"

5
User 11/04/2022

We decided to stay here for our visit to Yosemite and it was awesome! The grounds were beautiful, the breakfast was hot/delicious (biscuits and gravy were my favorite) and the staff was very helpful and accommodating!

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi heathercollier, Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding your stay with us. So glad you loved the Breakfast, it really is the Best! I'll make sure to pass along to our Breakfast Chef. Looking forward to welcoming you back again.

"good hotel near Yosemite"

5
mzhsg, Boise, Idaho 04/04/2022

Room is spacious and clean with complimentary breakfast. Hotel is very near Yosemite national park and road to hotel had less traffic. There are a few restaurants around the hotel and food is quite good and inexpensive.

"Gateway To Yosemite!"

5
Cantorpam, Berkeley, California 02/04/2022

Planned trip to Yosemite but knew we couldn't overnight in the Park with our dog. We've stayed at Best Westerns before with our dog and have been fine with them so this one was our pick. It surpassed our expectations. We asked for a room near the dog lawn and we're given a spacious room with 2 very comfortable queen beds, 2 easy chairs and table, desk with chair, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, flatscreen tv. An extensive buffet breakfast was included. The staff was very helpful and friendly, as well. The drive to Yosemite South Gate was about an hour. Sadly, the fires that raged through here last year left a forest of blackened and ashy dead trees along our route. But Yosemite itself seemed untouched and was as beautiful as ever. The Best Western has a lodge look to it and feels like more than a motel. It is also located at the edge of downtown, with great access to restaurants and stores. We plan to come back and stay here again with family (and dogs). Highly recommended.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Dear Cantorpam , Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our property so much and that your dog was able too as well! We are very proud of our staff and so aware that they are the reason that our guests keep coming back to stay with us over and over again. Yosemite is so special. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

"Worth every penny"

5
User 21/03/2022

Retro lodge motel feel without being dated or dingy. Beautiful grounds. Our room was very clean and comfortable. About 1.5 hrs to the Yosemite visitors center, but the drive is gorgeous. We brought our small dog and there was plenty of space for us to walk him.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Your kind comments mean the world to us. We are very proud of our grounds and the wonderful landscaping. We love meeting our guests pets and have our very own full time Doggie named Queenie who resides at the Front Desk. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

"BW YOSEMITE GATEWAY INN"

5
User 20/03/2022

The staff is ALWAYS so pleasant and helpful..They truly aim to make each person's stay awesome!!! The rooms are very clean..Anything that is needed is only a phone csll away!! We have a daughter with Special needs and the staff goes out of their way to help!!

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I will make sure to pass along to our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

"Best place to stay near Yosemite"

5
susanpsta, San Francisco, California 19/03/2022

Lodge full? This Best Western is like a resort and a beautiful drive to Yosemite Park. Balconies with treed views, very quiet and relaxing, especially after walking and sightseeing in the Park all day! Great restaurant and the friendliest staff! This is a rare place and an unexpected delight .

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi there susanpsta , Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding your stay with us here in Oakhurst. I'm delighted you enjoyed our hotel and our restaurant. Our amazing and friendly staff are what make your experience so great so thank you for your feed back. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

"Always a Pleasant Stay at this location!"

5
ventura027, Fresno, California 21/02/2022

My Family enjoyed the Indoor pool and the Jacuzzi the hot breakfast is a plus we've stayed in different hotels but this one is our favorite, also when it's winter we loved that it's snow right outside our door !

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi Ventura027, Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your stay with us. The indoor pool is a huge hit here especially in the winter time and I'm delighted you and your family could experience it and then enjoy our breakfast. Thank you for staying and of course we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay that will be worth repeating.

"Pleasant Stay While Visiting Yosemite NP"

5
User 07/02/2022

Very friendly staff, clean and cozy room, easy parking, very good breakfast and loved hanging out in the hot tub! There is a restaurant and bar onsite. Easy to get to the park, we went skiing at Badger Pass. The carved wooden sculptures around the property add some quirky charm.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
roseK, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I was delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. The sculptures are indeed very cute. We love our fury friends that live with us on the property. We look forward to welcoming you again.

"Lovely property with welcoming staff and beautiful rooms"

5
smidgen2, Jacksonville, Oregon 04/02/2022

We highly recommend this Inn. Restaurant was convenient with good food. Complimentary breakfast was provided at restaurant from staffed buffet instead of a hotel space with abundant sugary choices. Rooms and grounds are lovely.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Smidgen2, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how we did during your stay with us. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon.

"Trip to the snow"

5
Gary B, Santa Cruz, California 04/02/2022

We have stayed at this hotel in the past, it's a good location for our visit to Badger Pass Ski area. The staff are amazing, always very friendly and helpful. The breakfast in the morning is good, their staff are also helpful.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Gary B for your very kind comments regarding your stay with us here. I'm delighted you got to enjoy Badger Pass after your nice Breakfast. I'll make sure to pass along to our staff.

"Christmas at the Yosemite gateway, a best Western plus in oakhurst, ca."

5
Kathy J, Paso Robles Wine Region, California 24/01/2022

I spent Christmas eve and day at the Yosemite gateway hotel. My room was great, comfortable and cozy, having a gas fireplace. My room was large as well the bathroom. Breakfast was more than the typical sack containing a muffin and juice. We got a hot breakfast every morning. The restaurant located at the hotel is a fun place having a large bar featuring many whiskeys as well any other cocktails. The dinner there was fabulous. I had the best new York steak and the staff were so friendly and were working hard to make sure all felt welcomed.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Kathy J for your wonderful comments regarding your stay over the holidays with us. I was delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and both your dinning experiences with us. Our staff make all the difference and I will make sure to pass along your experience with them. We look forward to welcoming you back some day soon.

"Extraordinary Property"

5
User 19/01/2022

The rooms were clean and so roomy. Plenty of space for me and my family! The property is great for pets also, because I took my big boy, and there was lots of grassy areas for him! They accommodated me and my family and my dog super well! Easy check in and check out also, the front office staff were very nice! One of the best stays at a hotel I've had in awhile!

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
tinamarie2022, Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your stay with us. I will make sure to share with all of our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

"Beautiful hotel"

4
User 16/01/2022

This hotel was in a perfect location to go to the snow for our family trip. The indoor pool and outdoor pool was a nice addition and plenty of outdoor views on the property well taken care of. Restaurant was tasty for dinner and a free breakfast. Rooms were nice too. Only thing I would change would be the beds. Definitely too firm of a bed.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Kayhoyt for your wonderful comments regarding your stay at our hotel. I'm delighted you enjoyed the pools and our extensive grounds. We are very proud of the hotel and Restaurant and hope you can come back and visit soon.

"Refund"

1
User 12/01/2022

Manager accuses people of smoking in the room then takes half the deposit. First of all there were two people in room. When we got there the room smelled of cigarette smoke. We didn't say anything and just stayed. Next morning she accuses us of smoking weed in room. Neither one of us smoke weed. What she said is slander. She needs to issue refund of the might we stayed and the refund she kept.

"Great stop to visit Yosemite"

5
piscesfishie, Singapore, Singapore 06/01/2022

We stayed at this hotel to explore Yosemite, and enjoyed our stay very much. The lobby was nicely decorated and has a cosy feeling. The rooms are also a good size, though furniture and fittings are slightly dated. The restaurant serves breakfast in the morning, and transforms into a lounge/dinner place in the evening. We had dinner there and the beer and food was great. Some rooms are only accessible through stairs, something to consider if you want a room that is easy to access from your car.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi Piscesfishie, Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding your stay with us. Our lobby is indeed a special part of the property and we try to make it feel like your coming home to a familiar place. Delighted you enjoyed our Breakfast as well as Dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks again for taking the time to let us know.

"Great place to stay"

5
Peteboon68, Chino, California 06/01/2022

Always enjoy my stay at this hotel. The staff at the front desk does a great job of making the check in process quick and easy. The rooms are nice and the location if going to Yosemite national park is just a short drive. I travel a lot for work and have always received excellent service at this establishment. Definitely would recommend staying here.

"Last minute plans"

5
User 03/01/2022

Last minute plans for Years Years needed to be made. Best Western in Oakhurst CA was Pet friendly, clean and reasonable. Staff was friendly and accommodating. I would recommend staying there if you have fur babies.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
2beerly, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. I'm very happy to hear your pet could come along too! We do love having "Fur Babies" stay with us and enjoy watching them explore the grounds and all the wildlife we have here.

"OUTSTANDING!"

5
elaraven12, Hollister, California 27/12/2021

The lodging was extremely clean and comfortable. The staff is what makes this lodging extraordinary, however. Everyone was exceptionally pleasant and went out of their way to make our stay incredibly comfortable and pleasant. It is just a little way out of Yosemite National park and this made visiting the park, even during a snow storm, very convenient.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Elaraven12, Thank you so much for your very kind comments regarding your stay. We are incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful, caring and most importantly genuine staff to look after our guests and indeed each other. I'm delighted you found our property to be extraordinary. I hope you can come back and see us again so we can continue creating memorable experiences for you and your family. Sincerely,

"Nice hotel with great service "

4
dgonn, Yelm, Washington 27/11/2021

Located just outside south entrance. Older but very nice and clean hotel. Great service and great restaurant right next door. [Oakhurst Grill]. This is also where [included] breakfast is served. Opted to stay on west side of park following 2 nights in El Portal. Much more expensive & terrible "lodge". Wish we would have stayed here every night.

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Dear dgonn, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments regarding your stay with us in November. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to try our amazing restaurant , The Oakhurst Grill and Whiskey 41 Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely,

"Great hotel!"

5
joeM1939LI, Pasadena, California 24/11/2021

The service and rooms here are always terrific. They have good space and even options for bigger families. The breakfast is at a restaurant and is so good. My kids think it is the best part! And you can't beat the drive to Yosemite!

Shane G, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Joe so much for your kind comments. I'm delighted you enjoyed Breakfast and the kids loved the property. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

"Always a Great stay!!!"

5
PeterW88888, Fremont, California 21/11/2021

Everything was clean and enjoyable. Staff is excellent and so are the rooms. The Chinese restaurant next store is also very good and tasty, so access to clean rooms and Chinese food next store made for the PERFECT stay!!!

"PZ"

5
PJZ58, Saugus, California 06/11/2021

Nice dog friendly hotel with grounds in a wooded setting. Friendly staff and we received excellent service. We ate at the restaurant for dinner which was very good. Our trip was to Yosemite and the hotel was 30 minutes to the entrance which was an easy drive from the hotel.

"Beautiful and quiet!"

5
User 01/11/2021

The hotel and grounds are beautiful. The staff is friendly and courteous. We enjoyed the restaurant, breakfast and dinner. This was our first time visiting this area and going to Yosemite. The drive to the park was scenic, maybe 30-40 minutes. Oakhurst is a good size city with all of the stores and things that you would need. We would definitely stay here again!

"Enchanting Inn in the woods"

5
sgkj1, Napa, California 27/10/2021

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful long weekend at this inn outside of the southern gates of Yosemite. The hotel grounds are as I said “enchanting.” Huge squirrels played in the tree tops just outside each room's balcony, while deer grazed below. The grounds are covered in unique art pieces/ statues. My favorite was the vintage inspired street lamps lighting the walkways. I didn't swim, but there are both an indoor and outdoor pool/jacuzzi. My room was clean and large. We had a mural of Yosemite painted on the wall. The continental breakfast was great, real eggs! Plus, all the sides to make a great breakfast burrito. The staff was friendly and provided top notch customer service. We will definitely be repeat customers.

"Could be better"

3
User 21/10/2021

Just a short 30 minute drive to Yosemite National Park. Booking a tour bus is the best way to beat the parking problems in the park. The "Yosemite Gateway Inn" is in a good location for traveling to Yosemite park. Our room looked as though it had not been cleaned thoroughly for some time. There was visible (ionized) dust on the bathroom vent. Dust on the curtains covering the sliding door to the balcony. There was no bath tub mat making taking a shower a risky challenge. The bed was comfortable, but had no blanket. The pillows were the best part of the room (or I was just really tired). Did not explore the small pool, and hot tub that was next to our unit. Would we stay again - probably not since we only live 3 hours away.

"Excellent location and Great Hotel"

5
User 14/10/2021

Breakfast was delicious, rooms were clean and had great views. Location was perfect for Yosemite day trip. We were able to sleep well. Staff was friendly. We were greeted when we arrived late. The hostess answered questions with patience and knowledge.

"Breakfast was best"

4
User 13/10/2021

When we first got to the front desk the lady who help us didn't seem that friendly. She acted a little stiff I don't know but I felt like was it because we were a bi-racail couple with mixed children and not Caucasian? I guess they don't see too many blk and Asian in town so maybe the lady didn't feel comfortable, but after I told her my daughter graduated from this missionary school then she started to relaxed and started being friendlier, but besides that every thing was good.

Ronda Kosler, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hi, I read your review and I apologize for the issue you had at check in. We want each of our guests to feel welcome. We also want for our guests to have a great time here and the first impression sets the tone. I will speak to the Front Desk Staff about this to see how we can help everyone to feel welcome when checking in and helping them throughout their stay. Also to let them know that we care about each and everyone of our guests. I hope you will consider staying with us in the future.

"Beautiful, Fido-Friendly Hotel"

5
2SoberTravelJunkies, Oceanside, California 28/09/2021

This hotel is in a great location and has so many nice amenities. There is a restaurant next door (breakfast there is included), both an indoor and outdoor pool & hot tub, a playground, several grassy areas to take your pup for a walk and to do their business (including baggies & a trash can), and a unique gift shop. All of the employees I encountered were super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

"A Gem"

5
gigib1, Port Orchard, Washington 24/09/2021

We've been staying here for 30 plus years, I am so glad it has maintained its high standards and not given in to "updating". The decor is from the 70s, let's just enjoy it. Rooms are spotless, grounds are gorgeous, the breakfast is generous and delicious. Appreciate all the paintings and murals that were done by the owner years ago! Please don't let anyone "modernize" this place, it's a treasure.

"Great Services for finding the iPhone"

5
User 18/09/2021

Thank you very much,Ronda , Rashell,Daisy,Dusty, and Mike. Thank you for all the efforts to find the missing iPhone.we apologize the iPhone was mistaken wrapped into the personal towels. Great service. 5 stars.

"Best Lodging in Oakhurst"

5
John F, Washington DC, District of Columbia 18/09/2021

Best Western Plus in Oakhurst is spread out over a park-like property, with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. The grounds and rooms are well maintained. Rooms are roomy and seem recently refurbished. There is a good restaurant that is popular with locals. An ample breakfast is included. The service team was friendly and helpful. Buildings are located on a somewhat steep hill that might prove challenging to the less fit who are lodged up the hill (although these are the best rooms with a view in my view). Those who don't want to climb the hill can drive up and down.

"Great location and breakfast!"

4
User 15/09/2021

Great location and full breakfast included. The rooms are seriously dated. Old grainy TVs, smelly and loud air conditioners, tiny fridge with a useless freezer since it was covered in condensation. The pools are amazing. Love the indoor pool option.

"Clean, calm, friendly and green place."

5
User 06/09/2021

Since my arrival I felt that I made the right choice of hotel. The staff is efficient and friendly. The room was clean, fresh and the view was so calming. We got to see in front of our balcony a fawn and her family. The breakfast had a choice for each member of my family. The parking was no problem, there was always an available parking space. The place is PET FRIENDLY ;) perfect!!

"Great location, very nice hotel/rooms, and exceptional staff!"

5
JBL1960, Santa Clarita, California 31/08/2021

My family and I stayed for several days for day trips into Yosemite valley. The drive in wasn't too bad getting into the valley floor, being able to spend as much time as we wanted in the park. The hotel itself was very nice and with very friendly staff. The property landscaping was beautiful. Also, we really appreciated the dog-friendliness of the accommodations! Rooms are not super fancy. but met all our needs and then some - clean room, comfortable beds, and quiet location.

"Great hotel for families"

5
User 25/08/2021

My husband, myself and our 2 daughters along with my Dad stayed at this property in August 2021 on our visit to Yosemite National Park. The hotel is older, but our room was updated with new mattresses and was very clean. We had a room with 3 queen beds and it was perfect for our family of 5. I wish more hotels had this option. The first morning we had the bagged breakfast, but on the second day we were able to eat in the dining room of the restaurant. They had a large assortment of items from eggs to cereal. All of the staff we encountered were very friendly.

"Great hotel to stay at Yosemite"

5
Cheryl W, Diamond Bar, United States 24/08/2021

The hotel was nicely located near Yosemite and we had a great time staying at the hotel. Due to the COVID, breakfast was packed in a bag to pick up so you can enjoy in your room. Internet was fast and I would for sure go back if we travel to Yosemite again.

"Time to refresh"

4
mjostand, Madison, Wisconsin 23/08/2021

A good choice for starting or ending your Yosemite trip. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. Overlook the outdated decor because this is a great place to stay. The pool and hot tub helped revive our hike-weary feet. Breakfast was lovely.

"Old School Mountain Style Rooms"

5
User 22/08/2021

Very relaxing / great value. Actuall was checked in to another Large Hotel, and after the first night, being unsatisfied with our experience, we checked in to the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, and enjoyed the mountain style Inn very much.

"Average Motel on Sprawling Complex"

3
User 14/08/2021

We selected this motel due to its proximity to Yosemite entrance...just 25 minutes away. Multiple two-story buildings are spread out on the complex with both an outdoor pool and an in-door pool...there is also a campfire area. Nice lobby. Guest rooms are worn and dated. We stayed in a Family Suite which worked out very nicely with a separate bedroom. Carpet was stained and room didn't smell the best as the Family Suites with balconies and patios are also the "pet friendly" rooms. I suspect there had been a pet accident. Pet Free suites can be requested, but they are without balcony or patio...we opted to take a chance for a balcony or patio, but would not repeat that choice. Our patio area was overgrown with vegetation that needed trimming. Breakfast was grab and go at nice onsite restaurant. Staff was very cheerful in filling your grab and go box. Didn't appreciate a couple of guests bringing their dogs into restaurant and having dogs barking at each other when trying to get food. There are a couple new hotels up the road which I would opt to stay in next time if back in the area.

Ronda Kosler, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I will let housekeeping and maintenance know all of the notes you made regarding the room and grounds. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. I will let housekeeping and maintenance know all of the notes you made regarding the room and grounds If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 559-683-2378. Sincerely, Ronda Kosler Front Desk Manager Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn

"Beautiful decor and amenities"

5
LiezlSiongco, Stanton, California 07/08/2021

From the lobby to the pools to the restaurant to the guest rooms, beautiful decor. Great location about 20 min from yosemite Park entrance. Delicious food menu, free hot breakfast. Indoor and outdoor pools. Gym and laundry on site. Comfortable and clean. Exceeded my expectations. Loved it

"Tremendous Grab ‘N Go Breakfast!"

5
db7477, Carlsbad, California 02/08/2021

We enjoyed our two night stay at the BWP Oakhurst. I was disappointed to learn that they were still providing only Grab ‘N Go breakfasts but was pleasantly surprised by the quality the next day. I did have to drive down and take it back to the room but the quality and gluten-free choices were most appreciated. The only thing that they could do better was deliver breakfast to the room. The facilities and ambiance were top rate. We will certainly stay again when we return to Bass Lake or Yosemite.

"A Family Trip to Yosemite"

5
K8265NYroberth, San Jose, California 01/08/2021

Our family (seven of us - four adults and three children) spent four days in Sequoia National Park and then traveled to Yosemite (Oakhurst). We decide to stay at the Best Western Plus due to experience with Best Western, and we were not disappointed. On recommendation from the front desk, we stay in the "cottage" which can sleep nine. The cottage worked great for us. The beds were comfortable and the rooms clean. The Internet was exceptional and the breakfast, though somewhat limited, was very generous and staff very helpful. Though we did not eat at the restaurant on the property we understood from people in the community it is one of the best restaurants in town. There are many options to stay in Oakhurst, but we HIGHLY recommend you consider the Best Western Plus.

"Stopover to Yosemite"

5
amit_ou, Los Angeles, California 31/07/2021

Stayed at best western at Oakhurst. The staff was courteous and breakfast was decent. The room had a nice view. We saw deers and fox from our Patio. Overall a convenient stayover as we had 2 nights reservation inside the lodge . Overall a decent place to stay as it's close to the entrance.

"Overall a very good experience."

4
Harry H, Marina, California 31/07/2021

I stayed here several days. The room (201) was comfortable and the staff was very helpful. In particular Kenny (Security) and Keith (Housekeeping). There were some minor annoyances that I mostly attribute to the Covid pandemic and short staffing. The room was a bit crowded for one person (It must be more so for two. Perhaps one less chair.), the TV reception had snow on 1/2 the channels, the shower curtain needed replacing, and the balcony furniture could have used a good dusting. Overall a good experience.

"A Great Stay"

5
rum39aust, Rumson, New Jersey 31/07/2021

The room was clean and comfortable. The property pretty and well kept. We enjoyed the pools. The breakfast was very nice. The property is terraced, with buildings on 3 hilly levels. We asked for a nice view were on the upper level with a nice balcony and view of trees and landscaped lawns. Good value.

"Not pet friendly"

2
User 25/07/2021

They allow pets but their pet policy is that they cannot be left unattended. This defeats the purpose of a pet friendly hotel. I booked this hotel because they advertise they allow pets but if I can't leave them in the room, even kenneled, then why are you charging me a pet deposit and why can't I leave the pet alone for even a few minutes? Would not recommend if you are traveling with a pet.

"Great Value!!"

5
User 25/07/2021

Overall great experience. Room was spacious and exceptionally clean. Front staff was very friendly and welcoming. The price we paid was less than I would have expected to pay for a hotel of this quality.. Would definitely stay here again!

"Wonderful all around!!"

5
User 21/07/2021

The hotel rooms are scattered throughout the property with alot of trees. My room had a mural painted on the wall so beautiful. I loved the shared balcony. Nice pool with plenty of towels. The restaurant on site cooked the breakfast, good. The staff at the front desk so friendly made me feel so welcome. Great stay. Will stay again if in the area.

"Pricey but pet friendly"

3
clcorea, Raymond, California 18/07/2021

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.

"Cozy, Comfortable Hotel With People Who Care"

5
User 16/07/2021

This hotel feels like a little resort that gives you more than expected. Beyond location, location, location. this place is so nicely planned out amidst the trees. All of the staff were professional, polite and very helpful. It is clear that commitment to quality and excellent customer service is not a new concept to the folks at this hotel. The owners still care about this beautiful place personally -- not just in a corporate sort of way -- and it shows.

"Great Location"

5
marla247, Roanoke, Virginia 12/07/2021

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel and took advantage of its central location to see the park, bass lake and ride a UTV. Plenty to keep one occupied here. The outside pool was an AMAZING addition after long hot days in the sun.

"Excellent stay really love this property nestled in the natural landscape of sycamores trees"

5
Enrique431, Camarillo, California 07/07/2021

really love this property nestled in the natural landscape of sycamores trees .. close to Yosemite and bass lake we spent the Fourth of July weekend 2021 great time with family…we will definitely be back

"Cozy and friendly"

5
User 06/07/2021

This hotel has a beautiful, cozy and welcoming lobby . Staff were very helpful in instructing us on maneuvering around Yosemite. Yosemite south entrance about a 20 minute drive. Room was clean, private and quiet. The restaurant staff were very friendly and the food was fresh. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience with friendly people. We would definitely return.

"Enjoyable"

5
User 06/07/2021

Highly recommend. The staff were truly welcoming and the location is great. You have what you need close by and there are several great places to travel to within an easy drive. Plus this hotel looks like it belongs here, not like the stale block hotels nearby.

"Enjoyable and worth it"

5
User 04/07/2021

We are a family of 5 that took a trip to Yosemite. The staff and room were great. We originally needed to book 2 rooms since we are 5 people, but then I was advised that they have rooms that accommodate up to 6 (3 queen beds) which cost about $15 more than the room that accommodated 4. Well worth it and the bigger room was great. Actually it had a separate area for 1 bed, then the bathroom, fridge, another sink, counter space and cabinets, then the room area with 2 queen beds, then a door to a balcony area that had 2 chairs and a table. It overlooked natural space that had at least 1 deer visiting every morning and evening. The beds and breakfast (still set up as take out, but serving hot food as well as an abundant choice of cereals, etc) were good. The town of Oakhurst was easy to get around. We went to the supermarket to buy food to take with us to the park, as well as a $3.50 styrofoam cooler that we filled with ice from the hotel. The entrance to the park is about 20 minutes away, and getting to the areas we wanted to go took over 1 hour more on the winding, frightening road. I mention this because we left the park from the northwest exit (Road 140??) which added 25 minutes to Oakhurst, and there are hotels there that would make the trip to Yosemite shorter. But I'm not sure if the town would have the accommodations to make the trip better. We also used the laundry which was adequate and my kids used the pool. All in all, we had no complaints and were more than satisfied.

"great location outside of yosemite"

5
MCfromPNW, Seattle, Washington 29/06/2021

private, quiet, excellent get away from the city. really like the peaceful setting in the hillside. despite covid precautions it felt overall safe and secure. modified hot breakfast buffett was excellent with fairly healthy choices. we will be back!

"Yosemite trip"

5
User 28/06/2021

This hotel is highly recommended. It has indoor & out door pool & jacuzzi which is a big plus. Beautiful landscapes. Don't believe others hotels have the same to offer. The town trolley stops in front of the hotel.

"Great family motel!!"

5
juliehuff, Eufaula, Oklahoma 26/06/2021

Staff was very courteous and friendly. Rooms were clean, large and even had ceiling fans. Everything was in working order. Our grandkids loved the indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. The grounds were lushly planted and beautiful. Breakfast was delicious and offered a great variety plus fresh fruit. We enjoyed a picnic area with tables and a playground each morning while eating our breakfast. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer than two days!

"Good location"

4
ge0teach84, Florida 22/06/2021

Great location. No safe in room. Good hot tub and pool. During pandemic breakfast takeway was good. Coffee maker in room. Bathroom was a little dirty when we arrived. Has a dining room for dinner next door. Coffee also in lobby.front desk helpful

"Very nice place!"

5
User 06/06/2021

The town of Oakhurst was surprisingly quaint & perfect for our family. We rode the trolley, ate ice cream, visited the talking bear & had a good experience! The BW was by far our best hotel experience on our 8 night vaca! It's location in the wood was great, loved the pool and the restaurant was really nice!

"Visiting Yosemite"

4
User 21/05/2021

This Best Western is a great place to stay while visiting Yosemite. Our room was clean and comfortable. Would prefer a walk-in shower, but that's just me. Definitely go to the restaurant for dinner. We ate there three times and enjoyed each meal. Portions are large so sharing is a good idea. The restaurant staff are excellent.

"Beautiful & Comfy Hotel"

5
Yosemite-brb, Oceanside, California 17/05/2021

I highly recommend staying here. It has beautiful grounds, very comfy beds/rooms, the restaurant next door was amazing AND it is very close to Yosemite. I will definitely be staying here again and I will recommend this location to my friends and family as they plan their vacations to Yosemite.

"Solid choice near Yosemite NP"

4
TravelOrDie516, Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota 08/05/2021

My parents and I stayed in a suite with 3 queen beds. Nice sized rooms and plenty of vanity space for 3 adults. Rooms are clean but a little worn; not old but not newly remodeled either. We had a nice balcony overlooking grounds with deer one morning. Nice amenities; pools, hot tub, large fitness center and a tasty restaurant adjacent!

"Wonderful place to stay"

5
mmdumonde, Los Angeles, California 07/05/2021

Great feeling here. Great staff. Wonderful environment. close to entry of Yosemite. Near Bass Lake. Beautiful lobby. Balconies surrounded by nature. My friend and I really enjoyed our three night stay and our time in Yosemite.

"Great Place to Stay"

5
GEOFFnSHIRLEY, Tennessee 06/05/2021

We stayed at this hotel for 15 nights while our home was undergoing remodeling, not the best idea during a pandemic but we started last year. The extended stay gave us ample opportunity to get used to the hotel and what it has to offer. The grounds are nice and despite it being located on the main street of Oakhurst it was usually quiet. It is convenient to many places in the town. The pandemic has disrupted most of the restaurants, but that is California-wide and understandable The front office folks were awesome. They were all cheerful, helpful, accommodating, and very good at what they did. Our room was quiet and had minimal upstairs noise. Overall, for the 25 nights, it worked perfectly for us. There is laundry on-site but we did not need it since our home still had that available. We did not visit the restaurant next door, but have in the past and it was good.

"Our favorite Best Western"

5
Diana B, Palmdale, California 04/05/2021

The grounds which are surrounded by trees flowers, bushes, birds and squirrels makes this place so peaceful! The staff and the food are all way above average. We travel a lot and this is our favorite hotel. You can tell the management treats their staff very well, We interfaced with grounds people, desk, restaurant, and cleaning staff - ALL fantastic! All are so friendly and go out of their way to help. The restaurant is 5 star! You kind of feel like family!

"Excellent Gateway to Yosemite"

5
T8484ATwendys, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 04/05/2021

After flying into Fresno, CA, we stayed at this hotel in Oakhurst before going on to Yosemite. It was so nice. The rooms are positioned in small units on the hill of the property. This provides excellent views and a cozy feel. The room was comfortable and had a little patio/balcony that was so nice. We ate at the attached restaurant - Oakhurst Grill. It was excellent. The food was high quality and menu interesting yet had some traditional offerings as well. I would recommend staying here and plan to visit again.

"Beautiful, Relaxing Get Away"

5
User 03/05/2021

The room was clean and spacious. The grounds are exceptionally beautiful and the pool was well kept, warm and inviting. It was so peaceful and relaxing just to walk around and was more like a resort experience than a hotel stay.

"Front desk is not friendly"

3
J H, Hacienda Heights, California 28/04/2021

The check-in receptionist is great, but the staff helping to choose the breakfast items is not friendly at all. It is like “what do you want” and assuming both guests want to have same items. Not very professional gesture.

"Excellent Location!"

5
D11RCD, Palm Desert, California 24/04/2021

The layout of the property in itself grants a 5 star rating! Lush greenery everywhere! The cabin & lodge type architecture gives off the warmth of being in the mountains! The place is well maintained, clean and ever so inviting. Our room was perfect. Nicely appointed bath facilities and a beautiful painting not hanging on the wall, but painted on to it! Friendly staff and not too long a drive to Yosemite from here. A very great place to stay!

"Our Favorite Place"

5
LAURA S, Stanton 20/04/2021

We love staying at Best Western Oakhurst Ca. The atmosphere, the people, and Yosemite! The art on the walls show a real talented artist. Everyone is always so nice. Still waiting for the jacuzzi to be opened. (Stupid Covid). We'll be back!

"Great Property and location for the price!"

4
faps2021, La Quinta, California 20/04/2021

It was good. The rooms are very spacious and the hotel restaurant/bar were great! Staff is very friendly for the most part. Finding the pools is annoying and very hard to do but once you find it you're good. I did finally take a shower on my trip and afterward the tub never drained. It was really gross and I couldn't get the water to go down. The water sat there for an entire day and I couldn't take another shower. It was only a day until I left so. There were a couple spider webs in the room however they were only visible in certain light/angles so they were easy to miss. Overall it's very worth its price.

"Disappointed"

1
love2travel698, las vegas, nv 18/04/2021

When we checked it we were really disappointed to see how outdated the rooms are for the price we paid. There was blood on the door frame in the bathroom, short hair on the shower wall, and a glob of hair stuck in the drain. When I moved the curtain I found a piece of some type of green vegetable sitting on top of the outlet where the ac unit was plugged into. I did show pictures to the front desk and all they offered was a $25 credit. It's disappointing that the Inspector/Supervisor missed those things. First impression is everything. The walls are very thin, you can hear everything from your neighbors. I was rudely woken by loud talking from my neighbors and slamming of doors around 7am both mornings. Not a good choice if you actually want to get some sleep.

"Yosemite gateway"

5
User 18/04/2021

Great location for exploring Yosemite. The hotel and grounds is beautiful, some have kitchens, and the town has many food options. There are a couple of grocery stores as well. The drive into the park took about half an hour.

"Great Property, Great Value"

5
Jessica C, Garden Grove, United States 11/04/2021

Visiting Yosemite from out of town. This place is a great location to the park and is about 30 minutes from the entrance, and about 1 hour from Tunnel View. This BW property was very clean with a CDC friendly breakfast and check-in experience which we appreciated. The pandemic- related modifications to the breakfast means it will be a bit light, but the hotel is conveniently next to a McDonald's and Denny's so you and your party can still get your fuel before going back into the park. The staff are quick and courteous, especially Chelsea, who was very patient with us from out of town. They have Yosemite-related swag for purchase in case you didn't find what you were looking for inside the park. For the proximity, cleanliness, price, and service, I thoroughly recommend this property.

"Tracie is the very best!"

5
User 31/03/2021

My family and I decided to stay at the this Best Western location while visiting Yosemite, Our receptionist was Tracie and I can't explain enough how professional and amazing she was!!! I would come back and stay just for the hospitality that she showed my family.

"Yosemite"

5
BWarner22, Seaside, California 28/03/2021

The best place to stay, if you're going to Yosemite. It's took us a little over an hour to get to Yosemite Valley from the hotel. We stayed in the Suite with 3 Queen Beds. The room was clean and had everything we needed.

"Beautiful property"

5
lalanalla, Sacramento, California 16/03/2021

I loved the views and the location of this property. It's absolutely beautiful and a great choice for a first time visitor to Yosemite. The plumbing is noisy, but earplugs exist. One thing I didn't care for was how BRIGHT the property is at night. You can't turn off balcony lights and there is so much exterior lighting that when I woke up at midnight because someone flushed a toilet - I thought it was morning at first. I personally didn't sleep well but I don't sleep well the first night of any stay and I had to end my trip early. The restaurant looked great but I didn't eat there. The staff was WONDERFUL and accommodating. I had to end my trip suddenly and they were very kind and helped get me on the road quickly. I would probably stay here again when visiting the area because the views are brilliant and the ambiance is wonderful.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello lalanalla, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"BW+ is our new current preferred place to stay on our trips (3 stays with them now)"

4
User 16/03/2021

We are confident in the COVID cleaning and that is core. The rooms are nice and have very good amenities. This particular stay had a room with a noisy heater and the grab-and-go breakfast did not compare to well to the two prior trips. Overall a very good experience though.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you sharing your experience with us for choosing BW Plus as your preferred brand. At your service, Curtis

"The staff make you feel like family!"

5
katnelleyesholtis, Fresno, California 06/03/2021

This hotel has the most accommodating staff that I've ever encountered. They are friendly and helpful and go above and beyond. The grab and go breakfast was way better than average. There is also a restaurant connected to the hotel that is rated one of the best restaurants in that town! First hand, I can tell you it was delicious!! I recommend you come here for a family like experience! Their property is huge and parking is right next to the rooms, which makes it convenient. 41 min away from Yosemite for us.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello katnelleyesholtis, Thank you for the wonderful review and for recommending to others. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Yosemite weekend stay"

5
apprc, Covina, California 25/02/2021

Hotel was very nice. Designed to fit in the area quite well and does not look like an eyesore. Very spacious grounds, and the hotel staff were very welcoming. Will definitely stay here again when visiting Yosemite.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello apprc, Thank you for the review. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful property"

5
User 23/02/2021

Property is very nice. Balcony is a plus. Murals in the art are inspiring. A lot of places to walk your dog throughout the property! Restaurant next door had great dinner and friendly staff just as the hotel does.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello MelchorLozano Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Yosemite Trip"

5
User 22/01/2021

I was very pleased with my stay at this Best Western. It was my favorite Best Western I have stayed at. They gave us a paper bag of fresh fruit, muffins, and granola bars for breakfast. The landscaping outside provides multiple tables and chairs with shade to relax and eat. I love the little outdoor patios outside of each room. Very home-y. I would stay here again!

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello eglasspool, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Cute property, spacious room, but noisy heater"

5
texasfuchsfamily, Dallas, Texas 21/01/2021

The room was very spacious and everything was clean. There was a cute balcony at the back of the room overlooking a wooded area. Due to covid, there was only a grab-and-go breakfast. Our room was in the back of the property, so it was nice and quiet. My only complaint is that the heater was extremely noisy and we had to turn up the volume of the TV in order to hear it. They gave a nice discount to us as a Best Western Rewards member.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello texasfuchsfamily, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for being a loyal Best Western member. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Overall Amazing"

5
User 12/01/2021

They have over 8 acres of land. Got a little backyard/balcony. Saw lots and lots of nature here. The sunset was to die for . You can see the best sunset right outside your room above the beautiful mountains. Definitely recommend it !!

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello joeyandwinter, Thank you for the review and for recommending to others. At your service, Curtis

"Outstanding property"

5
electstevetye, Diamond Bar, California 03/01/2021

Beautiful location, pet friendly, excellent staff. Very personable, not a sterile corporate location. Oakhurst is a beautiful place on the way to Yosemite, and this was a quiet, restful place to spend a couple of nights.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello electstevetye, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The owners have worked hard to create a unique and relaxing experience while staying away from the cookie cutter layout of many brands. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Best Hotel for a trip to Yosemite."

5
User 25/12/2020

This Best Western offers so much more than any new hotel going up in Oakhurst. This hotel feels more like a retreat than anything else, the open fields and hills offer a better experience in my opinion. When the free breakfast is included with your stay, it will surpass any hotel experience with breakfast most have had. The price is right for a clean and comfortable stay this hotel has to offer.

Curtis Capps, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Trio_88, Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay!"

5
User 07/12/2020

My husband and I just needed to get away, and this place was perfect. We had a nice view, staff were very friendly, and even let us check-in a little early. Restaurant food was excellent. We plan on staying here again soon!

"Outstanding Hotel and Excellent Customer Service"

5
sallysantabarbara, Los Angeles, California 01/12/2020

What a wonderful hotel with gorgeous, spotless rooms. And most especially beautifully run by Manager Ronda and her entire staff. It was a highlight of our trip. We felt so welcomed by everyone at this lovely hotel. The restaurant was equally outstanding with great food and fantastic service. What a truly exceptional stay. We can't wait to return! Many thanks for such a superb visit!! Sally, John, and Family

"Best Best Western So far"

5
User 30/11/2020

My husband and I are platinum member of BW. This place exceeded our expectation. The set up is really nice. Their indoor pool is pretty amazing. The paintings in the room are made specially by the owner. The gardens are breathtaking. Rooms are pretty clean and set up is just perfect for people who love nature. We will definitely be back again.

"Me and hubby get away"

5
MrsFink2020, Ventura, California 20/11/2020

First of all who love Oakhurst California so beautiful and serene we have stayed at this Best Western 2 times prior and always had a nice quiet evening no complaint at all it's beautiful well-maintained with friendly employees very happy thank you

"Best western was ok.."

3
User 18/11/2020

Place is pretty and decent. Very close to Yosemite. But too much noise in the mornings. We herd Guest throwing their luggage, running, even having loud conversations by our room. The bed was really uncomfortable to sleep. The first night didn't sleep at all.

"Not bad but I am very concerned "

3
EricJ503, San Francisco, California 09/11/2020

This Best Western is what you can expect for a best western, it is also very good if you bring pet along with, there are lots of outdoor space for pets During COVID-19, there is no room service unless it is requested and I am ok with that We left in the morning to Yosemite park and I specifically put the do not disturb tag on because I don't want anyone to go in, given the room service won't go in anyway, I just want to double making sure. When we came back, our room was locked by the bolt lock, I asked the hotel if someone just went to my room and locked it? The hotel told me if I shut the door to hard, the bolt lock may lock it by accident. I thought this answer is ridiculous, besides I didn't shut the door hard, I close the door very gently, This is extremely bothersome when I don't want any service personnel to my room during COVID-19 Last but not the least, my carpet is very dated and dirty

"No Power, No water, No Breakfast, No Bueno"

1
Thebigham7272, Duarte, California 27/10/2020

No power due to power shutdown by PGE power company due to Creek Fire. We were told about power shutdown, but not told that water is pumped into the roos due to property being on a hillside. No lights, no candles, no breakfast, no running water, dark room, no discount of any type offered. Room was fine, but not usable without power or water. I booked 5 nights but only stayed 1 night for $170. I felt ripped off and stayed at the Chukchansi hotel and casino a few miles away. I won't be coming back here, unfortunately.

"Power shutoff due to Creek Fire"

2
captk1701, Duarte, California 27/10/2020

There was a power shutoff due creek fire. We were advised about no power, but never advised that there would not be any water. Property is on a hillside as water is pumped into rooms due to gravity and pumps are powered by electricity. No flashlights, candles, etc. No breakfast was offered. No discount. Nice property, but nothing was done for us except pay the bill but no lights or water. I paid $170 for 1 night and felt i got ripped off. I checked out after 1 night and went to Chukchansi Indian casino and hotel down the road. They had power.

"Much more than an hotel room"

5
Hammstree, San Bernardino, California 23/10/2020

If you stay here you will experience an Arboretum (so many different amazing trees and plants). You will experience real artwork in each room. The rooms are like being at home. A stay here is an experience, not just a place to sleep.

"Friendly Staff"

3
User 20/10/2020

Great location, close to the Yosemite entrance. Lori, at the front desk, is awesome!! Lori went above and beyond to ensure we had a wheelchair accessible room that was able to accommodate our family. Very much appreciated! The room was clean and all the staff was friendly.

"Yosemite Trip"

1
User 24/09/2020

This is what we found in the shower when we arrived! Called front desk “housekeeping was gone for the day” sorry. Promised next day. We came back at 5 pm. Nothing at all was done. Even the bed. No towels were changed! I'm so mad! At the premium price of 250 per night, I'd run far away from this place

"Labor day weekend"

5
User 06/09/2020

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.

"Beautiful property in sad condition"

3
marylino2016, Austin, Texas 01/09/2020

I have stayed here before and always thought it was a bit dated but worth the price gouging due to its nice setting and proximity to Yosemite. This time I'm over it. Though they offer a page of supposed steps they have taken to insure safety from Covid-19, we observed numerous staff without face masks, the bathroom in our room had substandard cleaning (even when it isn't a pandemic), bathroom sink was stopped up, the air conditioner compressor roared all night and the ceiling fan was caked with dirt and had obviously never been dusted. The rooms are large and the setting is stellar. Check in staff were friendly and sympathetic to my complaints, but the stay was disappointing for the money. Probably still worth it for families with kids who want the use of swimming pools and places for kids to roam, but it is off of my list for good.

"Most dog friendly place I've ever stayed"

5
DavidB193, Destin, Florida, United States 27/08/2020

Really nice people working here, from the front office to the security people to housekeeping. Everything was done in a guest-positive way to maintain covid safety while not sacrificing the experience of staying. I've never been in a hotel so dog friendly. Truly. The interiors are a bit dated but very clean and totally fine. It actually felt about right style-wise given we were there for a four day Yosemite visit. Handy to the park, lots of little restaurants within a block or two, just everything we wanted or needed. Highly recommend.

"Filthy hotel"

1
User 26/08/2020

Stayed here at the best Western in Yosemite In Oakhurst. It is supposed to be a best Western plus. Carpet 30 years old with odor to it. Furniture ancient as well. They actually replaced our towels with one with urine stains on it which we had to report to the front desk. Will never stay here again. Paid $240 a night to stay in this filthy hovel

"Great place to stay"

5
Peteboon68, Chino, California 19/08/2020

Staying here during a project working on in Yosemite. Facility is set up nice. Staff is top notch. Andrea at the front desk makes check in a breeze very nice very polite and super helpful. Takes only minutes and your done. Great place to stay if going to Yosemite short drive to the park.

"Amazing value and service!"

5
User 17/08/2020

Great service! Amazing restaurant! Very accommodating and a beautiful location for families. Thank you to Sandee for shipping us our left over belongings promptly and in such good packaging. Highly recommended to anyone vacationing in the area.

"Resort style of Best Western"

4
eric_qu, San Mateo, California 15/08/2020

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.

"Clean, convenient, pleasant!"

5
459lesliey, Los Angeles, California 09/08/2020

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!

"Great place to stay outside of Yosemite"

4
detroityeager, Los Angeles 05/08/2020

Stayed here with family for 4 nights to spend time at Bass Lake and Yosemite. Hotel was nice and clean, staff doing their best during COVID times. Great that their pool stayed open late for the kids, was so thankful for that. Nice little picnic area with a charcoal grill. The only thing I had an issue was this. So we got a family suite that cost upwards of over $200 a night, ok not a problem, but what I DO have a problem is, if this was normal times and not COVID your cost your paying includes a FULL breakfast, so during COVID when all your getting is a "to go" breakfast which is a water - granola bar, an apple and that's pretty much it, the cost per night should definitely be cheaper. And honestly I think they could have bumped up that "to go" option to be better. When there is literally only one restaurant in that entire town you can go have a real breakfast served to you outside (Rev's Farmhouse - fantastic BTW) I feel they can set up a COVID friendly situation for giving guests a better breakfast. Also there was no problem requesting to have your room cleaned or fresh towels, all you had to do was call front desk and make a request, thankful for that with a family of 4 in a room for multiple days.

"Our room was NOT clean!"

2
Chris F, San Francisco, California 05/08/2020

We went to Yosemite National Park and stayed here for one of the nights on August 1st. We stayed here many years ago and recently read a lot about their cleaning practices on line so decided to try it again. We arrived and the check in was uneventful with a very friendly front office staff. We stayed in room #322 and soon noticed after being in the room for a bit that it had not been vacuumed. Next, we noticed a toe or fingernail on the desk and later discovered hair in several places (carpet, bathroom and in the shower). There were dirty napkins with either lipstick or blood found in the drawer of the desk. After seeing the overall cleanliness of the room, it made us think and have serious doubts that the additional Covid-19 cleaning practices told about online were actually being exercised. Fortunately, we brought disinfecting wipes and wiped down every touchable surface in the room when we arrived. With a AAA rate of $240 including taxes and fees, we had a double queen room that was very spacious and comfortable. The rooms were very large but somewhat dated. See attached photos. There didn't seem to be a lot of insulation between the floors as we were kept awake until after mid-night by a running child and lack of concern by the folks above us making lots of noise. The beds were comfortable and each had 3 large pillows that were nice. The wi-fi was very good too at around 18 Mbps. The air-conditioning worked fine once we figured out how to set the temperature. The digital numbers were not working on the thermostat and most in the 70-degree range could not be read. We scrolled down to the 60's to find a setting that could be read and then clicked the desired room temperature switch back up until we were around 74 degrees and then left it alone. The shower worked well but the wall mounted push button conditioner dispenser bottle was empty. The soap and shampoo bottles were fine. There was plenty of parking and 2 ice machines in very close proximity to our room. They provided us with to-go breakfasts which were nice. They came with your choice of different items (fruit, granola bars, muffins etc.) and bottled water. Coffee was also available in the lobby as well. When I picked up breakfast at the front desk I was asked about our stay. I politely explained the issues regarding the room cleanliness. They offered me the option of some additional points (not sure how much) or a non-disclosed room credit. I opted for the credit. I received an updated statement by the time I arrived back at the room and saw that my statement had been credited $25. Last but not least, we read on-line that they were trying to leave rooms vacant in between each guest. This to me means a certain percentage of rooms would be left unoccupied each night. When we arrived, we asked for a room that had not been occupied for the longest length of time. I was told that there were no recently vacated rooms available and were 100% sold out on Saturday, August 1. This means they have NOT been keeping a percentage of rooms unoccupied / vacant and are falsely stating they are. We do not recommend this place and will not come back. The $25 credit was an insult. Sorry to be harsh in these tough times but this is what happened to us and we don't think it was appropriate.

"Serene Getaway"

4
carriebloxom, Elk Grove 04/08/2020

This hotel was beautiful. Worth every penny. Rustic charm, clean, comfortable, friendly staff, large grounds to walk around and explore, two pools, cute park, nice restaurant, and close to Bass Lake and Yosemite. We left our camera behind on accident and quickly received a phone call to tell us. That says something about the staff. The only thing was no continental breakfast, and the jacuzzi was closed due to covid. Other than that its a winner!

"Great stay because of staff"

5
Cjblackberry, Bakersfield, California 03/08/2020

Lori at the front desk made this stay perfect! It started with a call to the hotel answered by Lori. We had some special needs for parking an RV. Not only did she accommodate us, but she was enjoyable and acted as if she appreciated the opportunity to help. Those qualities are becoming rare these days and you should know we loved being treated that way by Lori and other members of her team during stay.

"Great place to stay when visiting Yosemite!"

5
Melissa B, San Diego, California 28/07/2020

My family stayed here for 4 nights while we visited Yosemite. Yes, it's about a 90 minute drive to the valley each day, but staying in Oakhurst gave us the comforts of home including restaurants and grocery stores. (I highly recommend South Gate Brewing...great food and beer!) The hotel staff was very friendly and the pools were great for the kids! One evening while sitting on our balcony a deer walked by!! For us city folks, this was quite the treat!

"Convenient but not value for the price"

2
weeklyflyer71, Phoenix, Arizona, USA 23/07/2020

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.

"Exceeded my expectations"

5
Powerpink950, Medford, Oregon 19/07/2020

The staff was friendly and very helpful. The hotel grounds are beautiful. I liked that there is an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. The room decor was clean and updated. The beds and pillows were comfortable. Due to Covid there was no hot breakfast, but there was a grab and go option with your selection of fruit and granola bar or muffin. There was also a coffee stand in the lobby. Oakhurst is a cute town and close to the entrance of Yosemite that takes you to tunnel view and the valley floor.

"Terrible service and poor room quality"

1
User 08/07/2020

The room had mold on the ceiling and a strong mildew smell. Customer service at the front desk was rude when I requested a change of room even though they clearly had MANY rooms available and I was even willing to downgrade my room.

"Great as always!"

5
User 24/06/2020

I've been staying here for many years, whenever I happen to be passing through or need a place to rest and refresh in between bouts of camping. It's always been great and I will continue to come back.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello hunterquon, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Close to Yosemite "

5
46brandik, Warren, Pennsylvania 24/06/2020

I loved this hotel, looks like a lodge, built up a hill, super cute. We were traveling with kids, we reserved a 2 bedroom suite. The kids had their own room, TV, and a balcony, they were over the moon. Some areas were dated, but it kind of vibed with the area and our room was very clean. Indoor/outdoor pool we were to tired to enjoy. Would stay again.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Brandi K, Thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful"

5
jhoward010, Visalia, California 16/06/2020

This place is absolutely beautiful, staff and everyone there is really nice and helpful. I will deffently be going back for another trip. Everything worked out perfect,, can't wait for the next trip! :)

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello jhoward010, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Covid-19 getaway!"

4
dananocab, Ventura, California 08/06/2020

This is a beautiful property and our second time staying here. Love everything about this place. Be aware that traveling during this time most things are closed. They will let you know this when you schedule. They are doing a great job with social distancing. Only disappointment this time was the bed. It was horribly uncomfortable, like sleeping on rocks.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello dananocab, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback. At your service, Curtis

"Bass Lake Adventure"

5
Lnbfdwf7, Concord, California 29/05/2020

This by far was the biggest Best Western I have seen. This Best Western is on 8 acres in Oakhurst. By far the largest Best Western I have stayed in. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 not much was open but that was not the fault of Best Western. We will for sure be back once things open up.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Lnbfdwf7, Thank you for the 5-star review. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay"

5
User 24/05/2020

It was fantastic, great people. The lady that we checked in with had a bit of an attitude, but over all great .... the suit was amazing , and very clean , looked brand new ..... also the TV remotes for both TVs didnt seem to work right but there was buttons on the side of the TVs we used ,other than that fantastic except the road construction at 6 am

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello darianandbobby, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent location!"

5
User 27/03/2020

Located right near EVERYTHING! Stores, restaurants, gas all within walking distance. Beautiful walk around the property. The room was very nice and clean. Amenities in the shower were cool. The room service Food tasted okay.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello jenn7795, Thank you for taking the timer to share your experience of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful location"

5
ajm0ll, Scottsdale, Arizona 20/03/2020

Had a wonderful relaxing time. Great breakfast provided all the energy I need for my trips into Yosemite. Good location with plenty of parking. I would definitely stay here again the next time I visit the park.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello ajm0ll, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"A wonderful place for a family vacation. We were all impressed."

5
User 10/03/2020

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.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
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

"beautiful hotel, indoor pool/spa, awesome free breakfast and nice restaurant on site"

5
cassandra71411, Temecula, California 07/03/2020

one of the best places to stay before going up and into Yosemite, the hotel buildings and area is beautiful and close to a starbucks, grocery store and stuff people like to have around them on vacation with a family and kids

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
cassandra71411 Hello Cassandra, Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great Staff, Clean Rooms, Worn Beds"

3
User 27/02/2020

My wife and I stayed here for two nights while visiting Yosemite. Amy and trainee staff were very helpful upon check-in. Our room was number 325, next to the indoor pool and spa. It is true the property is dated. We found our room to be quiet and clean. The good stuff: 1. When we originally booked, we accidentally used a third party site that over-charged us. I called the hotel directly and spoke to Amy who gave me suggestions on how to fix this. Her suggestions helped me to reverse the third-party reservation based on fraud that resulted in a full refund. I then called her back and booked directly. She gave a discount for the hassle and upgraded our room. Upon arrival, she remembered our phone call and booking and was very friendly and helpful with the check-in process. She went above and beyond for our needs. 2. The room was spacious and clean. 3. TV worked well. 4. Plenty of hot water for a shower. 5. Kitchenette with sink, fridge and microwave was useful. 6. better than average breakfast buffet in the restaurant. Breakfast staff helpful and friendly too. Not so good stuff: 1. Mattresses are worn out and need to be replaced. We could feel the springs through the padding. 2. Fridge ran all night. It never stopped. I had to use ear plugs and still heard the darn thing. 3. South gate to Yosemite is 15 miles. Yosemite valley is 1 hour and 45 minute drive. Be prepared. Overall, we had a nice visit and would stay here again if the beds were replaced with new ones.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Eric, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay!"

5
Lasudio, Nevada City, California 26/02/2020

This one will be all pros, no cons -Amy and Crystal very helpful and detailed, making for easy check in. Since very few customers staying the Tuesday I arrived, they upgraded me at no extra cost to me. Also later helped me find my lost cellphone! -I travel with my Golden Retriever Katy. Lots of motels that are “pet friendly “ seem to forget that dogs need a large grassy area to go potty. This motel has grassy areas with poop bags and trash cans throughout the property. So Katy shares my glowing review! -bbqs and picnic tables on property; also a structure for kids to play on. -Went for breakfast today. Scrambled eggs offered. As usual, I found there was dairy in the offered eggs. I was reluctantly ready to have cold cereal when server Ricardo saw me looking sadly at the eggs I couldn't have. I told him I'm allergic to dairy. He offered to make me eggs without dairy. No cereal, hello real breakfast! -Room clean. -Able to park right in front of my unit. You always look for customer service, but rarely find it. Here you will.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Lasudio, Thank you for the 5-star review. I look forward to sharing your review with Amy, Crystal, and Ricardo. We look forward to welcoming you and Katy back. At your service, Curtis

"Great gateway hotel for Yosemite NP, but only one pity—you may not get your lost back"

4
Jolin C, Santa Clara, California 25/02/2020

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.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
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

"Great Hotel!"

5
Unikiam, Sacramento 23/02/2020

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.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
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

"A pleasant winter break"

5
User 21/02/2020

We took our grandsons to Yosemite for their winter break. The two-bedroom suite was ideal. The boys loved the breakfast waffles and the indoor pool The staff was friendly and helpful and we had a great time.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello B D, That's great that you and your grandsons enjoyed the family suite and your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Fantastic hotel in a perfect place"

4
MARK T, Barton under Needwood, United Kingdom 20/02/2020

My wife and I stayed here for a two night stay as part of our California holiday. The hotel bedroom was very clean and comfortable with very friendly staff throughout the hotel. We used the bar and restaurant onsite on both evenings for dinner where we served first rate food from a varied menu. The bar has a great selection of whisky and a good selection of beer. Would definitely stay here again.....

"Cozy Hillside Hotel Among the Trees"

5
S5274NTrobertw, Temple City, California 18/02/2020

Cute hillside hotel with nice architecture, not unlike other hotels that are boxlike looking. Onsite lots of artwork inside and outside wood carvings of a Statue of Liberty and squirrel (up on hillside to your left!) Extremely well kept hotel with charm, rooms are nice sized with ample space. Indoor swimming pool was a plus, the kids enjoyed. Breakfast was excellent as well.

"Gateway is correct!"

4
dananocab, Los Angeles, California 17/02/2020

This hotel has great ambiance! The grounds are lush and beautiful. This is gold country and not the big city. We loved our room it was clean newly remolded and not "dog friendly". No offense, but I have dogs and we do not travel with them. I don't want to travel with others. They offer a great room that is fresh and doesn't smell like a wet dog. However, they do have rooms for dog only families. I live this. It was very quiet. They have a really nice indoor pool and jacuzzi. The restaurant was attached to the hotel. The service was great and the staff very friendly. They also have a huge breakfast buffet. Enjoy! We sure did.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello dananocab, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Guests of Lady Liberty and her Squirrels"

5
Mark H, SJC, CA, United States 14/02/2020

We stayed here a few years ago and hoped we were choosing the right place this time. This is a lovely hillside rustic looking place that was hand crafted by its owner and his wife. If you have looked at photos of rooms and lounges and assumed reality couldn't be that good, this is the opposite. From the handcrafted beauty of Gilbert's construction to the artwork and murals of Dolores, it must be experienced to be believed. Water features, pools and hot pools both inside and outside in the forest. I need to find out who carved Lady Liberty and the Squirrel. The best breakfast buffet you can imagine and dinner was excellent too. There are several big new construction motel chains going in just up the road. Don't go there unless you have no chance of visiting Lady Liberty and her Squirrels.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Mark H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Enchanted woods"

5
337dickf, San Ramon, California 11/02/2020

Magical location and atmosphere. Multiple buildings across several acres. Clean, friendly. Deer outside our window in the morning. Everything was wonderful, except the comfort of the beds which just did not suit our backs. We will return.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Dick F, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Wonderful wooded property"

5
Steve J, Benicia, California, Usa 21/01/2020

Wonderful wooded property. With a restaurant with a great view for your breakfast buffet. Breakfast had many options.to many for you to eat it all. Indoor and outdoor jacuzzi. Wonderful patio out are sliding glass door

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Steve J, Thank you for the 5-star review. At your service, Curtis

"Best Best Western"

5
LAURA S, Stanton 13/01/2020

We love staying at this Gateway to Yosemite. Seriously, this place is one of reasons we're thinking about retiring here. Love the people! Love the view! How many deer walk across your path in the morning? Love the Whiskey Lounge!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello LAURA S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful Property With An Excellent Staff"

5
janders, Los Angeles 10/01/2020

This Best Western has got to be the most beautiful property they have. This place is not a cookie cut property like many other chains. The staff there from the front desk, maintenance, cleaning, and security are the best! Very friendly and helpful, plus the hotel has a great restaurant, do not miss it.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello janders, Thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect woodsy hotel"

5
User 09/01/2020

The room was large and the queen size beds were very comfortable. The woodsy atmosphere was fun as we stayed at the way back, top of the property. Love that they had indoor pool and spas. The breakfast buffet was superb and had so many options! Will definitely stay here again in the future.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Anna R, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great place"

4
Spotbanana, Sydney, Australia 08/01/2020

This is a great place as a “base camp” for Yosemite. About 75 minutes to the valley (off season) and for variety there's a nice drive via Mariposa to another entrance. Rooms are big and well appointed. Lots of amenities. Restaurant could use a make over (see separate review). Hotel staff friendly and fun. Good location to town shops and restaurants. A good Chinese restaurant next door. Recommend.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Spotbanana, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Very nice lodge feel"

5
R6863CTks, San Diego, California 07/01/2020

Really enjoyed our stay, rooms were nice and large and clean. Hand painted mural in the room was beautiful. Restaurant was very nice, breakfast was hot and nice variety. Will definitely stay again on our next trip to Yosemite!!! If you have accessibility issues they are on a hill but do have nice parking available to get to your rooms.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello R6863CTks, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay"

5
Ms_BVAL, Los Angeles, California 07/01/2020

We stayed here on a weekend trip to Yosemite. Its about an hour and 15 mins outside of the park. Staff was super friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable, breakfast was included and was surprisingly delicious. No problems during our stay, will be staying here again.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Ms_BVAL, I am glad you had a great stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Room 117"

2
User 03/01/2020

Do NOT stay on room 117. It smells like feet ans locker room. Its not the bedding or towels, its the room in gerenal. I didnt report this to the staff because it was made extremely clear to me and two other guests checking in, that the hotel was sold out. Checking agents have no patience, all they want to do it get you out of their lobby as soon as possible.

"Great place to stay"

5
User 02/01/2020

This hotel is amazing! Breakfast is excellent! Room is very big, bed is very big, and bathroom is also very big! It's a great place to stay. My kids also like this hotel so much. We spent out Christmas eve at this hotel, before we headed to Yosemite!

"Friendly Stay"

5
User 01/01/2020

The staff is super friendly, willing to go out of their way to be helpful without being phony. Room was very clean and well maintained. Lots of counter space in the bathroom which I loved. The grounds are very well kept and inviting.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello joebeb, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback. At your service, Curtis

"Good food, good service"

4
313ChadT, Tallahassee, Florida 31/12/2019

With new hotels coming into Oakhurst, you are about to have more options. I would suggest giving this established hotel a try. I came in with low expectations. The front desk staff was great, warm, friendly and helpful with questions. Nice little gift shop and check-in area. Plenty of free coffee in the room and front desk. Morning breakfast was great. Full hot buffet with plenty of seating. Didn't try the restaurant for dinner, but it was probably good too. Would suggest a second floor for better hillside views. Indoor heated pool and spa didn't seem to be busy. Rooms could use some updating, but typical for this type of hotel.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Chad T, Thank you for taking time to share your experience of your recent stay. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"First time staying with Best Western"

4
User 30/12/2019

This was my first Yosemite trip with my family, and it was beautiful. We stayed at Best Western Plus Yosemite and it was very clean (alot nicer than one in Hawaii this past summer), lots of amenities included, which we loved & the free bfast included was the best part, their bfast was delicious!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Lidia, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay!"

5
User 25/12/2019

We stayed in a room with 3 queen beds and a balcony that overlooked the playground area. We used the indoor pool/hot tub twice, ate the amazing free bfast, and enjoyed the free internet. Perfect location! Great price! Lobby is beautiful w/fireplace and grand piano.

"Clean, good breakfast, nice people"

5
James L, Fountain Valley, California 24/12/2019

Our stay was comfortable just like home. Clean room, clean facilities. Wifi speed not bad. Good FREE breakfast and very organized. The staff are cleaning eating tables round the clock for the next guest. I'd recommend BW to family and friends.

"Great hotel"

4
User 10/12/2019

It's a great option to stay and go to Yosemite Valley, good service, clean and comfortable, I just would like if they have safe box service in rooms. The views are great, they have enough parking and the breakfast was included. The pool was small but nice

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Sally de A, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay. We appreciate the feedback an hope to welcome you back. While we do not offer safe deposit boxes in the guest room, we do have safe deposit boxes available at the front desk. At your service, Curtis

"Comfort tucked into a quaint mountain setting"

5
MSME22, Stella, North Carolina 09/12/2019

This quaint, well-maintained property is snuggled in amongst beautiful, lush naturalized landscaping. The pride of the owners and staff make it a standout property. Located about 30 minutes from a Yosemite entrance, it has clean, comfortable, spacious rooms and very friendly, helpful staff. An expanded hot breakfast is included in the price. We enjoyed having breakfast next to the wood burning fire in the onsite restaurant. My family plans to stay here on our next visit to Yosemite.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello MSME22, Thank you for the 5-Star and for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. The owners and employee's definitely take pride in the property and work hard to create the best experience possible for all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back during your next visit to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Nice Hotel"

4
shnpan, Birmingham, Alabama 05/12/2019

This was a nice hotel near the entrance to Yosemite National Park. It has an attached restaurant but it is pricey. The property has many buildings of rooms so be sure to have the front desk draw you a map to your room. Breakfast is included and is in the restaurant. They have a buffet with a lot of choices but the eggs were cold and the potatoes were very spicy.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello shnpan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Lovely place has everything"

5
User 03/12/2019

Nice people working. Love the little restaurant/bar. Sitting by fire with a drink is so cozy. They have good food-pretzel, hot wings, burger, french dip. Love the morning breakfast, really good variety. Hot tub outside is awesome. Beautiful area. Nice rooms.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello owl19782019, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay!"

5
Alma Lizett S, Los Angeles, California 01/12/2019

Our stay at Best Western Plus was very pleasant! Excellent staff, from the front desk, to housekeeping, to food service, to pool staff, everyone there was so friendly and professional! Starting from Amy at the front desk made us feel welcomed and informed us about all of the hotel amenities, easy and fast check in. Special thanks to staff member Lori, she was decorating the Christmas tree and asked my son if he wanted to help and he loved helping! Thank you Lori!! Breakfast was excellent! Lots of options, clean and plenty of space! We enjoyed the indoor pool! We went on a Monday morning and there were no towels, but we asked a staff member that was checking the pool, and he was kind enough to bring us towels! Our room was huge and clean and it was very helpful to have a fridge, microwave & sink! We have stayed at other hotels in the area and were not as big and cozy as BW!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Alma Lizett S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Amy, Lori, and the rest of the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Typical hotel in a good position"

5
Giulia_turin, Turin, Italy 29/11/2019

The hotel is very typical and nice. Everything has been comfortable and the service was very good: people at the reception were very kind. The location is excellent: just 30 mins from one of Yosemite entrance and the village offers everything needed. Breakfast and restaurant were very good! The area is very quiet and in the evening if you are lucky enough you can see deers. The hotel is also offering a spa and a gym which personally I didn't use. Good quality/price ratio, strongly suggested

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Giulia, Thank you for the 5-star review, and for sharing photos of your stay with us. The owners keep plenty of feed for the animals on property to increase the odds of seeing deer and squirrels. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Very nice!"

4
Missy R, Atlanta, Georgia 28/11/2019

Booked last minute for a trip to Yosemite. Got a great rate. I'm not into rustic, but this place was tastefully done. They mentioned that all of the paintings (lobby, restaurant, rooms) were done by the owner. Very talented. The staff were great - at the front desk and at the restaurant. Friendly and helpful. The free buffet breakfast was really good too. Nice place right next door. Our room was at the top of the "hill" facing trees, very peaceful. Think it was 329. The room was nice and very clean. My only complaint was the heating unit was really, really loud. If you sat outside, it was just as loud. Other than that I was pleased and my husband was impressed and he's usually not. It's deceptive, you don't notice the buildings hidden up the hill. Would definitely go back. Don't know if all BWP are as nice as this one. I saw that it's rated 2 1/2 stars. At least a 3+ for this type property.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Missy R, Thank you for the great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great quality"

5
gabyrtaylor, Sonora, California 28/11/2019

This hotel is a great quality for family. Triple queen rooms available. Continental breakfast is like a breakfast buffet. Very good quality. Lots of space to run around for kids. Indoor heated pool and spa awesome. Playground for kids too!

"Short stay, but exceptional surroundings "

5
tompV1534JZ, Jacksonville, Florida 27/11/2019

Just a quick overnight stay, as we were on a tight time schedule. Beautiful lobby area and a nice place to sit and relax if you like. Our room was clean and even though we were close to the main road, traffic noise was minimal.we utilized the laundry facilities and the machines were clean and the area was kept up. Breakfast was good with waffle and pancake machines available.

"Great location for Yosemite"

4
M1809, Wales, United Kingdom 25/11/2019

Despite a lot of internet research, I wasn't sure where the best place was to stay to visit Yosemite National Park. Well, I found it with this hotel. Oakhurst is a very small town and the hotel was easy to find. Parking was no problem and check in was easy and the receptionists were friendly and helpful. We were directed to our room which was a lodge style double room with private bathroom and allocated parking directly outside. The room was comfortable enough and we were only sleeping there for a night. Like other hotels we stayed in on our trip, the decor was outdated but the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The hotel was expensive but it was much cheaper than the prices charged to stay in the Yosemite Valley and also less busy. In fact I preferred to stay at Oakhurst than in the Valley. We arrived mid afternoon and the staff advised that we visit the the giant sequoias at Mariposa Grove which was just a 20 minute drive away. What good advice that was because it gave us the whole of the next day to concentrate on Yosemite. We had a fantastic few hours at Mariposa Grove which had some lovely walks for all ages/abilities. The entrance to Yosemite is just before Mariposa Grove and I think we paid about $20 for a 7 day car pass. The next day, we visited Glacier Point which was about a 40 minute drive away and the main Yosemite valley was about an hour from the hotel - a pleasant drive, traffic was light and the views were breathtaking. Breakfast at the hotel was nothing special but was adequate before setting off to the park. The only negative is that there was a very long queue when the restaurant opened at 6.30am as everyone wanted to get away early. Despite this, the wait wasn't too long. We didn't use any of the facilities at the hotel except for a meal at the restaurant. There was plenty of choice on the menu and the meal and service were good. Again, the restaurant was like a visit back in time and like the hotel was in need of updating. To summarise, a good, clean hotel, slightly overpriced but it's virtually at the entrance to Yosemite. What you get with this hotel is location, location, location. I'd love to go back to Yosemite one day and I would stay here again.

"Awesome Hotel!!"

5
Juan D, South San Francisco, California 18/11/2019

The Yosemite Gateway Inn is one of the classiest and well laid out hotel Best Western has to offer. It feel like you are staying a forest environment. The smell of my room was extravagant and the room was very clean, It was very convenient for my pet to come along. The food from the restaurant was magnificent and the service was out of this world. Wawona Big Trees was only 20 minutes away.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Juan D, Thank you for the 5-star. I are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Great location and nice room"

4
UlrE2015, Vaxjo, Sweden 17/11/2019

The hotel is just a short drive from one of the entrances from Yosemite Valley - the one and only reason why you would go through this small village. At the visitor center close by we had some great guidance on what to make sure not to miss out from in Yosemite, and we even got driving direction of the most beautiful way of leaving the valley on our way back to San Francisco from here. The hotel had a nice breakfast. Good for American standard. We also had lunch at the hotel restaurant and thus was a nice meal, friendly staff. I would recommend this place for friends that wants to visit yosemite. Staying outside the actual Park saves you a lot of money, and give you twice the ride through the amazing forest/mountain roads when have to go through it twice in two days :)

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello UlrE2015, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"It's fine, but not great"

3
Sharon S, Auburn, California 14/11/2019

I hate to poo poo all these gushing reviews about this hotel-but it just simply isn't the "best". There were definite pros: the grounds are lovely, room for kiddos to play and dogs to walk and trees to look out on. Some decor has been updated in the older buildings. Staff are friendly and helpful. There is a fridge and microwave in the rooms-a definite plus. The TV had a good variety of stations-but the reception was a mixed bag. Now for the beds! Ugh. Half the depth of our old mattress-just inexcusable! Holiday Inn has amazing mattresses. The closet door and bathroom door-both old-squeaked so loud I felt sorry for our neighbors. The sliding door had no screen-so as well as the fresh air, bugs were invited in. The tub and toilet were old-a new mirror and countertop were nice-but felt out of place. Breakfast was the usual hotel type-hard scrambled eggs, tastless fruit, store bought pastries, etc. On check-in the clerk proudly said "our breakfast is wonderful! We have different things every day!" Clearly she hasn't eaten there. Out of three days the only difference was once day bacon was substituted for the sausage. To their credit-it was very good bacon. Down the road 3 major hotel chains are constructing hotels. They will be sparkling new with good mattresses. And they will be competing with this hotel. BW needs to step up and make some improvements to stay in business.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Sharon S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. We appreciate and welcome all forms of feedback. Many of our upgrades and changes have been based on feedback like yours. One area that we have spent a great deal of focus in has been our breakfast. We currently offer high quality scrambled eggs, cut potatoes, warm tortilla for guests that wanted to make a breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy, rotation between high quality bacon or sausage, fresh cut fruit, freshly made salsa, pancakes, waffles, whole fruit, a variety of breads and pastries, several different types of cereal including upgraded granola that can also be used with yogurt for a parfait. In addition to granola, we also offer many different toppings including dried fruit for the yogurt. We also use real plates and silverware to reduce waste while creating a better experience for our valued guests. Oiling hinges is part of our preventative maintenance project, but we have started a special project to ensure we continue to create the best experience reasonably possible. At your service, Curtis

"Very accommodating "

5
Beachdeac, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy 10/11/2019

We arrived early and in short order they had a room for us. We were on second floor, and there is no elevator. The coin laundry came at just the right time in our trip. The room is fine, though the TV picture is rather poor. The ambiance of the whole place, set on a hillside, is very nice.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Beachdeac, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We are limited with TV options in the mountains, but we are currently looking into upgrading once digital becomes available. At your service, Curtis

"Yosemite"

5
User 09/11/2019

Excellent Hotel we enjoyed it very much, it was a long trip and the staff was very helpful I would suggest taking advantage of the restaurant next door it was Wonderful. and the price for the location was very good.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Steven C, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back during you next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"The Best of the Best"

5
V5770MIandrewp, Bendigo, Australia 07/11/2019

If we could rate this hotel better than excellent, we would. We can not fault anything about our stay. Clean, friendly, quiet and close to the park south entrance. The staff were the best of our 5 different motels over the past week. Nothing was too hard for them. Stay here if you ever need accomodation in Oakhurst.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello 2 Adults 1 Child, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to the area. At you service, Curtis

"Beautiful views"

4
Thomas D, Nesbit 06/11/2019

The hotel setting is beautiful. Everything was super clean, great heated indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet as well. My only complaint would be the pillows. They were too thick and hard for my family.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Thomas D, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. The pillows are new, but we are currently looking into options to ensure our valued guests have the best experience reasonably possible. At your service, Curtis

"OK apart from Bathroom"

3
GertieGru, United Kingdom 06/11/2019

The setting was very nice and accommodation is in different blocks. The room was clean but the bathroom was very old. It was a pale brown suite with what looked like the original toilet seat and a brown shower curtain. The sink had been fitted with new taps and the bath had a new shower head. We wouldn't stay here again purely because of the bathroom.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Sarah B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and wish you well on your travels. At your service, Curtis

"Great place for a big hotel"

4
User 05/11/2019

Great place for a big hotel! I was leaving Yosemite and I decided to stay at the best Western in Oakhurst. I arrive there kind of late at night and the lady at the desk was so nice she said if I hurried I could get some dinner at the restaurant. I don't remember the name of the restaurant but it was a whiskey bar and they had all different types of whiskeys. The food was great and I had a Portabella mushroom, stuffed. The room was adequate and I had stayed there before but I would've preferred to book a room in the back Portion of the property because you could hear the car traffic from the street.I was glad to get a room, as there were only two rooms left for the night. The breakfast was awesome! They had a very large buffet breakfast which included grits , biscuits and gravy waffles fruit and oatmeal. I think the best part of this hotel is that the manager, she may be the owner, has paintet every single room, of over 100 rooms, with a giant painting of A scene Of Yosemite on the wall above the bed. The paintings are different for each room and it must've taken her a lot of time and I think that's very unique about this hotel, not to mention the artwork is good! So if you want a nice place to stay that's interesting and the food is good, this is it!

"Best hotel experience"

5
User 30/10/2019

This hotel is so unique. It was built into a hillside and all the beautiful trees and flowers are still there. Each room has a balcony where you can look over the property. You not only get a beautiful room but there are both an outdoor and indoor swimming pool and an outdoor and indoor hot tub. And also the biggest buffet breakfast that would please anyone. There is a restaurant on site for luncha and dinner with a big selection of delicious selections. Plus the staff are all so friendly and helpful. I have been coming here for years. I travel a lot and this is one of my favorite hotels. You won't find another one like it.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Destination249434, Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great Value especially near Yosemite"

5
Trish B, Woodland, California 26/10/2019

Nice property near Yosemite. All our requests were honored with adjoining rooms on the ground floor. Easy parking, quiet property. Bathrooms could stand some updating but that didn't impact our experience. Would definitely recommend.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Trish B, Thank you for the 5-star review. We're always working hard to upgrade the property every chance we get. We recently updated the outdoor pool to include expanding the deck, adding a new hot tub, new wi-fi network, guest room locks, new flooring for the restaurant, and new beds for many buildings. This winter we're working on upgrading the bathroom fans, replacing curtains in most of the rooms, and replacing carpet in many of the rooms as well. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Hotel in the Woods"

5
Lolo0777, El Cerrito, California 24/10/2019

Someone had the foresight to not develop every square inch of this property. It is one of the larger Best Westerns I have stayed at, with sets of rooms running up and down the hillside, but in between are pools, a waterfall, a playground, lots of landscaping and greenery, and a self-confident herd of deer that were grazing up at the top of the property as if they owned the place. The rooms are clean and climate controlled, they don't reek of deodorizers and nature is ever present outside your window. There is a restaurant with quite decent food on the property and wait staff who are polite and friendly even if you just want a sandwich and a glass of water. Amazingly affordable, at least mid-week when I stayed there. Highly recommended, just don't take my room at the top with the deer peeking in, that room is reserved for me.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Lolo0777, Thank you for the 5-star review and for recommending to others. The owners started building in the mid 80's and when property became available next door, they would purchase it and expand. We now have 9 separate buildings on a beautiful hill including a full-service restaurant. We're fortunate to have a large family of deer and many squirrels roaming around. Although, all the feed the owners keep available make the animals feel right at home. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful scenery, gateway to Yosemite."

4
Tracy_Lynn1021, Toronto, Canada 23/10/2019

We stayed one night at this hotel and it was great, we had a balcony and there were deer right outside our balcony - very cool. We went to the resturant on the property and had a nice dinner, food was good and then returned the next morning for breakfast that is included with your stay, it was also good with lots of options. If I was coming back to the area again I would definitly stay at this hotel.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Tracy_Lynn1021, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Love this place"

5
Claire F, Red Bluff, California 19/10/2019

Great room, staff, and restaurant/lounge on site. This Best Western has it all. The lounge serves top self beverages. The restaurant has a variety of meals all well prepared. You may choose to dine in the lounge complete with TVs for that sports bar feel or for quieter dining, the dining room. This was our second stay this year. Won't be our last. It is also a short drive (about 16 miles) to Yosemite. Perfect!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Claire F, Thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your experience in the bar/restaurant. At your service, Curtis

"Wonderful Hotel"

5
Barbara W, Dallas, Georgia 18/10/2019

This hotel was a beautiful place. We lived the grounds with the waterfalls and beautiful landscaping. Everyone at the front desk were wonderful. Our room was really nice and I especially loved the huge bathroom with beautiful tub surround. I would highly recommend this hotel.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Barbara W, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and recommendation. At your service, Curtis

"One of the best"

5
GreenMR, Rochester 18/10/2019

Beautiful property close to Yosemite. Yes, it is 90 min drive to the Valley (via a scenic road) - but 30 min to Mariposa Grove which is right by the park entrance, so it was very convenient for us since we were going to Mariposa first. Also Oakhurst has basically everything you might possibly need for a trip and a good restaurants variety - so for me it was worth driving 30 min vs. staying in closer-to-the-entrance Fish Camp with very limited everything. I was impressed with the service. I put a "special request" while booking online to be on the top floor and away from the road in a quiet area - this is exactly what I got (I've noticed those kind of requests are getting ignored in many other places). 300-400's numbered rooms are the farthest from the road, up the hill with the inside pool in the same area - which was very warm by the way in nicely decorated area. We arrived about an hour before check-in time and were greeted by a cheerful lady at the front desk who gladly accommodated our early check in. The grounds are lovely, our room was clean and comfortable and we passed a little herd of deer on the way to breakfast which was good as well. I like to stay in different places, but when I go to Yosemite again I certainly will not be looking into a different option. Thank you Best Western team!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello GreenMR, Thank you for the 5-star review. We strive to create the best experience possible. That's great to read you had a great experience and that your requests were met on the first request. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Best trip ever"

5
User 15/10/2019

This trip was a two week road trip with my daughter fr I'm Mich to California so it was a lot of driving but I highly recommend going through the grand Teton and Yellowstone the go south through yosimite it is unbelievably beautiful

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello tamyraflorida, I'm glad that you enjoyed your road trip and your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next adventure. At your service, Curtis

"Value for money? not here"

2
Ziggaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13/10/2019

Value for money? not here @ BW zero frills. I'd rather go some place where I wouldn't expect as much given the spend, and walk away not feeling as disappointed......be smart about this now. Need I say more...

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Ziggaza, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. We use valuable feedback like yours to continue to create the best experience reasonably possible for our guests. We have been ranked as one of the top hotels on TripAdvisor in Oakhurst for value for many years. This is due to our commitment to exceeding guest expectations. We also offer 2 heated pools, one inside and one outside. The outside pool has recently been updated with a new deck that was extended out for more room to lounge. We also added a brand-new hot tub that is much larger than our last. We also have a play ground for kids, 2 BBQ areas, and beautiful well-maintained grounds. Our breakfast buffet is also one of the best in the area. We offer scrambled eggs, warm tortilla's for breakfast burritos, seasoned cut potatoes, biscuits & gravy, we rotate sausage and bacon, pancakes, waffles, several types of cereal including upgraded granola, yogurt with toppings to make a parfait, freshly cut fruit salad, freshly made salsa, etc. In addition to our upgraded food, we offer real plates and silverware that require much more staff, but are in-line with our green initiatives and offer a better experience. At your service, Curtis

"Lovely Setting and Excellent Accomodations near Yosemite Natl Park South Entrance"

5
Roam492245, Santa Clarita, California 07/10/2019

Room, grounds, service, included breakfast were all great. Staff were all welcoming and friendly. Discover Yosemite Tour Bus picked us up at the hotel and the All Day Tour with Marsha was also an excellent experience. Highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing and authentic mountain retreat feel at one of the most beautiful National Parks in the U.S. Be sure to check out Bass Lake as well - truly a beautiful setting!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Roam492245, Thank you for the 5-star review and for sharing photos of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Nice setting, good amenities, good location for Yosemite"

4
Didley46, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 06/10/2019

Lovely welcome at reception. Nice grounds and accommodation blocks. Pools, jacuzzi, great laundrette, gym. Room large with fridge, microwave, coffee machine, hairdryer, iron. No aircon but there was a ceiling fan and a patio door that overlooked the pool. TV channels very fuzzy with a very basic remote. Bed large and comfortable. General feel of the room was a bit dated but it did the job. Restaurant - we ate her one night. It was 'okay'. The dining room lala atmosphere and on hindsight we should have asked to eat in the bar but I'm not sure if that is an option. Breakfast was fine - all options available. We also ate at other places in Oakhurst, there's plenty of choice. This includes a pizza from a small business across the road which was tasty. I was surprised how big oakhurst was. Lots of shops and amenities, including Crossfit and a huge gym in town. Though I didn't use the the gyms as Yosemite is the best outdoor gym. The drive each day to Yosemite Valley (not the entrance) took us about 90 min. It costs $35 per car to enter the park and this lasts 7 days. I will definitely be returning to Yosemite. I may opt to try and stay a bit closer next time.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Didley46, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"very good location"

4
User 30/09/2019

good location while visiting Yosemite. Close to stores and restaurants. Loved the setting of the hotel and was a nice quiet area. Would recommend to friends and family to stay at this hotel if visiting Yosemite

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Camper765096, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay and for recommending to others. We hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Outstanding Experience"

5
User 29/09/2019

We stayed 6 nights and we were only planning to stay 3 nights. The accommodations, location, and setting were excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would like to give a special recognition to Lori. She went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and make sure that we had an exceptional stay while at the BW Gateway Inn. She was friendly, patient, and professional. The morning breakfast was extra special. Not only was the selection of food very good, but the staff were constantly making sure that everything was just right. Make note of all the paintings and murals in the rooms and guest areas. They were painted by the owner. She is a very talented painter and makes the whole experience seem like home. We are definitely returning.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello CSJIG, Thank you for the 5-star review. I look forward to sharing your review with Lori and the rest of the staff. At your service, Curtis

"Clean, good breakfast, close to Yosemite"

5
Linda R, Houston, Texas 28/09/2019

Just stayed one night, but was great location before entering Yosemite in the morning. Clean, helpful front desk, and good breakfast. Laundry room available. Was also helpful to visit the Yosemite visitor's center down the street before going into the park.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Linda Y, Thank you for the 5-star review. We hope to welcome you back during your next trip to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"It has everything that we needed"

4
User 27/09/2019

We had a double bedded room that had everything that we needed. My wife especially rated the hair dryer and its' position right next to a mirror. Many hotels provide hairdryers and mirror, but not located near each other

"Excellent Hotel for Traveling to Yosemite"

5
Joe1976_12, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 26/09/2019

Enjoyed our stay and very pleased with our room. Beds were very comfortable and bathroom was spacious with a double sink. The room was decorated with a beautiful painting of Yosemite. Breakfast buffet was excellent with a variety of hot and cold breakfast items.

"Lovely surroundings and convenientely located."

5
User 25/09/2019

We always stay here when traveling through the Yosemite area. Although it is a larger hotel, each of the rooms has it's own peaceful setting. (As we were leaving,there was a deer enjoying the grass right outside our door.) The facility restuarant is conveniently located and the "free" breakfast was the best of our trip. Just a heads up....I made my reservation about two months ahead of my arrival. When I rechecked my reservation, I saw that the rate had dropped considerably. I cancelled my original reservation and made a new one about a week ahead of my stay at a much improved rate.

"Good point for visit Yosemite Park"

5
Leonid K, Karmiel, Israel 25/09/2019

Very well organized hotel. The room contains everything required for comfortable stay. The property maintained very good. The stuff extremely professional and provide relevant service and support. The hotel and surrounded places impressed us very much

"Best of the best"

5
F4935CJterrym, Blue Lake, California 23/09/2019

Whenever possible we search for a Best Western. We are often disappointed by other hotels. We have never been disappointed when staying at a Best Western hotel. Booking is easy. Employees are friendly, and helpful. Accommodations are clean.

"Quick trip to Yosemite"

5
Steve F, Yorba Linda, California 19/09/2019

This is a beautiful property. I have stayed there several times over the last 10 years, and the property is always in great shape. The rooms are very nice well appointed, plus they are quiet. The breakfast is above average. In addition, the

"Better than ever"

5
Lars H, Los Angeles, California 09/09/2019

Few hotels gets this rating from me. This hotel is located right at the entrance to Yosemite from the south side. When traveling with a family it is always hard to find priceworthy hotel rooms but this is it! Nice rooms with up to 3 queensize beds, clean bathrooms, spacious rooms with coffee and tea making machine in the middle section. Balcony towards the nature park like surrounding. Outdoor and indoor pool included and a jaccuzzi. Fine restaurant with great menu. Compared to 5 ys ago when we fell in love with this hotel they now include breakfast in the price making it even more price-worthy. I will definitely come back again.

"A joy and a half"

5
gravevocal, Tijuana, Mexico 09/09/2019

A very welcoming hotel, great rooms with all the amenities you could possibly need, just close enough to Yosemite National Park and blocks away from all you could ever need like Pharmacies, grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, auto repairs etc... the staff was awesome, very friendly and always there to help... I will be coming back to this hotel and I highly recommend it

"Yosemite Hotel - Large Resort Style with Great Location!"

4
Kimberly F, Warsaw, United States 08/09/2019

This hotel, even though it is dated, has clean, quiet rooms. Their employees were all helpful and said that working for BW Plus was enjoyable and rewarding.We were able to check in early and enjoy the pools. We were very surprised by the size of the hotel. 4 + buildings which made for a hike to the lobby and pools if you are in the upper buildings. Location is great for visiting Yosemite and there are restaurants and shops within walking distance. Only complaint we had was the service at the restaurant, Oakhurst Grill, was not very efficient and food was just okay. We went to Smokehouse 41 and got better service and food.

"Wonderful accommodations"

5
User 04/09/2019

I enjoyed my stay at the Best Western Plus in Oakhurst, Ca. The Inn was very clean, the grounds were very pretty and lush. The 2 pools looked great, even though I didn't get a chance to use them. The full breakfast buffet included) was awesome. Bed was comfortable and the shower worked well.I highly recommend Best Western Plus!❤️

"Very friendly staff easy to check in only 15 miles away from Yosemite National Park"

5
500sammyn, Rancho Cordova, California 28/08/2019

I went to Yosemite with my wife stayed at the Best Western plus because they allow pets very quiet place nice and clean free breakfast in the morning . Also there are a lot of pets place where you can take your pet to go do his thing and there are bags available for you to pick it up too . pet friendly place that's a plus

"Lovely 2 night stay - only wish we could have stayed longer"

4
simonmilbo1983, Derbyshire, United Kingdom 23/08/2019

Arrive at the hotel after a big days driving from Monetary. Check in was fast and the lady behind reception was lovely and welcoming. We were given a room in the 4000 blocks right up near the top. You can drive and park your cars outside the blocks. Got to the room and it was clean and spacious, we had 2 queen beds and a balcony. large bathroom with a fridge and a microwave. This place has 2 pools, one indoor (we didn't go in this one however looked nice enough) and a outdoor one with a hot tub. Both beautiful maintained and open from 7am until 10:30 at night, lovely to relax in after a busy day exploring the national park. Breakfast was included and was by far the best breakfast on our road trip. There was full cooked breakfast, make your own pancakes, waffles, fruit, cereal, yogurt, everything you needed they had it. The location is great, takes around 1.5 hours to the main Yosemite valley. the restaurant was nice and reasonably priced food. Unfortuantly our youngest took ill whilst we stayed there, but the hotel were fantastic in providing a pop up spare bed, extra sheets, let us bring food fro the restaurant to the room - honesty couldn't have asked for more. there is a laundrette on site, which is great if like us your traveling light. the grounds are kept beautifully. I can safety say I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a base whilst they explore Yosemite.

"Visit to Yosemite"

3
User 13/08/2019

Within a half an hour of Southgate to Yosemite. One of the few hotels that have 2 king bed rooms. The room also had table & 2 chairs, countertop with fridge. There were tiny ants all of the desk even after cleaning it with soap and water. Higher priced but. Ether than in the park. Restaurant was just ok for dinner, it was $100 for 4 of us and not outstanding. Free breakfast however was much better then most hotels. Eggs were real and potatoes were cooked well.

"Nice Yosemite area hotel"

5
U8529ETpatriciam, Woodbridge, Virginia 12/08/2019

This is a large property with many rooms. There is an indoor and outdoor pool. There are grills for cooking. Breakfast is included in a nice hotel restaurant. The staff is nice. The property is decorated with fun statues, like the Statue of Liberty and all the rooms have paintings of Yosemite by the same artist.

"Great Place Stay for a Yosemite Visit"

5
Gina J, Grants,Nm 07/08/2019

This is a great hotel, and it is much better that the national park hotels. The drive to Yosemite Village is only 1 hr 15 min if you go in the early morning. The room is a little dated, but very clean and comfortable.

"Not worth the premium"

2
Alexandragfkelly, London, United Kingdom 06/08/2019

We paid a premium of staying here over other hotels which were cheaper and better. The rooms are at least 30 years old and the air con was dreadful. They seemed dark and almost scary. We paid for this hotel because from the pictures it looked good and a lot better than the other in the area however that was not the case. In future we know to prioritise location over hotel , the drive was horrific each morning and made us tired before we even got to the park. The hotel pool was small however is you can find a chair it's okay to sit by. I wouldn't recommend this hotel was it's far from the park and just outdated. However they have 3 great waffle machines.

"Queen size beds are not queen size"

2
User 05/08/2019

While the amenities and exterior were nice the room was not and that is the main reason for a hotel. The room was on the smallish side for having two beds. The bottom of the bathtub had a blackish tinge to it. The picture on the flat screen tv looked like it was coming in over rabbit ears on a tv from 1985. my biggest complaint is the beds. we booked a room that was said to have two queen size beds. The mattresses were clearly not queen sized. A queen bed is traditionally 60 inches wide. these beds were 55 inches which is a full size bed using standard mattress size standards. I personally have a queen size bed at home in which my young daughter, her mother and myself can fit into so we assumed the same would be true for the "queen size" bed at the hotel. When I brought it up to the front desk they brushed aside my complaint telling me that the beds are what's considered "hotel queen" mattresses. I feel it is deceptive to advertise a full size mattress as a queen size mattress. If I ever go back to Yosemite I will not be staying here.

"Over priced "

3
Tshelll2016, Auckland, New Zealand 05/08/2019

We arrived, checked in and issued room, once at room we found it was occupied by someone else. Thank goodness no one was in there. Was given a new room next to outdoor pool. Room was average, very old and tired and the air conditioner was very noisy, could not sleep with it on. Ceiling fan was ok but again noisy. Room was clean, bed comfortable, it was nice to be able to sit outside and have a beer overlooking the pool. Breakfast was served in the restaurant and that was good but the dinner was very average. Easy access to Yosemite but leave early in morning as it can get busy on the road. Staff friendly and helpful.

"Nice stay with good location, pool and good breakfast"

4
Ruta P, Lithuania 04/08/2019

We stayed when we were returning from Yosemite National park. All suroundings met our expectations - there was quiet environment, comfortable rooms, pool and very good breakfast in the morning. It seems that hotel is older, but it is clean.

"Unique Property with 2 pools and Great Breakfast!"

4
User 28/07/2019

Quiet, older hotel but very clean. Unique set up with multiple buildings and each room had its own exterior door and balcony or patio. Nice landscaping. Outdoor and indoor pool, laundry area and fitness center. Could easily walk to breakfast from any of the units. Breakfast was excellent (breakfast burritos, fresh fruit, eggs, meat, breads, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles and cereals) and breakfast was included with nightly hotel charge. Plenty of safe and free of charge parking. The town of Oakhurst is currently building 3 brand new hotels on the edge of town which look to maybe be done the end of this year. This hotel may have a hard to competing when those newer/modern options eventually open up. Pricing a bit high per night with no recent modern renovations. Still very nice and clean option, sort of like a cross between a camping facility and having an apartment. Still about 1 and a 1/2 hrs to Yosemite valley floor from this hotel. Gas, food and grocery store close by.

"Good Visit"

4
User 26/07/2019

We stayed here for a few days in July to visit Yosemite. Pros: The staff is great. Everyone is friendly and helpful. We dined at the restaurant on the property and our waitress, Joline was really nice and accommodating. The food was good and service even better. My kids loved the indoor pool and spa. The pool and spa alone makes this hotel stand out in a big way. After a long day of driving, walking and hiking in Yosemite, the pool and spa is something you will appreciate. The hotel provides pool towels, which is very convenient. Thank you for good stay. Cons: We paid $300 a night ($330 after taxes) for July (peak pricing). During July, BW does not accept AAA or any other discounts. The location isn't great. BW and the staff will say that it is close to the gates of Yosemite, and technically they are right, but it's not all true. What they don't tell you is that it takes about 1.5 hours of driving time to get into Yosemite Valley from the front gate. The driving gets old after the second day. Yosemite Valley is where you want to be for the best hikes and scenery. But the pools and spa at the BW makes up for it.

"See Yosemite!!! STRESS FREE!"

5
User 22/07/2019

This Best Western PLUS! Is a Dream! Come True!!! BIG Hint! Use thee YARTS Bus! For $20 Round Trip! The Bus Stop is Across the street from the hotel! I Relaxed! Enjoying the Beautiful Scenery, while the Best Bus Driver(Thank You! Gary!) dealt with the traffic! Once in the Valley, I used the Free Shuttle, NO Car Needed! And The Best Western Plus, BEAUTIFUL!!! And the Free Breakfast! Is Served in the restaurant! So it is a Full Breakfast! And Very Good! And when you return from your day, In Yosemite, There is The Restaurant/Bar, For Dinner! Reasonably priced, Compared to What you would PAY!@Yosemite! THANK YOU!!! BEST Western PLUS!!!

"Best Hotel Ever!"

5
User 20/07/2019

Don't go anywhere else! All of the staff were exceptional. Everyone we met had a smile and friendly attitude. The room was extremely clean and well-appointed. It was quiet at night; beds were comfy. Buffet breakfast included at the restaurant across the driveway. The rooms are spacious including the bathroom. The attention to the guest is exceptional. I would stay here again every time I go to Yosemite. Staying here was the "frosting on the cake." I highly recommend this hotel.

"Best western while visiting Yosemite "

4
AmirHY, New York City, New York 17/07/2019

Spent a couple of nights here while visiting Yosemite. Important to notice that the property is not as close to the park as one may think (Over an hour drive to the parks visitor center) however there aren't many options closer. I chose this hotel as it seems better than the rest and I guess that kind of summarizes it. It is situated in a nice setting, spread out, and has two pools and a tiny exercise room (that only opens at 8am). Our room was quite outdated, second floor with no elevator, carpet was full of dog hair from previous visitors I can imagine. Bathroom is the best colors the 80's had to offer (brown). The restaurant near by is a descent option for dinner while the complimentary breakfast is good. Otherwise the town is quite dead. I gave it 4 stars because it's probably the better option in the area.

"Best Breakfast! Close to Yosemite."

4
trekking4ward, Brewster, Washington 15/07/2019

My family and I have been touring California for one week, full of adventure and $275/night hotels. This one comes out on top! Not only is access to Yosemite excellent, but the included breakfast/dining experience is the best in the country. I travel a lot, with family residing in the Midwest, Northwest and South. I've had lots of breakfasts the morning after, so to speak. I mean, this place has a yogurt parfait bar, breakfast burritos, made to order pancakes/waffles, biscuits, fruit, soy milk! I could go on. The ONLY complaint is the pillows: way too thick. I'm a physical therapist and see a lot of neck pain come from thick pillows. Get thin pillows as an option and I'll be back on the regular;)

"Surprise Treasure in Yosemite"

5
jacarnice, Hayward, California 14/07/2019

We highly recommend this hotel—a jewel that completes one's visit to the Yosemite National Park. The setting and the amenities provide a relaxing ambience. We would love to experience this place again.

"Beautiful grounds, plentiful breakfast "

4
User 13/07/2019

After a long drive through Yosemite this was a welcome stop. Lovely big room with comfy beds. Brilliant breakfast and lovely setting . Wasn't there very long but would be a great base for a couple of days

"Great Hotel"

5
y0semite4ever, Agua Dulce, California 12/07/2019

My family has stayed there for years when we visit Yosemite. It's a beautiful property with a good restaurant that's open for dinner when we arrive. The paintings on the walls, done by the owner are absolutely gorgeous and bring Yosemite to life for the guests.

"Great place to stay"

5
medran01, Loma Linda, California 10/07/2019

we had a great time here, the restaurant food is amazing good, kids loved the indoor pool, rooms are spacious and clean plus quiet, I liked the rooms shower head, parking was great too, u park next to room

"Good option for Yosemite "

3
Alie2266, Seattle, Washington 09/07/2019

You're paying for the location This hotel is fine, and it worked for a night, but it's nothing fancy and definitely overpriced for the quality and what you get. It was $220 a night, and there are limited options close to Yosemite and all are very overpriced, but that's how it is in small towns and tourist traps like this. Only a 45 minute drive to the Yosemite entrance. The room was mostly clean, the TV was huge and it was nice to have a microwave and fridge. The front desk staff was nice and the woman who ran the breakfast was really friendly. I was impressed with the breakfast, the food selections were great. My biggest complaint was breakfast didn't start until 6:30am, most hotels have breakfast start at 6:00am, and considering people like to get an early start into Yosemite to beat the crowds it would have been much better if breakfast started earlier.

"Great hotel"

4
User 03/07/2019

Super nice staff and great breakfast. Nicer than what we expected! Very convenient location relative to Yosemite and nice little down. Would stay here again in a heart beat! Very nice for families. Saw deer just outside our room in the morning!

"Excellent hosts!!!"

5
mojosellers, Midland, Texas 02/07/2019

Our stay was overnight, and the place exceeded our expectations! The staff is super friendly, the rooms are tidy, the beds comfy, pillows fluffed and linens crisp! The breakfast offered is a hot buffet! Eggs, bacon, biscuits, gravy, waffle maker, pancake maker, cereal, granola, yogurt, fruit medley, and whole fresh fruit, coffee, milk, and juice. The dining area is quite lovely as well, and the waiters, servers, and host are exceptionally polite and diligent. The property is lush with lots of oleanders, tall fragrant bushes, and flowering hedges. The winding road makes a romantic walk to the restaurant connected to the property.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Mojo Sellers, Thank you for the great review. Exceeding your expectations is our primary focus. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"A quick trip through Yosemite "

5
Jen-funtogo, Philomath, Oregon 02/07/2019

We stayed here last in 2010. This time I booked a suite with two rooms, three queen beds and one couch single bed. The room was on the new section and quite nice with plenty of parking. It was also very handicap accessible and had a microwave and fridge. They have a pool indoors and outdoors. Free breakfast was a big buffet with lots of options. It's located in the restaurant located next door.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Jen-funtogo, Thank you for the 5-star review and for sharing photos of your stay. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again. At your service, Curtis

"Now THIS is a BW Plus !"

5
eMBieAntwerp, Antwerp, Belgium 02/07/2019

Great BW Plus hotel, excellent location to visit Yosemite NP. Big clean room with 2 queen beds, coffee maker (pity not a kettle or Nespresso), fridge, TV + DVD player, good aircon, + a ceiling fan ! Free WiFi, but no safe. Clean and large bathroom with in shower in bath, good water pressure and towels of a good quality. Very quiet at night, slept like a rose here. A balcony, but not private (walk by) Breakfast full American self-service. THIS is a BW Plus ! One thing to beware of : many separate pavilions with rooms, most of them higher up hill ! Very difficult or even impossible for people who have difficulty walking/steps. You can park a car in front of your room but the restaurant is down the hill.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello eMBieAntwerp, Thank you for the great review and for sharing photos of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great value by Yosemite "

4
pinir67, Hod Hasharon, Israel 02/07/2019

We are a family of 5 and it is getting more and more difficult to find a family room rather than forced to book 2 rooms. If you are looking for a clean, quite and great value for your buck by Yosemite NP - this is a fabulous choice. The specious family room had 3 queen beds, small balcony and large clean bathroom. The room was clean, had microwave and mini fridge - perfect for families. Breakfast was great with good choice and decent quality. For dinner there is on site restaurant-bar as well as various choices in close proximity. The hotel also has 2 pools (indoor and outdoor) , a bbq area and playground. It is only 30 minutes drive from Yosemite south entrance and the Mariposa grove. All in - It is highly recommended for families.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello pinir67, Thank you for the review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome your family back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Best Value in Oakhurst"

5
User 21/06/2019

Super clean, very friendly staff, comfortable beds and the breakfast is good. We had a rental for a private property and when we arrived we were horrified at the condition. We walked in off the street here without a reservation and snagged the last room. Wonderful experience. You won't regret staying here.

"Large inn servicing Yosemite visitors"

3
User 20/06/2019

This very large, busy, and crowded Best Western Inn exists to serve visitors to Yosemite National Park. Rooms are decent-sized and as clean as a large 100% occupancy hotel can be - they try hard. Be prepared for breakfast lines to the full buffet breakfast, and long waits for the crowded dining room - nevertheless, food at the dining room was surprisingly decent. The hotel is relatively expensive during high season for what you get and is probably better value during low seasons.

"Outdoor pool is not available"

3
bstarit, Watsonville, California 14/06/2019

FYI the outdoor pool is closed and doesn't look like it will be open anytime soon. They do have an indoor pool. Otherwise, the room was nice, and the restaurant on site is pretty good. But for us, the pool was a deal breaker.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello bstarit, I deeply apologize that the outdoor pool was not available during your stay with us. We have been working hard with many upgrades this year, such as expanding the outdoor pool deck, replacing the pool liner, adding a new 10-foot hot tub, adding RFID guest room locks, upgrading the restaurant with new flooring, blinds, and rock walls. We're also upgrading our Wi-Fi and access points. We had a challenge getting concrete poured for the pool and spa due to being in the mountains, and most contractors not wanting to leave 3 jobs just to do one. Luckily, we finally completed that challenging step. The only thing left to do is finish the new pool lining and tile work. We hope to have the new pool open within 2 weeks. Fortunately, we have a great indoor pool and spa available in the in the meantime. At your service, Curtis

"Great Stay!"

4
Steffenino, Chino, California 08/06/2019

We had a great stay at the Best Western Gateway. Lovely clean hotel with beautiful grounds. Room was well appointed and very clean. We loved having the wet sink area with fridge and microwave. Great for families. Nice, friendly staff and close to Yosemite. Would highly recommend.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Steffenino, Thank you for recommending to others and for sharing photos of your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"A great place to stay in the Yosemite area"

4
User 08/06/2019

A really great place to stay when visiting the Yosemite area. The hotel grounds are beautiful, has more of a resort charm and it is peaceful. Did I mention the breakfast, it is the best you can get anywhere, and with bonus of great views while having your meal. The rooms are comfortable but can be better with a little renovation. If I am back in the area, I will surely stay here

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello unyimei, Thank you for the review and for sharing photos of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Lots of character...More a resort than a hotel"

5
Linda N, Thousand Oaks, California 07/06/2019

We were delighted with this classy hotel-- beautiful landscaping, with small, separate buildings that are set attractively into the hillside and make it feel more like a group of townhouses than a hotel. Very nice indoor pool. Everything has been thought of in the room for comfort, including great beds and pillows and areas for storing suitcases. The room was large and had a BALCONY-- with a comfortable seating area looking out on the trees. The only thing I would change is that the French doors don't allow for screens, which meant the only real source of outside air (other than the small bathroom window) should be closed at night. We were on the second floor so we kept the balcony door open anyway. All in all, a really comfortable place to stay that doesn't have that commercial hotel feel and has been very intelligently and attractively thought out to be the equivalent of a resort. We thought it offered quite good value for the price.

"Excellent hotel for visiting Yosemite"

5
Terry B, Aldershot 07/06/2019

This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this hotel and it still does not disappoint. The room is lovely and nice to come back to after a day in Yosemite. You have to make an early start and get up for 6.30 breakfast in order to get into the park and find a space before it's full. We found that out on the first day. Use the shuttle service it's so much easier just secure your parking early - at 8.15 it was nearly full today. Food in the hotel restaurant is good and the staff everywhere are so helpful - no complaints from us - we will be sorry to leave tomorrow!!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Terry B, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Ideal however...."

4
mslade, Canada 05/06/2019

First let me get the only bad out of the way. It's pricey to stay here and it's built on a steep hill so be prepared to walk up and down to get to the lobby or the restaurant. Check in and out was easy and staff are super friendly. There is a restaurant on site and the free breakfast is served in that restaurant. The breakfast has a wide variety of hot and cold items. The room is clean, bed comfortable and bathroom clean. There is a fridge and microwave in the room. Being that this hotel is near the south gate of Yosemite, they are able to charge but they also provide a clean, comfortable, customer oriented facility. As long as you're willing to pay, this place is ideal.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello mslade, Thank you for the taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. That's great news that you found the property clean, comfortable, and found our staff super friendly. We will continue to work hard to create the best experience possible while keeping our room rates competitive with other comparable hotels in the area, which is why we're consistently #1 on TripAdvisor for Best Value in Oakhurst. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Best place to stay near Yosemite"

5
Lucille C, Los Angeles 02/06/2019

This is a very beautiful hillside location. Rooms were comfortable and beautifully decorated. The on site restaurant is convenient and the food and service were excellent. We used the exercise room and were impressed by the quantity and quality of the equipment. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone traveling to the area.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Lucille C, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the guest room, restaurant, and exercise room. We recently added new fitness equipment that included a new all in one unit, dumbbells with bench, and a new recumbent bicycle. We appreciate you recommending the property to others and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect"

5
mikimoolah, Ohakune, New Zealand 28/05/2019

Nice and close to everything Yosemite related, bass lake and in a gorgeous location. The hotel rooms are nice and quiet, with a view if you stay upstairs and very clean and tidy. Lots of trees and park areas around. Saw deer, squirrels and hummingbirds! Super friendly and helpful staff. Warm pool and hot spa also! 10/10.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Mikimoo, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"One of the best"

5
XK140NUT, Santa Clarita, California 27/05/2019

We have stayed in many Best Western hotels. This was one of the best. It is deceiving when you drive up to register, how big the place is. There are two pools, one outdoor and one indoor. There is a spa going in. Also BBQ area. Most of the rooms are uphill from the registration. It can be quite a walk. There are several buildings with groups of rooms. We were in 301. It had two queen beds, large room and bath, balcony with two chairs and a table. Parking is right outside the room. We have a show car that we brought up and the staff was kind enough to give us cones to make sure our car was safe from opening doors. The grounds are beautiful. Very lush, lots of plants and ground cover. There is a restaurant that is part of the hotel where breakfast was served. Best selection of food at any BW we have been too. Several hot dishes plus the usual cereals, pastries, juice, milk, coffee etc. The restaurant also server dinner. We will definitely be staying here again.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello XK140NUT, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the property. The owners purchased the land in the mid 80's and have built up the property over the years that now consist of 9 buildings, 2 pools, a playground, 2 BBQ areas, and a full-service restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Good base to explore Yosemite, "garden hotel", fun staff"

5
Pepromene, Europe 27/05/2019

I liked the way the hotel is spread out on a big garden lot, with flowers and trees. The staff was helpful and fun. Decent breakfast. A big indoor pool. Decent pricing. Only about a 30 minute drive to Yosemite's southern gateway and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There are lots of restaurants and shops in Oakhurst so one can stock up on the way to Yosemite.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Pepromene, Thank you for the great review. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the staff, and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Clean, Comfortable, Friendly, Reasonable, Convenient"

4
Dave B, California 24/05/2019

In town for a running race - had stayed at a different hotel last year for the same race and was not happy with that hotel - so got a room at the Best Western and it was great. Staff was very friendly with a smooth check in. On site restaurant was good, with good food and reasonable prices. The price for the hotel room was also good (in fact, less expensive than the worse hotel up the road). Room was big and had everything we needed. Wi-Fi worked well for the little time I used it. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. If I head back to the area - especially for a quick easy trip - this would be my hotel of choice.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Dave B, Thank you for the review and for choosing us for your home base for the run. We hope to welcome you back during your next adventure in the area. At your service, Curtis

"Absolutely perfect!"

5
User 24/05/2019

room was great, location was great. Second and third shift girls working at the desk were absolutely amazing! i hope to be able to return next year and i hope the same girls are working there, i feel like i made friends in the short time i was there.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello michael a, Thank you for the 5-star review. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the front desk team. At your service, Curtis

"Good location"

4
Bill W, Gainesville, Florida 23/05/2019

Location is not too far from the park. YARTS shuttle stops are close by if you prefer not to drive in. Downtown area close by with several restaraunts and shops. Has fairly typical Best Western rooms.

"Beware of screwed up reserervations"

2
User 22/05/2019

Scheduled handicapped room assigned to someone else. Skipped shower one night. Made reservation 40 days in advance. Greeter very helpful. Not real far from the park. The pizza place in town is the greatest.

"Great place to stay while visiting Yosemite"

4
Vacation46116937545, Half Moon Bay, California 22/05/2019

We stay here the last few times we visited Yosemite and we enjoy each stay. They use dispenser in the shower instant of giving you disposable shampoo containers. Great for the environment but not good if the dispenser does not work. First day the shampoo dispenser was empty, they replace the dispenser but did not test to see if it works. Took us several minutes of pushing hard to get a very slow and thin stream of fluid. Other then that the room was very nice, clean and comfortable.

"Great experience!"

5
Excursion14185958329, Portland, Oregon 15/05/2019

The staff is amazing! The room was immaculate. The property is beautiful. Perfect location to get to Yosemite and bass lake. Excellent choice for anyone running the Yosemite half marathon. Super easy to get to shuttles day of the race!

"Where to stay in Oakhurst CA"

4
TDWeaver, Santa Clarita, California 14/05/2019

We were very pleased with the accommodations and service at the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway. Loretta and Ronda (Front Desk) were very helpful and the grounds are maintained well. If you're looking for a place outside of Yosemite, but within easy driving distance, this is a great place to stay.

"Great Hotel"

5
Jill A, Eagle, Colorado, United States 09/05/2019

Was able to park right in front of our room which made it easy to load/unload. Room was large- two king beds, lots of counter space in bathroom...CLEAN. Friendly front desk. Indoor pool w bathroom and vending machines...great fun for kids and adults. outdoor pool being remodeled. Great atmosphere. You can hear the highway traffic in the am. I slept thru it, my husband had to put earplugs in. we were in room 141...which is right near the road.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Jill A, Thank you for the 5-star review and for sharing your recent experience with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Very pleasant experience"

5
BRIANN2181, Greenwell Springs, Louisiana 09/05/2019

We arrived in town late afternoon without a reservation. The receptionist was very polite and accommodating in making sure we got a room on the bottom floor we requested. We got a better price than we received from Days Inn across the street. Room was very nice and clean. Breakfast spread was wonderful. I would very highly recommend this hotel.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello BRIAN N, Thank you for the great review and for recommending to others. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Pleasant Surprises!"

5
User 08/05/2019

My husband and I, along with three kids, were pleasantly surprised by our room and grounds. We had a kitchenette, second sink space, and a THIRD queen bed! After a long day at Yosemite, our kids were able to swim in the beautiful indoor pool and sleep comfortably. There was a table and play space behind our building we used for a picnic lunch, and the staff was friendly.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Dan R, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay when visiting Yosemite"

4
User 07/05/2019

We stayed at the Best Western plus in Oakhurst. Our plan was to visit Yosemite for a couple days. We enjoyed our visit very much. Our room was pleasant and had a balcony. There were two pools on the premises and we swam in the indoor pool and spa.Our stay included a wonderful buffet breakfast each morning.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello kenitz a That's great that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Great stay close to Yosemite"

4
mga001, Miami, Florida 07/05/2019

Stayed here for one night in April with the main purpose being to visit Yosemite. The hotel is a motel but very cute and nicely decorated. Room was clean and spacious and the lush trees and foliage felt like you were up in the middle of the mountains. Great free breakfast at the restaurant on property. Very friendly service and fast check in. Yosemite is about a half hour drive and we found it convenient.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
I'm glad you had a great stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"A great example of what a GREAT BW Plus can be, not as close to Yosemite as you think"

5
liz e, Redondo Beach, CA 29/04/2019

I loved this hotel. The hotel is cute 1970's American Cabin chic. Cute cabin feel, lovingly maintained, everything was in good repair and order, they even supplied vegan toiletries in a fun citrus scent. There's an indoor pool, we think an outside pool was being updated. My friend and I got the family two bedroom suite/ triple queen room for the 5 of us on the second floor. BE CAREFUL because the steps on the bottom set of stairs are shorter than usual. After tripping the first time, I figured it out. I did not see any elevators in that building, although it looked like you could get to the first floor down a couple stairs from parking, there were less stairs down than going up. We were in 408, which is one of the last buildings all the way in the back. (There's a play structure good for kids under 10 on the property near this building) I enjoyed how quiet and private it was. Room is configured as follows, open door and one queen bed and tv, tiny mini fridge and microwave then outside sink, a door and a room with two queen beds and a balcony. I would recommend replacing or turning the beds in there, they all seemed to have body divots. There is a moderately priced restaurant on property, where the free breakfast is served. It is a typical Best Western Plus breakfast, and had a couple things i've never seen, like the ability to make a breakfast burrito ( Great for taking on the road to the park) or the mini waffles. There are lots of options for sides and drinks too. Whether you prefer eggs, potatoes, and meat or yogurt and fruit, or cereal and coffee, they had it all. This hotel is also in town, I would say the last large town when driving north to the first Yosemite entrance from LA, so there are tons of options, whether you need a grocery store, eclectic souvenir, lots of dining options, fast food, drug store, or multiple gas station options. From this hotel in Oakhurst, the park entrance is about 45 minutes away. Once in the park you'll pass a few lodging options, then about an hour - 1.5 hours drive later, (stop at the tunnel view on your left on the way down) you get to the valley, where many of the best parts of the park are. On a day with no traffic, it still took 70 minutes to get to tunnel view and 15 to the valley floor. If you're coming from far away and want a break before heading into the park, or perhaps you're only planning on a day in Yosemite, OR you want to spend nights in town near the highway with lots of services, stores, and restaurants, then this is a great place to stay. If you're planning on going to the park daily for a couple days and doing lots of hiking, stay in the valley, not just in the park, IN THE VALLEY. I estimate that we spent a minimum of 6 hours commuting to the valley across two days, that was fine for us, we were willing to give some things up, but others may not have been happy with that.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello liz e, Thank you for the 5-star review and for sharing your experience of you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Splendor in the woods"

5
Hotomalley, Peterborough, New Hampshire 27/04/2019

This was the nicest BEST Best Western I have ever stayed in. It is on a beautiful 7 acre property. The lobby is very rustic and well decorated for the area. The breakfast is above average for Best Western as it is in an actual restaurant, it is served buffet style from 7:00- 10:00am. You will find scrambled eggs , bacon, biscuits and gravy, you can make breakfast burrito,s, waffles, there are home fries and fresh fruit salad, cereals, coffee, tea ,juices. I would have loved to stay here longer. This hotel is only 20-25minutes to the Yosemite park entrance, please know that once you enter the park it is another hour and 15 minutes or so to actually get to the tunnel view and another 15 minutes from there to get to the visitor center. The wawona road is very windy and curvy and you have to drive slower than you might expect. If you do not mind driving in and out of the park during your stay then this Best Western is a great place to be. I knew we would be spending all day hiking so we chose to stay in a condo 30 minutes or less from the trail heads we wanted to hike, after a long day exploring trails we were happy for the short ride (yet still very winding). Thank you Best Western Oakhurst our stay was awesome.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Hotomalley, Thank you for the great review. We work hard to create a great experience for all our guests, and reading that you had an awesome stay makes our day. I look forward to sharing your feedback with our staff and hope to welcome you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Good hotel for Yosemite visit"

5
U5328UVkc, New Orleans, Louisiana 24/04/2019

This hotel is an excellent choice if you are staying outside the park. (It's about a 1.5-hour drive into Yosemite Valley, depending on the size of the traffic buildup at the entrance to the park.) The hotel features several buildings built into a steep hillside spread across several acres. The grounds and the interior of the rooms were spotless. The restaurant building is next to the lobby building on the side of the road. Free breakfast was diverse and plentiful but not spectacular. Far better was the dinner we had there; food and service were excellent and prices were moderate. It's a great place for families, with an indoor pool and fun statues of giant squirrels etc. scattered about the grounds.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello U5328UVkc, Thank you for the 5-star review. That's great news that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Gateway to Yosemite"

5
chefola, LA 23/04/2019

We spent 4 days in Yosemite and stopped in Oakhurst for the night after our 5 hour drive from LA. We loved this hotel. We had a couple of special requests and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. They were very helpful and friendly. The room was nice and big and spotlessly clean. The kids enjoyed the indoor pool after sitting in the car for hours. The next day we enjoyed a huge, hot breakfast that's included with the room. Then we were off to Yosemite. I would highly recommend this hotel if you need to stay in the Oakhurst area.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello chefola, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and your adventure in Yosemite. We hope to welcome you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Great hotel for family visit to Yosemite"

5
eldad m, israel 19/04/2019

Rooms are very spacious for family of 5. Location is on the highway to Yosemite southern entrance. Very nice premises gardening and facilities like gym and restaurant. We stayed at the upper room so there was a nice view.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello eldad m, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent Hotel perfect for Families!!"

5
User 18/04/2019

This place is awesome... The location is perfect for visiting Yosemite, Continental breakfast was amazing... Hotel amenities were perfect and super surprised to have an indoor pool/hot tub. Price was on point.. Overall a FANTASTIC stay!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Go54717334322, I'm glad you had a fantastic stay with us. Thank you for the 5-star review. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect location for Yosemite"

4
860SusanB860, Rockwall, Texas 17/04/2019

We had spent a full day exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and knew it would be an extra long day if we drove on into Yosemite. We chose to take a rest and spend the night in Oakhurst, right outside Yosemite, and it was the perfect choice for us. Oakhurst is a cute little town with easy access to all kinds of stores, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. The Best Western Plus is on the main highway and is very clean, neat, and affordable. Our room was up a hill with great views of a garden and pool. The room was large and comfy with a patio and was extremely quiet. Breakfast (included) was in the main restaurant and was a full buffet with every breakfast food choice imaginable.This was the cherry on top for us. We had a delicious breakfast in a very nice dining room and headed on into Yosemite the morning after a comfortable night's sleep. I would highly recommend this hotel for its location and cost.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello 860SusanB860, Thank you for the great review and for sharing photos of your stay. We hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great Value"

4
yen4more, Salinas, California 16/04/2019

Came up to the Yosemite area for two days of snowshoeing at Badger Pass and a visit to the valley and stayed at this Best Western for 2 nights. Room was large, very clean, and nicely appointed, with a comfortable bed. Toilet and sink were both on the "small" side, however, were clean and ample. The included full buffet breakfast at the hotel's restaurant offered many hot choices such as scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, self-service waffle and pancake makers, yogurt, fresh fruit, and plenty of hot coffee, flavored creamers, and juices. The restaurant staff was cordial, efficient, and friendly. While not a complaint, we were a bit surprised that, being BW Club members,there were no added perks (i.e. complimentary bottled water in the room, etc.) We would definitely stay here again as the included full breakfast and AAA rate made it a bargain for us!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello yen4more, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. After staying 10 nights in a Best Western as a rewards member, the status is changed from blue (basic) to elite (Gold, Platinum, and Diamond). Elite members receive a choice of 500 extra rewards points at check-in or a snack bag that includes water and snack items. We hope to welcome you back during your next adventure to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Yosemite/ Bass Lake"

5
User 16/04/2019

Enjoyed the quality and hospitality great location for getting to and from both Yosemite and Bass Lake. Highly recommend .. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. Gym and swimming pool were well maintained. The staff were very helpful and willing to help out were needed.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Curiosity64735703261, Thank you for the great review and for recommending the property to others. I'm glad you enjoyed our pool and gym. We recently added dumbbells an all-in-one system and replaced our recumbent bicycle. Our is a great option for the winter. We recently updated our outside pool which should be open in about a month. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Wonderful place"

5
Sharonatab, קריית אונו, ישראל 09/04/2019

Beautiful place, warm welcome, clean and simple. Highly recommended. We came as a family with 3 grown up kids, so having free laundry services is really a big relief. Prices are not low though not the highest.

"Great as always!"

5
Sherpa19074577549, Buena Park, California 02/04/2019

Great stay! Always stay here when heading to Yosemite! Great breakfast and stafff! It was stormy at the moment of our visit but the staff was very kind and reassuring. My family really enjoys staying here.

"Best hotel!"

5
User 31/03/2019

Thank you Tracie, Shannon and Ellen for making the last day of our vacation memorable. My family and I had a wonderful stay in Oakhurst. The room was perfect for our large family. Kids enjoyed having their own bed. Food is great. Hotel and surrounding views are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello David B, Thank you for the 5-star review. Tracie, Shannon, and Ellen thank you for the opportunity to make your vacation memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Great deal for the money"

5
User 30/03/2019

The rooms are a bit dated but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is Included and was the best breakfast buffet I have ever had at a lower cost hotel. The staff were all helpful and friendly. I will be back on my next trip to Yosemite.

"Excellent value near Yosemite"

4
User 26/03/2019

Great place to stay with family near local amenities. Oakhurst has everything from food joints, banks, groceries, and as I found the cheapest gas Enjoyed complimentary breakfast. Only complaint is the pillows were a bit firm.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
HelloTravel25260747110, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologize that you did not like the pillows. We recently upgraded all of our pillows in preparation to our busy season. At your service, Curtis

"Great location for Yosemite"

5
SharonandDavidW, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom 24/03/2019

Warm welcome and a quiet location, with the usual amenities of a Best Western and the food in the restaurant was delicious. This Hotel is a serious contender for a quiet spot just on the outskirts of the Park itself.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello SharonandDavidW, Thank you for the great review and for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Awesome stay!"

5
User 22/03/2019

I am a local resident and always refer anyone coming to our area to stay here. The views are increadible. The grounds are native plants and birds a plenty. The rooms are clean and beds are cozy. They have an extravaganza of breakfast items all fresh at their buffet each morning. Dave Klatt was the guitarist in the lounge, a local entertainer. His smooth music was perfect. Good job staff!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Odyssey05138736213, Thank you for the 5-star review and for recommending us. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent location and facilities"

5
X1007RQdavidr, Beaufort, South Carolina 22/03/2019

Great location,local amenities all you need,great location near the park,staff and facilities at the hotel very good. Bar and restaurant excellent food and drink in the evening,lots of choice at breakfast.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Odyssey05138736213, Thank you for the 5-star review and for recommending the restaurant and hotel to others. At your service, Curtis

"Great Value! Great Service!"

5
Sunshine21666438489, Pasadena, California 01/03/2019

Our stay was quite pleasant and met all of our needs. The staff is very attentive. The price was right, too! This was a business/leisure combo trip and this location was perfect! We enjoyed lunch in the Whiskey Lounge.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Sunshine21666438489, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Great place to stay for Yosemite"

5
User 25/02/2019

The exterior of the hotel was very appealing. Check in staff were very friendly and helpful. The hot tub was not that hot but still enjoyable. The room was clean and the bed was soft enough to be comfortable.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Rachelle S, Thank you for the 5-star review. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Our grandson love this hotel!"

4
kim t, California 23/02/2019

This's our third time to stayed at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn. Since our grandson(7 & 9 years) old enough they liked more out door adventure. We took them to Yosemite like we did it with our children, when they were young. It's a wonderful place to on earth spend time with your family. It's during spring break, all the hotel in or near by the park was very expensive. So we settle at this hotel. The price was very reasonable included great breakfast. We loved it right away, because it cleaned and the court yard was beautiful, plus it have a very nice & clean indoor swimming pool, which our grandson loved it. Even those a little more an hours to get in side the park but we still love it because we saved some and still had a great time.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and look forward to welcoming you and your grandson back during your next adventure to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful property and view!"

5
lovebugs616, Atwater, California 19/02/2019

My husband and I took a weekend getaway along with our dog. The hotel themed pretty good and pictures and reviews but when we got there I was amazed at the beauty and size of it! We were comfortable we had a fridge and microwave and a balcony. It snowed almost the whole time. There are play areas which were sufficient for us for our time and our dog. We saw lots of kids, families. There are areas to walk and play. Indoor outdoor pool, Fitness area, paths to walk on, on-site restaurant that is very spacious and they have more than you have ever seen at any Best Western for breakfast options! All included in your stay. This felt more like a cabin like atmosphere and we can't wait to go back. Everyone there was friendly and everything is well maintained even all the gentleman that were out clearing paths from the snow!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello lovebugs616, Thank you for the great review. I'm glad that you, your husband, and fury family member enjoyed their stay with us. We typically do not see that much snow in Oakhurst's with an elevation of only 2274 feet. Luckily, we have a great team that was able to keep the driveways and parking lot clear. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Great location"

5
evjr57, Concord, California 18/02/2019

We stay here when we visit Yosemite. Hotel is in a good location, has a great people working the front desk. Room are a good size and comfortable. They also serve a good breakfast would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Yosemite. About the only negative would be the drive into the Yosemite National Park from this location, can be a lot of traffic during the summer.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello evjr57, Thank you for the 5-star review and for sharing the photo. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us again. With 4.1 million people visiting Yosemite each year, traffic can be challenging from all entrances. Traveling between October and March is much easier to get in and out of the park. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect location outside Yosemite"

4
sharisewell, Burien, Washington 12/02/2019

This hotel is located in Oakhurst, which is outside of Yosemite. The room was very large and clean. We enjoyed a hot buffet breakfast (included) at the adjoining restaurant. Very good value! We'd stay here again.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello sharisewell, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Traditional BW Hotel in the middle of Oakhurst"

3
451vm, Helsinki, Finland 11/02/2019

BW Plus Ysoemite Gateway Inn is located conveniently in the middle of Oakhurst by the main road. The rooms are located in several buildings in large area. Upon check in the reception staff was somewhat stressed and really unfriendly. They gave just the basic information, but did not bother to inform about their restaurant being busy for dinner. This we found out later on and had to wait 50 minutes for the table. Our rooms were size wise big but quite outdated. One of our two rooms was lacking heating which was noticed by our freezing kids in the middle of the night. The indoor pool was located in a separate building. Strangely, there were no changing rooms nor showers in the pool area. Also, I have never came across so heavily chlorite smelling water anywhere in the world. The restaurant was cosy and very popular. Service was smooth and food basic but good. The breakfast was quite basic but served the purpose. If you would like to experience Twin Peaks 2.0, this is the place to stay!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello V M, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. I'm sorry that you found the front desk unfriendly. Service is very important to us, we will continue to work hard create the best experience reasonably possible. Our restaurant is very busy, especially on weekends. I'm confident that the front desk associate would have been happy to discuss the restaurant with you and answer any question you had regarding the property, restaurant, or surrounding area. The indoor pool does have 2 bathrooms with ample room to change. We monitor our busy pool very closely every morning to ensure that chlorine levels are always well within required limits. Best wishes on your travels, Curtis

"Overnighter"

5
User 03/02/2019

Great people work here, very nice and accommodating. Rooms are comfortable, clean and reasonably priced. Will definitely come back, love the area. The restaurant next door was okay,. Pretty good breakfast too.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Joe F, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and hope you welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Have stayed here before and will stay here again."

5
Michaudr, Guadalupe, CA 29/01/2019

The Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn is a very good place to stay. The location is excellent. The rooms, grounds and resturant are excellent. The staff are very friendly and professional. The room service is excellent.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Michaudr, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Clean and great value!"

4
Departure02285079057, Fresno, California 28/01/2019

We have stayed at this hotel twice and the hotel is very clean. There is a laundry room on site that we had to use and it is clean as well. The rooms are tucked into the property's hills in clusters of 8-10 rooms and it makes you feel like you are in a small cabin like area. The hotel restaurant is good and convenient.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Departure0228507905, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great Accomodation near Yosemite NP"

5
ivanat84, Mountain View, California 21/01/2019

We spent one night at Best Western Plus during our holiday trip to Yosemite. The hotel has a convenient location near national park (about 40 min) in a nice mountain town Oakhurst. The reception area is spacious and well decorated. The front desk staff is welcoming and helpful. The hotel rooms are situated behind the main building in park like setting. Our accommodation was just few stairs from the parking lot. It was a medium size room with two queen size beds, small sitting area, desk and TV. There was a small kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator and a good size bathroom with the bathtub. Everything was clean, and it was quiet. The breakfast was included in the price and it was served in adjoining Oakhurst Grill. It is a nice cozy place with a fireplace and a nice view. The breakfast had a great selection (eggs, potatoes, biscuits, fruits) and not using plastic. BW Plus is a good quality accommodation in a great location.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello ivanat84, Thank you for the great review. I'm glad the you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect!"

5
meghanc1021, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19/01/2019

This hotel is laid out in several buildings on 8 acres going up a hill. The grounds are very pretty. Lots of greenery. The hotel has a feel of more of a lodge. The breakfast was good. Lots to choose from. The indoor pool was wonderful. Also a hot tub and sauna. I was very impressed with this hotel and will be back again if in the area.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello meghanc1021, Thank you for the 5- star review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect!"

5
SalzerPalzer, Yosemite National Park, California 13/01/2019

Van broke down in Oakhurst so we had to stay somewhere for the night. This was affordable, they gave us a great room and the bed was super comfy! I don't remember the front desk clerks' names but they were very accommodating and entertaining, even if it was their Monday! =D The room was big and clean and had a good view and the shower was perfect. I really liked the soaps and shampoos they had in there too. Thanks Best Western!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello SalzerPalzer, Thank you for the great review. I hope everything worked out with your van. We hope to welcome you back under more enjoyable circumstances. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent Hotel"

5
JuttaZ_12, Spring, Texas 10/01/2019

We loved or two night stay at this hotel! The staff during check in was super friendly. Our room in one of the buildings on top of the hill was big and clean. The bathroom was hugh. We even had a balcony. Absolutly fantastic was the breakfast buffet (included). We highly recommend this hotel and would for sure stay here again.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Jutta Z, Thank you for the great review and for recommending to others. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Oakhurst,Best Western Plus"

5
907tonyv, Tehachapi, California 08/01/2019

Very nice and clean hotel ,staff also very friendly and helpful, large property so was nice and quiet,and if you like a lot of trees this is the place for you....and Yosemite is so close plus Bass Lake is down the road if you need to get your fish on.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello 907tonyv, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Before Yosemite "

5
User 07/01/2019

Beautiful surroundings, family friendly, clean rooms, quiet environment, free awesome breakfast, small playground, friendly host and indoor pool. Reasonable price, convenient location to stores and fast food restaurants.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Homeschooltravel Thank you for the great review. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Unexpected treasure at a great price. Super friendly too."

5
clearlyclaire, Banks, Oregon 06/01/2019

At the last minute, during a driving trip through California, we decided to go to Yosemite for the day. It was the middle of December and weren't sure what would be available. I searched through TripAdvisor and other websites for suggestions on places to stay. Oakhurst is basically the last town (is it even big enough to give it that name?) before you get to Yosemite Park and we saw 2 choices that got good reviews on TripAdvisor. We looked at the 2 choices from the highway and decided on the Best Western because it looked like they had a full service restaurant right next door. Boy, I'm glad we made this choice! It was a great experience. - When we checked-in, we were offered a lower rate than what was quoted without even asking for it. - The front desk clerk explained how breakfast (included in the price of the room) worked- where the restaurant was, a good idea of what would be available, time it was open. She also recommended a few local eateries for dinner (it was dark, we were tired, and we just wanted to get a bite to eat that wasn't horrible). - The restaurant is "attached" to the hotel in that they share the same parking lot and the restaurant is the location for the free breakfast. GREAT restaurant. Lots of locals, super nice staff. Honestly, one of the best meals we had during our trip through California. It was about $90 for the 3 of us, including tip, but I had a glass of wine, we ate real entrees, and we each had dessert- a very reasonable price. - Room was huge! 2 very comfortable queen beds, a large bathroom, nice little balcony that looked out over a green area that I imagine would see a lot of people hanging out in during nicer weather months. The actual furnishings were decent- modest, clean, comfortable but not the latest in fashionable furnishings or trimmings that you see in some higher-end hotels but definitely a steal of a deal for the price. Absolutely no complaints from us. - Front desk clerk also gave us some maps of Yosemite, a few marketing materials probably put out by local organizations about what to do when in Yosemite plus she informed us about road closures and some weather issues that we might have because it was supposed to snow that night. Overall, the staff was amazing- welcoming, full of advice & information, overall great experience. Rooms were clean, bright, and comfortable. Free breakfast and several available food options quite close by. A winner!

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello clearlyclaire, Thank you for the 5-star review and for taking the time to share you experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and hope to welcome you back during your next trip to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Best bet in Oakhurst"

5
Dreamer219130, Kalamazoo, Michigan 02/01/2019

We had a good experience at The Best Western Plus Yosemite. It is a very pretty setting and the room was basic, but clean (really pretty mural painted one the wall). Based on observation and conversations with local folks it is the nicest place to stay in Oakhurst.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Dreamer219130 , Thank you for 5-star. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back during your next trip. At your service, Curtis

"Needs Attention"

2
TravelandShopping, Sydney, Australia 30/12/2018

Our room smelt like a bar and the carpet had big stains. The worst part for us was at 10pm when I got into bed and discovered hairs across the bedsheet. Reception accommodated by sending housekeeping to change the sheets but it's really unacceptable. The bathroom in our room was seriously outdated, the shower head had the water pressure of a fire hydrant and the shower curtin was mouldy. However the breakfast was fantastic, great selection and a lovely dinning area overlooking the mountains. We will stay again, but will be checking the room thoroughly before unpacking our bags.

"Quaint motel in a park like setting"

3
Triciajanzen, Redlands, California 27/12/2018

Really charming property with beautiful grounds spread out in smaller 2 story groups of hotel rooms all going up a hill . Our room #406 was on the bottom floor ( at my request) and is a corner unit with a beautiful outdoor area behind the room and a play area for my kids. The room is set up with a small room with a queen bed and TV, attached to a nice size bathroom and a small area with an additional sink and microwave, small bar size mini fridge and coffee maker. The next room ( separated with a door) has 2 double beds , a tv and table and chairs. The room has a patio door that also has a nice patio with chairs to sit and watch the kids play. The staff seems friendly , they give you plenty of coffee and towels. The indoor pool is small, the hot tub is way too small for the hotel and over crowded. They for sure should have a bigger hot tub. The gym is small but well equppped with a stair climber, elliptical and treadmill and bike. A few weight machines , tv and water as well. The rooms are very dated but comfortable but my issue is the smell. It's a pet friendly hotel but they need to keep those rooms for people traveling with animals. I was gagging every night at the smell of animal waste in our room. I could never locate exactly where it was coming from but it made the stay really unpleasant. The bedding is so so and pillows are hard as a rock. Our upstairs neighbors kept us up both nights with loud walking, moving furniture or whatever they were doing . Be sure to ask for upstairs. The rooms include a free hot breakfast with eggs and sausage, pancakes and waffles and coffee and fruit. I think they had oatmeal and yogurt as well. I would for sure request a room that does not have pets of you aren't traveling with them.

"Excellent place to stay"

5
User 18/12/2018

The suites are the perfect size. Wish we had a fireplace or a bigger refrigerator in our room but besides that the staff, the breakfast and pool was EXCELLENT! Would recommend staying here. There is also a little play area that was nice to have for the kids. Close to stores and food places and close to Yosemite(remember to pack food if you are visiting Yosemite)

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Companion42994163740, Thank you for the 5-star review and for recommending to others. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back during your next trip to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Best Best Western"

5
anon571, Wellington, New Zealand 15/12/2018

We are on a road trip traveling from New Zealand..We stayed at many Best Western on our trip ..this was by far the best..great location, great service, lovely property and yummy breakfast! The staff a very friendly and helpful.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello anon571, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad that we were the best Best Western during your vacation. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. At your service, Curtis

"The best, Best Western ever!"

5
User 15/12/2018

Daughter and I traveled with our well behaved dog. We were treated well with our rescue German Shephard, Ruby, who was welcome everywhere! Felt safe there. Stunning green garden-like grounds. Waterfall. Deer/fawn siting on property daily. Cleanest room ever! Nice clean heated pool/jaccuzi. Kind, caring staff. Breakfast over the top, best we've ever had. Dinner amazing, memorable, we had salmon. Saturday night entertainment was great. Accomodated us with our dog more than we expected. Dog loving staff in the restaurant and the maids.They couldn't have been kinder! I can't wait to go back there! Highly recommend it.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Pioneer20767894051, Thank you for the 5 star review and for recommending to others. Being the Best Best Western, and creating the best experience possible is something we strive for. I'm glad that you, your daughter, and Ruby enjoyed their stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"spending the day with my sisters in Yosemite"

4
11kat69, Murrieta, California 11/12/2018

The room was nice a little outdated, but clean. They could use some updating. The workers were very pleasant and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was really good. I would stay there again. it was convenient for spending the day in Yosemite

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello 11kat69, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful lodge with amazing landscape"

5
zoepham63, Boston, Massachusetts 10/12/2018

The room was spacious and comfortable to stay after a long trip to Yosemite National Park. The grilled restaurant there served great food for $$, which I believe is the best choice in town. The property is well-maintained and in good shape. The hotel also has two swimming pools, one in-door and one out-door. Definitely come back again.

CurtisC772, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello zoepham, Thank you for the 5-star review and for sharing photos of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful property"

5
HikerDave2, Torrance, California 04/12/2018

The street view does not give one an idea of how nice this property is (the street side is nice, no disrespect meant). The landscaping is beautiful and well maintained, the rooms up on the hill are quiet and very spacious, and the breakfast is first class. We will definitely return to this location.

"A Must Stay!!"

5
User 24/11/2018

After a long day of travel, My parents, my little dog Eddie, and I were greeted by two absolutely amazing front desk agents! Tracie and Andrea went above and beyond by making us feel completely welcome. I can't thank them enough for their kindness and humor. The room was clean, comfortable, and spacious! The breakfast buffet was probably the best i've had in a very long time. A very well done to the whole staff and a very special thank you to Tracie and Andrea!

"Yosamite Trip"

5
123coco123, Corona, California 24/11/2018

Staying at Best Western hotel at Oakhurst was an exited experience. It was an hour & a half drive to go to Yosemite National Park. The hotel was so clean, the staff so pleasant. We used the inner pool.

"Best Best Western Ever!"

5
User 23/11/2018

We used this motel as a base for our adventures into Yosemite National Park and loved everything about the motel. The room was great; we had 3 queen beds. The bathroom was very clean. The balcony was great to look out onto the very nice wooded grounds. We saw deer in the morning. The restaurant was fabulous. This was the best breakfast by far and better than any Hampton Inn or Springfield Suites hotel with regards to the food. We ate dinner there twice, just because it was so good. The pool and jacuzzi were nice and warm as well. All the staff were friendly and we would definitely come back in the future.We love out stay and enjoyed 3 nights at the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn. I'd only recommend some softer pillows. The pillows are new, but a bit on the firm side for me. I felt the mattress was a bit firm for me too. But, I slept well despite this.

"Comfortable and friendly"

4
robertsE7829JP, Hyde Park 22/11/2018

Nice comfortable room. A complimentary breakfast is a plus. Convenient location close to the southern entrance of Yosemite, Affordable. The Ronald Reagan shrine in the lobby was interesting. Why not? The desk clerk I dealt with

"Good Location"

4
LucyDoll, Merseyside, United Kingdom 22/11/2018

We had a room with three double beds and a bathroom, for two adults and two teenagers. It was great, just what we needed. Small kitchen was useful too. Swimming pools are small but good for a dip to cool down. Reception area were pleasant with useful items on sale. It was a good location for exploring the wider Yosemite area.

"16 Miles/45 Minutes to the Yosemite south entrance"

4
DanMoose71, Alta Loma, California 21/11/2018

This is one of the best Western hotel we have ever stayed. The good stuff: The front desk office is very nicely decorated and filled with very NICE staff. They were very friendly. The two queen room has a good decent size, the decor is a bit outdated, it has large refrigerator and large microwave. The mattress were comfortable. The Hot buffet breakfast was awesome! Their biscuits and gravy was awesome. The staff was just awesome, they were friendly and very helpful ❤️❤️. My wife and I went to the restaurant. On Saturday they had a live music. And it was awesome. We ordered the prime ribs and the seafood pasta. It was delish! The pool site was decent, my kids loved it. The bad: The only blemish in our stay was on the last night of our stay, when we got back from Yosemite, When we enter our room, we were greeted by an awe full odor of smokes. It was the smell of marijuana. The smell was so bad within few seconds the kids was already complaining of having a headache. I went to the front desk and they were quick enough without any hesitation offered me another room and luckily it was only about 3 or 4 doors down. I made sure that they aren't going to charged us thinking that we were the one that smoked inside the room. From the comment they gave me, it looks like it happen before. The replacement room was bigger with 3 queen bathroom. We were happy BUT.... Their refrigerator was a lot smaller where I can put my birthday cake in there and the microwave was a lot smaller too. I thought it was kind of weird, with the bigger room I would have thought they would place the same size of refrigerator and microwave. Nevertheless this hotel is awesome, would we come back? MOST DEFINITELY!!! 16 miles to the south entrance or about 45 minutes driving or less... and it is close to Vons, Riley's, and other restaurants .. oh very close to Starbucks... But go to Riley's supermarket and get Pete's coffee. And one other thing they can do better is the cosmetics of the rooms and as well as the restaurant, it needs new flooring, it looks very dingy and upgrade the decorations. Other than I would most def recommend this hotel . And to the Managers... please let your staff know to keep up with their friendly service... I think that what makes the biggest difference at your hotel. Awesome Job!!!! We stayed on the 16th thru the 19th of November and we stayed in room 300 then it was moved to room 305.

"Unique Best Western"

5
User 18/11/2018

This was a great place to stay - close to Yosemite but in a large enough town to have plenty of healthy food choices. The hotel is very unique - it is a large property with a variety of carvings and statues throughout. Each of the rooms has a different painting of Yosemite, even the laundry room. And the breakfast is great. Large selection and in the onsite restaurant. We highly recommend this hotel

"A Beautiful Hotel and Setting"

5
Meander10121684366, Seal Beach, California 17/11/2018

Even though some of the rooms might be a bit dated, the decor is clean and well kept and the grounds surrounding this hotel are just beautiful. It's quite a hike up the hill, but it's just a beautiful setting.

"Loved everything about this property!"

5
Rodney I, Shafter, United States 15/11/2018

We love the way the rooms are spread out with garden areas, waterfalls and other beautiful settings! The room was very clean and comfortable! And dinner at the restaurant (on the premises) was amazing! We were sorry that we could only stay for one night!

"Rustic style comfort with lots of extras!"

5
JerMarsh, Brockport, New York 30/10/2018

This spot was in a perfect location to start our exploration of Yosemite. The person at the front desk was most helpful in giving us more information regarding great places to eat and also fun things to do in the area. The inn is on the main road, close to the center of town. It is situated on a hilly site with lots of acreage and wonderful landscaping. It has numerous buildings, most having two levels, but it doesn't have elevators (they do have a section of the inn with rooms that are handicapped accessible). It has many amenities—both indoor and outdoor pools, laundry facilities, an exercise space. Our room was clean, spacious, and very private. A restaurant on the premises serves a great breakfast which is included in the price of the room.

"Nice Property with Awesome Breakfast"

4
Evelyn C, Byhalia, Mississippi 27/10/2018

This hotel was very convenient for visiting the south part of Yosemite. Staff was very pleasant, our room was clean and comfortable, and the park-like setting was lovely. The hotel consists of several buildings and a restaurant on-site. The breakfast buffet was very nice and served on real plates. I would stay here again if in the area.

"Great location and property"

4
miboth, anaheim 22/10/2018

I was very pleased with my stay at this hotel. It all started with the friendly front desk when we checked in. I was travelling with my cousins and since we made reservations under different names we were placed in separate buildings. Since this is a large property that presented a logistical problem since we were travelling in the same car. The staff quickly took care of this situation and in a friendly and efficient manner was able to put us closer together. The room I stayed in was large and most importantly to me it had great lighting. There is a restaurant on site and after touring Sequoia and driving all day it was nice to just park the car and walk to dinner. They also offer a fairly broad and varied breakfast at this location. I was very pleased at my stay at this hotel and it is one of the Best Western hotels I have stayed at.

"Unique, comfy and close to the park"

5
MelanieOep, Woodstock, Canada 21/10/2018

We have stayed here twice now, and enjoy it very much. The separate buildings make for less pedestrian traffic and noise, so it doesn't feel so much like a large hotel. There are indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, lovely landscaping and plenty of parking. The dining room is kind of dated but the service was excellent and the food was pretty good (a good choice for at least one meal). The breakfast buffet has lots of options such as sausage, biscuits, eggs, pastries, cereal, yogurt, waffles etc.

"Good location to visit Yosemite National Park"

4
R0chesterNY, Rochester, New York 21/10/2018

We stayed 3 nights at BW Plus Gateway Inn. The layout of 7 separate, multi-level bldgs. built on a hill was unique and desirable. The scenic gardens and landscaping were attractive and gave privacy to make it feel like a quiet resort setup. The location of the motel was convenient to drive into and out of the Park every day. Oakhurst has many good restaurants nearby. The beds were comfortable with good reading lamps. There was a balcony with sliding door. The bathroom had a solar heat lamp which was nice. The breakfast was served by buffet line with a big, nice dining room in a real restaurant setting. It is only 14 miles to the entrance gate of the Park. We would stay here again and recommend it highly.

"Yosemite Base Camp Hotel"

3
kansas_traveler38815, Shawnee, Kansas 19/10/2018

Our bed was comfortable, the air conditioner was programmed to run only a certain amount of time. We were comfortable, but we like it cold at night. Our room was at a low area of the hotel property causing the wifi to connect with only 1 bar. The breakfast was okay and there was plenty of places to sit.

"Perfect for Yosemite visit"

4
Laura W, Ottawa, Canada 18/10/2018

This hotel is close to the park's southgate. The rooms are clean, spacious but with dated decor but everything is in good repair. The service is friendly and excellent. The restaurant is fantastic for dinner but the breakfast doesnt offer much that is healthy, alot of sugar items. The beds are fine but they need to replace the pillows.

"Hotel with character"

5
Chris B, Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom 18/10/2018

Hotel ideal base for Yosemite. Busy little town with plenty of places to eat. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Ate in the restaurant which was good. Breakfast was good too. Hotel has 2 pools which were useful to relax in after busy day walking. Would stop again.

"Great family vacation"

4
Carol S, Boulder Creek, California 15/10/2018

We had 3 rooms and 2 family suites for our 4 adult children and their kids (our grandkids). The play structures, pool, fitness center and big buffet breakfast kept everybody busy and happy when we weren't in Yosemite. More like a retreat location than motel, lovely grounds.

"What a perfect setting"

4
outsteppin, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 14/10/2018

Four couple stayed here to use it as a stepping off point for Yosemite. The restaurant was lovely, breakfast was provided and more than adequate, and the rooms we had all surrounded the pool...so we could use the tables outside to gather each even8ng. Perfect.

"Unique comfy hotel convenient to South entrance of Yosemite"

5
klhrn, Springfield, Ohio 13/10/2018

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. It is an older hotel that is well maintained and updated. It is unique. Because the rooms are in multiple buildings. There were 8-10 different buildings with gardens, patios and a waterfall throughout. There is an outside pool with hot tub and a separate building with an indoor pool and hot tub. There is a BBQ area and playground. The rooms were spacious with comfortable beds. Everything was very clean. There was a restaurant associated with the hotel, the Oakhurst Grill that had excellent food and seemed to be popular with locals. The food was a little pricey $ 13-16 for a hamburger,$20 for pasta and up for other entrees. Staff at hotel were very friendly. Would definitely recommend. A side note is the hotel is on a hill so it is a nice workout to walk over the grounds but there is plenty of parking at each building, so you do not have to walk up the hills unless you want to. The gal who checked us in did ask if we wanted first or second floor since there were no elevators. Enjoyable stay.

"Lovely Location"

5
un0me, cheshire 12/10/2018

This hotel is large and spread out in beautiful grounds set into a hillside (so quite a steep walk from reception/restaurant to the farthest rooms) and has the feel of a mountain lodge with wildlife all around. Rooms were a good size if a bit dark in decor and well equipped with fridge microwave coffee maker etc but very old and noisy air con, bed was fine but pillows very hard (which they did change for us). Staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast was good and included a variety of hot items Balconies are communal and do allow smoking with consideration for others, location is just a 25 minute drive from Yosemite south entrance which made it an ideal base for our three night stay, would return without hesitation.

"Never Again!"

2
1953ladybug, Fort Myers, Florida 11/10/2018

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a conference. I gave it two because it had a free breakfast and the hotel is close to other restaurants. There was plenty of choices for breakfast but the hot food was not hot. I could not get a small amount of cheese to melt in the eggs. My biggest problem with this place are the ROACHES in our room. The first night I tried to be reasonable since the property is wooded. But after a couple of nights and days with them I called the front desk. I was told someone would come and look at it. I assumed at the very least the room would be sprayed or bait stations put out. We got nothing!! An offer to give us a new room would have been a nice gesture. I would like to suggest to management that they fix the door frame in Room 110 so light isn't coming through. It just might keep bugs out too!

"Nice place to stay on way to Yosemite"

4
LMK27, Colonia 05/10/2018

We stayed 2 nights and were very happy with the accommodations . The staff was very nice and helpful. There are a lot of hills and stairs, no elevators. The grounds were kept very nice. Breakfast was good.

"Average but close to Yosemite southern entrance."

3
AreYouKidding1017, Napa, California 04/10/2018

This hotel is really large. A hike to most any amenities (pool, gym, restaurant, parking, office) something is going to be hard to get to. No elevators but plenty of stairs. It's a great overnight stay before you take off to Yosemite. Breakfast was fine and filled us up. Faucet problem in the bath but repair guy handled it great (and with a smile) but still put us 1 hour back from departure time. Bring your own shampoo, rinse, and body wash because the fancy pump dispensers in the tub either don't work or are empty. All in all it gets the job done with a good place to stay before or after a Yosemite trip but that's about it.

"Great hotel chain! Great location!"

5
User 03/10/2018

This was my first Best Western experience and it was surprisingly excellent! This location was especially beautiful, the food was so delicious, every staff member we encountered was kind, helpful and friendly, and the accommodations-right up to the convenience of the laundry room-were perfect! Also the location was close to Yosemite Park even though you still had to drive a good distance to actually get to the valley. We ended up modifying our travel plans so that we could stay an extra night! !

"Good hotel for Yosemite"

5
Paul B, St. Albans, United Kingdom 03/10/2018

This is a lovely hotel situated on the side of a hill with separate blocks set in gardens. We had a suite which had a double bed in one room and two double beds in the other room and can sleep six. There is a good restaurant on site which also serves a good hot breakfast

"Great location and facility"

5
User 02/10/2018

Room was really spacious and great place to kick back and relax after a long day of hiking at Yosemite. Great location between Yosemite National Park, and Sequoia and Kings National Park. Breakfast had a pancake and waffles machine along with fresh eggs, meat, etc.

"Very below average option for Oakhurst!"

2
RebsUK, London, United Kingdom 27/09/2018

The hotel was part of our honeymoon trip to Yosemite. Firstly "Gateway" is very miselading as a title, as the Yosemite gate is a 25 min drive from here. (plus another 45 to the bottom of the valley). The room was not a great standard and the cushions had horrible marks that looked like bodily fluids. The cleanliness was certainly an issue. The breakfast buffet was fine, although all incredibly dry. Would not stay again, and actually had a really sad note to our honeymoon. Parking is good, and its quiet at night (although be aware the rooms are not sound proof so you need to be lucky with neighbours!)

"Would get 5 with new mattresses!"

4
JLWoodOlla, Olla 21/09/2018

Were here for 5 nights and it was pleasant. Our room was a two queen room and it was clean. The beds were not as comfy as we would have wanted but we moved to the other queen after two nights and it seemed better. There is a fan that runs in the bathroom when the light is turned on and it sounded like a motor running constantly. The staff we encountered where very friendly and we felt secure the whole visit. There is a restaurant on the property which is a plus and it was good, a little pricey but good. The location is the best part of the property. Yosemite is 30 minute drive and the Mariposa Grove is within 30 minutes.

"Would not recommend this hotel"

2
Travelers201862, Boston, Massachusetts 20/09/2018

Stayed two nights at this hotel. Our room furniture was old and outdated. Nothing like the website photos. The bath towels were small and thin. Numerous stairs and outside hallways to get to room. The room wasn't well cleaned for our second night. Rusty tub and water. NO WIFi. You could only use the WiFi for a few minutes before it stopped. I had some work issues that needed to be taken care of and needed to use my computer. No luck and the staff didn't seem to care. The breakfast was very good and the hotel is located in a good location to get to Yosemite. I only stay a Best Western Hotels and this is not up to the usual standard.

"Great Base to See Yosemite Area"

5
User 20/09/2018

This hotel was recommended by our travel agent when putting together an itinerary for California. The hotel turned out to be clean, functional and a handy base so that we could tour the area for a few days. The reception staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The 'Oakhurst Grill' is immediately adjacent to the reception area and offered a good variety of food and drink. Again, staff were very friendly. We also had our breakfast there. This was also fine and set us up for the day. Yosemite National Park is only a few miles away as is Bass Lake which we loved. We visited Bass Lake the day after Labor Day and it was very quiet and tranquil. Not sure how busy it would normally be. I'd recommend the hotel (no-frills) and the area (beautiful). Another positive about the hotel was how quiet it was, our room was well away from the main road. Good parking too.

"Perfect choice near yosemite"

5
familyalwaysaway39, Torquay, United Kingdom 20/09/2018

Just off the main road through oakhurst. In a lovely position, facing a picturesque landscape. The sunsetting, we sat with a drink on the bars balcony. Basic but very clean rooms. Lovely looking reception area, with free coffee facility.Inside and outside pool - both not very big but well maintained. 30 mins from the south entrance of yosemite, 1 hr to center of yosemite.10 mins walk to Burger king and theres a petrol stn up the road.The breakfast buffet was very good and you can make your own waffles and pancakes.The staff were all friendly but particularly in the bar area. Parking was no problem.10 mins to Bass lake. I would highly recommend anyone to stay at Yosemite Gateway Inn.

"Great Vacation Stop"

5
User 19/09/2018

We came in late from a day of hiking in Sequoia and immediately this place was different. All mid-range motels are about the same but we were greeted by two wonderful employees, Tracie & Dottie who got us into a wonderful room and gave us great advice about accessing Yosemite Park immediately following the fire closure. Breakfast buffet was extensive and plentiful. Since we spent so much time in the park, we didn't use any of the other amenities. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

"Ideal place to stay"

5
LynneH04, Reading, United Kingdom 06/09/2018

We stayed for two nights, and couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The hotel is in a great location, close to Yosemite, and has plenty of parking. All the staff we came into contact with were genuinely friendly and helpful, from reception to the restaurant. Our room was comfortable and very large, with three queen sized beds, and had a lovely view of the grounds. It was at the top of the hill, but this wasn't an issue. The huge choice at breakfast really set us up for the day, and the outdoor pool was a great way to relax at the end of the day. We didn't use the indoor pool as the weather was glorious during our stay. Even though we ate in the restaurant both nights, there was still plenty to choose from on the menu, and the food was great. There are other places to eat in Oakhurst, but we enjoyed the stroll from our room, down to the restaurant and back again. We would definitely recommend this hotel, and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

"Great family stopover"

5
tripeagle, Kent, United Kingdom 04/09/2018

Review for family one night stopover. We arrived late as the Highway 41 out of Yosemite was shut, necessitating a long dark detour via 140/49 from the Park. Check in was very friendly and efficient. Adjoining rooms as requested. Rooms very clean and well appointed. Breakfast in the adjacent Oakhurst Grill was fine, as was the inside Pool/Jacuzzi at the top of the lot. This hotel is set in lovely landscaping, like Disney but real! Highly recommended, one day when we come back to Yosemite this will be our first choice.

"Great and pleasnet place"

5
User 03/09/2018

Great location - just 20 min from Yosemite park, warm stuff and great service. very good breakfast. has indoor and outdoor pool. check the pizza place across the street. plenty of parking. nice view and air.

"Great Hotel"

4
Ardenv1, Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom 28/08/2018

Stayed here for two nights mid August and we were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Lovely friendly welcome, very comfortable rooms. My kids loved the pool. It had a great feel about it and was a great base. We would definitely go back.

"Nice spot for the south entrance"

5
Christopher E, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 26/08/2018

Even though we changed our mind about going to Yosemite due to the fires, the hotel was very nice. Clean updated spacious rooms. Two pools, spread out area. Even though on a highway, no traffic noise. Great breakfast buffet the next morning.

"Old hotel room wiyh new furniture"

3
Regqueen, Hong kong 22/08/2018

Convenient location, however, I found the hotel room quite old. They tried to make up with new furniture. Buffet breakfast is okay. Parking is very convenient as it's right outside of my hotel room. There's gas station and a good grocery store (Raley's) within 5 mins drive.

"Respectable Place - Nothing Fancy But Solid"

4
User 21/08/2018

Seriously great family place. Nothing fancy but who needs fancy with kids? Staff is incredibly nice. Super good team. Room was VERY clean and it felt like the staff took pride in the work. Great location (we stayed right after the fire, so had to drive around to get to the park, but once 41N is open again, it's a quick drive). The decor is a bit 1990s "Country" but I am not sure why any one should care. It's showing its age in certain spots. Pool looked good (full disclosure: we did not go because kids were tired). Breakfast was perfect for kids. (I would not recommend the coffee - which EVERYONE should care about ;-) ) Also, beds were amazing and CLEAN! I did not get that "icky" feeling I do at other places. We got a deal because it was last minute and because a lot of people cancelled due to the fires. I would not pay more than 150 - 175 for a regular room or over 250 for a suite.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello amytimmins2018, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back during your next visit to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Clean, quiet, pretty"

5
User 21/08/2018

We have stayed at this hotel twice and have been pleased both times. The hotel is located directly on Highway 41 in Oakhurst -- about 30 minutes south of the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The rooms, themselves, are located in a variety of buildings above the road in a quiet wooded area with meandering pathways and landscaping. You are inclined to see deer on the property. The restaurant offers a nice hot breakfast that is several steps better than that offered at most Best Westerns. The rooms are clean, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. The hotel is also pet friendly in certain rooms.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Yvonne S, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Awesome stay"

5
User 11/08/2018

Absolutely love this place. We had an awesome room that felt like we were in Yosemite. I would definitely return and recommend this place to others. Wonderful staff and customer service. Very close to the park so it's a great place to stay while visiting Yosemite.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Teresa Y, Thank you for the 5-star review and for recommending to others. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great choice south of Yosemite"

4
howieswife, USA 09/08/2018

Arrived after spending day in Yosemite. Room had balcony and space to sit outside. Bathroom quite large with long countertop to place items on. Beds comfy. Hotel is spread out over several buildings and our room had exterior door. Breakfast next morning was served cafeteria style with so, so much to choose from. Great start to morning.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello howieswife, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Recommend for Yosemite visitors"

5
dingdonwu W, Taipei 07/08/2018

Great location, clean rooms, very friendly and nice staffs, lots of choices of meals and a rich breakfast! We had a wonderful night here. It was a shame that we didn't stay here longer to enjoy the pools and other facilities. If there's a chance to visit Yosemite again, we will return!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello dingdonwu W, Thank you for the 5-star review. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great Place!"

5
550ileneb, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 05/08/2018

Check in was a breeze..staff was friendly and very helpful. Beds comfy. Breakfast above average...yougart excellent. We enjoyed Dinner at their restaurant and that was very good. We arrived a bit early but were able to check in. Unfortunately Yosemite was closed ...but Thank You Fire Fighters for all you do!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello 550ileneb, Thank you for the 5-star review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Our Yosemite Hotel"

5
User 02/08/2018

We stayed here two nights for a Yosemite trip and had a near perfect experience. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The lobby is large and serves great breakfast in the mornings. We took advantage of the indoor pool since it was threatening rain while we were there. The kids really enjoyed playing in the pool while my wife and I relaxed. There are lots of dining options in Oakhurst close by. And you are close enough to Yosemite to get an early start on the day to beat the crowds. I'm sure there are other nice hotel options in the area, but this is where I'll always return.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Jacob B, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Don't book for the pool !"

3
Johnpr181, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom 29/07/2018

We stayed at this hotel for three nights whilst visiting Yosemite. The rooms are ok and the hotel is easy to find. Breakfast is pleasant enough and the restaurant and bar are nice for dinner. The main let down is the outdoor pool area which is ridiculously small, barely enough room for 10 people. The indoor pool is a bit better but could easily be improved by extending the outdoor patio area which again is far too small. This for me was a big letdown as after a busy day ( with early start to beat the crowds) exploring Yosemite a couple of hours relaxing in the late afternoon sun was simply not possible.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Johnpr181, Thank you for sharing your experience your stay with us. Most of our guests enjoy the indoor heated pool, and seasonal outdoor pool. I do agree with the small pool deck for the outside pool. We plan to expand the pool deck and hot tub once our peak season ends this year. At your service, Curtis

"Happy with our stay"

4
FREDLOW1, Downey, California 28/07/2018

Really liked this place and will be our new go to place to stop before heading up to Yosemite. Front desk person was friendly and helpful. We were given a room near the indoor pool which turned out to be convenient. The room was not too bad. Had a mini fridge and microwave however the microwave did not work. We did not report it as we were there only for the night. Pool. Was pleasantly surprised when we jumped into the indoor pool. It was 90+ degrees outside and thought the pool would be too hot (heated) however it was nice, cool and crisp. Felt so good to get out of the heat. Pool is not very big but it was clean and they had bathrooms which were also clean. I was impressed how clean everything was as well as the towels being stocked at all times. Around 7 or 7:30 P.M. someone came by and swapped out the towels assuring there will be fresh clean towels. I have stayed at Hilton properties where you can not get a clean towel after a certain time. Breakfast is included and to me was a typical free breakfast comparable to what you get at Hampton or Homewood. Not great but not bad no real complaints, I mean its free. Staff, again, was nice. Overall not a bad place to stay. Grounds are clean and staff is friendly and helpful. Just be aware people start getting up early to start their day at Yosemite and the walls are not sound proof so there will be noise. I started hearing people around 6 am

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello FREDLOW1, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"In, Out, In Out - Wash, Rinse, Repeat"

4
quick-set-YYZ, Toronto 28/07/2018

So no one's staying here for the hotel itself - we and probably the vast majority of guest stay because of its proximity to Yosemite with a hint of hope that staying at a chain brings a level of standardization that I want from a stay like this - bed, clean, hot water and convenient location. So on that - it's a fine and dandy place to stay! We got in really late the first night and the older women was pretty chipper for such a later hour. That was nice. It was also the extent of any interaction we had with any staff because, well, we were in the park during the day, ate in town at night, and then went back to sleep. We got what we needed from the BW Yosemite. So yes, please stay here if what you need is a no frills, no surprise, clean place to stay.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello quick-set-YYZ, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great hotel "

4
User 27/07/2018

This was a quaint little hotel, easy to find. We didn't get there early enough to use any amenities so we can't speak to those. We did have some trouble finding our building in the complex at dark but that was mostly because of the RVs, boats and other large items blocking spaces in the parking lot. The bed was comfy and the room was spacious. The only downfall was we had a second floor room and there is not elevator so it's hard to get your suitcases up multiple sets of stairs. Other than that, we'd come back again!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Kati B, Thank you for sharing your experience of recent stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curits

"Awful policies, amazing service"

3
ebbager, London, United Kingdom 27/07/2018

Things started really badly here. We arrived after a 9.5hr drive having booked the hotel months in advance to find that our room had been given away. The hotel claim they had tried the card and it had not worked. I found out later that is was because the hotel tried to process the payment just after I had used the card 200 miles away - I can see why the bank stopped the payment. I can also understand Best Western's business position of selling the room. What is inexcusable is not contacting us. I would have picked up an e-mail or phone call and arranged alternate payment but this was not even attempted. To arrive after such a journey and face the prospect of not having somewhere to stay almost brought me to tears. The one redeeming feature was Tracy on reception. She was visibly upset to tell us the news and informed us this was a result of company policy. She contacted a nearby hotel and managed to find us a room at a reasonable price. She also booked us in the next night at a discounted rate. From the worst business policy I have encountered in the US to the best customer service it's hard to know what to think of this hotel.

"Fabulous BW!"

5
Ricki L, Richmond Hill, Canada 26/07/2018

Excellent choice for every traveler! The service, restaurant and staff all make this a first class stay. The rooms are comfortable and the linens are soft. I wish BW would do away with small bunchy pillows. Other than the pillows - 5 stars.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Ricki L, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience while staying with us. Best Western's linen standard will change at the end of this year. We plan on replacing our pillows with the linen to ensure we continue to create the best experience possible. At your service, Curtis

"Great hotel and excellent food"

4
User 23/07/2018

While we traveled from Vegas to San Francisco, we made a stop in this hotel. Staying on the second floor would have been better as you have quite some noise from the upstairs neighbors when staying on the first floor. But we really enjoyed the nice restaurant near the hotel. We would definitely recommend taking breakfast/dinner/lunch while staying in this hotel.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Sandra V, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great place"

5
Russ142, Barrington, Rhode Island 22/07/2018

Nice clean, comfortable room. Very comfortable bed. Very helpful courteous staff. The free breakfasts were excellent and were served at the Oakhurst Grille, which is located on the property. You could not buy a better breakfast at any 5 star resort. Definitely our choice when we return to visit Yosemite.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Russ142, Thank you for the 5-star review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and breakfast buffet. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Evacuated due to fire, huge help in time of need"

5
KELGREG77, Plymouth, Massachusetts 22/07/2018

Tracie met us at check in. We had been driving for about 8 hours and were just evacuated due to the forest fires. She had a fantastic room for us in minutes, great price, comfy beds, clean, great pools and the bestest breakfast ever. Thank you Best Western Plus and Tracie for making a stressful situation easy!!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello KELGREG77 Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. I am glad that Tracie was able to make a challenging situation as easy as possible. I look forward to sharing your review with Tracie. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect B&B at great location"

5
A_Blau, Binyamina 18/07/2018

Really nice hotel, staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms are not new, but are really big, very clean and comfortable, with a nice bathroom. Breakfast was good and plentiful. Ideal location for Yosemite park - we wanted to get to the park early before heavy traffic, and staying at this hotel enabled us to do so without need to wake up too early in the morning. Wi-Fi was free and of very good quality.

"Great spot to stay if you are visiting Yosemite"

5
Jordan L, Indianapolis 17/07/2018

This was a great spot to stay just outside of Yosemite. The rooms were nice and we didn't experience any problems during our stay. We would absolutely stay in this hotel again if we came to visit again. We had a nice time relaxing in the hot tub after a long day of hiking in the park! We didn't get to eat dinner on site because we tried to get a table but it was going to be over an hour wait at 9pm...so we ate a Mexican restaurant just down the road. Overall really nice experience!

"Gateway to Yosemite with a hearty breakfast"

5
jandk727, Pittsburgh PA 15/07/2018

An older but very clean property, located about 30 min from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and about 90 minutes from the valley floor and Glacier Point. What you give up by staying out a distance from the park you more than make up with the excellent hot breakfast served starting at 6:30, which was included. We avoided having to search out more expensive breakfast options in the park. We enjoyed having the refreshing pools after long day of hiking and biking through the park. It would be very difficult to find better accommodations for Yosemite at this price.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello jandk727, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed the facilities and breakfast. At your service, Curtis

"Splendid Resort with Excellent Food"

5
stargazer99tang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15/07/2018

The setup is perfect for a family getaway. We didn't expect to find 2 pools and jacuzzi for guests (1 indoor and 1 outdoor). Amenities are superb! Wifi is covered entirely in the area and the breakfast is fantastic! Everything is so fresh. Lunch and dinner are also available at the hotel restaurant should you wish to order. This is a definite plus point considering we're in the middle of nowhere and finding a good restaurant for dining is just minutes walk from our room. I highly appreciate the gesture to hold on to my reservation though I arrived late and not reachable via mobile. I would definitely come again when I'm back in Yosemite! ;-)

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello stargazer99tang, Thank you for the great review and for sharing photos of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great place to stay"

5
Pryce04, Chester, United Kingdom 15/07/2018

On arrival the reception were really kind and helpful. The room was a good size and had all the necessities but really you don't go to this part of the world for the hotel although the two swimming pools and jacuzzis are a nice addition. The LOCATION was ideal. Only just outside the National Park and a great base for seeing Yosemite and the Sequoias. Would happily return!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Pryce04, Thank you for the 5-star review. Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent if you are visiting Yosemite"

5
phil69692015, Billingham, United Kingdom 11/07/2018

This hotel has charm within 14 miles of Yosemite gates, rooms are spacious & kept clean, our car was parked outside of the door. The staff are pleasent & greet you when you arrive. There are plenty of car spaces for parking. Breakfast is a hot/cold buffet, plenty of choice with a fantastic view of the mountains from most places on site. Fridges are supplied in the room with hairdryer & ironing board & iron. We stayed for 3 nights, would have stayed longer if time permmited it. A safe can be used in reception free if required.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello phil69692015, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Basic , great spot for investigating Yosemite."

3
User 09/07/2018

Arrived after a long drive and a Sat Nav which took us up into the hills of Yosemite with no turns to take! we were told later that Sat Navs dont work in the mountains.. Basic clean room, friendly reception ,dinner was plentiful ,nothing special, Breakfast was buffet style with the option of making your own waffles which I thought was great. lovely place plenty of birdlife, birdsong squirrels and on the edge of the Great Yosemite. Bed was not the best but the beer was good so it helped!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Julie W, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great gateway when you travel to Yosemite"

5
Soloho, Toronto, Canada 09/07/2018

Amazing stay and friendly staff! We are from Canada and had a trip to California this summer. We stayed in the hotel in June 2018. Hotel was overbooked so they had only one room left for 2 adults. We asked if this possible to have one more kid extra. No problem - just about $15 extra! Place and location just WOW! Great pool, garden, views! Restaurant and breakfast: A+. Really recommend - thanks!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Soloho, Thank you for the 5-star review and for recommending to others. At your service, Curtis

"the best"

5
User 07/07/2018

Great people. The staff were extraordinarily welcoming and accommodating. For example, when I forgot my charger, a staff member loaned me hers telling me to "bring it back when I check out". The hotel is beautifully decorated with local art. It's clear that the owner is very strongly committed to providing a great experience for guests. I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else. Breakfast is at 6:30 and the Discover Yosemite bus tour, which I also would recommend, picks up guests from this hotel at 7:00.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Alex R, Thank you for the 5-star review and sharing photos of your stay with us. I'm glad that our staff made sure you had a great experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful with amazing customer service"

5
HonoluluLocalgirl, Honolulu 06/07/2018

I can not sing enough praises for this hotel and their staff. I traveled with my husband and 22 year old son (lucky he still wants to come). This was their favorite hotel of the trip (23 days). Comfortable beds, large room, 4 pillows per queen sized bed, large bathroom with places to hang your clothes and towels, restaurant next door, outstanding free breakfast and the service. Check in was quick and efficient, we asked for a room we could drive up to and was luckily given a perfect room. My husband fell on a hike and I had to do laundry, they were great about giving me quarters, they have 4 dryers and 4 washers ($1.25 each - dryer works great) in a clean room with a trash bin, table and chair. My two boys also locked themselves out while I was washing and after confirming who they were (good security) gave them a new key. The room was clean and cleaned immaculately every day. The grounds were so beautiful, I took a walk every evening. The gardener does a great job. Breakfast is served in the restaurant buffet style with many choices. A special shout out to Dottie, Mahalo (Thank you) for your help.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello HonoluluLocalgirl, Thank you for the five star review and for sharing photos of the property. That's great news that this was your son's favorite hotel out of a 23-day trip. That's exactly what we strive for…. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Dottie. At your service, Curtis

"We saw lots of bears here"

4
Suarez07, Bromley, United Kingdom 06/07/2018

The reception area is festooned with bears, which made up for the lack of bears in Yosemite when we went there. Seriously though this is a good spot to stay when visiting Yosemite, being only just over an hour from the park centre. You can park close to your room, the breakfasts are good and there are indoor and outdoor pools and jacuzzis which we would have tried had we had more time. Oakhurst itself has a limited selection of eating places - we tried an excellent Chinese next door and a rather quirky pizza place across the road. The rooms are large but rather dated, but everything worked fine so the place has a charming retro atmosphere. Downsides? Well, the receptionists were efficient rather than welcoming and the place is quite expensive. Overall a good base to tour Yosemite.

"Good hotel, good location"

5
WorldTraveller1313, Watford, United Kingdom 06/07/2018

I stayed here recently for 1 night. The hotel is in a good location for access to Yosemite National Park (around 50 miles to Yosemite Valley). The room was large, and quiet. The hotel has a good restaurant, with a wide range of menu choices for dinner. Staff are friendly and helpful.

"Nice place on way to Yosemite "

4
degrammer52, New Albany, Indiana 05/07/2018

Room was nice and clean. Had air conditioner problems and they sent a security guard to check it and he didn't know anything about it, lucky enough I got it to work after awhile. They did discount my bill by $20.00. I'm just glad I got it to work!!!! The breakfast bar is one of the best.

"Great for Yosemite visit"

4
jenn716, Moorpark, California 01/07/2018

Clean & fairly spacious room. Microwave & fridge. Nice balcony overlooking hills & hotel grounds. Pools were nice - we only used inside one. Beautiful grounds with play areas & bbqs. Ladies at the front desk are super nice and helpful!!! Rooms are partially updated but still pretty dated & maybe a little stuffy/musty. Good breakfast - good eggs, bacon/sausage, potatoes, fruit, waffles, pancakes, cereal (even gluten free options), pastries. Nice restaurant to eat in. Convenient drive to Yosemite. Close to stores & restaurants in Oakhurst. All the paintings & murals were done by the same person. Lobby was nice and inviting space. Not exactly what I was expecting but overall a nice stay.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello jenn716, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your guest, breakfast, pool, and grounds. Our guest rooms were renovated with new furniture and carpet in 2017. The rooms are dated by design, but we are working on continuing updates to the rooms. At your service, Curtis

"Very Convenient"

4
Sandra F, East Kilbride, Scotland 20/06/2018

What a lovely place to stay if you visit Yosemite National Park, very helpful staff in all aspects of service areas. Our room was ready even although we arrived early. Would certainly recommend staying here on your visit to this beautiful place.

"Best Deal"

5
User 18/06/2018

We were planning a trip to Yosemite and a tour during our stay. Our tour bus picked up at this Best Western and it made it perfect to be outside and be picked up at the door and then dropped off. The accommodations were great and a breakfast was provided. We ate at the same restaurant that evening and the food was super.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Liz S, Thank you for the 5 star review and for sharing photos of the property. That's great that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Our Yosemite Adventure Base 2018"

5
JClark2012, Doncaster, United Kingdom 16/06/2018

Stayed here for two nights having two rooms for the six of us on the trip, Rooms were large and comfortable with good quiet AC. Breakfast full hot and cold self service served in the restaurant with great views to start you day. Staff very friendly and nothing to much of a problem. Used the outdoor pool and spa pool both were a great way to relax. Reception is very welcoming and has 24 hour coffee and a gift shop selection the like i have never see before!, but good. Special mention to the lady (sorry don't have a name, but mother to an adopted deer will identify her) who when asked the most obscure information produced the information requested in a mater of moments. We also made use of the laundry facility which was good to. All in all a fantastic stay, close you can get to Yosemite without the inflated prices. We enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Yosemite Gateway Thank You All!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello JClark2012, Thank you for the 5 star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to sharing your kind words to Tracie. Tracie has worked with us for many years in housekeeping and was recently promoted to the front desk where she never fails to go above and beyond for every guest she encounters. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to the area. At your service, Curtis

"Nice"

4
User 14/06/2018

Just stayed the one night. Clean room bed not so comfortable. Restaurant next door was very good. Great steak but a little dated. Excellent beer and service was very good. Breakfast ok but not great. Would stay again

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Nice, I'm glad you enjoyed the restaurant and your stay. I apologize for the bed not being comfortable for you. Beds are one of the most challenging items to please everyone with. It is very common for hotels to receive a complaint that a bed was too hard, and the next day receive a complaint from a different guest that the bed was too soft in the same room. Even though our guest scores for the mattress is well above the brand average, we are looking into mattress pads that will offer a more neutral experience. We will continue to work hard to create the best experience possible. At your service, Curtis

"Enjoyable"

4
User 14/06/2018

We enjoyed our stay here with our one year old! We swam (in and outdoor pools), played on the play equipment, and enjoyed great breakfasts! Great access to Yosemite—but plan at least 60 minutes of travel to get anywhere in the park to SEE (other than just road!). Rooms are a bit dated and the greenery makes things a bit dark. But great, affordable place to stay!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Marjory S, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Good place to stay"

4
Richard J, Swansea, United Kingdom 14/06/2018

The Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn is a nice option for a stay in Oakhurst. The room had a fridge, microwave, Standard Definition TV, AC and free Wi-Fi, but no safe. The complimentary breakfast set you up for the day with a good selection including scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, biscuits & gravy, cereal, bread, waffles and fruit. There are a few evening dining options a short walk away.

"Vacation"

5
User 13/06/2018

Awesome stay! Clean room, friendly staff & great restaurant. Grounds & lobby prettiest of any BW we have seen! 15 miles from Yosemite south entrance. Price reasonable for June vacation, too. Oakhurst is a small, friendly town.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Mark F, Thank you for the great review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Close to Yosemite"

4
446raymondr, Livonia, Michigan 12/06/2018

We were looking for something close to Yosemite, this was about 45 minutes away. The staff were pleasantly nice unlike the other 2BWs we stayed at. The room was a standard BW room. The breakfast was nice and fresh in the attached restaurant.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello 446raymondr, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back during your next visit to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Nice Stay"

4
arlenetravels, Washington DC 03/06/2018

We stayed in three hotels during our trip to Yosemite, and the Best Western Plus was the best by far. What separates it from the others is the beautiful landscaped grounds that give it such a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. After a long day, we relaxed on our balcony and enjoyed the park-like setting. Amenities include both indoor and outdoor pools, a picnic area and small playground. The room was very comfortable and clean, with a very good bed, mini-fridge and microwave. Buffet breakfast is included, served in the on-site restaurant. Staff was very pleasant.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello arlenetravels, Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you welcome you back during your next visit to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Good hotel to stay"

4
Beata R, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom 02/06/2018

I liked the location of the hotel between trees ,very calming. Loved the swimming pool - so refreshing after many hours of driving! Very good breakfast and dinner. Unfortunately our room on the ground floor had a smell of dump - probably due to the sprinklers washing entry door and wall every night.We tried to change the room but they didn't have any available.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Beata R, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. I apologize for not having another room to move you to. I will share with your feedback with the housekeeping department to ensure we identify and correct these issues as best as reasonably possible. Sincerely, Curtis

"Excellent for visiting Yosemite"

4
Walker909, Sterling, Virginia, Usa 02/06/2018

This hotel worked very well for our visit to Yosemite National Park .It is about 15 miles to the South Entrance of the park, and then about 30 more miles to Yosemite Valley. The hotel was a bit dated, but it was clean and friendly. Breakfast was included in the room price, and the restaurant was convenient for a quick dinner. Would recommend for a similar trip!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Dear Walker909, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us and recommending to others. At your service, Curtis

"Wonderful stay"

5
Samuel D, Louisville, Kentucky 01/06/2018

We had a one night stay in a 2 queen suite on the first floor at the back of the top hill of this property. This is a much larger property than meets the eye. The area was very quiet and the room size was perfect for our needs (3 adults). We took advantage of the included breakfast at the nearby restaurant affiliated with the hotel and it was bountiful - so many options to choose from, including make your own breakfast burritos, waffles, pancakes, coffee, and juices. It is a very nice perk.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Samuel D, Thank you for the great review. We are all glad you had a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. At your service, Curtis

"Good place to stay"

5
kyantsang, Berkeley, California 29/05/2018

Location is good, on the south entrance to yosemite. Lots of restaurants and fast food options nearby, liquor store, and grocery store. Looked like the biggest hotel, is on 7 acres. Had everything you need and more, full breakfast included and two pools an indoor hot tub was what I enjoyed. Friendly staff free wifi

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello kyantsang, Thank you for the five-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back next time. At your service, Curtis

"Correct"

3
BEATRICE L, Paris, France 29/05/2018

The general environment is very pleasant : a park with trees, leading to different buildings. Room with old-fashioned decor / Large bathroom / good bedding / tranquility / superb pool / Correct breakfast

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello BEATRICE L, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"ONE NIGHT STAY WASNT ENOUGH"

5
Anastasiakollis, Mooloolaba, Australia 28/05/2018

We absolutely loved coming here! All the staff are amazing, the reception girls and the staff in the restaurant everyone so happy and warm. Beautiful spacious rooms, gorgeous setting, and perfect location to get to Yosemite! The staff are very knowledgeable so ask questions

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Anastasiakollis, Thank you for the great review. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the staff. We hope to welcome you back during your next adventure in Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent experience"

5
Philip N, Palm Desert, United States 28/05/2018

Great service,room and amenities,friendly help,clean room,great breakfast,comfortable bed,close to destination(yosemite National Park,close to many eat out options,quick check in and check out-room ready to occupy on arrival

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Philip N, Thank you for the 5 star review. That's great news that you had an excellent experience with us. We will continue to work hard to create the best experience possible. At your service, Curtis

"Highly recommended!"

5
MustLoveDogs62, Miami, Florida 28/05/2018

We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of May. We had a 2-room “family suite” that had one room with a queen bed and a second room with 2 queen beds. We were traveling with 2 teenage kids and they loved having their own bedroom. The property is beautiful, the staff is friendly, and the price was very reasonable. The free breakfast was top notch - similar to what you would find at an Embassy Suites. I will definitely stay there again if I am visiting Yosemite!!!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello MustLoveDogs62, Thank you for the great review and for recommending to others. At your service, Curtis

"Gateway Inn gateway to Yosemite"

4
SocksandSox, Redlands, California 22/05/2018

Had two adjacent rooms on the 2nd floor of the Half Dome building right behind the lobby building and right near the restaurant. Check-in went smoothly. The three ladies behind the front desk were very friendly and helpful. We stayed two nights and never had trouble parking very close to our rooms. Rooms were a good size. Decor is standard, except for the large Yosemite mural above the bed and framed waterfall artwork. We occupied one corner king and adjacent room with two doubles. Bathroom of the king was very large. Bathroom of the doubles didn't appear to have a fan, but did have a casement window. Comfortable bedding. Nice to have microwave and mini-fridge. TV had good selection of channels with guide. WiFi signal was strong and no issues with reliability or speed. The Half Dome building is one of the closest to Route 41, so you will hear some traffic. Nothing that kept us awake, but noticable when awake. Might suggest requesting one of the buildings farther in on the property if you are sensitive. Breakfast in the restaurant provided a good and different selection over the two mornings we were there. Check-in worker very friendly, just need to give room number and name as the hot breakfast was included in our rates. Rotating hot items (eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pastries, fruit, waffle maker, pancake maker, oatmeal, yogurt, toppics, cereal, toast, two milk %, two juices, coffee creamers. Trays available to take food back to room. Location is convenient to tourist shopping, near 711 and multiple gas stations. Short drive down to other restaurants and grocery stores. Yosemite National Park entrance gate is a good hour (+) drive. The Tunnel View pullout is another 15 min in. Glacier Point is a good 1.5 hours from hotel. Route 41 and Wawona Road into the park is VERY WINDING - you are warned.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello SocksandSox, Thank you for sharing your experience and photos of your stay with us. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. At your service, Curtis

"nice hotel near southern entrance to yosemite"

4
Tim H, Boulder, United States 21/05/2018

We chose the hotel because the location was convenient to Yosemite - and it was. The hotel grounds were nice, the included breakfast had scrambled eggs, crispy potatoes, and bacon or sausage as well as the usual stuff. The breakfast staff was GREAT. Overall, a very nice place and quiet. Our room overlooked the outdoor pool and the sliding doors have no screens - not sure how that plays in the summer. Only 1 tiny window in the bathroom for fresh air, otherwise it was the wall-mounted heater/ac combo unit.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Tim H, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great lodging on the way to Yosemite"

5
User 17/05/2018

We enjoyed this unique property on our way to a trip to Yosemite National Park. The suite we stayed in with our family was clean and peaceful. We enjoyed dining at the restaurant and having a hearty, tasty breakfast before we took off for the park. The town of Oakhurst had may amenities and stores as well.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello jlgclegault, Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and your trip to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"California Bound"

4
collector77, Treasure Island, Florida 14/05/2018

Great place to stay in Oakhurst! Friendly, accomodating staff, clean rooms, great views. Next door restaurant provides outstanding breakfast buffet included in room rate. Right on the main road to Yosemite.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello collector77, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Unfriendly staff"

2
User 14/05/2018

Love the hotel, the people working there however were really rude, did not greet properly and were really cold. Staff made my family feel unwelcome, I had to make 3 trips to get my key to work to my room. Love the place, the people again, not so much.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello 536traveler1, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. I deeply apologize that you found our staff to be rude. As you can see from all the feedback on Tripadvisor this is very unusual. I have used your feedback as a training tool to ensure we continue to work hard to create the best experience reasonably possible. Best wishes on your travels, Curtis

"The hotel staff took extra steps ."

5
Gail P, Holbrook, Massachusetts 14/05/2018

The TOPS. i had a package delivered to the hotel to surprise my wife and sister-in-law. They placed the items in the room (Vermont Teddy Bears) so that the girls would see them immediately. This is a Vacation tradition for them for the past 16 years from me. I also had a gift bought at the gift shop at he hotel and it broke in our bag . I called the hotel for a replacement and they are sending me a new one. That is what I call superb customer service.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Gail P, Thank you for the 5-star review. We're fortunate to have staff members that truly love what they do and strive to create the best experience reasonably possible for our valued guests. At your service, Curtis

"Nice hotel, don't get downstairs room"

3
gra1853, Kalamunda, Australia 14/05/2018

Recently spent 1 night here on our way to Yosemite. I would really like to rate the hotel higher because the staff were great, the location to the national park was good and the food at the hotel was very nice. We did however have a terrible night sleep as we were given a ground floor room. Not being a brick and tile hotel we found it very, very noisy in our downstairs room and I know it was only dumb luck that we had a family with young children running around upstairs until the small hours of the morning but it really did take the shine off our stay. Would stay again but only if we could be sure we would have a top floor room.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello gra1853, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. I deeply apologize for the noise from the guests above you. We do try to book families on the first floor whenever possible. However, some of our buildings have family suites on both floors that make this task challenging. At your service, Curtis

"Pleasant, clean, convenient"

5
johnbethp, Mountlake Terrace, Washington 10/05/2018

The setting for this hotel is almost park like with all of the buildings. Our room was above the outdoor pool, had a balcony, chairs and a side table. That was very nice. The staff was responsive to our call when we let them know that there was a wasp/hornet nest by the slider. Everything was clean and the front desk staff was always friendly. The Discover Yosemite bus picked us up right outside the lobby door which was super. Thank you everyone!

"A campus of 10 separate buildings with rooms"

5
harv2u, Kennewick 09/05/2018

This is a very large facility. As stated in the title, this is more of a campus! It has a park like play area for kids/pets and a heated indoor pool. The breakfast is not just a small room or area. It is a separate building with many tables and a wide variety breakfast buffet. The room was somewhat dated but clean and quiet. The location was great for us. It takes 30 minutes HWY 41, to get to the park entry ranger post. There are two ranger posts,so it is a faster entry point than the one from Mariposa HWY 140, which only has one ranger entry post. That one ranger entry post can really back up traffic during the summer months. After the entry ranger post it takes another 30 minutes to get to the Glacier Point Road. Take this is you have never done it. The view is fantastic! Great pictures. If you go past the Glacier Point Road down to the valley it takes another 20 to 30 minutes to Tunnel View. More great pictures! Oakhurst is about 30 minutes from Fresno. If you are going to stay a few days and do not want to "camp" or pay the high prices to stay in the park this place is a great option even with the drive into and out of the park each day.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello harv2u, Thank you for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We're fortunate to be only 16 miles from the main gate of Yosemite, and 44 miles from Yosemite Valley. We hope to welcome you back during your next adventure in Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Amazing!"

5
User 07/05/2018

This may be my favorite hotel of all time. Check in and check out were both super easy and the staff was very nice. The rooms are situated on a hill in multiple small buildings. Our room was at the farthest point back on the hill and I loved it! It was easy to drive up to our room and there was plenty of parking right next to the building. Our room was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The room had a mini fridge, a microwave, decent TV with HBO, a small sink and shelf space by the microwave, a good size table with two comfortable chairs, two queen size beds, and a balcony that extends across all second floor rooms of that building (divided by small iron fences). We had multiple deer right under our balcony the first night we were there! There wasn't really a "view" from our room as the balcony area looks directly into a bunch of trees and bushes but its still relaxing to sit out there. The hotel has an indoor pool, a gym, and a laundry room for the guests but I did not use any of them during my stay. The first morning we were there, we decided to take advantage of the free buffet breakfast the hotel offers to guests between 6am and 10am. We arrived at 6:30 and grabbed some eggs, sausages, breakfast potatoes, and coffee. The food already seemed like it had been sitting under the warmer for hours...the sausage and potatoes were both chewy. We noticed they had a 'make your own waffle and pancake station' and in hindsight wished we would have done that instead. Overall amazing stay and recommend it to anyone visiting Yosemite or Bass lake!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Katie B, Thank you for the amazing review. I apologize for the sausage and potatoes at breakfast. On some mornings we see as many as 300 to 500 guests through our breakfast buffet. We strive to create the best experience possible, and having a tasty breakfast is a large part of that. I have shared all of your kind words with the staff, including the important constructive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Great place to stay for Yosemit visit"

5
JimL_in_SD, San Diego, CA 07/05/2018

Very clean and comfortable hotel. Serves good buffet breakfast. It is 14 miles from hotel to the entrance of Yosemite park (it is another hour from the entrance to Yosemite Valley). Overall it is a very affordable and nice place to stay.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello JimL_in_SD, Thank you for the great review. At your service, Curtis

"A great night's stay as we left Yosemite National Park!"

5
Krisinseattle, Seattle, Washington 05/05/2018

If you don't want to pay the high prices of another night in Yosemite, plan a full day in the park, then drive to the Best Western Gateway Inn in nearby Oakhurst. We had a nice room, overlooking a pool and lush gardens below. Heard there was an indoor pool somewhere within the huge complex of available rooms. Had little chairs set up on the patio so we could sit outside and enjoy the flowers below. Unfortunately we were not able to access a secure internet site, even though I went to the office to inquire. She said it was a Best Western issue with Mac's and I Phones and gave me a phone number. Great night's sleep on a good bed. (Would have been nice to have a window to open, or a screen on the sliding door to leave open for night air) Went down to breakfast in the morning and enjoyed eggs. bacon, grits, hash browns, waffles etc., coffee and juice. Servers and bussers, very nice and friendly. Would definitely recommend as a place to stay!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Krisinseattle, Thank you for the 5 star review, and for sharing photos of your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great location just outside the park entrance, overall excellent value for the price."

5
User 03/05/2018

Great value for everyone. Family friendly, pet friendly. On the last weekend of April, we had 2 families in one suite, that had 2 rooms with 2 queens on one end, 1 queen in the other, with a common hallway that features a mini fridge, coffee, sink/vanity opposite a full bath, balcony overlooking the property, short walking distance to the indoor pool, laundry, ample parking, etc. It had to have been one of the busiest weekends of the year, because I was eyeing a second room well over a month before our stay with no cancellations whatsoever. But it worked out for us anyways because we didn't need it after all. Staff was cordial upon arrival, beautiful lobby, and when we were confronted with a faulty smoke alarm or needed an extra cot, the staff were prompt. Cleanliness was not an issue, although the pillows were a little lumpy (not that big of a deal to us). We loved the location, just right outside the park entrance (maybe about 15 minutes away) and the price reflected that. Even better was the town itself. Charming town, with everything you need and then some. You're not going to find a 4-5 star hotel given the location and all, but the purpose of our trip was to visit Yosemite with our kids for the first time, "glamp" attitude in tow, and to enjoy the road trip itself. It was a blast, from Oakhurst/BW as the stay to almighty Yosemite herself. I hope it wont be too long until we visit again. I have to mention I just stayed at a BW Plus in Grand Canyon AZ just a couple of months ago, and its been consistent with standards for the most part. BW Rewards is racking up now.

"First visit would stay again"

5
Reney321, London, United Kingdom 03/05/2018

Location: relative to Yosemite about 1.5 hours to Bridalveil falls. Room: good size, bathroom is spacious, shower pressure is good, laundry room quick and easy, plenty of parking. Restaurant: staff were good, menu selection was good, food was decent. Good breakfast selection given it was part of the price. I would stay again.

"Gateway to Yosemite"

5
Scottb59, Rockhampton, Australia 30/04/2018

We arrived in Oakhurst mid afternoon after driving from Vegas (7 hours). We found this gem on the highway and we were not disappointed. We were two couples so we got a 2 bedroom unit with great views and comfortable beds. The staff were fantastic and the room included a great bistro style breakfast. We dinned in the restaurant that night which was great. If you are planning a trip to Yosemite this is the place to stay.

"Overnight in Oakhurst"

5
iowastategal, Ames, Iowa 29/04/2018

We stopped here after our second day in Sequoia National Park. Check in was a breeze, the room was clean, the bed comfortable, wifi decent, no complaints. Continental breakfast was good. Overall happy with this hotel.

"BW Yosemite Gateway Inn"

4
davidandkathy2018, Lake Oswego, Oregon 27/04/2018

Very good location and value for the money. Excellent restaurant and breakfast was very good. I really liked the potatoes at dinner and commented to server. I asked about how they were prepared. She went and asked the chef the cooking temp and time and seasoning ingredients. A lot of foreigners there. Was interesting to see so many European visitors with children. They must have been on school break time.

"BEST BW in Town"

5
User 27/04/2018

Excellent service, clean landscape grounds excellent comfort overall lovely experience, best hotel in town. the rooms are spacious, the beds are really comfortable and view on the hill tops is awesome.

"comfy and clean"

4
Eddie W, Oakland, California 27/04/2018

The BW Plus Gateway Inn is a nifty spot for a quick family getaway to Yosemite National Park. It is 1.5 hours from the valley floor, but if you go mid-week the park is not too crowded and the drive is gorgeous. The hotel is very clean with comfortable beds. The Oakhurst Grill is an excellent restaurant with attentive staff and a good selection of American cuisine. There is a gas station about a block away and a Starbucks and many fast food joints. I did not have time to check out the pool but that is a nice amenity to have as it gets quite warm in Oakhurst in the summer.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Eddie W, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Visit to Yosemite"

5
User 24/04/2018

Beautiful grounds, spacious room, indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor pool in season. Situated on 8 manicured acres! Reception area is gorgeous! All wall paintings and wall murals painted by the hotel owner. All are wonderful! Highly recommended this place. 20 minutes from park entrance and another hour to Yosemite Valley Easy drive! Restaurant on site and breakfast included.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Barbara H, Thank you for the great review and for sharing photos of the property. At your service, Curtis

"Great place to relax after Yosemite"

5
User 18/04/2018

we booked a family suite with 3 queens. very nice comfortable room with everything we needed. Indoor pool and hot tub were also very nice to relax in. Looking forward to a drink at the on site restaurant and breakfast im the morning. awesome place for our family.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Rory S, Thank you for the 5 star review. That's great news that you enjoyed the suite and restaurant. At your service, Curtis

"Love this place!"

5
LAURA S, Stanton 18/04/2018

We come through this area at least twice a year. We always stay at this Best Western. Consistency of their team attitude is genuine. Love the art work no matter what room you get. The Oakhurst Grill is amazing! This Best Western raises the standards for all the hotels we stay at.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello LAURA S, Thank you for the great review, and for staying with us often. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful Mountain Setting"

5
Ricky M, Cedar Park, Texas 18/04/2018

The hotel was nice, comfortable and clean. The location was great. Nice drive to Yosemite. Beautiful setting. The restaurant food was great and the breakfast they offer is amazing. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area.

"Loved it!"

5
Trudia72, Cullompton, United Kingdom 16/04/2018

Loved this hotel. Beautiful setting. Wish we could have stayed longer than one night. Check in was smooth, very friendly staff. Rooms are in the woods, short drive from reception. Large rooms very comfortable. Breakfast served in adjacent restaurant, also available for evening meal, which was really good. About an hours drive from Yosemite village.

"Great location, nice hotel."

4
Rose2364, Ottawa, Canada 14/04/2018

Highly recommend this hotel and location. It is about a 1. - 1.5 hour drive outside the park but the drive is beautiful. Much better than staying in Yosemite. The hotel is clean, very well maintained. It is a group of 2 storey buildings on a hillside away from the mani Street. You can drive right up to your room. Breakfast was excellent. Hotel staff so friendly (typical of Californians). Lots of choices of restaurants nearby and grocery stores.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Rose2364, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. The Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn definitely broke away from the typical “big box” feel of most hotels. We have 8 unique guest room buildings located on a beautifully landscaped hill. We offer 1 indoor heated pool with a waterfall, 2 BBQ areas, a playground, an outdoor seasonal pool with jacuzzi, and a full-service restaurant located on property. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Very accomodating and wonderful location."

5
karengel90, Buena Park, California 12/04/2018

Our room was near the indoor pool, which I must say is quite beautiful. I do find however that the spa may need to have less chlorine after 10 minutes my eyes were tearing up. Anyway, overall the stay was wonderful, Breakfast was also pretty good. Very helpful staff from front desk to housekeeping, Helen(front desk) and Amie (housekeeping) were particularly efficient and friendly. Great place to stay! Short drive to Yosemite and Bass Lake, Will definitely stay again if the opportunity arises.

"Ideal location to visit Yosemite"

4
User 11/04/2018

This hotel is perfect if you are visiting Yosemite National Park by car as we were. The room was huge if not a little dated. Two double beds and all the space and facilities you require. We also made use of the indoor swimming pool and spa. The breakfast was also good with a range of items to eat. Yosemite valley is just over an hour away by car. Oakhurst itself was a good base with plenty of restaurants, fuel stations and supermarkets for everything you would require. Overall, a comfortable and spacious stay. Ideal base for Yosemite

"Exactly what you need "

5
naste, London, United Kingdom 07/04/2018

Family stay at this place for a night on the way to Yosemite National Park. Easy check in and check out, friendly staff and spacious room. The room was very tidy and with all the necessities. Breakfast was plentiful and decor was appropriate for the location of the hotel. Generally a good and comfortable stay with a fully functional, clean and tidy room. Definitely recommend this place.

"spring break"

5
carben2018, Springville, Utah 07/04/2018

We had a wonderful stay at the Yosemite Gateway Inn during our recent visit to the park. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. We enjoyed going to the pool/hot tub at night after a day of hiking. The facilities were well kept and clean pool towels were always available.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello carben2018, Thank you for the 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay during spring break. At your service, Curtis

"The Only Place to Stay in Oakhurst"

5
mcfarland11, Southern California 04/04/2018

This is my third time staying here. We use it as our base from which we visit Yosemite, Bass Lake, and the Sugar Pine RR. The rooms are spotless, the restaurant excellent, and the staff friendly and efficient.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello mcfarland11, Thank you for the great review and for making the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn your base for your outdoor adventures. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Not bad"

3
davidtX4432EG, Sacramento, United States 03/04/2018

An older hotel, room needs renovation. Friendly staff. Restaurant is good. Noise from nearby rooms and above is a problem. Front desk was nice enough to try get me another room but hotel was full so I ended up staying at the noisy room. Breakfast is good. Overall, not a bad stay.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello davidtX4432EG, Thank you for sharing your experience. The rooms were renovated in 2017 that included all new furniture. The furniture was chosen specifically to fit in with the natural beautify of the landscaping. We will look into adding some modern touches moving forward. I apologize for the noise from the guests above you. We strive to create the best experience reasonably possible, and unfortunately are sometimes limited with our options. At your service, Curtis

"Dirty Wash Cloths"

2
keiry75, Apple Valley, California 02/04/2018

The room was okay and looked clean, but there were dirty dried up wash cloths hanging on the shower curtain that made me think the entire room was not clean. I felt as if the bed sheets were also not clean, so I had to sleep over them. I was disgusted, but I had no other options as I checked in and did not make it to my room until late at night and had to leave at 4:30am. Checked out in the am, and looked for different spot to stay at the next day.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello keiry75, I deeply apologize for the washcloth left in the shower. The housekeepers work very hard to ensure we offer a clean room to all of our valued guests. As you can see from the many positive reviews, this is not a typical issue at the hotel. I have used this unfortunate incident as a training tool to ensure all of our housekeepers are looking up, and not just in front or below to keep your room as clean as reasonably possible. At your service, Curtis

"Very unexpected resort style"

5
User 01/04/2018

A reasonable priced room very large and your own balcony( more of an apartment) there was lots of facility's on site with a lovely indoor pool and a heated outdoor pool too. There were washing facilities at $1.25 per wash there was also a restaurant on site and a large breakfast buffet included, which had lovely food and seating area. There was also free parking on site. Beds were made by cleaners daily and staff at front desk and restaurant were polite.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Karl R, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. At your service, Curtis

"Well-equipped hotel with good breakfast"

4
User 01/04/2018

We stayed here for 2 nights when visiting Yosemite - the hotel was well-equipped and in a convenient location. The room had all the amenities we required but was a bit dated - could do we some modernisation over the next couple of years. Beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was extensive. All in all I would recommend this place.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Laura H, Thank you for sharing your experience and for recommending the hotel to others. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Thanks for the great stay!"

5
Audrey B, Arroyo Grande, California 27/03/2018

The Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn is a great place to stay on your way in or out of Yosemite. We took the family along with our dog. With their friendly staff, great property including a pool and hot tub we all had a great stay.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Audrey B, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back during your next trip to Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Loved it!"

5
courtneyelizabet2018, Santa Rosa, California 26/03/2018

Anytime we travel we always try to stay at Best Westerns!! We are always so satisfied with every aspect of the hotels. We had great service and great meals! The beds are always so comfortable and the rooms are spotless and inviting. We would for sure stay here again! At this particular hotel, the front desk staff were so sweet and accommodating!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello courtneyelizabet2018, Thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Clean but dated "

3
User 25/03/2018

The exterior of this inn is stunning. Bedding was comfortable and room was clean. Design was quite dated though. My biggest complain is the shower. The jets from the showerhead is too strong and taking a shower was like having fire hoses pointed at you. It was a pain (literally) to use the shower. The inn should seriously consider changing the shower.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello KLT_9191, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. All of the furniture in the guest rooms was replaced in 2017. The furniture is dated by design to fit in with Yosemite and the natural beauty of the landscaping throughout the property. I apologize that the water pressure was too strong. All of the shower heads are adjustable for several different settings that include a wide spray that has less pressure. Most of the showers can also be adjusted by not turning on water all the way. At your service, Curtis

"Very nice"

4
drwatson32, Oklahoma 20/03/2018

This place is a complex of several buildings containing motel style rooms. Our room was nice, spacious and pretty clean. We had a balcony. There is a little playground on the grounds. The heated pool and hot tub are indoors. We enjoyed our stay.

"Great Base for Visiting Yosemits"

5
MikeB1952, Colorado Springs, Colorado 19/03/2018

I rarely give five stars, but this place deserved it. From the welcome to the room to the grounds and finally to the breakfast, it was all wonderful. On our arrival, we were greeted by a very engaging desk clerk. She wanted to make sure all was well with our stay. The room, while looking a lot like a lot of chain hotels, was quite nice with the usual accompaniments. Bed, bed tables, seating area with two easy chairs, dresser, desk and TV. There is a nice wet bar with microwave and mini-fridge. All just a little better than other chains. The grounds are lovely. Set into a hillside, the hotel has a number of different buildings. The grounds are all well landscaped with a waterfall about half way up the hillside. The only drawback is the walk to breakfast. Being set into the side of a hill, the buildings are up, up, up. And of course, we got the one furthest up. It is a climb to get back to our room after breakfast. And the breakfast - the best I've had at a chain hotel. They've set out a buffet breakfast in the adjoining restaurant. And it is quite a spread - eggs, potatoes, bacon, fruit, biscuits and gravy, tortillas (for a breakfast burrito with cheese and salsa at the buffet), a waffle maker, a pancake maker, juice and coffee. I'm sure I left something off. It is the best breakfast I've had at a chain hotel. As a base for exploring Yosemite, this place can't be beat.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello MikeB1952, Thank you for the five stars and the opportunity to earn your business. I look forward to sharing your great review with the front desk and breakfast team. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect place to say when visiting Yosemite National Park"

5
Basilbrush7806, Portsmouth, United Kingdom 17/03/2018

Just returned from a photography trip (Digital-Workshops UK) to Yosemite Valley and stayed at the Best Western Gateway Oakhurst. This hotel is very convenient to the Yosemite National Park and offers a lot of amenities. Although we never got to use the pool, it looked very inviting, especially during the snow. The rooms were clean, spacious, maybe just but a bit dark and outdated. The restaurant had a good breakfast selection which was replenished on a regular basis. We also ate in the restaurant most evenings, as we were pretty tired from the long days photographing the sights in the Valley. The food there was more than acceptable and reasonably priced, with a good menu selection to suit most tastes. The staff in the hotel and the restaurant were excellent and I would give them 5 stars. We got to know them quite well by the end of our week and they were friendly and always made us feel welcome. I will certainly be staying there on my next Digital-Workshops trip to Yosemite in October 2019...

"Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn"

4
alexricia, Sydney, Australia 16/03/2018

Well, this one was a big surprise! Exhausted after a long day in Yosemite, we drove out of the park to Oakhurst and pulled in at the Best Western Plus. We got a great room which was quite large and very comfortable for a great price. The WiFi is good (and we work from the road, so you know we're not kidding.) We had a drink in the bar too, which has an awesome vibe. Service all around the hotel was excellent. Recommended!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello alexricia, Thank you for sharing your experience and recommending the hotel. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent! "

5
User 13/03/2018

Best place I've stayed!! Beautiful grounds, very friendly and welcoming staff, great food ( breakfast buffet ), wonderful pool and spa. The waterfalls and fountains around the property and art work ( murals in the rooms )all around was amazing! We will definitely stay here again!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Charisse H, Thank you for the great review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great place"

5
Pamela G, Fresno, California 11/03/2018

This hotel and restaurant fit so well in the Yosemite area. As if it's part of the whole experience. Great staff, food, service, and pricing. I've stayed and eaten here multiple times and it never disappoints. Summer or winter, couple, family, adults or with the kids- something for all of the above.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Pamela G, Thank you for sharing your experience while staying with us. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the team. At your service, Curtis

"Wonderful Hotel in Oakhurst"

5
MorrisMax, Henderson, NV 11/03/2018

We love this hotel in Oakhurst. Have stayed here a couple of times and both have been great. We frequently stay at Best Westerns and this is one of our favorites. Staff and rooms are great. Wonderful grounds.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello MorrisMax, Thank you for choosing the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn as one of your favorite Best Westerns. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. At your Service, Curtis

"Great value in the off season"

5
Bruce M, Carlsbad, California 09/03/2018

We visited on a Saturday night before driving into the national park the next morning. Join Best Western Reward program for preferential rates and upgrades if available. This property consists of a large restaurant, lobby and gift shop, and several two story buildings nestled in pines and gardens. Our room (208) was upstairs (view) but the entrance was level with parking! The view was pretty and we never felt like we were crowded, The included breakfast has a hot buffet and a selection of continental items as well. Overall, it was fine. A great value as a first or last night of a Yosemite trip.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Bruce M, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect "

5
mirub08, Montevideo, Uruguay 24/02/2018

We had a family room that was perfect for us. 3 queen beds. Very comfortable. The inside pool is small but we enjoyed it and the spa. The employees were very helpful. Very nice place. In winter it is an hour and a half of Yosemite. The breakfast is very good.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello mirub08, A perfect stay is what we strive for here, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"House hunting"

5
dawsonmb5, Dublin, California 22/02/2018

We just loved the whole experience of Oakhurst ! The room was nice and the restuarant was so yummy ! Sitting in the lounge by the fire on a cold evening eating awesome burgers and onion rings ! Very friendly and helpful staff greeted us upon arrival and check out ! We are returning with our kids the end of the month and plan to check out the indoor pool . Thank you for making our retirement house search so pleasant and convenient !

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello dawsonmb5, That's good news that you had a great experience with the hotel and restaurant. The restaurant has been under new management for the past year and there are many exciting changes on the way. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best of luck with your house search. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent stay"

5
trekdean, Redondo Beach, CA 21/02/2018

Well appointed quality motel. Had everything we needed plus a very good breakfast. Parking is very convenient. Check in was quick and efficient. Staff was friendly and made sure we were taken care of.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello trekdean, Thank you for the great review. We hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay. At your service, Curtis

"Booked a Room for free, via Credit Card Incentive Points"

5
Chuck S, Los Angeles, California 21/02/2018

This Best Western is located conveniently near a supermarket, several gas stations, and fast food restaurants. Navigation estimates it will take an hour and 20 minutes to drive into Yosemite's Visitor Center, but it can be done in 55 minutes ~ hour if you drive briskly enough. Hotel staff is very helpful and kind, and will point out where you need to park to get into your room. All the rooms are spread out, and you will likely need to drive a minute or two to be near your room. There's an available swimming pool and hot tub. Our free stay included breakfast. Breakfast consists of a self-serve buffet. There's danishes, toast, orange juice, various fruits, coffee, cereal, bacon, sausage, etc. Also, you can make your own pancakes and waffles on the spot. The waffle iron is self-serve as well. Rooms are also spacious enough, includes a coffee maker, and everything you need for a restful night.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Chuck S, Thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit the Yosemite area. At your service, Curits

"Homely Feel"

5
Nuttie710, Camden, Australia 20/02/2018

We stayed for 2 nights in a 2 room suite, with 2 doubles in each, so both kids could have their own beds. Yes the rooms are dated, but that's the charm of this place. It is neat, tidy and most of all clean. It is a great base to head out to Yosemite for the day. The breakfast was the best breakfast we had in any of our accommodations during our travels, heaps of variety and plenty of it. Value for money at this place is AAA+, the only problem is that we stayed for 2 nights and not more, would love to check out the town of Oakhurst, so we'll be back someday. The restaurant/bar next door (where breakfast is served) is great too, we ate both nights there, maybe that might be a different review, put it here too.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Nuttie710, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Very pleasant place to stay in Oakhurst"

5
bobcardio, San Francisco, California 19/02/2018

We had a very large and comfortable room up the hill in the back of the property. It was clean and quiet. Staff from reception to maid service very friendly. Definitely a good place to stay if visiting the area or looking for someplace with good access to Yosemite itself. We stayed off season and prices were very good,.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Bobcardio, Thank you for the great review. At your service, Curtis

"Great Location"

5
Lynnshire, Ridgecrest, California, Usa 13/02/2018

Even though this is situated right on the main road, the grounds are beautifully designed to feel like you are in the country. Clean and comfortable room (we had a family unit which included 3 queen beds in 2 rooms). The kind of room amenities you expect from a Best Western. Hot breakfast (with a waffle maker - always a favourite).

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Lynnshire, Thank you for the great review. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit the area. At your service, Curtis

"Location Ideal, pool and hot tub quite nice"

4
Fred W, San Francisco, California 08/02/2018

This Best Western is located close to the south entrance of Yosemite, and makes for a nice staging location for the park if you live a distance away. The rooms are nice, and the pool and hot tub area is really a treat. I found the included breakfast to be crowded and lackluster with possibly the worst coffee I had tasted in months, and did not eat dinner on site, but there are many close by restaurants and a Starbucks up the road. But, for the price and location and upkeep of the rooms and nice public spaces, the hotel is idea.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Fred W, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We have been upgrading our breakfast based on the feedback we receive from our valued guests. We currently offer pancakes, waffles, freshly cut fruit salad, scrambled eggs with vegetables, bacon or sausage, biscuits and gravy, warm tortillas for burritos, pastries, yogurt, and cereal. We also recently removed paper plates and replaced with real plates and silverware to help create the best experience possible. I apologize for the coffee. We recently made a change, but we will keep continue make changes until we find a blend with more flavor. At your service, Curtis

"Really great "

5
Judy L, Arroyo Grande, California 07/02/2018

This is a nice place to kick back at. The free breakfast was hot & nice. There were many options. The room was nice, but not spectacular. The indoor pool was nice. I would highly recommend this place for family or couples.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Judy L, Thank you for the great review, and for recommending the hotel to others. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Beautiful Hotel"

5
Kimksp, North Shore, New Zealand 05/02/2018

This place was great The rooms were lovely and clean. Staff were helpful and plenty of parking. Close to shops. It was a great place to stay on our way to Yosemite. The breakfast was also great. We would definitely stay here again

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Kimksp, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent service and location"

5
leigh1357, Bristol, United Kingdom 31/01/2018

Stayed at this hotel while visiting Yosemite for a couple of days. The drive to the South Gate was around 30 minutes with another 30 minutes from there into the valley. The hotel was kept in good condition and clean. Whilst the bathroom was a bit dated this did not bother us as the room was keep and had a good shower. Only slight two issues was that our neighbours were very loud until around 10pm, although because the noise didnt continue until after then we didnt say anything. Also when we had rain there was a constant dripping noise onto the balcony. These were both minor and did not effect me giving it a 5 star rating. Breakfast was good and situated in the bar/restaurant joining the hotel.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello leigh1357, Thank you for the great review. I apologize for the noise from neighbors, but I'm glad there were no issues after 10pm. It would have been our pleasure to intervene if it continued. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Gem of a hotel. I love the friendly staff"

5
User 29/01/2018

This hotel is a true gem. We are going to Yosemite in the morning and wanted a comfortable place to stay. Got better than that. Everything you need including indoor pool and more. I must say that after driving most of the day, having a nice friendly person to deal with behind the counter makes a huge difference. Tyler was just that. Great place!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello shaya f, That's great news that you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to celebrating your positive feedback with the front desk. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent location, great breakfast"

5
User 25/01/2018

Pros:village like property, real unique feel. Located in the town of oakhurst, just a short hour and a half drive to Yosemite valley. The staff are friendly, and the breakfast was excellent. Anytime a property spices up the typical best western breakfast is a huge plus. Cons: my brothers bed had a little bit of dirt on the sheets and our satellite tv did not function properly- blurry screen. I won't cry about it. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

"A jewel for Best Western"

4
R S, Peshtigo, Wisconsin 24/01/2018

I can't believe this is a chain motel. This place is fantastic. We stayed here for its proximity to Yosemite. It's on the side of a hill so walking can be a little tiring but it's also part of its charm. The rooms were very clean and updated and all of the staff very friendly and helpful. We also ate breakfast and supper in the dining room and the food was A+. It's surrounded by trees and the smells drifting into the room was very enjoyable. We will definitely stay here again!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello R S, Thank you for the great review. One of the advantages of Best Western is the ability to operate outside of the typical hotel box. The Best West Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn has 7 separate guest room buildings located on a beautifully landscaped hill. There are 2 BBQ areas, a playground, fitness room, an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi open year-round, and a seasonal outdoor pool and Jacuzzi that opens during the summer months. I am glad you enjoyed our hot complimentary breakfast in the morning, and the full service restaurant and bar in the evening. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Second Visit"

5
Jenniferammari, Turlock, California 21/01/2018

This is a fantastic hotel! It's about 30 minutes from the South entrance to Yosemite. Centrally located in Oakhurst right down the street from a couple grocery stores and tons of places to eat. This was our second visit to the Best western in Oakhurst. We get the family room, which is one room with a queen bed and the second room has two queen beds. The rooms are separated by the restroom and a kitchenette with a sink, microwave and fridge. There is an outside patio with chairs and table, overlooking a beautiful landscape. The indoor pool and spa are HEATED! They are totally clean and beautiful and my kids enjoy it so much.The people who work here are fabulous- one night we walked to the pool to swim and came back to our room (soaking wet of course) in 40 degree weather, only to find out our room key does not work. We also left out car keys in the room so we couldnt drive down to the lobby. We called the front desk on our cell phone and the girl drove up as fast as she could with a replacement key. It was really awesome and she was so nice!!!! We appreciated it so much. The breakfast buffet is awesome!! It is located in the hotel restaurant. There were scrambled eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, make your own burrito bar, make your own waffles and pancakes, along with all the normal food like cereal, muffins, etc. Great coffee too!!! The only problem we encountered was when we were checking out of our room and the housekeeping staff was overheard complaining that we had gotten a late checkout and when were we going to be leaving. But that was just a tiny thing that happened on such a great trip. We will be back!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for sharing your experience during your second stay with us. While it's great news that you enjoyed your stay, I deeply apologize for the housekeeper's conversation outside your guest room. I did share your feedback with the housekeeping department. They wanted me to apologize on their behalf. We are fortunate to have amazing employees in all departments that truly care about our guests. We have used your valuable feedback as a training tool to ensure we continue to create the best experience possible. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Nice place"

4
TSmithNZ2012, Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand 17/01/2018

We were on our Honeymoon, we were in a lovely room, but it was 2x Double beds. We are used to a King bed at home (not offered at this hotel, unfortunately) and we ended up in separate beds. The hotel and facilities were great, Including breakfast daily, and close to other facilities in the town. The onsite pools and Hot tub was great :)

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello TSmithNZ2012, I apologize that we did not have a room with 1 king bed available when you made your reservation, or when you checked in. We do not have any double sized beds, but a majority of our rooms do have 2 queen sized beds. Most of our rooms are large enough to accommodate 2 queen beds that allow for flexibility for both families and couples. I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast, indoor pool, and hot tub. At your service, Curtis

"Terrific location!"

5
travelpluskids, Asheville, North Carolina 15/01/2018

We stayed here for several nights while visiting Yosemite National Park. We loved the location to get up and enter the park early in the morning. We did not have the breakfast but heard it was delicious. We were given "to go breakfast bags" since we left for the the Park before dawn each morning. The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and my children loved the pool! The rooms were a little dated but had beautiful paintings of Yosemite, which I loved. I feel the rate was a great value for the location.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello travelpluskids, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are fortunate to be located within 16 miles to the main entrance of Yosemite, and slightly over an hour drive to the valley. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Good and Clean hotel"

5
Paramita P, Bengaluru, India 10/01/2018

2 nights stay on our road trip, very good location, hotel room is clean, have microwave and fridge. Comfortable bed, good breakfast, free parking facility.No lifts.Overall decent stay and served my purpose.Staffs were friendly.

"Amazing place to stay"

5
User 09/01/2018

We decided to stay here for 3 nights after a long trip with one-night-stay hotels and it was our best choice. We booked family suit (3 beds) for 3 of us. One bed is located in a separate room right next to the entrance (there is no internal door), two others are in the second room and there is internal door to close for privacy. All stuff are friendly. Breakfast is nice, and women in local restaurant is really helpful. Try their soups and burgers - they are really tasteful. Territory is beautiful too and we had nice garden view from our 405 apartment.

"We'll be back!!"

5
michellemI1417SL, Long Beach, California 06/01/2018

Love seeing the beautiful gray squirrels and strolling deer on property! The on-site breakfast is fabulous with many choices (eggs, bacon, biscuits, gravy, cereal, pancakes, waffles, fruit, juices & coffee plus more!) & love that they moved it to the restaurant!

"Good clean hotel"

4
stevesE4914SO, Perth, Australia 06/01/2018

Good location away from Yosemite 1 hr drive into the park but much cheaper than staying in the park Room was good and clean Restaurant was reasonably priced and really friendly staff Breakfast was also good and quality and variety was also good

"Excellent "

5
User 05/01/2018

Stayed here overnight on our way to the National Park. Great location and excellent value for money. Staff were really friendly with effortless check in. Food in the restaurant was really good and the included breakfast was very welcome ?? Rooms were spacious and clean. The pool and hottub ammenities were pretty good too Would definitely recommend for families.

"Very pretty!"

4
cas_bridges21, Fresno, California 04/01/2018

Very nice hotel! Clean and friendly staff. The entire grounds are covered in vegetation and all buildings are surrounded by trees. Housekeeping left a very nice note after they cleaned our room wishing us a great New Year. There is plenty of restaurants near the hotel.

"I Really Like This Hotel"

5
milocatrulz, Colton, California 04/01/2018

This is a very nice hotel. Pool and spa are enclosed, but the spa was too crowded for us. The landscaping and hotel are very nice. The staff was also very nice. Downside was we had to carry all of our luggage up a flight of stairs.

"Beautiful property"

4
shar0nc56, Ventura, California 04/01/2018

We were there in December. The grounds are very pretty and the rooms were quite nice and very reasonably priced. The only issue we had was Internet was a bit slow but part of that can be level of cell service (how many “bars” you have on phone or iPad). Staff was friendly.

"Good hotel"

4
User 04/01/2018

Indoor swimming pool and spa is the key for family stay, especially in the winter season. We also love the restaurant nearby the hotel. Good view for the breakfast in the restaurant. Good location to stay before going to Yosemite National Park.

"Great family option"

5
J2385SZsarahh, San Luis Obispo, United States 03/01/2018

We stay at this hotel nearly every year when we go to Yosemite for New Years. We like the indoor pool and complimentary hot breakfast. Their 2 room suite is affordable and perfect for our family. The hotel could use some updating, but for the price it is an excellent option and I would definitely recommend.

"A retreat setting in the midst of tall trees/beauty"

5
K8866ORmaryt, United States 28/12/2017

We were reminded of our favorite retreat places! There are tall evergreen trees and walking paths, waterfalls, and picnic tables for conversation. What a pleasant surprise! The spa and indoor pool as well as exercise room were also unexpected additions for our stay. We shall stay here again.

"Yosemite"

5
O4299QZjosephc, Traverse City, United States 27/12/2017

Beautiful town, close to entrance of Yosemite. Great place to start the long trip there. Alot of switch backs on road ahead, you don't want to drive it at night. Nice views and balcony. Felt seculded in the woods, even though in town. The pillows on our beds needed to be replaced.

"Last Minute Stay"

5
Gene R, Visalia, California 25/12/2017

Our Christmas visit to Coarsegold to be with all the kids and grandkids wound up going longer than we had planned. We try to avoid driving at night whenever possible, so we called Best Western. They set us up in a 3 queen bed suite for a very reasonable price. We're glad there was a Best Western so close to my daughter's house.

"Pleasant stay"

4
4 Joyful Travel, Riverside, CA 22/12/2017

After a fast and friendly check-in, we went to our large room with two comfortable king beds, chairs and two tables, mini-fridge with freezer, microwave, and sink. Our family of four appreciated the space. The furniture and decor were oldish but pleasant. The room was well lit, with a painted mural of Yosemite. The bathroom was also well lit, with lots of counter space and a good shower head. We could hear people walking on the floor above us, but we ended up having a quiet night. We had a good breakfast with hot and cold items, including great biscuits and gravy, and eggs that were NOT processed.

"Hotel"

5
Deborah A, Corcoran, California 22/12/2017

The hotel was very well maintained. Beautifully landscaped by nature. Front desk was very polite and helpful in answering my questions and checking us in. Our room was very clean and ammenties were to our satisfaction.

"Good value"

5
YoYo1971, Singapore 21/12/2017

Good value for money. Good location when going out of the park, next to several restaurants. We arrived a family of 4, the room was big and fitted all of us. Parking was just next to the room which was big plus. The hotel staff were friendly.

"Warm stay in luxury "

5
Sophie C, Melbourne, Australia 21/12/2017

We stayed here for one night during our road trip of California. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we had booked for longer. The premises is very pretty and well maintained. Our accommodation was so clean and spacious, warm and cosy and well appointed and exceeded our expectations. The staff were friendly and helpful, the restaurant meal was great and the buffet breakfast adequate. In terms of pricing, in comparison to other motels we have stayed in the States at a similar price, this one was miles ahead of the rest. Value for money!!

"We loved the murals of Yosemite!"

4
CA94619, Northern California 20/12/2017

This hotel is spread in small units of about three rooms apiece over the hill above reception. The decor is lovely - there are beautiful murals of Yosemite in the reception area, and there was one in our room. We presume that the other rooms have similar murals. The hotel it is well run, and we found the staff to be helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The breakfast was excellent.

"Great location, very good breakfast..."

4
mikkimikkiSVK, Prague, Czech Republic 18/12/2017

Hotel is located close to Yosemite NP in the town of Oakhurst. The hotel has nice and spacy rooms, beautiful reception and friendly staff. I really liked breakfast because I expected breakfast only in style "donuts and bagels."

"Oakhurst"

5
Juan D, South San Francisco, California 18/12/2017

The hotel is located in the gateway of Yosemite where there going to open the Big Trees by the summer. The front desk met me with open arms and was very friendly. The restaurant and bar was an awesome place to eat and relax to music while you eat and have drinks. The layout of the property impressed my wife and I. It looked like the surrounding environment. The room was very clean and it has a balcony where you can sit outside with a nice view.

"Great weekend getaway"

5
Sarah S, Pismo Beach, California 13/12/2017

Love this place. Clean, comfy beds, great breakfast and friendly staff. The Indoor pool and Jacuzzi were perfect after a long day up at Yosemite, which is only 15 miles away. The bar was a fun lil happening spot on Thursday night for football and drinks...pet friendly also!! Great stay!!!!

"Excellent!"

5
Portia59, Surrey, England 13/12/2017

We stayed here for 3 nights on our recent road trip through California. Originally we were booked for 2 nights but liked it so much we stayed an extra day. We had a room right at the back of the property which was large and had a lovely view. The breakfast was excellent for the USA and we stayed every night for the evening meals as they were so good. We would put in an extra word for the waitress Caitlyn who served us every night and was a total joy. All the staff very helpful and knowledgeable about our trip to Yosemite. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

"Lovely setting. Welcoming"

5
matthewcH7727NA, Sydney, Australia 12/12/2017

I would have extended our stay but for previous arrangements. The property presentation and setting is lovely. All staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean. Parking was easy and close to room. Our room had a balcony with s view over the town.

"Enjoyed my stay"

5
peskykitty, San Diego, California 12/12/2017

This is a great property near Yosemite. Large, landscaped, peaceful location. Large pool for relaxing. Near restaurants. I found it really good for the general area around Yosemite. Right on the highway so easy to find and easy to get going in the morning.

"Perfect for a visit to the Chuckchansi Casino"

5
Renee_Elisse, Patterson, California 08/12/2017

We stayed here because we went to a late night show at the casino and were looking for a place less expensive than the resort. Other than the outdated decor, we all loved our stay. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were cozy. The breakfast was awesome.

"Winter in Oakhurst"

5
philipt978, Fresno, United States 07/12/2017

The staff is friendly & helpful. The rooms are a good value for the price. The views can be absolutely stunning. My wife forgot her wedding ring in our room. We had been gone about an hour when she realized her mistake. Fortunately we were still in Oakhurst (visiting family) so we dropped back in…and housekeeping had just delivered my wife's ring to the front desk! A word of caution about breakfast: the food is fine. Typical free breakfast buffet, although the biscuits & gravy were really good. But the coffee was dreadful. Seriously: Top up at Starbucks (a block down the road). Overall a great spot.

"Birthday Trip to Yosemite"

4
Bob A, Torrance, California 04/12/2017

We've stayed at this hotel many times as our first night before Yosemite. Convenient location to the NP so we can be on the valley floor easily by noon the next day. Now that the hotel owns the restaurant next door, we tried it and were very pleased with the quality of the food and the service. We'll try it again the next time we stop in Oakhurst.

"Dina Hinas 2017 Holiday gathering"

5
758normae, dinuba, United States 04/12/2017

Our traditional Dina Hina Christmas gathering was a huge success again. The customer service when we arrived was great. They offer great breakfast. The rooms were nice and comfortable. The area was close to areas that you could go and have a nice evening.

"Feels more like a resort than a hotel"

5
Billie F, Martinez, California, United States 03/12/2017

The hotel is spread out over several acres with lots of trees. The room was nicely appointed, clean and had a beautiful mural on the wall. Staff in the hotel and restaurant are friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was better than most Best Westerns we have stayed at. Enjoyed this hotel, we hope to return someday in the future.

"Weekend Getaway"

4
Ronnie B, Fresno, United States 01/12/2017

Although we only live 45 minutes from Oakhurst we wanted a nice place to getaway for a night and relax after visiting friends at another hotel. We found that breakfast was included and along with reasonable rates we chose to stay at the Gateway Inn when rather than drive back to Fresno late in the evening. Very happy with the variety of places to eat nearby in the town of Oakhurst.

"Pleasantly Surprised"

5
Alicia G, Pasadena, California 29/11/2017

I was looking for a decent, but fairly inexpensive hotel that wasn't too far from Yosemite for my first trip to the park so I booked the Yosemite Gateway Inn. The size and quality of the room (very spacious floor layout, great internet, and a large side room where the fridge, microwave, and an additional sink were located) were far beyond what I expected when I booked the room. The fact that the hotel was only a 30 minute drive up the road to Yosemite further made this location a perfect one to stay in. I'd definitely book this hotel again on my next trip to Yosemite.

"Overall greatness"

5
Roseanna J, Gilroy, California 29/11/2017

From the moment we arrived the experience was amazing. I couldn't find anything wrong. Staff was super friendly and acknowledged you, which is always a big plus. The room was perfect and they allow little dogs so that was a huge plus! Food and drinks were super yummy.

"Best stay in Oakhurst .once we stayed here once we continue to stay here every time we go up to Yosemite."

5
Iceblkn, Klamath Falls, Oregon 27/11/2017

My family loves the location and loves the atmosphere at this hotel near shopping and great restaurants. Can't wait to come again. Would recommend to anyone coming to the area very comfortable and clean.

"November, 2017"

4
spinacheater231, San Diego, California 24/11/2017

This hotel added to our family getaway. My 12 yr olds loved the indoor pool that was in a beautiful setting. Our dog loved the park like setting set aside for dogs. Very quiet and peaceful. The staff were so nice and always had a genuine smile especially in the restaurant. It took about an hour to get to Yosemite valley but was worth it to us to have a nice place for the value with great amenities. The breakfast was beyond what I expected.

"Great get away"

5
louise j, Modesto, California 22/11/2017

Family suite is a great deal for a large family, and the indoor pool and hot tub are awesome, We stay every fall and bring 4 children and really enjoyed our stay, The added breakfast is great, we will return again soon

"Nice Hotel"

4
michaelfaitl, Los Angeles, California 19/11/2017

It might not be too impressive from the road and it`s because all the rooms are spread out over the hillside above the lobby building. I was surprised by that how big the complex actually is. But although it is large you feel like you are there alone. The buildings are separated and they have enough privacy and parking. Our rooms ( group of 8 ) came with nice balcony and the view of green trees and not the town was very refreshing. Place was very quiet although hotel was pretty full at that time. Rooms are obviously old with few updates here and there but very well kept and clean. So no complains. Staff very friendly plus they have good breakfast buffet in their restaurant. Close to Yosemite for a decent price including gym, laundry, two pools...Wouldn't mind to stay again.

"Our visit to the hotel for the first time"

5
larryj670, Yorba Linda, United States 19/11/2017

My wife and I found this to be an excellent hotel to stay at while in the Oakhusrst area. the rooms were very nice and the grounds were excellent. The staff we worked with were very professional (a special high five to Tyler) she went above and beyond to make our visit great. Without a doubt we would stay at this hotel again. we have already recommended it to several friends since we returned home.

"Great!"

5
anatgarrido, Tulum, Mexico 19/11/2017

I loved the way we were treated. We wee upgraded into a super nice room because it was our honeymoon, the personnel were very nice and the breakfast was generous and complete. For sure i would come back and recommend to friends!

"Cozy"

5
Lori A, Grover Beach, California 16/11/2017

This is our new go to place! Close to BassLake and Yosemite! What more could you ask for, very clean, restaurant on site and extremely friendly staff! We checked in around 11:30 pm and both ladies at the front desk were very friendly helpful! We're going back when the snow comes just to see how beautiful this cozy inn looks with snow!

"Good property"

4
ahmadr300, Canoga Park, United States 16/11/2017

Great property to stay. Staff are unfriendly and the breakfast was of poor quality. plenty of eateries around the area. there are nice area to walk around. The children play area is a lot of fun. More artificial landscaping needed

"oakhurst best western"

4
User 15/11/2017

great hotel, breakfast you have to be very selective to have a good quality breakfast.lovely location great staff will definately stay again. Super family rooms with gorgeous views. would highly recommend

"Ok but...."

3
schulzie2015, Noosa, Australia 14/11/2017

I have now visited this hotel 3 years in a row. I think this may be the last time. Lori was completely engrossed in her txt message on arrival and not particularly interested in checking us in. She was polite but not a good look. We stayed in a family room which appears to be the most popular, but this is where I deduct points. As these rooms are getting on in age, we could hear every flush, tap turn or shower use above us to the point it actually woke us during the night and early mornings. Rooms are looking very dated compared to others (stayed in 12 other bw hotels over last 3 weeks including remote places). Breakfast over the weekend was terrible and cold. Nothing was left by 8 am on Sunday. I would suggest getting one of the newer rooms next to the restaurant and put up with the road noise. Sorry guys, just was not impressed this time.

"Excellent choice"

5
mr_nick_z, Torrance 13/11/2017

Really nice place, nice and clean, good atmosphere. Plenty of parking. Our room had a small microwave, fridge. Breakfast was included and was the best one so far. Definitely coming back here for next Yosemite trip

"Yosemite"

5
castleonamountain, Hilo, Hawaii 09/11/2017

Very nice place to stay. It is well maintained, clean and more on the private side. Surrounded by a lot of shrubs and greenery which provides for a nice ambience. The complimentary breakfast is hard to beat.

"Very poor stay, we almost left to another hotel"

1
Daniel I, Lisbon, Portugal 07/11/2017

We stayed for one night while roadtriping through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. This was our third night while travelling. The first 2 nights we chose Rush Creek Lodge which is a far far better hotel compared to this, but we didn't know it then, and this location was better once we were moving to Kings canyon. Cons: - Decor is old and not very tasteful - furniture is very old an needing renovation. - bathroom is very very dated needing urgent renovation - overall was not very clean. We found hairs in the towels. The linen was very old and it actually seemed that one of the bed linens have not been changed!!! We almost left the room for another hotel but it was very late when we arrived, we were exhausted and we decided to stay. - the pool is very old Pros: - Staff at check in was very attentive. They actually upgraded us to a superior room (i cannot imagine what would happen if we haven't been upgraded) - Breakfast was complementary and was ok. - Room rate was 110$ which is an ok rate if you had comfort and cleanliness which was not the case.

Glenn H, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Sorry you didn't like your room. I see what I can do with the dated bathroom you mention. I will talk to cleaning staff about your review. Thanks for staying with us. Plus helping me find problems with my rooms. -Glenn

"Great place to stay whilst visiting Yosemite"

5
JLR3256, Farnham, United Kingdom 05/11/2017

This hotel was great for our two night stay. It is more of a holiday complex then a hotel, with a lovely pool, hot tub and restaurant/bar on site. The room was spacious and clean with a big comfortable bed. We were a 10 minutes drive from Bass Lake and about 30 minutes to the entrance of Yosemite (another hour gets you into the centre). I would recommend this hotel to anybody and it was our favourite stop on our two week Californian road trip.

"Disappointing"

3
penelopec64, San Jose, United States 03/11/2017

This property is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately the powers that be have not seen fit to update or refresh the rooms in keeping with the lovely surroundings. There is HIDEOUS art (and murals) on the walls, the rooms are dark and cave like, the chairs uncomfortable, the TVs don't always work and the shower head was a bit plugged up. The bedding is not nice. Best Western - SPEND SOME $$ ON MUCH NEEDED RESERVATIONS. On another note, the breakfast was unappealing, the fruit unripe and chaotically presented. We chose on the second morning of our stay to venture out to a restaurant in town. I would not stay again under these circumstances.

"Great Value"

5
User 03/11/2017

$99/night with FREE hot buffet breakfast, FREE parking and FREE Wi-Fi -- restaurant on site and excellent access to Yosemite Park entrance, Bass Lake, surrounding small historic towns and local businesses. Will definitely stay here again.

"Great hotel, restaurant not so much ..."

4
User 31/10/2017

Room and view was beautiful, bed was comfortable, hotel staff was helpful, breakfast was adequate, but eat dinner elsewhere ... restaurant meals are overpriced and small, wait staff needs more training ...

"Best in town, but"

3
bobsacerdo, Kernville, CA 31/10/2017

This is a clean, generally quiet hotel, and the best place in Oakhurst - but that's not saying much. Despite being close to Yosemite, the overall quality of hotels/motels in Oakhurst is ho-hum. There are some nicer, pricier hotels in the area, none of them a bargain. This hotel has lovely grounds, a good restaurant - not gourmet but well-prepared and tasty food and drinks - and rather dated decor. Fortunately the staff is uniformly pleasant and attentive. Suggestion: Ask for an "uphill" room, as these rooms are farther off the highway, surrounded by garden areas and have, in our experience, been more problem free than those right on the highway. Examples: When the people in the room above us used their shower, a literal rainstorm came in through the bathroom vent in our bath, wetting most of the floor and toilet, located right under the vent; Wi-fi dropped our connection several times. Have stayed here a number of times, no problems with "uphill" units. If you need to stay in Oakhurst, this is the place. If you don't mind hihg prices, there are 2 or 3 luxury places within a few miles of Oakhurst - or if on vacation, stay in Yosemite.

"Good experience"

4
brianrQ1928HN, Sedro-Woolley, United States 31/10/2017

This hotel is spread out over seven acres with very well kept grounds. It provides a lot of privacy. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Vert reasonable prices. We were impressed with their breakfast as well.

"Good Value, Good Hotel and Lovely Landscaping"

5
Silvertravelsurfer, Worthing, United Kingdom 29/10/2017

We stayed here only 1 night as it was a convenient location for an early start to Glacier Point in Yosemite, after which we moved to a hotel from which the main Yosemite Valley was more accessible. On reflection this may have been a mistake as our one night here was most enjoyable and excellent value for money. Staff were friendly and efficient, the room was comfortable, well-equipped and spotlessly clean, the location was convenient and the whole site is beautifully landscaped and with interesting features. Breakfast was satisfactory without being special in any way, but it was spoiled by a coach party who were obviously in a hurry to be ready for the departure of their coach and were rather rude. This of course is not the fault of the hotel, but made breakfast rather manic. However, we really enjoyed our 1 night here and oh and by the way, did I say that we felt that at the price we paid it represented outstanding value for money in view of the proximity to Yosemite!

"Old"

2
Jim R, Madera, California 29/10/2017

Not much to choose from in Oakhurst, unfortunately. Lobby looks great and lulls you into a false sense of security. Room was old and smelled bad. Sheets were old. Stairwells were dirty and full of cobwebs.

Glenn H, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Sorry, you weren't happy with your room. I will show this review to housekeeping and get them to clean more exterior and interior of the rooms. I will also go to laundry room and check sheet wear. Thank you for staying with us and helping me fix these issues so it doesn't happen to future guests. -Glenn

"One of the best BWs"

5
User 26/10/2017

Had a two night stay during a mid October weekend. The room and beds were great. Most rooms have a huge Yosemite painting on the wall which adds a nice touch. It is pet friendly but please do clean up after your pets which a few people we saw didn't. They have a surprisingly great free breakfast. Very filling before your long Yosemite sight seeing. Also the location is great. It is within 1-1.5 hr from the Yosemite valley, Glacier point and several other great viewing points. We didn't have dinner at the BW restaurant but that's only because there are so many great places in walking distance. Would definetley recommend this place.

"Great stay"

4
User 26/10/2017

Very friendly staff at check-in. It was convenient to have a restaurant on site for the evening. The pool was clean and stocked with towels. Bathrooms in the hotel could be a little cleaner. Close to Yosemite so the location is ideal for family trips to the National Park.

"Hotel stay"

5
User 26/10/2017

This hotel has very well kept buildings inside and out as well as the grounds. The room was very comfortable even for a pet friendly room. The restaurant had a nice variety of foods at a reasonable price. In addition, the food was exceptional.

"We Hated to Leave"

5
nanangankaw, Lancaster, PA 25/10/2017

Really, really nice BW Hotel, and reasonably priced for the level of quality. The free breakfast every day was also a pleasant surprise in regards to options offered. We changed our travel plans to go see another part of the state, thus we checked out earlier than planned. But it was very tempting to just hang out there and enjoy the hotel.

"A great value and very nice staff"

4
Jcohen54, Carpinteria, California 25/10/2017

We stayed here after our weekend in Yosemite and were pleased with the care that staff takes to make every look nice. It is a much larger place than you can tell from the street! We had a very nice room. There is an indoor pool and an outdoor pool and a nice out door hot tub. The place is beautifully landscaped, too. There is a restaurant on site, so it was very convenient. Breakfast was typical motel-type morning breakfast, but it was fine.

"Great Value"

4
Valerie W, Capitola, California 18/10/2017

I spent a night here while visiting Yosemite. The hotel is large, the front desk staff is great and there are some nice amenities. The rooms were clean, the bathroom was a bit dated, but clean (which matters way more to me). The free breakfast has lots of options. The hotel is about 30 minutes from the Yosemite entrance and another 30 minutes brings you to tunnel view. For me it was a great choice. The room had nice views of the property, there was plenty of parking and the doors all had good locks (matters to me as I was traveling alone).

"Great value"

4
E1998BJdaveg, Avondale, Pennsylvania 17/10/2017

We were very happy with the hotel. It was convenient to Yosemite National Park and very affordable for the amenities that we received. The staff was very helpful and friendly; they helped make our stay more enjoyable. We would stay here again.

"Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst, CALIFORNIA"

4
jeanmauricet2017, Oakhust, United States 16/10/2017

Very nice location and hotel. Clean rooms and plenty of space for our two dogs to run around. Extremely friendly staff all around. Good location for Bass Lake, Yosemite South entrance. Great hotel overall

"A very good hotel"

4
N5354NOgeorges, aurora, United States 16/10/2017

very good service at front desk. recommended a tour that was excellent. Go bags a great idea, especially for early morning tours. great location and excellent restaurant. The convenience of an on-site restaurant cannot be underestimated. , especially after a long day touring Yosemite.

"Good Place to start Yosemite Adventure"

4
Z9947GMchrisj, Columbus, United States 15/10/2017

Enjoyed our stay. Lobby is inviting. Nice patriotic theme. Rooms nice and quiet. Sliding door to outside was nice. Bedding comfortable. Breakfast was good and staff was courteous. Good place to begin Yosemite adventure.

"One of the Best"

5
Mike H, Phoenix, Arizona 11/10/2017

We stayed at a BW that was rated #1 in the chain in Mackinaw City. This one rivals it if not surpasses it. The setting is wonderful in the way it is laid out.The rooms have open areas to view. Everything was clean and tidy. Service was wonderful and the best part was that breakfast was held in the restaurant on the property with a full buffet. The whole restaurant was available for seating. 2 day wonderful experience

"Best of a bad lot"

3
TrueTourist, North Yorkshire 10/10/2017

On a road trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas and this was the third Best Western we stayed in. Check in was quick. Room was way to dark and appeared dingy, quite depressing. I get the dark and browns for the outdoor Yosemite feeling but it just felt too dark and overgrown. The room was relatively clean. We stayed in The Village Inn at mammoth lakes and this hotel should take a leaf out of their book. The breakfast was nice, plenty of choice. This hotel did seem the best accommodation in Oakhurst though. About a twenty minute drive to the start of Yosemite park.

"Hotel is much better than I expected!"

5
Tracey N, South Florida, Florida 09/10/2017

This hotel is excellent for the money. It has a cozy check in area. The rooms are spacious and cool. Restaurant for breakfast is excellent which is free. Restaurant for dinner is just ok but has a nice bar area with music and also has happy hour. Hotel to Yosemite is about 1 hour away and to Sequoia is 2 in a half hours away.

"Everything We Needed "

5
TNWilliam, Kingston, Tennessee 08/10/2017

We spent one night here as a transition from SEKI and Yosemite. Checkin was fast and easy. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The laundry facilities were clean and efficient allowing to wash clothes and allowing us to pack less. Breakfast was good although a little confusing.

"Terrible wifi"

3
holidaylover64, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom 07/10/2017

We had room 128 but it was very dark as there were bushes outside our window that blocked the light. The bathroom had been half refurbished but looked awful with a brown suite and grey tiles pretty yuk. Felt we were given the cheap room as booked through hotel.com. Wifi was absolutely appalling and constantly dropped out. We also used the I door pool which was supposed to be heated but I think they forgot to turn the heating on! The staff were very helpful and it wasn't too far from the park.

Glenn H, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Sorry I will take a look into wifi, I never did think of the bushes in front of your window blocking light into you room. I will cut down so light is let into room. The pool heater was broken at the time you stayed with us, I ordered parts and installed yesterday. Living in a small town getting pool parts is very tough. Thanks for telling me your room # it helps me find where the problem exists. Thanks for our help Glenn

"Adequate but not much more"

3
763bobb, La Jolla, California 06/10/2017

Best Western is a vexing brand. I have stayed at some really nice ones. This was not one of them. It's an old-style motel with two floors. The grounds are kind of charming with some nice greenery. But the structure and rooms themselves need remodeling. It's adequate for a night's stay on your way to Yosemite (which is why they are commanding prices that are 50% more than what it's worth) but ask for a top floor unit, otherwise you will hear every step your neighbors make.

"Wonderful Property"

5
torontos44, Jacksonville, Florida 05/10/2017

A great property to stay if you are going to Yosemite. Outstanding service, full breakfast daily. Rooms are quaint. Definitely would stay here again. I was actually sad to leave and go back home to real life.

"Great place (besides the location)"

5
User 03/10/2017

We came in for Yosemite. The closer places were all taken, and we got a great deal here. It's a perfect hotel - great service, nice rooms (the four of us had a wonderful time at the family room, it has 3 twin beds, microwave, mini-fridge and a little patio), two pools and two jacuzzis. Breakfast was very nice. The only problem: the distance from Yosemite. It's 1.5 hours out from Yosemite Valley, not taking into account the various traffic issues (and we're talking off-season). So my reccomendation: plan for full days in Yosemite.

"I'd return to Oakhurst just to stay at this Hotel"

5
sdsailor2016, San Diego, California 02/10/2017

I'd return to Oakhurst just to stay at this Hotel. It was a complete surprise relative to its overall architectural layout. The rooms and facilities were very clean, and the grounds were very well maintained. The staffs from housekeeping to the front desk were found to be very cordial and helpful, even when it came to finding me a way to stay and additional day when they were totally booked. The bar/lounge/restaurant again clean and well maintained. The quality of the food and preparation was less than average which was surprising. They would be a step ahead to bring someone in to assist with addressing meal/appetizer preparation.

"Best Value"

4
485arlenen, Larbert, United Kingdom 02/10/2017

We picked the Best Western Yosemite Gateway for our 3 day visit to Yosemite, part of our California Road Trip. On our arrival we found the check in process smooth and efficient, and were pleasantly surprised to find our rate included a hot buffet breakfast. Our room was well furnished, clean and well appointed, with a super comfy bed.. Wifi was reliable in all areas of the hotel and again was included in the rate. We ate in both the restaurant and bar, and found the food to be some of the best we had encountered on our travels.. The Bone in Pork Chop was too die for, and the flatbreads served in the bar are made with fresh basil, sun-dried tomato and a variety of toppings, not something we were expecting for hotel bar food. Staff are hard working and pleasant and we thought our stay was terrific value for money.

"Gateway Inn"

5
vicjm2007, Antelope, California 26/09/2017

This hotel is a fabulous place to stay. The staff is friendly, has all the amenities one would need. A tranquil setting with places to sit, relax and enjoy the serenity of the hills in the morning or afternoon. Close proximity to many eateries & with a restaurant on the grounds. It is literally the gateway to Yosemite... A great value.!!

"Great location for Yosemite valley"

4
Kerry M, Milton Keynes 25/09/2017

Check in was easy and the staff were friendly. The room was large and the beds comfy. The air con was great and much needed. It has a holiday park feel to it with the rooms all being in blocks away from the reception building. The kids loved the outdoor pool. We ate at the restaurant and had a really nice meal although the service was a bit slow and the restaurant could have done with being air conditioned. Would stay here again.

"Outstanding Place to Stay"

5
James L, Alexandria, United States 24/09/2017

The Staff was great and recommended an outstanding Mexican restaurant for dinner. The grounds were very well kept and decorated. The room was outstanding - I was on a 10 day trip and dearly wished each of my hotel stays could have been like this one.

"The hotel stole our money"

1
Gdevoogd, San Francisco, California 23/09/2017

We paid for a room for a couple of nights for our family for a wedding. Because the people in our family didn't have our credit card they were not allowed to be in the room and we lost the room we paid $500 for.

wgputnam, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Please call hotel at 559-683-2378 and ask for Ronda 7am-3pm M-F so she can find your reservation and get this problem fixed. I need to get your full name so I can see past reservation info. Thanks Glenn

"Clean. Rooms in back up hill very quiet. Dog friendly"

4
Mugsy001, Arizona 22/09/2017

Good service. Rooms up hill in back very quiet. Dog friendly. Good breakfast for a Best Western. Room was clean. Front desk staff did good job putting our ice packs (for Rx) in their freezer so we had frozen ones to start next day.

"The Best"

5
Paul H, Angels Camp 19/09/2017

I have stayed there before and would stay again and recommend it to all I know are headed that way. Our friends that traveled with us were also very happy with the accommodations. The best place to stay if you are visiting Yosemite.

"Yosemite"

5
ATCJim, Vista, California 18/09/2017

The check-in was very smooth, Kyle was very cordial rearranging the room to be close to another party. The room was quiet, spacious with all the needed amenities. The buffet style breakfast was very good with all the needed foods to start your day. There are some restaurants and shopping close.

"distance from office"

3
mauriceh545, Greenwood, United States 17/09/2017

We were in a room at the very top of the facility. Our key failed to work. Had to drive down to the office since it was so far.It was not very convenient to access the business center to use the computer.

"Yosemite bedroom"

5
Henry S, Magalia, United States 17/09/2017

This place is just perfect for a Yosemite basecamp! Nice room, great restaurant, cool town! Bass Lake also offers great recreational activities without breaking the bank. I highly recommend this property.

"Great place"

5
User 16/09/2017

A very nice Best Western. Very nice room and the staff we met were helpful and very pleasant. Great restaurant and bar. Super buffet breakfast. A nice place to stay if you are going to Yosemite. Highly recommend.

"One night stay"

5
aimer15, Pennsylvania 14/09/2017

We stayed here overnight before our trek to Yosemite. It is unlike any hotel I've been too, built into the side of a hill and into nature. That made it great in our opinion. There were different buildings on different levels of the property. We had one towards the back with a balcony (maybe all have balconies). Since we had someone in our party with breathing issues, they could not walk to the restaurant. Not a big deal to us, but maybe for some. We had dinner and breakfast (included) on the property. The dinner was better than expected and so was the breakfast! The rooms were very clean. We would absolutely stay here again.

"The best hotel in Yosemite area. Beautiful decor and cottage-like rooms."

5
User 14/09/2017

Would definitively recommend to anyone. The best hotel in Yosemite area. Beautiful decor and cottage-like rooms. Breakfast is huge and full of fresh stuff, can't believe it is complimentary but it is.

"Loved the nature feeling"

5
User 11/09/2017

Surrounded by trees and views of the mountains. Saw deer just outside the patio window in the morning. Excellent breakfast buffet and the treat of seeing mountains while you eat. All of the staff are service focused.

"Excellent Staff"

4
sonn653, Huntington Beach, California 10/09/2017

We were in Yosemite to fight the fires all week. When we were demobilized, we needed a place to rest before driving home. The cleaning staff prepared our room for an early check-in. One of the ladies went way out of her way to help me dry my last clean shirt. The restaurant staff and bartender was also very helpful. Hoping to bring my family back here for a visit once everything settle down. Thank you!

"Mosquitoes, flies and other pest in a room"

1
misuny, New Jersey 09/09/2017

Due to forest fire they had Rt41 shut down to this hotel from Yosemite Valley, which we did not know. It took us more then 5 hours to get to this hotel at middle of the night. Our room was all the way in the back building were lighting was not enough, As soon as we opened our room, we had a bad feeling about that room by it's appearance. As soon as we sat down, we saw Mosquitoes flying on our head, some on the curtain, Flies on the curtain. Some weird bugs crawling on the floor. We stayed up all night and ran out of that room and hotel early in the morning.We paid premium price for that room (Hilton price) but quality was motel grade.

wgputnam, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello misuny! We are sorry for the poor stay you experienced at the hotel. We value our guests and are concerned when they are not happy. We do experience heavy flying insects in our area. Sometimes a slider or window gets left open and they get in. We again apologize. Please, next time let us know in advance of a room location request so you could be at a lower level. We are built on a hillside so we do get requests for lower rooms. Please visit us again.

"Piece of paradise"

5
runnergma, Yucca Valley, California 07/09/2017

This property is beautiful. The rooms are very nice and clean. The restaurant has excellent service and the food was perfect. The location is very good. Walking distance to everything. Something for everyone's

"Road trip"

5
Gma_p2014, Noblesville, Indiana 06/09/2017

The room was very nice. It was tastefully decorated. The beds were very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was excellent, it was convenient to two national parks. There was several dinning options located close to this property. It is in a woodsy setting and we saw deer in front of our unit.

"Great hotel, bit far from Yosemite "

3
T R, Perth, Australia 06/09/2017

Perfectly adequate accommodation with everything you could need- gym is a bit outdated but if you are hiking every day you are probably too sore to gym anyway! Great indoor and outdoor pools. Restaurant was decent and service at the restaurant was really good. Service at the front desk was really prompt and good. Breakfast is comprehensive and great. Love the pancake machine and the great strong coffee! Two issues : - Grab and go breakfast is insufficient. The few days we left at 5.30 am, an orange and a granola bar with a bottle of water did nothing on a 15 mile hike. Maybe even the addition of a sandwich?! - This hotel is at least 1.5 hours from Yosemite entrance. If highway 41 is open, it should take about an 1.5 hrs with limited traffic. From the 120 you are looking at about 1 hour 50 mins, depending on tourist traffic. If you are planning on going my to Yosemite every day this is too far! We did 3-4 days of 4 hour round trips and it got old, fast.

"Not impressed!"

2
Vampires8AKM, Baltimore, Maryland 05/09/2017

I was not impressed with this hotel. The room was not very clean, carpets dirty, spider webs in widow in bathroom with bugs stuck in them. Shower was uncomfortable to shower in, water felt like needles hitting your skin. This place needs major upgrades to the rooms the lobby looks great and makes this place deceiving to stay at. The staff I delt with did not give me that careing welcoming feeling I got from many other hotels I stayed at.

"Great Stay at Best Western Plus!"

5
thecourrier, ontario canada 05/09/2017

We have stayed at Best Western before but never had more than a basic room. This location had a separate bedroom with 2 queen beds and another small room with one queen bed. It also had a microwave and fridge. The air conditioning worked great which we were really thankful for with 100 degree temperatures! It was clean and tidy! It also had two sinks (one outside of washroom which was helpful with multiple people in one hotel room.). The buffet breakfast was huge with many many hot and cold options and was complimentary. Tried the pool day we were leaving and water was perfect temperature! Would definitely stay here again if passing through.

"Good hotel located ~1.5 hours from Yosemite"

4
Yosi B, Herzliya, Israel 31/08/2017

Rooms are comfortable with big bed and convenient bathroom. Breakfast is very good with bakery options, pancakes, waffles , yogurt, served in a nice place. Staff was nice and helpful. Recommendations: - there are 3 options for hotels when visiting Yosemite - Staying in Yosemite valley (very convenient, limited options, expensive), Staying in a small cities outside of the entrances e.g. in Oakhurst, Mariposa, ... (it takes more than 1 hour drive in the morning and evening to get in and out, price and availability are better). the 3rd option are lodges and Inns that are only 30min from the Valley e.g in the Fish camp. if you are ok with the long drive, this hotel is a very good option - it is possible to cover all key attractions in Yosemite in 1-2 days. I recommend to take the 2 hour tour that leave from the Yosemite Lodge. Also recommended to part the car near Yosemite Lodge and to use the free Yosemite shuttle to move around the key attractions

"Lots to do"

5
Oregongirl77, Hillsboro, Oregon 31/08/2017

This hotel has plenty of recreation from an inside pool to outside with ada accessible. A place to picnic or BBQ with patio table a waterfall by it and plenty of grass to sit and read a book or picnic andcrest from sun. Laundry has 2 washers 4 dryers. Plenty of space for parking. It's one of the best hotels I've stayed in and we come every year to Oakhurst.

"Very good place"

4
606lawrencek, Redwood City, United States 31/08/2017

Not your typical Best WEstern, this place has several smaller buildings set amongst lawns, gardens, and trees. Room was clean and comfortable --A/C and ceiling fan worked fine. Not a real luxury place, but a cut above the rest at a reasonable price.

"Good hotel for Yosemite "

4
Jmmdw6, Newcastle upon Tyne 27/08/2017

Good hotel, great location - 15 mins to Yosemite entrance and just over an hour to Yosemite valley. Enjoyed the stay - hotel grounds are lovely. Room was spacious, breakfast was decent. We'd recommend the hotel, staff were helpful.

"Nice Hotel "

4
AlanChua33, Singapore, Singapore 26/08/2017

Easy to find along Highway 41. About 1-2 drive to Yosemite National Park. Big and clean room. Comfy beds. Free breakfast. Swimming pools. Restaurant and shops nearby. Fast check in. Satisfied with this Hotel.

"Value for money"

4
RACHAEL D, London, United Kingdom 24/08/2017

We opted for this hotel based on cost and convenience and on that basis were delighted with our choice. The rooms are large but extremely dated but clean. The facilities are good with an indoor and outside pool however the seating needs to be extended as ridiculously limited considering the size of the hotel. Hopefully with the new builds in the area and therefore competition they will improve this as well as other aspects. Breakfast is fine as complementary so other reviews are a surprise given this fact.

"Ok hotel, but disappointing breakfast!"

3
User 21/08/2017

The rooms are ok, although the airconditioning is as loud as a helicopter landing. Could need some freshening-up. Location is good. Breakfast is included, but it was very disappointing. Eat somewhere else!

"Close to Yosemite South entrance"

5
col2008, Long Beach, California 21/08/2017

Very Nice Hotel. Spread out property. Two pools (indoor/outdoor) which is very nice. Jacuzzi was great after a full day of hiking at Yosemite. Restaurant was very good. Food was much better than expected. About 30 minutes to South gate entrance. Hour + to Yosemtie valley.

"Very good place to stay before your visit to Yosimity"

5
User 21/08/2017

This hotel has a very big territory with different kind of rooms. We had a huge room with 2 double beds. Breakfast was excellent with choice of the hot dishes, served in the main dining room. Dinner in the hotel's restaurant was great and delicious as well.

"Hotel an hour from Yosemite"

4
Helen P, Hastings, United Kingdom 19/08/2017

We stayed one night here, we should have stayed longer. We chose this hotel as we thought it was close to Yosemite, but it was a good hours drive. Leave early in the morning to go to the park as we were advised by the staff at check in. The hotel room was clean comfortable, with 3 large beds, we had a room for myself , husband and our son. We had an apartment really with the bedrooms divided by a wall. It had a kitchenette with microwave , fridge. It also had a pool , laundrette and a small restaurant. We had two televisions in the separate parts of the room but only one worked. All restaurants close by 9.00 pm, including the one at the hotel. The breakfast was disappointing, self service, but they ran out of things very quickly. No fresh juice, but the eggs were good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again.

"Old motel - really bad breakfast"

2
Slaikjaer, Blaavand, Denmark 15/08/2017

The surroundings are really beautiful, but the motel is very dated and in need of renovation. The pool area had dirt, hair and old bandages all over the place. The breakfast was absolutely disgusting. The restaurant was dirty. Not the best place in town at all.

"A treat before and after the real treat in Yosemite"

5
S9761YOdavidp, Flimwell, United Kingdom 12/08/2017

This is a well appointed, well maintained and superbly clean hotel with good amenities and a helpful, caring staff who are happy to go the extra mile to assist you. The onsite restaurant is highly recommended too, all in all an excellent place to stay if you plan to spend anytime touring around the Yosemite area.

"Yosemite NP Visit"

4
Alanhimmelstein, San Antonio, Texas 09/08/2017

We booked our stay at this inn for a three day stay in Yosemite National Park. This is an older facility as most in the area are. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Air conditioning worked quite well and was necessary as the temps were in the low 100s during our stay. Breakfast was good and served in the inn dining room. Guest laundry facilities were okay but not enough for a full house at the inn. Long waits to get a washer. The drive to Yosemite was about 30 minutes to the South Gate but then another 45-60 minutes to the Valley. Not many choices on lodging close in to the park.

"Good value for money"

4
Amanda4471, Sittingbourne, United Kingdom 08/08/2017

This hotel is clean and comfortable with huge rooms (ours had 3 double beds). The swimming pool area is quite small and could use a few more sun beds but is great to cool off after a day in Yosemite. The free breakfast is fairly good. The decor is dated but overall this hotel provides great value for money for a family stay.

"Good stop between Sequoia and Yosemite"

4
TractorDoc76, Ashland, Ohio 08/08/2017

Had honestly hoped for a little more given past reviews and pictures from the hotel website; but a good stay nonetheless. There had been some remodeling going on and all the older furniture was for sale in front of the hotel garage sale style. . . we were also tucked in one of the downstairs rooms -- seemed like a cave. Had a good nights rest and that is what is important!

"Yosemite Best Western"

4
User 08/08/2017

It's the best place to stay in the Oakhurst area, 15 miles to the south gate of Yosemite. New beds and carpet, clean rooms. The staff were helpful and professionals. Can't comment about the hotels in right in Yosemite because I did not see them.

"Weekend getaway"

5
M1835GXdons, Los Angeles, United States 07/08/2017

Above average best Western. Very lodge feel. Two pools, 1 indoor and 1 outdoor, plus jacuzzi. Included breakfast was standard breakfast fare, but slightly better than most. Would definitely stay there again.

"Ok but very dated!"

4
SteveFussy, Dalgety Bay, Fife 01/08/2017

Stayed here for 1 night on 6th July with my wife and son. Arrived late after getting delayed in Yosemite (traffic terrible there!). Checkin was pretty flawless but the room allocated was at the top of a hill (which we drove) but then down some really steep steps which we struggled with the cases and baggage. The room was clean but dated (pink bathroom suite!). Everything worked and things like a microwave, fridge and wifi were complementary. Beds comfy, noise levels ok. Outdoor pool was very small but I guess it did the trick. We didn't use the indoor pool. Breakfast was included and had a wide range of options such a pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon plus cold items. Felt a bit chaotic with staff struggling to keep everything replenished but we got there in the end. It wasn't bad, we just felt it was overpriced at $200 plus when tax was added. Sure it's sort of near Yosemite Valley but not that near. (90 min drive without traffic) and Oakhurst is not great in itself, I prefer Mariposa. If you can pick it up cheap I'd go for it but in July it was as very expensive for the location in my view. We followed TripAdvisor reviews and eat at the Southgate Brewery. Definitely the right decision. Both beer and food excellent. Service was prompt and good. Would look at Mariposa next time or maybe nearer the valley.

"A wonderful visit in Yosemite"

5
Jaicee82, Sydney, Australia 29/07/2017

We chose the Yosemite Gateway Inn on advice that staying just outside the park would give better accommodation and dining options - and they weren't wrong! Our room was large and well appointed. The complimentary breakfast options were great and filled us up for a busy day in the park. While most of our days were spent in the park itself, there was no shortage of wonderful dining options. The Southgate Brewing Company and El Cid Mexican were wonderful!

"In desperate need of a renovation "

3
Beatriz A, San Diego, California 29/07/2017

The lower rating is due to the rooms in a serious need for updating. The lobby is cute and the facilities are big. There was continental breakfast included. However, the bed was small, the carpet was dirty, the towels were old and rough. The sink plug wouldn't come up and had to hold it up manually for water to flow. For a $200 per night I would have expected a nicer room. Very disappointed.

wgputnam, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. We are in the process of updating our rooms. Bill Putnam, GM

"Recommend hands down."

5
armandoa417, Murrieta, California 27/07/2017

To be honest we didn't think our stay here was going to be good, but it proved us wrong everything to the rooms to breakfast was the best. After spending our day at Yosemite national park to rest was hands down the best stay

"Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst, CALIFORNIA"

5
gregt913, Temecula 27/07/2017

The hotel was nice, restaurant-bar was good and at the same location. Room was nice, location was close to Yosemite and to all other amenities not located within Yosemite NP. We would definitely stay at this hotel again, prices do change with the seasons also so expect to them to be average with all the other places during the peak time of the year for Yosemite.

"Great start to our Yosemite visit!"

4
TravelBugMama18, Phoenix, Arizona 26/07/2017

Our family stayed here over night on our way to Yosemite. After a long car drive, it was a nice place to stay that put us close to the southern entrance of Yosemite. The grounds were well kept; my kids walked around and swam in the pool. Parking was free and we were provided a nice breakfast in the morning. It was a nice change from so many hotels that nickel and dime every little thing! The gal running the breakfast was very friendly and helpful with our kids. The breakfast had many options, which was a nice surprise. The bathrooms aren't super up to date but the shower head and curved shower curtain road were updated fixtures.

"Beautiful Property!"

5
PaulnSharmy, Nevada City, California 24/07/2017

The grounds are beautiful. We even ran into deer walking to breakfast. The pools and hot tubs were so good after long hikes in Yosemite. It is however an hour plus from the village in Yosemite. We had our grandchildren with us and they loved it.

"Displaced by Mariposa fire"

5
vcedell, Clyde, New York 23/07/2017

My family of five was supposed to stay near Mariposa but because the town was evacuated we needed to find a place to stay for a night before we went to Yosemite. We stayed at this hotel. It was about 220.0 for the night. A little expensive as we had been camping. We were thankful however that we found a place to stay. It was clean and the room with two queen beds was nice and big. Bathroom was a big size. Breakfast was included and it was a good selection. Yosemite National Park is very close to this town. His hotel had a lot of things it offers. Indoor and outdoor pools, laundry, and a restaurant. It is right in town. We got pizza near by.

"Yosemite Family Vacation "

4
User 20/07/2017

This hotel was perfect for a family of five. We had a two bedroom suite which accommodated us perfectly. The price was right and we were about 25 mins from the entrance of the national park. However, depending which hike your going to do, there's about another hour drive to the trail head or to the village. We drove about an hour and 15 mins one way everyday for our hole 8 day visit. If I had to change it, I might have looked into camping in the actual park for a few days and then hotel for the rest of the stay. Especially because you need to arrive at the park by 6:30ish to get a parking space and not wait in traffic. The hotel is a little out dated but they are definitely doing some remodeling as far as switching out beds and furniture in the rooms . They had a nice pool and hot tub that we enjoyed after our long hikes. The complimentary breakfast was great too, although most our mornings were early and they didn't open till 6:30 so we missed it.

"Great Staff"

5
Sharon J, Thoiry, France 20/07/2017

Following the recent evacuation of Mariposa town due to wildfire we found ourselves with nowhere to stay and no belongings as all our stuff was in our hotel. We arrived at the Best Western in Oakhurst looking for a room. The hotel was fully booked but I want to congratulate the staff on their friendliness and compassion. The receptionist was advising us where else we could look for accommodation, allowing us to use the restrooms and the customer only computer and gave us internet access so we could look for somewhere to stay. With 4 kids it was a stressful time. We then went to eat at the restaurant and staff there were excellent especially Christian the manager. He could see how upset our kids were and went out of his way to make sure that we were ok. We were offered dessert on the house and this bought a smile to our kids' faces. If we ever come to California again I will definitely stay at the Best Western in Oakhurst.

"Adequate. No frills. Easy drive to Yosemite."

3
Wai Siew K, Hutton, United Kingdom 20/07/2017

Room was quite dark. The bathroom could do with updating. Liked there were 2 sinks, oneinside the bathroom and one outside next to coffee machine. Sound insulation not great. Could hear baby crying in room above. Quicker cleaning of tables after guests have finished their breakfast would be good and clearer directions for the removal of used and dirty breakfast items would be helpful. Choice of eggs at breakfast would be nice instead of just scrambled eggs. I like the automated self-service waffle and pancake machines.

"Good place to stay in the area"

4
Mct79, Ontario, California 14/07/2017

Stayed 4 nights at Best Westen Plus Yosemite. It is an easy access to Yosemite (about 30 min from the south entrance) and 10 minutes to Bass Lake. Great place to stay. I would come back here again as it is the best accommodation in the area. FYI this is a motel style Inn. Room for improvement would be more variety on their breakfast buffet.

"Excellent location to access Yosemite"

4
JLD1368, Burke, Virginia 14/07/2017

We stayed at this hotel for one night because we missed out on booking a hotel in Yosemite itself and we wanted to be close to the park. This hotel worked perfectly. The town of Oakhurst is a short drive away from the entrance to Yosemite that is closest to Mariposa Grove (which is currently closed for restoration). The town has plenty of dining, shopping and gas stations to make it a great jumping off point to Yosemite. The hotel itself is divided out into several buildings across the property. The main building holds the lobby. The building next door has the restaurant, which is where they provide their included continental breakfast which currently runs until 9:30 am. An indoor and outdoor pool are also located on the property. We did not have an opportunity to swim and overslept, so we missed breakfast as well. Check out is at 11am. Our room was at parking lot level and we were able to park right in front of our door. The hotel has apparently been doing some renovations as they were selling furniture from their parking lot and there were lots of boxes in parking spaces throughout the property. The furniture in the parking lot looked an awful lot like the furniture in our room so either ours had not been renovated yet or they were using the same style furniture. I really couldn't tell if the room was updated or not, if that tells you anything. We had a table with two chairs, a faux fireplace, a desk with chair, microwave and mini fridge and two queen beds. The room also had a ceiling fan, but we could never get it to work beyond the slightest of rotations. A long balcony ran along the back of the building, so we had a sliding glass door leading out to this shared space. The beds were very comfortable and we slept well. Biggest complaint was probably that the room felt a little humid. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

"Nice hotel"

4
Tammy H, La Grange 13/07/2017

Overall stay was good. The grounds need some work as ihe trees, shrubs,etc have gotten out of control. Our family stayed there 7 years ago and the grounds were well maintained. It would not stop me from staying there again.

"Perfect option for Yosemite"

5
681isabellet, Gent, Belgium 13/07/2017

It was my second stay in this hotel for a visit to Yosemite NP. It is quite a drive to the NP entrance, but if you want good value for money and perfect service, this hotel should be your first choice. You have free (HOT) breakfast buffet in the morning, dinner options in the restaurant and close to all you need in the town of Oakhurst.

"Need's work"

3
User 09/07/2017

The rooms we were assigned, looked nothing like the rooms that were advertised. They were very, um, "rustic". Latches were broken in sliding patio doors, bugs in ceiling light fixtures, toothpaste splatter in bath room mirror/trim. We ordered an appetizer in the on property restaurant, and it was not good. We cashed out and left. Service was slow. All of the staff at the hotel were responsive and friendly, other than the older lady checking us in, she wasn't very welcoming. Housekeeping left a note on our bed that stated, "we were unable to make your bed, due to a large number of personal items being on it". There was a shirt, pair of shorts, eyeglass case, and my wife's purse. I have never stayed in any hotel, where they don't move your items from the bed to make it up. Based on the condition of the general cleanliness and disrepair, I would chalk this up to laziness. The property is beautiful, and the outdoor pool was great, but pretty small pool and area. If you're used to updated fixtures/rooms, extra amenities and good food on property, this probably isn't your place. Try one of the B&B's or cabins, but book well in advance. I wouldn't stay there again.

wgputnam, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
We are in the process of renovating our rooms, furniture is arriving this summer and the rooms will be updated by the ned of summer. We appreciate your comments, thanks

"Great place to stay near Yosemite"

5
User 06/07/2017

The Best Western in Oakhurst was a great place for our family. Lori at the front desk was so helpful, the room was clean and updated, and all for much less than some of the higher priced accommodations closer to the park. The breakfast at the attached restaurant who was great and we highly recommend them for lunch or dinner as well. We also appreciated access to free Wi-Fi, laundry, indoor and outdoor pools, and outdoor room access close to our vehicle.

"Nice Place. Exceeded Expectations."

5
Caesar R, Wanaque, New Jersey 04/07/2017

For a place to base yourself outside of Yosemite its ideal. Plenty of good restaurant options in Oakhurst (check out south gate brewery) and a lot of stores. You won't be in the middle of no where like some of the other entry areas to Yosemite. Hotel is a little rustic - certainly isn't a luxury hotel - but it was clean and a place to crash for the night. The pool looked awesome for kids. Property is lovely. Enjoy!

"Great location"

4
Luv2Travel7723, Woodstock, Illinois 04/07/2017

Stayed here for just one night before spending the day in Yosemite. It's actually quite a large place (lots of buildings). The room was large and the bed was comfy. Bathroom was big, as well. As a side note, this is motel, where your room door opens to the outside. Breakfast was included and staff were all super friendly.

"Very good stay"

5
cln889, La Canada Flintridge, California 02/07/2017

The hotel staff very helpful. Room is somewhat outdated. Restaurant quality and service are first rate. The free breakfast alone is $15 -$20 value. We used YARTS bus to go to Yosemite. It took about 2 hours. Make sure you book "Glacial Point Tour " in advance through Yosemite National Park if you do not have a car, b/c it sold out quickly.

"Great place to stay outside Yosemite"

4
jaimeyb2017, Clovis, United States 02/07/2017

Very pleasant stay at this Hotel. Pool was very refreshing and the Breakfast was amazing! Hotel employee was very informative as we were attending a wedding in Yosemite and had never been there. Locations were time sensitive and they were very helpful and made our experience a lot less anxious.

"Superceded Our Expectations"

5
LCarolS, Monterey, California 29/06/2017

I was so pleasantly surprised. All of you were so welcoming and friendly. Sheryl, Chelsea, Drew, Lindsey, Armando, Rhonda, Bill and Laura! All of you are so special connecting with your guests. Everything was awesome! Against odds I was able to get to stay my second night with you as you were booked solid ! Rhonda and Armando made it happen. The dinner in your restaurant was great and reasonably priced. The nightcap in your lounge was so cozy. I slept peacefully and comfortably. It was fun to ride in your golf carts driven by Laura. The grounds are so beautifully kept. Breakfast was a feast, for FREE! Thanks Drew for all the love you put in your food! Chelsea, you greeted us with a sweet friendly smile! All of you were wonderful! I will be back! Thanks again for making our stay with you so memorable! Hope to see you soon!

"Wonderful Stay"

5
Richard F, Venice, Florida 29/06/2017

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in May and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious , very comfortable and clean. The lobby staff was very helpful and friendly, especially Lori, and answered any questions we had and helped us with travel directions. We will definitely stay there again if we return to the Oakhurst/Yosemite area.

"Keeps getting better"

5
WillametteWill, Willamette Valley, United States 29/06/2017

Have stayed here many times over the years and the property keeps getting better. The keep the rooms updated (they have furniture out for sale now from another recent update). The staff is very polite and attentive, just an enjoyable stay. Here is the best change since prior visits...the "Contenental" breakfast buffet was a full, free breakfast. I've eaten numerous free hotel breakfasts in the past few years and this was among the best. Well seasoned eggs and potatoes, plenty of other options and a dining area separate from the food which is much quieter and pleasant. I remember thinking, many years ago, that this BW seemed a little expensive compared to other similar lodging but it seems like the rates have not changed and the value is quite good.

"leisure travel"

5
User 29/06/2017

Very clean, attractive ,well maintained place to stay when visiting Oakhurst and Yosemite. Beds are very comfy. Wonderful food at the restaurant with !arge windows overlooking the beautiful mountains(salmon was excellent). Units aren't clustered all together but are spaced out which is nice. Some are near the outdoor pool and some are located near the indoor pool. Will stay there again when in the area.

"Very nice hotel"

5
Suzanne A, Westerly, Rhode Island, United States 28/06/2017

My husband and I had a very nice stay in this hotel after a day of hiking. The on site convenience store & pizza parlor were very nice (the pizza was excellent) and we were able to have a very relaxing evening.

"AMAZING STAY!!"

5
BestWester4ever, Milpitas, California 22/06/2017

I love this Best Western in Yosemite, Oakhurst. My family and I have stay in this particular Best Western hotel several times. Every time have been one AMAZING experience. I strongly recomment this hotel. Is always super clean, great ambiance, quite, and offer spacious rooms. The 2 bedroom suite is our family favorite.

"Great Stay! :)"

5
Nicole R, Santa Cruz, United States 22/06/2017

This is our second time staying here and both times have been wonderful! The sinks in the room need a little bit of maintenance but the front desk staff said they would take care of it. Otherwise the property is beautiful. The breakfast great! We look forward to next time. Thank you! :)

"Best Western Oakhurst Stay"

5
susanfA6327PX, Roseville, United States 21/06/2017

The hotel is beautiful, the hotel staff is very nice, the full service restaurant has a great menu, & they have a wonderful free breakfast., in fact the breakfast is the best we have ever had a any hotel.

"Perfect Hideaway/Getaway"

5
Elizabeth D, Winston Salem, North Carolina 20/06/2017

This was like a treetop getaway. I felt secluded even though there were other rooms attached. The landscaping was perfect as were the amenities. I went for an early morning swim in the outdoor pool and again felt like I was on my own oasis. It is a must if you are headed to Yosemite and don't stay in the park. It is not a long drive into Yosemite Village (maybe 30ish minutes.)

"Great place, great staff"