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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.
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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 ...
... it ain't!), the village still provides affordable accommodation for those who who want to experience the thrill of camping in one of the most beautiful and serene locations in continental USA, but without the hassle and discomfort of real camping. It also provides the opportunity to sleep under canvas without running the gauntlet of attempting to book one of the campsite pitches for a spot in summer. To do this, you must be online on the day of the dates being released and ...
... br> The final approach to Merced Camp was absolutely stunning with the Merced River making cascades over the granite.
Over the afternoon we had been smelling smoke from the forest fire and there was a noticeable haze in the air. When we made it to Merced High Sierra Camp they told us that the road from the end of Tuolomne Meadows to Yosemite Valley had been closed.
James TR did a talk on fire ...
... the one in the passenger seat did after they pulled over was get out and sit on the ground, head in his hands. Worried, I got Ben to get out and check he was OK. Turns out he had a small cut on his head. Then the driver got out the car, who was very heavily built with thick muscling over his shoulders and biceps. I could see three or four tiny pinpricks where glass must have cut his skin. After organising insurance details with them, he asked ...
... the way to Yosemite. Got a photo with Tracy and the City of Tracy sign. Went past a place called Tracy
recycling. Tracy did not want a photo
there. We have been so busy on this
holiday I thought she was worn out, but
she said she was OK. Also found out that
I was not allowed to recycle her for a newer model anyway. ...