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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
rjpontour from: Margate, United Kingdom
Published Date: Jun, 26, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Honeymoon stay let down by room and service, do not stay here!
We stayed as part of our honeymoon this month in one of their spa suites.
Sadly the 'spa' experience was non-existent as all but one of the jets in our tub were broken.
We contacted reception but nobody came back to us. Our room was also not made up.
For the significant cost, we expected better and mas as well have had a standard room for a third of the overall price.
The food options are limited and costly as well.
Stay elsewhere when visiting Yosemite.
- Rooms: 1
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 1
227chloe from: Westbury, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 25, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Tenaya Lodge! This was our first time visiting Yosemite and we already can't wait to come back. This felt like a great base for our trip - just a 5 minute drive from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and 1 hours drive to the main Curry Village. We didn't mind this at all, the drive is beautiful plus it was nice to come back to a relaxing hotel and pool after a day of hiking, you really do get the best of both worlds here! There's also the option to do your laundry for free which was great and a huge help. Food was good, we ate in the main restaurant twice and the pizza restaurant once. On our last night there was some live music in the main entrance lobby which we sat down to enjoy, a perfect way to end our stay. We didn't want to leave, this really is a beautiful place.
Jack R from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
This hotel, or should I say mini resort was amazing. The staff greeted us with an amazing explanation right as we were checking in, letting me know this would be a good trip. The restaurants at the hotel were very good, not exceptional, but definitely not bad either. If you were taking a trip to Yosemite with a family, this is the hotel to be at!
8lola100 from: Fresno, California
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Definitely not worth it
Booked 5 rooms for my husband and me as well as my siblings and their families. This was a special occasion: the day after our wedding with my family. I reserved the [exorbitantly priced] rooms over the phone and when we all checked in, I was told by the front desk that they would cancel the charges on my cc and charge each of my siblings. Not only did that NOT happen, they charged my card AND my siblings’ cards and in one instance they charged my card twice…and I’m now dealing with the hassle of disputing the charges.
The once nice restaurant has turned into a cafeteria-like venue. The night we were there, there was no dinner service – just a buffet. I called in advance and asked if everything was open and was assured it was.
I have no issue with spending good money for a decent experience when traveling. If you’re looking to be over-billed for accommodation with mediocre F&B and only a few creature comforts, the Tenaya is for you.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 3
Princess_Pomeroy from: San Diego, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
The location is amazing, but the amenities are sub par
You can't beat the location. Yosemite is breathtaking, and the proximity to the park entrance is superb!
However, we stayed in a cabin, and for $800 a night, you just expect a little more. The cabin is technically 2 bedrooms....but one of the bedroom doors is blocked by the bed, so it must remain wide open. Thank God we didn't bring any friends. That would've been awkward.
The bathroom didn't have a bathtub, just a shower, and after hiking all day, all I wanted was a warm soak in the tub. Alas, that wouldn't happen. And the shower water pressure was so weak, I couldn't get the shampoo out of my hair.
Despite the extremely high cost of staying In a cabin, the plates and flatware were all plastic/Styrofoam, room service does not deliver to your room, there is no housekeeping, and the clubhouse for the cabins has been closed down, so if you need something to eat or drink, or you have forgotten something, you need to hop in your car and drive up to the main lodge.
I got a massage at the spa, and was so excited about using the amenities beforehand, especially since we didn't have a bathtub or working shower in our cabin! Only to find out that the steam room wasn't working, and there was NO HOT WATER in the locker rooms. Comically, I soaped up before jumping in the shower, and only then did I find out there was no hot water. I had no choice but to jump in the freezing cold shower, and run stark naked and soaking wet to the sauna to try to warm my bones! When I told the staff, it turns out they knew the hot water wasn't working, and didn't bother saying anything. I wonder what they thought I was going to do in the locker room for an hour before my treatment.
Two thumbs up though to Steven for an excellent massage. That was money well spent.
For the amount of money my husband and I spent, we could have really stayed at a great resort that included a bathtub, water pressure, a spa with hot water, housekeeping, and room service.
Despite all that, we are happy to have gotten away to explore beautiful Yosemite.