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clinou from: davis, ca
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Very affordable stay right in Yosemite
Plenty of room for 5 of us in one of the large tents. We stayed two nights, and we all got pretty cold the second night in spite of two warm blankets for each bed. Even though the tents are very close together, we had no problem with noise. The tents don't look like much from the outside, but are clean inside. Towels were provided, but be aware that someone will come in your tent to give you fresh towels (there is a safe in the room to put valuables). Beds were comfortable.Showers and bathrooms could use some updates. I never was able to get hot water, though that might be the case just at certain hours. Check in was a breeze, and it is very nice that someone in a cart can help you take luggage to your tent, and pick it up when you leave. For the price and location, and availability, I would absolutely recommend Curry Village.
90rachelv from: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
My partner and I stayed in the tent cabin with a double and two singles. We were happy for the extra space and blankets as it got very cold at night! The tent would have been great if it wasn't for one of the beds. It was clean, the safe was nice to have and we had an outlet for our phones. However, one of the beds was just a mattress laid over metal bed slats so there was no insulation from the cold and the mattress was really saggy. We also felt like the bathroom facilities were in desperate need of an update...they were constantly crowded and dirty. For a National Park (and for what we paid) they should be much better.
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
I read many reviews about staying in Curry Village before our visit, many negative. The view when you step outside your tent door makes up for the dirty cold showers, slow shuttles that eat up your time and long lines for pizza. Stunning! Day 1 we entered at the east entrance - gorgeous and quiet - hiked to Lake May and up Lembert Dome. Day 2 we hiked to Nevada Falls by Vernal Falls (3 kids 10-15yo) took my breath away in more ways than one. ;) Day 3 we rented bikes to visit El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake (stream). Day 4 we exited at Mariposa Grove. Mariposa Grove was a disappointment. I wish we would have just driven onto Kings Canyon that day instead. We miss Sequoia National Park. :(. Curry Village is good enough. Staff was nice, no bears in sight. Everyone should visit! Peace to all!!
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Left without accommodation
Booked an unheated tent for the end of September back at the beginning of July as even though we are visiting in the fall, appreciate how busy Yosemite NP gets.
Three weeks out from our stay, we get only an email (no phone call or any other notice) saying Yosemite had to cancel our tent reservation as repairs to the tents from last winter had not been completed.
As we are travelling from Australia, our itinerary is relatively inflexible and we could not just book next year, month etc. but instead have to pay to stay at another lodging site at inflated prices.
If the tents weren’t ready for reservations, they should not have allowed us to book and pay.
Published Date: Aug, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Extortionate price for a shower
We didn't stay at Curry village but at a campsite very close. Unfortunately our campsite didn't have showers so we wandered over to Curry Village and were taken aback by the prices. As we are from the UK and the exchange rate is not at its best $5 per person for a shower seemed ridiculous however we had to pay it because at the end of the day they an charge what they like. The worst part is the showers weren't even clean and had people's hair all over the place and it smelt like blocked drains.