Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Yosemite National Park, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

Tenaya Lodge’s setting takes some beating — bordering the Sierra National Forest and set on 75 stunning acres, it’s surrounded by nature. The hotel has plenty of activities, including a choice of trails and a guided walk to a hidden waterfall. Grab your hiking boots, or maybe a mountain bike, and head out to explore. At the end of the day, take a dip in the outdoor pool, get a s’mores kit and sit around the outdoor fire pits, or grab your torch and head out on a night hike. After all that activity, you’re likely to sleep well tonight.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Just 2 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park.

Hotel information

All rooms with air-conditioning, alarm/clock radio, flat-screen TV with pay-per-view-films, WiFi* coffee maker, fridge, hairdryer, safe, iron and board. Premium Rooms have sliding doors with views of the surroundings, with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Embers Restaurant (upscale dining, open for dinner), Jackalope's Bar & Grill (traditional American fare, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Timberloft Pizzeria (open in high season only), Harvest & Grounds Deli (coffees, smoothies and snacks to go) and Summerdale BBQ (al fresco barbecues with entertainment, summer months only). Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools (including one adults-only) and kids pool. 4 hot tubs. Ascent Spa* with sauna and steam room. Fitness centre. Guided hikes. Gold-panning. Climbing wall*. Kids high ropes course*. Games room. Complimentary WiFi. Room service*. General store and gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Kids activities*. Babysitting service*. Concierge service. Complimentary valet parking. Tesla supercharger stations.

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi - Two bottles of water a day - Access to the fitness room, steam room and sauna in Ascent Spa – Nightly 'dive-in' movies – Tesla supercharger stations - Business center access - Toll free and local telephone calls - Newspaper available daily in the lobby. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Tioga Pass is subject to closure due to adverse weather conditions, for up to date information please check www.nps.gov/yose/

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel but you don’t get the value for your money.

Aug 15, 2022 Seaside556477

Beautiful hotel. However the service is poor compared to the excessive room rates. No cleaning service in rooms. Not a problem for towels/linen as we think of our planet too, however, they could at least empty our garbage bins, vacuum the carpet and replace our dirty wine glasses. At 700$ a night it’s not asking for much. Wonderful concierge… Read more
Beautiful hotel. However the service is poor compared to the excessive room rates. No cleaning service in rooms. Not a problem for towels/linen as we think of our planet too, however, they could at least empty our garbage bins, vacuum the carpet and replace our dirty wine glasses. At 700$ a night it’s not asking for much. Wonderful concierge service. The hotel restaurant Jackalopy is understaffed and the wait is 45 minutes. Not possible to reserve if you’re under 6 persons. Absolutely ridiculous and frustrating. Pool is a bit small compared to the hotel size, however the water temperature is perfect and pool chairs/beds very comfortable. Read less
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Aug 14, 2022 DW654 London, United Kingdom

Stayed for three nights, in general, it was an enjoyable stay. Our main issue was lack of choice for food and drinks. They were using the Bar & Grill as the main restaurant so having a pre or post meal drink wasn’t really possible unless it involved food. As a family it would have been nice to sit and chat or play board games in a room with some… Read more
Stayed for three nights, in general, it was an enjoyable stay. Our main issue was lack of choice for food and drinks. They were using the Bar & Grill as the main restaurant so having a pre or post meal drink wasn’t really possible unless it involved food. As a family it would have been nice to sit and chat or play board games in a room with some atmosphere. The only option was in the reception area, which wasn’t serviced so you couldn’t even order a coffee while you sat. Seating in the bar was for food only with the exception of three small tables by the wall, which we were ‘allowed’ to sit at if not eating, despite having eaten earlier. Children are not allowed at the bar, so it’s restrictive, even though our children are in their late teens. There was an entire restaurant behind that was unused, can’t help wondering if there is a real staffing issue. Most of the staff were fantastic, a couple of exceptions but it seemed that making a complaint wasn’t welcomed and the customer definitely isn’t always right apparently! They definitely need to make customers aware of the BBQ option and open the pizza restaurant, if not the only room you visit to eat is the bar & grill, not great for such a big hotel. Enjoyed our stay, probably wouldn’t return due to lack of options and one particularly rude member of the host team. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel just outside park entrance

Aug 14, 2022 jonathandC1381DP Alresford, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here with nice rooms and great location near the entrance but not in the park. This caused a little difficulty as the park were doing entrance by reserved ticket which we couldn’t get as sold out all week. Spoiled the experience somewhat. However, the hotel was excellent and the staff very helpful indeed from check in… Read more
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here with nice rooms and great location near the entrance but not in the park. This caused a little difficulty as the park were doing entrance by reserved ticket which we couldn’t get as sold out all week. Spoiled the experience somewhat. However, the hotel was excellent and the staff very helpful indeed from check in to hotel services. Pool very pleasant indeed and my wife particularly enjoyed the complimentary laundry facilities. Would visit again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location.

Aug 13, 2022 Joyce261 Sapporo, Japan

Stayed here for two nights. Good sized bedroom, comfortable bed and lovely soft pillows. Easy access for Yosemite. Restaurant was delightful with attentive staff. We had the cobb salad and didn’t heed the warning that it was HUGE! I had it again the following night but the smaller version! Opportunity to toast marshmallows at the fire pits.… Read more
Stayed here for two nights. Good sized bedroom, comfortable bed and lovely soft pillows. Easy access for Yosemite. Restaurant was delightful with attentive staff. We had the cobb salad and didn’t heed the warning that it was HUGE! I had it again the following night but the smaller version! Opportunity to toast marshmallows at the fire pits. Well stocked laundry room - who knew you could smile at the thought of being able to do a wash! Lovely garden area to relax and watch other guests play the lawn games. Good size pool, although didn’t have time to try it. Only downside for us was the yapping dogs at various times of the night. Appreciate that it’s good for families to travel with pets but can they not have a block to themselves - not good if you are allergic and have to use same common areas eg lifts and corridors, or at least a ground floor room and access to the outside. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a nice lodge!

Aug 12, 2022 GRANDBLUES Atlanta, Georgia

This place is super nice! There are pools outside and inside and they even offer the baby’s swimming diapers! Restaurant is great and all services were excellent. We definitely will come back if we have a chance.