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Indiana_Jonesse from: San Francisco, California
Published Date: Mar, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
The Place to Stay
If you stay in the park for a few days, because it is so open and in a large area, it is wise to stay here and save yourself a lot of driving. You can use your time wisely with your visit. The cottages differ in style and price. Some are made of wooden walls and others have a canvas material. The latter are taken out during winter because the snow is heavy and the canvas cannot sustain the weight. The bathrooms are shared with combination locks to access for safety. The bathrooms are clean but because many people use, it gets dirty early morning. But the custodians are very prompt and they clean up. They also provide a water filling station.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 4
- Service: 4
TheWaterCloset from: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Published Date: Feb, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Heated Cabin Stopover
Visited in September 2019 and stayed for three nights in a heated cabin. It was pricey for what you get, however, the location of the village and its surroundings made the Yosemite Valley experience 5 star for us.
The cabin was basic, but perfect for the two of us. A few points about the cabin,
- Could store food in the cabin, no need for a bear box.
- Shower and bathroom was clean and adequate.
- No kettle or similar appliances within the room. No fridge etc
- No wifi or tv (however this added to the experience)
- Thin walls so you could hear when people passed quite close to the cabin.
The cabin was warm enough and was situated close to the main facilities of Curry Village.
Curry Village, as a whole, isn't perfect. The pizza restaurant is perfect for food (if you like pizza) after a long hike, however this food/bar area can get really busy after 5pm or when the hikers are returning to camp. There is one central area which offers wifi which, again, the wifi is extremely slow and probably extremely strained by the amount of people who descend to this area at night to try and get online. The coffee shop opens early and there is usually a queue, however you can stop by here with your own cup to get hot water to make hot drinks for yourself.
The staff were fantastic, extremely friendly and helpful when we asked any questions and were very informative when we checked in. They provided helpful advice in regards to your stay and for staying safe in the area.
For the price we paid (approx 300 gbp per night for the cabin) you are paying a higher price point for basic accommodation. However, the location and experience of staying within the park was amazing and we would pay the same again in a heartbeat.
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 5
lizw2014 from: Foresthill, California
Published Date: Feb, 24, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Curry Village Stoneman cabins need an update
I have visited Yosemite many, many times and have stayed in Curry Village often. Its been several years since we stayed in one of the Stoneman rooms and were very disappointed with the lack of maintenance.
The bathroom sink basin was peeling and had been painted over numerous times, the shower stall was moldy, and the shower handle fixture barely worked.
The room needed new carpet or at least a good cleaning and the carpet on the stair was unraveling.
I realize that the previous concessionaire did not maintain the rooms as expected and that Aramark, the current concessionaire is trying to catch up, but until all the maintenance happens, I would recommend the room prices be lowered. Not a good value currently.
The pizza deck and cafeteria are closed and the Meadow Grill was pretty crowded as it was the only eatery in that area. Better selections over at Yosemite Lodge and Yosemite Village.
I love Yosemite, but won't stay in Curry until some things change.
- Rooms: 2
- Value: 2
- Service: 4
leisa75 from: Lennox Head, Australia
Published Date: Feb, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
We stayed here in november and it wasn't what we expected for the price you pay. Our accommodation was a cabin which was very run down. The carpeted floors were full of sap from the trees outside, ( they would be best to do away with carpet and have boards or lino on floors) there was dust everywhere, gaps in the front door which were so large they let the cold night air in. The power point where the heater plugged in kept tripping, however it was fixed promptly by maintenance. The shower was very mouldy but the water pressure and heat was good. Towels were refreshed every day, sheets were clean however the quilt covers on the beds were filthy with dirt. The metal blinds were bent and overall the cabin was just 'sad'. Its such a shame as the cabins have so much potential. There were some gorgeous prints on the walls of bear cubs would of loved to of purchased some copies in the gift shop but unfortunately they didn't have any. The store on sight does have a good supply of snacks and meals at a price but was convenient. Curry food hall gets very busy. The food is very hit and miss. Pizzas are good, we never had a bad one, the same with breakfast it was great too. Dinner was a little ordinary one night i ordered a pasta dish for my daughter and it was so salty it was unedible. The village itself is located in a prime spot so convenient to beautiful scenery. We would love to return to Yosemite one day but will probably give Curry Village a miss, unless they can spend some decent money on it. Its really sad its been let go,
- Rooms: 2
- Value: 1
- Service: 4
CarmenL2112 from: Elk Grove, California
Published Date: Jan, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Chilling Experience in the Heated Tent
We (a family of 3 - with a teenager) stayed 2 nights at the heated tent of Curry Village. After reading the reviews, we were pretty well-prepared for this winter adventure. The tent was heated but the heat only warmed up the bed closest to it. We still needed to wear down jackets, hats, and socks in the tent. At night, we were wrapped up in sleeping bags covered with 2 blankets, wearing beanies and wool socks.The beds are comfortable though. But the insulation is not sufficient. Wooden floor is pretty dirty and worn out. I would stay in a wooden cabin such as Stoneman cabin rather than the tent.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 4