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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
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Yosemite visit to ring in the New Year!
User: togethertoend_001 from: Sunnyvale, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Tenaya is a great place for a visit and stay near Yosemite. We stayed here for the New Years Eve. The hotel is not far from the Yosemite entrance, it is about 30+ minutes into the park before the major trails to hike, site-see, and enjoy the gorgeous views. The cost of the hotel is pricey and almost the same amount as the Majestic which is located inside Yosemite park. I recommend the Tenaya Cottages or Cabins, it’s a five minute walk to the main hotel lobby and restaurants. Many guests brought their pets, including the restaurants. The food is okay at all three restaurants , I would give them 3 stars. The restaurants share a kitchen and cook staff - not much difference in taste other than name of restaurant and menu items. The hotel staff is courteous and very responsive. Especially the front desk. Rooms are clean and well kept. It’s a great weekend trip, the hotel makes vacationing here very easy. Tips: The deli offers coffee refills Hotel has a snack / deli shop but closes early Ice rink is open in the winter and located at the back of the lobby. Fun fire pits throughout the hotel Breakfast buffet is standard. If you ever stayed at Holiday Inn the quality and taste is similar, except the cost is $20 per adult and $10 for kids.

Wow, what an experience! Including a family ranging from 16-50+
User: AllanahMJ from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
Yosemite was our second visit in California, although the journey there was a nightmare with our satnav diverting us onto some dangerous roads on cliff edges! My advice would be don’t listen to a sat nav and stay on main roads. The hotel was beautiful in an ideal location being just up the road from the national park including the water falls! WiFi wasn’t amazing but the bed rooms were nice and food was amazing! The pool was a reasonable size but was a bit cold at the time which some people rate and some people don’t. All in all I would go back there and I feel it would cater for all year round.

Great two night stay
User: Jan B from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 15, 2019
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Tenaya Lodge was just as we expected and was very magical with pit fires outside. We did get a free drink for not having housekeeping services and the house wine was appreciated after a great tour. Amanda took our tour and we can highly recommend it, a perfect day spent getting to know Yosemite Park with a guide who had amazing knowledge and tales due to that fact that she had lived there all her life. We had a good stay as it is low season at present, the staff are all very helpful and attentive. The Spa has great facilities but the steam and sauna do need more instructions for use and a timer would be helpful. Luckily my husband and I know how to use them. Our room had two Queen beds in but we would have preferred one King bed. It had everything in it we needed for our two night stay. We were too tired to appreciate the food in the restaurants in the evening but the breakfast was excellent. Worth a visit here in low season. Not so good I would imagine when it is very crowded.
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WOW
User: XKO-BRA from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 13, 2019
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
The very first of all - RECEPTION - better impossible // and so on ... You wonder the internet photos are great ! IT is exactly as they are !!! MY room - Family , double queen, extended . Perfect as it should be // You bet !!!

Disappointed
User: kingshahid from: Toronto, Canada
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 12, 2019
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019
Rating: 1
Completely disappointed at the stay even though I was thrilled to visit Yosemite beforehand. The hotel was packed everywhere and we could hear people through late in the night next door. Very different than the quite getaway I thought it was going to be. It's certainly the place to be we young kids though. The food at the restaurant was was not what I expected (separate review). I'm unsure if I booked a 2 bed room but I got two queen beds and was too tired from the drive from LA to ask or switch rooms. We sleep with our baby in the middle and it very difficult to do on a queen bed. The rooms where nice in a lodge style. The fitness facility is not 24 hours and neither was the pool - something I got used to in LA. Their where no tours available for booking on the spot so we where unable to do much on our trip. Huge letdown as we would have just gone direct from LA to San Francisco otherwise. Most places like Marriott and Hilton charge after you stay but they charge right away and I ended up getting charged on my Canadian credit card and losing fees on the USD conversation. I was hoping to reserve the reservation with a hard I had handy but paying in person through the USD one. Nothing went well with this place for me.

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