Yosemite View Lodge

Yosemite National Park, USA

The hotel

As the name suggests, Yosemite View Lodge is so close to the park that any closer and you'd actually be in it! It also straddles the banks of the Merced River on which river rafting is available in season (Apr-Jun) together with excellent fishing. Virgin Holidays guests will be spoilt for choice with not one, but three swimming pools to choose from, as well as five whirlpools and two restaurants. There is also a cosy lounge bar in which to discuss the day's adventures.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

A 5-minute drive from the Western 'Arch Rock' entrance to Yosemite. The bus for the national park stops here.

Hotel information

336 rooms on 3 floors in 6 buildings with 3 lifts. All rooms have kitchenette, coffee maker and hairdryer. Mountain View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

River View Rooms have air-conditioning, private balcony, fireplace, spa tub, kitchenette and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The River Restaurant & Lounge (open for breakfast and dinner). Parkside Pizza restaurant (closed Nov–Mar). Cocktail lounge. Indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Whirlpools. WiFi*. Safe at front desk. Coin-operated laundry service*. Gift shop and convenience store. Complimentary self-parking.

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.

Tioga Pass is subject to closure due to adverse weather conditions, for up-to-date information please check www.nps.gov/yose/.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Oct 15, 2019 JamesMWilso St. George, Utah

This Lodge is outside the park but close enough to be very convenient if you are staying a few days. Our room had a balcony overlooking the river, it was very picturesque. Basic hotel, you are paying for the location.
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Oct 15, 2019 raisumit Milpitas, California

Room was ok for the price, could have had better lighting. Bed was pretty uncomfortable though, usually hotel beds are so comfy but not this one. Now let's go to the bad parts. Yes it's pretty expensive because it's close to Yosemite. The hotel staff were pretty impolite when asking questions, they seemed to be in hurry. No free WiFi, this was a… Read more
Room was ok for the price, could have had better lighting. Bed was pretty uncomfortable though, usually hotel beds are so comfy but not this one. Now let's go to the bad parts. Yes it's pretty expensive because it's close to Yosemite. The hotel staff were pretty impolite when asking questions, they seemed to be in hurry. No free WiFi, this was a deal breaker for me. WiFi was paid and it was 10$ for 2 devices for 24 hours. Are you kidding me ? I have to pay for WiFi on top of this expensive piece of sh*t. Hardly any food options, 2 places only, one was a super duper overpriced restaurant which didn't have anything good or anyone. The other was a pizza place which only had one ok pizza. But I guess for people starving they have a good setup. There is also a store which has half the stuff run out, and half of stuff expired so be wary. All in all, it's better to stay away from this overpriced junk and go somewhere else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Impressed!!

Oct 14, 2019 SandraSanchezFl Orlando, Florida

After reading several reviews online, I was very hesitant to stay at this Lodge. The location was the deciding factor in making the reservation. Upon arrival, was very pleasantly greeted by the lodge staff and they answered all of my questions & with enthusiasm. We booked a two queen bed Mountain View and was hoping we would not be disappointed… Read more
After reading several reviews online, I was very hesitant to stay at this Lodge. The location was the deciding factor in making the reservation. Upon arrival, was very pleasantly greeted by the lodge staff and they answered all of my questions & with enthusiasm. We booked a two queen bed Mountain View and was hoping we would not be disappointed for not getting the Riverview. Upon entering the room, I was very happy to see the bathroom had been upgraded and the room was in good condition. My only complaint is that the carpet definitely needs to be changed. We had a beautiful view of the mountains, and since the weather was only in the 50s, having a Riverview we would not have had much chance to enjoy it. Planning on coming back next year and will definitely stay again at this Lodge. All of our meals we ate inside of Yosemite Park, so I have no reviews on the restaurants here. The gift shop / convenience store had items we were looking for, which was very convenient. Read less
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Oct 12, 2019 rovingv Darien, Georgia

I remarked the first evening as we were sitting on the back patio “can you believe we can have this view?” They really are breath taking. This is absolutely your best option if you can’t afford to stay in the park (Yosemite). We were very happy with the room quality, beds were comfy, the bathroom was very clean, the rooms are very spacious and… Read more
I remarked the first evening as we were sitting on the back patio “can you believe we can have this view?” They really are breath taking. This is absolutely your best option if you can’t afford to stay in the park (Yosemite). We were very happy with the room quality, beds were comfy, the bathroom was very clean, the rooms are very spacious and were lucky to get a river and Mountain View. The downsides: charging for WiFi in 2019 in ridiculous. Especially for those traveling and may need to reach family. The services are obviously available, and you pay a pretty high price to stay here, stop charging for WiFi.... 🙄 The two restaurants on site, pizza place and a grill/bar were ok. We preferred the grill. Drinks were good and reasonably priced, the food was pretty mediocre and expensive. Service was excellent, especially our server at the grill, I wish I could remember his name. Read less
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Oct 11, 2019 Guilhermelcam Cascavel, PR

The room has a nice size, is was clean, the fireplace works, the jacuzzi it worked ok, the “backyard” of the hotel has the wonderful river view. But the food it is very expensive. Recommend to buy supplies before go.