"Nice localization near Yosemite but overpriced"
Pros: Hotel staff is very friendly, near Yosemite park entrance, good continental breakfast. Cons: Floor was quite noisy, I was worried on awaking my neighbours if I needed to walk to bathroom. No fridge nor microwave in the room. Also, room was not that clean...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This charming cozy cabinish environment was a delightful find for the price. Our small cabin was next to the river with plenty of seating in the perfect tranquil environment after a long day of hiking the trails in Yosemite. We never turned the TV on in the 5 days we were there choosing to relax outside next to the river. It is located 10 miles from […] the west entrance to Yosemite. It's a few miles to drive into town for a restaurant nut you' d expect that in this location. The owners were charming and pleasant. Breakfast was included and was a typical continental style. We were completely out of internet and cell phone range until we were up at the highest peaks in Yosemite. And hey, we didn't mind a bit. One morning while getting ready for a hike, we witnessed a real cattle drive complete with cowboys and herding dogs - about 40 head! It was VERY cool to see. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Retreat on the River"
Very pleasant place to stay. Everyone working there was most helpful and went out of there way to make sure we were well taken care of. Right on the river and very quiet. I would stay there again on my next trip to Yosemite.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Horrible place and total ripoff"
Room was dirty and small and old and smelly. You will find hair in a few spots, from bed to bathtub. Hotel was very hard to find on GPS and no civilization around to ask for directions. You have to drive 20 minutes to find even a small dive to eat at. No wonder once you make reservation you cannot cancel or reduce your stay. Once you reserve for x days […] you have to stay ALL x days or you will be charged. If you want to ruin your vacation then this is the place to stay at. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Peaceful base for busy Yosemite"
The room was clean, there was some evidence of renovation. We had the river view room, and this was peaceful and relaxing. The front office staff were very helpful and willing to go the extra step to help a traveller. The wifi was not very good but we were told about this. Breakfast was included and gave a good start to the day. It is about a 40 minute […] drive from the valley but away from the crowds. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rustic but clean and comfortable"
Probably the next best thing to staying inside the park at Yosemite. Very private comfortable room that has the feel of being out in the woods.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Yosemite Park doorstep"
A great non-crowded place to stay just outside Yosemite Park, very quiet, very cozyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"location, locaiton, location"
locaiton is great, everything is "so, so". not clean, old, expensiveGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay on the way to Yosemite"
Traditional cabin/lodge style B&B/Inn/Motel on the way to Yosemite Valley. Situated in the woods and alongside a little river close enough to the main road to be convenient but far enough to be completely isolated from it in terms of lights or noise. Our DeLuxe rooms we spacious and had all modern conveniences. It isn't modern or hip, and the continental […] breakfast wasn't "haute cuisine" or "a la carte" but fresh and easygoing, and I slept like a King in my King bed with the window wide open to listen to the little river pass by. Despite my last minute booking through Expedia the Inn was fully aware that I was coming, had my reservations printed out on the table, rooms and keys ready to go, very friendly staff and no issues whatsoever. Great place to go when you want to be able to go in and out of Yosemite, without staying in Yosemite Valley. No cell phone reception or internet, which is great if you really want to relax and focus on your travel companions! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The riverside Inn was great. They allowed us to check in very late. The room was clean and warm. A great retreat for our week long visit to Yosemite. The Inn is located only 20 minutes from the front gate of Yosemite National Park, and the gate is another 30 minutes from the Yosemite Valley itself. No complaints at all. Checkout was a breeze.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was just ok"
Bed was uncomfortable. dining room was closed, gave us a map for restaurants in town. no microwave in room. It was just ok.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Warm shower after visiting Yosemite"
We wanted to see Yosemite in a weekend and it was good to stay in this hotel after the first day and have a warm shower. However please keep in mind there are not much hotels or facilities around the Yosemite area (within one hour). So based on that this hotel is acceptable. However compared to hotels in Manteca or Oakdale, the quality is by far different. […] So adjust your expectations. Here, internet means a satellite internet with 200 MB cap for all the guests!! Which barely let's you check your email after 5 mins of waiting. Also apparently there is a mismatch between hotels.com and what the hotel says. It turned out that the sluggish super slow internet is not even free, and we had to pay $5. Also for the heating system, it's kind of weird, so maybe carry a portable space heater with you. We had a baby and the room was not warm enough as we expected. There were two heaters but we couldn't figure out how to turn them on. The staff later told us that one of them was not working and for the other one we had to open it and adjust the a thermostat inside. Well, I never dared to do that on my own without any directions! The positive side, the staff are warm and good. Also make sure you check in before 10pm as they will be closed afterwards. The area outside is calm and beautiful, we enjoyed seating on the benches facing the river and relaxing. Overall it was a good stay, and thanks to the staff for providing the service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, comfortable outdoorsy feel!"
Having read many unhappy reviews about the Yosemite Riverside Inn, I was somewhat apprehensive but upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find a rustic and comfortable cabin in the woods type place. I upgraded to a deluxe river view room which had a balcony overlooking the river and woods. There was a cool rocking bench to sit on and enjoy the […] view. Our room itself was clean and the carpet seemed fairly new. There was a fridge and microwave as well. The sinks and shower were older but functional and fine. The bed was comfortable and all was pleasant. The towels could use an upgrade, on the thin side for sure. They don't serve breakfast until April 15 so no comment on that. The people were nice on check in and check out, even let us slide on a later checkout. The location could not get closer to Yosemite without being in the park (18 miles from Groveland) which was great as we came for the great outdoors not to hang out in a hotel. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable and convenient place to crash after a long day of outdoor adventure. Hope this review helps set your mind at ease about the Yosemite Riverside Inn! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place - very good quality for the price"
Very nice place. I would recommand it. My girlfriend and I slept at the Curry Village inside Yosemite Park at the end of March and it was very very cold. We changed our reservation and we both were very happy with this place Yosemite River. It is a little far (25miles) from Yosemite Valley but it is very nice to have a bed, and a real room for a cheap […] price. People working there are very nice, they gave us 2 free restaurant vochers for a place in Yosemite Valley (18$ each tickets). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Watch for the small dogs!"
I stayed in the winter and as such was one of only three or four guests. There are 2 or 3 dogs that live on the property, very small so nothing frighting if you're afraid of such things, but potential visitors should be aware that they roam the property and the parking lot and will meet your vehicle before you even get out! Be careful! They are tiny […] dogs and I got the impression that if I wasn't paying attention I would run one over accidentally! Additionally they bark at any and all visitors so you may be awoken by them. Also the maid service only shows up every other day (at least in the winter) this was not brought up when I checked in. You should also be aware that you are about 20-30 minutes away from Groveland proper, so if you want something to eat you will need to drive a bit to find something. Other than that, it is affordable and about 20 minutes from the park entrance which is convenient, also the beds are surprisingly comfortable! I would recommend this hotel if you're looking for a convenient location to the park, inexpensive, and are willing to drive a bit to get some food (the town of Groveland has some good eats). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"If there is no other place to stay...."
Staff not on site for 2 days. No breakfast as advertised. Supply's following first nights stay. Couldn't check out with desk even with "OPEN" sign lit.Genuine Expedia guest review
area was beautifull, motel was cean but towels were bad, need fistures aitained and fixed, missing kknobs on some apppliances, coffe pot did not wor well, pillows were nothing but shams, no soda in soda machine or did not wor no ice avaiabel not to comfortable stay but the area was beautifullGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clearly older but clean. Served it's purpose before a day in Yosemite.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the money"
Best in case you don't get any better place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very quite and cozy; but google GPS will take you 11 miles away from the real location if you don't read reservation email carefully.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Without proximity to Yosemite this place would cease to operate. Basic operation, lackadaisical everything, worst towels on the planet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Yosemite, poor check out"
The hotel itself was charming, mainly due to location. The rooms were adequate for a night, especially because it is so close to Yosemite Valley. However, the check-in/check-out was difficult, to say the least. Check in has to be done between 2 and 9pm (which isn't terrible). However, I was only staying one night and got up to leave the next morning […] around 8am, but had no instruction on how to check out. The front desk (that you ring a doorbell to get to) had no one answering and there wasn't any clear indication of what to do in that case. I couldn't have been the first person to want to leave early in the morning. I left the key in the door and left a message about the situation. I haven't seen any repercussions, so apparently that was acceptable, but it was poor customer service. I would suggest staying a little further out. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"lost in the woods shy place"
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Things looked dirty like they might not have been washed after last customer. Hairs were found in the bed and shower upon arrival before anything was used. Also the included breakfast is not included after October even if Expedia says it is. A last resort if everything else in near the park is booked out.Genuine Expedia guest review
"fairly close to Yellowstone."
Rustic, creek was a short walk from the room,nice but nearly dry in the fall.The room was stuck somewhere in time, 60's maybe. no phone reception, no food, had to drive to Groveland, 5or 6 miles to eat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Horrible. First of all, the GPS misguides us 11 miles away from the motel into the wilderness/ middle of nowhere in the dark. The hotel implies that a lot of people has been tricked already but never bothered to take more initiative in reminding people of this problem, such as sending customers an e-mail before day of stay. When we finally made it to […] the hotel the staff made it sound as if it was all our fault. Then they told us there was no more breakfast even though it stated so on the booking confirmation. All with an uncaring attitude. I would NOT ever stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"avoid if you can"
Very old, poorly maintained, avoid if you can No telephone in the room, noisy AC, leaky toilet, old window that can't be closed properly, unfixed shower headGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lots of space at a budget price."
I chose this hotel because of the great value in price given its close proximity to the entrance of the Park and the Yosemite Valley (Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, etc). It's not the most up-to-date facilities, but the rooms are VERY spacious. Although it does have that slight older hotel smell to it, everything was very clean and I had no […] complaints. I would recommend staying here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Will work, if all is booked."
Thought it was overpriced slightly. If you want closeness to park then this will do but next time I will pay more and stay in the park. The fan was noisy and water did smell from faucet (well water?) . This is a good place for the "budget minded , everything else was booked" person. Continental breakfast was ok and will get you inside the park for better […] fillings. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a bad place to stay"
Good price for the area. No reason not to stay here unless you want a five star luxury hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"decent distance to Yosemite"
This place was clean, and the staff was friendly, but the beds were NOT comfortable. Plus they are too small, they need to upgrade to queen sized beds. The lighting fixtures were not secured to the wall, so maintenance needs to be improved. The hotel is only 12 miles from the North gate, but that still leaves a total of a 45 minute drive to Yosemite […] valley. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was comfortable, however, there was a lack of phone, remote for TV, no plug in sink. Linens clean. Somewhat overpriced for amenities, must be the location. close to Yosemite that increased the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
beautiful setting. Room was adequate for a place to sleep while visiting )osemite.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a very nice stay at your hotel September 7th-9th. We especially liked the fact the hotel is only 15 minutes from the park entrance. I have one request though. We got up very early as we were hiking to Nevada Falls and would have loved the breakfast to start at 6:00 or 6:30 at the latest. Many hikers are up at the crack of dawn and would love […] a great cup of coffee before they hit the trail! Would come again for sure! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Yosemite National Park"
It's located 14 miles east of Groveland. We had a little challenge finding it because we had no phone number and the map on our confirmation was no help. However once we found it, the location was perfect for getting to Yosemite first thing in the AM. we had to go back up the road 3 miles to Buck Meadows for dinner at a good homestyle restaurant. Breakfast […] at the Inn was fine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I will never stay there again, no would I recommend it to a friend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was a great location and right on a quiet, peaceful creek. Near Groveland with lots of choices for meals. Continental breakfast came with stay but they were not very prompt with opening for breakfast... supposed to be 7:30 a.m.... we left at 7:45 and still not open. Others left too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quite hotel close to Yosemite"
The hotel is dated, but it is in a lovely, quiet location a short distance to the park entrance. Parking close to the room is a challenge, but they provide plenty of wagons to help transport items between your car and room. Breakfast was not served until 7:30, and we left earlier so could not rate it. Also, there are no facilities close by. be sure […] to eat in the village if visiting the park before returning to the hotel Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to Yosemite entrance"
It was in a fairly good location for our visit to Yosemite and the cost was much less than staying in the park. The staff was very friendly and helpful with some of our vacation questions of the area,which was on the nice nature side. We have stayed in places that were cleaner and not as costly, but they were not in the Yosemite area! The continental […] breakfast was alright, although limited in selection and rather a small area in which to eat. Overall, it was a convenient place for us to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to see Yosemite from."
If you only need a bed & a shower & plan on spending all your time in the park, this is a good place to stay. Twenty minutes to the entrance & convenient for both the northern & the valley road. This ain't the Ritz, but it's cheap & clean. Very basic accomidations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great, cozy place to settle down after the day"
The staff here is friendly and helpful, and overall it was a great experience. The room was very big, and there was a rocking bench right outside our door, overlooking the large stream on property. The complimentary breakfast was better and more extensive than most places, and the cozy inn was very nice to come back to after a busy day in Yosemite village […] or out hiking. I will definitely be staying here again, the next time I return to Yosemite. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My only complain is the direction going towards the hotel, there should have been a big sign on road that should lead us towards the hotel. We totally miss our turn since we were looking for the town itself. Otherwise the hotel is really nice,clean and very relaxing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Comfortable room and friendly staff but the room had a strong odor of cleaning solution. There was a cracked window.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was fine - very country.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very basic, but great location"
This is a very basic motel/cabin. The rooms look very dingy and old, bathrooms are very small. Don't expect any luxury or conveniences, it is perfect location if you need a place to sleep before going to Yosemite park. It is a bit hard to find, you might miss it on the way on route 120. Don't check in very late, there is not a lot of lights in the property […] so it's pitch dark. Bring a flash light. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"tucked away near yosemite"
Nice, wooded surroundings with a stream (not river) behind some of the lodges. Nice place overall\, but a few specifics to be aware of: Breakfast was typical continental, nothing special. Room had a window unit ac; room was hot when we got there and took several hours to get cooled down. Many of the rooms do not have parking in front; we had to lug […] our luggage across gravel to get it to our room, could not be rolled. The owner/mgr was in the office late, so it was nice that she was waiting when we got there at 9pm. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a Great Surprise"
After reading a few of the previous reviews I had a concern about staying at this Inn. Was I surprised and impressed by the location, room and cleanliness. This is, of course, not a luxury hotel, it is fitting for the Yosemite experience. Reasonable in price, located close enough to make it a pleasant drive from the Valley, clean rooms, friendly staff […] - could not have asked for more. I will be back!! Restaurants close by. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice and close to park"
It was easy and convenient location. Only 15 minutes from the gate. They had not problem with our late check in and friendly staff showed us where our room is. Room was spacious and clean. Just all you to crash after a hike and then wake up early and leave.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was like staying in a well furnished cabin. We enjoyed it. Had thought we were actually booking inside Yosemite park so it was a little of a let down. Also, the hotel would have no control over this but the well water smelled very strong of sulfur and we did not like that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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