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Yosemite View Lodge
sdbctb from: Brooklyn, New York
Published Date: Sep, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Location great, rooms a little old
The location is great near yosemite entrance, on the merced river, however property is a bit old. Our room was on the merced river and that was the great part with balcony you can sit outside among nature, we even saw a bear across the river while eating breakfast out there. Room itself was clean enough, kitchenette in room. Bathroom was old looking with the pink tub and tiles. We couldn't believe at 8am they had workers banging walls and sawing right outside our room-unacceptable for a vacation stay-luckily we were up anyways to head early to yosemite. The location is what makes it worth it to stay here esp if have river view room thats why i give 4 stars.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
Z2032XVfabriziob from: Province of Turin, Italy
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
although we canceled our reservation in time to avoid the penalty, the hotel refused to make the refund.
our trip from Italy was canceled due to lack of flights linked to the covid crisis. No morals, no ethics and no fairness in this hotel. we will plan our trip to visit the USA in the near future and we will definitely avoid this hotel.
- Value: 1
- Location: 1
- Service: 1
LaGallivanter from: Wisconsin
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Excellent location & setting in the mountains
We had stayed here for three nights during our trip to Yosemite. The location is great as you are literally just down the road from the park gates. The reviews that say the distance is too far, are likely referring to the drive down into the Valley area...the national park technically starts at the entrance gates. The property is located between the mountains and directly on the Merced River.
Our room was a King Spa river view. This is obviously one of the "upgrade" rooms so I can't speak of the experience of the more standard rooms. We had a king bed, large two person tub, huge two person shower, kitchenette (mini fridge, two burner cook top, microwave, sink, and cabinet storage), and balcony overlooking the river. The room was great and I have no major complaints, other than it is expensive. WiFi is an optional $9.99 per day for two devices. We did use it one day and it worked well. The other days we were able to get LTE reception on our balcony with Verizon. Property is motel style so the rooms are accessed via the outside. Our room had quick/easy access to our parking and ice machines = awesome.
When we return to Yosemite, I would definitely consider staying here again. It is higher priced but you can't get any closer to the park without staying inside the gates. Don't try to save some money from staying further away - trust when I say you will regret it. We were told ourselves at least once per day how glad we were that we didn't book accommodations further away.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
bsymomof2 from: California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
Expensive motel 6, close but not so close.
Stayed here 4 nights while visiting Yosemite during the pandemic. We wanted to bring our dogs so my husband booked this place being pet friendly and the closest to the park entrance. I will definitely stay inside the park next time, it takes over 30 min to go back to the hotel and when back you will not want to go back again. While the name is Yosemite view lodge, there really is no view other than the parking lot, Doesnt feel like in the nature at all.
cqfp123 from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Aug, 16, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Convenient location. Wifi not included
Excellent location to stay while visiting Yosemite National Park. The lodge includes several buildings and signage is lacking; it took me a while to find the lobby.
I had a room on the second floor with balcony and river view, which was reasonably quiet. Dated decor but functional. There was a coffee table but no desk - the latter would have been useful to use a laptop. Also, there were no power jacks near the couch, only behind it.
Reasonably comfortable bed and pillows (the bed linen was not the best).
Room amenities included fridge and kitchenette.
Spacious bathroom with jacuzzi, however shower with water pressure on the low side.
Wifi (essential because there is no phone reception) costs $10 a day and it's not user-friendly: log in required every time, only two devices can be connected (no switching allowed). Wifi should be included in the room rate.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3