Morgan Hill, California

Coyote Valley RV ResortOther reviewers at

Jan, 2017

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 5 out of 10 stars

Very nice and clean shower rooms
Nice bathrooms
Plenty of washers and dryers
This is the back row we were in, across the way was a large field and it was quiet here
Obviously quite close to the neighbors, although we never heard or saw ours

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
We were in the last row facing the freeway, but it was a long distance away
and there was little traffic noise.  The nice thing was the field on the other
side of the fence where we saw egrets and herons each day.  Very little
traffic went through this part of the park during our stay.  It was definitely
a “resort park” atmosphere, very pricey but with nice facilities.  There
were a couple of trains that passed by each day, and they were fairly close
and noisy.

Road and site access?
Paved interior roads and concrete site pads.  All back-in sites, with the
deluxe ones offering extra wide areas for several cars or other items.  We
had a standard back-in site at the back of the park.  A very experienced
worker helped us back into our site with no problem when we checked in.

Condition of sites?
Our back-in site was long enough for the RV, with just enough room
remaining to park the car next to it and open the doors.  Low hedges
right along the sides of the site made it difficult to open compartment
doors, which we didn’t like.  There were some premium sites that were
much wider and more expensive where this would not be an issue.  Trees
were interspersed throughout the campground, but they were not large
and didn’t provide much shade.  The concrete site provided a small area
where we could put our chairs and small tables, but no picnic table unless
you wanted to rent one, and no fire pits.  The site was very close to level.

Utilities offered and their quality?
The full hookup 50-amp power was strong, as was the water pressure.
We did not use the provided cable.  The park offered free WiFi, and it
was excellent.  The Verizon signal was strong as well.  The utilities were
located toward the rear of the site and we were able to hook up to
everything without extensions.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
None of either, but a picnic table could be rented for an additional
$5.00/day.  Forget about it!

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Bathrooms and showers were modern and clean.  The laundry room
was large with many machines and was also clean.  All facilities were
well cared for.

Pet friendly?
There was an exercise yard for dogs, just a gravel fenced area but better
than nothing.  There was a path out of the park that connected to a
wonderful miles-long paved path, and some folks walked their dogs in
that area.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
As mentioned above, there was a nice paved walking/biking trail just a
short walk from the park.  We walked many miles on it during our stay.

Groceries & other services nearby?
Morgan Hill was about 5 miles south and had some grocery options,
but the stores were a bit dated and we weren’t impressed with that
town.  Driving back up to San Jose was the way to get to any service
you could want, if you can handle the horrendous traffic at almost any
hour in this area.

Since we stayed here over the New Year’s holiday, we were able to
observe that it’s a good place to stay for folks visiting family in the San
Jose area.  After that it emptied out pretty fast, except for the obvious
long-term workers who must have a lot of money to hang out here.
Quite expensive, but another one of those “only game in town” parks
that know they can get it.

Another minus for this park was the fact that it could not be easily
accessed.  There was no left turn lane for folks approaching from the
north from Hwy 101, and they had to exit the freeway at least 3 miles
south and drive back to the entrance.  Anyone wanting to get onto Hwy
101 south had to drive NORTH 1.5 miles and get on the freeway from
there.  That got a bit tedious when we arrived and departed, and
whenever we wanted to go somewhere in the car.

I rated this place fairly low because it was expensive for what we got.
Great utilities and facilities, but not much else.  Certainly not a place
where we would like to spend an extended period of time without
decent access into our compartments and with our neighbors only a
few feet away.  Folks may want to look into other options if wishing t
camp in this area.