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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 Yosemite Gateway Inn




Hotel advantages

  • Lounges/bars
  • Complimentary full american breakfast
    Complimentary full american breakfast
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
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"Lovely 2 night stay - only wish we could have stayed longer"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 "

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"

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!"

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"

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!"

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 [email protected]! THANK YOU!!! BEST Western PLUS!!!

"Best Hotel Ever!"

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 "

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."

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"

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 "

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"

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"

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 "

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"

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!!!"

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 "

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 !"

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 "

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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...."

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"

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


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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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!"

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"

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!"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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


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."

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!"

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"

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


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


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"

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"

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 "

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."

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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!!"

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 we could use the tables outside to gather each even8ng. Perfect.

"Unique comfy hotel convenient to South entrance of Yosemite"

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"

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!"

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"

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."

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!"

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"

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"

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!"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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 !"

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"

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"

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 "

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 we ate a Mexican restaurant just down the road. Overall really nice experience!

"Gateway to Yosemite with a hearty breakfast"

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"

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"

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"

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."

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 "

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"

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"

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"

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"

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


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


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"

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.


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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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


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


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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 ."

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"

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"

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"

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


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"

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!"

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."

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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!"

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."

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."

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"

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 "

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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!"

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 "

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"

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"

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"

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"

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! "

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"

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"

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"

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 "

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 "

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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!!"

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"

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 "

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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.


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"

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 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.


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"

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 "

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!"

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..."

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."


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"

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 friendly also!! Great stay!!!!


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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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."

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"

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"

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"

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"

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.


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!


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"

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"

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...."

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"

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


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"

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"

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.


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"

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 ..."

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"

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"

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"

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!


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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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 "

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"

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 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"

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"

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)"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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.


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"

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"

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"

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"

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."

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 "

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!"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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 "

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 "

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"

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!"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!"

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"

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 "

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."

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"

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!"

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!"

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"

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 "

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"

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."

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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."

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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.


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! :)"

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"

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"

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"

User 20/06/2017

We love this property. We have always called it the Best, Best Western. The hills and tress makes it feel like the hotel was put in the middle of a forest. The staff were so helpful and friendly, Tyler was the best. She made us feel at home. Will never stay anywhere else when staying in Oakhurst. BTW the free breakfast was great.

"Very good"

Peter M, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands 16/06/2017

Very nice motel. Room is excellent and quiet. Staff kind and helpful. Location is great to visit Yosemite National Park. Breakfast generous. Only disappointing that they use paper plates and plastic cutlery. This will add greatly to the waste production, while in the room they ask to indicate whether sheets and towels should be changed or not do as to safe the environment. Seems contradictory. Solid Best Western. Recommended.

"Great Find!"

User 15/06/2017

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Yosemite. It is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated to look like a lodge. The lobby is also beautiful and has a very relaxed and comfortable feel to it. Breakfast was included, and very high end. I don't usually eat eggs on a buffet because I'm very particular, but these scrambled eggs were delicious, there were fresh peppers mixed in. I had potatoes, also delicious, not greasy, with a warm biscuit. My son had bacon, and made himself fresh pancakes! The staff at the restaurant and at check in were extremely friendly and went out of their way to ensure we were happy with our stay! If you are visiting Yosemite for the first time, be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff at check in for tips to optimise your visit. The best tip we got was to be on the road by 7:00. We were able to use our own car all day with little trouble parking. This place is a great find!

"A great hotel on the way to Yosemite."

Sharon A, St. Petersburg, United States 14/06/2017

On our trip to Yosemite we booked this Best Western Hotel for our stay. It is a large property with multiple buildings nestled in the trees behind the main building. The hotel staff were very helpful with information about the area. They have a restaurant next door where a complimentary breakfast is served every morning. There are two pools, one indoor and one outdoor plus a hot tub and workout room plus a laundry room (which could have been a little cleaner). The lobby has a beautiful fireplace and waterfall inside and free use of the computers. Our room was a little dated but had a fridge, microwave and small sink and countertop next to the microwave. It also had a small porch with chairs. The room was very clean and comfortable and when we had a problem with the TV they fixed it promptly. The breakfast was the same everyday. Scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, cereal, juice, coffee and usually oranges, apples and bananas. The location was close to many restaurants, stores and gas stations. Yosemite Village is about 1 1/2 hour drive from this hotel. Would definitely recommend staying here.

"A long drive to park"

User 13/06/2017

This was the seventh hotel on our road trip, we stayed for three nights. We again arrived early and checkin was not a problem. The hotel was set in lovely gardens. The room was large, clean we had no problems. All staff were pleasant. Breakfast was a bit packed with guessed and food could have been better. Are only gripe was it took one hour and thirty minutes to drive to centre of park making it a three hour round trip. We booked thinking it was thirty minutes drive but this is to park gates, there is another hour drive to car parking and centre of park. If we visited Yosemite agin we would stay close to park.

"Lovely surprise on Highway 41"

Thomas S, Davis, California 13/06/2017

My wife and I had a delightful stay in this Best Western Plus establishment. The staff was uniformly pleasant, friendly, and helpful. Breakfast was hot and well prepared. The breakfast variety was also quite good.

"Rustic hotel in lovely setting"

BMK15, Fleet, United Kingdom 08/06/2017

We stayed here for 3 nights 5-8th June. Had two adjoining rooms for our family trip. Hotel may be a little tired looking for some people but we enjoyed its quaintness. Rooms a good size and decent shower. Breakfast is ok with a fairly good choice for all (no bacon tho!!!) Gardens and surrounding area beautifully landscaped. No safe in rooms but you can go to reception and put stuff in a safety deposit box,mildly annoying but not major. Staff at this hotel are great, friendly and efficient and make you feel welcome at all times The ease of getting to the park from this location makes it a great place to stay, after all you shouldn't be in the rooms much and when you are its to sleep and beds are comfortable. We would stay here Again

"Beautiful Yosemite Setting"

P2934QVdavidg, Sacramento, California 08/06/2017

Great hotel with Great employees to help. Breakfast seemed endless of food items. Easy to get to the park, and back to the freeways. The staff was very helpful with the few questions I had, Next time thru, I will be here!!

"Great Customer Service!"

591shannonp, Fremont, United States 07/06/2017

The rooms were okay, the beds were clean and nice and the biggest feature was the patio outside of the rooms. They are not private but still a nice feature especially if you are on the corner (which we were). The overall grounds were nice and the customer service of the front desk was amazing. I called multiple times leading up to our stay including the day of and Linda and Shannon were very patient, friendly and helpful. Most of the positive review is for them, so thank you!

"Great: Comfort, Food, Beauty & Views"

MrsSugar23, Fresno 07/06/2017

This hotel has beautiful grounds! My bed was very comfortable. The view of the Sierra's that came with my plentiful breakfast was breathtaking! The staff is very caring and kind. The coffee is awesome!

"Total Disappointment!"

BlueSkye6, Orange County, California 03/06/2017

Not what it says it is. Pretty on the outside, ugly on the inside. Way over due for renovation and cleaning. Seems like it's stuck in a late 60's motel room. Rooms are unkept, located right on the highway, super noisy, so do your best to request rooms away from the highway. Housekeeping is poor, rooms have a terrible odor, makes it difficult to sleep. AC is loud and needing repair, breakfast, a total joke. This facility seems like it has gone for long providing the bare minimum and people paying for it. This is not representative to what I know best western to be.

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, this will be complete by the end of the year. Bill Putnam, GM

"Poor accommodations"

Q9522YZbriank, Tracy 01/06/2017

The people at the front desk were extremely helpful and polite. However, when we got into our room it was not very pleasant. The tub had a "nasty" greenish/brownish ring around the front part of the tub. Next, the toilet was like riding on a teeter-totter, it wobbled to and fro when completing your business. Then the continental breakfast. We get there just before 8:00 a.m. to eat and they are already out of yogurt. The cereal and waffles were good. I would never pay $218.00 to spend one night at this location ever again.

"Fabulous stay convenient to Yosemite"

User 31/05/2017

Beautiful grounds, friendly staff with exceptional service, comfortable beds, quiet setting, great daily breakfast, the pool area/hot tub for relaxing at the end of the day was an added bonus. The surrounding area accommodates additional dining options. All of this, is less than a 30 minute drive to Yosemite's Visitor Center. We visited in mid-May, the weather was perfect. This was a fabulous stay! BW Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn is a great choice.

"Great location with handy bar and restaurant."

slconnor63, Tucson, Arizona 29/05/2017

After traveling all day and seeing the sites at Yosemite this hotel is an oasis. The proximity to the major parks in that area of California is perfect. The town is a great place to unwind and use as a stepping stone between parks

"Recent Trip to Yosemite NP"

alit7, Jersey City, New Jersey 29/05/2017

Just returned from a multi city trip to California (our first time there). First stop was Yosemite NP and we chose the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn in Oakhurst based upon information provided on their website as well as Trip Advisor reviews. Our expectations were exceeded in all respects. The hotel and grounds are well maintained. The room (2 bedroom family room) was in good shape and super clean. Having a restaurant/lounge onsite was perfect after long days at Yosemite NP. Food and beverages were good quality and priced appropriately. Restaurant/Lounge was open relatively late so no worries about finding a place to eat/drink later in the day. All hotel staff we encountered went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and did everything they possibly could to meet/exceed our needs. The daily breakfast provided a great variety/quality and was a great way to start the day. Overall thoroughly satisfied with our stay (5/20/17 to 5/23/17).

"Great hotel"

J C, San Diego, California 29/05/2017

Have stayed here before and once again enjoyed the layout and woodland feel provided by all the trees and landscape. Room was clean and comfy, parking was readily available and there were both restaurants nearby or two grocery stores if that is what you prefer. Perfect stop on the way to Yosemite.

"Good & Bad"

Jerry E, Cambria 25/05/2017

Room was comfortable, but street noise was disturbing, The bed was comfortable and clean. The room was larger than expected. The restaurant service and food were disappointing. We ate elsewhere after the first day.

"Pricey this time of year, but very nice hotel."

fellowtraveler415, Paso Robles, California 24/05/2017

When Yosemite is full, you have to look elsewhere. Oakhurst is a good place to fill that need. My family stayed here three nights and booked a suite. We asked for a quite area, and we were given a room in a back building. It was a very nice room that was clean and the beds were comfortable. Parking was very good with no problems finding a spot. The hotel has a restaurant that is for guest during breakfast. I would give it five stars except two out of three mornings the scrambled eggs were way over cooked. Other than that it was an excellent breakfast with lots of choices. Because it is a restaurant, there was plenty of seating. Check in and out was very easy, and the staff was friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

"Roomy and Quiet"

User 23/05/2017

We chose to stay here so we could access Yosemite and we were impressed. The rooms aren't new by any means but they have a lot of new electronic additions and they are ridiculously clean. We enjoyed the restaurant and the breakfast as well. I would recommend this to anyone.

"Overnight before Yosemite"

Karen S, Palos Verdes, United States 21/05/2017

Ideal place to stay as easy to get to Yosemite. Then in am drove the windy roads into the National Park. Breakfast was excellent. The grounds were well groomed and fit into the upcoming park experience.

"Fairly nice"

LostALot22, Lombard, Illinois 20/05/2017

I stayed here for one night. It's a pretty big complex on the side of a hill. It seems pretty old but is clean. There are indoor and outdoor pools. It is located along a nice ride to Yosemite. There are places to eat all around it. I didn't like having a shared balcony with all the other room because I had to keep the drapes closed at all times. The room was fine. The 1970's style motel rooms, but again, clean. The people were nice.


charleskV1199DL, Bradenton, fl, United States 17/05/2017

Hotel is laid out more like a resort, spread out with beautiful grounds, a very nice, and reasonable, restaurant/lounge. A great breakfast, quiet comfortable room. This was a wonderful find for 2 very tired seniors, very warm and welcoming. From the attitude of the staff, to the comfort of the room, from the supper in the restaurant/ lounge to the breakfast, this hotel deserves a 10+ and a big Thank You to all involved.

"Super hotel"

debbie95407, Santa Rosa, California 16/05/2017

Great hotel to stay at if you want to go to Yosemite and not as pricy as the park is. Has a good breakfast a lot better then most hotels I have stayed at, and two pools, one indoor and one outdoor. We didn't have time to use them, but did check them out. Room was clean and quiet, also far back from road so we didn't hear any traffic. Has great wifi. They gave us a pass word, but our phones just hooked up on there own. I only wish the bed had been bigger. Thought we had asked for a queen, but got a double. We were traveling as a group of 4, and they were great at getting our rooms side by side. The staff was very friendly and helpful too. The only trouble with noise was you could hear the water being run in other rooms. Stayed two nights and over all had a great time.

"Friendly Staff"

Bea4596, Hesperia, California 16/05/2017

This hotel had a woodsy feeling on the grounds around it with lots of trees and birds chirping. The rooms were very clean with refrigerator & microwave. Their restaurant had great food for their free continental breakfast. We also ate dinner which was good. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. There was a pleasant indoor pool and jacuzzi. I recommend this place if U R passing through or going to visit Yosemite N.P. We will most definitely go back to it. Good location and it just was a nice place to stay. A must try place.

"A Beautiful Hotel"

Pam R, Lansing, Michigan 16/05/2017

We wanted a hotel close to Yosemite. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer so we could enjoy the amenities at this hotel. There is an indoor pool, fitness room, outdoor pool, a very nice complimentary breakfast, a great restaurant and bar. The resort is beautifully maintained. Our room was very comfortable. The staff was very helpful In addition, Oakhurst is a nice little town to stay in.

"Beautiful property made better by smart choices."

AWalding, Plano, TX 16/05/2017

I have stayed twice, and you will love the custom paintings and artwork of Yosemite in every room (by the owner). Clean rooms, nice people. The free breakfast is good. But make sure you stay upstairs (most buildings are 2 story), else you will hear every step. Also do not get a room with adjoining doors (else you will hear every spoken word by your neighbors). Of the hotels in the area, this is the best choice. Internet service is exceptional. Amenities are great.

"Beautiful & Comfortable close to Yosemite"

Jennifer Y, Pleasanton, California 11/05/2017

When planning a last minute trip to a place like Yosemite you hardly ever end up with fantastic accommodations, which why this Best Western will go down in history as one of the best I have ever stayed at. For starters, it's a beautiful property in it's own right- rustic, wooden, nearly alpine architecture that evokes a historic half-timbered cabin in the woods. The lobby was beautiful, with a huge river rock fireplace, a hand carved Bavarian style grandfather clock, comfortable easy chairs and rough cut redwood coffee tables; this is a lobby you can write a postcard and sip coffee in enjoyably. For rooms we were fortunate enough to upgrade our 2 queen bed room to a 3 queen bed room- thank god since we ended up being 6 adults instead of 4. The room was huge. Clearly designed for families, this spacious suite had separated bedrooms, each with their own tv and doors that close them off from the bathroom (and each other). One room contained one queen bed, the other room 2 queen beds. While sharing one bathroom between 6 adults was challenging in the morning, the hot water didn't run out and the wet bar located in the hallway connecting the three rooms made at least brushing teeth easier. The additional storage and counter stop space this provided was helpful for us to pile all our hiking gear on so walkways were open and clear of trip hazards. Beds were firm but comfortable and clean. Bathroom is dated, but clean and everything functioned well. The standard basic toiletries are provided, shampoo conditioner, bar soap and lotion. The linens were all fresh and smelled great, with plenty of towels for such a large group. I especially appreciated the mural of Toulemne meadows painted in one of the bedrooms. Our room also featured a patio facing out toward a grassy knoll and picnic area, that had the weather been warmer would have been an excellent place to sip some coffee. Other outstanding amenities onsite include indoor and outdoor pool & hot-tubs, the outdoor one being closed for the season but located in a beautifully landscaped section of the property. The outdoor hot-tub was off by itself near a rock waterfall feature with plenty of privacy from the private road. This Best Western- as featured with all properties in the US, provides a daily breakfast. However, this is not your typical continental breakfast fare. This Best Western provides a hearty breakfast worthy of some prospective hikers! Featuring fresh, made to order pancakes (courtesy of a pancake robot!), fresh yogurt with 8 toppings, oatmeal, cereals, pastries, house-made biscuits with sausage gravy and maple sausage on the side, scrambled eggs with sauteed vegetables, country potatoes and all the coffee you can drink with a creamer dispenser, you can eat to your heart's content. Bonus- their buffet breakfast is served in an actual restaurant, which in the evening has some incredible dinner options, but this means, with a large and real dining room, you will not have to wait to long for a place to sit. As for location, this property is located well outside Yosemite National park on the South Western entrance via HWY 41. It's convenient and easy to find, but be forewarned that it will take you at least an hour to get into the park via the steep and curvy single lane HWY 41. Since there are so few options closer to Yosemite, I will definitely opt to stay here again. This property has several buildings located up a progressively steep hill and with plenty of parking, but not necessarily near your building. It also will most likely be a challenge for large and/or long vehicles to park near many buildings.

"Great value!"

Domenica B, Ithaca, New York 11/05/2017

We stayed here our second night at Yosemite and I wished we had chosen this hotel for all of our visit. The room was big and they brought in a cot for my son, so the five of us could sleep comfortably. The rooms are in separate little buildings on a hillside, nicely landscaped with plants. The restaurant had surprisingly good food, and the views were lovely. Also, the complimentary continental breakfast was huge and had many choices.

"Our best experience yet"

I3989IKbrianm, Westwood, United States 11/05/2017

Every aspect of our stay at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn was great. I normally don't take the time to write reviews but wanted to for this place. The grounds are beautiful, the staff all friendly and helpful from front desk to housekeeper to waiter in the lounge. The room is spacious and has all the amenities one would expect. It is also pretty and comfortable. We brought our elderly dog and 4 month old puppy with us. So we asked for a ground floor room since our dog cannot climb up and down stairs anymore. We got one and the dog area was right outside our door. You would never know it though as it blends in with the rest of the lovely grounds around the hotel. And unexpectedly the internet was fabulous. I felt like I was at home while using it. Truly our best experience yet.

"Good value"

kimberlymanuelberrio, Lafayette, Louisiana 10/05/2017

Location, location, location. If you can't stay in Yosemite the Best Western Yosemite Gateway is the next best thing. The rooms are roomy and comfortable. You will sleep well after a long day in the park. We didn't have our bathing suits but would have enjoyed a dip in the indoor pool if we had. You can fill up on the breakfast buffet before heading into Yosemite which is about a 40 minute drive from the hotel.

"Stop over to Yosemite park"

Chloeh114, Chicago, Illinois 09/05/2017

We stay here on our way to Yosemite Park . The room was big and the beds comfortable. We were in the back so it was nice in quiet. The workout area ... Needs a lot of help and upgrading.. It was smelling and the equipment was bad. The breakfast is in a restaurant across from the hotel ... It was not good . It was a buffet .. Like your standard best western breakfast , cereal , toast, yogurt , fruit . The hot items were this scrambled eggs with salsa or something in them... Why would you not have plain eggs and than let the customer add sauces etc... To them. For what we paid for the room , the quality is not there.

"A must stay"

User 03/05/2017

The grounds were beautiful and nice to walk. Prepare for hills. We enjoyed the piano in the lobby. It was very quite and had a comfortable bed. Breakfast was great and had food for all types . I will definitely look for Best Western hotels in the future.


User 02/05/2017

We booked here for 2 nights because we couldn't get on the floor. Wasn't sure what to expect. Well It turned out we were pleasantly surprised. Bed was firm, nice atmosphere, clean, easy parking and a small kitchen to heat up left overs. The hotel was pleasant and we enjoyed our stay. Breakfast in the morning was good and it made for an enjoyable stay. The drive was an hour to park, but we kinda expected that...

"A GREAT suprise in Oakhurst."

corkyg02, Madera, California 02/05/2017

We have passed by many times, and said we should stay here. Now we know we should have stayed at the B/W Yosemite Gateway Inn all those times. It is an excellent place to stay, the rooms are well appointed, the pools are crystal clear, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds are lush and green and well maintained. It was a joy to stay here.

"Areas that need improvement"

Lex K, Rancho Cucamonga, California 02/05/2017

Room carpet had several spots. Should have a choice of pillow softness, our pillows were all too high. Should provide outside dining so that visitors who can't leave their pet in the room can take the pet with them in an outside dining.

"Great Value"

dougk1953, Chandler, Arizona 30/04/2017

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. It was a 30 to 60 minute drive to Yosemite NP, depending upon traffic. I thought the extra travel time was worth the money saved by staying at this hotel. Returning later at night, it was about a 15 drive from the park entrance to the hotel. Be sure to walk around the hotel grounds, they are wonderful. The morning breakfast was good, but a bit short staffed. We had to wait every morning for the staff to verify we were hotel guest.

"Wonderful staff, great place"

LJ007007, Los Angeles, California 27/04/2017

We stayed here off season on our trip to the Santa Train. Staff gave us a great drop in rate, they are lovely to deal with and not at all crowded!! There is a gym to keep in shape, well kept equipment, room kept at a great temp for working out. Water and towels available.

"Superb location and setting"

BerkshireWomble, Berkshire 25/04/2017

Excellent location for Yosemite NP. Pleasantly surprised at the pretty setting, room are set in various blocks located from the reception area to very set back up near the woods. Friendly and efficient check in. We were lucky to have a very quiet room right up in the treetops with a balcony overlooking the trees. Room was very spacious and clean. Microwave, sink and fridge was nice if you wanted to heat food up. Bathroom was hideous timewarp brown in need of an update but was functional. Good nights sleep had, a short stroll down to the restaurant for breakfast. It was chaotic with kids playing with the pancake machine but there was just enough seating even if we had to share a table. Good mix of hot items of scrambled egg, sausages and bacon, biscuits. Along with muffins, yogurt, cereals and fresh pancakes. Eating off paper plates and plastic cutlery? Made it feel very cheap student canteen like. A good pit stop.

"Great place to stay!"

MsMall2015, Jeffersonville, Indiana 25/04/2017

We booked this hotel for 4 nights (4/18-4/21) with plans to visit Yosemite Natl Park. It was the best decision we made! Our room was large and had 2 Queen beds, a fireplace (unexpected surprise!), large bathroom, table with 2 chairs, a desk, dresser, closet, and sliding glass doors that led to a balcony with 2 chairs and a small table. They also offer an outdoor & indoor pool & gym. Wifi worked well. The grounds are beautiful as well as the lobby. The free hot breakfast was fantastic! Many choices; scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, cereal, fruit and other choices. I would especially like to give a shout out to Amber who refreshed our room daily and left items we needed when requested. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would come back again!

"best stay ever!!"

MrL415, San Francisco, California 25/04/2017

the breakfast made this location the best place to stay for yosemite!!! also pet friendly and all the staff were very nice. price was very good also. best time to come is after april 15th. very safe area

"Great Gateway Stay"

dawne199, Camarillo, United States 25/04/2017

This hotel is a perfect place to stay if you are going to Yosemite or to Bass Lake. The rooms are comfortable and the staff are very helpful. The property is very lovely. The breakfast in the morning was a full breakfast and a definite plus!

"Excellent value, pleasant stay"

MsEarly, New York 20/04/2017

We stayed here while visiting Yosemite National Park. Perfect if you want to enjoy the southern end of the park (was an unexpectedly long an difficult drive to visit the Hetch Hetchy section of the park). We enjoyed our stay a lot and really like the Best Western chain of hotels. Very comfortable room with 2 queen beds. Really appreciated the mini-fridge and sink outside of the bathroom. Pleasant staff at the hotel. Free breakfast was much appreciated and breakfast staff handled the crowds very well. Oakhurst is a pleasant community and we're glad we stayed here. Only downside is that the wifi wasn't great. Went out once while we were there but they fixed it in the morning. Not something one can complain about. Overall recommend this hotel.

"Hidden Gem"

Justin B, Whittier, California 19/04/2017

Beautiful property, well maintained, and awesome staff!! Such a great find. Our kids LOVE the indoor pool; we love the rate, included breakfast (as of 4/11/17), cleanliness, and low-key mountain town feel. Perfect for those who cannot stay in the valley.

"Great place to stay"

robinmacl, San Diego, California 17/04/2017

Great place to stay on the way to Yosemite. Staff was extremely friendly, good food in restaurant at reasonable prices. Room was large, clean and comfortable with lots of towels. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

"Family travels"

630douglaso, BAkersfield, United States 17/04/2017

Great hotel. Children loved the pool. Older, but very nice and reasonable prices. There was a hot breakfast, but it was very crowded on the morning that we were there. The second morning we skipped breakfast. Most people would probably be happy with the selection of foods.


User 16/04/2017

We gratefully checked in to this motel after a long day's driving and sightseeing at Yosemite. It is a large establishment, our room requiring a short drive up the hill to get to! There was adequate parking but our room was down two flights of stairs, perhaps best to check with staff when checking in if you have mobility issues. We were assigned a rather large room with two Queen beds and a delightful mural of the mountains on the wall. We had the heating on most of the night as it got a bit cold, we were very grateful for the cosy room! The bathroom was a little outdated with fittings from I would guess the 90s, but perfectly clean and serviceable. I thought the shower/tub arrangement a bit unusual but hubby loved it to have a soak in the bath! Breakfast at the restaurant was pretty great, with a large variety of hot and cold food to start you day.

"Base camp for Yosemite"

Jackson W, Australia 13/04/2017

Great stay and base for visiting Yosemite. The room was a great size, clean, very warm and had an outdoor deck which was occasionally visited by squirrels. The staff were very helpful with planning Yosemite. There was a decent gym and washing facilities on site too. Took advantage of the complimentary in house breakfast which was ok.


rockinrobin6674, Riverside, California 13/04/2017

We had a great time till the maintenence guy hit my truck abd broke my rack for my mobility scooter,so not ok to be driving thay fast in the rain,the hotel is readily nice big clean great indoor pool,jacuzzi

"Nice Hotel"

Lj-OnTheGo, Santa Rosa, California 12/04/2017

Visiting Yosemite and stayed at the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, in Oakhurst. This hotel is nice and well maintained. The rooms are large and it was clean as well as the entire hotel. There is a restaurant on the property. We had a good dinner there one night and it also has a nice bar. We took a full day bus tour with Discover Yosemite and this hotel is on their pick-up list which made it very convenient. Tour was good too.

"A mixed bag"

sandieanne, Teignmouth, United Kingdom 10/04/2017

Arrived at the property & went to reception where we were served straight away. The receptionist was efficient & knowledgeable about the things we wanted to know. Our room was spacious & had two queen beds, a sitting area, fridge, microwave & nice spacious bathroom. The accommodation, towels & linen were very clean. The laundry onsite was useful. Now the negatives. The WiFi was very in & out & not very reliable, perhaps because of the area? The breakfast was an absolute disaster. It wasn't well organised & things ran out & weren't available if you went to a slightly later breakfast of 9-9.30. The pancake makers weren't working for 2 of the 3 nights we stayed. It was because the order wasn't due until the day after we left. We saw earlier customers taking fruit with them when there was nothing left for us. The 2 servers were rushed off their feet, emptying bins, clearing tables, keeping the food surfaces clean, answering customers queries & greeting & ticking off room numbers. They didn't stand a chance. The kitchen had miscalculated for the numbers of customers & didn't appear to have a contingency plan. We would stay again as it's a lovely spot, has lots going for it & very accessible to Yosemite. However, the breakfast regime need an overhaul.

"Great for families"

banchewmn, Studio City, CA 08/04/2017

We were impressed with the service and the grounds. The front desk lady was very nice and helpful. There is an indoor pool which is very nice. The grounds are beautiful. When we stayed the trees were blooming which made for some great photos opportunities. Would stay here again.

"Friendly, clean convenient"

vicHowHike, Chester, New York 08/04/2017

Stayed here for three nights while exploring Yosemite. Check in was easy. Front desk was friendly. Room was clean and looked like it was recently updated. Allowed late check-out without push-back. Walked to all shops and restaurants and pleasant stroll along stream running by the hotel. The only negative was that there was not a wide variety of breakfast offerings though there was always plenty of what was available.

"Great value & nice room!"

384kristinj, Riverside, California 06/04/2017

We were pleasantly surprised with our room. It was very spacious & the small kitchen area was a bonus. Gave us room for all of our snacks! :) The hot Breakfast had a good selection & bar was nice too!

"What's not to love"

4nyk82010, 95758 27/11/2016

The grounds are very nice. the rooms and buildings are older but in good shape. The whole property has a "charm" about it. We've been to Oakhurst to visit family many times. The hotel is perfume for meeting and dining without breaking the wallet.

"So Relaxing"

Janet C, Adelaide, Australia 24/11/2016

This was our first time to Yosemite. What a great choice of Hotels, the rooms were spacious, clean and very quiet. They had coffee in the room and the bed was very comfy after a long day trekking in the park at Yosemite. We were on the ground floor which was good especially with all our luggage as coming from Australia. Would have liked a fly screen on the door so that I could keep it open for a while, was hoping to hear some of the wild life but it wasn't to be. The restaurant served a very good breakfast, will certainly come back to this hotel if in the area again.

"Clean and friendly - Would stay again"

Pippy_x, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom 17/11/2016

I would recommend this hotel, we stayed here for a few nights while visiting Yosemite park, I stayed with my husband but was travelling in a group of friends. The room was large and clean. We had parking outside of our lodge. The staff were very friendly, and the food in the restaurant was very good.

"Lovely "

User 15/11/2016

We spent 3 nights here when we visited Sequoia and Yosemite. It's a beautiful place, and the rooms are top notch. The pool and jacuzzi are indoors and there were times we had them to ourselves. Plenty of places to eat nearby, and the local shops have an oldy worldy feel. Wifi wasn't great but the rest made up for it.

"Lots of good points"

camkwc, Cambridge 08/11/2016

Reasonable price and lovely Alpine style reception area. Room was good and bathroom large enough. Front door directly next to car parking area and back patio door opened to pleasant garden area. We tried the indoor pool and hot tub. The dining option on Sunday night was limited by only having one chef and one server, we went out for dinner. Breakfast was average.

"Beautiful setting!"

User 08/11/2016

Lovely and cozy hotel set in the hillside and surrounded by trees. Close proximity to Yosemite entrance. Felt like I was Snow White in a story book cottage. It is undergoing remodeling, but our room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Microwave and mini fridge were included. Price was amazing. Quaint little town with friendly people and business owners that go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

"Great Experience"

Michael P, Mariposa, United States 07/11/2016

The Yosemite Gateway Inn was perfect for my most recent business trip. Very good value hotel! Clean rooms, nearby eateries and VERY high-quality complimentary wifi make this a hotel that I absolutely recommend to anyone staying in the Oakhurst area.

"great stay"

91doreens, Hamilton, Canada 05/11/2016

comfortable stay ; well maintained, good sleep, helpful staff. location is close to so many amenities .staff were knowlegable of road conditions in the park which helped me plan my trip beyond. pool and restaurant on site

"Beautiful hillside setting"

janet b, San Luis Obispo, California 02/11/2016

This was our first time to stay in Oakhurst on our way to Yosemite. The Best Western's hillside woodsy setting was beautiful. We enjoyed walking around checking it out. Our favorite thing was enjoying the indoor pool. It was warm, and again there was that warm, woodsy atmosphere. The rooms are fine, not overly special, but for the price, good. There is a restaurant close by that you are given a discount towards dining. We did not use it, so can't review. There is no continental breakfast in the hotel. We did walk down to Katie's Country Kitchen. We were served by the owner who was very friendly. Also bought a quilt there. See reviews for it. We would stay stay here again and have suggested it to our family.

"What A Gem!"

Laurie P, Las Vegas, Nevada 01/11/2016

Of all the Best Western properties I have visited, this one exceeded my expectations! The grounds are rambling and beautiful. Wonderful customer service at check-in and beyond. Our room had a balcony where we could relax and watch the squirrels and deer. Added bonus was a very nice restaurant right next door! Would positively stay here again!

"Romantic and comfortable"

Advontuur, Greater Johannesburg, South Africa 01/11/2016

Tucked away but still in the middle of Oakhurst. A rustic balcony over looking the garden and part of the mountain. The rooms are clean , well serviced and comfortable. It has a a dated kitchen and bathroom but is excellently working order. The bathroom has a heater which makes the room incredibly warm and is a real treat on those cold days. It also has a microwave and fridge. This was put to great use after visiting Raleys supermarket. Foods esp the mac and cheese with lobster was yummy. The hotel is situated close to Yosemite and is well priced. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

"Good Hotel"

RANJU30, New Delhi, India 31/10/2016

It is spread out hotel near south gate of yosemite national park. Car drive to Yosemite valley is appx 1hr 20 min. Room are neat & clean & have shared balcony. Please note that there is no safety box in room, you have to deposit valuables at front desk safety box. Laundry facility available & is useful. Room service is limited.Breakfast was very good.

"Good value"

User 30/10/2016

Stayed for one night with a family of four. This is one of the best Best Western I've ever stayed close to National Park. Yosemite is about14 miles away. Room is very spacious, clean, semi renovated with new carpet. We stayed in 302 which is on top of the hill. The buildings are surrounded with trees, and have very relaxing environment. Food and service at the restaurant is excellent(with waiter Kalen). We will definitely stay at this hotel again. It is good value for the money.

"Pleasant stay"

User 29/10/2016

Excellent place to stay for a visit to Yosemite and the surrounding areas. As you would expect from a Best Western the rooms are clean and tidy, the staff were friendly and the indoor pool and spa bath were great. Very reasonable pricing too. Highly recommend this hotel. Oakhurst is a fabulous spot. Also no need to eat at the attached restaurant as there are loads to choose from in town.

"Good place to sleep after a long day at the park"

Chewbacca92, Tel Aviv, Israel 27/10/2016

This hotel is conveniently located on the highway leaving Yosemite park from the South Gate. It's a big hotel with lots of buildings and our room was in the very edge of the property. We booked a family room with three double beds, the room was very clean, had a fridge, microwave and coffee maker, 2 flat screen TV's that had a bit of a problem with reception. We didn't try any of the hotel facilities as we were there for one night only. Park access is easy as the South Gate of Yosemite is only 30 minutes away. All in all I'm glad I chose this place.

"simple, clean, old and cheap"

User 26/10/2016

Its a little tired, but simple and cheap. its very near the gate to Yosemite park and this is a bonus. Beware if you get a room such as 220 or 120 as these are next to the laundry and they start at 4 am !! I thought it would be a one off but it was not so I did not say anything until day three. the staff said that no one started at that time... I hate people that blatantly lie.. I saw them with my own eyes when I got up to take a look as the noise of emptying laundry carts was to much ..... If I had to give money dependent on the stay because of the nightly disruption I woudl have refused to pay the full amount. Dean in the bar was a wealth of information. No doubt would have been different if I was in a different room, so its really easy don't rent out rooms which have laundry next to the room...

"Simple and cheap"

User 21/10/2016

Clean but quite old, dated and noisy due to the paper thin walls. If the neighbors flush the toilet, you'll have to turn up the volume of the TV... Mattresses were way too soft, woke up with a back ache every morning. The best feature of this hotel is that it's located in a lovely well kept park with even a waterfall. Maid service is awesome, staff at the reception could be a bit more friendly.

"Close and comfortable to Yosemite"

Jerry W, Long Beach 20/10/2016

Convenient and close to Yosemite,about a 1/2 hour drive to southern entrance.NIce western themed decor in the lobby and a friendly,helpful staff. Restaurant,good food and lounge with TV's across the driveway.Watched a playoff game with a good selection of craft beers.Pleny of options within walking distance. Only downside was no free breakfast,ala BW, but plenty of options within town.

"Great Hotel"

Duwayne A, Mililani, United States 18/10/2016

The Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway was super close to the Yosemite NP. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. After a long drive it was very nice to see a friendly face. Enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

"Great Value"

Christopher C, Clovis, United States 18/10/2016

A great venue at a really good location. Friendly staff and good food. Our second stay was every bit as good as our first and we fully expect to visit this hotel again. It's proximity to Yosemite makes it the ideal location.

"Great Family Hotel near Yosemite"

travelrascel, California 17/10/2016

My family and I love this hotel. We stay here every time we head up to Yosemite. For families, I recommend booking one of the family rooms that have three queen beds. Rooms are always clean and cozy. Prices are very reasonable. There are also a number of great restaurants nearby. I think this is one of the best places in Oakhurst so bring your kids and extended family. They will love it!

"Good Night's Sleep"

Veloris M, San Fernando, CA 17/10/2016

My husband and I stayed at this location while visiting Yosemite. Got a great rate of $89/night. Lobby resembles a chalet as do the accommodations. The rooms are grouped in small L-shaped buildings creating a campus/resort feel. The indoor pool and jacuzzi are at the top of the hill (we were in Bldg. 3 (#315) and I believe there were 4 buildings total. There was also a laundry area that I didn't use. Along the way to our unit there was a small waterfall, picnic area with grills, open spaces for the kids to romp or spread out a blanket and loads of trees. There may be a special event building because, I believe, a wedding took place while we were there. The location was about 3 hours from the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles) and it was about 20-30 minutes to the South entrance of Yosemite. Due to the winding road and the refusal of slower traffic to use turnouts, an hour to Yosemite Valley can be expected. Rooms were cozy but dated but that added to the chalet/cabin feel of the whole area. Nice size room and bath with a small kitchenette complete with microwave, sink and hidden, under counter, fridge. An added bonus is a small balcony. Only two floors makes having an elevator unnecessary. Both my husband and I slept like a rock and woke up much later than usual. Lots of small restaurants in the area. We preferred to bring ours to the room, put up our feet and enjoy in private. Great staff. Friendly and upbeat. I found the attached restaurant to be unremarkable and on the one day I ate breakfast at the location, the kielbasa had a cold spot in it, my "scrambled soft" eggs were delivered "hard", my hash browns were lukewarm (as was the plate in general) and my toast was missing. The restaurant (a huge place) was not full so am unsure why the tepid food or missed item. No other meals were eaten there so I cannot attest to any improvement in lunch or dinner. There is a discount for hotel guests. I would definitely stay here again unless I could get a better price closer to the entrance. Being closer to the entrance would mean less restaurants/gas stations. You don't want to get gas inside the park. We paid almost $4/gal. I topped of my tank at every opportunity prior to entering or getting near the park.

"Great place and price is Amazing! "

SCBC1111, San Diego, California 16/10/2016

We stayed one night on our way to Yosemite. This is a quaint, cabin like feel hotel. The grounds are lovely and the rooms were spacious and clean. We had more than enough room with 2 adults, a baby and our dog. Each room has a small kitchenette with a microwave and a mini fridge. You are only about 20 minutes to the entrance of Yosemite and there are plenty of places nearby to grab food, gas, supplies etc nearby. This is a must stop on your way to Yosemite

"Nice hotel close to entrance Yosemite, value for money"

StefanVS, Evergem, Belgium 15/10/2016

We stayed one night on way to Yosemite. Spacious room, good bed. Refreshing swimming pool (especially after 3 hours drive this really did well). Friendly staff. Good food. Ideal stop on way to Yosemite, but also suitable for longer stay, in this case request a room close to swimming pool.

"Plus was only on the size"

endis, Vilnius, Lithuania 14/10/2016

We spent a night there before visiting Yosemite. It is located very convienently for southern entrance to the park. It is like a motel with indoor and outsoor pools but we had no chance for them. We arrived later in the night, the check in was quick and efficient. We were given a room with 2 queen beds out on the street so it was quite noisy starting early morning. The room itself was very huge, even with 2 queen sized beds it seemed like barn, empty and a bit outdated, not cosy at all. Bath drainage was very poor. Internet worked ok. Breakfast was not included in the rate, there is a restaurant on site. We went there in the morning, were asked to wait for 5 minutes to be seated. After 15 minutes we saw many tables undone as there was a big group having breakfast. Clearly not enough staff to manage restaurant in the breakfast hours. As nothing happened even after waiting more we left for another place in the town which was even cheapier. We were not the only ones turning around after quite a wait.

"Hotel was ok, food was great"

davidoh23, Dublin 14/10/2016

We stayed the night on the way out of Yosemite. The decor in the room was very old looking (70's) but the indoor pool was excellent. Overall the hotel was worth the very fair price they charged. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We ate in the restaurant that night and the food and service was amazing. I had the best burger i have ever eaten! Blue cheese and bacon burger. My fiance had the salmon and garlic potatoes and she loved it to! On our trip to California this has been the best food we've had so far.

"Bonnie Lingle Review"

Bonnie L, Altadena, United States 14/10/2016

The stay at Best Western Plus in Oakhurst was a wonderful experience. It was close to the south entrance to Yosemite Park, and we went to the park two days in a row. I loved the setting of the hotel, the street was not visible, only lots of trees, it was like being in a forest. We were so glad that we chose this hotel, and would recommend it to friends and family.

"Good Choice for Yosemite Visitors"

Susan L W, Delavan, Wisconsin 14/10/2016

We were traveling from WI to Yosemite & this was a good choice to stay, as it is only about 12 or 14 miles outside Yosemite. We arrived early & there was no problem with early check-in. The gal was very friendly & I had said we have been traveling at Best Westerns & could she check & see if I received the AARP discount. We hadn't, so she gave me the discount, which was nice since we were staying 2 nights. We had a Queen Suite since that was the only room available when we made the reservations. It was huge. It had 3 queen size beds & very spacious. The rooms are older, but they were very clean. They were up a hill & away from all the traffic, so it was quiet. They have a bar & restaurant onsite & offer discounted prices for breakfast, we had a drink at the bar & the bartender was very friendly & informative about the town & history. We also had dinner there & the dinner was very good~ and served with a nice presentation. The visitor information is right down the road & was very helpful.

"Lovely setting!"

janet9079, Auckland, New Zealand 13/10/2016

We loved staying here. The indoor pool and spa was a definite bonus and convenient for our room. The guy in the bar was friendly and informative about the area. Our room (318) was nice and quiet at the back of the grounds with a pretty leafy outlook. Two comfy queen beds in the generous-sized bedroom. Would definitely recommend.

"Great location after leaving Yosemite"

Pwrsharon, Long Beach, California 13/10/2016

Have stayed here before, always clean and organized. Managed to reserve a 2 room unit which works well when travelling with friends. Good pool which is welcome after busy day in the National Park. Handy restaurants apart from one on site

"Huge Rooms, Great Value"

jroland, Pleasanton, California 11/10/2016

Stayed in room 337 up at the top of this large complex. Rooms are huge with nice bar area with microwave, frig, and sink. Bathrooms are large, and the room is huge, with a small veranda also. Only thing I wished for was a way to leave the door open during the day or night to let in air. No screen door, so it would only invite bugs. Also, no free breakfast. You get a 25% discount in the restaurant on premises.

"Not what we expected!"

Jennifer J, Reno, United States 09/10/2016

We made reservations just the day before and were delighted that they had a room available. We were even more delighted at the size and comfort (it was a handicapped accessible room, and one of the newer additions so it was particularly spacious) The lobby, pool and room decor was woodsy and charming and it was a great deal for the price! We will definitely be back!

"Hotel great, restaurant not so much"

kandaps, Sandbach, United Kingdom 07/10/2016

This is a great hotel. The rooms are a generous size and well equipped we had a balcony overlooking the valley with comfy seats for sundowners (although we did get a bit of road noise). There is also a decent indoor pool which was nice and warm. Experience of the restaurant wasn't great (have posted a separate review about that).

"Great place - great location - a good choice"

User 07/10/2016

We spent three nights here and it was an ideal choice for staying outside of Yosemite NP. It was about a 90 minute drive to the park, and an exciting one at that, knowing that you're on the way to Yosemite, and that first magnificent view of the valley from just outside of the tunnel. The hotel is clean, offering a comfortable bed and room - interestingly decorated - with nice grounds. We saw some good wildlife right outside our window - deer and squirrels. Plentiful parking. Serves a real good breakfast. The staff are lovely, too.

"Clean hotel before entering Yosemite"

deepsea29c, Palm Beach FL 07/10/2016

We drove up from Sequoia National Park and stayed one night here before entering Yosemite Park. It was clean and a lot cheaper than another night's stay in the park. Near many restaurants, grocery store and gas available here too.

"Awesome and Clean"

Megan V, South San Francisco, United States 06/10/2016

I would stay here again if ever in the area. The staff was outstanding, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the location was great. The room was not outdated much and the beds were very comfy. It was also nice and quiet come night time so that was good to be able to fall right to sleep without any nonsense.

"Cosy, clean, well equipped close to Yosemite"

J H, Pacific Coast Australia, Australia 03/10/2016

My family enjoyed a couple of nights in a spacious room with a good sized, renovated bathroom and enjoyed an easy to use fireplace, soaked in a spa and enjoyed a scrumptious a la carte breakfast. This cosy Inn is in an excellent location just outside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park and one of the best view points, Glacier Point. There's a restaurant and bar onsite with no shortage of choices of drinks and food. Enjoy!

"what a pleasure to stay at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn"

User 03/10/2016

Very impressive before we even arrived, received via e-mail, directions, map (right from our home) to hotel. Upon arrival, were greeted kindly, informed of everything, shown our room, which was beautiful, staff was wonderful and friendly. Thanks for a great time.

"A good place for a short stay"

travelguy21776, fresno,ca 02/10/2016

Everything at this hotel was booked online, so my wife called and got us a room, as we came up here to have dinner at the Elderberry House. We told them that this was one of the first hotels we had ever stayed at as a couple and they managed to find us a spot. There is nothing fancy about this hotel. Hotel is a little dated, but for the most part, it is very clean. The grounds are pretty with lots of greenery and a pretty pool. The beds were comfortable and the shower worked great. We had an electric fireplace that put out a lot of heat. And the AC worked great. There was a pretty painting of Yosemite behind our beds. That was interesting. The only thing was the water had a strong sulfur smell. Not sure what that was all about. Overall, a short but nice stay.

"We got lucky with this one!!"

Jan B, Seattle, Washington 01/10/2016

We'd never been to Yosemite, so knew very little about it, which was the best approach, and what to do once there. Situated on seven acres, it's more like a resort than a hotel. The staff is knowledgeable, efficient, accommodating. They had everything we needed, including maps and advice on making the most of our stay. As for the hotel, it had great wi-fi, beautiful indoor and outdoor pools, spa, workout room. The rooms themselves were a bit dated, but super clean and spacious. There are many good restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops nearby, so Oakhurst is a very good choice. The price was most reasonable for all one gets.

"Visiting Yosimite"

Pauline M, Romford, United Kingdom 29/09/2016

We arrived at this hotel driving from San Francisco and were checked in quickly and efficiently. As we only had one whole day we were recommended to take a conducted tour, which was excellent. We pre paid this later on before going into dinner. Our room was on the ground floor as requested and was clean cool and comfortable, near to a car park so was handy for our cases. There was also an on site laundry which was great. We walked down to the adjacent restaurant after settling in and we were served by Trevor who was lovely and efficient. The food was brilliant, the menu had a good choice. We also had breakfast the next day before our early start on the pre booked tour and was served efficiently by Sheryl. She was so nice and took great care of us both mornings we were there, such a lovely lady. Brendon was our last waiter before we left and he was also very efficient and looked after us well. A lovely hotel with really good and caring staff who it seemed worked hard at looking after the guests. There was also a lovely indoor warm pool which was welcoming after a long drive and it also had a hot tub and easy steps getting into. Also the hotel rooms were very well equipped and clean, warm and comfortable. A good hotel on the outskirts of the park but if you was going on a pre booked tour, which I would thoroughly recommend, it wasn't a problem. Definitely would stay here again.


Judith B, Memphis, TN, United States 29/09/2016

Not as represented on website. Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we requested a newly renovated, quiet upstairs room in the back, with a view. The room was dark, dingy, and VERY outdated. The "view" was a driveway! Called Front Desk; after much arguing, the woman said, "it sounds like you want one of our NEW rooms." You bet we did! They moved us to their one new building (out on the street) to a ground-level, handicapped accessible room. It was decent, but nothing at all special. The door latch was broken. People upstairs seemed to be dropping bowling balls throughout the night. There are newer motels in Oakhurst. Stay in one of them. You'll be happier.

"Yosemite lodge"

MXMal550, Birmingham, United Kingdom 28/09/2016

Absolutley amazing hotel full of charm and character and really clean . We stayed for three nights and all were good . Ther was a coffee machine in the room , which always goes down well with me. There ia a nice restruant right next door which again was perfectly fine . Would certainly stay again.

"Big old rooms really far from Yosemite Valley"

Rainforestrunner, Olympic National Park, Washington 25/09/2016

Nice grounds, all on an incline--so if you have disabilities make sure you ask for a room to meet your needs. Rooms are big but old and a little funky. They are clean, just funky. (Stained toilet/curtains, a few bugs, satin bedding??) Not too many other options in the area. Just turn/cross your eyes and you will be ok. Hotel is a minimum of 1.5hrs from Yosemite, which for me is way too far and not really a good option for visiting the park. I would rather stay in a tent cabin then make the drive everyday to the hotel.

"Definitely an older Best Western"

ACEP925, Pleasanton, California 25/09/2016

This Best Western does not appear to have been updated in a long time. The location is a good base for visiting Yosemite if you want nearby supply shopping and a choice of places to eat. The hotel restaurant served a fine breakfast, but the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. Bottom line: okay if looking to visit Yosemite and need to remain on a tight budget. Otherwise, there may be other better choices closer to the park.

"Our second visit to this hotel and we thought it nicer than 3 years ago"

Peripatetic2, UK 25/09/2016

We enjoyed our couple of days here very much. The room was large, comfortable, a large bathroom with a very nice vanity unit where it was possible to have room for all toiletries. The towels are most definitely better than last time. The bed was comfy but the pillows were on the firm side, although they were kind enough to provide softer ones for us. The rooms are spread out over a larger site, giving an impression of space. There is a reasonably priced laundry room, with clean efficient machines. The restaurant gives 25% discount for breakfast. Would recommend the hotel as a good place to stay.

"Close not enough"

Eagleron, Bradenton, Florida 25/09/2016

We enjoy staying at Best Western Hotels during our travels. They are usually in good shape and very accommodating with breakfast included. The room we had here was very dated and breakfast was not included. It's close to the entrance to the park but we would chose something different the next time around.

"Good location but very very dated"

Minibee8, London, United Kingdom 25/09/2016

Great location on the way to Yosemite. And the facilities and grounds are great-outdoor pool was nice. Rooms large and clean but very very old fashioned and dark. They need some level of updating for sure. Staff very friendly.

"Quiet and (kind-of) Convenient"

1uk3y-P, Birmingham, United Kingdom 25/09/2016

Whilst the room wasn't the most contemporary accommodation I have stayed in, the Best Western at Oakhurst served it's purpose pretty well. Just 20(ish) miles from the Yosemite Gate, it's quite convenient as a base to explore Yosemite or if you are simply passing through Yosemite for the day. I would add one word of caution though - it IS only 20 miles from the gate BUT this is a small road that winds up/down through hills, mountains and forest and you do end up driving in a bit of a slow moving convoy which can make the journey quite long - it took me about an hour, so add this to the time it will then take to get to the Valley (for me, in August) it can take what seems like an age. Just leave your hotel early! Back to the hotel. The Hotel grounds are lovely, quiet and actually quite tranquil with an outdoor and indoor pool, vending machines, laundry and Ice all readily available. Reception is very nicely decorated and I kept thinking how fab it would look in the winter! Check in was swift and we were in our room quickly. Parking is available outside your rooms. The room is traditional with a basic bathroom and furniture but the bed was comfortable and the TV was modern and large. The room also had a fridge. Lighting in this room was very dim which gave the whole room a rather gloomy feel. Beware of the safety catches on the doors though - when we left the room in the evening for dinner, we closed the door and the security latch had somehow managed to swing across and lock the door from the inside! When we returned we couldn't get in! Thankfully I actually managed to slide the window open from the outside and get in that way!! I did worry about security after that! We didn't have breakfast or dinner at the hotel. There is a restaurant next to the hotel that offers breakfast and dinner at discounted rates to guests. So in a nutshell, a decent nights stay with no real issues other than the door locking us out, total fluke though (although they could look at replacing these latches or securing the sliding windows).

"Try elsewhere"

Makaleka, Bellingham, Washington 24/09/2016

Closest city south of Yosemite off of highway 41. Thought Best Western would be a good choice but room had not been dusted, toiletries were half used. Beds were older for sure. Very dated....very disappointed!

"A nice room in a nice little place"

johnbluefox, Loughborough, United Kingdom 23/09/2016

A good sized room with Fridge and Microwave. Be warned though there is no lift but only one flight of stairs. There is a pool and breakfast is included not a bad spread and the staff were really bubbly. The best thing about this hotel is its location just at tbe end of the Old Town Mariposa....Would recommend Bettes Golden Cojn for good value food and drinks about 209 metres from tbe hotel.

"Nice room"

DennisHagen, hoek van holland 23/09/2016

We stayed here for one night after a long day in yosemite, the hotel consists of a very Large number of rooms widely spread! The room is big ,clean and the bed was Also ok if you need a place to sleep near yosemite i would advise the best Western !!

"Loved this place!"

MeganLouise24, Gold Coast 23/09/2016

Love love love this place! From the moment we drove into this small Town and saw our hotel, I was excited! The staff were sooo friendly and we got a convenient room right at the front with a car space outside our door. The room was spacious with king bed, fridge & couch. We stayed 3 nights and I would have been happy to stay longer. The hotel has a laundry which was convenient and the breakfast each morning was great. The chef was so lovely. She came out and spoke to everyone and cracked a few jokes. It took 45 minutes to get to the Yosemite National Park. A nice easy drive, which we did for 3 days. The town itself is interesting & charming with a great variety of shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distances. The town has a very large grocery store also. There is a convenience grocery store right across the road also. I highly recommend staying here for your Yosemite National Park visit. Anywhere closer, is isolated with only the hotels restaurants & facilities. Mariposa has a lot more to offer.

"Have never stayed at a Best Western - but will do so again."

LeniandBob, Garner, North Carolina 22/09/2016

Am a loyal priority club member for another chain, but they weren't located near the Yosemite entrance. Booked this Best Western and was pleasantly surprised at how clean, and nicely situated on a hill it was. Loved that the indoor pool was right downstairs from our room. Will definitely stay at a Best Western again. I loved that the indoor pool had two lifts for those disabled guests to swim.

"Great for Yosemite visitors"

mhudig, Utrecht, The Netherlands 22/09/2016

We stayed here while visiting Yosemite. This is a great place to stay for that. Ver clean, comfortable and friendly. Its about an hour and half to Yosemite Visitors Center and its a nice drive up. After a long day at Yosemite its very relaxing to return to this hotel, relax at the pool or in the jacuzzi. The internet is good and provided over the whole resort property. We stayed 2 nights and also ate both nights at the restaurant, however we find it quite overpriced for what they offer. Breakfast on the other hand was great and they offered discount even. We were alsl very happy with the laundry service. Overall a gold stay and we would recommend it to friends.

"Great place to stay while visiting Yosemite"

User 22/09/2016

I was surprised by this hotel, the rooms are huge! It's about 30 minutes from Yosemite Valley, but be prepared for super curves/windy roads! We never got to check out the pool or restaurant. The rooms do have shared balconies which was nice.

"Car travels"

CheapEats019, Newbury Park, California 22/09/2016

As a car club we travel for a yearly three night trip. We chose Oakhurst and Mammoth for our stops. Loved both areas...plenty of places to do and restaurants to eat at at all for all budgets. We walked to two restaurants from the hotel...half the group went to the bbq and another group went to the local fish place....both were given good reviews.

"Relaxing, clean and friendly"

nsilvermet, Appleton, Wisconsin 20/09/2016

We ate several times at the Yosemite Gateway Restaurant for Breakfast several days, we went to happy hour and dinner one night. The food was fantastic, out of this world! Very fresh, with a wonderful menu. We would highly recommend it. We spent most of our time in Yosemite Park and had limited time to spend looking for restaurants, it was great to have such a wide selection of menu items so close.

"Great hotel for Yosemite visitors"

Elaine S, San Diego, California 20/09/2016

Situated on a hillside in Oakhurst, one of the 'gateways' to Yosemite, this hotel is in a delightful setting on a hillside with many separate buildings. Clean, quiet, a wonderful indoor pool, much vegetation around, the lobby is fantastic and the desk clerks were most helpful. The shuttle bus for Yosemite stops here, a nominal fee is charged, but if one is staying two nights, well worth it! We enjoyed it!

"Yosemite getaway"

Kathy T, Arroyo Grande, United States 20/09/2016

The 1st room we checked into the carpet was filthy. The front desk upgraded us to a room on the back part of the property that allowed more quiet and privacy with a personal deck overlooking pine trees.

"Pricey for older basic motel on the way to Yosemite"

User 19/09/2016

We paid more than 170 for a basic, 1990s room that was between OK and nice.Only 1 window and tucked away in a dark corner. Comfortable chairs, desk, table, all the basic amenities. Not many places to stay in Oakhurst and the others are also overpriced because of its proximity to Yosemite.. It is clean, the staff were mostly strictly business, but at least one of them was welcoming and interested in making sure we were taken care of. If you are a fan of Ronald Reagan you will love the lobby with all the pictures, statues and flags. If you aren't inclined in that direction you might want to just focus on the front desk. We spent the next night an hour or so down the road at Visalia for almost half the price the next night at a better motel, the Lamp Liter (sic).

"Our visit to Yosemite"

BSM122255, Yelm, Washington 18/09/2016

A beautiful property, helpful friendly staff. I searched for the perfect place to stay outside of Yosemite and I found Best Western Plus Gateway Inn, in Oakhurst, California. Everything you need for comfort is right there. Restaurant on site, swimming pool, inside and out, and beautiful grounds that make the property seem hidden and private. Rooms clean and comfortable at an affordable price. Would definitely stay again if in the area.

"Good Location"

Kwong Yu W, Auckland, New Zealand 18/09/2016

Best Western Oakhurst is at the good location near Yosemite South Entrance. Room is spacious, quiet and equipped with refrig. It is near Vons supermarket that you can prepare for the picnic box easily. If the rest room ventilations improves a little bit, this will be great.

"great hotel-very scenic"

Steve S, Newbury Park, United States 17/09/2016

Great room in a scenic setting – quite and good sized rooms- we were there with about 100 Mini Cooper club members and had great service at a good price. Hotel is excellent location to Yosemite and other popular area.

"Good hotel"

Theov1, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 16/09/2016

Like all other Best western hotels this is also a very nice hotel. Big complex. Rooms are very nice and friendly staff. Pity that the breakfast is not included, but you get 25% discount in the restaurant showing your hotelkey.

"Gateway to Yosemite"

Jackie S, Ipswich, United Kingdom 16/09/2016

Comfortable room, discount given for breakfast, good position to gain access to the National Park. The service in the dining room was not quick but adequate. There is an outside pool which we didn't use but heard the families using it.

"A very nice surprise"

User 13/09/2016

On our way to Yosemite we stayed here for one night. The room was average and clean, it had a nice balcony, so that was a plus. We ate dinner in the restaurant. The food was average but the service was excellent. We went into the connecting bar after dinner and and a fun time with Dene the bartender. He was very busy but took the time to talk to us. He knew a lot about the area. He was an all around great guy. Would recommend the bar to anyone who likes a fun time.

"Could have been a 5 star review but..."

Jose M, Santa Ana, United States 12/09/2016

The hotel's room and amenities was great but my check-in experience was hell. The heavy set older lady that checked me in was very unfriendly. We reserved a room a week prior because we knew it could get busy during Labor Day. We arrived early so we asked the lady what other things to do in town while there was no available rooms. She just nonchalantly said, "Umm Yosemite". In a tone that signify, "Duh!". We went on our way to research for ourselves and found a nice train ride close by. And while she was checking us in, she seemed confused that I gave her my ID and reservation papers as if to imply, "What are these for?". Really strange!!! And still no room at about 2:45pm. I took the papers from her and went to the other available front desk person but voila, there indeed a room available. That lady treated me differently than other guests even if I was very polite. Maybe because I was asian? I don't want to think that but I can't help getting the impression.

"Average hotel"

arnela6, London, United Kingdom 11/09/2016

Unfotunately a bit dissapointed with this hotel, as was not cheap, but is a bit dated and we didnt get a great room - right behind the reception building with a noisy outside condenser; their local restaurant wasnt great either, food was not hot and seemed more as left overs rather than individually cooked meal...i would recommend staying a bit closer to the park or within it.

"Surprisingly nice"

Douglas M, Santa Rosa, California 11/09/2016

I tend to not stay at roadside motels because to the street noise and the often sub-par accommodations. This is a rather large place with most of the rooms off the highway in a quiet wooded space. There are five buildings. We heard no road noise. The room was older but clean and our view above the pool and garden was very pleasant. There is a nice restaurant the an adjacent bar. The live music in the bar on the weekend was not very good but good for a laugh. I would stay again to access Yosemite.

"Stay was fine"

Dale M, Fairbury, Illinois 09/09/2016

Room was fine, but a little dated. Staff was great. Would give it a 5 if rooms were a little more modern. Restaurant next door has great breakfasts, but eat elsewhere for evening dinner. In a hilly wooded setting complete with deer passing through in the morning.

"Great hotel, very reasonable price"

wjh50, Raleigh, North Carolina 09/09/2016

Stayed here 2 nights. Beautiful hotel, very comfortable, great location for going to Yosemite. Would definitely stay here again.Very nice indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Very friendly staff and nice restaurant next door. You can't go wrong here

"Beautiful venue--great introduction to Yosemite Park"

runnergma, Yucca Valley, California 09/09/2016

This hotel is perfect for those heading to Yosemite. (and beyond) The staff is very professional and the grounds are beautifully maintained. Right in the center of town so one can walk to restaurants, etc.

"Family of 4 for a 2 night stay while visiting Yosemite in late August 2016"

John T, Manchester, United Kingdom 08/09/2016

What a great place and location if visiting Yosemite, if on a budget or unable to get a room in the park. We had 1 room with 2 double beds for 4 adults, it was clean and well appointed with all you need from a budget/mid range hotel. The rooms are set out in blocks of 8 or 10 (I think) set back on the hillside surrounded by trees all rooms have a balcony. Reception staff were excellent nothing to much trouble. Ok, so it takes approx 90 mins to Glacier Point or Yosemite Village but the drive is out of this world, its all part of the experience, it was the last week of August and the roads were empty the views are amazing. If you want to eat in Oakhurst make sure you are there well before 9PM as they stop serving, fortunatly we were able to get back to the hotel as they were open till 10PM. Good selection on the menu, service was great. Would definatly use this as a base if ever this way again

"Very comfortable place outside the park"

User 07/09/2016

This is a good spot to stay in Oakhurst which has some great eating places and is a good alternative if you cannot stay within the National Park. Great one day tour by Discover Yosemite will pick you up right at the lobby. (Needs to be pre booked - see things to do on Trip Advisor). Be advised that although the park entrance is only 14 miles away, it is at least an hour and a half drive to reach the Yosemite Vally. We were very happy with this motel, which has been recently renovated, and would stay again.

"This is 'Where the Magic Happens'?"

User 07/09/2016

The review title is based on our greeting at this hotel. The staff were very friendly and although I'm not sure about the 'magic' to which she was referring, the overnight stay was very nice. This reminded me of an American 'Motel' with direct parking outside the rooms and your own front door! Although we were only there overnight we used the pool and the laundry facilities and had a very good night's sleep.

"Charming hotel to visit Yosemite"

Sander T, De Bilt, The Netherlands 06/09/2016

For our roadtrip through California and Nevada we booked this hotel in advance. It was not possible to get all the dates wanted but finally we managed to get at least one night. I stayed here before about 4 years ago and I remembered it as a nice hotel and it still is. Pro's: - Fitting styling to the area of reception hall and hotel terrain. - Clean rooms. - Grand Piano for guests to play in the reception hall! I really loved this being a piano player myself. Cons: - Our room, room 120 was next to the noisy laundry from the hotel. In the morning they start working throughout the day. If you like to get out of bed a little later in the morning, don't get this room. - Fridge was probably broken, it made soo much noise! While writing this I am in a different Best Western where the same make/model fridge works just fine. Pull the plug if you can't sleep because of it. We did. - Restaurant isn't what it just to be. In my previous visit to this hotel, the restaurant offered a buffet for breakfast. That is no more: it is now of menu. However we didn't feel that the restaurant was that great or improved since.


franciekoko, Escondido, California 05/09/2016

Stayed here for 2 nights visiting yosemitie national park. The man at the front desk was very helpful. He Mapped out everything from the nearest starbucks to yosemitie national park when i checked in at midnight. The room was nice and clean. It has a cool painting of yosemitie on the wall. Oakhurst is a cute little town with all kinds of stores close by. Its about an hour and a half away from the main part of yosemitie where you can catch the free shuttle busses to yosemitie points of interest.

"Relaxing and Care free experience"

Nancy R, San Jose 04/09/2016

Headed to an unknown place for a family wedding in the great outdoors. Staff went above and beyond to make our stay friendly and accommodating. They made sure our needs and our family needs were answered. The wedding was beautiful and so was our stay. Thank you for a great time.

"Nice spot for an Overnight Stay"

onthegoTwainHarte, Manteca, California 03/09/2016

The pros of this motel - big area with several buildings set back off the road on a hiilside with lots of trees. The room was large with a microwave and refrigerator and a nice balcony to sit out. The restaurant/lounge is open late which is very convenient. The cons of this motel - the rooms are non-smoking but everyone sits on their balcony and smokes like crazy so it may not be possible to enjoy your balcony without smoke fumes. Walking up to our room we were greeted by stinky cigar smoke coming from downstairs. Lots of heavy smoking tourists! Better have designated non-smoking buildings rather than just non-smoking inside your room. On the restaurant, we had a nice experience in the evening in the lounge with a drink and a light dinner, food okay and bartender was super! The next morning at breakfast, completely different experience. Terrible service and pretty bad food - the service was the worst we have experienced.

"Not as close as it seems"

Bob B, Rockford, MN 01/09/2016

This hotel is only 14-16 miles from the entrance of Yosemite. That sounded close but after the Yosemite gate you have 35 twisting miles to either the Valley Village or or Glacier Point. If you stay here at least coming or going take 49 to Mariposa and then 140 into Yosemite. The drive is scenic and fewer twists and turns. There is bus service from the hotel to the valley and free bus service in the park. This might be a good option. If you are coming from San Francisco you will pass through Mariposa on your way to Oakhurst. Allow a few hours to see their courthouse, old jail and especially their museum. We spent several hours here and could easily have spent many more hours in their museum. At $5 it is a great value and veterans are free. One caution, we had noisy neighbors who talked loudly til 1:30 AM one night. I flet the soundproofing might have been better.

"Best Decor"

Riley C, Oklahoma, United States 27/08/2016

This motel had the best lodge theme of any hotel or motel we had visited during our trip through California. Check out the wood carvings and other details in the Main Office. The accommodations were just great and we would recommend them to anyone.

"great spot for a well priced Yosemite visit"

straychris, Sydney, Australia 25/08/2016

stayed here 2 nights as a base to visit yosemite with the kids. hotel was more than adequate, rooms were large and did exactly they were supposed to. coffee in the extremely large and opulent lobby was strong. theres a great brewery around the corner with awesome food and even better beer. the drive to yosemite was scenic and not particularly long. i would recommend oakhurst as a good economical base for yosemite. this hotel was very good value and ticked all the boxes

"Hiking in Yosemite Park"

Steve B, Livonia, United States 24/08/2016

We had a total of 5 people so we needed a two room suite. The look and feel of the hotel was great. They also have a gift shop in the lobby area. I feel the price was too high, but everything else was great. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

"Nice but dated"

wcarlucci, Williamsport, PA 21/08/2016

You really need to understand location for this one. Yosemite park is about 20 minutes away, but Yosemite Valley is about 80 minutes away. Accommodations in the park book very far in advance. That means that this place (which is somewhat dated but nice) rents for about $100 more than the room would be worth elsewhere. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean, and Yosemite Valley is 80 minutes away by car. Far better to book in the park if you can, but this is a good choice if you cannot. Laundry on property, but it is far too small for the size of the property.

"comfortable hotel and 30 min from Yosemite"

retpanda, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 21/08/2016

During our roadtrip we did plan to stay in Yosemite for two days during the peak in august. The hotel is good and is split into various lodges which are surrounded by vegetation and gardens. Outdoor and Indoor swimming pools are perfect after a long day of hiking. If you do not want to go to restaurants, there is a Von's (Safeways) just minutes down the road where they also prepare great fresh sandwiches! If you are about to use the self-service laundry make sure that you start early as they were very popular with all the guests. Rooms were clean, fridge and microwave were available and Wifi worked perfect. Nice to wake up and already see deer from your balcony.

"Quaint Native Lodge Hotel- handy for Yosemite"

kamali_kuri, London, United Kingdom 21/08/2016

I picked this hotel because it was one of the stop off points for Yosemite tour we were taking the following day. The hotel is located on the main highway and accessible right from the roadside. There is a good selection of shops, restaurants and gas station all within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel itself is quite quirky with lots of parking. There is a native American feel to the place and the whole place is full of paintings done by the owner I believe. You can relate to these better when you have been to Yosemite to see all the points of interest. There are some fantastic views from the restaurants and cabins/rooms. Our suite was near to the front of the hotel and was more like a self-contained flat with sink + microwave, I separate bedroom with 2 queen beds +TV, living room area with TV, sofas and another queen bed. The bathroom was a large size with ample towels and toiletries replenished every day. We ate in the restaurant on the first night and the food was very good and a decent selection available on the menu for vegetarians as well as meat eaters. Breakfast was also taken in the restaurant on both mornings we were there and offered with 25% off if you were staying at the hotel. There was also a good selection at breakfast as well of cooked & continental breakfast off the menu as well as juices and tea/coffee.

"Friendly staff, nice facility and value priced. "

endlessquest, New York 19/08/2016

The staff and front desk crew were very friendly and helpful in suggesting activities and restaurants. The lobby was rustic and always had fresh coffee. The grounds were nicely landscaped and wooded. Our room double room was a nice size, updated, huge bathroom, cold a/c and a balcony with a mountain view. We didn't eat at the on site restaurant but it looked nice and staff we friendly. The out door pool was a bit small but adequate and there was a nice outdoor jacuzzi. My only complaint was that there were only 6 lounge chairs and 8 regular chairs on the pool deck, so many guests walked in with no place to sit once all the chairs were taken. So my suggestion is to add more chairs to sit as there is adequate room on the deck to do so. The town of oakhurst has many restaurant choices as well as supermarkets nearby. All in all a nice stay and value priced.

"Nice, but a bit dated"

User 18/08/2016

Nice hotel/motel with fairly big rooms and a nice balcony in the back. Comfortabele beds, cussions not so. No breakfast included but the little kitchenette allows you make your own. No cuttlery though. Room was clean for the most part, but not everywhere. We saw spiderwebs hanging from the ceiling. Also a bit dated. Nevertheless o.k. place to stay if you want to visit Yosemity.

"Great hotel for a road trip"

Simpson0n, London, United Kingdom 17/08/2016

Stayed two nights as part of a road trip. A hotel with charm and character. Decor a little dated, but very clean and spacious. Nice pool Staff extremely pleasant and helpful. Restaurant is great, home cooking and real character from the waiters. Great location. Nice bars and restaurants in walking distance. A nice base for Yosemite Would stay again for sure.

"Nice city to stay in near Yosemite"

AMY R, OSCEOLA 16/08/2016

This property is large and appears to have it all. We only utilized the room. At check in the clerk gave her son cash in the middle of our transaction. She was polite about it. Our room lacked natural light. It appeared clean under lamp lights. We had to move a table to use the weak air conditioner. Good nights sleep. No continental breakfast. I discovered my AAA discount was not honored. Thee front desk and later the manager did not correct this. At $169 that's disappointing

"2 night stay"

junehinton, Oxford, United Kingdom 10/08/2016

Nice woodland view and in a good position for visiting Yosemite park. Laundrette useful, near pool area too. 2nd floor room, without lifts, may be tricky for older people with suitcases. Meal in hotel disappointing - my husbands wasnt hot enough so he sent it back.Called at Tenaya Lodge for brunch on way to park. Good value 20 dollars, nice food and a drink included. Allow plenty of time for travelling when you get inside the park. we ended up with only 20 mins to spare. Not well signposted as you got nearer and it was very busy.

"Perfect for our needs"

EmmaP1985, Torquay, United Kingdom 09/08/2016

Location - about a 20 minute drive to Yosemite park entrance. Loads of eateries and bars in the vicinity of hotel Room - spacious with a balcony. Had a fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Decent shower. Comfy bed. Amenities - the launderette was a god send as this was a stop half way through trip. Cheap to use and you can buy detergent if required, although we took our own capsules. Pool is quite small and could do with a few more chairs as at the end of hiking days it got pretty crowded. However it was lovely to cool off in and the spa pool was great. We didn't have any meals on site as there are cheaper restaurants in vicinity but they do have a restaurant. Would I stay again? Absolutely!

"Clean rooms near southern entrance to Yosemite"

User 07/08/2016

Nice hotel with rustic feel to rooms. Clean and super friendly staff. The only complaint is that both pools were so full of chlorine it was unbearable to go in the water. The indoor pool was especially pungent, practically smacking you in the face when you open the door.

"Great amenities"

Magnolia001, Lewis Center, Ohio 06/08/2016

On the east coast, we only stay in Marriott and Hilton hotels. However, those are limited on the west coast in select areas. We were pleasantly surprised. There were indoor and outdoor pools. The room was recently decorated and very large. There was a small fridge with a sink. There wasn't any breakfast though. There was even a private balcony. It was close to Yosemite and several restaurants closeby.

"A place you will soon forget"

DFM66, Petropolis, RJ 06/08/2016

We stayed here on our way to Yosemite Because we couldn't find another option. And that's exactly the recommendation: don't go if you find something better. Just an average, with poor, unfriendly service, rather old rooms and few additional ammenities. And rather expensive for what you get.

"Friendly staff, comfortable lodging"

Jeccy56, Brisbane, Australia 05/08/2016

We stayed her for a night en route to Yosemite and were not disappointed. The lobby was friendly and inviting, had quite a lodge feel. Our room was a good size and had a nice view. Staff were friendly upon check and check out. We went to breakfast at the restaurant where our experience was not as wonderful, the staff did not seem like they wanted to be there. Overall a great little stay.

"Last minute Yosemite trip"

Kevin C, Flagstaff, Arizona 04/08/2016

Room wasn't ready until 1.5 hours after check in. Carpets were really dirty and worn. Booked through BW, 2 queen beds turned out to be 2 doubles. Beds, pillows were uncomfortable. Towels were rough and clearly very old. Aside from carpets, room was clean, but very dated.

"Decent rooms and restaurant "

User 02/08/2016

The Gateway Inn is more of a motel than hotel. Rooms are in three or four blocks behind the lobby/reception, up quite a slope - ours was the furthest away! Basic rooms come complete with microwave and fridge, but no cutlery or crockery! Air con works well, which is good as it was boiling outside. It's not the most expensive accommodation but it does just fine and it's really close to be a base for Yosemite. The adjacent restaurant may put off some, as it is a little drab and dated, but see past that and you'll find that the food is excellent and service pretty good too. If you want the luxuries of a hotel and posh restaurant, don't come to the Yosemite Gateway Inn. If you want inexpensive, good value rooms and food then I'd recommend the place.

"Average/Fair Hotel, Excellent Staff"

scohel1, Texas 02/08/2016

Make no mistake you are staying in this hotel/motel for location(Yosemite). The hotel is actually several buildings set into a fairly scenic hillside. We stayed one night in the 3 queen bed, family "suite". 2 queen beds are on one side, divided by a single bathroom, and the third queen bed on the other side. Mini fridge, coffee maker, cable TV. Comfortable beds/pillows. Safe environment. Very worn fixtures and carpeting that definitely need to be replaced. No problems with noise or temperature control. Actually have two pools--one indoor and the other outdoor. We used the outdoor pool....initially no towels were available....after requesting, towels were brought in a matter of minutes. Nice, small pool. All staff members we encountered were very friendly and helpful. It is very apparent that that they have good training. The lobby was very nice. Check-in/out no troubles. Simple truth is this is a dated hotel in need of a facelift; helpful and friendly staff help make up for the hotel's age. Slightly over-priced compared to would not pay the premium to stay here, except for the close proximity to Yosemite. I would stay here again.


David K, Bakersfield, United States 02/08/2016

This is such a great hotel. The appearance alone is enough to make you want to go back again and again. The grounds are immaculate and richly landscaped. Indoor and Outdoor pool, both immaculate! Rooms are amazing. They are big, there are hand painted murals on the walls and the beds are so comfortable. Convenient to drive into Yosemite for the day. The staff is professional and kind. We all loved it!

"Close to Yosemite"

KTG613, Ormond Beach, Florida 01/08/2016

We stayed here 4 nights to take in Yosemite and Sequoia parks. The hotel is clean, well kept and staff is accommodating. The restaurant was convenient and the food was good. We enjoyed our stay and thought this was an outstanding value.

"Fantastic stay on the doorstep of Yosemite"

Peardrop73, Northampton, United Kingdom 31/07/2016

We booked a 2 bedroom family suite (room 338) for our family of 4, it was HUGE!!! We had 2 separate bedrooms each with 2 double beds, plus a huge bathroom, vanity area and lobby with kitchenette, plus a balcony. The style of the hotel is rustic which adds to its charm. The town of Oakhurst has plenty of restaurants, including individual family run BBQ places, along with Dennys, Mcdonalds and Burger King. There is a discount grocery store (called 'Grocery Outlet') in the town which was a great find, it had a huge range of provisions at reasonable prices, for example 24 bottles of water for $2.29. We stocked up on rolls, ham, crisps and water and it meant we didn't need to buy anything but an ice cream in Yosemite! Also great for wine ($2.99 for a delicious Chardonnay!) and beer which we enjoyed on our balcony in the evening. The drive to Glacier Point was 1.5 hrs from the hotel, and Bass Lake with its sailing and water sports was about 15 mins from the hotel. We loved this hotel with its friendly staff and would love to stay again if we find ourselves back in the area.

"Great hotel"

Chari C, Sioux Falls, United States 31/07/2016

Rooms were clean and the layout of the hotel and buildings was very nice. Lots of trees and shade and plenty of parking spaces. The indoor and outdoor pools were nice. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would stay here again and would recommend to friends.

"easy clean friendly staff"

User 31/07/2016

This was a great stay - try to book as far in advance as you can -- usually less expensive then other places around for the quality of the place. eat at the restaurant because they give a 25% discount if you stay there. like it because I called an hour in advance for a group of 10 people -- they were able to accommodate the big group offering great cheerful service. let's face it this area had a lot of tourists and some places service is just plain slow...not here. The hotel is about 20 min from the south gate to Yosemite....still another 1:30 min drive to the valley floor. if you are ok with driving to the park - this is probably better than most places...otherwise you need to book a more expensive place in the park...

"friendly staff, good hotel"

Blueforce01, Tongeren, Belgium 29/07/2016

Let's start with "Friendly staff". We received a real welcome, not the standard "can we get your data and credit card" but the staff welcomed us, had a talk about our home and reason for visit and gave us some advice on a nice place to eat based on our wishes. The room itself (we had one with a king bed) was spacious and typical BW style. Most important: it was clean and the bathroom had a good shower. The wifi was fast and reliable. Breakfast is served in a little building next to the small pool. Choice of food was typical BW. A staff member was present to help guests (if desired) with the waffle machine and kept the room clean. Rooms at the back side of the hotel are more quiet. We had one in the front and don't mind to "hear" some traffic but if you awake easy on traffic noise you might wish to get a room at the back side. Overall this BW gave a good impression and is an excellent idea for a night's sleep before moving on to yosemite national park. Mariposa itself is a little town with some restaurants (all kinds), a few gift shops, two small supermarkets and gas stations. I would recommend to fill up at these stations. After mariposa there is only one gas station left in El Portal (right before the entrance gate of yosemite) but that one is 20% more expensive. The gas stations in Mariposa have normal prices. For groceries, the walmart in located Merced (one hour drive before you get to Mariposa) is a good alternative to the local supermarkets.

"Lovely and relaxing "

Fiona G, Delamere, United Kingdom 28/07/2016

Having come over from San Francisco we loved this place in comparison! Lovely spacious rooms, nicely decorated in a Yosemite theme, friendly staff and a pool to cool off in. It's about a 2 hour drive to Yosemite valley village but the drive itself is beautiful with plenty of places to stop and take in the scenery on the way so you don't feel like you have been in the car that long. Wish we had booked for longer

"Perfect Yosmite stay"

oceans78, Auckland Region, New Zealand 25/07/2016

This was a comfortable and cozy property.We loved the decor very country & reflective of the surroundings.The onsite restaurant was also welcomed homestyle cooking & friendly service unlike Vegas! An onsite laundry facility.It's a 30 min drive back into Yosmite Park but a shuttle can be booked and then free shuttles can take you to the main stops the within the park.My favorite outlook was Glacier Point. Overall this stay was refreshing & in a convenient location to town.If staying in warmer weather take a trip to Bass Lake for a swim,paddle board & lunch!


Donnadownum, Fresno, California 23/07/2016

Loved this hotel. It was laid out like a resort. My room had a little patio with table & chairs. Enjoyed sitting out there with my glass of wine. Room was spacious & very well laid out. Had a frig & microwave. Everything was clean & the bed was great. The only downside was no breakfast like all BW I have stayed in have. I will be back. Thanks for a great stay.

"A relaxing one night"

User 17/07/2016

We stayed here for one night as a pass-trough from San Francisco to Yosemite Park. This Inn is exactly as depicted on the website. A very stylisch lobby, completely in the spirit of Yosemite park. The room was very nice (although not really our style) with nice classic wooden furniture and beds. It had microwave, coffee, fridge and good free WiFi in-room. Our room was just at the upper edge of the park. The window lookout was a couple of trees. We even had a visit from a squirell on our balcony. The outdoor swimming pool is a good place to 'cool-off' after a multi-hour drive on a road-trip. Attached to the Inn is a good restaurant where we had a good dinner.

"Nice Facility, Nice View"

User 14/07/2016

We enjoyed the nice resort-like layout of the facility and our room had a ground level entry but on the hiss had an upstairs balcony overlooking well kept grounds. The room was spacious with a comfortable bed. Instead of an included breakfast, we received a 25% discount at the adjacent on-grounds restaurant.

"One night stay was pleasant"

User 14/07/2016

We stayed at this facility for one night, and found the accommodation comfortable, and pleasant. The front desk service was excellent and helped us out with a few of our questions regarding nearby restaurants. You can tell they took pride in their establishment. Enjoyable visit.

"Very nice employees!"

ralphjanet, Bear, Delaware 13/07/2016

The hotel is in need of renovations. The rooms are a bit dark and could use new soft goods. The area is just beautiful. The woman that checked us in was so very kind and friendly. When we went to the indoor pool in the evening, there weren't any towels, we called the front desk and they brought towels within minutes.

"Pet Friendly Near Yosemite"

William G, Miami, Florida 13/07/2016

We needed a pet friendly hotel near the south entrance to Yosemite and the Best Western Gateway Inn popped up during our on line search. While a bit dated, after a full day of exploring Yosemite this hotel was just the thing. The hotel has a great location with relation to the south entrance to Yosemite and is clean and comfortable. While it was a pain carrying our luggage to the second floor, we were very satisfied with this hotel and would recommend it to others traveling with a dog.


BuckLanders, London 13/07/2016

Recently stayed here as it was freezing in San Francisco so left the city a little ahead of our schedule to find some sun and spend more time in Yosemite. So key things are the hotel is 14 miles from the south entrance to the park, and around 1 and a half hours from Yosemite Valley. We knew this so this did not impact our view of the hotel. Hotel itself is built on a slop and a number of the buildings go back from the main road, we happened to be in the last one at the top of the property 1406 I think. We paid for a 3 bed queen suite, not sure why they call it a suite as it just has 3 beds, one is in like a separate room that you can close the door on for some privacy. But no separate seating area inside. There is a balcony over looking the gardens and a dirty children play area and bbq area. Our room was very dark, even during the day you needed the lights on. The rooms are so out of date, the cupboards on the wall were broken and damaged. All dark colours just adding to the general dark feel. I paid around 250 pounds per night to stay here which is frankly ludicrous, this is at best a 2 star motel. We had booked and stayed at a nearby house after we left this hotel, this was cheaper and massively nicer so my advice would be to do the same. The restaurant on site is just horrible, we are a family of 5 with 3 young kids and ordered chicken based meals for our dinners, all turned up cold which I sent back to the kitchen to try again. This restaurant is straight out of Ramsey's hotel nightmares, the put a flower on each dish, you can see the food is no where close to fresh just straight out of the freezer and reheated. Just horrible. We were on a breakfast included rate, which from the reaction of the staff is not normal as I had to explain a few times to the staff about the coupons and they did cover both the adults and the children. After a few discussions they relented and allowed us to eat, you basically get one meal each and a drink which is fair enough ordered from the normal menu. In all fairness the breakfast is a lot better than dinner, its not hard to beat it but it was ok. Omelette is ok, and the coffee is drinkable. Few other things to mention, the outdoor pool is tiny, you do get wifi and you can park close to your room, thats a positive. Oakhurst itself is ok, it has a few Starbucks, a decent supermarket called Raley's I think but struggles for decent restaurants. We certainly didn't find one, we were so happy to get to a place with a kitchen where we could make our own food. This place needs a total refit, and a new approach to there evening meal service. My advice would be to look at booking a local house, you pay less and get a lot more for your money.

"Yosemite Hotel"

User 13/07/2016

Great stay. Hotel located within a town that had conveniently close access to a grocery store, gas stations, Starbucks, etc. but still pretty views. The hotel's restaurant had good food, somewhat pricey though.

"Pleasant Mountain Hotel, Nice Pools, Quiet"

User 13/07/2016

We stayed here for 2 nights to visit Yosemite with our kids, and to say this is close to Yosemite Valley is a stretch - it's easily an hour to the Valley, and 2 or 3 anywhere else in the park. But the hotel grounds are beautiful, set on the mountainside and kept up nicely. We tried to go in the indoor pool the first night we were there, but there was a large family set up with drinks and a stereo in the hot tub, taking over the pool with a football game, and generally making most of the other guests in there uncomfortable. We tried the outdoor pool instead, and it was empty, warm enough, and right outside our room. The only things this hotel could really use considering the price and expansive property are a breakfast room (didn't' want to sit down for a full meal at the restaurant), and an outdoor hot tub with the pool there. There were signs to the outdoor "pool and spa", but there was no spa to be seen. All in all, a nice stay and we would consider staying there again for a Yosemite stop.

"Awesome Room, Amenities and Staff"

jessicawQ5606RU, San Diego, California 11/07/2016

Stayed here on our way back from our girls backpacking trip in Yosemite. We were tired, sore and hungry and "Jessica" at the front desk went above and beyond to make our stay affordable, comfortable and even more than we could've expected. They have indoor and outdoor pools and spas, in room coffee maker and you get a discount at the restaurant next door. We were so grateful for the cool, spacious room and comfy beds! Thank you again, Jessica! Really a great end to our 4 day backpacking trip!

"Yosemite motel (nearby) "

User 11/07/2016

It was about 1.3 hours from the main sites in Yosemite. Rooms were reasonably priced but old. Close gas and food. I would try to stay in Yosemite if I was there again, just so I would not have to make the crazy drive into the park each day. The drive in is less than 30 miles but takes over an hour due to mph and turns.

"Now getting a little tired"

lyrussel, San Francisco, California 09/07/2016

This was either our third or four stay at this hotel, and sadly it is now beginning to show its age. The rooms are very clean, but the air conditioning whilst effective is very loud. The biggest failure is in the toilets - they barely flushed, and didn't get any better even after I reported it to management. The other let down was the towels - whilst clean, they were harsh. The outside pool is a perfect way to relax after a days hiking and hot tub, whilst small, always hits the spot. Good location, just needs a bit of love and care. Top marks for the bar - outstanding whisky selection and incredibly knowledgable bar manager (Dean). Will definitely revisit the bar!

"Fabulous "

janh_invers, Invercargill, NZ 08/07/2016

Excellent hotel. Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful.. Rooms were great size and bed was comfy as well. Loved both the pools and the restaurant was lovely as well.. A great place to unwind after a busy day in the fabulous Yosemite Valley.

"Lovely Best Western"

Michelle155019, Toronto, Canada 08/07/2016

The hotel had beautiful landscaped grounds, an excellent location near the south gate of Yosemite national park, and a very cosy, homey, comfortable room, with a small fridge and a microwave. The staff was very friendly and helpful

"Just average "

ZakBennettA, New York City, New York 07/07/2016

Average stay, nothing special about this place. If you are staying at the top of the hill you will need your car for moving around the hotel. Breakfast at the bottom of the hill at the restaurant was awful go somewhere else. The outdoor pool is so small and the indoor pool is nice, it has a jacuzzi too, and towels. They gave us a room at the top of the hill and down the stairs even though we travelled with 3 kids and lots of luggage, and no help getting to the room. Shower outdated room avarege size with a coffee maker and microwave. Next time for sure we will stay in Yosemite valley the difference in price worth it.

"Nice Place to Stay"

BTGIV, Huntsville, AL 06/07/2016

Very nice place and very interesting. It is a motel, but the various buildings are arranged on a hillside with trees and beautiful landscaping. It doesn't feel or look like a motel so much as a resort. The rooms are very large with two separate bedrooms, each with its own thermostat. The bathroom is a nice size, and there is an extra vanity (with sink) in the room, making getting everyone ready in the morning much easier. The rooms are very homey, with REAL furniture (not standard, laminate-topped hotel particle board stuff, but actual beds with headboards and night stands). Rooms also come with balconies. The only drawback is that breakfast is not included, which is somewhat surprising considering the prices this place charges. Other than that, we were completely happy with our stay.

"Really recommend this hotel"

ni2009, NI 05/07/2016

On a road trip with family of 2+2 teenagers, used this as base for Yosemite national park. This hotel is great spacious rooms with good parking. Each room clean, free WiFi, fridge and all in all great facilities. We ate at restaurant really good value with very friendly staff. Bar closes at 10, does takes 2 hours to drive to Yosemite village so be prepared. Really recommend this hotel

"overnight stay"

User 04/07/2016

Just stayed 1 night and found this BW to be average . While the grounds are woodsy and the hotel lobby very inviting with the big stone fireplace the room was dark and outdated. Time to repace the old popcorn ceiling with the gold flakes and spruce up the room. Bathroom large with a nice long vanity. Did not eat at the restaurant as there are lots of restaurants in the immediate area to choose from.

"Excellent Room, Very Comfortable Bed, Excelelnt Resturaunt"

countryguy21, greenwood, WI 04/07/2016

Bed was very comfortable, very nice room. We ate breakfast at Restaurant and service and meal were excellent. Location to Yosemite was about 1 hour 20 minutes to Yosemite Valley. Hand painted painting in restaurant and each room that owners wife painted, very nice touch.

"Good location with basic amenities..."

Gjabsama, Bellevue, Washington 03/07/2016

We called ahead when exiting the park....we requested a ground floor room...the only one they had was handicapped...hubby has sticker so we took it. It was around the corner from the frontage road, quiet and spacious! They had both indoor and outdoor pools which hubby and granddaughter enjoyed while I used the laundry facilities. Was happy to have them available but they DO need some basic attention given and maybe some signage about the timing of the washers. The restraunt on site was a bit disappointing...we were seated promptly and after a bit of a wait (serious under staffing) we were offered drinks and given menus. I chose the chicken tenders with fries & house bbq sauce and the salad bar as my "side"...hubby chose the chicken thighs in Orange sauce and the salad bar as well. It was a VERY nice salad bar..lots of choices. When dinner came only ONE of the three was right! I was presented with 2 panko breaded chicken strips...NO fries OR bbq & hubs was two anemic chicken breast strips with sauce (not near enough). When we DID get our waiters attention about the fries & bbq sauce he argued that I had substuted my fries for salad bar and disappeared into the kitchen looking for the bbq sauce. By the time he returned with it the chicken was cold. We asked to speak to the manager who agreed they had a few difficulties in the kichen and WE should not have to pay for their mistakes!

"Woodsy Personality Plus!"

bonniebora, Fallbrook, California 03/07/2016

Warm, inviting lodge has huge lobby with lots of seating around massive rock fireplace. Amenities of pool, fitness, bar/lounge/dining, laundry room & more. Very beautiful landscaped grounds with mature Sequoia and pines for woodsy setting complete with waterfall. Walkways, sitting and dining tables with BBQs invite guests to enjoy the outdoors.

"Hotel served its purpose"

Alfred W, Lebanon, PA, United States 02/07/2016

That purpose being as a meeting place for several family members, including on In Oakhurst, to meet prior to excursions through the nearby countryside. We were also able to do our laundry here which is always helpful. Major dissatisfaction is that we had to pay for breakfast -- 25% discount because of a restaurant on the property.

"Basic "

User 01/07/2016

This hotel offers rooms all set out up a hillside. They have very dark decor and are in need of updating but serviceable if you don't expect too much. The gateway into Yosemite is about 10 miles away so this place is quite handy for visitors. We were put off the restaurant by the fact that the person who's was going to see us to our table was dressed in filthy clothing covered with food!! Also not very friendly

"Great hotel"

Perremama, Victorville, California 28/06/2016

If you have a big family ask for the cabin. The hotel purchased the cabin next door a while back & you can rent it out. We have 6 people in our family & it works out perfect. Its 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Has a full kitchen, dining room & living room. Small front & back yard too that'd secluded so you don't feel like you're staying at a hotel. We have stayed here twice. Its been a few years though.

"Great stay"

dggh83177, Hartselle, Alabama 28/06/2016

We stayed here after leaving Sequoia/ Kings Canyon NP. We had to get a two room/ three bed suite since that's all that was available. The lady at the desk was super friendly and the rooms were clean. The only draw-back was there wasn't any parking by our room and we had to walk our luggage from another section of rooms. No big deal though since we were able to move our car closer first thing the next morning:) we would stay here again for sure!

"Best WesternPlus Yousemjite Gasteway Inn, Oakhurst ,Ca"

Joann C, Upland, United States 27/06/2016

The room was very clean. Had the option of using both the indoor and outdoor pool. This Besrt Western does no provide breakfast, all thought there is a restaurant locaied next door. Their are plenty of other restaurants, with some within walking distance to the hotel.

"out of Yosemite hotel - campy but not cheap"

Kathleen B, monrovia, United States 27/06/2016

location was good if you wanted to be outside of Yosemite. It's pretty far though when you add the driving around the park. It was a 2 1/2 hour drive to May Lake to hike. Out dated hotel with outdated bathrooms, scratchy towels, no more than adequate beds and campy decor. Friendly and knowledgable staff and the bus to Yosemite picks you right up at the front door. Free breakfast would've been nice for a day of hiking. We did get a 25% discount on breakfast if you ate at the hotel.

"A Comfortable Hotel not far from Yosemite"

Brian R, St. Neots, United Kingdom 25/06/2016

The hotel is a collection of units spread up a hill. I was in the unit at the top which meant a pleasant woodland setting well away from the road. The downside was it was bit of a hike to get out to the main street for dinner. Not a bother on a pleasant mild evening. The room was comfortable and quiet meaning a good night sleep. Unusually for a Best Western there is no included breakfast.

"Large rooms for long stays!!!"

Linda L, santa ana, United States 24/06/2016

Room and bathroom were large with a balcony. We only spent one day in Yosemite NP. Saw everything we wanted to see. Had two enjoyable days at BW Yosemite Gateway. BFF and I did not feel cramped. Very relaxing time in a nice clean room.

"It's more about the location "

grazmoe, Mansfield, Texas 23/06/2016

We used this motel as our base of operations for visiting Yosemite. Check-in was easy. The room was clean if a bit dated. We didn't use the pool or the adjoining restaurant. Just slept there. We would do it again. It's best feature is proximity to the park.

"Gorgeous property & thanks to Kyle, an amazing room location perfect for what we were looking for! Thank you, Kyle! :)"

Nicole R, Santa Cruz, United States 23/06/2016

We were coming to visit Yosemite and this property is perfect for staying just outside of Yosemite and driving in. The property is well taken care of and beautiful. For breakfast each day we ate at their restaurant on site which was great! We enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub after a day of hiking in Yosemite. The best thing about our stay was the location of our room and the superb service we received from their front desk attendant, Kyle! This was our first time calling the hotel and he greeted us with a smile you could hear through the phone. His customer service skills were excellent and he really made us excited to stay there. He listened to and answered all of our many questions while at the same time noting our request for some type of "view" if possible. We were also interested in a room away from lots of noise. After being greeted when we arrived by a not so friendly attendant we were nervous that we might not have as great of an experience as we anticipated. However, when we got to our room we were so excited to see that thanks to Kyle we had exactly what we wanted! Our room was all the way in the back. The view, gorgeous! We just loved it! The deck large and view is looking out into the woods. We thought we were staying right in Yosemite. The rest of our stay was wonderful and we just cannot thank Kyle enough. We can't wait to go back and enjoy another stay on this property and hope to thank him in person.

"Good location little dated"

User 23/06/2016

After a day in Yosemite this was an ideal location, quick check in, complimentary coffee at reception. Bit of a trek to the room but parking directly ourside so really not a problem. Room very dated in need of modernisation, although clean enough. Indoor and outdoor pool available. Comfortable beds although lumpy pillows. Very noisy air conditioning. All in all pleasant albeit in need of modernisation, brighter colours would be more inviting!

"Rustic "

bezfam, PA 22/06/2016

When we first walked into our rustic room we found WAY too many flies. We took action and managed to get all 15 of them. Housekeeping or the last occupant must have left the unscreened patio door open. We went down and told the front desk and they made a note of it. No other flies entered for our next two nights. The room itself is dated and needs a facelift and some intense dusting behind the headboards. The beds were really comfortable though and the bathroom had plenty of towels. Parking is tough. Not enough spots per room and some take some intense maneuvering to get into. All in all we'd probably stay here again.

"Excellent rooms, staff and grounds"

David K, Bakersfield, United States 21/06/2016

This is just simply a great hotel. The grounds are beautiful. Not a disappointment after spending the day in the splendor of Yosemite. I took a picture of the grounds from our balcony. So green! The staff is wonderful from the front desk to the friendly housekeeping gals. The rooms have hand painted murals of Yosemite and the beds were heavenly! The rooms have everything you will need. And the indoor and outdoor pools are both really nice. We are returning for another stay next month. I hate to say anything negative about this excellent hotel but looks can be deceiving and we were extremely disappointed with the dinner we had here. Two of our three dinners including the Prime Rib were just not good. Next time we will eat elsewhere. However, the bar looked inviting so we will try that next time. Enjoy!!

"Old and Tired"

poem19girl, Ohio 19/06/2016

We chose this hotel to get a suite (we had three people) and because it was close to one of the entrances of Yosemite National Park. Walking into the room was a step back into the 70's. It seriously needed updating--carpet seams loose, outdated wallpaper, old furniture, beige bathroom fixtures. The furniture also needed to be moved for a good vacuuming underneath! There was only one TV even though it was really a two-room suite, with two beds in one room and one bed in a separate room. The TV was also old and the picture was slightly fuzzy. We killed a few bugs when we first checked in, but given that the door opens directly to the outside, I understand that is a possibility. However, we found a few ants on the counter of the in-room sink the first day. The second morning, there were lots more ants on a toothbrush and in a cup on the same counter. The only food we had in the room were a few pieces of fruit that we kept in the mimi-frig. No food was left on the counter. On check-out I told the desk clerk about the ants and her response was that housekeeping would be informed. Also, keep in mind that there are no elevators as far as I could tell. The outside entrances have stairs leading to the second floor. So if you can't or don't want to haul suitcases make sure you ask for ground floor. The lobby of this hotel is very nice and the grounds were lovely. There is a outdoor pool, a laundry facility, and a small workout room. Our guest room, however left a lot to be desired. I stayed at the Best Western in Novato, CA, on the same vacation and the difference was night and day. This is also a BW with no complimentary breakfast. Some new hotels were under construction when we were in Oakhurst, so maybe more competition in the Yosemite area will inspire this hotel to upgrade and update.

"It's OK....."

bostondave34, Bedford, New Hampshire 18/06/2016

Did a little time traveling here. The hotel is well located for a reasonable priced stay around Yosemite. We were here for two nights. It's about a 30 minute drive to the south entrance of the park ( and another hour or so to the valley). The hotel is clean and well maintained, but the decor reminded me of motels in the 70's. The bathroom had pinkish fixtures, but was clean and well equipped with linens and toiletries. The beds were comfortable, but for some reason they used half size pillows which were a little hard to get used to. The carpets could use a change, the color difference from the trafficed to untrafficed areas being very noticeable. Apparently the "plus" refers to the restaurant, bar and wi-fi. We didn't use the bar and only had breakfast in the restaurant. The service was very good, the waitress very friendly and the quality of the food was very good. The wi-if in our room was so slow as to be too frustrating to use. Overall. If you're going to stay in Oakhurst this place is fine for a day or two.

"Great place to stay, great value "

User 17/06/2016

Stayed here with our 2 children. Conveniently located near Yosemite National Park. The restaurant here is a plus and the food was very good. Plenty of parking and the free WiFi worked very well as I had no cell phone service anywhere in Oakhurst.

"Perfect base for Yosemite National Park"

User 15/06/2016

My husband and I stayed at the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn for one night as a base for our trip to the Yosemite National Park. The location was perfect and the hotel suited our needs for this trip. Our checkin was great, where we received an overview of the surrounding area, tips for what to see and when and a map/tourist guide of the Yosemite National Park. The rooms are slightly outdated, the bed and pillows slightly uncomfortable and a very noisy air conditioner however this was not a surprise due to the rating of the hotel; I believe this hotel is a top hotel for this rating. The hotel was fully occupied when we stayed and you would not have known. We headed into the Park at 15:30 for a "quick" sightsee, this turned into watching the sunset over Glacier Point. The result of this was us not being prepared for dinner (there was a microwave and fridge in our room). With the usual tourist traffic heading back down to Oakhurst we were very concerned we had missed all of the dining options in town however were relieved to find that the hotels restaurant was serving food until 22:00 (we arrived back in town at 21:50)! The meal and beverages were good and our server was wonderful. All in all, I would highly recommend staying here as a base for your adventures in the Yosemite National Park.

"close to Yosemite with great amenities"

mvgirl41, oak bluffs 13/06/2016

Although the rooms were a bit dated, this place had everything we needed for a relaxing couple of days while we explored Yosemite National Park. As previously stated, the room was a bit dated, but otherwise comfortable and clean, with free internet access, a microwave, and a refrigerator. This is a big property, and our room was in the back. It was quiet, and there is plenty of parking. There is both an indoor and outdoor pool and spa, and as the weather was sunny and warm during our visit, we used the outdoor spaces. The pool area is clean, well-maintained, well landscaped, and private. There is a full service restaurant on site, which is convenient, and there are a number of good restaurants we discovered in close proximity as well. The drive to Yosemite is easy from Oakhurst, and this was a convenient and reasonably priced option for our trip. The staff was pleasant and helpful also.

"Nice stay"

HFrancis11, Ashville, Ohio 13/06/2016

This was a very nice place to stay. Our room was the perfect size for our family. The rooms were very clean and the outside appearance was lovely. This location offers an outdoor pool (we did not use) and an indoor pool that our children used. Both areas were kept clean. The staff was friendly too. I would come back to stay here again!

"Visiting Yosemite"

Mavis B, Tenerife, Spain 13/06/2016

Amazing hotel, everything fabulous, room overlooked pool and the views were stunning from balcony. Was able to sit on the balcony late afternoon with a glass of wine and just breathe in the view. Reception staff very accommodating. Can only rate this first class and would recommend. There is also a laundry on site, huge bonus when traveling, plus indoor pool and spa pool. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and sad to leave.

"Nice Decor and Location"

Buckeye_Traveller, Massillon, Ohio 13/06/2016

My family and I stayed at the Best Western Plus in Oakhurst, California in June 2016. This hotel is on the main road through Oakhurst to Yosemite National Park. The park is about 30 minutes from the hotel, and Yosemite Valley is another hour from the park entrance. The hotel is beautifully decorated in a log cabin/lodge style, with a waterfall on the grounds. There are several buildings containing the rooms, that are not connected to the main lobby. The buildings are 2 floors with no elevators. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, that we did not have time to use, since we were at Yosemite during most of our stay. The included WiFi was good. Our room had 2 queen size beds, which were very comfortable. When we checked in, the very nice lady at the front desk helped us move our room to the building with the guest laundry, as we had a lot of laundry to do that evening. She also recommended bus tours to Yosemite so we would not have to drive and find a parking spot in that heavily visited, but beautiful park. Our only complaints are that there is no free breakfast. There is a restaurant on the premises, but it is very expensive. If you eat there, be sure to ask for the 10% discount for hotel guests and check the receipt that was taken off. We also had mosquitoes in our room, which I had to remove on several occasions. Other than that, we really enjoyed this establishment, and would recommend it when staying in the Yosemite/Oakhurst area.

"Too expensive for what it is"

Dario I, London, United Kingdom 13/06/2016

They clearly take advantage of the location and relative lack of competition. The rooms are not up to Best Western PLUS quality standards, especially the bathrooms. The breakfast was good. You will have to lug your luggage to your room...there are no luggage carts.

"Will be back"

User 13/06/2016

Had a fantastic time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Beautiful location and layout. Stayed in a family room, everyone, including the dogs were very happy. Next time we come to Yosemite National Park we will stay here again and include a day or two to just enjoy the hotel.

"Enjoyed our stay "

OZNic81, Melbourne, Australia 11/06/2016

Great place to stay just outside of Yosemite. We stayed two nights. Fridge and microwave large clean rooms. The pool both indoor and outdoor were great after a long day of hiking. The spa secluded and relaxing. A relaxing place to stay surrounded by the gardens on a hill. Also has a neat and tidy laundry to do your washing. Would stay there again.

"Not worth the price"

weroadtrip, Kansas City, Missouri 10/06/2016

Stayed one night, and room was ok, but not worth the price. No extra blanket, only two towels, bed wasn't comfortable...just not worth the cost. Definitely more expensive because of proximity to Yosemite. We didn't use the pool or eat in their restaurant (no free breakfast, but guests did get a discount). Not bad, just disappointing.

"Overnight stop"

User 09/06/2016

Basic but great. Check in staff were very helpful. Rooms were slightly dated furniture wise but it wasn't an issue at all. Plenty of local places to eat. Didn't have a chance to view the pools but there is an indoor and outdoor pool.

"Basic but Comfortable"

User 09/06/2016

We had a very short overnight stay here. It was basic, but the room was certainly big enough. Certainly could do with a renovation. We had a breakfast included at a surcharge in a restaurant onsite. Restaurant was quite old, yet plenty of food options. The property has apparently a spa but we did not see or try. Free parking on site for self parking.

"Good location for Yosemite and other attractions"

tessamum, Hailsh 08/06/2016

This was our first hotel on a very long holiday visiting all the National Parks, so we were happy with the standard.The hotel grounds were pretty though there was no where to sit outside as the pool was closed. However it was very convenient to visit Yosemite and the old railway.

"Comfort after Yosemite tent cities"

OntarioCanuck1, Toronto, Canada 08/06/2016

Stayed after Yosemite stay, good sized rooms, clean, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, wifi TV. Good location, lots of parking. So nice to have a few comforts and Best Western delivered. No free breakfast but a discount at restaurant. Would stay again.

"Charming at the Yosemite gateway"

Jim S, Tucson, Arizona 08/06/2016

This rather large hotel is spread into several building up a rather steep hill. It is a friendly and well equipped facility. The grounds are wooded and very natural. Room was large and adequately furnished albeit a bit dated. Oakhurse is a great place to stay before your Yosemite vacation.

"Nice but Expensive"

Larry J, Cave Creek, AZ 07/06/2016

Five guys on a motorcycle adventure. Our needs are basic: clean, dark, quiet, and with safe parking for the bikes. At this place we opted for one room with 2 beds and one with three. That put us in the "family section," but it wasn't bad. They do not provide a breakfast but instead a 25% off coupon for the attached restaurant.

"Yosemite Park Trip"

User 07/06/2016

The Best Western PLUS in Oakhurst CA, a hotel located out side the park is beautiful and rustic with a unique setting in the side of a mountain. The rooms are situated on many levels with barbecues located for everybodies use for their private parties. All the rooms are pet friendly so having our doxie was no problem. The rooms are large and beds comfortable. We enjoyed our stay as well as the restaurant and lounge and would recommend it to everyone.

"Great gateway to Yosemite"

Aero999, Fairfax Station, Virginia 05/06/2016

The grounds of this property are magnificant! Plan enough time into your schedule to tour the grounds and to take advantage of the hotel amenities. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately breakfast is not included in the nightly rate.

"Great place to stay outside of Yosemite"

Prasida H, Davis, CA, United States 04/06/2016

Great location; good bus service to and from the hotel. rooms were reasonably comfortable and all amenities were fully functional. Lobby was decorated beautifully. This is a fantastic and economical place to stay if you're visiting Yosemite. The bus service (or if you have a car) makes it super easy to see all that Yosemite offers at a great price

"Hotel meets expectations"

User 03/06/2016

While the hotel decor is dated, the staff are pleasant and professional and all expectations of a good stay were met. The hotel is about 14 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite which makes it fairly convenient.

"Great Place"

Mette P, Hillerod, Denmark 03/06/2016

The room was nice and had every thing we needed. It takes about 1 hour to drive to Yosemite national park from the hotel, which was fine. We drove by glacier point on your way to the valley. There are no breakfast included, but you get 25% on the restaurant. Do to the opening hours, we didn't try it. One thing I didn't like has the balcony, which was one large sharing balcony and not so private.

"Dated & borderline dirty"


My husband and I stayed here twenty years ago while visiting Yosemite and thought it would be fun to return with our two teenage boys. They have not changed or updated a thing in twenty years. The property and rooms look very tired and unkempt. Our room was musty, smelly and somewhat dirty. My son's allergies were really bad in the room.The staff were indifferent, definitely not overly friendly. We honestly could not wait to check out. It is such a shame that they have let the place go because it has the potential to be a really nice place.

"Base Camp for Yosemite"

Laura1470, Newnan, Georgia 01/06/2016

This was our base camp for our 5 day hiking vacation in Yosemite. It is still a bit of a drive to the park but it's priced much better then anything in the park! The room was clean, quiet, and the bed was comfortable. We had a nice deck outside our room and a deer would wander around in the evening which was a bonus! The outdoor pool and hot tub are great after a day on the trails. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed our stay very much!

"Hidden gem, great service"

thatswhatshesaid99, Seattle, Washington 30/05/2016

Unique, terraced property with both indoor and outdoor pool, restaurant, playground, and exercise room. Way more that we expected for a Best Western. The best was the excellent service -- they accommodated an early check in with crib in the room ready to go so that our tired toddler could take a nap! Very responsive service. Would definitely go back.

"Best Wester Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn Oakhurst, CA"

Barb O, Ste Genevieve 30/05/2016

This Best Western is a great place to stay on the way to Yosemite. The restaurant on the property was excellent as well. Great night sleep, clean comfortable rooms. I recommend and give this hotel a thumbs up.

"Closer to Yosemite than Most!"

daytripsanddaydreams, Columbus, Ohio 29/05/2016

No Free Breakfast is always a disappointment, but you do get a 25% off coupon to the restaurant on-site if that suffices. The " Coffee Service" was just plain coffee and the same is available in your room. Not impressive.The gym doesn't open until 8am. The suite rooms are large with two bedrooms and come with a balcony. You get a fridge, microwave,and coffee pot but no stove or toaster. Once we realized we'd be having to pay for breakfast we went to the nearby Vons Grocery to grab food. With Yosemite Tunnel View a little more than an hour away on 41 we were surprised to see that this hotel was probably the closest we could get to the park without camping or lodging inside Yosemite itself. We checked in around midnight and our night-shift desk clerk was wonderful. He shared a map of the Hotel Site ( which encompasses many different buildings and cottages all up a hill) and pointed out amenities. He also shared a local map of all the restaurants, stores, etc. in Oakhurst which was very helpful and told us which way to go to get to Yosemite. The ladies at the front desk were also helpful and re-magnetized my hotel key i don't know how many times ( since I kept keeping it too close to my phone and wouldn't be able to get into my room). All in all it was adequate for what we needed. Which was a hotel with suite rooms close to Yosemite that didn't cost too much. Our Best Western member number got us Free Wi-Fi, but this isn't free for non-members. Knowing now that the " Plus" in Best Western Plus means "no breakfast" we'll do better making sure to choose the regular Best Western in the future.

"What a Disappointment!"

Carl B, La Verne, United States 27/05/2016

This hotel is old, dirty, uncaring, smelly, and nothing like it appears from the pictures online. Staff are not responsive unless asked more than once in a forceful tone--shouldn't have to speak that way to hotel staff. We will not stay here again and had the same type of experience at a Best Western in Buellton, CA. No more stays at a Best Western for sure!

"Best western plus"

janis17656harris, Thatcham, United Kingdom 26/05/2016

Excellent rooms a shame about the horrible breakfast. Room clean and bathroom clean. Breakfast was a continental one hot food was awful and cold! Would stay there but avoid the breakfast. It was a bit noisy as it was on a junction tried to stay in a hotel nearby but it was full. Lovely little town but not many amenities

"Perfect Gateway to Yosemite"

Herb H, San Diego, United States 25/05/2016

This hotel did not disappoint. It had a great family room that had two separate bedrooms, perfect for four guests. It had a lot of foliage on the property which made it lush and relaxing. I loved the indoor pool with a waterfall in the room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I loved this place and look forward to coming back the next time I we visit Yosemite.

"Beautiful surroundings"

Chris S, Norco, California 25/05/2016

I love staying here. It is beautiful, quiet and serene. Rooms are always clean and well decorated. Landscape is fantastic. Staff is always polite, helpful and well groomed/ Attire is clean and neat. The rooms are fantastic and clean. I have never had a problem or complaint at Gate Way Best Western.

"Great place to stay"

User 24/05/2016

This is a very clean and comfortable hotel to stay at. The pool and hot tub are nice too. Very close to many Food stores, gas stations and restaurants. Front desk staff are very helpful and are very nice! Housekeepers do a great job with keeping the rooms clean. Grounds of the hotel are kept up very well. If you are going to Yosemite from here it will take you about an hour to reach Yosemite village on a very curvy road.

"Good location, dingy and overpriced hotel"

classic1903, Oxnard, California 24/05/2016

Don't be fooled by the lobby pictures of this property. The rooms (not pictured) are old, dark and depressing. Room rates are overpriced at $160 per night. The hotel staff are very nice. Very nice and popular cocktail lounge and dining room.

"Decent Place"

JandJ71, Cheshire 23/05/2016

Organising a hotel to visit Yosemite from the UK was a challenge. The price of hotels in the park was extraordinary but after a lot of research we came up with this one and overall were not disappointed. A word of caution 'gateway' to the park it may be but that still entails about a 30 minute drive to the entrance and then over one hour to Yosemite village. When you enter the park and see a sign saying no overtaking for 26 miles you know you are in for a slow journey. On the plus side it is extraordinary scenic, your passengers will appreciate it, but the driver will be so busy concentrating on the numerous bends in the road that they will see nothing much. The hotel is spread out over a large area in blocks. Although the views potentially could be spectacular, in truth most are marred by large trees growing in front of the balcony. There is a small indoor pool with hot tub available and an even smaller gym. The outdoor pool was not open when we were there (May). The restaurant serves wonderful food. Unfortunately the service is very poor and yiu will have to wait an inordinate length of time for the food to arrive. We tried this bot at breakfast and dinner times and found it to be the same no matter when we went. We heard many other diners voicing the same opinion. You have to wait until someone comes to seat you, and despite the restaurant being far from full, you are simply ignored until someone can be bothered to come and speak to you. By contrast the reception staff without exception were first class. Very helpful and knowledgeable. The price was good for what we got so overall we were happy with the experience. Another three hotels are being built very close to this one, so competition as far as the consumer is concerned can only be good. Don't just go here to visit Yosemite this is great hiking area, and a visit to Bass lake is also worthwhile.

"Damp Yosemite experience"

Jeff V, Southampton, United Kingdom 23/05/2016

This Hotel is a dark and brooding place. The low temperatures,rain and chill didn't help. We took a punt on a "run of the house" room and were pleasantly surprised with a twin queen room.( the cost was taken from our account 6 weeks before we arrived) But oh so dark inside, a huge picture of Yosemite valley had been painted on the wall behind the beds which were comfortable enough. The air extractor in the bathroom was very noisy as were guests in adjoining rooms. The reception area ,dining and bar were festooned with awful pictures , those of flowers looked just as dead as everything else. Food was average but steaks for dinner on our last night were even worse.just not good enough. Good service in Restaurant. The restaurant and bar were closing down at 9 pm , the barman seemed in a big hurry to get home. On arrival the receptionist was very matter of fact, no warm greetings, nice to see you etc. Just the key and directions to our room. On leaving ,just as bad, not interested in our stay at all. I would suggest BW management needs to get a grip on staff/guest relationships. This place could do so much better but overall disappointing and our next visit to Yosemite won't include this Hotel. A blip in our 25th Anniversary Californie road trip .

"Two night stay"

Janet D, Bainbridge, Georgia 22/05/2016

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, I booked a room with two KING size beds at this hotel. Large clean room, very comfortable beds and pillows, large bathroom with nice hot showers, free wifi, coffee, mini fridge; things I look for while traveling. We decided to skip the restaurant for dinner (because of Tripadvisor reviews) and have breakfast there instead. Breakfast was Great!! Service was good and all around good experience at the restaurant. Check in and out was fast and efficient. Turned out to be one of our favorite hotels on our 900 mile trip in California.

"One of the better places to stay in Oakhurst"

ZaylaT, Perth, Australia 22/05/2016

My partner and I spent two nights at this accommodation as a base point to explore Yosemite. It is located about 30 mins from the main entrance into Yosemite. Our check in process was efficient and smooth with a map of the property provided. There was ample parking provided right outside our room with a gym, laundry and pool/spa all provided. Our room had two queen beds and the room was clean. There was a musky smell in the room but I think it was just more that the property is quite old. The decor was dated and old but everything still worked fine. The wifi connection was good, beds comfortable and the shower pressure good. Given the price we paid for the accommodation and the limited time we spent in the room, we were satisfied with the accommodation and would stay there again if in the area.

"Pet friendly"

Daniel C, Lakewood, United States 19/05/2016

We travel with our German Shepherd and Yosemite Gateway is the place to stay. The grounds are beautiful and the staff are wonderful. Plenty of places to walk the dog on the grounds as long as you are a responsible dog owner and pick up.

"Very happy customer"

Madeline V, Yosemite Nat'l Park, United States 18/05/2016

I find this hotel provides an excellent product for the price. Staff is quite accommodating, rooms comfortable and clean, with plenty of available amenities. Also, the staff was quite knowledgeable about the local area. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone needing an affordable yet quite satisfactory hotel in a central point in the Yosemite Valley area.

"Barman Kalon :)"

Chris D, Weybridge, England, United Kingdom 17/05/2016

A bit dated, and the food not the best as others have pointed out but the location and setting were spot on and for those reasons alone I'd happily stay again. What really made me write this review was Kalon who was working the bar the night we stayed. No matter who he served, be it local or guest, he made us all feel very welcome and no request too was small, and all done with enthusiasm and genuine friendliness. Kalon is a real asset to the Gateway as well as Best Western. TIP HIM WELL PLEASE!

"Good departure point for Yosemite"

Vince47, Arizona 17/05/2016

We stayed at the Best Western both before and after our trip to Yosemite National Park. The park entrance is less than 20 miles away. The hotel is well maintained, the staff was friendly and helpful and the room comfortable. They also offered a military discount. I would stay at this hotel again.

"Great hotel, great stay"

Wim P, dronryp, The Netherlands 16/05/2016

Beautiful hotel, friendly staf, great service, fantastic lobby, beautiful surroundings. 20 minutes from Yosemity entrabce south. 90 minutes from Yosemite village. Our children loved the indoorpool. Take a hike through the fields to the north-west of Oakhurst in the spring. You'll love it!

"Rustic hotel near South Entrance"

VAtraveler2x, Manassas, VA 15/05/2016

The hotel was a bit rustic and coming from Napa it was more noticeable. At first We could not decide if our room was smokey or musty. We decided on musty. The heating system helped. Amenities include a a laundry that we did use and a pool that we did not. There was free wifi. Our room was spacious and included a refrigerator. It could probably use updating and there was an accumulation of dirt and hair underneath the part of the door that was not exposed when opened, otherwise we felt the room was clean. We caught the Yarts bus to Yosemite Valley right in front of the hotel which worked out great for us. The staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds are spread out, so if you plan on parking and not moving your car ask for a room up front. We were less than impressed with the affiliated restaurant so I would recommend avoiding it and eating somewhere else in Oakhurst. We liked the Italian Restaurant, Diciccos, especially appreciated after a long day of hiking.

"Good hotel, poor food"

PhyllRutland_UK, Rutland, UK 12/05/2016

Excellent choice of hotel for visiting Yosemite National Park. Good rooms, with adjacent parking and great laundrette (1.25$ wash, 1.25$ for 60 minutes tumble dry). The restaurant is NOT good for a non-Americans and since most visitors are not local, the menus for breakfast and dinner are not attractive. The only buffet option is the salad "all you can eat", of assorted tinned fruit and veg under a lighted cabinet. Not recommended! The "continental breakfast" has a bowl of porridge, a bowl of sugar with some raisins on top, a small bowl of diced melon, unpleasant strawberry yoghurt, and 2 slices of soggily buttered toast. Not what Europeans would think of as a continental breakfast. The menu is unnecessarily complicated, service slow and over-familiar. Steaks have a high proportion of fat. Disappointing. Eat elsewhere if you can!

"My review"

Susanne C, LA, United States 12/05/2016

Very nice grounds, waterfall-BBQ picnic area, nice exercise machine room, nice indoor pool and hot tub, very spacious and nicely landscaped. Nice people. I CAN'T CONTINUE AND POST THIS REVIEW BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN BLACKLISTED UNTIL I PROVIDE A MINIMUM OF 200 CHARACTERS. HAD I KNOWN, I NEVER WOULD BE SO KIND AS TO REVIEW THE MOTEL. you want characters, I don't know my current count, but this should get to 200.

"Good Choice Close to Yosemite"

Pigcat, California 12/05/2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at this Best Western many years ago and were pleasantly surprised to see the numerous improvements that have made to this property since that time. The hotel consists of about 6 two-storey buildings along the side of a hill. During our latest visit, we got a double queen on the upper floor of the building at the top of the hill. The room was spacious, quiet, and clean with a small kitchenette and balcony overlooking a dense growth of trees. The beds were comfortable although there were too many pillows which seems to be ubiquitous with all hotels now. The only negatives were the tap water had a funky taste and it took a little while for the water to heat up in the shower. The hotel has a restaurant on the premises. Our package included a 10% discount on the breakfast so we took advantage of that. The menu offered a good variety of food from oatmeal and yogurt to omelettes, waffles, pancakes, and Eggs Benedict. The food was hearty and our server was friendly with a good sense of humor. Oakhurst is very convenient to the south entrance of Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove of sequoias. However, be forewarned that the grove is undergoing restoration through Spring 2017 so that area has limited access for visitors. Otherwise, it is about 40-50 minutes to drive to the western entrance near the town of Mariposa.

"Good Choice for Visiting Yosemite"

John I, Bloomfield, New Jersey 11/05/2016

This hotel is a good choice for your visit to Yosemite National Park. While it is about 14 miles from the South Gate entrance, it is in a developed town of Oakhurst which offers options for dinner and shopping. The quality of the hotel is very good and the cost is reasonable. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The service was good as well. This is the 4th Best Western I stayed in on my trip to Oregon and California. My comments apply to the other BW hotels I stayed. BW has improved the quality of their properties and should be considered if your travel plans necessitate a hotel.

"Oakhurst Best Western"

User 09/05/2016

Based on my family size of 6, this hotel offered the best room setup. Rented a room that had 2 queen beds in main bedroom and another queen bed in the front room. Room size was good. Overall clean. But other areas do need upkeep such as grimy door edges. Hotel has a laundromat which was helpful after coming back from Yosemite National Park. Internet speed was good - no connection issues.

"Nice clean room with a view and balcony"

Volle1953, Taarnby, Denmark 08/05/2016

Not far away from the South Entrence to Yosemite Park. Great room with balcony overlooking the mountains. Prices are OK. Refigirator, microwave and coffee machine. Good service at the front desk. Senior discount. AAA discount. Will absolutely stay there again.


Majella H, DERRY, United Kingdom 08/05/2016

This is an amazing hotel to stay, everything including location, staff and room was amazing. about an hour drive to Yosemite ...... great food as well. great tv service and internet connection. very attractive hotel loddy and the rooms were huge. totally recommend as a location to visit Yosemite.

"Cadre verdure tres reposant."

DRINE76, Paris, France 07/05/2016

Very nice place to stay with family in a luxurious environment. Very calm and relaxing, good restaurant with a great bar tender(waiter) really helpful and always smiling! This guy made our day !! I recommend this place.

""Best in Town" but..."

RuNanS, Pacific Grove, California 06/05/2016

This hotel is rated by most people as best in town, but that's not saying a lot. There's nothing wrong with it -- typical Best Western Plus -- but there's nothing special about it. Room was a good size, with 2 queens; table and chairs; desk and chair; kitchenette with microwave, sink and fridge; bathroom with good space for toiletries. Bathroom lacked a fan, so it was always getting steamed up and contributing to heat/humidity in room. Decor was that dreary gold-brown-beige that so many hotels seem to be favoring. Nice balcony outside room with table and chairs. Indoor pool clean but too small to really swim.

"we can be better"

Oz Z, Even Yehuda 06/05/2016

Look like an old decoration that the time jump on them. The staff can be more collaborate and helpful when we ask about places to eat. The hotel restaurant didn't make you fill hungry. The location was great and the room is big enough for 2 adults an 2 young children.( 10 of 10) Laundry room in the hotel sometime make the different and it give the hotel more points.

"Comfortable accommodations for day trips to Yosemite"

Robert F, West Springfield, Massachusetts 04/05/2016

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel which served us well as a place to rest and recover from our day trips into Yosemite and Fresno. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Our room was at the far end of the winding drive up the hill, and looked out into a wooded area, where we relaxed after our long days of driving, hiking, and sightseeing.


rayne65, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 03/05/2016

The Best Western was a big disappointment. We are frequent travelers and are partial to Marriott and Hilton hotels. We gave the Best Western a chance and were very disappointed from the time we arrived. The gentleman checking us in was not very welcoming or friendly and not what I have come to appreciate from my travels. The rooms are quiet large and spacious but not well taken care of. There were spiderwebs hanging from the ceiling and the soap dish in the tub was torn from the wall. The hotel was half empty so I don't know why they could not have placed us in a room that had a soap dish attached. I understand that a soap dish is not a necessity but why place a guest in a room with a missing one if there are other options. Perhaps the worst surprise was the roach feces that was in the toilet paper holder. I will not consider staying in a Best Western again as I also had reservations for the Lake Tahoe Best Western a few nights later and had to cancel those after arriving because of an even worse facility. They refused to refund the first night of my reservation so I ended up paying for a night there as well as the Marriott which is where we ended up staying. Apparently neither cleanliness or good customer service is a priority of either of these Best Western hotels.

"Loved it!"

User 03/05/2016

Overnight stay after an exhausting day at Yosemite was made blissful by friendly staff, excellent service, and great amenities. It was not too far from the park, and was within a couple of minutes' drive from most eateries in the area.

"Great location in Oakhurst"

User 01/05/2016

We drove in late for an overnight stay to catch an early tour time. The lobby of the hotel is cozy and the front desk staff was friendly and efficient. I didn't love the fact that our room was on the second floor and there was no elevator, but thankfully we only had 2 bags for the 5 of us so it wasn't too much of a problem. If you don't like stairs, request the first floor. We stayed in a family room which was 2 bedrooms connected by a small kitchen-like area and bathroom. Yes, the decor is dated. The waterfall wall mural in one of the bedrooms definitely dates the room as did the tile in the bathroom, but considering the age the room did not show any wear and tear. It was extremely clean and comfortable. I liked the benches at the end of each bed that we used for luggage. Check out was a breeze and the hotel let us leave our car in the lot while we were on our tour. Overall a great experience.

"Comfortable hotel"

User 29/04/2016

Good hotel with indoor swimming pool laundry facilities and next door was a bar too. The room was quite dark with the colours. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean and tidy. The reception were very helpful. The only downside is all the rooms are pet friendly rooms. Also had wifi in the rooms. Our room was down some stairs so was tricky with two large wheeled bags

"good value"

Joanne B, Oradell, New Jersey 28/04/2016

Room was clean and quiet. It was last room available for handicapped. But they gave it to my daughter and I. We were suprised how reasonable it was since the info. we had gotten from a website stated a higher price. We had originally gone to Mariposa but the Best Western there didn't look too inviting. Either did anything else there so we traveled to Oakhurst. Glad we did.

"Base for exploring Yosemite"

Attis1, Oxford, United Kingdom 27/04/2016

We spent two nights in the Best Western Yosemite Gateway and it was quite good. We recently stayed in Best Besterns and were looking forward for this stay as always had good experience. The location is really good. Just off the main road in the middle of the town. There is free parking available. Check in was quick and easy, the lady was nice. Rooms are great in size, comfy bed, flat TV with cable and HBO, tea/coffee and a fridge. We were staying on the top of the hill, in the same building where the indoor pool and the jacuzzi are, came handy. Those are also nice to use. Wifi is free and reliable. There is a restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is not included in the price which was a bit of a disappointment especially this is a Best Western Plus. All the other BW s had breakfast included and were good. This place you have a 25% off voucher for the restaurant for breakfast and 10% off dinner. All in all a good stay, would recommend.

"Yosemite Paradise"

Kevin H, Erie, United States 27/04/2016

A beautiful hotel with a great restaurant, especially for breakfast, that is made even better by the incredible staff working there. The rooms are large with a fitting decor and the views are awesome. The rooms buildings are built up on a hill behind the main building and allow for some pretty cool atmosphere. I would definitely stay here again.

"Awesome Hotel! Outstanding staff!"

David C, Cape Canaveral, United States 27/04/2016

Great staff! Friendly, very helpful. The hotel grounds look great - the room was clean - everything worked! Definitely would stay here again! The location is convenient, nice layout of the hotel grounds!

"Yosemite Hotel"

User 26/04/2016

Most amenities were ok, but the rooms a little dated. The internet wasn't great. The kids were in love with the pool, but the cleanliness of the bathrooms (for the indoor pool) and size of the pool towels left much to be desired.

"Great value, but the rooms don't smell great..."

Brendan F, Adelaide 25/04/2016

Great value hotel near Yosemite - and Oakhurst was a surprisingly nice little town as well. Rooms are basic but do the job. Only issue is the pretty weird smell in our room, but I think that's due to the age of the place. You get used to it anyway.

"Best Western Inn, Oakhurst, CA"

Bill C, Auburn, United States 25/04/2016

Wonderful location. Service, as well as location, made my business stay a reasonably priced and comfortable experience. Would gladly recommend for either business travel or pleasure. A short distance to Yosemite added to initial interest in selecting this Best Western Inn.


Preston M, Fresno, California 24/04/2016

Good accommodations and location, in town of Oakhurst which makes it convenient. Property exteriors need a bit of an update, but the landscaping is very nice. Pool area was indoor with a nice fountain but spa was not operational at time of stay.

"For service, price, value it get's a 10!"

Janet W, LONG BEACH, United States 24/04/2016

Wonderful place to stay with easy access to Yosemite. The hotel is charming, clean with a staff that is very helpful. It even has a restaurant on site which is very convenient. I'd recommend it to anyone.


bennybear, Calgary, Canada 23/04/2016

The hotel is adequately comfortable but a little dated. They have partially updated the bathrooms. You can hear noise of other rooms and breakfast is not included but you are offered a discount at their restaurant? It is half hour from Yosemite entrance but a good hour from the sights.

"Our favorite stop-over in Oakhurst"

James H, Rocklin, United States 23/04/2016

Very popular Yosemite area motel. We have visited this facility regularly over the years, and find new fascinating sights often. The rooms abound with original artwork painted by the original owner. We look forward to our next visit.

"Yosemite dat trip "

jsmith262015, Lismore, Australia 22/04/2016

We really wanted to visit Yosemite and this hotel offered a reasonable room for a family. Decor needs an update but all is clean. Good check in and room servicing. Lovely grounds and amenities. Close to town but breakfast should be included for the price... Ends up expensive for a family. Reasonable hotel but loud people upstairs made for a late night.

"Best value"

William O, San Diego, United States 22/04/2016

Whenever we visit Yosemite we stay the first night at the Yosemite Gateway Inn. After a long drive from San Diego it is refreshing to stay at this property. It is not the usual large boxy building but is built as several individual terraced structures on a hillside. The landscaping is made for the area with mature trees and plants.

"Cheap hotel in a quiet location far from Yosemite Park"

kalenalily, Millbrae, California 21/04/2016

This is a budget property for a Best Western. The mattresses were very firm and our bathroom had a sewage smell. I did inform checkout and she seemed a bit unconcerned as if she had heard this before. It is a nice layout for a Best Western in a quiet location. If you are staying here to go to Yosemite Park, be warned, this is about an hour from Yosemite Valley!

"Nicest Best Western I've ever been too"

Kevin M, Santa Clara, USA 20/04/2016

I've stayed her twice, in April 2015 and April 2016. This is by far the nicest Best Western I've ever been too. You get great value for the price. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Our rooms had beautiful murals of Yosemite painted on the walls. There are wooden sculptures of bears and statue of Liberty in various places around the hotel. The hotel itself is large spanning many buildings. There are two pools, and indoor and outdoor, so the kids can swim any time of year. There's a pretty good restaurant on site that gives 25% discount for breakfast and 10% the rest of the day. Free wifi and parking too. Couldn't find anything to not like about this place.

"Great Family choice"

User 19/04/2016

The beds were super comfy, the rooms were large and what a great indoor pool for the family. The location was easy to get to, and offered breakfast to start our day. We loved our stay, and being picked up right in front of the hotel for our guided Yosemite Tour was very convenient. What a great trip! We will be back!

"Great Place To Stay When Visiting The Park"

JohnFromSantaClara, Santa Clara, CA 19/04/2016

My family and I stayed at the property for three nights. When we first arrived the beautiful lobby and grounds made a great impressions. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with lots of trees, a waterfall, and even a playground for the kids. Our room was at the very top of the hill right above the indoor pool. The small suite had three rooms. Two bedrooms with 2 beds and one kitchen that led to a bath. Off the back room was a very nice balcony. The kitchen has a small sink, microwave, and minifridge which we used a lot during our stay. Here are the reasons why the I did not give it *****. ;) + The TV reception was not great. Lots of static on several channels. + Our largest complaint was the wifi reception. In our room we got 1 to 2 bars only and then we often got disconnects. :( + The electrical outlets where strange. They did not hold the plugs. ALL of the plugs in the place acted this way with all of our devices. You got 10% off dinner and 25% off breakfast if you ate at their adjoining restaurant. I will be reviewing that as well. ;) One weird thing happened. On our last day the house cleaning people said that they would not be cleaning our room because of staffing issues. They would provide sheets and towels but not cleaning. It was not a huge deal but it was strange. The staff was very friendly. We would stay here again. :)

"Truly a great stay for the price"

David P, Valley Springs, United States 19/04/2016

In the process of looking for property near Yosemite and found this Best Western to be just the place to stay. They accepted that our small dog was with us. They had internet access. TV with more then just local channels.

"A couple of days near Yosemite"

peter t, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho 18/04/2016

Found this location on the internet and was as expected. We were in California and wanted a day near Yosemite so booked 2 nights there. The room was very nice and the staff were pleasant. The price for the location was very good and after our arrival (we had driven all day from San Diego) and check in drove to the park for a late evening view. I admit the distance to the park was short but had no idea the road was as winding and took a bit longer than expected (although on vacation and had time).


255janetf, Speedway, IN 18/04/2016

Nice staff, nice property, be sure to ask for the "New building" as the old has 1960's rooms that smell like old cigarette smoke, old décor with pink tub etc.... Beds are hard. It's in the small town area and close to everything.


bekstu21, Perth, Australia 17/04/2016

This place flattered to deceive it was a joke... The room was next to the hotelS rubbish bins the view off the balcony was looking at barbed wire and private property signs. Bedding dirty and scratchy showers dirty. The room was left open and full of mosquitos. I know not much choice around there but definitely not there

"Good price, moderate quality"

Kyueun L, Palo Alt, United States 17/04/2016

I slept over this hotel before the day to travel Yosemite. And overall, the quality of services was good given the moderate priceline. The bed was comfy overall the room was clean. However, I would suggest the hotel to put more investment on pest-control(mosquitoes, flies).

"Loved it! "

Gouri S, Arlington, Virginia 17/04/2016

This hotel has everything you need in a place to stay: warm showers after a long hike, a place to eat on the property and large, clean, spacious rooms. It's about one hour from the national park, which is about the minimum distance you can be while not camping in Yosemite. Highly recommended!

"Beautiful surroundings"

Chris S, Norco, California 12/04/2016

You feel like you are on a vacation as soon as you walk the grounds. The staff are friendly and willing to assist in anyway possible. We enjoy staying at Best Western, particularly at Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst, CA. With the trees and waterfalls, birds and squirrels you don't need to venture far to feel like you are in the mountains.

"Wonderful place to stay and close to Yosemite"

buckwhite101, Hanford, California 12/04/2016

Stayed at this hotel for 4 days while on a hunting trip with a bunch of fellow Vets. Top notch rooms and service. The breakfasts were fabulous. For those getting ready to visit Yosemite NP this is the ideal place. It is just a few miles from the Park entrance.

"one of the best in oakhurst"

User 12/04/2016

Stayed here with some friends earlier. Enjoyed the experience so much that when we made the second trip last week, first hotel came to my mind is this. quite, clean and spacious rooms, indoor swimming pool....nice bar..overall great place to stay in oakhurst

"Spring Break 2016"

Janet M, Sacramento, California 11/04/2016

The motel experience was excellent. We used the indoor pool every night of our stay. Part of the fun was the large number of other children in the pool. Our room was bigger than expected and included a kitchenette. There were handy benches at the end of each of the King size beds. My only complaint is the side chairs (yay, 2) were next to a too tall dining table, and there was no table in the Kitchenette. We booked this motel because it was close to Yosemite, but that turned out to be misleading, since it was only measured to the gate. There was a harrowing drive on a winding, hairpin curve road for an hour and a half to Yosemite Valley.

"Would stay again!"

Mark H, Diamond Springs, United States 10/04/2016

Lovely grounds, nicely appointed rooms, inviting balconies. Indoor pool and spa felt great on a dreary day. Restaurant could use some updating to their limited menu. Overall, a great place to stay close to Yosemite.

"Beautiful grounds!"

mydogbuck, Cottonwood, California 08/04/2016

Would definitely stay here again. Perfect location to Yosemite and Bass Lake. Close to restaurants and grocery. Staff was very friendly and the grounds are nestled on the side of a hill beautifully landscaped. five star!


kpm45, illinois 07/04/2016

Totally 70s retro, from the wall mural, the fake fireplace to the hanging bubble lamp. The place was clean, and the beds comfortable. Not planning on going back, but it was the nicest hotel/motel in the immediate area.

"A good example of a Best Western hotel"

hammyhamster72, Derry Hill, United Kingdom 07/04/2016

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting Yosemite National Park. We were very tired after a long drive and so took advantage of the pool to relax. Pool is quite small but OK. Hotel has a pub/restaurant alongside where you get a 20% discount but can't comment on didn't use it. Rooms a bit tired but perfectly adequate. Quite a drive from Yosemite National Park though which surprised me, at least an hour's drive. Would recommend if you are looking to break your journey on the way there or back.

"Best place in Oakhurst"

Jeff F, Stockton, United States 07/04/2016

My stay has been great. They have all the ammenities I want and need for my travels. By far the best place to stay in Oakhurst. The staff is friendly and it books up fast but they always have accommodated me and my needs.

"Great value, near Yosemite Nat'l park"

Charles F, San Ramon, United States 07/04/2016

20 miles from Yosemite's south gate. A bit of a drive but for the price, great value. Hotel grounds are well taken care of. Hotel lobby and rooms very nice. Not many choices for eating but hotel staff helpful in pointing out what is available. We didn't try out the pool or exercise area so can't offer any comments about that.

"Great stay"

Jeanne F, thousand oaks,ca, United States 06/04/2016

Wonderful place to stay with family. Great indoor pool and many places to visit in the area. Many historical sites and beautiful scenery to hike in. Also many places nearby to eat. Would recommend this hotel to those interested in visiting Yosemite.

"Another great stay"

marypat0823, TX 06/04/2016

Stayed here 7 years ago when heading north and decided to stay again after we couldn't get a spot in Yosemite. Folks very nice, food good at onsite spot. Nice room. We will definitely stay here again if we ever head up that way.


User 05/04/2016

Hotel is average...if it is just a quick overnight trip it's okay. Bathroom toilet was a little gross and carpet is not clean. There is a microwave and refrigerator available in the room. Views are great (mountain).

"Disappointing stay!"

Mari L, Pleasant Hill, California 03/04/2016

Front desk service leaves a lot to be desired. When we first arrived the crotchety front desk woman wearing a "Take my hand, not my life" pro-life button scowled at us as we came over to her for check in. As we walked out of the lobby my kids said they didn't want to come back because of the mean lady. The lobby is quaint. The bedrooms are outdated and the carpets dirty. The walls are somewhat thin and the fan in our bathroom was rattling. Needless to say, we won't be coming back. I think there are better options available.

"Good option when lodges in Yosemite are full"

User 03/04/2016

it's a good 1 hour and 30 mins south of the Yosemite Valley. About 45 min to 1 hour from Tunnel view and it's 30 mins from entrace ( southern) of the Yosemite National Park. It's a bit misleading to say it's only an half and hour from the park because the park is just so large. The road to and from is a steep incline going into the park with LOTS of twists and turns of a windy mountain road. Location is near several restaurants and breakfast places ( as breakfast is not provided on the standard AAA or costco rate that i booked). Good Pizza place directly across the street. Close to good mexican restaurant ( El Cid)

"Best Western Oakhurs"

JAMES F, Clinton, Mississippi, USA 03/04/2016

Highly recommend place to stay for visiting Yosemite NP, Bass Lake or other places in the area. Oakhurst offers other activities plus many great places to eat. The motel is located on Hwy 41 in Oakhurst is easily accessible. The motel is pet friendly.

"Pleasant stay with a few caveats"

Nova8284, United States 31/03/2016

Before beginning my review, I will note that we booked as 2 adults and 2 children (7 and 5 years old), as well as a yellow labrador retriever. We stayed just upstairs from the indoor heated pool and hot tub. Our main priorities upon booking were that the hotel was of good value (with military discount), was decently close to Yosemite, allowed dogs and had an indoor heated pool; all of which this location boasted. They also had an on-site restaurant, which was a bonus. LOCATION: You're just over an hour from Yosemite's Visitor center. This had us far enough out that we didn't get hit by the snow and close enough to make it a fun day trip in and out, packed up with light snacks and lots of water for the drive/walking around. THEME/AMBIENCE: I thought the decor, theme of the resort was quaint, cute and comfortable. It was older in style but that didn't bother me. I felt comfortable and at home. ARRIVAL: We checked in within 5 minutes and drove over to our room, no issues. ROOM It was a great size, very spacious and pretty clean. There was a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker etc. The bathroom was also spacious and clean. There was a work desk - which was kind of in an awkward place, where people walk back and forth from the door/bathroom to the beds. When someone was sitting at the desk, it was difficult to get around them. The main reason that I gave this location a 3 out of 5 was due to the beds being smaller than the proposed "queen" that was listed on our reservation. I believe that they were actually full doubles. Also - the sheets were extremely itchy. All of us were uncomfortable and wound up sleeping on top of the top sheets, due to this. I also always check for bed bugs (from previous experiences at other resorts) so when I lifted the bottom sheet, I noticed a lot of hair from previous guests stuck to the mattress cover/liner. I'm not sure if they ever clean that but it was slightly disturbing. I didn't get any rest at this hotel, as I tossed and turned most of the night due to the uncomfortable sheets. Also - the television had terrible reception. It was difficult to watch anything because it kept cutting in and out and was pixelated the entire time - no matter the channel. RESTAURANT: We only ordered breakfast from the restaurant and they didn't have room service, we had to go and pickup. This was slightly inconvenient but not a huge deal. It was delicious but a tad expensive for the quantity. POOL/HOT TUB Heated indoor pool was clean and decently sized. Hot tub was dominated for the majority of the time by the same 8 (capacity) teenagers/college kids so we couldn't really use it until just before the pool closed, as they left, but it was enjoyable. STAFF Very hospitable and welcoming. No complaints there. CHECK-OUT We called the front desk, said we were checking out and left the keys in the room. Check-out was 11am which was very convenient. NOTES: If you're looking for something cheap, allows dogs and is near enough to Yosemite for a day's drive - this is a decent spot. As I said - my main caveats were the scratchy sheets, bad TV reception and lack of room service. Otherwise - it's an average to good hotel to stay!

"Yosemite Gateway Inn Offers Great Value, Kitsch"

Mark G, Oakland, California, United States 30/03/2016

Best Western PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn is ideally located 14 miles from the gate of Yosemite, 8 miles from Bass Lake and situated in the center of the action in Oakhurst, CA. The efficient front desk staff, beautifully manicured grounds, and the kitschy (murals of scenes from Yosemite are all over the property and in the room), amply sized room were above average for most hotel chains, particularly at the price we paid. The beds were very comfortable and the lounge staff was very competent, professional and informative. Stay away from the restaurant, where the food is so-so and the service leaves something to be desired.

"Experience for my stay"

User 28/03/2016

I recently stayed at the hotel for my trip at Yosemite. Good place for value. Clean rooms, nice surroundings over the hill, nice staff.30 minutes for drive from Yosemite South entrance, making it a convenient location to plan out.

"Nice hotel for Yosemite travelers"

FabrizioCantoni, Montevideo, Uruguay 24/03/2016

If you are on your way to Yosemite National Park, this is a good place to stop for the night. Clean and comfortable rooms and not expensive at all. Close to a couple of dining places that you can reach walking Indoor pool and gym included Be careful of the squirrels x-ing the road inside the hotel :-)


lopez48, San Diego, California 24/03/2016

I would definitely come back here for another trip to Yosemite. The room, decor, tv, kitchen, and jacuzzi made it all worth the while. You can't beat the fresh air and beautiful environment. Not to mention how cost-efficient it was for a couple of students.

"Best hotel for the price"

eric3452016, Pasadena, California 23/03/2016

Simply put, best hotel for the price. Rooms were great; we had a nice balcony (note: the balcony is shared with adjacent rooms. I found this a bit odd) and more importantly, the interior looks great. Comfortable stay and they have an indoor pool and exercise area as well. Also, the lobby is gorgeous and staff were terrific.

"Great place to stay"

Matthew M, Ben Lomond, United States 23/03/2016

Clean rooms, reasonably priced. The place is huge and well kept. The indoor pool was a hit with the kids. The onsite restaurant is nice but pretty expensive for a BW. Food was good though. Will definitely stay there again if in the area.

"Nice facilities!"

Berenice C, Los Angeles, United States 21/03/2016

The lady that checked us in was not friendly at all!! She didn't welcomed us at all, when I requested info about the place (It was our first time there) she barely handed me just one tiny book (I booked 2 king bed rooms for the weekend) she made me feel uncomfortable like if we staying there for free. Also at the check out, was a different lady that she didn't bother to ask how was everything during our stay, she acted like just wanted to get rid of us. The doors inside the room need oil!! hair conditioner, soap & body lotion were poor (qty) just 1 tiny bottle for 4 people as well as the towels, also the towels in the inside pool were a joke, too tiny!! other than that we like the hotel. Our neighbors upstairs brought hyperactive kids that were running back and forth and made our stay uncomfortable. The cleanliness of the hotel is beyond our expectations (5+ stars) If we pick again this hotel, I'd like to see a big improvement on these details.

"Great Value"

Chris M, Murrieta, United States 14/03/2016

Trying to keep everything under a budget on this particular trip and we had low expectations at the price range we were going for on hotels. We were extremely surprised and happy to see the quality of the hotel at this price point! The Lobby was beautiful, the grounds were gorgeous and the pool was excellent! We will be using this hotel in the Oakhurst area again very soon!

"Great Place"

Jerry D, Tennessee, United States 12/03/2016

very nice place, extra large rooms. nice artwork on walls. Greatly Decorated.This is a older motel, but nicer than most new ones. Best Western is mostly better, but this is one of the best Best Westerns.

"Nice hotel, but noisy from my room"

Donna H, Barstow, United States 09/03/2016

VERY comfortable bed and room was very nice and clean, but my room had lots of noise (can hear people in upstairs room walking, sliding doors on either side was also very loud inside the room, but it may not be that way for another room). Staff was very helpful and very quick to fulfill requests. Hotel itself is beautiful and lobby is very classy. I was up early on all days I stayed there, however, if I had wanted to sleep in, it probably wouldn't have been possible due to the noise.

"Beautiful setting in the mountains"

Rick G, Exeland, United States 04/03/2016

Very nice property. The owner, Deloris, does beautiful oil painting and guests are blessed to see them throughout the property. Mountain setting which gives the guests a very mountain fresh experience. T.he food at the restaurant was excellent.

"Charming Hotel"

cheetahguy, tucson 02/03/2016

A charming hotel set on a hillside. Several two story buildings, we were at the top which had a nice view from the balcony (even though obscured by trees). The path down to the lobby and restaurant from the top is very steep, so if you have mobility issues this is not the hotel for you. There are two conventional hotels next door with all rooms in one building. However if you have no trouble on the steep path this hotel has a lot more character than those others. The lobby is fun looking too. The restaurant does not have free breakfast or a breakfast buffet, but they do offer a discount for hotel guests on the breakfast menu.

"Restaurant is so-so"

93644, Oakhurst, California 28/02/2016

I am local and always looking for a different restaurant in this small town with few good restaurants. The entree of St.Louis style was o.k., but a very sizeable portion. However, they should be embarrassed regarding the dessert we ordered. It was supposed to be a brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream. The brownie was still raw batter; it wasn't even baked. It was $7; outrageous for the quality of it.

"Be prepared to walk"

spahopper123, palos verdes, ca 22/02/2016

Rooms are sprawled over a large area on a hill. We were in a group, but rooms were nowhere near each other. Directions were very unclear. We had trouble finding our way back to the rooms after dark. The room heater was pretty noisy. There were no blankets on the bed in the middle of winter -- we found them in the closet.

"Great respite on way to Yosemite"

User 21/02/2016

Beautifully landscaped grounds with private balcony in the woods. Heated indoor pool with charming Yosemite decor and bright windows. We drive a long way getting to Yosemite and appreciated this hotel's convenience for getting weather report, resting, and stocking up on groceries. Definitely will stay again. Price for accomodations (winter rate) makes this one of the best Best Westerns we've visitied.

"Yosemite Stopover"

Richard W, pismo, United States 21/02/2016

I really like this hotel..almost like a lodge. Indoor swimming pool and spa are a great thing. Great for a couples stay or for family with kids....the pool is a nice amenity when it comes to entertaining kids

"Felt Like I Was On An Episode Of The Brady Bunch - In A Good Way!"

Jenflick, Sonoma, California 20/02/2016

This is a totally adequate, affordable place to stay about an hour from Yosemite Valley; much less expensive than staying inside the park itself. My Brady Bunch reference is because the moment I walked into the lobby, that's the first thing that popped into my head: Mike Brady could've designed this lobby. Like, it would've been really swanky in the early 1970s. The pseudo-lodge styling, uber-high ceiling, and not-quite-Michelangelo-quality mural paintings of Yosemite landmarks borders on cheesy. Yet I liked it, and it felt welcoming and cozy. In fact, I enjoyed the feeling of nostalgia, and kept expecting to see Bobby Brady running around with a tiki idol. While the stay here was clean, friendly, affordable and convenient, the restaurant adjacent to the hotel at which you receive a 15% or 25% (I forget) discount for breakfast was pretty bad. The staff was disorganized and kept telling everyone "They're just slammed in the kitchen! They can't even keep up with making the toast!" and other details guests shouldn't hear. They were nice to us, but I heard them say pretty inappropriate things to another family that had been waiting a long time; "You're just going to have to wait! They're slammed in the kitchen!" And the food was totally sub-par, even for a greasy spoon-style breakfast restaurant. So, I'd recommend not taking them up on the discount and stop somewhere else in Oakhurst for breakfast. Not sure what Mr. Brady would do.

"Wow, what a find"

Patricia S, Texas 20/02/2016

The hotel is so pretty and comfortable. The grounds are wonderful and the indoor pool a plus. The back part of the hotel is where we stayed and it was quiet and peaceful. I recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from it all. It is truly a find.

"Beautiful surroundings"

Chris S, Norco, California 20/02/2016

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Lobby and outdoors is beautiful. You would feel as though you were in the beautiful mountains even if you were not. Cedar and pine trees surround the grounds, benches for sitting and just taking in the scenery placed throughout the property. Rooms are very nice and price is just right. I will be returning soon.

"best hotel in oakhurst"

Dana4213, Soquel, California 20/02/2016

it is always clean, the price is good and the pool and picnic areas are always a highlight of our stay, especially for the kids. The rooms are nice and big and especially love the new suites. We come here every year to then visit Yosemite Valley which is another hour+ into the park

"Okay for the price"

NatlParklover, Victorville, CA 17/02/2016

I have stayed at this hotel before and for the price it is good. They discontinued the free breakfast, and now give you 25% off breakfast and 10% off dinner. The rooms are okay, and for the most part, fairly clean. They could use some deep cleaning along the refrigerators and furniture along the walls once in a while. The carpet was filthy when you first enter the room, and that is probably attributable to snow and boots tracking it in. Even so, there should be a mat to put shoes that have snow or dirt on them, so it isn't tracked in the room. I didn't feel good about walking barefoot at all. Staff was very nice, and we did have a room with a balcony, but again, the chairs could have been cleaned once in a while. If you don't want to spend big bucks and you aren't looking for something special, this hotel will work.

"Log Cabin Experience"

Kelly M, Aptos, United States 15/02/2016

My kids and I went to Oakhurst to go play in the snow in Yosemite. We always try and stay at a Best Western Plus if possible. We loved the decor of this hotel. The lobby looked like a log cabin and the setting seemed like we were in the woods. It was quiet, clean and the pool was wonderful. Would recommend this to anyone going to Yosemite or Bass Lake

"Stay was okay."

Elizabeth T, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania 12/02/2016

We had a late check in and they were easy to work with. The outside and lobby were styled like a lodge/cabin. The rooms were traditional with some interesting artwork of the mountains. The room was clean, but trash bags were not provided. There was not a hairdryer in the room. The hotels restaurant was mediocre. The food was good, but the staff was inattentive and under staffed.

"Hotel Very Nice-Resturant Not"

Dixie M, Arroyo Grande, United States 11/02/2016

The Best Western is a lovely stay close to Yosemite. Nice rooms, pretty setting,pet friendly,great value! The restaurant, however was not. nice setting, clean, good staff, but the meal was below average.

"Yosemite favorite"

Renecitogut, Delano, California, Usa 09/02/2016

Always a refreshing stay on these beautiful grounds. Our only wildlife sightings on this Yosemite trip were the deer who roam the hotel grounds. Didn't use the indoor pool or spa this time, but it's fun when it's cold out.

"Great Stay"

stevemac856, Province of Almeria, Spain 08/02/2016

This hotel is in a great location for seeing Yosmite, and better still the local bus (YARTS) stops at the foyer of the hotel and takes you on a 2 hour trip into Yosemite National Park, drops you off in the park, then you catch the bus back to the hotel, all for $13 ( senior rate) per person. It was the best way to see Yosemite as the bus had to stop to put the snow chains on once we got into the park!!. The hotel was really good, our room had 2 queen beds, and a small kitchen area with a sink, fridge and microwave. There was an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, which were a definite bonus, plus there was washing machines and dryers so we could catch up with our laundry. We had a major issue with our credit card being cloned before we arrived at the hotel. The hotel allowed us to make a reservation without a credit card, and when we explained what had happened they gave the credit card company permission to have an emergency card delivered there. We can't thank Randy and Rhonda enough for their help, it certainly made a huge difference to us, knowing they understood and helped us out when we were in a difficult position. There is an onsite restaurant and bar, Dene is a great guy and serves great cocktails. Really enjoyed out 3 day stay.

"Good place to stay"

Leonel A, Santa Maria, United States 05/02/2016

Good place to stay, room was large and price was reasonable. rooms are surrounded by wooded areas, even saw a couple of dears roaming around the property. The attached restaurant, service was slow, but food was good and people were considered. At the time I was there the restaurant offered 25% off bill for Inn Guests.

"Consistently the most comfortable place to stay in Oakhurst"

ustravelermom, ustravelermom 04/02/2016

This hotel is by far the best value, and the cleanest and best service in the town of Oakhurst. It is an older hotel, but it has been kept up over the years. There are beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel and a really nice indoor pool. The only con is that everyone seems to know it is the most decent hotel, so it is very often booked. You have to get your reservations in EARLY!

"Great location, lovely accommodations"

User 02/02/2016

Love the area and the nature vibe of this place, saw a deer walking across the parking lot when we first arrived. Just beautiful landscaping....the hot tub and pool were great, both indoors and fun t