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Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
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Overpriced and slightly dirty
User: sierrac433 from:
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jan, 31, 2022
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2022
Rating: 2
Made reservations here for a one night stay to visit the Sequoias. The views from the back porch are gorgeous, but that’s the only redeeming factor. Food was extremely overpriced. Rooms are in desperate need of renovation. There was dust and cobwebs on the fan, behind the TV, etc. TV remote didn’t work. Random toothpick was in the nightstand? I worry about the overall cleanliness of this place. In addition, the door to our room didn’t seal at the bottom and lets in a large draft (can be bad in the winter time when we are staying). Overall for the price of what we payed, this place is a no from me. They should be charging closer to $100-150 a night instead. Wouldn’t stay here again.

This place makes you want to come back!
User: S C from: Fresno, California
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Dec, 12, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
This restaurant and lodge makes you want to come back. I did just that, 6 weeks later. The owner and staff are exceptionally friendly and eager to please. The food is excellent and the views are even better. Stayed in room 6 (this trip) and room 7 last time. Both offer great views of the river and surrounding mountains. Thank you Glenn, Susan, Kyle, Ruthie and Lauren!

Cheers to the Sequoia Location and Tesla Charging
User: log24 from: San Diego, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 14, 2020
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
Enjoyed our recent stay. Great value at $99 per night. And with the big hills of Sequoia National Park, it was great starting out with a full charge thanks to the two onsite Tesla destination chargers. We also enjoyed the restaurant. We drank in the bar upon arrival and ate lunch before we departed the next day. Great food and river views. We’ll definitely stay here again.

Was not what I expected
User: junebugulas from: Costa Mesa, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 6, 2020
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020
Rating: 2
Stayed at the Gateway Lodge in room 1 thinking I would have had some access to the river other than the Restaurant, but NO! The room I picked was the closest to the hiway. It was not so bad except for the antiqu ated mini fridge & the hard bed, the TV was maybe 28" but I was able to hook up my laptop & watch Netflix. The Wifi was descent that is why I am giving them 2 stars instead of 1. Bang for the buck $$$$ it was the worse I've ever experienced. I would not ever stay there again, a lesson well learned. $199 on weekdays & $249 on weekends? Who are you kidding?

Great Find
User: Tatt2dRN from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jun, 21, 2020
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
My friends and I were hoping to find a way into Sequoia National Forest and were unsuccessful, but we found this really cool little Restaurant and Lodge. We stopped by to grab a bite to eat. We were allowed to eat out on the patio next to the river. We were mesmerized by the beautiful mountain views and the sound of running water. We were loath to leave. The waitress approached us and informed us that rooms were available and they would offer us a whole cabin for half price. The cabin was rustic with well worn and comfortable furnishings and the patio had plenty of outdoor seating. We made a run to the local grocery store for some snacks and alcohol. We spent the evening on the patio listening to the sounds of nature, watching the cattle graze in the high mountains and conversed about the craziness of life. We really enjoyed our stay and the food at the restaurant was delicious. We had lunch and breakfast at there and both meals were fresh and plentiful. We really enjoyed our stay and will stop by again whenever we are in the area in the future. We really appreciated the hospitality and friendly service!

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