I would highly recommend this place to stay, the location for stores, fun and food is perfect and the rooms were spacious, clean and quiet. This last weekend was my third stay at the Yellow dog inn and I'm excited to go back again.
As one of four parties who spent the 3 day 2009 MLK weekend, I was not alone in being shocked at the lack of service and concern by the owners and mangement. There was no one there when we arrived at 5:30 pm(check in is after 4 pm), the room smelled like chemicals, but not as bad as the tiny lobby which reeked-but no worries- there was nothing in it except old Martha Stewart magazines and a few videos and dvd's which Ill bet you anything were left by former guests. When our key broke in the lock on a cold evening, we called the innkeeper and got a message but no return phone call (we had to climb in through a window) Other guests reproted broken coffee makers, missing cable box and dvd cables, but they too were left to fend for themselves. I called the owner on arrival re the smell in the room and the abscence of any amenities in the lobby-no breakfast of anykind was in evidence, no cocoa cider or a dang cookie only one packet of Folgers was in our room
I admit I was ticked off because we were charged $60 extra for 2 dogs for 2 nights and thus we were paying high rates for the area. The owner was snide and unpleasant and told me I had bought the room for 2 nights- whether I wanted to stay in it or not was my choice. The man aims to make you feel right at home just like the web site says.. No replacement Folgers for the 2nd morning either despite my call to the innkeeper, so the poor lady with the broken coffee maker gave me hers
So if you want that funky absentee landlord feel on your next trip to the Sierra Gold Country, stay at the Yellow Dog Inn but dont expect to see the Yellow Dog or his owner while you are there.
The Yellow Dog Inn really is Arnold's best kept secret. I can't believe it is not full all the time, it is just precious. The rooms are spacious and adorable, we couldn't believe how reasonably priced it was for what we got.
We had a wonderful stay and can't wait to go back with friends and family.
The Sonora Inn was built in 1896 and originally named the Hotel Victoria. The Inn has played host to notables
and celebrities including Grace Kelly during the filming of High Noon and more recently Drew Barrymore while she worked ...
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