Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Yosemite National Park, USA

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 We expected so much more

Oct 13, 2021 FellowTraveler794627

For a place that claims to be a high end resort, we had very high expectations. It is a beautiful place but we could not tell that when we got to room 203. We had a view of nothing but a roof and two satellite dishes. Taken alone, our list of issues was not bad. However when put together they result in a 'we won't be back' one night stay. … Read more
For a place that claims to be a high end resort, we had very high expectations. It is a beautiful place but we could not tell that when we got to room 203. We had a view of nothing but a roof and two satellite dishes. Taken alone, our list of issues was not bad. However when put together they result in a 'we won't be back' one night stay. Aside from the 'view', we encountered bartenders who treated customers to gripe sessions about their lack of help, the restaurant host who had no idea what the word 'corkage' meant, room doors that slammed loudly up and down the hall, thin walls and ceilings that treated us to snoring and footsteps at all hours, confusing signage (ok, now I was looking for things - too bad I kept finding them), out of service TV in the fitness center (which was great otherwise). Then there was the avocado on my salad that I could not cut as it was not even close to ripe. The chef had to know that and the waiter did not say a thing. He just wished he had not asked how thing were. I debated two or three stars but TA says three is 'average'. Our overall experience was below average (again, lots of little things), meaning two stars. We were so excited when we found the Tenaya Lodge and hoped to make it an annual trip. No thanks. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't stay at Tenaya in the off-season - it's dead, dreadful and boring.

Oct 12, 2021 CaesarTheDay007

Tenaya Lodge markets itself as a family and pet friendly hotel...it perhaps is but don't go there in the off-season. We recently spent 4 days / 3 nights at Tenaya during the kids' autumn break. We booked their "Fido Friendly" package which was supposed to come with a dog-friendly room, amenities for the dog like bed, bowls, treats, toy, etc. The… Read more
Tenaya Lodge markets itself as a family and pet friendly hotel...it perhaps is but don't go there in the off-season. We recently spent 4 days / 3 nights at Tenaya during the kids' autumn break. We booked their "Fido Friendly" package which was supposed to come with a dog-friendly room, amenities for the dog like bed, bowls, treats, toy, etc. The booking was at one of their Explorer Cabins. Granted, the cabins are relatively new, with modern decor, good heating, etc.; HOWEVER the cabin village is pretty far removed from Tenaya lodge itself. The Club House was shuttered, and while I understand that during COVID the housekeeping is optional - there are absolutely no amenities in the cabins outside of 4 Keurig pods and 2 paper cups. We had to ask multiple times for additional items like towels, soaps, coffee, and every time the housekeeping came they forgot something. The Fido Friendly package wasn't so fido friendly after all. None of the doggo amenities were there and it took 4 separate calls to front desk to get the dog bed, the treats, the water bowl. Sure - we travelled with all those things, but for almost $1000 per night and a big fanfare about being super dog-friendly, they just weren't. Dining options are limited in the off-season. One restaurant is open: Jackalopes. Not bad, but also not very good. Very few vegetarian options for one. Being there with the dog, we asked for outside table - and the servers and hostess just rolled their eyes because apparently they don't like to serve outdoors when the temperature is below 70. I called about a week before our trip to ask the concierge about the activities we wanted to do with our kids, like archery, climbing wall, etc. Well, in the off-season you have very limited choices, and we were told that it's a slow time so no advanced reservations are needed. When we got there, and asked about all those activities, they were all booked up. That is if the concierge doesn't give you the stink-eye first. All in all pretty disappointing. We had better time and more fun staying at the Yosemite Bug a few miles away from the park - rustic but at least you know what you're getting and for fraction of the price. The only saving grace of Tenaya is the location of the Tesla Supercharger. Read less
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Oct 10, 2021 Jimemitzunaga Mexico City, Mexico

The hotel transported you to another time.. so beautiful and clean. We enjoyed having dinner at the jackalopes restaurant and Anthony’s service and kindness was exceptional!!… we will come back for sure
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paid a lot, a whole lot... got nothing!

Oct 5, 2021 CATraveker Walnut Creek, California

Fabulous place... beautiful and well appointed rooms and friendly staff. We came here for a "deluxe" vacation following too many that had been cancelled due to the pandemic. Was really encouraged when we arrived to see that masks were not required of fully vaccinated individuals. It was all down hill from there! We had a cabin (one of their most… Read more
Fabulous place... beautiful and well appointed rooms and friendly staff. We came here for a "deluxe" vacation following too many that had been cancelled due to the pandemic. Was really encouraged when we arrived to see that masks were not required of fully vaccinated individuals. It was all down hill from there! We had a cabin (one of their most expensive bookings) but found out that NOTHING is working or available. Only 1 of 3 restaurants open! No room service... Explorer club house... shuttered. We get better service at $150/night motels than what they have here at $500/night. They were "very apologetic and understanding" but the bottom line is that this was the worst vacation we have ever experience in decades of traveling the world, especially considering what it cost us. Read less
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Sep 30, 2021 shenslee Pottsboro, Texas

We stayed at an explorer cabin and were pleasantly surprised. Being rerouted due to the fires in Sequoia, we didn’t know what to expect but this was recommended and we booked with no idea what we were getting. It is a bit pricey but so spotlessly clean and comfortable. They provided walking sticks for hiking, flashlights for the pathways leading… Read more
We stayed at an explorer cabin and were pleasantly surprised. Being rerouted due to the fires in Sequoia, we didn’t know what to expect but this was recommended and we booked with no idea what we were getting. It is a bit pricey but so spotlessly clean and comfortable. They provided walking sticks for hiking, flashlights for the pathways leading to the cabins and it is only minutes from the south entrance to Yosemite. There are front porches on each cabin and community fire pits throughout the cabin areas lit each night for all to enjoy. It was very quiet when we were there. The lodge area was a bit more bustling but the only place for food. It was open till 10 and thinned out later in the evening. The food is actually so delicious and the servers fantastic. One last perk - we went to use the washer and dryer for a quick load and it is complimentary! Detergent, dryer sheets,softener, all set out and the machines ready to use as their guest. Overall great visit. Read less