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 Great Lodging Location

Nov 17, 2019 Stephanie K Arlington, Tennessee, United States

This is a great location to be in the park among all of the activities. It's an old lodge and in-park lodging is expensive, but we have found that to be in many of our national park lodges. Bed and bedding was comfortable enough and clean. Bathroom had some updating and was clean. HVAC and carpeting old, but we don't really spend much time in… Read more
This is a great location to be in the park among all of the activities. It's an old lodge and in-park lodging is expensive, but we have found that to be in many of our national park lodges. Bed and bedding was comfortable enough and clean. Bathroom had some updating and was clean. HVAC and carpeting old, but we don't really spend much time in the room, rather out enjoying all of nature's beauty. Many dining options at this location and the food was good at the cafeteria-style restaurant. Read less
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Nov 17, 2019 articoke

We stayed at the Wawona Lodge (great to have name back). It was nice, clean and a friendly staff. It was good to see that they are back to putting up the American Flag. We ate at Degnans for lunch, down in the Valley. Save your money the sandwiches are very poor. $8 for bread, a little lettuce and sauce and less meat. NO TASTE, save… Read more
We stayed at the Wawona Lodge (great to have name back). It was nice, clean and a friendly staff. It was good to see that they are back to putting up the American Flag. We ate at Degnans for lunch, down in the Valley. Save your money the sandwiches are very poor. $8 for bread, a little lettuce and sauce and less meat. NO TASTE, save your money. Matt, the ranger who lead the tree tour did a fantastic job. Read less
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Nov 17, 2019 Annette B Phoenix, Arizona

We have stayed here many times before so knew what to expect for rooms inside the park. The bed springs were noisier than previous stays. Only complaint was the very cold coming in from the small louver windows next to bed. They did not fully close. We had to stuff a pillow with a plastic bag on it in the opening to help keep some of the cold… Read more
We have stayed here many times before so knew what to expect for rooms inside the park. The bed springs were noisier than previous stays. Only complaint was the very cold coming in from the small louver windows next to bed. They did not fully close. We had to stuff a pillow with a plastic bag on it in the opening to help keep some of the cold night air out. They really need to be covered in the winter. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and BAD everything else!

Nov 14, 2019 Sofia D

Location is GREAT, but unfortunately, this is the only good thing. When we checked in, we were asked if we want comfort (first floor, no steps with luggage), or peace and quiet (second floor) We picked peace and quiet! -There is NO sound proof of any kind in the building! Our neighbors had number of uncontrolled kids, who were yelling and… Read more
Location is GREAT, but unfortunately, this is the only good thing. When we checked in, we were asked if we want comfort (first floor, no steps with luggage), or peace and quiet (second floor) We picked peace and quiet! -There is NO sound proof of any kind in the building! Our neighbors had number of uncontrolled kids, who were yelling and screaming, competing making animal’s noises etc starting 5 AM! When we complained to the front desc, we were told that they will try to talk to them….but in any case, they should be leaving one night before us, so we will have 1 nights of sleep!!! The same happened next night! Paying $315/night for a room, I did not expect a motel style accommodation. Cleanliness: not really…stained carpet, dust etc Linen: some good, some very old, way overused. Bed made in Motel style: blanket between two sheets… for $315/night! Comfort: -No place to plug in the phone: only 1 unused receptacle in a room…located nowhere to be comfortable to plug in charger…. -Several light fixtures, but you can’t read even when all of them turned on. I had to take the shades off the lamps to have some light. -No real WiFi/phone reception. Yes , they advertise it, but it is not for real. -Free Parking…. not really! It is free, if you can find parking! When you check in, they give you parking permit to put in your car, but most of the cars there do not have a permit, and when we could not find parking and went to front deck, we was told that cars with out permit may get ticket, if parking would be patrolled, but they do not know “if” or “when” it may happened! -Advertised refrigerator…. It was very tiny….under bathroom sink… and coffee maker on a floor in the closet… -Food: there is a school style cafeteria with expensive high calorie diner type food, but it was convenient and since hiking whole day, high calories did not bother me, but there is no healthy food there.. even salads about 1000 calories....we run into no coffee, no utensils etc. Have to tell somebody and they will make more coffee, give you plastic folk…We try the restaurant, but had to wait over an hour, while half of the tables were empty. I asked about it and was told that there tables not being worked….food was just OK, but pricey. Feel like they were more concerned with presentation than taste. Checking out, I asked about rooms in a different building, as building itself look so much better. I was told that it is the same “basic” rooms, the same price as our basic room. I asked why they put us in the dump…. and was told (with a BIG smirk) that if we would complain after checking in, they would move us! So, I decided complain at checking out, and requested compensation for 2 sleepless nights, as front desk did not do anything after our initial complain. Clerk went to talk to the boss, and came back stating that we will be compensated 20%. When I look at the bill, it was only 10%. I told him to go back and correct this, and he did not even blink and brought another corrected bill! It is Great Location, but next time I will now stay there! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just good

Nov 12, 2019 2092982280 Stockton, California

For the price that I paid, it is too expensive. The room needs update, at least the mattress, very old and too soft, very difficult to get up next day morning.The restaurant serves the food just like fast food but very pricy.