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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Charlotte Groveland
This was one of the more expensive hotels on our trip but it was still less than many other places in/near Yosemite and the location is great. Expect an historic hotel experience with all the modern comforts (A/C, WiFi, TV). There is no elevator or "key cards". There is charm, a very comfortable room, and very good breakfast.
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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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Picking up on where I left off. We squeezed Roxy down the alley to the back parking lot of Hotel Charlotte. With Roxy safely parked we covered George up with his blanket and lugged our bags inside. I think I explained that we have to keep George covered when we are away from the car. This is to keep potential dog rescuers from doing anything heroic …
Today was our last full day in Yosemite and we still have not seen a bear, then again the park is over 1100 square miles and there are only 800 bears in the park so we would need to be lucky.
Today we headed up the Wawona road towards, well, Wawona ( where we are going tomorrow) and took the detour to Glacier Point. This is a lookout about …
Today we headed uphill to the Yosemite Meadows above Yosemite Valley. All the smoke had cleared from the bush fires and we were greeted with clear blue skies.
The first viewing spot over the valley was a little disappointing as the fires had been through and for as far as we could see the landscape was barren. But the rocky outcrops and …
They say four million people visit Yosemite, and that this time of the year is good to avoid the crowds, well I am glad we didn't come in the tourist season. But the crowds cannot take away from the spectacular scenery. Unfortunately it is fire season, one area of the park was closed and the valley started the day full of smoke from a large fire.< …
We saved the best for last in San Francisco, riding the cable car! We walked down to the turn around to buy our tickets only to find that we could get them on board. The queues at the turnaround were huge so we walked up a couple of stops to avoid the queue. But they only let on a few people at a time so we had to wait just as long.