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, groups and visitors 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.

Hotel information

245 traditional Lodge Rooms on 2 floors. All with balcony or patio, TV, coffee maker, complimentary WiFi, fridge and hair dryer. 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 and is collected by the National Park Service at the park entrance stations. The following entrance fees are for a 7-day pass:

  • $30 per vehicle ($25 per vehicle from November through March) for non-commercial cars, pickup trucks, RV or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats
  • $20 per motorcycle
  • $15 per person ages 16 and up, for pedestrians, anyone travelling on a bicycle, horse or non-commercial bus or van with more than 15 passenger seats

All fees are payable locally and are subject to change.

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 Great for staying in the Valley but otherwise...

May 22, 2019 William H Pittsburgh

Being able to stay in Yosemite Valley overnight is really great and I would therefore recommend this hotel. It should also be pointed out that the checkin staff was very friendly. Having two eating options on the premises is very nice and the gift store has not only the expected items but beer and wine you can bring back to your room with good… Read more
Being able to stay in Yosemite Valley overnight is really great and I would therefore recommend this hotel. It should also be pointed out that the checkin staff was very friendly. Having two eating options on the premises is very nice and the gift store has not only the expected items but beer and wine you can bring back to your room with good selection and prices. However, our room was not clean. The sink had a terrible smell to it. It has a "rustic charm" approach that it did not carry off with the lack of lighting. The last problem is the parking. It is a free for all. Anyone entering Yosemite can park there and you have to hope you time it right for when they leave in the evening to get a spot. I managed to get one a decent walk away and was happy for it. This was on a Wed. in May and cannot imagine what it would be like in peak season. I am glad we stayed but will try the Majestic next time and hope for better. Read less
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May 21, 2019 ezmom Alameda

The Lodge is at the base of Yosemite Falls, and nothing beats falling asleep to the sound of the water. The rooms themselves are rustic, but comfortable and clean. My biggest beef this trip was check-in was almost 2 hours late, because the housekeeping was slow. Some of the staff were not very polite. There's now a Starbucks there, and the… Read more
The Lodge is at the base of Yosemite Falls, and nothing beats falling asleep to the sound of the water. The rooms themselves are rustic, but comfortable and clean. My biggest beef this trip was check-in was almost 2 hours late, because the housekeeping was slow. Some of the staff were not very polite. There's now a Starbucks there, and the Mountain Room for dining is nice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A must stay

May 19, 2019 lrp27 Dayton, Ohio

First time to California, first time to Yosemite. End of May and weather has been snowy and rainy but regardless this is a must see for anyone who loves mountains and natural beauty. YVL as everyone on this forum recommends is try hard to get a reservation here. Shuttle available in a number of stops within the valley. If driving in you will be in… Read more
First time to California, first time to Yosemite. End of May and weather has been snowy and rainy but regardless this is a must see for anyone who loves mountains and natural beauty. YVL as everyone on this forum recommends is try hard to get a reservation here. Shuttle available in a number of stops within the valley. If driving in you will be in car for at least an hour. That’s without traffic. YVL is clean. Several small buildings scattered which keeps noise and view minimum. Request a upstairs floor for view and quiet Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Location

May 19, 2019 CCR227 Tampa, FL

This is a perfect place to stay in Yosemite. It’s convenient to everything. It’s pricey but worth it to be so close. We were in a building across from the food court and registration. We had the windows open at night and could hear Yosemite Falls! It was warm during the day so I imagine in the summer it could be uncomfortable during the day since… Read more
This is a perfect place to stay in Yosemite. It’s convenient to everything. It’s pricey but worth it to be so close. We were in a building across from the food court and registration. We had the windows open at night and could hear Yosemite Falls! It was warm during the day so I imagine in the summer it could be uncomfortable during the day since there is no AC. The room is pretty basic but has the convenience of a coffee maker and fridge. A nice update would be a usb cube. I highly recommend renting bicycles and riding to Mirror Lake. Read less
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May 14, 2019 Blackdog3_Adel Adelaide, Australia

Our lodge room in the Laurel building was fine. To sit in your room and look out on mule deer, squirrels and acorn woodpeckers just outside was cool. The granite cliffs are breathtaking. The inside of the cabin is tasteful and functional. Everything worked. Whilst Wifi is available, give it a miss because there is no reception.