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Yosemite View Lodge
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Good stay close to park
User: primpops from: York, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 28, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
Our travel agent booked the hotel a few months ago and reading the more recent reviews we were a bit worried. However, check in was quick and efficient and the guy was very helpful and informative. Our room 1050 was spacious and clean. It had a balcony but you couldn’t sit out as the river is a raging torrent. The noise is deafening but we had ear plugs! Didn’t like the two derelict hot tubs at the back either. Looked like an abandoned building site. Everything you needed in the kitchen and bathroom with a good selection of toiletries. Plenty of parking and close the park entrance. Didn’t buy Wi-Fi. Had pizza at the pizza place and it was delicious and freshly cooked. Food in Yosemite is awful so make sure you take your own. A good stay thanks

Great place to stay at Yosemite!
User: Karen W from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 27, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 5
Yosemite View Lodge is pricey, but worth it! Everything at the Park is more$ than you would think, but the YVL is a good value. Clean and comfortable. Kitchens in all rooms( no oven) so you can cook dinner/breakfast in. All rooms have balconies with tables and chairs

The Bates Motel of El Portal
User: Allovertheplace2013 from: Hillsborough, United Kingdom
Published Date: May, 23, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 3
I booked the Yosemite View Lodge almost 6 months ago due to the demand so close to Yosemite National Park. The actual room did not look anything like the "clean, bright, spacious" rooms on the website. It was dark, the stuck on edging around the walls was peeling off and the in-room kitchen looked like it had survived from the 1970s - dark brown wood and a bit grim. The beds were soft, pillows very soft. The a/c did work very well, but could not be left on it was so noisy - not possible to sleep through. My wife did not like the room at all. Pools around the site were behind bars - made them seem like prisoners pools - we didn't go in. Note that if you get a room overlooking the river in Spring, it may be deafeningly noisy - the river is in full flood (May 2023) and very dangerous. One major complaint is charging $10/day for WiFi, which is simply exploiting the guests. 200 rooms at $10/day for 2 devices.... that's $2000/day for WiFi - robbery. No breakfast in room rate and the onsite restaurant was horrible - see separate review. We didn't dare eat in the pizza place and ate before we came back to the hotel in the evening. Check-out staff were as emotionless as possible. I won't be back.

Needs refurbishment
User: Belinda N from: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published Date: May, 19, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
Great location for easy access to Yosemite but tired and shabby accommodation which urgently needs an update. Carpets grubby and kitchenette area poorly equipped and very old fashioned. Asked for daily room service ( which was offered free of charge ) but it didn’t happen.

User: Al M from:
Published Date: May, 10, 2023
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
I wish I had read the poor reviews before we booked. We liked its close location to the park and the river, but there were many things we didn't like. For $300/night we assumed internet would be included. We also assumed that the TV, the clock, and the tub jets would work. We also weren't warned that we wouldn't have cell phone reception. Finally, the fan in the bathroom was so weak that we had to open the window which allowed anyone passing our room to hear and see us using the toilet or the tub. And when I complained to the management they offered a $50 discount on our $1,000 bill which seems pretty miserly considering all the deficiencies.

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