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. Bus for the national park stops here.

Hotel information

336 rooms on 3 floors in 6 buildings with 3 lifts. Mountain View Rooms with fireplace in selected room, kitchenette, coffee maker, hair dryer and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

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

The River Restaurant & Lounge. Parkside Pizza restaurant. Cocktail lounge. Indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Spas*. 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/

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Apr 8, 2019 Bec_Luc Melbourne

Please cancel reservation 8118304 (Cotton) I have emailed numerous times and asked for confirmation, but can not get a reply. I can not work out how to do it on your non-user friendly site and I have only had one response telling me my booking was still in the system from 'Jessika'. She asked if I still wanted it or if I wanted to cancel. I have… Read more
Please cancel reservation 8118304 (Cotton) I have emailed numerous times and asked for confirmation, but can not get a reply. I can not work out how to do it on your non-user friendly site and I have only had one response telling me my booking was still in the system from 'Jessika'. She asked if I still wanted it or if I wanted to cancel. I have replied at least TWICE and asked for confirmation and I have received nothing. PLEASE REPLY AND CONFIRM BOOKING IS CANCELLED. If I get charged I will post on Twitter. Rebecca Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay if viewing Yosemite Valley.

Apr 1, 2019 bynner Walnut Creek, California

We stay here any where's from once a year or every other year when we go to Yosemite Valley. 2 miles from the gate. We buy two night deal off of groupon. Jan to March 30. Wonderful!! Get view balcony room of Merced River. Nice kitchen , fireplace an Jacuzzi tub in room. Yosemite Valley isn't packed like rest of year. Hotel has indoor an out door… Read more
We stay here any where's from once a year or every other year when we go to Yosemite Valley. 2 miles from the gate. We buy two night deal off of groupon. Jan to March 30. Wonderful!! Get view balcony room of Merced River. Nice kitchen , fireplace an Jacuzzi tub in room. Yosemite Valley isn't packed like rest of year. Hotel has indoor an out door pools small store an one restaurant ok but we bring all our food an eat on deck overlooking river. Mornings breakfast an coffee. Nice people there also. We drive up 140 never trouble with snow as maybe 120 hwy. Great place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Such a let down!

Mar 30, 2019 Asha1234 Bristol, United Kingdom

Really rude service from the man at check in. Unfortunately I didn’t catch his name. We understood that check in is at 4pm (very late in our opinion) however did email on two separate occasions to ask the hotel for early check in at 12/1pm as, as an expectant mother after a long drive, I wanted somewhere to rest. Although we had no response to the… Read more
Really rude service from the man at check in. Unfortunately I didn’t catch his name. We understood that check in is at 4pm (very late in our opinion) however did email on two separate occasions to ask the hotel for early check in at 12/1pm as, as an expectant mother after a long drive, I wanted somewhere to rest. Although we had no response to the emails, we still had to arrive early no matter what, so when we did, we were told they’d given the early check in rooms away to other guests - we were not entirely happy about this given my two prior emails and no responses to them. We had to wait 3 hours. When we asked what there was to do around the complex and area for the next 3 hours the man’s response was ‘nothing’. Considering the lodge has an outdoor pool, two spa pools, an indoor pool and restaurant, we knew this receptionist was just being outwardly unhelpful as these were all ‘things to do around here’ as we’d ask for. We also asked for walk information, we got none. When we mentioned the pool he said ‘oh yeah, go there.’ Again, neither polite nor helpful. We proceeded to the (outdoor) pool to wait. After about 20 mins we were then asked to leave the outdoor pool by another individual who said the pool didn’t have chemicals in yet so it wasn’t in use! The weather was beautiful so why wasn’t the pool in use?! No explanation. We told him we were only sitting at the side of the pool soaking up the sun waiting for a room and wouldn’t go in, he then left us alone. All this before we’d even set foot inside a lodge room!! Once in the room it smelt weird, but was a good size and clean (thankfully!!) - it did make us laugh that after a very frosty welcome we were offered an upgrade - paid for of course, haha!! All of this left a very very sour taste in our mouths. Due to this, we wanted to only stay one night instead of 3, even googling other lodges, shame no other places were available and we had to stay for the entire time. The positives... The lodge itself is nice/average - (looked a bit like a trailer park), rooms are a good size with a big bathroom, our room was clean, the shop by reception is okay, the surroundings are of course beautiful. The outdoor pool and outdoor spa pool are nice - when you’re allowed to use them! Parking is free. Negatives... expensive for a trailer park, rude reception staff, attitudes of staff, late check in times, the indoor pool isn’t useable as it is very old and needs a make over, outdoor pools and spa pools are only useable when the lodge decides (no dates to denote opening hours so one can only assume this is the case), rooms smell a bit odd and WiFi is €30 for three days - a rip off. Summary- I wouldn’t recommend this accommodation. Such a let down. Read less
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Mar 28, 2019 Darks247 Sydney, Australia

Fabulous location just outside the Yosemite National Park, and very comfortable rooms. We stayed low season so it was excellent value for money too. The staff were friendly and the restaurant was decent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ideal location and does this job

Mar 25, 2019 Brett B

The Yosemite View Lodge is in an ideal location in accessing the park. It was about a 10 minute drive away. The room was ok and functional. The kitchenette was handy and there is a little shop were you can buy food to make. This saved us some money which was good. There is food services but looked average. The room was functional but looked a bit… Read more
The Yosemite View Lodge is in an ideal location in accessing the park. It was about a 10 minute drive away. The room was ok and functional. The kitchenette was handy and there is a little shop were you can buy food to make. This saved us some money which was good. There is food services but looked average. The room was functional but looked a bit dated. If it is the park you are really interested in then you can't go wrong really. Read less