How has this hotel rated in the past?
Travelers also recommend:
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Charlotte Groveland
Unpretentious, 5 star cuisine & European style
A little bit of European B&B style right outside Yosemite! Love it! The common spaces: upstairs porch overlooking Main Street, and the 'family room', complete with computer, piano & comfy furniture, are great for getting that homey feeling away from home and meeting some people you wouldn't meet at impersonal hotels & motels. And the food! I'm still thinking about Victor's special dinner dishes, as well as the morning pancakes!
Lots to do nearby. I'll be back for a raft trip!
Reasonably priced for Yosemite area, but some problems
The hotel is casual and comfortable, and located within walking distance of several restaurant, although all close early. They also offer free internet access and a tv room full of games and puzzles. There is a second story front porch facing on to the street, but it was furnished with old outdoor furniture and benches, and littered with full ashtrays, so it wasn't very inviting. Our room was extremly small, but sunny. It was decorated with antiques, and the sheets were nice. Our bathroom was fairly sizeable but the door to it didn't shut all the way, and it was not very clean. Breakfast, which includes cereal, bread for toasting, juice, coffee and pancakes (which were not fully cooked during our stay), is fair. The staff, though generally available, seemed uninterested in dealing with guests.
What a gem
The Hotel Charolette is a gem. The 3 of us women, part of the "Extravaganzas", shared a comfortable room downstairs.
It was a great respite before and after our full day off rafting the Tuolumne River. My favorite part, besides the humor and good care we received from owner Lynn, was sitting upstairs on the veranda, sipping a beverage and watching the world go by. I can't wait to visit again and don a straw hat for an evening in Groveland.
Crab Cakes & Bob
In May 2004, our daughter married a local, and my wife and I and another family member, spent 5 days, at "The Charlotte." The hosts, Lynn & Victor let us into their lives, and even awarded me the prized position of honorary quadruped. The call him "Bob, the Hotel Dog, but he and I both know that he is human. He and I kissed each morning, and discussed the previous day's activities. Lynn, Victor, are consummate hosts; they let you, the guest, define the relationship. They (including Bob) are never intrusive, but answer your every need. Victor is an excellent chef. With som reservation, I ordered Crab Cakes one evening. In wandering the globe, I have never eaten finer Crab Cakes. The best hotel experience of my 74 years.
The Hotel Charlotte is the friendliest place we have ever stayed.
Dinner rated up there with the finest French Chefs. I had the blackend salmon with cucumber salsa and it was out of this world! My wife had a delicious veal imperial. Our room was small, but warm and bright, just right. Our bathroom on the other hand was very large. Highly recommend.
The Hotel Charlotte was a terrific find on our way to Yosemite. Much cheaper than the Groveland hotel, the Charlotte has clean, comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast included in the rate. The restaurant is out of this world!
This was our 2nd time at the Hotel Charlotte in 5 years. The hotel is under new management, and it looks and feels like a new place. The management is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the restaurant next to it is terrific. It's a great buy for the money! D & D
A small hotel managed by owner, the Charlotte has very small rooms and is not well maintained. The continental breakfast is good, though. The bathtubs may have a charming old-fashioned look but they're not convenient for seniors.
Cute and Convenient
The hotel Charlotte broke our trip up nicely when we were going to Yosemite. We got to Groveland at noon, then spent the rest of the day in Groveland, and got into Yosemite the next morning by 8:00 after a quick breakfast at the hotel. Rooms are simple and clean. Ruth was very pleasant.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Charlotte Groveland
Travel Blogs from Groveland
Took our time packing our stuff up this morning, before heading out to the Haight-Astbury area of San Francisco, only a short drive from where we had been staying. This area is renowned for its architecture - three story, skinny houses crammed in next to each other with no yard to speak of, all brightly coloured and restored, each house is a mixture of Californinan bungalow and a terrace house. Street after street in this area looks the ...
... and climbed into the mountains again, over some very steep and bendy roads. Jenny lasted about an hour before her nerves had had enough of driving a huge car round steep, winding roads!! Jonathan took over, and the scenery gradually became greener and we reached Yosemite National Park in the afternoon. It was truly beautiful - huge pine trees ...
... service and sorry ding meadows. As we stepped through the car park (searching for new numberplates), we stumbled upon two buck deer grazing on what grass was left there. We then followed them out of the car park to the meadows outside and spent time watching them with the majestic mountains rising behind them. They were not perturbed by our presence at all and it was a magical moment, watching these elegant animals up close. When night fell, we headed to the amphitheatre to enjoy ...
... s easy to zone them out when the landscape in front of you is the Yosemite national park.
We get to Glacier Point expecting to walk at least 20 mins but we forget we are in America, so the parking station is close to the vista point like 300m. The panorama in front of us is amazing. The half dome, upper and lower Yosemite falls amidst a gorgeous valley. Hinesh is walking over the rocks to get to better view points. I watch him walk shakily ...
... to cross my path, as they suggested, but hey you never know :-) It also helped that in the middle of the night when the screaming by a ranger at the bear that had come into the campground occurred, I simply rolled over knowing they were doing what they did every night and there was no need to panic. Greg and Joel headed off on Thursday morning to do one of the more strenuous hikes up to Vernen Falls. The photos they returned with indicate it ...