What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast, WiFi and parking are included in the rate
- Location in the Sierra foothills, just 30 minutes to the heart of Yosemite National Park
- Rustic farm-to-table fare, local wine and outdoor dining at Fork & Love restaurant (open Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 8:30 p.m.)
What To Know
- Accommodation is a mix of Traditional Rooms, Suites and vacation rentals; many rooms sleep five or more, making the inn a favorite with groups and families
- Not the pick for design lovers — guestrooms have a twee look with floral wallpaper, quilts and patterned curtains
- Pet-friendly in certain rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
At the gateway to Yosemite National Park in Groveland, CA, historic Hotel Charlotte has been a functioning inn since 1921. Today, there are 13 guestrooms and six standalone vacation rentals, all done up in a classic Old West style with florals, quilts and patterned curtains galore. Traditional Rooms are on the small side, but many connect to create Queen and Twin bed suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and in-room sinks. Larger Deluxe Suites are individually designed; Room 12 has a spa bathtub in the bedroom, while Room 15 is fido-friendly. Amenities are uniformly generous, with WiFi, parking, satellite TV and continental breakfast all included in the room rate. On the dining front, Fork & Love restaurant is a farm-to-table favorite with a focus on small plate, seasonal fare and mostly local wine and beers. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. only, there’s a tapas trivia night every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. The mostly local staff is extremely knowledgeable about seasonal events in town and across Yosemite, so ask in advance about shuttle tours into the national park and the best restaurants along Main Street.
In the Area
A destination for outdoors lovers, Groveland, CA, is a jumping off point for adventures in Yosemite National Park, Stanislaus National Forest, Pine Mountain Lake and rafting excursions on the Tuolumne River. Ask the staff about hiking and biking trips in Yosemite, or popular day trips by shuttle to see the giant sequoia trees at Merced Grove or Calaveras Big Trees. Closer to the hotel, have tea at charming Dori’s Tea Cottage, and dine on classic Cali fare at Cellar Door Restaurant. For family travelers, try horse riding at Pine Mountain Lake equestrian center or, in the summer months, go outdoor swimming in the natural swimming holes at Rainbow Pools.
How to Get There
Cute little place , very traditional and period property. the Iron door salooon opposite was a great place to spend a Saturday night with live music too. No food was available in the hotel premises though and most places close for food at 9pm in Groveland so if you are going to be late , eat before you arrive .
I loved this little hotel. The clawfoot tub was adorable and I couldn't wait to use it to wash off the grime of Yosemite hiking. The person who checked me in was very friendly and helpful. If I make it back to this area someday, I will definitely stay here again.
Finn and Brennen are lovely hosts who warmly welcomed us to their small, typical and comfortable hotel with excellent value.
Ideal location to visit Yosemite Park.
We recommend the Mexican restaurant next to the hotel.
The hotel is really quaint with super friendly staff - we got upgraded which was a lovely surprise on arrival. We were in the deluxe room which was incredible - the bed was massive and really soft, the bathroom had 2 showers and the room itself was really clean and nicely decorated. The town itself was quite small but close to Yosemite, with plenty of options for eating over a few days/nights.
We enjoyed our stay. The hotel was clean, quiet, quaint, and located right in the middle of Groveland. We went into Yosemite each day - a little over an hour drive. The staff was always courteous and helpful.