Ratings based on 80 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby David from Santa Clara Valley, CA
Had a Great Time Over ThanksgivingPosted Dec 1, 2013
Pros: Charming room with great amenities; close to Yosemite National Park; Excellent restaurant; Beautiful setting
Cons: Carpets are showing their age, but they were very clean. This was not bothersome, though.
Location: Located on Bass Lake, about 45 minutes from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park, you have access to the South end of the park and to lake.
Our family of four decided to celebrate Thanksgiving at Yosemite National Park, but could not get a room for a reasonable rate in the park. We discovered The Pines at Bass Lake through Expedia.com and couldn't have been more pleased. The value was excellent, the resort was beautiful and the room (a suite) was very nice. While the carpets showed signs of wear, everything was very clean and there were no stains. The room was spacious, had more amenities than I expected to find, including a wet bar and a wood-burning fireplace. The bed mattress was fairly hard; similar to what you find in various time share units. The good news is that the mattress didn't sag either. All in all, a very good value and a wonderful time. We will likely return to this resort for future trips.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 1, 2013
Pros: Location, lakeview.
I read both negative and positive reviews before I booked, it turned out to quite good. It's a two story chalet with two queen beds downstairs, a couch and a fold-away bed upstairs which can easily sleep 6. Two TVs, one flat screen up, one old down. Warm and comfortable. This is a rustic cabin, never expect five-star luxury. I guess those who made negative remarks about it expected too much. Sure it's old but it does provide a warm and comfortable stay for the Thanksgiving weekend.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 26, 2013
for Everyoneby krista from toronto ontario
The great outdoorsPosted Oct 31, 2013
As we pulled up to pines resort we couldn't help but feel that we were in an 80s madcap camp movie and sure enough we found out the great outdoors was filmed here in 1987. I doubt it has been updated since then but it's all part of the charm. Staff was great, helpful and friendly. The proximity to the yosemite national park is a huge plus and the food at the upstairs bar at Ducey's was quite good pub fare. Ending our day of hiking with a crackling fire in our chalet was dreamy.
for Everyoneby Ram from Fremont, CA
Clean, low-cost rustic hotel in the woodsPosted Oct 18, 2013
Pros: Clean, cheap and great service
Cons: Fittings could be updated
Location: On the hill facing Bass Lake, chalet surrounded by trees. Many hiking trails around the lake and up in the mountains near the south entrance to Yosemi
The chalet was clean and functional if somewhat outdated and rustic. Towels and linen were sparkling white and gave a sense of cleanliness. Service was friendly and prompt - a broken light switch was fixed right away, hiking directions were patiently explained and the restaurant was surprisingly (for such a remote area) upscale and good. Restaurant staff was also very friendly and service was good. Would recommend Pines resort to anyone who wants to get away from the bustle of the city for a reasonable price.
for Everyoneby Vic from San Diego, CA
Convenient location to Bass Lake.Posted Oct 1, 2013
Pros: Nearness to Bass Lake and rustic appearance.
Cons: Thought rate was slightly pricey for the age of the facility. I'd consider staying there again at a lower rate.
Location: Great peaceful and beautiful location to spend relaxing time. If you are looking for lots of activity, then I'd consider some where else.
Had to switch to hotel cabin because reserved suite in main facility didn't have two full beds as we thought, just a queen and a sofa pull out. Assigned cabin was very difficult to find in the dark, parking barely adequate. Cabin was nice but is showing its age. Definitely not the place to stay for individuals handy capped with climbing up or down stairs. Fairly steep stairs lead to bedroom in lower level. Fine for agile guest. Scenery of lake is very beautiful and adequate shopping area at hotel site.
for Everyoneby Rhona from New Jersey
Yosemite - September 2013Posted Sep 29, 2013
Pros: The restaurant
Cons: Doing a deep clean of the rooms (i.e. moving the furniture vacuuming behind the nightstands, etc); dusting the lampshades and floor boards, etc.
Location: Bass Lake had lots to do. Yosemite part was about 45 minutes drive. Very scenic
The hotel room was not laid out as well as it appeared in the pictures. The room was not clean (lots of dust on lamp shades, couches, etc). The restaurant (Ducey's) was great.
for Everyoneby RandomTraveller
Would be excellent but for a few details.Posted Sep 27, 2013
Pros: Resturant food very good. Chalet style rooms picturesque. Staff helpful.
Cons: Some poor maintenance on arrival: light switch broken, Mosquito netting ripped. Some poor cleaning: dust in corners of rooms, back of chairs.
Location: Fantastic scenery and roads. Reasonable distance drive to south entrance of Yosemite. Don't forget mosquito repellant!
Managed to book a cancellation, were looking for last-minute accomodation near Yosemite.
for Everyoneby Karen from Cheshire, UK
The location is great - and the big catch....Posted Sep 4, 2013
Pros: It's location
Cons: It needs some updating and the customer service needs improvement
The location was good in terms of accesibility to Yosemite National Park - south entrance, as we'd left our holiday planning until late. The lodge was spacious but was very tired. In comparison to the prices that we'd paid for other 4* and into 5* accomodation this was expensive and not great value for money. We ate a meal in the bar - it was very busy with a group party and we sat on the veranda overlooking the lake, when rain storm started lashing onto us....and dripping down from the roof. The food was good but the service was very "off hand"
for Everyoneby C. from Pleasanton, CA
Needs updates!Posted Sep 3, 2013
I'm sure this resort was great at one time; however, it needs some major updates. The chalet we stayed in was very damp and musty. Also, having the bedroom downstairs made for a very dreary room. Bathroom was clean but very old. Tiles were cracked and bathroom was very small. Would call the Chalets very rustic.