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Hitcher84 from: Eureka, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Great place, crowded
One of the things I like about Yosemite is the variety of options. Accommodation options range from camping in the back country to staying in a historic hotel and everything in between. Curry village is, mostly, a group of tent cabins with wooden floors and cots. Many tents have gas heaters. There are hot showers and fully plumbed bathrooms in a separate building. There is a food area with a pizza deck, a cocktail bar, and a coffee shop. There is also a convenience store and a take out food place, along with an outdoor clothing store. It can get quite crowded. Linens and pillows are provided, but bring a sleeping bag, blanket, or pillow for a little more comfort. Usually about a few hundreds of yards of walking between your vehicle and your tent cabin. Located right in the Yosemite Valley.
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
High price. Bad service.
Checked in on a 97 degree day. The heater in the cabin was on full blast. It took housekeeping three hours after I asked for the problem to be fixed to send someone out. He showed up without a mask. The bathroom is beyond filthy-think overflowing toilets and garbage cans. For $200 a night, they should do better.
KevinLAX from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Aug, 30, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Didn't provide the room reserved, downgraded from two double beds to a single bed
Booked a two double bed hotel room months ahead. Upon checking in, was assigned a very small room with single bed. Talk to the front desk right away. The manger's words were it doesn't matter what you booked or how long ago you booked, I gave the room to another party. You guys can take it or leave. He didn't care. This is the worst I saw at a property in a national park.
It was late in the evening, driving out to another hotel outside the park will take one hour. We were exhausted after driving all day. A roll away bed was squeezed in the the walk path to restroom. It was so uncomfortable that I didn't sleep much. It caused severe back pain next day.
Had enough of this place. Won't be returning.
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 1
talk2p from: Burbank, California
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Bring your bike!
Excellent choice to enjoy Yosemite. It's camping w/o the hassle. I can't imagine NOT staying within the park...it's HUGE if you don't know, and the hotels outside the park are like a 30-45 minute drive away. This is the best option if you don't want to shell out the bucks for the Ahwahnee (wonderful, btw) or Lodge. I spent the money I saved and rode my bike - 5 min - to the Ahwahnee Dining room and had Prime Rib every night. I felt like the smartest guy there...BTW, that 5 minute bike ride is a 10-15 minute drive...AND you better hope you find a parking place when you get back to the camp...The shower deal is nice enough, the tent is...a tent. I brought long underwear (it can be cold at night) and was happy I had it. The quiet is something you can't get in a hotel. Was really great, all in all. Food options are good, expect to stand in line.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 22, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Our family rented two of the tag along bikes from Curry Village for a half day in the valley and it was the best decision we could have made. Even on a weekday, the Valley was incredibly busy. We arrived to the bike kiosk thirty minutes before they opened and there was already a line. Rental process was easy and we moved our car from registration parking (20 min max parking) to the Curry Village main lot and got on the bike at the lot there. Half a day was enough to head up to Mirror lake, over to Yosemite Village, Lower Yosemite Falls trail with lunch, bottom of El Cap and back to the lot. Wish the crowds would have been lower at each stop, but can’t really help that. There is construction going on which takes away from the experience, but is necessary.