Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park

18767 Main Street , Groveland, CA 95321 USA (Show map)

About

Rates from $145 at this charming, comfortable, pet friendly inn near Yosemite’s main gate. Private baths, breakfast, down comforters and feather beds are a few of the amenities included with your night's stay. The 1849 historic gold-rush era hotel on California’s Highway 120 is the most direct route from the San Francisco Bay area. The 17-room inn offers 12 queen rooms, 2 twin rooms and 3 suites. Each room includes private bath, fun bathrobes, European antiques, and fine linens. Suites have spa tub, fireplace, and television. Breakfast is included with your room rate. Baked goods, hot and cold cereals, eggs to order, 'killer' omelets, ham, bacon, sausages, freshly ground coffee, teas, juices and a generous selection of fruit are available to start your day. The Cellar Door Restaurant offers terrific food, and has won the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Our authentic and full service saloon is also available for your enjoyment. Year round adventure is waiting for you at the Groveland Hotel, rated a Top 10 Inn in the United States by Country Inns Magazine.

Reviews

Overall
4.0

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.3
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Acceptable stay

2.8 on July 28, 2016

The history of this establishment is quite interesting. It provided us with a resting place that included a home cooked breakfast each morning that was located 30 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. While the room and bathroom were clean, this bed and breakfast could use some revitalization for the price. It does not appear quite like the photo.


After a day in Yosemite

5 on July 24, 2016

We stayed here overnight. It was a wonderful place to relax after a day in Yosemite. The room was beautiful and it had free wifi. The breakfast buffet was great. Everyone was very friendly and professional!


Delightful setting and hotel

4.8 on July 24, 2016

What a delight to step back in time in such a charming place! My daughter and I were on a road trip, which in itself was a joy, but the "cherry on the top" was being able to stay at the Groveland Hotel. Had a wonderful dinner down the street, enjoyed the wonderful breakfast in the hotel breakfast room, and hated to leave when time for check-out. Room was clean and comfortable.


Loved Groveland!!!

4.8 on July 13, 2016

We enjoyed staying at Groveland so much! The people were very nice and went above and beyond to enhance our stay. When we bought mugs, the receptionist wrapped them and delivered them to our room. Our room was from the time period and a memory forever. The breakfast was better than we thought.


Beautiful Historic Hotel

4.2 on July 05, 2016

Very friendly staff , enjoyed sitting on the porch in the evening. The teddy bears were a nice touch when walking into the room. Had a quiet room and slept very well. Liked the location of the hotel . Will stay here again if in the area in the future.


Groveland

4.4 on July 04, 2016

The breakfast buffet was more than enough food with lots of choices.


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4.2 on June 26, 2016

The staff was very polite, helpful and pleasant. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast at the Hotel very much. Our dog was welcomed and offered a bed and bowls if needed. Our room was small but clean and the bed very comfortable. We would stay there again.


I loved this hotel

4.6 on June 25, 2016

The staff was very friendly. Very comfortable bed. I would stay here again anytime! Loved the charm and antiques and the kitties!


Mother's Day getaway

4.8 on June 19, 2016

Excellent, am recommending and will return.


Relaxing get away

4.0 on May 18, 2016

Stayed here after a long day in the park. I've been wanting to stay here for years so was thrilled when we got the chance. The front desk woman was SO nice. She walked us to the room and showed us around. The room was clean and cozy and the bed looked so comfortable. The only problem I had was when I went to take a shower I couldn't get hot water. When it finally got warm I jumped in, just to have it go ice cold. Husband went downstairs to ask and was told the dishwasher was probably on. Hmmm. Half hour later his was nice and hot... Then in the middle of the night a fight broke out at the saloon across the alley. He got to listen to that for about an hour. Luckily I slept thru it.... Payback for the shower??? I would definitely stay her again. The people literally run to help you and customer service is fantastic in a time when not many people seem to care. Absolutely love this little town.


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Rooms & Rates

Lotta Crabtree

Cheerful and warm. Antique platform rocker, Danish queen-size bedstead, English armoire, and a T.V. A rollaway bed may also fit in this room. Third person is an additional $25.00 (12 & over) or $15.00 (under 12). Private bathroom with tub/shower. Main Floor, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $209

Ernie Beck

Remember Grandma's house? Handmade quilt. Floral and ribboned wall coverings. English armoire and chest of drawers. This room has a queen size bed and private shower. Main Floor, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

The Cassaretto

Old-fashioned elegance in Williamsburg blue. English mirrored armoire, French oak queen bed, and a T.V. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Main Floor, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $219

Julia Bulette Suite

Sunlight and flowers. White metal bedstead with brass and porcelain accents. Sitting room has antique writing desk, soft-pillowed sofa and wood framed fireplace. This room has a King bed (can also separate into 2 Cal King Twin beds) and a T.V. A rollaway twin-size air bed may also fit in this room. The private bathroom sports a spa tub and shower. Upstairs, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $285 - $329

Betty Fries

Located on the main floor of the Queen Anne annex, this room offers old-world elegance with twin beds, an antique walnut chest and an armoire from England, which has shining brass accents. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Main Floor, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $179

Iron Door

Named after the famed Iron Door Saloon next door to the hotel, this room includes a queen-size bed with an old-fashioned handmade quilt, mirrored English armoire, chest, and Danish bed. Private bathroom with shower. Upstairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Norm Tergeson

Flowers are everywhere in this room that reminds you of springtime - whatever the season. This room has a queen size bed and a T.V. Included in this room is a mirrored armoire and antique chest. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Upstairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Sierra Nevada Phillips

This room offers a bird's eye view of Main Street from the bay window seat. There is a queen-sized, hand-carved Belgian bedstead with matching armoire and clothes chest. Private door to front veranda. Private bathroom with a shower. Upstairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $209

Lola Montez

The mauve tulip wall coverings, lace curtains, antique dressing table and armoire offer a very romantic and comfortable setting. This room has a queen size bed. Private bath with tub/shower. Upstairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Lillie Langtry

Our most popular honeymoon suite features a beautiful carved wooden fireplace in the living room and a premium mattress with a queen-size feather bed all set in a brass bed frame circa 1900. The living room includes a queen sofa bed, antique rocking chair and T.V. The private bathroom has a spa tub and shower. A rollaway twin-size air bed may also fit in this room. This suite is located on the main floor of the Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $235 - $279

Hetch Hetchy

This suite features a queen-size antique French feather bed, 600-count linens and down comforter, as well as a spa tub and shower. The living room has a queen sofa bed, fireplace and T.V. A rollaway twin-size air bed may also fit in this room. This suite is located on the ground floor of the Queen Anne annex and has its own private entrance to the courtyard. Main Floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $319

Laveroni

Think warmth and romance. The stunning bay window has 'warm window coverings', which allow for proper insulation while paired with authentic single pane windows. Furnished with Scandinavian furniture and antique secretary desk. This room has a queen size bed and may also fit a rollaway twin-size air bed. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Third person is an additional $25.00 (12 & over) or $15.00 (under 12). Upstairs, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $219

Tony Smith

Sunlight from the big bay window brightens this handsome room. The room is furnished with a marble topped night stand and English mirrored chest. This room has a queen-size bed and may also fit a rollaway twin-size air bed. Also has a T.V. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Third person is an additional $25.00 (12 & over) or $15.00 (under 12). Upstairs, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $219

Just Juanita

Located upstairs in the Queen Anne annex, this room offers sweet serenity in soft pink. There is a mirrored armoire, as well as marble topped night stands and a Belgian queen-size bed. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Upstairs, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $179

Lyle's

Our resident ghost, Lyle, used to reside in room 15 during his gold-panning days. His 'spirit' is typically quiet now and he doesn't really bother anyone; but he has been known to show a playful side on occasion. This room is furnished with a mirrored English armoire, a marble topped night table, a queen-size French bed and T.V. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Upstairs, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $229

Charlie's

The finest in Gold Rush hospitality. This room is distinctly decorated with blue floral curtains, a mirrored English armoire and chest-of-drawers and a queen-size Belgian bed. Private bathroom with shower only. Upstairs, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

O'Shaughnessy

Handsome and inviting. Twin beds with ornately carved walnut headboards are topped with Persimmon coverlets. Furnishings include marble topped night stands and a chest. Also has a T.V. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Upstairs, Queen Anne annex.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $209

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Location

Location Type

Yosemite National Park 23 miles, Heart of Sierra Nevada, Gold Rush Town, Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 135 miles

Directions to property:

Head east on Interstate 580 through Livermore. Near Tracy, merge on to I-205 East. Stay on I-205 until I-5 North, following the signs for Yosemite. Take I-5 North for a very short distance. Take the first exit, Hwy 120 East toward Yosemite. Remain on Hwy 120 East through Manteca, Escalon and Oakdale. Following the signs to Yosemite’s Northern Entrance, turn RIGHT at ‘Yosemite Junction’ and pass through Chinese Camp, up the unforgettable ‘Priest Grade’ and through Big Oak Flat. Groveland is just after Big Oak Flat, and the Groveland Hotel can be found on the right-hand side of the road, just past the Iron Door Saloon.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wineries Nearby, Yosemite Courtyard Theatre, Columbia State Park, Movies in the Park/Saturday Nites/Summer, Jamestown Railtown, Yosemite National Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wheelchair access , Sitting rooms, conference room, wrap-around veranda, garden courtyard, full service award winning dining, fireplaces, full service bar, pet friendly, Tesla electric car charger, year-round live entertainment.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Art Galleries, Yosemite Courtyard Theatre (outdoors and seasonal), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated Outdoor Areas Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes With your reservation. $20 charge per night/per pet
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Major holiday weekends require a 2 night minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit is required. However, a valid Credit card must guarantee your payment.
  • Cancellations: We require 48 hours notice of cancellation to avoid being charged for your reservation. All cancellations incur a $25 processing fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Peggy Mosley

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Peggy wishes she had time to fly N2052L, but has a great time creating the ambiance for our guests to make great memories.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Innkeeper's Breakfast

  • Serving Location: Outdoor Garden Courtyard, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free. Dinner theater events.