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Best Western Plus Hotel Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst

4.0/5  - basé sur 2837 notations.
40530 Highway 41, 93644-9621, Oakhurst, United States - See map

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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"Ideal place to stay"

5
06/09/2018

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

"Great family stopover"

5
04/09/2018

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

"Great and pleasnet place"

5
03/09/2018

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

"Great Hotel"

4
28/08/2018

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

"Nice spot for the south entrance"

5
26/08/2018

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

"Old hotel room wiyh new furniture"

3
22/08/2018

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

"Respectable Place - Nothing Fancy But Solid"

4
21/08/2018

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

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

"Clean, quiet, pretty"

5
21/08/2018

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

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

"Awesome stay"

5
11/08/2018

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

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

"Great choice south of Yosemite"

4
09/08/2018

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

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

"Recommend for Yosemite visitors"

5
07/08/2018

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

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

"Great Place!"

5
05/08/2018

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

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

"Our Yosemite Hotel"

5
02/08/2018

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

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

"Don't book for the pool !"

3
29/07/2018

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

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

"Happy with our stay"

4
28/07/2018

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

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

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

4
28/07/2018

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

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

"Great hotel "

4
27/07/2018

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

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

"Awful policies, amazing service"

3
27/07/2018

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

"Fabulous BW!"

5
26/07/2018

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

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

"Great hotel and excellent food"

4
23/07/2018

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

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

"Great place"

5
22/07/2018

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

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

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

5
22/07/2018

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

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

"Perfect B&B at great location"

5
18/07/2018

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

"Great spot to stay if you are visiting Yosemite"

5
17/07/2018

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

"Gateway to Yosemite with a hearty breakfast"

5
15/07/2018

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

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

"Splendid Resort with Excellent Food"

5
15/07/2018

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

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

"Great place to stay"

5
15/07/2018

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

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

"Excellent if you are visiting Yosemite"

5
11/07/2018

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

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

"Basic , great spot for investigating Yosemite."

3
09/07/2018

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

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

"Great gateway when you travel to Yosemite"

5
09/07/2018

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

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

"the best"

5
07/07/2018

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

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

"Beautiful with amazing customer service"

5
06/07/2018

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

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

"We saw lots of bears here"

4
06/07/2018

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

"Good hotel, good location"

5
06/07/2018

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

"Nice place on way to Yosemite "

4
05/07/2018

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

"Great for Yosemite visit"

4
01/07/2018

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

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

"Very Convenient"

4
20/06/2018

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

"Best Deal"

5
18/06/2018

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

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

"Our Yosemite Adventure Base 2018"

5
16/06/2018

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

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

"Nice"

4
14/06/2018

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

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

"Enjoyable"

4
14/06/2018

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

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

"Good place to stay"

4
14/06/2018

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

"Vacation"

5
13/06/2018

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

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

"Close to Yosemite"

4
12/06/2018

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

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

"Nice Stay"

4
03/06/2018

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

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

"Good hotel to stay"

4
02/06/2018

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

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

"Excellent for visiting Yosemite"

4
02/06/2018

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

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

"Wonderful stay"

5
01/06/2018

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

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

"Good place to stay"

5
29/05/2018

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

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

"Correct"

3
29/05/2018

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

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

"ONE NIGHT STAY WASNT ENOUGH"

5
28/05/2018

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

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

"Excellent experience"

5
28/05/2018

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

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

"Highly recommended!"

5
28/05/2018

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

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

"Gateway Inn gateway to Yosemite"

4
22/05/2018

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

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

"nice hotel near southern entrance to yosemite"

4
21/05/2018

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

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

"Great lodging on the way to Yosemite"

5
17/05/2018

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

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

"California Bound"

4
14/05/2018

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

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

"Unfriendly staff"

2
14/05/2018

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

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

"The hotel staff took extra steps ."

5
14/05/2018

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

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

"Nice hotel, don't get downstairs room"

3
14/05/2018

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

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

"Pleasant, clean, convenient"

5
10/05/2018

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

"A campus of 10 separate buildings with rooms"

5
09/05/2018

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

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

"Amazing!"

5
07/05/2018

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

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

"Great place to stay for Yosemit visit"

5
07/05/2018

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

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

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

5
05/05/2018

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

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

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

5
03/05/2018

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

"First visit would stay again"

5
03/05/2018

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

"Gateway to Yosemite"

5
30/04/2018

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

"Overnight in Oakhurst"

5
29/04/2018

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

"BW Yosemite Gateway Inn"

4
27/04/2018

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

"BEST BW in Town"

5
27/04/2018

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

"comfy and clean"

4
27/04/2018

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

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

"Visit to Yosemite"

5
24/04/2018

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

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

"Great place to relax after Yosemite"

5
18/04/2018

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

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

"Love this place!"

5
18/04/2018

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

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

"Beautiful Mountain Setting"

5
18/04/2018

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

"Loved it!"

5
16/04/2018

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

"Great location, nice hotel."

4
14/04/2018

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

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

"Very accomodating and wonderful location."

5
12/04/2018

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

"Ideal location to visit Yosemite"

4
11/04/2018

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

"Exactly what you need "

5
07/04/2018

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

"spring break"

5
07/04/2018

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

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

"The Only Place to Stay in Oakhurst"

5
04/04/2018

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

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

"Not bad"

3
03/04/2018

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

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

"Dirty Wash Cloths"

2
02/04/2018

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

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

"Very unexpected resort style"

5
01/04/2018

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

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

"Well-equipped hotel with good breakfast"

4
01/04/2018

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

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

"Thanks for the great stay!"

5
27/03/2018

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

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

"Loved it!"

5
26/03/2018

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

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello courtneyelizabet2018, Thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Clean but dated "

3
25/03/2018

The exterior of this inn is stunning. Bedding was comfortable and room was clean. Design was quite dated though. My biggest complain is the shower. The jets from the showerhead is too strong and taking a shower was like having fire hoses pointed at you. It was a pain (literally) to use the shower. The inn should seriously consider changing the shower.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello KLT_9191, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. All of the furniture in the guest rooms was replaced in 2017. The furniture is dated by design to fit in with Yosemite and the natural beauty of the landscaping throughout the property. I apologize that the water pressure was too strong. All of the shower heads are adjustable for several different settings that include a wide spray that has less pressure. Most of the showers can also be adjusted by not turning on water all the way. At your service, Curtis

"Very nice"

4
20/03/2018

This place is a complex of several buildings containing motel style rooms. Our room was nice, spacious and pretty clean. We had a balcony. There is a little playground on the grounds. The heated pool and hot tub are indoors. We enjoyed our stay.

"Great Base for Visiting Yosemits"

5
19/03/2018

I rarely give five stars, but this place deserved it. From the welcome to the room to the grounds and finally to the breakfast, it was all wonderful. On our arrival, we were greeted by a very engaging desk clerk. She wanted to make sure all was well with our stay. The room, while looking a lot like a lot of chain hotels, was quite nice with the usual accompaniments. Bed, bed tables, seating area with two easy chairs, dresser, desk and TV. There is a nice wet bar with microwave and mini-fridge. All just a little better than other chains. The grounds are lovely. Set into a hillside, the hotel has a number of different buildings. The grounds are all well landscaped with a waterfall about half way up the hillside. The only drawback is the walk to breakfast. Being set into the side of a hill, the buildings are up, up, up. And of course, we got the one furthest up. It is a climb to get back to our room after breakfast. And the breakfast - the best I've had at a chain hotel. They've set out a buffet breakfast in the adjoining restaurant. And it is quite a spread - eggs, potatoes, bacon, fruit, biscuits and gravy, tortillas (for a breakfast burrito with cheese and salsa at the buffet), a waffle maker, a pancake maker, juice and coffee. I'm sure I left something off. It is the best breakfast I've had at a chain hotel. As a base for exploring Yosemite, this place can't be beat.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello MikeB1952, Thank you for the five stars and the opportunity to earn your business. I look forward to sharing your great review with the front desk and breakfast team. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect place to say when visiting Yosemite National Park"

5
17/03/2018

Just returned from a photography trip (Digital-Workshops UK) to Yosemite Valley and stayed at the Best Western Gateway Oakhurst. This hotel is very convenient to the Yosemite National Park and offers a lot of amenities. Although we never got to use the pool, it looked very inviting, especially during the snow. The rooms were clean, spacious, maybe just but a bit dark and outdated. The restaurant had a good breakfast selection which was replenished on a regular basis. We also ate in the restaurant most evenings, as we were pretty tired from the long days photographing the sights in the Valley. The food there was more than acceptable and reasonably priced, with a good menu selection to suit most tastes. The staff in the hotel and the restaurant were excellent and I would give them 5 stars. We got to know them quite well by the end of our week and they were friendly and always made us feel welcome. I will certainly be staying there on my next Digital-Workshops trip to Yosemite in October 2019...

"Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn"

4
16/03/2018

Well, this one was a big surprise! Exhausted after a long day in Yosemite, we drove out of the park to Oakhurst and pulled in at the Best Western Plus. We got a great room which was quite large and very comfortable for a great price. The WiFi is good (and we work from the road, so you know we're not kidding.) We had a drink in the bar too, which has an awesome vibe. Service all around the hotel was excellent. Recommended!

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

"Excellent! "

5
13/03/2018

Best place I've stayed!! Beautiful grounds, very friendly and welcoming staff, great food ( breakfast buffet ), wonderful pool and spa. The waterfalls and fountains around the property and art work ( murals in the rooms )all around was amazing! We will definitely stay here again!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Charisse H, Thank you for the great review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"Great place"

5
11/03/2018

This hotel and restaurant fit so well in the Yosemite area. As if it's part of the whole experience. Great staff, food, service, and pricing. I've stayed and eaten here multiple times and it never disappoints. Summer or winter, couple, family, adults or with the kids- something for all of the above.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Pamela G, Thank you for sharing your experience while staying with us. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the team. At your service, Curtis

"Wonderful Hotel in Oakhurst"

5
11/03/2018

We love this hotel in Oakhurst. Have stayed here a couple of times and both have been great. We frequently stay at Best Westerns and this is one of our favorites. Staff and rooms are great. Wonderful grounds.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello MorrisMax, Thank you for choosing the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn as one of your favorite Best Westerns. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. At your Service, Curtis

"Great value in the off season"

5
09/03/2018

We visited on a Saturday night before driving into the national park the next morning. Join Best Western Reward program for preferential rates and upgrades if available. This property consists of a large restaurant, lobby and gift shop, and several two story buildings nestled in pines and gardens. Our room (208) was upstairs (view) but the entrance was level with parking! The view was pretty and we never felt like we were crowded, The included breakfast has a hot buffet and a selection of continental items as well. Overall, it was fine. A great value as a first or last night of a Yosemite trip.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Bruce M, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back. At your service, Curtis

"Perfect "

5
24/02/2018

We had a family room that was perfect for us. 3 queen beds. Very comfortable. The inside pool is small but we enjoyed it and the spa. The employees were very helpful. Very nice place. In winter it is an hour and a half of Yosemite. The breakfast is very good.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello mirub08, A perfect stay is what we strive for here, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. At your service, Curtis

"House hunting"

5
22/02/2018

We just loved the whole experience of Oakhurst ! The room was nice and the restuarant was so yummy ! Sitting in the lounge by the fire on a cold evening eating awesome burgers and onion rings ! Very friendly and helpful staff greeted us upon arrival and check out ! We are returning with our kids the end of the month and plan to check out the indoor pool . Thank you for making our retirement house search so pleasant and convenient !

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello dawsonmb5, That's good news that you had a great experience with the hotel and restaurant. The restaurant has been under new management for the past year and there are many exciting changes on the way. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best of luck with your house search. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent stay"

5
21/02/2018

Well appointed quality motel. Had everything we needed plus a very good breakfast. Parking is very convenient. Check in was quick and efficient. Staff was friendly and made sure we were taken care of.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello trekdean, Thank you for the great review. We hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay. At your service, Curtis

"Booked a Room for free, via Credit Card Incentive Points"

5
21/02/2018

This Best Western is located conveniently near a supermarket, several gas stations, and fast food restaurants. Navigation estimates it will take an hour and 20 minutes to drive into Yosemite's Visitor Center, but it can be done in 55 minutes ~ hour if you drive briskly enough. Hotel staff is very helpful and kind, and will point out where you need to park to get into your room. All the rooms are spread out, and you will likely need to drive a minute or two to be near your room. There's an available swimming pool and hot tub. Our free stay included breakfast. Breakfast consists of a self-serve buffet. There's danishes, toast, orange juice, various fruits, coffee, cereal, bacon, sausage, etc. Also, you can make your own pancakes and waffles on the spot. The waffle iron is self-serve as well. Rooms are also spacious enough, includes a coffee maker, and everything you need for a restful night.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Chuck S, Thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit the Yosemite area. At your service, Curits

"Homely Feel"

5
20/02/2018

We stayed for 2 nights in a 2 room suite, with 2 doubles in each, so both kids could have their own beds. Yes the rooms are dated, but that's the charm of this place. It is neat, tidy and most of all clean. It is a great base to head out to Yosemite for the day. The breakfast was the best breakfast we had in any of our accommodations during our travels, heaps of variety and plenty of it. Value for money at this place is AAA+, the only problem is that we stayed for 2 nights and not more, would love to check out the town of Oakhurst, so we'll be back someday. The restaurant/bar next door (where breakfast is served) is great too, we ate both nights there, maybe that might be a different review, put it here too.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Nuttie710, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Very pleasant place to stay in Oakhurst"

5
19/02/2018

We had a very large and comfortable room up the hill in the back of the property. It was clean and quiet. Staff from reception to maid service very friendly. Definitely a good place to stay if visiting the area or looking for someplace with good access to Yosemite itself. We stayed off season and prices were very good,.

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

"Great Location"

5
13/02/2018

Even though this is situated right on the main road, the grounds are beautifully designed to feel like you are in the country. Clean and comfortable room (we had a family unit which included 3 queen beds in 2 rooms). The kind of room amenities you expect from a Best Western. Hot breakfast (with a waffle maker - always a favourite).

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

"Location Ideal, pool and hot tub quite nice"

4
08/02/2018

This Best Western is located close to the south entrance of Yosemite, and makes for a nice staging location for the park if you live a distance away. The rooms are nice, and the pool and hot tub area is really a treat. I found the included breakfast to be crowded and lackluster with possibly the worst coffee I had tasted in months, and did not eat dinner on site, but there are many close by restaurants and a Starbucks up the road. But, for the price and location and upkeep of the rooms and nice public spaces, the hotel is idea.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello Fred W, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We have been upgrading our breakfast based on the feedback we receive from our valued guests. We currently offer pancakes, waffles, freshly cut fruit salad, scrambled eggs with vegetables, bacon or sausage, biscuits and gravy, warm tortillas for burritos, pastries, yogurt, and cereal. We also recently removed paper plates and replaced with real plates and silverware to help create the best experience possible. I apologize for the coffee. We recently made a change, but we will keep continue make changes until we find a blend with more flavor. At your service, Curtis

"Really great "

5
07/02/2018

This is a nice place to kick back at. The free breakfast was hot & nice. There were many options. The room was nice, but not spectacular. The indoor pool was nice. I would highly recommend this place for family or couples.

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

"Beautiful Hotel"

5
05/02/2018

This place was great The rooms were lovely and clean. Staff were helpful and plenty of parking. Close to shops. It was a great place to stay on our way to Yosemite. The breakfast was also great. We would definitely stay here again

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

"Excellent service and location"

5
31/01/2018

Stayed at this hotel while visiting Yosemite for a couple of days. The drive to the South Gate was around 30 minutes with another 30 minutes from there into the valley. The hotel was kept in good condition and clean. Whilst the bathroom was a bit dated this did not bother us as the room was keep and had a good shower. Only slight two issues was that our neighbours were very loud until around 10pm, although because the noise didnt continue until after then we didnt say anything. Also when we had rain there was a constant dripping noise onto the balcony. These were both minor and did not effect me giving it a 5 star rating. Breakfast was good and situated in the bar/restaurant joining the hotel.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello leigh1357, Thank you for the great review. I apologize for the noise from neighbors, but I'm glad there were no issues after 10pm. It would have been our pleasure to intervene if it continued. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Gem of a hotel. I love the friendly staff"

5
29/01/2018

This hotel is a true gem. We are going to Yosemite in the morning and wanted a comfortable place to stay. Got better than that. Everything you need including indoor pool and more. I must say that after driving most of the day, having a nice friendly person to deal with behind the counter makes a huge difference. Tyler was just that. Great place!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello shaya f, That's great news that you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to celebrating your positive feedback with the front desk. At your service, Curtis

"Excellent location, great breakfast"

5
25/01/2018

Pros:village like property, real unique feel. Located in the town of oakhurst, just a short hour and a half drive to Yosemite valley. The staff are friendly, and the breakfast was excellent. Anytime a property spices up the typical best western breakfast is a huge plus. Cons: my brothers bed had a little bit of dirt on the sheets and our satellite tv did not function properly- blurry screen. I won't cry about it. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

"A jewel for Best Western"

4
24/01/2018

I can't believe this is a chain motel. This place is fantastic. We stayed here for its proximity to Yosemite. It's on the side of a hill so walking can be a little tiring but it's also part of its charm. The rooms were very clean and updated and all of the staff very friendly and helpful. We also ate breakfast and supper in the dining room and the food was A+. It's surrounded by trees and the smells drifting into the room was very enjoyable. We will definitely stay here again!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello R S, Thank you for the great review. One of the advantages of Best Western is the ability to operate outside of the typical hotel box. The Best West Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn has 7 separate guest room buildings located on a beautifully landscaped hill. There are 2 BBQ areas, a playground, fitness room, an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi open year-round, and a seasonal outdoor pool and Jacuzzi that opens during the summer months. I am glad you enjoyed our hot complimentary breakfast in the morning, and the full service restaurant and bar in the evening. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Second Visit"

5
21/01/2018

This is a fantastic hotel! It's about 30 minutes from the South entrance to Yosemite. Centrally located in Oakhurst right down the street from a couple grocery stores and tons of places to eat. This was our second visit to the Best western in Oakhurst. We get the family room, which is one room with a queen bed and the second room has two queen beds. The rooms are separated by the restroom and a kitchenette with a sink, microwave and fridge. There is an outside patio with chairs and table, overlooking a beautiful landscape. The indoor pool and spa are HEATED! They are totally clean and beautiful and my kids enjoy it so much.The people who work here are fabulous- one night we walked to the pool to swim and came back to our room (soaking wet of course) in 40 degree weather, only to find out our room key does not work. We also left out car keys in the room so we couldnt drive down to the lobby. We called the front desk on our cell phone and the girl drove up as fast as she could with a replacement key. It was really awesome and she was so nice!!!! We appreciated it so much. The breakfast buffet is awesome!! It is located in the hotel restaurant. There were scrambled eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, make your own burrito bar, make your own waffles and pancakes, along with all the normal food like cereal, muffins, etc. Great coffee too!!! The only problem we encountered was when we were checking out of our room and the housekeeping staff was overheard complaining that we had gotten a late checkout and when were we going to be leaving. But that was just a tiny thing that happened on such a great trip. We will be back!

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for sharing your experience during your second stay with us. While it's great news that you enjoyed your stay, I deeply apologize for the housekeeper's conversation outside your guest room. I did share your feedback with the housekeeping department. They wanted me to apologize on their behalf. We are fortunate to have amazing employees in all departments that truly care about our guests. We have used your valuable feedback as a training tool to ensure we continue to create the best experience possible. We look forward to welcoming you back. At your service, Curtis

"Nice place"

4
17/01/2018

We were on our Honeymoon, we were in a lovely room, but it was 2x Double beds. We are used to a King bed at home (not offered at this hotel, unfortunately) and we ended up in separate beds. The hotel and facilities were great, Including breakfast daily, and close to other facilities in the town. The onsite pools and Hot tub was great :)

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello TSmithNZ2012, I apologize that we did not have a room with 1 king bed available when you made your reservation, or when you checked in. We do not have any double sized beds, but a majority of our rooms do have 2 queen sized beds. Most of our rooms are large enough to accommodate 2 queen beds that allow for flexibility for both families and couples. I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast, indoor pool, and hot tub. At your service, Curtis

"Terrific location!"

5
15/01/2018

We stayed here for several nights while visiting Yosemite National Park. We loved the location to get up and enter the park early in the morning. We did not have the breakfast but heard it was delicious. We were given "to go breakfast bags" since we left for the the Park before dawn each morning. The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and my children loved the pool! The rooms were a little dated but had beautiful paintings of Yosemite, which I loved. I feel the rate was a great value for the location.

Curtis C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello travelpluskids, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are fortunate to be located within 16 miles to the main entrance of Yosemite, and slightly over an hour drive to the valley. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Yosemite. At your service, Curtis

"Good and Clean hotel"

5
10/01/2018

2 nights stay on our road trip, very good location, hotel room is clean, have microwave and fridge. Comfortable bed, good breakfast, free parking facility.No lifts.Overall decent stay and served my purpose.Staffs were friendly.

"Amazing place to stay"

5
09/01/2018

We decided to stay here for 3 nights after a long trip with one-night-stay hotels and it was our best choice. We booked family suit (3 beds) for 3 of us. One bed is located in a separate room right next to the entrance (there is no internal door), two others are in the second room and there is internal door to close for privacy. All stuff are friendly. Breakfast is nice, and women in local restaurant is really helpful. Try their soups and burgers - they are really tasteful. Territory is beautiful too and we had nice garden view from our 405 apartment.

"We'll be back!!"

5
06/01/2018

Love seeing the beautiful gray squirrels and strolling deer on property! The on-site breakfast is fabulous with many choices (eggs, bacon, biscuits, gravy, cereal, pancakes, waffles, fruit, juices & coffee plus more!) & love that they moved it to the restaurant!

"Good clean hotel"

4
06/01/2018

Good location away from Yosemite 1 hr drive into the park but much cheaper than staying in the park Room was good and clean Restaurant was reasonably priced and really friendly staff Breakfast was also good and quality and variety was also good

"Excellent "

5
05/01/2018

Stayed here overnight on our way to the National Park. Great location and excellent value for money. Staff were really friendly with effortless check in. Food in the restaurant was really good and the included breakfast was very welcome ?? Rooms were spacious and clean. The pool and hottub ammenities were pretty good too Would definitely recommend for families.

"Very pretty!"

4
04/01/2018

Very nice hotel! Clean and friendly staff. The entire grounds are covered in vegetation and all buildings are surrounded by trees. Housekeeping left a very nice note after they cleaned our room wishing us a great New Year. There is plenty of restaurants near the hotel.

"I Really Like This Hotel"

5
04/01/2018

This is a very nice hotel. Pool and spa are enclosed, but the spa was too crowded for us. The landscaping and hotel are very nice. The staff was also very nice. Downside was we had to carry all of our luggage up a flight of stairs.

"Beautiful property"

4
04/01/2018

We were there in December. The grounds are very pretty and the rooms were quite nice and very reasonably priced. The only issue we had was Internet was a bit slow but part of that can be level of cell service (how many “bars” you have on phone or iPad). Staff was friendly.

"Good hotel"

4
04/01/2018

Indoor swimming pool and spa is the key for family stay, especially in the winter season. We also love the restaurant nearby the hotel. Good view for the breakfast in the restaurant. Good location to stay before going to Yosemite National Park.

"Great family option"

5
03/01/2018

We stay at this hotel nearly every year when we go to Yosemite for New Years. We like the indoor pool and complimentary hot breakfast. Their 2 room suite is affordable and perfect for our family. The hotel could use some updating, but for the price it is an excellent option and I would definitely recommend.

"A retreat setting in the midst of tall trees/beauty"

5
28/12/2017

We were reminded of our favorite retreat places! There are tall evergreen trees and walking paths, waterfalls, and picnic tables for conversation. What a pleasant surprise! The spa and indoor pool as well as exercise room were also unexpected additions for our stay. We shall stay here again.

"Yosemite"

5
27/12/2017

Beautiful town, close to entrance of Yosemite. Great place to start the long trip there. Alot of switch backs on road ahead, you don't want to drive it at night. Nice views and balcony. Felt seculded in the woods, even though in town. The pillows on our beds needed to be replaced.

"Last Minute Stay"

5
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
22/12/2017

After a fast and friendly check-in, we went to our large room with two comfortable king beds, chairs and two tables, mini-fridge with freezer, microwave, and sink. Our family of four appreciated the space. The furniture and decor were oldish but pleasant. The room was well lit, with a painted mural of Yosemite. The bathroom was also well lit, with lots of counter space and a good shower head. We could hear people walking on the floor above us, but we ended up having a quiet night. We had a good breakfast with hot and cold items, including great biscuits and gravy, and eggs that were NOT processed.

"Hotel"

5
22/12/2017

The hotel was very well maintained. Beautifully landscaped by nature. Front desk was very polite and helpful in answering my questions and checking us in. Our room was very clean and ammenties were to our satisfaction.

"Good value"

5
21/12/2017

Good value for money. Good location when going out of the park, next to several restaurants. We arrived a family of 4, the room was big and fitted all of us. Parking was just next to the room which was big plus. The hotel staff were friendly.

"Warm stay in luxury "

5
21/12/2017

We stayed here for one night during our road trip of California. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we had booked for longer. The premises is very pretty and well maintained. Our accommodation was so clean and spacious, warm and cosy and well appointed and exceeded our expectations. The staff were friendly and helpful, the restaurant meal was great and the buffet breakfast adequate. In terms of pricing, in comparison to other motels we have stayed in the States at a similar price, this one was miles ahead of the rest. Value for money!!

"We loved the murals of Yosemite!"

4
20/12/2017

This hotel is spread in small units of about three rooms apiece over the hill above reception. The decor is lovely - there are beautiful murals of Yosemite in the reception area, and there was one in our room. We presume that the other rooms have similar murals. The hotel it is well run, and we found the staff to be helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The breakfast was excellent.

"Great location, very good breakfast..."

4
18/12/2017

Hotel is located close to Yosemite NP in the town of Oakhurst. The hotel has nice and spacy rooms, beautiful reception and friendly staff. I really liked breakfast because I expected breakfast only in style "donuts and bagels."

"Oakhurst"

5
18/12/2017

The hotel is located in the gateway of Yosemite where there going to open the Big Trees by the summer. The front desk met me with open arms and was very friendly. The restaurant and bar was an awesome place to eat and relax to music while you eat and have drinks. The layout of the property impressed my wife and I. It looked like the surrounding environment. The room was very clean and it has a balcony where you can sit outside with a nice view.

"Great weekend getaway"

5
13/12/2017

Love this place. Clean, comfy beds, great breakfast and friendly staff. The Indoor pool and Jacuzzi were perfect after a long day up at Yosemite, which is only 15 miles away. The bar was a fun lil happening spot on Thursday night for football and drinks...pet friendly also!! Great stay!!!!

"Excellent!"

5
13/12/2017

We stayed here for 3 nights on our recent road trip through California. Originally we were booked for 2 nights but liked it so much we stayed an extra day. We had a room right at the back of the property which was large and had a lovely view. The breakfast was excellent for the USA and we stayed every night for the evening meals as they were so good. We would put in an extra word for the waitress Caitlyn who served us every night and was a total joy. All the staff very helpful and knowledgeable about our trip to Yosemite. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

"Lovely setting. Welcoming"

5
12/12/2017

I would have extended our stay but for previous arrangements. The property presentation and setting is lovely. All staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean. Parking was easy and close to room. Our room had a balcony with s view over the town.

"Enjoyed my stay"

5
12/12/2017

This is a great property near Yosemite. Large, landscaped, peaceful location. Large pool for relaxing. Near restaurants. I found it really good for the general area around Yosemite. Right on the highway so easy to find and easy to get going in the morning.

"Perfect for a visit to the Chuckchansi Casino"

5
08/12/2017

We stayed here because we went to a late night show at the casino and were looking for a place less expensive than the resort. Other than the outdated decor, we all loved our stay. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were cozy. The breakfast was awesome.

"Winter in Oakhurst"

5
07/12/2017

The staff is friendly & helpful. The rooms are a good value for the price. The views can be absolutely stunning. My wife forgot her wedding ring in our room. We had been gone about an hour when she realized her mistake. Fortunately we were still in Oakhurst (visiting family) so we dropped back in…and housekeeping had just delivered my wife's ring to the front desk! A word of caution about breakfast: the food is fine. Typical free breakfast buffet, although the biscuits & gravy were really good. But the coffee was dreadful. Seriously: Top up at Starbucks (a block down the road). Overall a great spot.

"Birthday Trip to Yosemite"

4
04/12/2017

We've stayed at this hotel many times as our first night before Yosemite. Convenient location to the NP so we can be on the valley floor easily by noon the next day. Now that the hotel owns the restaurant next door, we tried it and were very pleased with the quality of the food and the service. We'll try it again the next time we stop in Oakhurst.

"Dina Hinas 2017 Holiday gathering"

5
04/12/2017

Our traditional Dina Hina Christmas gathering was a huge success again. The customer service when we arrived was great. They offer great breakfast. The rooms were nice and comfortable. The area was close to areas that you could go and have a nice evening.

"Feels more like a resort than a hotel"

5
03/12/2017

The hotel is spread out over several acres with lots of trees. The room was nicely appointed, clean and had a beautiful mural on the wall. Staff in the hotel and restaurant are friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was better than most Best Westerns we have stayed at. Enjoyed this hotel, we hope to return someday in the future.

"Weekend Getaway"

4
01/12/2017

Although we only live 45 minutes from Oakhurst we wanted a nice place to getaway for a night and relax after visiting friends at another hotel. We found that breakfast was included and along with reasonable rates we chose to stay at the Gateway Inn when rather than drive back to Fresno late in the evening. Very happy with the variety of places to eat nearby in the town of Oakhurst.

"Pleasantly Surprised"

5
29/11/2017

I was looking for a decent, but fairly inexpensive hotel that wasn't too far from Yosemite for my first trip to the park so I booked the Yosemite Gateway Inn. The size and quality of the room (very spacious floor layout, great internet, and a large side room where the fridge, microwave, and an additional sink were located) were far beyond what I expected when I booked the room. The fact that the hotel was only a 30 minute drive up the road to Yosemite further made this location a perfect one to stay in. I'd definitely book this hotel again on my next trip to Yosemite.

"Overall greatness"

5
29/11/2017

From the moment we arrived the experience was amazing. I couldn't find anything wrong. Staff was super friendly and acknowledged you, which is always a big plus. The room was perfect and they allow little dogs so that was a huge plus! Food and drinks were super yummy.

"Best stay in Oakhurst .once we stayed here once we continue to stay here every time we go up to Yosemite."

5
27/11/2017

My family loves the location and loves the atmosphere at this hotel near shopping and great restaurants. Can't wait to come again. Would recommend to anyone coming to the area very comfortable and clean.

"November, 2017"

4
24/11/2017

This hotel added to our family getaway. My 12 yr olds loved the indoor pool that was in a beautiful setting. Our dog loved the park like setting set aside for dogs. Very quiet and peaceful. The staff were so nice and always had a genuine smile especially in the restaurant. It took about an hour to get to Yosemite valley but was worth it to us to have a nice place for the value with great amenities. The breakfast was beyond what I expected.

"Great get away"

5
22/11/2017

Family suite is a great deal for a large family, and the indoor pool and hot tub are awesome, We stay every fall and bring 4 children and really enjoyed our stay, The added breakfast is great, we will return again soon

"Nice Hotel"

4
19/11/2017

It might not be too impressive from the road and it`s because all the rooms are spread out over the hillside above the lobby building. I was surprised by that how big the complex actually is. But although it is large you feel like you are there alone. The buildings are separated and they have enough privacy and parking. Our rooms ( group of 8 ) came with nice balcony and the view of green trees and not the town was very refreshing. Place was very quiet although hotel was pretty full at that time. Rooms are obviously old with few updates here and there but very well kept and clean. So no complains. Staff very friendly plus they have good breakfast buffet in their restaurant. Close to Yosemite for a decent price including gym, laundry, two pools...Wouldn't mind to stay again.

"Our visit to the hotel for the first time"

5
19/11/2017

My wife and I found this to be an excellent hotel to stay at while in the Oakhusrst area. the rooms were very nice and the grounds were excellent. The staff we worked with were very professional (a special high five to Tyler) she went above and beyond to make our visit great. Without a doubt we would stay at this hotel again. we have already recommended it to several friends since we returned home.

"Great!"

5
19/11/2017

I loved the way we were treated. We wee upgraded into a super nice room because it was our honeymoon, the personnel were very nice and the breakfast was generous and complete. For sure i would come back and recommend to friends!

"Cozy"

5
16/11/2017

This is our new go to place! Close to BassLake and Yosemite! What more could you ask for, very clean, restaurant on site and extremely friendly staff! We checked in around 11:30 pm and both ladies at the front desk were very friendly helpful! We're going back when the snow comes just to see how beautiful this cozy inn looks with snow!

"Good property"

4
16/11/2017

Great property to stay. Staff are unfriendly and the breakfast was of poor quality. plenty of eateries around the area. there are nice area to walk around. The children play area is a lot of fun. More artificial landscaping needed

"oakhurst best western"

4
15/11/2017

great hotel, breakfast you have to be very selective to have a good quality breakfast.lovely location great staff will definately stay again. Super family rooms with gorgeous views. would highly recommend

"Ok but...."

3
14/11/2017

I have now visited this hotel 3 years in a row. I think this may be the last time. Lori was completely engrossed in her txt message on arrival and not particularly interested in checking us in. She was polite but not a good look. We stayed in a family room which appears to be the most popular, but this is where I deduct points. As these rooms are getting on in age, we could hear every flush, tap turn or shower use above us to the point it actually woke us during the night and early mornings. Rooms are looking very dated compared to others (stayed in 12 other bw hotels over last 3 weeks including remote places). Breakfast over the weekend was terrible and cold. Nothing was left by 8 am on Sunday. I would suggest getting one of the newer rooms next to the restaurant and put up with the road noise. Sorry guys, just was not impressed this time.

"Excellent choice"

5
13/11/2017

Really nice place, nice and clean, good atmosphere. Plenty of parking. Our room had a small microwave, fridge. Breakfast was included and was the best one so far. Definitely coming back here for next Yosemite trip

"Yosemite"

5
09/11/2017

Very nice place to stay. It is well maintained, clean and more on the private side. Surrounded by a lot of shrubs and greenery which provides for a nice ambience. The complimentary breakfast is hard to beat.

"Very poor stay, we almost left to another hotel"

1
07/11/2017

We stayed for one night while roadtriping through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. This was our third night while travelling. The first 2 nights we chose Rush Creek Lodge which is a far far better hotel compared to this, but we didn't know it then, and this location was better once we were moving to Kings canyon. Cons: - Decor is old and not very tasteful - furniture is very old an needing renovation. - bathroom is very very dated needing urgent renovation - overall was not very clean. We found hairs in the towels. The linen was very old and it actually seemed that one of the bed linens have not been changed!!! We almost left the room for another hotel but it was very late when we arrived, we were exhausted and we decided to stay. - the pool is very old Pros: - Staff at check in was very attentive. They actually upgraded us to a superior room (i cannot imagine what would happen if we haven't been upgraded) - Breakfast was complementary and was ok. - Room rate was 110$ which is an ok rate if you had comfort and cleanliness which was not the case.

Glenn H, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Sorry you didn't like your room. I see what I can do with the dated bathroom you mention. I will talk to cleaning staff about your review. Thanks for staying with us. Plus helping me find problems with my rooms. -Glenn

"Great place to stay whilst visiting Yosemite"

5
05/11/2017

This hotel was great for our two night stay. It is more of a holiday complex then a hotel, with a lovely pool, hot tub and restaurant/bar on site. The room was spacious and clean with a big comfortable bed. We were a 10 minutes drive from Bass Lake and about 30 minutes to the entrance of Yosemite (another hour gets you into the centre). I would recommend this hotel to anybody and it was our favourite stop on our two week Californian road trip.

"Disappointing"

3
03/11/2017

This property is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately the powers that be have not seen fit to update or refresh the rooms in keeping with the lovely surroundings. There is HIDEOUS art (and murals) on the walls, the rooms are dark and cave like, the chairs uncomfortable, the TVs don't always work and the shower head was a bit plugged up. The bedding is not nice. Best Western - SPEND SOME $$ ON MUCH NEEDED RESERVATIONS. On another note, the breakfast was unappealing, the fruit unripe and chaotically presented. We chose on the second morning of our stay to venture out to a restaurant in town. I would not stay again under these circumstances.

"Great Value"

5
03/11/2017

$99/night with FREE hot buffet breakfast, FREE parking and FREE Wi-Fi -- restaurant on site and excellent access to Yosemite Park entrance, Bass Lake, surrounding small historic towns and local businesses. Will definitely stay here again.

"Great hotel, restaurant not so much ..."

4
31/10/2017

Room and view was beautiful, bed was comfortable, hotel staff was helpful, breakfast was adequate, but eat dinner elsewhere ... restaurant meals are overpriced and small, wait staff needs more training ...

"Best in town, but"

3
31/10/2017

This is a clean, generally quiet hotel, and the best place in Oakhurst - but that's not saying much. Despite being close to Yosemite, the overall quality of hotels/motels in Oakhurst is ho-hum. There are some nicer, pricier hotels in the area, none of them a bargain. This hotel has lovely grounds, a good restaurant - not gourmet but well-prepared and tasty food and drinks - and rather dated decor. Fortunately the staff is uniformly pleasant and attentive. Suggestion: Ask for an "uphill" room, as these rooms are farther off the highway, surrounded by garden areas and have, in our experience, been more problem free than those right on the highway. Examples: When the people in the room above us used their shower, a literal rainstorm came in through the bathroom vent in our bath, wetting most of the floor and toilet, located right under the vent; Wi-fi dropped our connection several times. Have stayed here a number of times, no problems with "uphill" units. If you need to stay in Oakhurst, this is the place. If you don't mind hihg prices, there are 2 or 3 luxury places within a few miles of Oakhurst - or if on vacation, stay in Yosemite.

"Good experience"

4
31/10/2017

This hotel is spread out over seven acres with very well kept grounds. It provides a lot of privacy. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Vert reasonable prices. We were impressed with their breakfast as well.

"Good Value, Good Hotel and Lovely Landscaping"

5
29/10/2017

We stayed here only 1 night as it was a convenient location for an early start to Glacier Point in Yosemite, after which we moved to a hotel from which the main Yosemite Valley was more accessible. On reflection this may have been a mistake as our one night here was most enjoyable and excellent value for money. Staff were friendly and efficient, the room was comfortable, well-equipped and spotlessly clean, the location was convenient and the whole site is beautifully landscaped and with interesting features. Breakfast was satisfactory without being special in any way, but it was spoiled by a coach party who were obviously in a hurry to be ready for the departure of their coach and were rather rude. This of course is not the fault of the hotel, but made breakfast rather manic. However, we really enjoyed our 1 night here and oh and by the way, did I say that we felt that at the price we paid it represented outstanding value for money in view of the proximity to Yosemite!

"Old"

2
29/10/2017

Not much to choose from in Oakhurst, unfortunately. Lobby looks great and lulls you into a false sense of security. Room was old and smelled bad. Sheets were old. Stairwells were dirty and full of cobwebs.

Glenn H, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Sorry, you weren't happy with your room. I will show this review to housekeeping and get them to clean more exterior and interior of the rooms. I will also go to laundry room and check sheet wear. Thank you for staying with us and helping me fix these issues so it doesn't happen to future guests. -Glenn

"One of the best BWs"

5
26/10/2017

Had a two night stay during a mid October weekend. The room and beds were great. Most rooms have a huge Yosemite painting on the wall which adds a nice touch. It is pet friendly but please do clean up after your pets which a few people we saw didn't. They have a surprisingly great free breakfast. Very filling before your long Yosemite sight seeing. Also the location is great. It is within 1-1.5 hr from the Yosemite valley, Glacier point and several other great viewing points. We didn't have dinner at the BW restaurant but that's only because there are so many great places in walking distance. Would definetley recommend this place.

"Great stay"

4
26/10/2017

Very friendly staff at check-in. It was convenient to have a restaurant on site for the evening. The pool was clean and stocked with towels. Bathrooms in the hotel could be a little cleaner. Close to Yosemite so the location is ideal for family trips to the National Park.

"Hotel stay"

5
26/10/2017

This hotel has very well kept buildings inside and out as well as the grounds. The room was very comfortable even for a pet friendly room. The restaurant had a nice variety of foods at a reasonable price. In addition, the food was exceptional.

"We Hated to Leave"

5
25/10/2017

Really, really nice BW Hotel, and reasonably priced for the level of quality. The free breakfast every day was also a pleasant surprise in regards to options offered. We changed our travel plans to go see another part of the state, thus we checked out earlier than planned. But it was very tempting to just hang out there and enjoy the hotel.

"A great value and very nice staff"

4
25/10/2017

We stayed here after our weekend in Yosemite and were pleased with the care that staff takes to make every look nice. It is a much larger place than you can tell from the street! We had a very nice room. There is an indoor pool and an outdoor pool and a nice out door hot tub. The place is beautifully landscaped, too. There is a restaurant on site, so it was very convenient. Breakfast was typical motel-type morning breakfast, but it was fine.

"Great Value"

4
18/10/2017

I spent a night here while visiting Yosemite. The hotel is large, the front desk staff is great and there are some nice amenities. The rooms were clean, the bathroom was a bit dated, but clean (which matters way more to me). The free breakfast has lots of options. The hotel is about 30 minutes from the Yosemite entrance and another 30 minutes brings you to tunnel view. For me it was a great choice. The room had nice views of the property, there was plenty of parking and the doors all had good locks (matters to me as I was traveling alone).

"Great value"

4
17/10/2017

We were very happy with the hotel. It was convenient to Yosemite National Park and very affordable for the amenities that we received. The staff was very helpful and friendly; they helped make our stay more enjoyable. We would stay here again.

"Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst, CALIFORNIA"

4
16/10/2017

Very nice location and hotel. Clean rooms and plenty of space for our two dogs to run around. Extremely friendly staff all around. Good location for Bass Lake, Yosemite South entrance. Great hotel overall

"A very good hotel"

4
16/10/2017

very good service at front desk. recommended a tour that was excellent. Go bags a great idea, especially for early morning tours. great location and excellent restaurant. The convenience of an on-site restaurant cannot be underestimated. , especially after a long day touring Yosemite.

"Good Place to start Yosemite Adventure"

4
15/10/2017

Enjoyed our stay. Lobby is inviting. Nice patriotic theme. Rooms nice and quiet. Sliding door to outside was nice. Bedding comfortable. Breakfast was good and staff was courteous. Good place to begin Yosemite adventure.

"One of the Best"

5
11/10/2017

We stayed at a BW that was rated #1 in the chain in Mackinaw City. This one rivals it if not surpasses it. The setting is wonderful in the way it is laid out.The rooms have open areas to view. Everything was clean and tidy. Service was wonderful and the best part was that breakfast was held in the restaurant on the property with a full buffet. The whole restaurant was available for seating. 2 day wonderful experience

"Best of a bad lot"

3
10/10/2017

On a road trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas and this was the third Best Western we stayed in. Check in was quick. Room was way to dark and appeared dingy, quite depressing. I get the dark and browns for the outdoor Yosemite feeling but it just felt too dark and overgrown. The room was relatively clean. We stayed in The Village Inn at mammoth lakes and this hotel should take a leaf out of their book. The breakfast was nice, plenty of choice. This hotel did seem the best accommodation in Oakhurst though. About a twenty minute drive to the start of Yosemite park.

"Hotel is much better than I expected!"

5
09/10/2017

This hotel is excellent for the money. It has a cozy check in area. The rooms are spacious and cool. Restaurant for breakfast is excellent which is free. Restaurant for dinner is just ok but has a nice bar area with music and also has happy hour. Hotel to Yosemite is about 1 hour away and to Sequoia is 2 in a half hours away.

"Everything We Needed "

5
08/10/2017

We spent one night here as a transition from SEKI and Yosemite. Checkin was fast and easy. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The laundry facilities were clean and efficient allowing to wash clothes and allowing us to pack less. Breakfast was good although a little confusing.

"Terrible wifi"

3
07/10/2017

We had room 128 but it was very dark as there were bushes outside our window that blocked the light. The bathroom had been half refurbished but looked awful with a brown suite and grey tiles pretty yuk. Felt we were given the cheap room as booked through hotel.com. Wifi was absolutely appalling and constantly dropped out. We also used the I door pool which was supposed to be heated but I think they forgot to turn the heating on! The staff were very helpful and it wasn't too far from the park.

Glenn H, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Sorry I will take a look into wifi, I never did think of the bushes in front of your window blocking light into you room. I will cut down so light is let into room. The pool heater was broken at the time you stayed with us, I ordered parts and installed yesterday. Living in a small town getting pool parts is very tough. Thanks for telling me your room # it helps me find where the problem exists. Thanks for our help Glenn

"Adequate but not much more"

3
06/10/2017

Best Western is a vexing brand. I have stayed at some really nice ones. This was not one of them. It's an old-style motel with two floors. The grounds are kind of charming with some nice greenery. But the structure and rooms themselves need remodeling. It's adequate for a night's stay on your way to Yosemite (which is why they are commanding prices that are 50% more than what it's worth) but ask for a top floor unit, otherwise you will hear every step your neighbors make.

"Wonderful Property"

5
05/10/2017

A great property to stay if you are going to Yosemite. Outstanding service, full breakfast daily. Rooms are quaint. Definitely would stay here again. I was actually sad to leave and go back home to real life.

"Great place (besides the location)"

5
03/10/2017

We came in for Yosemite. The closer places were all taken, and we got a great deal here. It's a perfect hotel - great service, nice rooms (the four of us had a wonderful time at the family room, it has 3 twin beds, microwave, mini-fridge and a little patio), two pools and two jacuzzis. Breakfast was very nice. The only problem: the distance from Yosemite. It's 1.5 hours out from Yosemite Valley, not taking into account the various traffic issues (and we're talking off-season). So my reccomendation: plan for full days in Yosemite.

"I'd return to Oakhurst just to stay at this Hotel"

5
02/10/2017

I'd return to Oakhurst just to stay at this Hotel. It was a complete surprise relative to its overall architectural layout. The rooms and facilities were very clean, and the grounds were very well maintained. The staffs from housekeeping to the front desk were found to be very cordial and helpful, even when it came to finding me a way to stay and additional day when they were totally booked. The bar/lounge/restaurant again clean and well maintained. The quality of the food and preparation was less than average which was surprising. They would be a step ahead to bring someone in to assist with addressing meal/appetizer preparation.

"Best Value"

4
02/10/2017

We picked the Best Western Yosemite Gateway for our 3 day visit to Yosemite, part of our California Road Trip. On our arrival we found the check in process smooth and efficient, and were pleasantly surprised to find our rate included a hot buffet breakfast. Our room was well furnished, clean and well appointed, with a super comfy bed.. Wifi was reliable in all areas of the hotel and again was included in the rate. We ate in both the restaurant and bar, and found the food to be some of the best we had encountered on our travels.. The Bone in Pork Chop was too die for, and the flatbreads served in the bar are made with fresh basil, sun-dried tomato and a variety of toppings, not something we were expecting for hotel bar food. Staff are hard working and pleasant and we thought our stay was terrific value for money.

"Gateway Inn"

5
26/09/2017

This hotel is a fabulous place to stay. The staff is friendly, has all the amenities one would need. A tranquil setting with places to sit, relax and enjoy the serenity of the hills in the morning or afternoon. Close proximity to many eateries & with a restaurant on the grounds. It is literally the gateway to Yosemite... A great value.!!

"Great location for Yosemite valley"

4
25/09/2017

Check in was easy and the staff were friendly. The room was large and the beds comfy. The air con was great and much needed. It has a holiday park feel to it with the rooms all being in blocks away from the reception building. The kids loved the outdoor pool. We ate at the restaurant and had a really nice meal although the service was a bit slow and the restaurant could have done with being air conditioned. Would stay here again.

"Outstanding Place to Stay"

5
24/09/2017

The Staff was great and recommended an outstanding Mexican restaurant for dinner. The grounds were very well kept and decorated. The room was outstanding - I was on a 10 day trip and dearly wished each of my hotel stays could have been like this one.

"The hotel stole our money"

1
23/09/2017

We paid for a room for a couple of nights for our family for a wedding. Because the people in our family didn't have our credit card they were not allowed to be in the room and we lost the room we paid $500 for.

wgputnam, Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Please call hotel at 559-683-2378 and ask for Ronda 7am-3pm M-F so she can find your reservation and get this problem fixed. I need to get your full name so I can see past reservation info. Thanks Glenn

"Clean. Rooms in back up hill very quiet. Dog friendly"

4
22/09/2017

Good service. Rooms up hill in back very quiet. Dog friendly. Good breakfast for a Best Western. Room was clean. Front desk staff did good job putting our ice packs (for Rx) in their freezer so we had frozen ones to start next day.

"The Best"

5
19/09/2017

I have stayed there before and would stay again and recommend it to all I know are headed that way. Our friends that traveled with us were also very happy with the accommodations. The best place to stay if you are visiting Yosemite.

"Yosemite"

5
18/09/2017

The check-in was very smooth, Kyle was very cordial rearranging the room to be close to another party. The room was quiet, spacious with all the needed amenities. The buffet style breakfast was very good with all the needed foods to start your day. There are some restaurants and shopping close.

"distance from office"

3
17/09/2017

We were in a room at the very top of the facility. Our key failed to work. Had to drive down to the office since it was so far.It was not very convenient to access the business center to use the computer.

"Yosemite bedroom"

5
17/09/2017

This place is just perfect for a Yosemite basecamp! Nice room, great restaurant, cool town! Bass Lake also offers great recreational activities without breaking the bank. I highly recommend this property.

"Great place"

5
16/09/2017

A very nice Best Western. Very nice room and the staff we met were helpful and very pleasant. Great restaurant and bar. Super buffet breakfast. A nice place to stay if you are going to Yosemite. Highly recommend.

"One night stay"

5
14/09/2017

We stayed here overnight before our trek to Yosemite. It is unlike any hotel I've been too, built into the side of a hill and into nature. That made it great in our opinion. There were different buildings on different levels of the property. We had one towards the back with a balcony (maybe all have balconies). Since we had someone in our party with breathing issues, they could not walk to the restaurant. Not a big deal to us, but maybe for some. We had dinner and breakfast (included) on the property. The dinner was better than expected and so was the breakfast! The rooms were very clean. We would absolutely stay here again.

"The best hotel in Yosemite area. Beautiful decor and cottage-like rooms."

5
14/09/2017

Would definitively recommend to anyone. The best hotel in Yosemite area. Beautiful decor and cottage-like rooms. Breakfast is huge and full of fresh stuff, can't believe it is complimentary but it is.

"Loved the nature feeling"

5
11/09/2017

Surrounded by trees and views of the mountains. Saw deer just outside the patio window in the morning. Excellent breakfast buffet and the treat of seeing mountains while you eat. All of the staff are service focused.

"Excellent Staff"

4
10/09/2017

We were in Yosemite to fight the fires all week. When we were demobilized, we needed a place to rest before driving home. The cleaning staff prepared our room for an early check-in. One of the ladies went way out of her way to help me dry my last clean shirt. The restaurant staff and bartender was also very helpful. Hoping to bring my family back here for a visit once everything settle down. Thank you!

"Mosquitoes, flies and other pest in a room"

1
09/09/2017

Due to forest fire they had Rt41 shut down to this hotel from Yosemite Valley, which we did not know. It took us more then 5 hours to get to this hotel at middle of the night. Our room was all the way in the back building were lighting was not enough, As soon as we opened our room, we had a bad feeling about that room by it's appearance. As soon as we sat down, we saw Mosquitoes flying on our head, some on the curtain, Flies on the curtain. Some weird bugs crawling on the floor. We stayed up all night and ran out of that room and hotel early in the morning.We paid premium price for that room (Hilton price) but quality was motel grade.

wgputnam, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
Hello misuny! We are sorry for the poor stay you experienced at the hotel. We value our guests and are concerned when they are not happy. We do experience heavy flying insects in our area. Sometimes a slider or window gets left open and they get in. We again apologize. Please, next time let us know in advance of a room location request so you could be at a lower level. We are built on a hillside so we do get requests for lower rooms. Please visit us again.

"Piece of paradise"

5
07/09/2017

This property is beautiful. The rooms are very nice and clean. The restaurant has excellent service and the food was perfect. The location is very good. Walking distance to everything. Something for everyone's

"Road trip"

5
06/09/2017

The room was very nice. It was tastefully decorated. The beds were very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was excellent, it was convenient to two national parks. There was several dinning options located close to this property. It is in a woodsy setting and we saw deer in front of our unit.

"Great hotel, bit far from Yosemite "

3
06/09/2017

Perfectly adequate accommodation with everything you could need- gym is a bit outdated but if you are hiking every day you are probably too sore to gym anyway! Great indoor and outdoor pools. Restaurant was decent and service at the restaurant was really good. Service at the front desk was really prompt and good. Breakfast is comprehensive and great. Love the pancake machine and the great strong coffee! Two issues : - Grab and go breakfast is insufficient. The few days we left at 5.30 am, an orange and a granola bar with a bottle of water did nothing on a 15 mile hike. Maybe even the addition of a sandwich?! - This hotel is at least 1.5 hours from Yosemite entrance. If highway 41 is open, it should take about an 1.5 hrs with limited traffic. From the 120 you are looking at about 1 hour 50 mins, depending on tourist traffic. If you are planning on going my to Yosemite every day this is too far! We did 3-4 days of 4 hour round trips and it got old, fast.

"Not impressed!"

2
05/09/2017

I was not impressed with this hotel. The room was not very clean, carpets dirty, spider webs in widow in bathroom with bugs stuck in them. Shower was uncomfortable to shower in, water felt like needles hitting your skin. This place needs major upgrades to the rooms the lobby looks great and makes this place deceiving to stay at. The staff I delt with did not give me that careing welcoming feeling I got from many other hotels I stayed at.

"Great Stay at Best Western Plus!"

5
05/09/2017

We have stayed at Best Western before but never had more than a basic room. This location had a separate bedroom with 2 queen beds and another small room with one queen bed. It also had a microwave and fridge. The air conditioning worked great which we were really thankful for with 100 degree temperatures! It was clean and tidy! It also had two sinks (one outside of washroom which was helpful with multiple people in one hotel room.). The buffet breakfast was huge with many many hot and cold options and was complimentary. Tried the pool day we were leaving and water was perfect temperature! Would definitely stay here again if passing through.

"Good hotel located ~1.5 hours from Yosemite"

4
31/08/2017

Rooms are comfortable with big bed and convenient bathroom. Breakfast is very good with bakery options, pancakes, waffles , yogurt, served in a nice place. Staff was nice and helpful. Recommendations: - there are 3 options for hotels when visiting Yosemite - Staying in Yosemite valley (very convenient, limited options, expensive), Staying in a small cities outside of the entrances e.g. in Oakhurst, Mariposa, ... (it takes more than 1 hour drive in the morning and evening to get in and out, price and availability are better). the 3rd option are lodges and Inns that are only 30min from the Valley e.g in the Fish camp. if you are ok with the long drive, this hotel is a very good option - it is possible to cover all key attractions in Yosemite in 1-2 days. I recommend to take the 2 hour tour that leave from the Yosemite Lodge. Also recommended to part the car near Yosemite Lodge and to use the free Yosemite shuttle to move around the key attractions

"Lots to do"

5
31/08/2017

This hotel has plenty of recreation from an inside pool to outside with ada accessible. A place to picnic or BBQ with patio table a waterfall by it and plenty of grass to sit and read a book or picnic andcrest from sun. Laundry has 2 washers 4 dryers. Plenty of space for parking. It's one of the best hotels I've stayed in and we come every year to Oakhurst.

"Very good place"

4
31/08/2017

Not your typical Best WEstern, this place has several smaller buildings set amongst lawns, gardens, and trees. Room was clean and comfortable --A/C and ceiling fan worked fine. Not a real luxury place, but a cut above the rest at a reasonable price.

"Good hotel for Yosemite "

4
27/08/2017

Good hotel, great location - 15 mins to Yosemite entrance and just over an hour to Yosemite valley. Enjoyed the stay - hotel grounds are lovely. Room was spacious, breakfast was decent. We'd recommend the hotel, staff were helpful.

"Nice Hotel "

4
26/08/2017

Easy to find along Highway 41. About 1-2 drive to Yosemite National Park. Big and clean room. Comfy beds. Free breakfast. Swimming pools. Restaurant and shops nearby. Fast check in. Satisfied with this Hotel.

"Value for money"

4
24/08/2017

We opted for this hotel based on cost and convenience and on that basis were delighted with our choice. The rooms are large but extremely dated but clean. The facilities are good with an indoor and outside pool however the seating needs to be extended as ridiculously limited considering the size of the hotel. Hopefully with the new builds in the area and therefore competition they will improve this as well as other aspects. Breakfast is fine as complementary so other reviews are a surprise given this fact.

"Ok hotel, but disappointing breakfast!"

3
21/08/2017

The rooms are ok, although the airconditioning is as loud as a helicopter landing. Could need some freshening-up. Location is good. Breakfast is included, but it was very disappointing. Eat somewhere else!

"Close to Yosemite South entrance"

5
21/08/2017

Very Nice Hotel. Spread out property. Two pools (indoor/outdoor) which is very nice. Jacuzzi was great after a full day of hiking at Yosemite. Restaurant was very good. Food was much better than expected. About 30 minutes to South gate entrance. Hour + to Yosemtie valley.

"Very good place to stay before your visit to Yosimity"

5
21/08/2017

This hotel has a very big territory with different kind of rooms. We had a huge room with 2 double beds. Breakfast was excellent with choice of the hot dishes, served in the main dining room. Dinner in the hotel's restaurant was great and delicious as well.

"Hotel an hour from Yosemite"

4
19/08/2017

We stayed one night here, we should have stayed longer. We chose this hotel as we thought it was close to Yosemite, but it was a good hours drive. Leave early in the morning to go to the park as we were advised by the staff at check in. The hotel room was clean comfortable, with 3 large beds, we had a room for myself , husband and our son. We had an apartment really with the bedrooms divided by a wall. It had a kitchenette with microwave , fridge. It also had a pool , laundrette and a small restaurant. We had two televisions in the separate parts of the room but only one worked. All restaurants close by 9.00 pm, including the one at the hotel. The breakfast was disappointing, self service, but they ran out of things very quickly. No fresh juice, but the eggs were good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again.

"Old motel - really bad breakfast"

2
15/08/2017

The surroundings are really beautiful, but the motel is very dated and in need of renovation. The pool area had dirt, hair and old bandages all over the place. The breakfast was absolutely disgusting. The restaurant was dirty. Not the best place in town at all.

"A treat before and after the real treat in Yosemite"

5
12/08/2017

This is a well appointed, well maintained and superbly clean hotel with good amenities and a helpful, caring staff who are happy to go the extra mile to assist you. The onsite restaurant is highly recommended too, all in all an excellent place to stay if you plan to spend anytime touring around the Yosemite area.

"Yosemite NP Visit"

4
09/08/2017

We booked our stay at this inn for a three day stay in Yosemite National Park. This is an older facility as most in the area are. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Air conditioning worked quite well and was necessary as the temps were in the low 100s during our stay. Breakfast was good and served in the inn dining room. Guest laundry facilities were okay but not enough for a full house at the inn. Long waits to get a washer. The drive to Yosemite was about 30 minutes to the South Gate but then another 45-60 minutes to the Valley. Not many choices on lodging close in to the park.

"Good value for money"

4
08/08/2017

This hotel is clean and comfortable with huge rooms (ours had 3 double beds). The swimming pool area is quite small and could use a few more sun beds but is great to cool off after a day in Yosemite. The free breakfast is fairly good. The decor is dated but overall this hotel provides great value for money for a family stay.

"Good stop between Sequoia and Yosemite"

4
08/08/2017

Had honestly hoped for a little more given past reviews and pictures from the hotel website; but a good stay nonetheless. There had been some remodeling going on and all the older furniture was for sale in front of the hotel garage sale style. . . we were also tucked in one of the downstairs rooms -- seemed like a cave. Had a good nights rest and that is what is important!

"Yosemite Best Western"

4
08/08/2017

It's the best place to stay in the Oakhurst area, 15 miles to the south gate of Yosemite. New beds and carpet, clean rooms. The staff were helpful and professionals. Can't comment about the hotels in right in Yosemite because I did not see them.

"Weekend getaway"

5
07/08/2017

Above average best Western. Very lodge feel. Two pools, 1 indoor and 1 outdoor, plus jacuzzi. Included breakfast was standard breakfast fare, but slightly better than most. Would definitely stay there again.

"Ok but very dated!"

4
01/08/2017

Stayed here for 1 night on 6th July with my wife and son. Arrived late after getting delayed in Yosemite (traffic terrible there!). Checkin was pretty flawless but the room allocated was at the top of a hill (which we drove) but then down some really steep steps which we struggled with the cases and baggage. The room was clean but dated (pink bathroom suite!). Everything worked and things like a microwave, fridge and wifi were complementary. Beds comfy, noise levels ok. Outdoor pool was very small but I guess it did the trick. We didn't use the indoor pool. Breakfast was included and had a wide range of options such a pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon plus cold items. Felt a bit chaotic with staff struggling to keep everything replenished but we got there in the end. It wasn't bad, we just felt it was overpriced at $200 plus when tax was added. Sure it's sort of near Yosemite Valley but not that near. (90 min drive without traffic) and Oakhurst is not great in itself, I prefer Mariposa. If you can pick it up cheap I'd go for it but in July it was as very expensive for the location in my view. We followed TripAdvisor reviews and eat at the Southgate Brewery. Definitely the right decision. Both beer and food excellent. Service was prompt and good. Would look at Mariposa next time or maybe nearer the valley.

"A wonderful visit in Yosemite"

5
29/07/2017

We chose the Yosemite Gateway Inn on advice that staying just outside the park would give better accommodation and dining options - and they weren't wrong! Our room was large and well appointed. The complimentary breakfast options were great and filled us up for a busy day in the park. While most of our days were spent in the park itself, there was no shortage of wonderful dining options. The Southgate Brewing Company and El Cid Mexican were wonderful!

"In desperate need of a renovation "

3
29/07/2017

The lower rating is due to the rooms in a serious need for updating. The lobby is cute and the facilities are big. There was continental breakfast included. However, the bed was small, the carpet was dirty, the towels were old and rough. The sink plug wouldn't come up and had to hold it up manually for water to flow. For a $200 per night I would have expected a nicer room. Very disappointed.

wgputnam, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. We are in the process of updating our rooms. Bill Putnam, GM

"Recommend hands down."

5
27/07/2017

To be honest we didn't think our stay here was going to be good, but it proved us wrong everything to the rooms to breakfast was the best. After spending our day at Yosemite national park to rest was hands down the best stay

"Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst, CALIFORNIA"

5
27/07/2017

The hotel was nice, restaurant-bar was good and at the same location. Room was nice, location was close to Yosemite and to all other amenities not located within Yosemite NP. We would definitely stay at this hotel again, prices do change with the seasons also so expect to them to be average with all the other places during the peak time of the year for Yosemite.

"Great start to our Yosemite visit!"

4
26/07/2017

Our family stayed here over night on our way to Yosemite. After a long car drive, it was a nice place to stay that put us close to the southern entrance of Yosemite. The grounds were well kept; my kids walked around and swam in the pool. Parking was free and we were provided a nice breakfast in the morning. It was a nice change from so many hotels that nickel and dime every little thing! The gal running the breakfast was very friendly and helpful with our kids. The breakfast had many options, which was a nice surprise. The bathrooms aren't super up to date but the shower head and curved shower curtain road were updated fixtures.

"Beautiful Property!"

5
24/07/2017

The grounds are beautiful. We even ran into deer walking to breakfast. The pools and hot tubs were so good after long hikes in Yosemite. It is however an hour plus from the village in Yosemite. We had our grandchildren with us and they loved it.

"Displaced by Mariposa fire"

5
23/07/2017

My family of five was supposed to stay near Mariposa but because the town was evacuated we needed to find a place to stay for a night before we went to Yosemite. We stayed at this hotel. It was about 220.0 for the night. A little expensive as we had been camping. We were thankful however that we found a place to stay. It was clean and the room with two queen beds was nice and big. Bathroom was a big size. Breakfast was included and it was a good selection. Yosemite National Park is very close to this town. His hotel had a lot of things it offers. Indoor and outdoor pools, laundry, and a restaurant. It is right in town. We got pizza near by.

"Yosemite Family Vacation "

4
20/07/2017

This hotel was perfect for a family of five. We had a two bedroom suite which accommodated us perfectly. The price was right and we were about 25 mins from the entrance of the national park. However, depending which hike your going to do, there's about another hour drive to the trail head or to the village. We drove about an hour and 15 mins one way everyday for our hole 8 day visit. If I had to change it, I might have looked into camping in the actual park for a few days and then hotel for the rest of the stay. Especially because you need to arrive at the park by 6:30ish to get a parking space and not wait in traffic. The hotel is a little out dated but they are definitely doing some remodeling as far as switching out beds and furniture in the rooms . They had a nice pool and hot tub that we enjoyed after our long hikes. The complimentary breakfast was great too, although most our mornings were early and they didn't open till 6:30 so we missed it.

"Great Staff"

5
20/07/2017

Following the recent evacuation of Mariposa town due to wildfire we found ourselves with nowhere to stay and no belongings as all our stuff was in our hotel. We arrived at the Best Western in Oakhurst looking for a room. The hotel was fully booked but I want to congratulate the staff on their friendliness and compassion. The receptionist was advising us where else we could look for accommodation, allowing us to use the restrooms and the customer only computer and gave us internet access so we could look for somewhere to stay. With 4 kids it was a stressful time. We then went to eat at the restaurant and staff there were excellent especially Christian the manager. He could see how upset our kids were and went out of his way to make sure that we were ok. We were offered dessert on the house and this bought a smile to our kids' faces. If we ever come to California again I will definitely stay at the Best Western in Oakhurst.

"Adequate. No frills. Easy drive to Yosemite."

3
20/07/2017

Room was quite dark. The bathroom could do with updating. Liked there were 2 sinks, oneinside the bathroom and one outside next to coffee machine. Sound insulation not great. Could hear baby crying in room above. Quicker cleaning of tables after guests have finished their breakfast would be good and clearer directions for the removal of used and dirty breakfast items would be helpful. Choice of eggs at breakfast would be nice instead of just scrambled eggs. I like the automated self-service waffle and pancake machines.

"Good place to stay in the area"

4
14/07/2017

Stayed 4 nights at Best Westen Plus Yosemite. It is an easy access to Yosemite (about 30 min from the south entrance) and 10 minutes to Bass Lake. Great place to stay. I would come back here again as it is the best accommodation in the area. FYI this is a motel style Inn. Room for improvement would be more variety on their breakfast buffet.

"Excellent location to access Yosemite"

4
14/07/2017

We stayed at this hotel for one night because we missed out on booking a hotel in Yosemite itself and we wanted to be close to the park. This hotel worked perfectly. The town of Oakhurst is a short drive away from the entrance to Yosemite that is closest to Mariposa Grove (which is currently closed for restoration). The town has plenty of dining, shopping and gas stations to make it a great jumping off point to Yosemite. The hotel itself is divided out into several buildings across the property. The main building holds the lobby. The building next door has the restaurant, which is where they provide their included continental breakfast which currently runs until 9:30 am. An indoor and outdoor pool are also located on the property. We did not have an opportunity to swim and overslept, so we missed breakfast as well. Check out is at 11am. Our room was at parking lot level and we were able to park right in front of our door. The hotel has apparently been doing some renovations as they were selling furniture from their parking lot and there were lots of boxes in parking spaces throughout the property. The furniture in the parking lot looked an awful lot like the furniture in our room so either ours had not been renovated yet or they were using the same style furniture. I really couldn't tell if the room was updated or not, if that tells you anything. We had a table with two chairs, a faux fireplace, a desk with chair, microwave and mini fridge and two queen beds. The room also had a ceiling fan, but we could never get it to work beyond the slightest of rotations. A long balcony ran along the back of the building, so we had a sliding glass door leading out to this shared space. The beds were very comfortable and we slept well. Biggest complaint was probably that the room felt a little humid. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

"Nice hotel"

4
13/07/2017

Overall stay was good. The grounds need some work as ihe trees, shrubs,etc have gotten out of control. Our family stayed there 7 years ago and the grounds were well maintained. It would not stop me from staying there again.

"Perfect option for Yosemite"

5
13/07/2017

It was my second stay in this hotel for a visit to Yosemite NP. It is quite a drive to the NP entrance, but if you want good value for money and perfect service, this hotel should be your first choice. You have free (HOT) breakfast buffet in the morning, dinner options in the restaurant and close to all you need in the town of Oakhurst.

"Need's work"

3
09/07/2017

The rooms we were assigned, looked nothing like the rooms that were advertised. They were very, um, "rustic". Latches were broken in sliding patio doors, bugs in ceiling light fixtures, toothpaste splatter in bath room mirror/trim. We ordered an appetizer in the on property restaurant, and it was not good. We cashed out and left. Service was slow. All of the staff at the hotel were responsive and friendly, other than the older lady checking us in, she wasn't very welcoming. Housekeeping left a note on our bed that stated, "we were unable to make your bed, due to a large number of personal items being on it". There was a shirt, pair of shorts, eyeglass case, and my wife's purse. I have never stayed in any hotel, where they don't move your items from the bed to make it up. Based on the condition of the general cleanliness and disrepair, I would chalk this up to laziness. The property is beautiful, and the outdoor pool was great, but pretty small pool and area. If you're used to updated fixtures/rooms, extra amenities and good food on property, this probably isn't your place. Try one of the B&B's or cabins, but book well in advance. I wouldn't stay there again.

wgputnam, General Manager at Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn, responded to this review
We are in the process of renovating our rooms, furniture is arriving this summer and the rooms will be updated by the ned of summer. We appreciate your comments, thanks

"Great place to stay near Yosemite"

5
06/07/2017

The Best Western in Oakhurst was a great place for our family. Lori at the front desk was so helpful, the room was clean and updated, and all for much less than some of the higher priced accommodations closer to the park. The breakfast at the attached restaurant who was great and we highly recommend them for lunch or dinner as well. We also appreciated access to free Wi-Fi, laundry, indoor and outdoor pools, and outdoor room access close to our vehicle.

"Nice Place. Exceeded Expectations."

5
04/07/2017

For a place to base yourself outside of Yosemite its ideal. Plenty of good restaurant options in Oakhurst (check out south gate brewery) and a lot of stores. You won't be in the middle of no where like some of the other entry areas to Yosemite. Hotel is a little rustic - certainly isn't a luxury hotel - but it was clean and a place to crash for the night. The pool looked awesome for kids. Property is lovely. Enjoy!

"Great location"

4
04/07/2017

Stayed here for just one night before spending the day in Yosemite. It's actually quite a large place (lots of buildings). The room was large and the bed was comfy. Bathroom was big, as well. As a side note, this is motel, where your room door opens to the outside. Breakfast was included and staff were all super friendly.

"Very good stay"

5
02/07/2017

The hotel staff very helpful. Room is somewhat outdated. Restaurant quality and service are first rate. The free breakfast alone is $15 -$20 value. We used YARTS bus to go to Yosemite. It took about 2 hours. Make sure you book "Glacial Point Tour " in advance through Yosemite National Park if you do not have a car, b/c it sold out quickly.

"Great place to stay outside Yosemite"

4
02/07/2017

Very pleasant stay at this Hotel. Pool was very refreshing and the Breakfast was amazing! Hotel employee was very informative as we were attending a wedding in Yosemite and had never been there. Locations were time sensitive and they were very helpful and made our experience a lot less anxious.

"Superceded Our Expectations"

5
29/06/2017

I was so pleasantly surprised. All of you were so welcoming and friendly. Sheryl, Chelsea, Drew, Lindsey, Armando, Rhonda, Bill and Laura! All of you are so special connecting with your guests. Everything was awesome! Against odds I was able to get to stay my second night with you as you were booked solid ! Rhonda and Armando made it happen. The dinner in your restaurant was great and reasonably priced. The nightcap in your lounge was so cozy. I slept peacefully and comfortably. It was fun to ride in your golf carts driven by Laura. The grounds are so beautifully kept. Breakfast was a feast, for FREE! Thanks Drew for all the love you put in your food! Chelsea, you greeted us with a sweet friendly smile! All of you were wonderful! I will be back! Thanks again for making our stay with you so memorable! Hope to see you soon!

"Wonderful Stay"

5
29/06/2017

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in May and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious , very comfortable and clean. The lobby staff was very helpful and friendly, especially Lori, and answered any questions we had and helped us with travel directions. We will definitely stay there again if we return to the Oakhurst/Yosemite area.

"Keeps getting better"

5
29/06/2017

Have stayed here many times over the years and the property keeps getting better. The keep the rooms updated (they have furniture out for sale now from another recent update). The staff is very polite and attentive, just an enjoyable stay. Here is the best change since prior visits...the "Contenental" breakfast buffet was a full, free breakfast. I've eaten numerous free hotel breakfasts in the past few years and this was among the best. Well seasoned eggs and potatoes, plenty of other options and a dining area separate from the food which is much quieter and pleasant. I remember thinking, many years ago, that this BW seemed a little expensive compared to other similar lodging but it seems like the rates have not changed and the value is quite good.

"leisure travel"

5
29/06/2017

Very clean, attractive ,well maintained place to stay when visiting Oakhurst and Yosemite. Beds are very comfy. Wonderful food at the restaurant with !arge windows overlooking the beautiful mountains(salmon was excellent). Units aren't clustered all together but are spaced out which is nice. Some are near the outdoor pool and some are located near the indoor pool. Will stay there again when in the area.

"Very nice hotel"

5
28/06/2017

My husband and I had a very nice stay in this hotel after a day of hiking. The on site convenience store & pizza parlor were very nice (the pizza was excellent) and we were able to have a very relaxing evening.

"AMAZING STAY!!"

5
22/06/2017

I love this Best Western in Yosemite, Oakhurst. My family and I have stay in this particular Best Western hotel several times. Every time have been one AMAZING experience. I strongly recomment this hotel. Is always super clean, great ambiance, quite, and offer spacious rooms. The 2 bedroom suite is our family favorite.

"Great Stay! :)"

5
22/06/2017

This is our second time staying here and both times have been wonderful! The sinks in the room need a little bit of maintenance but the front desk staff said they would take care of it. Otherwise the property is beautiful. The breakfast great! We look forward to next time. Thank you! :)

"Best Western Oakhurst Stay"

5
21/06/2017

The hotel is beautiful, the hotel staff is very nice, the full service restaurant has a great menu, & they have a wonderful free breakfast., in fact the breakfast is the best we have ever had a any hotel.

"Perfect Hideaway/Getaway"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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!"

5
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."

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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!"

4
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"

5
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!"

1
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"

2
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"

5
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."

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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."

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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.

"THANK YOU FOR A GREAT NIGHT."

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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."

4
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"

5
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!"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

3
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"

5
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.

"Mom"

4
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."

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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!"

5
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!!"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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.

"Cosy"

4
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"

5
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.

"Yosemite"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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!"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

3
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 "

5
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"

4
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!"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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!"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

3
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"

3
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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! "

4
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"

5
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"

3
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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!"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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!"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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!!"

5
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"

5
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.

"Disappointing"

2
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"

5
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"

3
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"

3
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"

4
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"

2
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"

3
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"

4
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"

1
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"

4
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"

4
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!"

5
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."

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

3
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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..."

3
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"

3
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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'?"

5
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"

4
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.

"Nice!"

4
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"

4
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"

3
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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. "

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

3
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"

4
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"

2
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 "

4
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"

3
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 value.....you would not pay the premium to stay here, except for the close proximity to Yosemite. I would stay here again.

"FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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 "

5
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"

5
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!

"OMG"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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!"

3
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"

4
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.

"Tired...."

1
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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) "

3
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"

3
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 "

5
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"

5
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 "

3
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"

4
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"

5
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"

3
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"

5
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..."

4
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!"

5
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"

4
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 "

2
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

3
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"

4
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!!!"

4
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 "

3
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! :)"

5
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"

2
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 "

3
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"

5
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"

2
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....."

3
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 "

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

3
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"

5
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 "

4
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"

2
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"

4
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"

3
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

2
02/06/2016

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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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!"

3
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!"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

2
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"

4
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"

3
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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 :)"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

3
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"

4
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.

"GREAT HOTEL......"

5
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."

4
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..."

4
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"

3
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"

4
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.

"Disappointing"

2
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!"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

1
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"

4
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"

5
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!"

4
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"

3
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..."

4
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"

5
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.

"Enjoyable"

4
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!"

5
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.

"Comfortable"

3
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"

4
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 "

3
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"

5
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"

3
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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).

"Visit"

3
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.

"Awful"

1
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"

3
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! "

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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!"

4
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!"

5
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!

"Meh"

3
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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.

"Average"

3
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!"

2
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"

4
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"

4
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"

3
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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 :-)

"Magnifico"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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!"

3
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"

5
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"

5
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"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

3
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"

3
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"

5
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"

4
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!"

4
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"

5
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"

5
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"

5
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"

3
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"

5
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."

3
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"

4
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"

5
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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"

4
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 to use in the winter.

"Fantastic"

4
31/01/2016

When we showed up, we were very excited. Just from seeing the lobby and how friendly the staff at the desk was. When we got to our room, the smell of fresh paint was a bit overwhelming. So, we opened a window and went to dinner. When we got back, the smell didn't change. We went to the lobby and explained our situation. The girl at the desk immediately gave us a different room and we couldn't have been happier.

"A Very Convenient "Gateway " to Yosemite."

5
28/01/2016

We spent two separate nights in this hotel: one on our way into Yosemite and another on our way out. The first night we were upgraded to two queens. The room was spacious and had everything one would need in a studio apartment. There is a small refrigerator with freezer, microwave and coffee maker. There is also a nice size table and chairs. Although breakfast is not included, you can easily make it in the room. TThe office also has a large selection of toiletries, should you need anything. We stayed in a queen room on our return. Though smaller, it was also very comfortable. Each room also has beautiful murals of Yosemite painted on the walls.

"Get some ear plugs"

3
25/01/2016

Stayed in Oakhurst as its a lot cheaper than Yosemite itself. Rooms were tired, needed an upgrade from 1970s heating and locking mechanisms and they stunk. Also need better sound proofing given the adult yoga in the adjoining rooms (yes, both sides - and yes, I saw the couples the next day - and they were not super models !). Hot tub / pool is a long way from the rooms (so be prepared for a cold walk, and lots of kids). Expect the hot tub to be very popular, and the water to feel a tad greasy as a result. Restaurant at the hotel base was not bad. But don't let me be too harsh. You're not here for the hotel. You're prob here for the great outdoors - and that was awesome - hotel barely entered into our thoughts.

"Yosemite Gateway Inn Oakhurst"

5
24/01/2016

Pleasantly surprised by the location of our room; up the hill in back and very quiet. Parking right in front of the room was so convenient. Breakfast wasn't included and we didn't eat at the attached restaurant, but the room price reflected this and the savings worked for us. We will definitely stay at this hotel again!

"Great building, gardens, service average"

4
22/01/2016

The building and surrounds are certainly impressive but the rooms are only average. Reception was a bit "dreary, boring: and not very informative. .Not at all welcoming. Rooms clean and well presented but strange small pillows made sleeping a problem. For the price, a bit disappointing. "Gateway" a bit misleading. A long drive to Yosemite village

"Mini vaction"

5
20/01/2016

Last minute decision for a weekend getaway so the kids can go play in the snow. I've driven passed this hotel a few times but never actually stayed there. We got a 3 twin bed room. I didn't know that there were separate buildings. Must have been about 5-6 or more all hidden in the back going up the side of the hill, pretty secluded. Would stay there again.

"Spacious but has some flaws"

3
19/01/2016

Front desk need to be more friendly. Cleanliness can be reviewed. Very convenient location to yosemite. Did not meet Best western standard. During checkin person was not even smiling. Trash was not cleaned during checkin. heard flies during night. Room could be more fresh.

"Cozy, convenient, affordable, interesting..."

4
19/01/2016

At the beginning it can be a little creepy, however, the personal is very nice and helpful. The decoration is quite quirky, yet interesting. The location could be seen as far from everything; nevertheless, there is an easy access bus that takes you everywhere up in the mountain. I would definitely recommend visiting "Tenaya Lodge", that is a must.

"Great weekend"

5
17/01/2016

My husband and I booked our room about a week in advance. They recommended the Discover Yosemite tour. (Which we loved, by the way) we checked in on Friday we were greeted by nice front desk staff. They gave us our keys and we were off. The room was spacious with a microwave and mini fridge. The beds were comfortable and the TV worked well. We had some noisy neighbors, but that wasn't the hotels fault. They came in on day 2 and replenished all of our towels, coffee, soaps and etc. They changed the sheets and remade the beds. I am very pleased with our visit.

"1st Yosemite visit"

4
16/01/2016

Stayed here for 2 nights. Room was clean and was a lovely quiet location, took us about 20mins to get to Yosemite and it was well worth the drive. The scenery in Yosemite is like nothing I've ever seen before in my life! The downside to the hotel was that we went for breakfast on our last morning and even though it was empty we were told it would be about 30mins wait!!!! Better idea would be to save your time and money and go to McDonalds up the street. Would come back again though if we were able to get back to Yosemite for the location value alone.

"Beautiful Hotel"

5
13/01/2016

This place was a surprise to me the way it was situated in the trees and rooms all up the mountain. Pictures don't do it justice especially since it was recently and currently being upgraded. The rooms are top notch and all newly remodeled including carpets. The bathrooms are huge with lots of counter space. If you are given a room up on the mountain its so peaceful and every room has a balcony and its really nice to get away from the Hwy up here in the trees and still be right in town. The lobby area has a huge loft with a gift shop up there with lots of neat items and there is a restaraunt on site so no free breakfast here but other than that it was a very nice place.

"Great"

5
08/01/2016

No complaints. Love this place and will always return. Great price, clean, and pet friendly. If you are traveling to Yosemite this is a must place to stay. You dont need to stay in Yosemite valley. This hotel has everything you need.

"great hotel"

5
07/01/2016

it is really a very good hotel to stay, the only downside is the restaurant which is not that great. there are restaurants and several stores to meet your needs just around the corner. very good gasoline prices in the area

"Work and exercise"

4
06/01/2016

Used phone for reservation as we wanted a room in a specific building. Lady on phone was very friendly & helpful. At check-in, the staff gave us a room adjacent to the indoor pool/spa which was great as it was raining. I had work to do so we used the spa in the evening and my wife used the pool & fitness rooms while I was working. Very convenient! Very well maintained grounds with a park-like setting. Will definitely stay here again!

"nice rooms close to yosemite park"

4
05/01/2016

the room was a good size, i very much enjoyed the painting on the wall above the bed. i liked how there was a place to walk around the hotels, lots of trees it felt like being in yosemite which was amazing...really clean rooms and the pool was great!! the hot tube wasnt that great, idk was make the bubbles on top of the water surface but it really bugged my skin, and it smelled like chemicals!!

"Good value near Yosemite"

4
05/01/2016

This property is a bit far from the park entrance, but the value made it worth it. Conveniently located in Oakhurst close to amenities. Clean room, easy parking. Internet went out while we were there but it was resolved by the time we woke up the next day. Some kids from another room in the hotel were making prank calls and the front desk told us there was nothing they could do so we should unplug the phone.

"Beautiful views"

5
05/01/2016

Every room has an outdoor patio with beautiful views. And if you're in the right spot a half dozen deer walk by a couple times a day. A large park area on the upper end of property has picnic tables and a BBQ for guest's use, and we found it the best spot to watch the deer crossing in mid afternoon each day.

"Nice place to stay"

4
02/01/2016

We needed a place to stay before heading into Yosemite and this place was perfect. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and in a convienant location. Checking in was a breeze and the staff was very nice. The hotel is rather large and can be a bit maze like, but it is not overwhelming.

"Fantastic Hotel"

5
31/12/2015

We stayed at this hotel during new years for about two days. The front desk service is great, rooms are large, they have a great deal around wintertime, and they always have the heaters turned to max before you even walk in! (They also have HBO free of charge)

"Convenient affordable choice"

3
31/12/2015

For the area it is a good convenient choice considering others. We have stayed at several others in and closer to Yosemite also. The others you are completely captured to their services only if you choose them. This place is an average place but with plenty of choices and conveniences nearby. The distance to the Yosemite gate is not far 12.5 miles or so.

"Great accommodation near the National Park"

5
29/12/2015

A lovely hotel in Oakhurst which is conveniently located for the Yosemite National Park. Check in was efficient and rooms were spacious. The hotel is slightly dated but this is reflected in the price. Regardless, the rooms were clean and comfortable with a powerful hot shower in the bathroom. We were given half price vouchers for breakfast but ended up going to a local dinner which was brilliant. We had booked to stay for 2 nights but unfortunately the weather on the second day was awful and it was not possible to go into Yosemite. Visibility was also awful. The hotel very kindly allowed us to amend our booking to check out that day so we could head on to our next stop a day early - this gesture was really appreciated as we would have had to waste a day staying here when the weather was so bad. Overall a lovely hotel with helpful and accommodating staff. Great value for money and highly recommended.

"Great accommodations near Yosemite Nationa Park!"

5
27/12/2015

An excellent hotel with large, clean rooms. The hotel also has a lovely excellent lobby along with great staff. Oakhurst is an unique town and is close to YNP. We had a room with two double beds, the room was very clean and had a lot of luggage space. This Best Western is an exceptional hotel near YNP. Would recommend to everyone.

"A Life Saver"

5
21/12/2015

We hadn't intended on staying in Oakhurst this evening. We had planned on driving home to southern CA later that afternoon but we were involved in a transit bus accident on our return from Yosemite Valley. We were supposed to return to Oakhurst at 5pm, instead we arrived at 10:30pm. The Best Western had a room for us. We were so grateful to have a comfortable place to relax after a very hair raising afternoon that could have been much worse. The room was clean and very comfortable. We were also given a 1/2 price coupon for a real breakfast in the morning. It was tasty!! Great coffee too. If we stay in Oakhurst again someday, it will be here!

"Perfect Accommodation for Yosemite!"

5
16/12/2015

We were meant to stay here one night and ended up staying 3! Clean, large rooms, excellent staff and amazing value! Oakhurst is a great little town and so close to Yosemite. The staff organised a tour for us and the company were superb (tour guide was Joe and I think the company was Discover Yosemite) Highly recommend this place and will definitely be back.

"GREAT VALUE"

4
08/12/2015

Huge clean room, good beds ,lots of counter and luggage space,friendly staff and indoor & outdoor pools (we tried both).This place is an exceptional value for a reasonably prcied hotel near a national park. Would definitely stay again.

"A beautiful trip to Yosemite"

5
08/12/2015

Stayed at this hotel for 2 days before Thanksgiving. It is a beautiful hotel. The room was nice, clean and everyone there was very helpful and attentive. There are mural style paintings throughout the hotel that the apparently very talented owner has done. It is certanily conveniently located to the park as well as Bass Lake. We had breakfast there both mornings and it was great also. We particularly enjoyed being served by a young man named Galon. He was very chipper and friendly, a great asset to the restaurant. The bed was comfy and sleep was good.

"Great jumping off point for Yosemite!"

5
03/12/2015

If you're looking for a clean and comfortable stay on your way into or out of Yosemite, or if you prefer to stay outside the park and drive in and out, this one's hard to beat. Great rooms, excellent on site restaurant offer a welcome retreat for the day's adventures.

"Great 1 night stopover on the way to Yosemite"

5
02/12/2015

Can't think of 1 thing to complain about. The room we had was clean and comfortable. Heater worked great. The kids really enjoyed the indoor heated pool. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking was close to our room and plenty of it.

"Great Hotel, Great location"

4
02/12/2015

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a road trip around California. Although the Hotel is a good drive 30-60 minutes into the park it is Ideal. We arrived at the hotel early and the room was ready. The rooms were spotless, spacious and had everything we needed. Our Balcony was in the trees and some wide life was heard but not seen at night time. The hotel staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The restaurant next to the hotel didnt look like much as we walked in, but we had the best prime rib steak i have ever eaten and the breakfast was also pretty good. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and park. Oakhurst has a few fast food outlets and a couple of shops but on the whole is a quiet little place. At night time its the perfect place just to sit outside and look at the stars. We went into Yosemite park for one full day and walked up Vernal Falls, which is a must see. It is one of the easier paths but does get difficult in places. There are no toilets or huts en route so be prepared and take water and snacks with you from the valley floor. Its $20 to get into the park so if you were planning on going for a few days it may be beneficial to see about staying in the park, but i believe it gets booked up quickly. We also used the free shuttle around yosemite valley floor to as a quick way to explore the area. Overall i would definitely visit this area again and stay at this hotel.

"Super Great Hotel & Good Prices"

5
01/12/2015

Very pleased with over all appearance, location, room layout, comfy beds and best of all our small dog Cassie was able to join us with no extra charge. Plus great breakfasts next door with 25% discount.

"Room was spotless and ready on time with all the amenities in place and working"

5
30/11/2015

The Registration Staff was most welcoming...Housekeeping, too. Yosemite Gateway Inn is one of the best of the Best Western chain. I am a handicapped person and my room was, as requested, on the ground floor and close to special plate parking.

"very good quality nights lodging."

4
23/11/2015

We have stayed at this hotel several times in the past, the rooms are large and nicely furnish. It has a large indoor pool area we enjoyed when we were a little younger. The painting in the rooms and public area are very interesting and reflect are area. Food service can be excellent. The wooded setting adds a lot to the experience. Our last experience showed it needed a little care, but not a large issue.

"Great Place to Explore Yosemite NP"

4
23/11/2015

This hotel is greatly located at about an hour from the Yosemite Valley itself and 20 minutes from the park south entrance. A nice surprise, the exterior follow a resort concept as you drive or walk your way up the hill to the many buildings of the property, so you don't feel at all in a side road motel. The room was clean and functional but the "kitsch" decoration is in due need of a much more modern interior design. Also, the restaurant on the property could offer a more appealing menu which turn out to be a disappointment for my group of friends. Overall, our experience was positive, we were there to experience Yosemite NP and this hotel gave us that opportunity at a decent quality/price value!

"Good location, moderate price"

5
16/11/2015

I stayed at this hotel in the early 2000's for a Christmas visit to Yosemite, then stayed again this fall. Though it is a bit of a drive to Yosemite Village - hotels in the park are much more expensive - so to me it's worth the extra driving time. The hotel is clean and well-located. Rooms have fridges and microwaves which I appreciate for a longer stay. The room is clean and the WiFi works pretty well. I think in the room we had this time I don't remember a chair - that is nice to have so that would be an improvement.

"Good value for money, clean and good location"

4
16/11/2015

Great hotel in a good location for exploring Yosemite National Park. We found the properties inside the park were very expensive. This was a reasonably priced property that ticked all the boxes. The highlight was our waiter in the restaurant - make sure you ask for Kalon if eating there - you will not be disappointed. Such a gorgeous and entertaining person! Property had a laundry which was handy for us as we had been travelling for 10 days and needed to do washing. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. Woke up to deer outside our room which our son loved. About a 20-30 min drive to the centre of the national park.

"Good base for Yosemite"

3
13/11/2015

We stayed at the Best Western Plus, Yosemite Gateway as part of a road trip around California. We used the hotel as a base to explore the Yosemite National Park. The hotel is in a handy location in Oakhurst. Staff on reception were fine, reception has interesting decor! Outside, the buildings look nice and fitting for the area and inviting. Our room was up a hill tucked up out of the way which was nice and quiet, they are spread out over a large site. We had a nice balcony and a large room with amenities including a small kitchenette. Like the reception the decor is... let's say... unique and quite dated but they were fine and comfortable. It took us about an hour & a half to drive to the National Park and we went there twice. There's a fee to enter the park and you only have to pay this once. I'd strongly recommend avoiding the restaurant onsite, we'll write a separate review on this! There's a great bar called the Dirty Donkey over the road and a fantastic Italian called Di Ciccos a 10min walk away. We ate breakfast at Katie's Kountry Kitchen which is pretty much next door. Keep an eye out as you walk through the hotel grounds we saw 2 beautiful deers grazing on a lawn!

"Want A Quiet Get-Away?"

5
12/11/2015

I've staying in Oakhurst before and didn't expect much when I made this reservation for 2 nights... WHAT A SURPRISE!! This place is beautiful, quiet and the grounds are very well kept. We stayed in room 331 at the top of the hill (all the units are in clusters, not one big hotel, which is really nice). The room was large, had a small fridge, microwave, and sink. The view out the small balcony of the forest was exceptional. The desk staff and even the housekeepers were nice and friendly. Whenever I stay in Oakhurst again, this will be the place!

"Spectacular view, a great base to enjoy Sequoia and Yosemite"

4
12/11/2015

We didn't expect the property to be so beautiful. The front desk personnel extended genuine welcomes and the rooms were great. The only item keeping this from a five star is I could hear tv from another room all night. I overcame the annoyance and focused on the positive in our comfy bed. Morningtime I peered out the glass doors and found a half dozen deer grazing right outside our private sitting area, their warm breath making clouds in the air. Fat squirrels raced around. The coffee in the room and at the adjacent restaurant was not good, bring your own to brew in the room. But the omelet was fabulous, my traveling partners enjoyed their selections as well. Best Western, you have gold in the mountains.

"Good location and bar"

4
12/11/2015

Stayed for two nights in October. We had a room at the top end of the hotel 224 I think. Room clean and comfortable. Open plan balcony to rear, meant you had had to keep curtains closed for any privacy. The reception staff were very good. Visited the restaurant twice for breakfast, as you get 25% off, if staying there. The food was very good along with the service, with views out to the hills. We visited the bar area in the evening, which had a lovely a welcoming fire. Good beer and wine selection, served by helpful and friendly barman. Would stay again, for the location and maybe try to get a better room.

"Beautiful property"

5
06/11/2015

We were stunned at how beautiful this hotel property is. We stayed in a room way up at the top of the hill and the grounds are kept wonderfully throughout. The lobby looks like a mountain lodge. The decor in the rooms was nice, although it didn't have the same mountain lodge feel. The bed could have been a little more comfortable, but the pillows were nice and fluffy. After we checked into our room, we went out for food and when we came back, our room key suddenly didn't work. We had to get back in the car and drive down the hill to the front desk to have them reprogram it. Not a huge deal but we were so tired and just wanted to crash. We accidentally left some dirty hiking clothes and shoes in a laundry bag after we checked out. The next day when we realized our mistake, we called the front desk and they immediately shipped our stuff to us priority mail, which we really appreciated. We didn't use the 25% discount for breakfast based on lackluster reviews of the restaurant.

"Good Best Western"

4
05/11/2015

We are in room 309. We asked for a quiet room and this is back from the highway and fairly quiet. If you want view, they have a few of those too. Check in and out is average. Parking is good. Ice machine is accessible from outside. No hallways, doors are from landing. We have 2 queens. Bath have plenty of counter space and towels. Micro, TV, frig, wifi, and a modest "shared balcony"...each open to the next. Area large enough to eat a meal for the two of us.

"Good for a family"

5
05/11/2015

There are not many hotels that have one room that will sleep my family. For eight people we would normally have to get two rooms, but we were able to sleep all eight of us in just one room (with 2 roll-away beds). We also liked the fact that it had an indoor pool and and outdoor pool. My family always enjoys swimming after a long day in the car.

"Exceeded Expectations"

5
04/11/2015

The two bedroom family suites were great. Very clean and nicely decorated. The winding hillside and lush plantings were very nice. The indoor pool was easily accessible and very clean. The onsite restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. It was a great place to bring family

"Great Location"

3
04/11/2015

This Best Western is in a great location for visiting Yosemite.. and great if you have children and need to stay somewhere close to a large grocery store and easy meals. (And Starbucks!) The property itself is dated and somewhat odd. The room was basically clean and very spacious. Strangely none of the garbage cans had liner in them so we felt uncomfortable throwing trash away. The wifi was fast. The amenities were mismatched. The towels were like shop towels that you would find in your dad's garage. The value- we think it was pretty good! AAA rate was awesome.

"good american standard hotel"

4
04/11/2015

very well received at reception, efficient and friendly room large, clean, great beds, kitchen with coffee maker fridge and microwave Restaurant adjacent, typical american, good Service and Food, breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hotel guests get a Discount on breakfast of 20%

"Great little place"

4
02/11/2015

Stayed in the are for a family wedding, and this was a very nice & comfortable. Stayed in a suite-type room with 3 beds in two rooms, and it was very spacious. Balcony had a great view of grassy park-like area between buildings, I even got to see a deer while sitting out there drinking my morning coffee. Staff was very nice and friendly, and especially helpful when our keycards were troublesome (not sure if I had a magnetized purse or something), but they were SO nice about repeatedly recoding it on the same night. I would definitely stay here again if I'm in the area.

"Best place to stay outside of Yosemite"

5
02/11/2015

This was our second stay at this location. Even better this time. The beds are very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful. Now the YARTS bus conveniently stops at the lobby. (definitely recommend YARTS - leave the driving to them!). We also spent a night in Mariposa, another town outside of Yosemite. Best Western n Oakhurst is a better choice. The 2 room suites are great with a door that shuts between bedrooms. Each room has a balcony that actually has room to walk around, not just 2 chairs that you have to squeeze by. After 2 good stays at this hotel, it is now our "go to" spot when visiting Yosemite. As an added note, there are 2 big grocery stores in Oakhurst - Vons and Raleys. Both are convenient to the hotel.

"Near Yosemite "

3
01/11/2015

We were passing thru and looked on TripAdvisor for near by places. We usually stay at Best Westerns and noticed this got good reviews and looked nice. Our room was nothing like the photos. It was dark, dingy and outdated. The beds were comfortable for how old everything looked. Next time I'd pass on staying here. The benefit is that it's pretty close to Glacier point for sunset pics of half dome.

"Great stay"

4
30/10/2015

This motel was a great find. The staff, from the front desk to the housekeepers were great. The room was comfortable and quiet. This small town was the perfect spot to stay. Loved it. I would absolutely stay here again if we return to the area.

"Quiet Comfortable Reasonable"

4
30/10/2015

Had a very pleasant 3 day stay here. The grounds are spread on a hillside so either plan on climbing stairways or use your vehicle for the short drives up and down hill. Enjoyed the breakfast variety... flavorful and plenty. Service very good and quick. Don't overlook the full bar adjacent to the restaurant. It's a great happy hour or evening place to relax!

"Sweet Suite"

5
29/10/2015

This hotel is located right outside Yosemite National Park to the south. Unfortunately, it is a long drive into the park...16 miles to the gate and another 16-18 miles to Yosemkte Valley. It is a beautiful drive but very stressful as the whole trio is switchbacks. Regarding the hotel, there were only two of us but our room slept 6! Upon entering we encountered a typical hotel room with 2 queen beds and a beautiful mural of Yosemite Park painted on the wall. Connected to that room was another room with a queen bed, a table, 2 chairs, TV and a couch. That wrapped around to the kitchen which was connected to the bathroom. Every room was spacious, clean and had all the amenities you could want. There is a restaurant on the property which was very nice and very convenient. You get 10% off your bill if you are a hotel guest. There is not a complimentary breakfast but breakfast is also served at the same restaurant and hotel guests get 25% off breakfast. We ate two dinners there and found them delicious as well as good service and a pleasant atmosphere.

"Good place and good value"

5
29/10/2015

The Gateway Inn, is a nice place for the value. Close proximity to many eateries, grocery stores and fueling stations. A restaurant is also on the grounds. You will have easy access to the highway and a quick 20 minute ride to Yosemite... Stay & Enjoy

"Beautiful Place"

5
29/10/2015

A very nice hotel with great amenities. Very nice front office staff and the restaurant personnel were the best. The inside pool and hot tub were fantastic, especially after a full day of hiking. The grounds were beautiful.

"Great Hotel"

5
28/10/2015

We really enjoyed this hotel. It's build like a ski resort and the room we had had a great view from our balcony - yes we had one to sit out on. The rooms were clean and spacious and the wifi worked well. The only thing is we had to sign in each morning. The grounds are nice and made you feel as if you were further out of town than you are in reality. We were able to walk to restaurants.

"Not worth the price"

1
26/10/2015

From the front desk to the restaurant we were extremely disappointed. Definitely not a resort or at least not what I would consider a resort. Checking in at the front desk was sad. Very unfriendly desk clerk. The room was ok but not resort style. The carpet made the bottom of my feet black. The room is cleaned daily but it is sprayed with some kind of air freshener that was overwhelming. Made us feel like they were trying to cover something up. Also do not think you can sleep in. Every morning the blue tubs for the cleaning crew to put the dirty towels and sheets in are placed outside each building. The noise is awful. We ate at the restaurant the first morning we were there. The staff was so unfriendly. It took forever to get waited on. Our food was cold once we received it. The only thing good I can say about this Best Western is the grounds around the motel are beautiful.

"Beautiful Setting"

4
26/10/2015

This hotel was beautiful. Set close to Yosemite each room has a view of the nice grounds and each room has a small balcony with two chairs. We felt like we were in the country, but we were close to everything we needed in town. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. The rooms are large and well equipped with microwave and small frig. They have a inside pool and exercise room but we didn't even take a look at them, but from the looks of the rest of the hotel I'm sure there were nice.

"Gorgeous Property"

4
26/10/2015

Stayed here a few years ago for 3 nights while attending a conference. I shop price, and BW was competitive, so I chose BW again this time. Rooms are quite nice...was very pleased with all staff I encountered while there.

"Well kept, comfortable, beautiful landscaping"

4
23/10/2015

This is NOT your typical Oakhurst motel with rooms overlooking Highway 41 and lots of traffic noise. Instead, this Best Western has buildings winding up a landscaped hillside, with beautiful walkways, trees and landscaping throughout the property. Our room was quiet and well off the street, and I appreciated the landscaped areas to walk my dog. (Yes, the property is dog-friendly.) We also enjoyed breakfast at the adjoining restaurant and the 25 percent discount given to motel guests. We did not use the pools or spa, but they appeared to be nice and well maintained. The motel rooms, themselves, are a little dated, but they are clean, well maintained and very functional. I appreciated the in-room microwave and refrigerator.

"Great value"

4
23/10/2015

Rooms are large and have all the amenities to make it comfortable. It's not fancy, but the bed is comfy, and the room is clean. Very convenient location to get to the park. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great value for the price.

"It was ok for the price"

3
22/10/2015

The hotel starts with the front desk. The front of house staff really need to work on their customer service skills. The spa facilities were good. Restaurant next door which has dreadful service, not recommended. Our room was big and spacious but the walls are wafer thin. Listening to the film next door are watching at midnight was not on our agenda. Its a good hour an half drive to the Falls. Id probably choose to stay somewhere else next time. It wasnt an entirely bad experience but it wasnt great either

"Ok for the price..."

3
20/10/2015

We were in Yosemite for a wedding at the Tenaya Lodge and didn't want to pay $300/ night to stay there. My wife had stayed at this hotel before and said that it was fine. That is how I would describe it too. There is nothing spectacular about this hotel. I found the front desk staff to moderately rude and there was a very large stain of some sort above the headboard of our bed, but the rooms were large and the price was right. Given the option I probably wouldn't return unless there was no vacancy at local boutique hotels.

"Gateway to Yosemite"

5