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Yosemite View Lodge
sfbayley from: San Francisco, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 17, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Pleasant surprises in river view king
Much better than expected! We stayed in a King River-view room and were happily surprised. The room was very spacious, with a gas fireplace and a huge jacuzzi tub (which was much needed after a long day of hiking). It had a kitchen with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, stove, and mini fridge. On the third floor, our patio looking over the river was wonderful for morning coffee with the babbling river noise so soothing. There were also outdoor hot tubs available, though we didn’t take advantage. The elevator is a bit scary, the furnishings sparse and the mattress was a bit hard for me, but happy to overlook those items based on the other benefits. I’ve paid more for worse! The only real complaints I have are: 1. Wi-Fi is not included. A bit of a racket given that nobody has cell service in the area. 2. The restaurants close at 8:30pm even on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the pizza though!But if you miss it, the general store is incredibly well stocked with lots of options for frozen food, pantry options, some fresh options and plenty of booze, drinks, snacks, and souvenirs.
Overall, would definitely stay here again! I’d even consider it over the Yosemite Valley Lodge in the park if the short drive isn’t a dealbreaker.
Published Date: Oct, 16, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Close to Yosemite
Stayed at this resort for three days while visiting Yosemite. Their website calls it a “luxury resort” but I would call it average. The room was nice with views of the mountains and river on each side, with an OK balcony for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Food choices are very limited at the River Restaurant and below average in quality in my opinion. It’s proximity to Yosemite is a plus (about 4 miles from the Arch Entrance on the west side of the park). There is a gas station/grocery store about a mile west of the Lodge which is also convenient.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
melissad499 from: Scottsdale, Arizona
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 13, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Considering the options you’ll be fine for the weekend getaway.
Place serves its purpose for an average motel. It’s a bit beat up however not so many options in the area at all. At least having the dining options are nice on the premises to have food at least. Oh they so charge for
Internet which you need since no signal there. I bought it at the kiosk in lobby which was good for 24 hour total- so it lasted my 4 night stay.
S2670RLsteves from: Omaha, Nebraska
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 15, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 2
Not recommended but for the location…
I have stayed in a Motel 6 that was in better condition than our room, and for a whole lot less. The room was adequate, but that was about all. Missing a light bulb in the ceiling fan, there were no light bulbs in the stairwell, which was dangerous after dark. The grounds were shoddily maintained, many of the decorative outdoor light fixtures were missing light bulbs. The outdoor pool was nice, but no towels.
I realize that they are only 10 miles from the West entrance to Yosemite and that is how they can charge $250+ per night, but please put some of that back into general maintenance and safety.
Roger W from: Huntington, Indiana
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Best place to stay near Yosemite
We stayed here 2 nights while visiting Yosemite. The room was clean and comfortable. The AC was adequate but with temps of 104 it did struggle to keep up. Our room had a ceiling fan that made the room fine. The outdoor ice machines also had trouble keeping up. Our room had a balcony which I normally love, but it was just too hot out to stay out there. But this hotel is 2 miles from the gate and looked much better than any other hotels in town. If we visit again, we will definitely stay here and recommend it to our friends.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 5