Autocamp Yosemite

Yosemite National Park, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

If you're going to do a Californian road trip, you might as well do it in style right? And staying in an iconic air stream would fit that bill for sure. Think of it as camping, but still with a nice warm shower and a comfy bed to sleep in - oh and a fully functional kitchenette so you can whip up a storm and enjoy it out on your private deck. There's also a lovely pool to enjoy and weekly activities incuding yoga and live music, and if you don't fancy cooking each night - The Kitchen is on hand for you to grab a bite to eat or a nice glass of wine (after all, we are in California). Most importantly of all though, this is a great base for visiting Yosemite National Park. You're just 26 miles from Yosemite National Park's Arch Rock Entrance Station, so you can easily take a dip in the Merced River, chase waterfalls through Yosemite Valley, or explore the historic town of Mariposa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Set on secluded forested grounds in Midpines, 26 miles from Yosemite National Park's Arch Rock Entrance Station.

Hotel information

A range of airstreams and tents.

All airstreams (Suite One and Suite Premium) feature heating and air conditioning, fully-functional kitchenette with cooking and storage essentials, flat-screen TV, audio system with Bluetooth, walk-in rain shower, luxury bath products and bath towels, sitting room with sofa bed, private patio featuring a fire pit and dining area, and bedroom with 1 queen-size bed. These sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Tents (Double Luxury) are custom made canvas tents featuring a seating area with sofa bed and coffee table, 1 queen-size bed, patio with fire pit, and access to the spa-inspired bathrooms and showers in the clubhouse with luxury bath products and bath towels. 

The Kitchen (open for all-day dining and drinks, with daily happy hour). The General Store. Swimming pool and secluded sun-deck. Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor games, firepits, books and weekly activities. Complimentary bicycle rental. Hiking trail. Complimentary WiFi access. Limited parking available. 

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (87)
  • Very good (20)
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  • Poor (12)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating There's a difference between calling yourself 'luxury' and offering a service that warrants the title

Nov 22, 2023 Tom C

Throughout our stay the staff were brusk and unhelpful, without one offer of assistance for my partner who was on crutches post-surgery at the time of our visit despite a seemingly neverending buggy carousel lapping the grounds. The Airstream itself is fine, though visibly tired now with water damage to the floor outside the bathroom and a… Read more
Throughout our stay the staff were brusk and unhelpful, without one offer of assistance for my partner who was on crutches post-surgery at the time of our visit despite a seemingly neverending buggy carousel lapping the grounds. The Airstream itself is fine, though visibly tired now with water damage to the floor outside the bathroom and a less-than-healthy looking extractor vent alongside other signs of wear and tear. We'd have been willing to look past most of this and chalk our experience down as 'OK' if it wasn't for the post-checkout experience. Good luck ever retrieving any lost property if you happen to forget anything at Autocamp; the automated lost property system isn't worth the code its written on and the front desk email address is now totally uncommunicative. 'Not my problem' seemed to be the mantra during and after our stay which is a far cry from the luxury experience promised Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating NOT COMING BACK!

Oct 13, 2023 mcamillin Winchester, United Kingdom

We arrived to mayhem, the check in desk was just chaotic, there weren't many people there but the two staff on the desk were trying to avoid speaking to guests. They didn't give you the impression that they knew what they were doing. We were told that despite arriving an hour later than our agreed check in time we would have to wait as our… Read more
We arrived to mayhem, the check in desk was just chaotic, there weren't many people there but the two staff on the desk were trying to avoid speaking to guests. They didn't give you the impression that they knew what they were doing. We were told that despite arriving an hour later than our agreed check in time we would have to wait as our airstream wasn't ready. We sat in the fly infested bar/cafe for two hours and waited, we weren't offered a drink nor explanation for the delay. Eventually, the receptionist thrust a key card in our hands told us the room number and got rid of us. We found the airstream OK, just one plate in the cupboard, not well equipped but reasonably pleasant. The biggest issue for me is the tightly packed layout, the small outside area is too close to the neighbours either side, it is uncomfortably close. Staying 3 nights we had expected fresh towels and bathroom paper but nothing was offered, no explanation of where to take trash or how to use the airstream. Check out was extraordinary, we stood at the desk and said good morning, but were blatantly ignored by two receptionists intent on doing anything except acknowledging us. The only words uttered by them was 'you're good to go' I told them they were rude, they yelled at me to close the door on my way out. We are used to being asked 'did you enjoy your stay?' At check out, but not here! Good luck autocamp, the concept is great, the execution is flawed and will fail by the fact that you won't get repeat guests. We won't be coming back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Treat the guests' mean... keep them keen?

Oct 13, 2023 Liam D

We stayed at Autocamp Yosemite for three nights whilst hiking in the park. We'd read previous reviews and understood that the airstreams are a lot closer together than they appear in the photos. That was fine, and our one had its external seating area at the back that made it feel more private as we were away from the road. The issue is not… Read more
We stayed at Autocamp Yosemite for three nights whilst hiking in the park. We'd read previous reviews and understood that the airstreams are a lot closer together than they appear in the photos. That was fine, and our one had its external seating area at the back that made it feel more private as we were away from the road. The issue is not really the proximity of cabins but the number of them. They're really shoe-horned in so there are people and kids everywhere.  The airstream themselves are well designed, quite a nice place to stay for a couple of nights (three probably pushed it) and the cleaning staff that scoot around in little buggies were really helpful and couldn't do more for you if you asked. The BIG problem with autocamp Yosemite lies in the central pavilion. It's sharply designed but the service in there is atrocious. The swimming pool was supposed to be operational when we visited but was closed. The food offering is paltry, a tiny dollop of mac and cheese came in a silver foil reheat container.  The biggest negative however are that the staff in reception are plain rude. We arrived at 4.20pm (check-in is from 4pm) and were rudely and dismissively told to wait in the reception area for our airstream to be ready. We weren't told how long we might have to wait even when we went back up to get an estimate after half an hour. If we'd known we could have gone off and done something. 90 minutes later they called our name, no apology or anything, just a brisk explanation where the airstream was and told where to go and park.  Worse still came at check out. We left at 7.30am on Thursday 12th October. I write the specific time and date so that the two people on reception that morning might be informed about how horribly rude they were to us. The receptionist was seated in front of a computer at the desk, seemingly her manager was standing behind her and they were both very focused on the screen. We walked in with a cheery "Good morning", they didn't look up. We said we were checking out. They spoke to us to say to hold on. They continued to stare at the screen, point, huff, and discuss something with each other. Finally, and I mean finally, it seemed like an age, they looked up. The only thing the grumpy receptionist said was "six?" Acknowledging the airstream number we had stayed in. She then focused back on the screen and told us we had paid everything. There was no "how was your stay?" "Did you enjoy Yosemite?" "Where are you heading next?" It felt like we'd interrupted something very important and were a real inconvenience.  In fact everything related to the reception block makes you feel like you are a real inconvenience. In contrast to the cleaners, the reception people go out of their way to do as little as possible for you. It's a shame, the stay was OK, not great but sort of what we'd expected, but the end was awful, rude, dismissive and unacceptable. It's the end that stays with you. It's the end that leads to a review that advises others that it may not be all that the photos make it out to be. Such a pity, and so easily resolved with a little politeness and acknowledgement that the receptionists are only there because the guests choose to spend their money and stay. Ultimately, a bit of retraining wouldn't go amiss Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A disappointment

Sep 21, 2023 Companion51306745802 Brea, California

Mixed feelings. I did have a good time cooking campfire dinners at Autocamp but the rest about this place is just a disappointment. 1. They’re clearly short staffed on not only housekeeping but also general maintenance and front desk staff. There is always a long waiting line at their front desk. We waited 15 minutes in line for checking-in and… Read more
Mixed feelings. I did have a good time cooking campfire dinners at Autocamp but the rest about this place is just a disappointment. 1. They’re clearly short staffed on not only housekeeping but also general maintenance and front desk staff. There is always a long waiting line at their front desk. We waited 15 minutes in line for checking-in and another 65 minutes to get our room ready, not to mention we arrived at 5:30pm well past their normal check-in time of 4pm. 2. No cellular signal at the site that really frustrates me a lot. 3. They cramp in too many camp cars, the amount of smoke from campfires during dinner time is unbearable. 4. Unfriendly staff. The major reason why I won’t be staying at this place again in the future. 5. Don’t expect a clean autocamp waiting for you, bring your own towels and food. The air filter is so dirty that we won’t even dare to turn on the thermostat. This place charges 5 stars resort kind of price on food and other things that you need for campfire cooking. $18 s’more is just hard for me to forget. 6. Bring flash light! They did provide electric camp lantern that they never care to charge it and they don’t have spared ones. How ridiculous. 7. My advice: Turn around and look for other place to stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed at cleanliness of the camp van

Sep 21, 2023 L3435VFjohnj Los Angeles, California

Unfortunately, we didn’t have good experience at AutoCamp. We we were excited to go glamping, but just not with AutoCamp Yosemite again. We arrived at auto camp at around 5pm and didn’t get a room until 6:48pm. We were already very tired from traveling and wanted to rest, but auto camp couldn’t accommodate that which is a disappointment. The… Read more
Unfortunately, we didn’t have good experience at AutoCamp. We we were excited to go glamping, but just not with AutoCamp Yosemite again. We arrived at auto camp at around 5pm and didn’t get a room until 6:48pm. We were already very tired from traveling and wanted to rest, but auto camp couldn’t accommodate that which is a disappointment. The staff member didn’t apologize but gave the attitude made the experience far worse. The entire property I feel did not maintain well. The lake, the grass, the ground. The camp van has dirty air fan filter, the shower floor is slippery and moldy, the windows and screens are filthy, the faucets can be cleaned with brush and cleaner. Things were broken such as the bathroom fan and the outdoor lamp. There were stains on bed sheets and towel, and I don’t see bedsheet folding mark on them. I had skin rush staying here. The convenient store has everything but was expensive. The front desk always have long line so prepare to wait. You have to walk to the lobby and stay in line for minutes if you need something. The camp ground is smoky and smell like burning in the evening due to everyone making fires. I wish AutoCamp can make more effort in cleaning each van, and improve the camp ground such as mulching and trimming the plants so the property looks better. Possible pave the road so it’s easier for those who stay upper hill to safely get to their van. And maybe train the front desk members to be more polite. Read less