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Littleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in June. The hotel is very basic and the Wi-Fi does not work at all. The hotel is very close to the entrance of Yosemite. There is a restaurant next door which is Ok. It is a good choice of hotel for the location, which is basically what you are paying for.

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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review

Neil: I wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your honest appraisal is valued. We do wish we got a few more ticks of positiveness. We're sorry we do not have WiFi--it's unfortunately out of our control. You won't find high speed internet anywhere up in this corridor because of the remote location unfortunately. We...

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 3 July 2014

A good Hotel . Big and clean room and bathroom. Not very expensive because it is outside the Yosemite Park, but not very far from the entrance. They don´t have a restaurant but there is a good one next to it . A good choice.

Thank Joseli B
Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review

Joseli: Thank you for your positive review of your stay at Yosemite Westgate. We are glad that you had a good stay and see the value of our property. While many may see our rates as expensive, we actually offer a tremendous value compared to the few options within The Park and offer the most amenities in The Yosemite Area....

Independence, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed in room 202 for one night on our way into Yosemite. Location of hotel is acceptable-was about 1 hour from Yosemite valley floor in little traffic. Upon check-in, the room seemed acceptable. Liked the tile floor at the entrance and bathroom area. No apparent problems that evening. However, in the morning, we found that ANTS had found our...

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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review

Tina: I wanted to take the time to address your complaint regarding ants at our hotel. Yosemite Westgate Lodge does not have an ant problem in the traditional sense. We are sorry that ants were attracted to your room and you had such an unpleasant stay because of it. The reality of the situation is that as humans, we have...

Reviewed 1 July 2014

We booked this room directly, well in advance. Reviews were good, and prices in the Valley higher. My wife would not like a tent cabin or other place with shared bathroom/showers. We were disappointed with the lack of WIFI, but the room was quiet, large, and had the microwave, fridge and coffee maker. The shower water never got hot for...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 30 June 2014

First off, this motel is NOT in Groveland. It is about 30 minutes past the town of Groveland. I booked this through Hotels.com and filled out the number of additional people in the room before getting the final price. When we arrived late at night in the middle of nowhere the owner said I had to pay additional money for...

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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I wanted to take the time to respond to your inquiry. First off, thank you for the review. But I wanted to set the record straight because it is unfair to state that we are deceptive. We clearly denote our extra person fees and do not offer Fee WiFi. We used to but unfortunately because of our location,...

Reviewed 29 June 2014

We were on our way from San Francisco to the Yosemite National Park and I had previously booked this motel and it was about 10 miles from the western entrance so quite conveniently situated. The surrounding forest was very nice and the Motel which was quite large had a swimming pool in the middle. Groveland which was the nearest town...

1Thank Stephen C
Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Yosemite Westgate Lodge, responded to this review

Stephen: Thanks so much for your positive review of your stay at The Westgate. You're right, we're located in the Gold Country. There's alot of history up here in these hills. We are located smack dab in the middle of the forest and while we may seem far to many, we are the closest to Yosemite. Groveland is a fantastic...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We planned our Yosemite family vacation too late to get any accommodation within Yosemite, so the Westgate seemed like the closest (acceptable) hotel to Yosemite. I stayed here for 4 days in June with my husband and our 12 month old baby. Proximity to Yosemite: I'm not sure how some people were getting to the valley floor in 30 min....

1Thank Elizabeth D
Hamilton, Ohio
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

The motel is located very near the park entrance. It is about a 30 minute drive to the valley floor. The rooms are basic but very clean. The pool and hot tub are great to come back to at the end of a day hiking in Yosemite. The owners and office staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would stay...

Thank Morishe
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed at the Yosemite Westgate Lodge for one night and were incredibly impressed! The rooms were much more spacious than we had originally thought, and when we explained that we had one extra person, the owner only charged us $10 extra for a much bigger room, which was an excellent deal. The hotel is very close to Yosemite and...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We booked to stay at Yosemite Westgate lodge knowing we would want a good nights sleep after a long day in Yosemite national park. Westgate lodge was roughly 40mins drive away from Yosemite valley. It was much longer on the way out of Yosemite however because of all the traffic. Westgate lodge was quite spacious pool and hot tub in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Yosemite Westgate Lodge is the most modern lodging facility on Highway 120, located just a mere 12 miles from the Big Oak Flat "Westgate" Entrance to Yosemite N.P., And a short 35 mile jaunt down to the Valley Floor and the many popular features of Yosemite including the thunderous waterfalls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and many campgrounds in and around Yosemite. We offer the ideal place to stay if you are traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Our hotel boasts 48 luxuriously appointed and newly remodeled and extremely spacious rooms. Most of our rooms have two queen size beds, making them ideal for families or groups. The Yosemite Westgate Lodge is a 100% Non-Smoking facility and unfortunately, Pets are NOT allowed. The Lodge has a heated swimming pool, spa, playground, laundry facilities, and an adjacent restaurant. Sorry, we do NOT have WIFI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yosemite Westgate Lodge

Address: 7633 Hwy 120, at Buck Meadows, Groveland, CA 95321 (Formerly Yosemite Westgate Motel)
Region: United States > California > Groveland
Price Range: $149 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yosemite Westgate Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite Westgate Hotel Groveland
Americas Best Value Inn Groveland
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“The information given for this hotel is very clear. Cell service is almost non existent, and there is no wi-fi.”
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