Yosemite Valley Lodge

Yosemite National Park, USA

The hotel

Yosemite Valley Lodge is the closest property to Yosemite Falls and is an idyllic spot for families and friends seeking comforts after an exciting day of exploring the wilderness, landscapes and natural beauty of Yosemite Valley. A good range of speciality dishes can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant while admiring outstanding views of the 2,425ft-high Yosemite Falls. The bar is great for after-dinner relaxation, or stroll along to the amphitheatre for naturalist programmes, slide presentations and film shows.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located within Yosemite National Park, an easy walk from Yosemite Falls.

Hotel information

245 traditional rooms in 1- or 2-storey buildings. All with balcony or patio, TV, coffee maker, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge and hairdryer. Lodge Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The Mountain Room Restaurant (Californian cuisine), Mountain Room Lounge (lighter fare and drinks), food court (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) with coffee corner. Bar. Outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal). Bicycle rentals* (seasonal). Amphitheatre (ranger presentations/slide shows/films). Complimentary WiFi. Nature shop. Gift shop. Post office. Tours and activities desk. Cash machine. Complimentary self-parking. Complimentary shuttle bus to various locations in park.

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.

Please note: an entrance fee is required by the National Park Service at the park entrance stations, 7-day passes as follows (payable locally and subject to change):

  • $30 per vehicle ($25 per vehicle Nov–Mar) for non-commercial cars, pickup trucks, RV or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats
  • $20 per motorcycle
  • $15 per person (aged 16 and up) for pedestrians, those travelling on a bicycle, horse or non-commercial bus/van with more than 15 passenger seats

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 loved the Lodge!

Jul 16, 2019 JenA895 Cincinnati, Ohio

I felt lucky to snag a room in the Lodge during July and it happened to be the last night of our vacation. What a great way to finish off our CA week! From the mixed reviews, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but our room was lovely. It was stuffy when we checked in, but with the ceiling fan and tower fan provided, we were very comfy. There was a lot… Read more
I felt lucky to snag a room in the Lodge during July and it happened to be the last night of our vacation. What a great way to finish off our CA week! From the mixed reviews, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but our room was lovely. It was stuffy when we checked in, but with the ceiling fan and tower fan provided, we were very comfy. There was a lot of thought put into the layout of the room, with a fridge, coffeemaker and recycling container. My kids loved the real keys and the wall-mounted soap dispensers. I loved our little patio and the whole vibe of our room. Pleasantly rustic and perfectly located for a lovely vacation! Yes, it’s expensive to stay in the Valley, but worth it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location, dirty room

Jul 15, 2019 Rebecca L

The location was perfect. Yosemite Fall was walkable from our room and we could see it from the parking lot. We didn't mind that the rooms were a bit dated and old, but we did mind that our room was dirty. The shower curtain was stained yellow/brown, like it hadn't been cleaned for months. The blankets on the bunk beds smelled like they had just… Read more
The location was perfect. Yosemite Fall was walkable from our room and we could see it from the parking lot. We didn't mind that the rooms were a bit dated and old, but we did mind that our room was dirty. The shower curtain was stained yellow/brown, like it hadn't been cleaned for months. The blankets on the bunk beds smelled like they had just been used and there was a comb left at the top bunk (making me question if the top bunk sheets had been changed). We had to leave a note for the cleaning crew to give us a new blanket, which they did. This time the blanket was tightly wrapped in a plastic, so we knew it had been washed. For the money we paid, the hotel could at least invest in a new shower curtain. The front desk worker (a 20 something yr old male) didn't even offer an apology when I expressed how dirty the room was at check out. We will be staying elsewhere during our next visit to Yosemite. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location

Jul 13, 2019 ElmersEnd London, United Kingdom

Three of us stayed here for two nights in May/June in a good sized room on the ground floor of one of the buildings across the road from the main reception. Easy to get to and from the food hall and bus stop and in walking distance of Yosemite Falls and other sights. Our room looked out onto the wooded area behind the building and was quiet at… Read more
Three of us stayed here for two nights in May/June in a good sized room on the ground floor of one of the buildings across the road from the main reception. Easy to get to and from the food hall and bus stop and in walking distance of Yosemite Falls and other sights. Our room looked out onto the wooded area behind the building and was quiet at night. Decent shower and enough storage area for us with the tea/coffee maker as well. Our son went out and had good views of the sunsets, stars and sunrises. Parking could be an issue in busy times but we arrived on a Thursday afternoon and got a space in the car park opposite the check in building. Food in the Base Camp Eatery was okay but not that much choice if you are staying longer than a few nights, we preferred the World Flavours menu. Not cheap but you are in the valley and not having to travel in and out each day, the car stayed parked in the same spot and we used the shuttle buses or walked. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It is at heart of the Valley

Jul 11, 2019 PalChen94587

The best thing about this hotel is the location. I got the room 1 week prior to our trip from online directly. Feel very lucky to get a room in July weekend. Parking is nightmare if you arrive later than 10am. Took 2 hours to find one spot (from 12-2) since they can't prohibit people parking near hotel. The parking permit give by hotel is for… Read more
The best thing about this hotel is the location. I got the room 1 week prior to our trip from online directly. Feel very lucky to get a room in July weekend. Parking is nightmare if you arrive later than 10am. Took 2 hours to find one spot (from 12-2) since they can't prohibit people parking near hotel. The parking permit give by hotel is for displace if you stay over night. Location is super cool, shuttle stop is right there and with resistant, stores and pool nearby. Room is clean but some ants came to our food bag. One small fridge inside our room (standard 2 beds) and no AC but a small portable fan with ceiling fan in the room. We stayed on 2nd floor with a balcony over looking at the valley which is really cool. Pool our is 12-7 so we missed it after we ate dinner. Should have pay more attentions when check in. We got the rafting tour from the tour desk for next day and had fun. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A decent lodge in a great location.

Jul 10, 2019 Robert P Dunwoody, Georgia

This is an older somewhat tired-looking national park lodge in a fantastic location. There are some drawbacks: The beds are small. My room had a bit of a funky smell and I could hear a "critter" in the ceiling at night. What offsets these drawbacks are the amenities and location. The room was clean. The pool is huge. There are bike rentals,… Read more
This is an older somewhat tired-looking national park lodge in a fantastic location. There are some drawbacks: The beds are small. My room had a bit of a funky smell and I could hear a "critter" in the ceiling at night. What offsets these drawbacks are the amenities and location. The room was clean. The pool is huge. There are bike rentals, multiple restaurants, and a shuttle stop on site. The setting is spectacular. You can see the Upper Yosemite falls from the property. There are lots of common wildlife species around. We saw a deer and fawn right outside our room one evening. Read less