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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not anything really special, but convenient location

Jun 15, 2019 Robert K Colfax, California

This lodge is just outside the Yosemite National Park and therefore more affordable (though not cheap) than most lodging places inside the park. Breakfast was not included, but a restaurant (kind of like a Denny’s) was next door. All in all, adequate.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, spacious rooms although expensive

Jun 14, 2019 ahah2014 Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Great location right on the river and the closest property to the Yosemite Park. We are a family of 4 adults and had 2 rooms for 4 nights in Maple block first floor. We are on a 3 week fly drive holiday. Rooms are spacious with a balcony with 2 chairs and a kitchen area consisting of microwave, small fridge, 2 hob and coffee machine and crockery… Read more
Great location right on the river and the closest property to the Yosemite Park. We are a family of 4 adults and had 2 rooms for 4 nights in Maple block first floor. We are on a 3 week fly drive holiday. Rooms are spacious with a balcony with 2 chairs and a kitchen area consisting of microwave, small fridge, 2 hob and coffee machine and crockery etc. Very comfy bed but found pillows squiggy with little support. Plenty of toiletries and washing up liquid and sponge provided. Nice size bathroom. Plenty of parking, great pizzeria on site and nice restaurant (soup and salad bar included in main meal price). Breakfast costs nearly $20 per person but good choice. One indoor pool and 3 outside pools, great to relax by after a long day. Plenty of sunbeds around pool. Communal lounge, and shop with basics (although expensive). If you require wifi this costs $10 per day for 2 devices (although we only managed to connect to one device as it wouldnt allow a second). Enjoyed our stay, but expensive so bring provisions with you if possible. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place and close to the valley

Jun 12, 2019 DawgExplorer Dalton, Georgia

Our family of 4 with 2 young kids stayed in the Black Oak building on the 2nd level. The room was large with a small microwave, fridge, coffeemaker (coffee provided was terrible), and a nice porch off the back overlooking the white water of the Merced River. The room had a massive jetted tub with 2 showerheads but was dated a bit. The bathroom… Read more
Our family of 4 with 2 young kids stayed in the Black Oak building on the 2nd level. The room was large with a small microwave, fridge, coffeemaker (coffee provided was terrible), and a nice porch off the back overlooking the white water of the Merced River. The room had a massive jetted tub with 2 showerheads but was dated a bit. The bathroom was huge also. There are 4 or 5 pools on the property and they have hot tubs as well. If you want wifi then you have to pay $10/day. Phone service was basically non existent. The location was the closest to Yosemite and cheaper than the options we found in the park. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not fancy, but spacious, clean & comfortable

Jun 12, 2019 Gena C

We stayed in the "River View Family Suite," with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The roaring river was right below our third-floor suite with a balcony, making for wonderful white noise at night. The breakfast buffet is not cheap ($17.95 per adult) but high-quality. We had pizza one night and it was delicious. Note: the housekeeping service will… Read more
We stayed in the "River View Family Suite," with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The roaring river was right below our third-floor suite with a balcony, making for wonderful white noise at night. The breakfast buffet is not cheap ($17.95 per adult) but high-quality. We had pizza one night and it was delicious. Note: the housekeeping service will make the beds and freshen towels, but not clean up kitchen dishes. There is dish detergent and a sponge so you can do it yourself. Also, we had virtually no cell service for our AT&T phones, though my daughter could get "one bar" on her Verizon phone. Oddly, there was decent cell service inside the restaurant. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Way way too much money but the area hotels have us by the neck

Jun 12, 2019 751aprile Rancho Mirage, California

We got a king room with a river view. Yes there was a river right there. So loud you couldn’t keep the slider open. Ok that’s Mother Nature she wins. We could even hear boulders crashing jj once and awhile. Room is large enough,dark, and stuffy. We turn on the in room AC and it works like a champ. Ok it looks like a low rent room for $318 a night.… Read more
We got a king room with a river view. Yes there was a river right there. So loud you couldn’t keep the slider open. Ok that’s Mother Nature she wins. We could even hear boulders crashing jj once and awhile. Room is large enough,dark, and stuffy. We turn on the in room AC and it works like a champ. Ok it looks like a low rent room for $318 a night. Huge jacuzzi tub right in the middle of the room. A nice touch. We didn’t use it. The walk In double headed shower was nice but it almost flowed on to the ground after a very short shower. Another romantic touch. Little fridge. Little cook area with stuff to cook light meals with. For the comfort of the bed I should have given them a 2. How much did those huge tubs cost to put in the room? I think it would be better for a sleeping establishment to go crazy and buy comfortable beds with nice linen. Squishy pillows. 3 weren’t enough they were so soft. Again it’s in a beautiful place and they have you. Some advice bring your own cooler with food. There is no restaurant coverage between 11 am and 530. I asked and was told to go to Mariposa 45 minutes away for lunch or go in to the park to eat. With the other 100,000 people there that day, I think the park was out of question. I will look for a different place to stay next time. Our backs are barking fro that bed! Read less