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 Rooms Are Good But Expensive during Covid-19

Sep 20, 2020 RonCo893 Fairfax, California

Beautifully located near Yosemite Falls, Quiet and Peaceful for a Lodge Type Hotel in a National Park. The room was very clean, We had a Deluxe King Room with good safeguards for Covid-19. Rooms have had all high touch items removed and was well cleaned. No additional services provided in room during our stay which was ok. Bed was soft yet… Read more
Beautifully located near Yosemite Falls, Quiet and Peaceful for a Lodge Type Hotel in a National Park. The room was very clean, We had a Deluxe King Room with good safeguards for Covid-19. Rooms have had all high touch items removed and was well cleaned. No additional services provided in room during our stay which was ok. Bed was soft yet comfortable. We brought along our own pillows, Large Flat Screen TV good picture quality. Internet Access was slow but it worked. Yosemite Lodge offers the best value for a hotel with in the park but is expensive. Staff at front desk were friendly. Starbucks staff very good. The Food Service was very limited in the park due to Covid-19 was available only for take away only and not the greatest selection ,or value for the money. Fast Food Quality Institutional Food Service with Dine In Prices. Current Provider of Food Services could offer better quality food. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location, room is basic without a/c

Aug 30, 2020 jwobkk Los Angeles, California

The location here is just perfect. The room leaves a bit to be desired - very basic, dated and without a/c. The rates aren't cheap either. All of that aside, this is a great place to stay inside the incredible Yosemite National Park.
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Aug 28, 2020 Kkk383

Just stayed for 5 days and what a amazing place! Had a upstairs room with 2 queen size beds. { have to ask for because I don’t think they are listed}. Stayed in unpairs room called the Dogwood. Overall the most Important is comfort of beds and great shower which both were great. You must understand their is no AC but wasn’t a problem because even… Read more
Just stayed for 5 days and what a amazing place! Had a upstairs room with 2 queen size beds. { have to ask for because I don’t think they are listed}. Stayed in unpairs room called the Dogwood. Overall the most Important is comfort of beds and great shower which both were great. You must understand their is no AC but wasn’t a problem because even in August when temperatures were in the 90”s it got down to 55 degrees at night in the valley. We put a fan in doorway{ balcony}to pull in cool air for was great sleeping. Room had mini refrigerator with coffee making which was nice. Had nice TV with many channels , good internet too. Some said it was a dark lighting but just turn more lights on. Many people have comments about ice machine and not finding any but we had no problem. One nice staff member shared where to find ice that nobody else knows about. {thank you} Staff was awesome and friendly and did their best during the COVID-19. Hats off to the dinning room experience at Base Camp eatery. Good food option and very quick. Pancakes were awesome in the morning and very large servings. Overall this is best place to eat in the Valley. And for those coffee drinkers they have a Starbucks. Only open Friday to Sunday only. Note to add is Base Camp eatery is closed between 2-4 for those looking for food coming off trails. Their is a good gift shop that offers snacks and even microwave food options. Plus beer, wine which is nice and at a affordable price. Now... overall the people that give Yosemite Valley Lodge a bad review are here for some other reason other then enjoying nature and everything this amazing place has to offer. Get out and see and enjoy it. Your not here to lounge in a room so disconnect folks. One more thing to add is each morning we had the experience of seeing deers outside out door every day. LOVE this place and couldn’t find a better place to stay with trails right outside our door. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome location and great COVID accommodations

Aug 24, 2020 shelleys268 San Diego, California

We came here for a family getaway and were lucky to get a room here. The room itself is VERY basic and dated but I considered it glorified camping. I was concerned about traveling during the pandemic but felt safe at YVL. Most everyone from guests to staff wore masks and there was plenty of hand sanitizer stations. The staff was extremely… Read more
We came here for a family getaway and were lucky to get a room here. The room itself is VERY basic and dated but I considered it glorified camping. I was concerned about traveling during the pandemic but felt safe at YVL. Most everyone from guests to staff wore masks and there was plenty of hand sanitizer stations. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and helped make the experience even better. You can’t beat the location and the beauty that surrounds you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing location - could use a few updatws

Aug 19, 2020 loudawg1994 Atlanta, Georgia

Great location right in the middle of Yosemite valley. The rooms are nice - comfortable beds, clean, nice TV, good internet, and a small fridge. One thing missing is AC. It was 95 degrees during our stay so the room got warm. Biggest issue I had was they have one ice machine for the entire property. They ran out of ice later in the day so it… Read more
Great location right in the middle of Yosemite valley. The rooms are nice - comfortable beds, clean, nice TV, good internet, and a small fridge. One thing missing is AC. It was 95 degrees during our stay so the room got warm. Biggest issue I had was they have one ice machine for the entire property. They ran out of ice later in the day so it was hard to keep ice for our cooler for daily activities. The dining was limited due to COVID but hats off to the staff for making some great food for breakfast and dinner. The closest other option for Yosemite is about 20 miles down the road. Read less