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Friday, March 11, 2016

Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park

650 Holloway Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
408-848-8081
11/3/2011, 8/18/2013, 3/10/2016

2016 Update - We paid $44.15 using our Good Sam 10% discount and things have improved slightly but the other choice was so much worse so we opted to stay here again.

2013 Update - We paid $44.15 for a good size pull through and it seems there have been change in management or something since the place was now getting really shabby looking.  The laundry room was a pig sty and we had to wash off the machines before we could even use them and it didn't look as if it was recent dirt, but instead a long time since even being cleaned at all and unfortunately the restrooms looked the same.  Our electricity at our site was iffy but we muddled through for the night.  We will not be making this our stop the next time, there is another park in the area that we will consider.

What a difference a year makes…the last time we were here they had a special rate of $25…today for a water, electric and sewer, back-in with cable and WiFi, it cost us $40 per night. They still do the 10% discount, but that only takes care of the California taxes, no other memberships were accepted.

The area still smelled like garlic, especially in the morning and evenings. The park is very clean and well maintained. The sites are concrete and very level with a patio or extra vehicle pad. We did not use their cable or WiFi since our Verizon MiFi worked perfectly.


We did our laundry in the laundry room which had 6 front load washers and dryers that did our wash well. The restrooms were updated and kept very clean.


They seem to adhere to their Pet Policy which states, “All pets must be on a leash & with you at all times when outside of your RV. No outside fencing or kennels. You must immediately clean up after your pet. Barking and aggressive dogs will not be tolerated or ALLOWED.” They had posted several copies of this and other policies noting that some were not obeying this policy and they will do whatever it takes to assure all is adhering to their policies.


If we are ever in the area again, we would stop here again.

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We left Pacifica, California and began our journey back to the desert looking for the closest Super Wal-Mart. It was in Gilroy, California so we set our GPS and we were on the road again. It was under a hundred miles but we knew we would be shopping for hours so we chose to stay at the Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park in no other than Gilroy, California. The name should have given us a clue but after shopping for hours we walked out of the store and the smell was so strong, we smelled it on us for days to come. We love garlic, we use to eat it a lot more but we still eat it every chance we get, we just never have experienced such a continuous smell of it.

The Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park was located just a few blocks from the Super Wal-Mart, which made it very convenient for us. The park had a special rate going on of $25 per night for a back-in FHU, but then took an additional 10% off if you had Good Sam, AAA, FMCA, CTPA but also would take off 10% just by mentioning a discount, something that has been unheard of in California…deals…let alone a good deal. Friendliest host we have met in a very long time, he has been there for years and advertises, “Home of the Full Hookup”. They have free cable, free wifi, shower houses and free ice in the laundry room, along with water, electric and sewer. Very well maintained park…again…more like a resort.

If we are ever in the area again, we would definitely stay here again.

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