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 Nice, cozy hotel

Jan 26, 2020 Brenna R Minneapolis, Minnesota

I booked this hotel for a conference that was occurring at the hotel. It was very comfortable, the room to get a little hot however I spoke with somebody and they helped me adjust this. I didn't have any other major issues, it wasn't nice enough to enjoy the balcony but it looked lovely. Good location. I had a severely discounted rate for my… Read more
I booked this hotel for a conference that was occurring at the hotel. It was very comfortable, the room to get a little hot however I spoke with somebody and they helped me adjust this. I didn't have any other major issues, it wasn't nice enough to enjoy the balcony but it looked lovely. Good location. I had a severely discounted rate for my conference, otherwise I feel like it would've been pretty overpriced. Also, they got like 6 inches of snow, and for three days there was not really any significant snow removal from the sidewalks and they were extremely icy. This is my only complaint. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location!

Jan 26, 2020 Linda G Houston, Texas

The rooms are overpriced for what you get, but the location and views are fabulous. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the restaurants, gift shop, and other amenities are very good. I definitely Would go back and stay at the same location even though the actual room is the value of about half of what was spent. Really, the location and… Read more
The rooms are overpriced for what you get, but the location and views are fabulous. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the restaurants, gift shop, and other amenities are very good. I definitely Would go back and stay at the same location even though the actual room is the value of about half of what was spent. Really, the location and great view makes it worth it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gone downhill since Aramark took over

Jan 23, 2020 junkmendall Hayward, California

This is the 6th time we have stayed at Yosemite Lodge. The last time was days after Aramark took over - they had a few issues but it was mostly still the awesome trip we'd had the first 4 times. Fast forward a few years and we finally scheduled time to go back. It was much worse! Pros - You still can't beat the location and the proximity of… Read more
This is the 6th time we have stayed at Yosemite Lodge. The last time was days after Aramark took over - they had a few issues but it was mostly still the awesome trip we'd had the first 4 times. Fast forward a few years and we finally scheduled time to go back. It was much worse! Pros - You still can't beat the location and the proximity of the rooms to the food court. As always, we enjoyed sitting in the Mountain Room Lounge sipping drinks by the roaring fire and playing cards. The Food Court has been remodeled to make it look more modern Cons - 1) The beds were AWFUL! I could actually feel the springs in ours. We were in a room with a double and double with a single bunk over it. The single bunk was so squeaky my son kept me up half the night every time he moved even a little. 2) The room was not well maintained. Our bathroom fan was running when we arrived and never stopped - a maintenance guy came out and said there was nothing he could do. The conditioner didn't work - it was stopped up. And worst of all - the flow from the shower was so sorry that I couldn't even wash my hair. After complaining, the maintenance guy was able to fix this problem. 3) No WiFi. Free wifi in your room used to be included. Now they give you a wifi password but don't bother to tell you it won't reach the rooms - you have to be in the lobby, food court, or restaurant for it to work. My daughter did her homework in the lobby! There is no reason for this - even in this rustic place - especially when I know it USED to work! 4) The food options in the food court are more limited and ordering is confusing. Some items you use a kiosk to order, while others you wait in line to order. You paid for your items at up to 3 different locations for a single meal - that made paying for things a pain! I'm very sorry to see the decline of what was once a very looked-forward-to vacation for our family. Read less
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Dec 24, 2019 Mr_Spark_Family Pittsburgh

The room was a pleasant surprise. The room was not particularly up to date, but was very clean and quiet. We love to explore the parks and the top priority is a clean place where we feel comfortable sleeping (we don't spend a lot of time in the room). These are obviously old rooms and fairly expensive, but we very pleased. Loved watching the… Read more
The room was a pleasant surprise. The room was not particularly up to date, but was very clean and quiet. We love to explore the parks and the top priority is a clean place where we feel comfortable sleeping (we don't spend a lot of time in the room). These are obviously old rooms and fairly expensive, but we very pleased. Loved watching the climbers. Really enjoyed talking to the workers. Some great stories! Loved our day trip to Tuolumne Meadows. Highly recommend the drive. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable stay without any problems

Dec 23, 2019 naveenk374 Limassol, Cyprus

I and my wife stayed at this place for a night. Clean and cozy room, warm, good shower, great views. The staff was polite too. Maybe a bit expensive. There is an eatery, a tour desk and the bus stop nearby. This makes it a good place to stay for people visiting without a car.