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Yosemite View Lodge
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This place is A DUMP, PATHETIC, and this is a benevolent discription!!!
User: M8G from: Clovis, California
Published Date: Jun, 28, 2020
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
The room was pathetic, run down, the door jams ALL were chewed on by a dog, the only table in the room had an unstable/broken leg, the carpet was nasty, old and rotten, the tub had dark mold in most of the caulking, and the worst thing of all was the door to the outside had NO DOOR SWEEP AND THERE WAS A COMPLETE QUARTER INCH OF OPEN SPACE WHEN THE DOOR WAS SHUT (plenty of room for a mouse to get under, not to mention every insect imaginable), and we were on the ground floor! When we arrived and entered the room, we found leaves and debris that was obviously blown in from the lawn service. I checked and none of the other rooms had door sweeps! I could list many more nasty things about this place but these are the highlights! I've stayed in much nicer, cleaner roadside motels costing less than $50 and this place cost me $315!!! WIFI cost an extra $10 per night. Others who rate this place better than TERRIBLE are lying to you!!! I only complain when it is obvious the management doesn't care about it's reputation and are simply taking advantage of travelers who don't have any other options!
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I want my money back!
User: schoenerAndi from: Nuremberg, Germany
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 26, 2020
Travel Date: May, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
We had to cancel our reservation due to corona and we had the option to cancel for free (even without that virus). My credit card has been charged with 240 USD as the reservation was fixed. I never saw that money again and the hotel doesn‘t answer on my messages.

The AC Is a Blessing
User: jphillips56 from: Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 25, 2020
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
As I sit here on my balcony enjoying a cold beverage watching the Merced river roar by & having a cool air conditioned room to sleep in, I’m happy I cancelled our room at the lodge inside the park which has no AC. The temps this week are in the 90’s so the AC is a blessing. A nice kitchenette for making breakfast is also a plus. The foam mattresses are very comfortable as well. I would have given 5 stars but the bathroom although very clean, could use an upgrade. However you can swim in the extra large jetted tub. A short drive to the Arch Rock entrance of the park is no problem. The girls at the front desk were friendly and accommodating too. Would definitely stay here again especially in the summer.

Four miles away from Yosemite
User: artbazil from: Moscow, Russia
Published Date: Jun, 19, 2020
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
We stayed in a deluxe suite with a hot tub, double bathroom, kitchen, multiple fireplaces, and an amazing river view. A little bit outdated, but pretty cozy and neat. The bed and pillows were extremely soft. That was a great sleep after a good day of hiking in Yosemite. For some reason, the massage shower was not working and I was not able to turn the fireplace in the bedroom on. Since the hotel is outside of the Yosemite National Park, rangers won't let you in the park without the day-use permit from "recreation dot org"
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Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal , California is withholding prepayments despite a free of charge cancellation promise
User: hanns395 from: Eugendorf, Austria
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 15, 2020
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
Since Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal, California is withholding prepayments despite a free of charge cancellation promise and even after a free of charge confirmation letter from booking.com it is really not advisible to book any room in this hotel, if you might have to cancel (even months before your planned trip) your booking e.g. due to personal travel changes. In my case, they took a prepayment of US $ 240 more than 7 months in advance of my planned arrival date in June 2020. I had to cancel my reservation on April 8, 2020 as confirmed „free of charge cancellation. Despite several sent E-Mails to the Yosemite View Lodge in the last two month I did not receive any answer and also no transfer of the prepayment to my credit card account.

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