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
This place was just fantastic. Lovely setting on the road to Yosemite and a great change of pace from the city we had come from. The staff were warm and welcoming and they made our stay really pleasant. The rooms are lovely and relaxing. Highly recommend.
We loved the hotel! Very comfortable and warm. The front desk was so welcoming and helpful. Would totally recommend the Mexican food next door and the little coffee shop across the street! We couldn't be happier and were so grateful for the military discount and pet friendly room for our cat :)
Can be a little far from Yosemite in the winter without 4-wheel drive, probably not bad during the summer! The location was perfect for us though :)
Thank you! Thank you!!!
We had an amazing time at this hotel! The service was spectacular and the rooms were unique, clean, and comfortable. The aesthetic of the hotel was beautiful and the location was a great addition to the stay. It was the perfect price and we would definitely stay there again! The woman in charge even helped us when our car died! We were so thankful for such amazing service and the kindness we received from everyone in charge. Thank you!!
Clean room, inviting lobby and historically conscious. Quiet evening. Clean bathroom with an interesting claw foot tub. Heater worked nicely during the snowy night. Comfortable hotel. Parking in the rear. Located in the middle of downtown and an easy 1/2 hour ride to Yosemite. Respectable price and worthy of a return.
Arrived app 7:00 PM left app 9:00 am the next day Off to Yosemite so not much to review. The room was nicely decorated, fun looking bathtub and shower but didn't use it
Steps away from an old Saloon, perfect for dinner and cocktails.