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 Best service ever!

Jul 2, 2020 carsch San Diego, California

We continue to have a fantastic experience each year at the Yosemite Valley Lodge, mostly thanks to their awesome staff, led by Michelle Sorokowsky at the front desk, who is a real gem. Of course, the location of this hotel cannot be beat and was the main reason we originally chose it a few years ago, but we keep returning due to the warm vibes… Read more
We continue to have a fantastic experience each year at the Yosemite Valley Lodge, mostly thanks to their awesome staff, led by Michelle Sorokowsky at the front desk, who is a real gem. Of course, the location of this hotel cannot be beat and was the main reason we originally chose it a few years ago, but we keep returning due to the warm vibes and awesome service the YVL team provides. Seeing Michelle and team in action during these difficult times (including confusion/cancellations caused by new coronavirus regulations, a power outage, a plumbing issue due to the hotel being shut down for a couple months, etc etc), I have renewed appreciation and respect for how they manage to pull off a great stay for so many in such a remote place under difficult conditions. Michelle is genuinely caring, professional and knowledgeable, and these values carry over to her team. They always go above and beyond to ensure guests have the very best possible experience. Our large family/friends group recently stayed there for a week (in 4-5 rooms), and we were so impressed with the way the YVL service team created such a joyful, comfortable environment for us and other guests. We highly recommend the Yosemite Valley Lodge - it's one of the best, most comfortable, safest places to enjoy a much-needed break in nature during these stressful times, thanks to the awesome location & service team. Read less
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Jul 1, 2020 181taraf Gig Harbor, Washington

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Right outside the park entrance it is very easy to access the park and theres lots of parking as well. We appreciated the pool as well after a day of hiking but were disappointed that there were no pool towels even though the hotel told us there would be. I gave this hotel only 3 stars because it… Read more
The best thing about this hotel is the location. Right outside the park entrance it is very easy to access the park and theres lots of parking as well. We appreciated the pool as well after a day of hiking but were disappointed that there were no pool towels even though the hotel told us there would be. I gave this hotel only 3 stars because it was not very clean and in a time of COVID 19, we expected better. When we got to the room there were clothing from a previous guest in the closet, leaving me to wonder if anyone had even looked in there, gross. There was also feces on the balcony. The Rooms need updating and the beds are not great, but we would still stay here again because of the location. The pizza place on site has great food as well. Nice gift shop with reasonable prices and a small market on site. Overall, this hotel is overpriced for what you get. Keep expectations low. Read less
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Jun 25, 2020 Edward V Brentwood, California

Location, location, location. With a very short walk to one of the most amazing falls in the world, this has to be a great place to stay. Very rustic, clean, location. The problem with being there in very hot weather, no air in the rooms. The do supply a small fan, I knew this going in, so I brought a large fan from home to help cool the room.… Read more
Location, location, location. With a very short walk to one of the most amazing falls in the world, this has to be a great place to stay. Very rustic, clean, location. The problem with being there in very hot weather, no air in the rooms. The do supply a small fan, I knew this going in, so I brought a large fan from home to help cool the room. Still very hot is the night doesn't cool down much. Nice cafe to eat there, a bar and another restaurant when open after the virus. Amazing meadows near by, walking, biking to anywhere. Our room had a view of the upper falls. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating HORRIBLE!

Jun 15, 2020 Ryan and Trish R Huntington Beach, California

We had a reservation with Yosemite Valley Lodge and THEY cancelled it within 72 hours of our stay. They are imposing a 24 hour cleaning restriction between guests due to Covid. I do not understand why the check in/check out time cannot be adjusted to provide adequate cleaning. They also could have offered us the opportunity to come a day later to… Read more
We had a reservation with Yosemite Valley Lodge and THEY cancelled it within 72 hours of our stay. They are imposing a 24 hour cleaning restriction between guests due to Covid. I do not understand why the check in/check out time cannot be adjusted to provide adequate cleaning. They also could have offered us the opportunity to come a day later to apply such restrictive policies. When I called to get a credit at a later date to make up for the MAJOR inconvenience, they did NOTHING. This is totally wrong and the worst customer service I have dealt with in a while. Read less
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Jun 15, 2020 lsss Lakewood, Colorado

Extremely poor service canceled my prepaid reservation while I was in the air flying 2000+ miles to stay there this weekend. It cost me 1000+ dollars for a once and a lifetime vacation to no where. I will never do business with a Marriot Company again. I fully refundable flights but they waited 2 days to cancel my reservation after county changed… Read more
Extremely poor service canceled my prepaid reservation while I was in the air flying 2000+ miles to stay there this weekend. It cost me 1000+ dollars for a once and a lifetime vacation to no where. I will never do business with a Marriot Company again. I fully refundable flights but they waited 2 days to cancel my reservation after county changed reopening guidelines. Read less