Yosemite View Lodge

Yosemite National Park, California

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The hotel

As the name suggests, Yosemite View Lodge is so close to the park that any closer and you'd actually be in it! It also straddles the banks of the Merced River on which river rafting is available in season (Apr-Jun) together with excellent fishing. Virgin Holidays guests will be spoilt for choice with not one, but three swimming pools to choose from, as well as five whirlpools and two restaurants. There is also a cosy lounge bar in which to discuss the day's adventures.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Near National Park

Where is it

A 5-minute drive from the Western 'Arch Rock' entrance to Yosemite. The bus for the national park stops here.

Hotel information

335 rooms on 3 floors in 6 buildings with 3 lifts. All rooms have kitchenette, cable TV, coffee maker and hairdryer. Mountain View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

River View Rooms have air-conditioning, private balcony, fireplace, spa tub, kitchenette and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The River Restaurant & Lounge (open for breakfast and dinner). Parkside Pizza restaurant (closed Nov–Mar). Cocktail lounge. Convenience Store offering a wide range of groceries. 

1 indoor and 3 outdoor swimming pools. Indoor and outdoor whirlpools.

WiFi*. Safe at front desk. Coin-operated laundry service*. Gift shop and convenience store. Complimentary self-parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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 Minor issues, but would stay there again.

Aug 15, 2022 cgt60 Louisville, Kentucky

The room was clean and large with a good sized patio and a great view of the Merced River. The room needed renovation. The bathtub had an ugly fiberglass repair patch that looked like mildew. Bathroom woodwork was scuffed and banged up. The pillows were too small. The location and views outweighed these relatively minor issues. Would definitely… Read more
The room was clean and large with a good sized patio and a great view of the Merced River. The room needed renovation. The bathtub had an ugly fiberglass repair patch that looked like mildew. Bathroom woodwork was scuffed and banged up. The pillows were too small. The location and views outweighed these relatively minor issues. Would definitely stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect for Yosemite

Aug 15, 2022 DanSpr

We had a great stay at this perfect spot for travelling in and out of Yosemite. A very convenient 5 minute drive to the park entrance. Rooms were comfortable and spacious. As other reviews say, some of the decor and furniture are a little dated but this didn't bother us at all as everything was clean and we spent our days in the park. Staff were… Read more
We had a great stay at this perfect spot for travelling in and out of Yosemite. A very convenient 5 minute drive to the park entrance. Rooms were comfortable and spacious. As other reviews say, some of the decor and furniture are a little dated but this didn't bother us at all as everything was clean and we spent our days in the park. Staff were friendly and the pizza takeaway was good, although a little expensive. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Aug 14, 2022 A4612JQlouiseh

Great location for traveling into Yosemite valley. Our room backed into the main road into the valley however because of the forest fire that road was closed so next to no passing traffic. Our last day there they reopened the road and there was more traffic going past our room. The rooms were spacious with a small kitchenette with a microwave and… Read more
Great location for traveling into Yosemite valley. Our room backed into the main road into the valley however because of the forest fire that road was closed so next to no passing traffic. Our last day there they reopened the road and there was more traffic going past our room. The rooms were spacious with a small kitchenette with a microwave and hob. The hotel is big. It has 3 outdoor swimming pools and 1 inside pool. The outdoor pools get very busy in the evening when people have returned from Yosemite valley meaning not enough sun loungers or chairs available. The restaurant and shop are expensive. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extremely basic and very expensive!

Aug 11, 2022 StephenYaw1 England, United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon. We appreciate that it is Yosemite, however the room was extremely basic and in urgent need of an update/refresh. The location for access to the park is great but that is the only positive! The on-site shop and restaurant (which also has bad reviews) were an absolute rip off… Read more
My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon. We appreciate that it is Yosemite, however the room was extremely basic and in urgent need of an update/refresh. The location for access to the park is great but that is the only positive! The on-site shop and restaurant (which also has bad reviews) were an absolute rip off averaging $25+ for a takeaway pizza. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fast access to Yosemite NP - rooms in need of a refresh

Aug 10, 2022 489pascalf Nivelles, Belgium

This hotel is really close to Yosemite and this is quite important. What I liked is that you can find everything you need in the minimarket even you want to buy something to eat in your room. Pizza restaurant is OK, there is another restaurant but I dind't tried. The negative point is the wifi access you need to pay for $9 per day. People are… Read more
This hotel is really close to Yosemite and this is quite important. What I liked is that you can find everything you need in the minimarket even you want to buy something to eat in your room. Pizza restaurant is OK, there is another restaurant but I dind't tried. The negative point is the wifi access you need to pay for $9 per day. People are friendly. Read less