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Yosemite Valley Lodge
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Thanksgiving vacation
User: Hkkirsty from: Agoura Hills, California
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Dec, 13, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
The YVL is a decent stay but very ill equipped for snow. It snowed while we were there and the walkways were unsalted and the tv did not work because they couldn’t clear the satellite. Yosemite often has snow so it is surprising that they were not prepared for this. If you can, stay at the ahwahnee.

Yosemite at Thanksgiving
User: RandyHees from: Henderson, Nevada
Published Date: Dec, 5, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
I have been going to Yosemite at Thanksgiving for now 51 years. I have seen a lot of changes in the park and the lodge. During that time there have been 3 different operators... The last transition coming 2 years ago... The new management is doing a wonderful job... You go to Yosemite for Yosemite... not for the lodge, the Curry tents (maybe for the Awahnee)... its not inexpensive, but it is in the valley with the waterfalls, granite cliffs, and hiking just outside your door. But the staff treated guests like they want them to come back for the lodge... This trip happened to fall durring a winter storm warning... with 3' of snow... We just parked at the lodge and walked or took the shuttle...

Yosemite Lodge has a Starbucks and Spectacular views.
User: 679dennisk from:
Published Date: Nov, 28, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
This is an outstanding place to stay. If you stay in Mariposa it's at least a one hour drive. Then you have to travel through windy roads and wait in line at the park entry. Why bother? Stay in the Yosemite Valley. If you stay at the Lodge it's a 5 min walk to the Yosemite Falls.Two years ago, they also added a real starbucks right there at the lodge by the lodges deli. If you want spectacular food for you and your loved ones then the Mountain Room is a must visit. The views from our balcony are spectacular. We can see the falls right from out balcony. We ask for the same building and they so far have always come through. We skip the summer and come early spring and in November or December. No crowds.

Location is best part
User: AllyG99 from: Auburn, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 24, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
We were in the 3900 building - second floor. Room was quiet because second floor.. Room was very cold. We asked for 2 extra blankets and they never delivered. Room is cute in a lodge style way. Many amenities: TV; Coffee; Fridge; Outlets in clock for charging phone. ( Starbucks is also downstairs!) Floor is VERY creaky & noisy. Room could be cleaner - particularly bathroom - check out my photos of filthy walls, door, nasty shower curtain and falling apart shower head. In my opinion for the $300 per night this should be a 5 star hotel. The best part of this place is location- views of Half Dome and very close to Yosemite Falls.

Drafty room as usual, where's the conservation of energy?
User: jewel-i-bean from: Scotts Valley, California
Published Date: Nov, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
Yosemite Lodge rooms have been slightly upgraded within the past 7 years with new faucets, shower heads, paint and furniture. Unfortunately, the doors still are made of the old style louver inserts that leak, The windows and slider are single pane. WHen you sign into the lobby, a request is made to the conversation of the Yosemite Valley. I wish they would start by doing some energy efficiency work on the old buildings. Upgrading the heating system, instead of bringing in stand alone units, would greatly add to the confort of the rooms in winter.

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