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 Very nice

Jul 31, 2021 bobnickell Winter Haven, Florida

This is a nice place. The bed was very comfortable. Surprisingly, the WIFI wasn’t that bad. I also had two bars with Verizon. Being as I’m from Florida, the lack of air conditioning didn’t bother me although it would have been nice to have. My room was almost right across the street from the Base Camp Eatery. The food was good and reasonably… Read more
This is a nice place. The bed was very comfortable. Surprisingly, the WIFI wasn’t that bad. I also had two bars with Verizon. Being as I’m from Florida, the lack of air conditioning didn’t bother me although it would have been nice to have. My room was almost right across the street from the Base Camp Eatery. The food was good and reasonably priced. The location can’t be beat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible stay, cross it off your list

Jul 27, 2021 lovanda Santa Clara, California

If you had any other choice, stay away from this one, especially in summer. Spent a night there only to find out it was over 100F in the room and there was no AC. The room felt like a steaming cage, had to keep the door open to help air circulate as guest next to my room did the same, but it barely helped. Literally it was in uninhabitable… Read more
If you had any other choice, stay away from this one, especially in summer. Spent a night there only to find out it was over 100F in the room and there was no AC. The room felt like a steaming cage, had to keep the door open to help air circulate as guest next to my room did the same, but it barely helped. Literally it was in uninhabitable condition, everything was hot, turned on all the fans, the wind felt hot, even the mattress was hot. Lying on the bed, just felt like you were being cooked, slow cooked alive. Finally fell asleep at 3am, the worst hotel night ever, which cost me $300!! If you wanted to verify whether I'm telling the truth, try it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredibly Convenient Location in Yosemite

Jul 27, 2021 hilo88 Honolulu, Hawaii

While a bit pricey, you can’t beat the convenience of Yosemite Valley Lodge. It is located in the heart of the valley very closely located to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Yosemite Falls via walking. It also has a food court (which was busy nightly [1 night we went about ½ hour before closing and we zipped through the ling]), a… Read more
While a bit pricey, you can’t beat the convenience of Yosemite Valley Lodge. It is located in the heart of the valley very closely located to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Yosemite Falls via walking. It also has a food court (which was busy nightly [1 night we went about ½ hour before closing and we zipped through the ling]), a souvenir/snack shop, a pizza place (it was pretty good and affordable and they had these pre-order pizza plans at the front desk which was really helpfu), and a Starbucks (closed twice a week which was a bummer). The had over facilities too that were closed due to Covid. The rooms were nice. Nothing fancy, but good. Saw a lot of ground squirrels and Stellar’s Jay from our room window throughout the stay which was fun. One day about a 2 minute walk away from my room I even saw 2 bears walking in the brush from a distance. Very cool! We did make reservations for this place 1 year in advance as it is highly competitive for a reservation (and rightfully so). And really, you can’t beat the convenience of this lodging while exploring Yosemite National Park. Would definitely return here the next time we come to Yosemite. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charming, clean & comfortable!

Jul 24, 2021 Rocker_rep too far from the wild west!

This is probably our favorite lodge of all National Park lodging and we’ve stayed in most of them over the years, and more than once. The location is ideal for exploring the spectacular park. Rooms have a private balcony (or patio) perfect for morning coffee and night stargazing. The rooms are rustic & should be in a Nat’l Park. They’re tastefully… Read more
This is probably our favorite lodge of all National Park lodging and we’ve stayed in most of them over the years, and more than once. The location is ideal for exploring the spectacular park. Rooms have a private balcony (or patio) perfect for morning coffee and night stargazing. The rooms are rustic & should be in a Nat’l Park. They’re tastefully decorated in western decor & also have “creature-comforts” - like a coffee pot, extra fan or heater for winter, spacious rooms & bathrooms (you know after you’ve stayed in other parks!) and even a TV although we rarely used it. The Base Camp dining room is close to all buildings with lots of tasty choices at good prices. (See my separate review) There’s a beautiful outdoor pool that was sadly closed this year but we have floated in it previous years - staring up at stunning granite cliffs. If you want a very comfortable, clean place to rest your head (comfy beds!) after exploring & hiking, this is it. We cannot wait to return! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location..Some upgrades wouldn’t hurt…

Jul 12, 2021 TonySparky75 Roanoke, Virginia

A little expensive for the quality of the room, but it’s all about location. We found the room to be plenty big enough and comfortable, even for 5 of us. It was clean, yet a little outdated with an intermittent overhead light and a non working coffee maker. But once again, location made up for it. We were o lay steps away from the Valley Loop… Read more
A little expensive for the quality of the room, but it’s all about location. We found the room to be plenty big enough and comfortable, even for 5 of us. It was clean, yet a little outdated with an intermittent overhead light and a non working coffee maker. But once again, location made up for it. We were o lay steps away from the Valley Loop Trail, a few hundred yards from the beach/river, and a short walk to Yosemite Falls. Room had a nice outdoor patio area. A/C wasn’t an issue with us as the weather wasn’t extremely hot, but I could see where it could be. Would definitely stay again… Read less