Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park

18767 Main Street , Groveland, 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
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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.2
  • Value3.6
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Wonderful stay at the Groveland Hotel

3.4 on June 08, 2015

We had a great stay at the Groveland Hotel. Staff and Peggy the owner were very nice. Great breakfast.


A great step into the past

4.4 on June 05, 2015

This was a wonderful 2 night stop over while white water rafting. The sheets made you feel like you were sleeping in heaven. The breakfast was very good and they gave you many choices.


Charming Hotel with full American breakfast near Yosemite National Park

4.6 on May 30, 2015

The Groveland Hotel was an excellent place to stay to discover Yosemite National Park. The rooms are small, but very clean and cosy. The staff is exceptionally friendly and very helpful with travel trips for the National Park. The drive to the park is about an hour. The breakfast was excellent as well, offering a huge choice of classical American breakfast meals (French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon etc.). Our stay was not cheap but very comfortable.


Funky little place!

4.0 on May 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night on our way to Yosemite. It's an old, but cute (and funky!) little place. We ate dinner next door at the oldest saloon in California ... then had breakfast in the hotel dining room. The food was good, but the waitress - there was only one - was a little overwhelmed. If you're traveling through Groveland, this is the place to stay!


Overall, nice place near Yosemite

3.2 on May 14, 2015

The room was fine, except that the "decorative" pillows on the bed were rather old and not so clean looking. I just used the clean, "regular" pillows, but it was still a bit of a distraction. This is why I gave cleanliness a "2". Otherwise, the room was clean and met my expectations. A really nice breakfast is included for the price of the room!!!


Very Charming Hotel

4.0 on April 26, 2015

We absolutely love this beautiful hotel. What charm and history it holds. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room we stayed in was like taking a walk in the past; very relaxing and comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful memory


LOVED IT!!

5 on April 25, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Groveland Hotel last week and we LOVED it!! We stayed in Lyle's room, which in my opinion is the prettiest room in the hotel, even though it is suppose to be haunted... ( We did not meet Lyle that night) The next morning, we went down stairs to for breakfast, which was wonderful! Our server Christine was fantastic! It was her first day and she provided us with perfect service... Thank you! We really enjoyed meeting the property cats as well!!! thjank you for a great place to stay! Beth & Tim


Cute, Elegant Hotel with friendly staff

4.2 on April 16, 2015

We stayed only one night but were pleasantly surprised about how much we enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room warm and comfortable, with a bonus deck, and the restaurant first class.


Living History

4.2 on March 01, 2015

One of the oldest establishments in California. Great history. A very wonderful and accomidating staff.


Loved it

5 on February 20, 2015

Great value. Quaint.


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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.