Hotel Charlotte

18736 Main Street , Groveland, 95321 USA (Show map)


Come experience a wonderful escape at the Hotel Charlotte, located at the gateway to Yosemite. Enjoy the rustic quirks of a charming, historic boutique hotel coupled with a wonderfully inviting ambiance and stellar service that will leave you wanting more. The owners, Doug and Jenn Edwards, wanted to retain the gold rush feel of the hotel while at the same time modernizing and simplifying. The sage green walls, the throwback Edison light bulbs, the over sized, brown velvet sofas - invite guests to step into a contemporary old west. The look of the hotel also carries into the adjoining restaurant, Fork & Love Restaurant. Under the direction of Chef Aaron Haas, the restaurant features locally grown produce and innovative Modern American fare serving local Sierra Foothill wines and a full bar.




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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.4
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.0

A very special place

3.8 on September 09, 2013

We spent three nights as a family of four in one of the hotels Jack and Jill rooms during the second week of the wildfire. Despite the challenges the community was facing we were made very welcome and we cannot speak highly enough of this quaint hotel and the cool team who run it. We had a very special time at Hotel Charlotte and would recommend it for its charm, hospitality and great food.

Excellent stop off for Yosemite

4.4 on August 29, 2013

Had a wonderful couple of nights at the Hotel Charlotte while visiting Yosemite in August 2013. A very warm welcome from all the team on site and a great location for visiting the park. The evening meal in the restaurant was a particular favourite - a real highlight - if you're in the area, definitely worth a visit.

convenient for Yosemite

2.8 on July 02, 2013

quite a nice property in a charming little town.

Groveland Gem

4.8 on June 05, 2013

Love the new ownership and improvements - looking forward to a return visit soon...

lovely hotel in a nice town, well equipped guesthouses

4.4 on October 31, 2012

schönes, geräumiges guesthouse (Koriander) in absolut ruhiger Lage (kurze Autofahrt vom Hotel entfernt), morgens standen Rehe vor der Tür, sehr netter Empfang, Frühstück im Hotel war gut, könnte vielleicht von Tag zu Tag etwas abwechslungsreicher sein

Historic building

3.8 on October 14, 2012

Dinning room was not open for dinner. Breakfast was excellent.

Charming Hotel

3.4 on October 13, 2012

Hotel Charlotte has a warm friendly feeling. The room was small, but well kept. The bathroom was clean and attractive. I could have used some counter space in the bathroom, and the Velcro straps on the shower curtain came undone when I tried to draw the curtain closed. I would suggest metal rings for a better hold. I appreciated the wireless access, and the air conditioning. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise, and the coffee was really good. If I'm lucky enough to visit that part of CA again, I would be sure to return to Hotel Charlotte.


4.6 on October 12, 2012

Lovely stopping off point on the way from Yosemite. Charming room, excellent food and good old-fashioned personal service. Sweet and quirky, we would recommend it highly.

Nice hotel but small rooms

3.8 on October 03, 2012

Very friendly staff, made to feel welcome. Nice food. Bedrooms very small and quite hot a/c is very noisy.

Lovely hotel, outstanding food

4.2 on September 30, 2012

Room was small but comfortable (there were bigger rooms available). Friendly staff. The food in the restaurant was absolutely delicious - highly recommend!

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Rooms & Rates

Traditional Rooms

Traditional rooms are cozy, each with a private bath. Some with Clawfoot tubs and showers, some shower only. Individual Heat/AC in each room, free WIFI and free parking.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $179

Connecting Rooms

Connecting rooms are two guest rooms, one with two twin beds the other a queen or double bed, separated by the bath. The bath has a clawfoot tub & shower combination. Each room has central heating and air conditioning and fully functional windows with extra sound proofing, free WIFI and free parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $249

Deluxe Suite

Large rooms offer a Queen bed plus space for a rollaway bed for an added 3rd person. All rooms have private bathroom, some with Clawfoot tubs and showers, some shower only. Large rooms may feature added amenities such as a spa tub, electic fireplace, or 2nd queen or futon bed. Some large rooms are pet friendly too!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $225

Vacation Rental

3 bedroom, 2 bath condo at the Pine Mountain Lake Resort, overlooking the golf course. Two queen beds, two single beds, all linens and towels provided. Fully equipped kitchen, dining area, outside deck/patio, Satellite TV, high speed internet computer. Some units have washer/dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $299

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 120 miles

Directions to property:

Groveland is located on Highway 120 on the way to Yosemite. From the Bay area, follow 580 East and signs to 120. From Sacramento take 99 South to 120 at Manteca. From LA are and points South, take 99 or 5 North, to Highway 120. If you are in Fresno and the weather is great, consider taking 41 North through Yosemite and come to us in the early evening after a day of sight seeing. Highway 49 is not a recommended route unless you are looking to travel the curvy hilly roads. Then it is quite fun!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Skateboard Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Coffee-Tea service almost anytime, Guest Ice Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Spelunking, Wine Tasting, Antiquing, Skateboarding, Kite Flying, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00-9:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking indoors, large covered porch may be used.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Three pet friendly room, make sure to ask for it!
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night deposit required.



Doug and Jenn Edwards

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We purchased the Hotel Charlotte in March 2012 and then purchased the Groveland Hotel in 2017. We have made Groveland, CA our home. We now have two beautiful little boys who you will often seen helping at the front desk or playing in the courtyard at the hotels. We truly love being a host to over 40,000 guests each year!

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  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan,

Signature Dish

Sweet Soy & Molasses Salmon
Sweet Soy & Molasses Poached Salmon with Corn Grits, Collard Greens & a Zinfandel Corn Sauce