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Yosemite View Lodge
crjd774 from: Willis, Texas
Published Date: Jul, 29, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
We stayed here one night, great location to the entry to the park in el portal. Although the room is dated it was clean and nice cold air conditioning( I added extra star for that alone ). The rooms over look the Mercer river and that was so nice! We had a cozy fireplace in the room and small kitchenette. Downsize is you have to pay for WiFi, you would think for 300 dollars a night that would be included . Another downsize is there is nothing close by to eat but the on-site restaurant which is pretty pricey. 19 dollars for hamburger and ffs which I split with my husband and that will cost you another 7 bucks! The server was so friendly and so was the host! The next morning we checked out early and thought we could find some coffee in the town, wrong nothing opens early around the park, not even in the park. Oh and also the beds were very comfortable!
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 28, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 2
The only good thing about the room was the River that ran behind it. It is very dated and needs a lot of updating. Pictures I posted show the stained chairs in our room, the carpet was absolutely disgusting and overall disgusting. The phone in our room didn’t work and the carbon monoxide detector kept going off at all hours. When we checked out I showed the pictures and told them we were really disappointed. The manager said I should have called. No cell service and room phone didn’t work! Very close to Yosemite is a good thing and gift shop is great.
davenlu2019 from: Germantown, Wisconsin
Published Date: Jul, 28, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Perfect location and a pretty setting
We stayed at the Yosemite Mountain View Lodge for three nights in mid June. We loved it. The location is perfect it you are not staying inside the park. You are right outside the entrance, and the drive to the valley is pretty. The setting of the hotel is pretty, day or night, with a nice river running through it and mountains on either side. The pool area was nice. I see some people say that the rooms are the equivalent of a roadside motel... Our room was significantly better than that. We ate at the restaurant and the food was pretty decent. Overall we were very happy with our stay.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
carolinemO6325KE from: Newburyport, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 22, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Good place to stay
This place has such great potential.
Comfortable beds, AC worked great on a hot day, great location-just down the road from the park entrance. Chose a room with a balcony on the River and saw a bear cub fishing in the River! Totally worth the extra money for this view although I don’t agree to up-charge for a view for any hotel.
Cons: rooms need some updating. Clean enough for me, but could see why people complain about this.
Some mold around the tub and our floor had some crumbs on it from the last occupants.
I didn’t feel like it was “dirty” just needed some more attention to detail.
Any food/groceries on site was very expensive. Complimentary coffee would have been nice considering what you pay to stay there.
The staff were helpful but I had the sense they were a bit overwhelmed. They accommodated us with all we needed.
Overall: I would definitely stay there again. If you are looking for a luxury, maybe not for you. But this lodge serves the purpose of a comfortable stay after a long hot day in Yosemite.
Published Date: Jul, 20, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Great rooms with great views, but slow check-in and excessive pet fees
Best lodging near Yosemite Valley. River view rooms are worth the extra cost. They have balconies (12’x4’) or patios (12’x15’) on ground floor, with table and four chairs. Large rooms with kitchenette, table, and two easy chairs. Big jacuzzi tub but who wants to spend an hour filling the tub, not to mention wasting all that water? Why only three stars if it’s the best lodging near the Valley? I’ve bought houses faster than than the time it took to check in (friendly staff, but either they need more people in reception or a more efficient system). Internet service is optional and costs $10, following the practice of the pricier hotels, which often charge for internet while cheap ones provide it for free. Some rooms are dog “friendly,” as they put it, but the correct term is “permitted” at a charge of $25 per dog, so if you have two ten-pound, non-shedding dogs who sleep in travel crates, you pay a $50 surcharge, but if your sixty-pound golden retriever sheds all over the room, you pay “only” $25.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 3