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/.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Road trip

Aug 21, 2019 lin19_12 Manchester, United Kingdom

We stayed for one night during our two week road trip. We travelled from Tioga Pass and we were delighted how near to the entrance the accommodation was when we arrived for returning to the park the following morning. We were given a room facing the river which was amazing. The young guy on reception was very helpful and sorted us very quickly. I… Read more
We stayed for one night during our two week road trip. We travelled from Tioga Pass and we were delighted how near to the entrance the accommodation was when we arrived for returning to the park the following morning. We were given a room facing the river which was amazing. The young guy on reception was very helpful and sorted us very quickly. I used the launderette as we were half way through our trip which was very handy, make sure you have 50 cent coins. The washer and driers take 6 each per wash. We bought pIzza from the take away and salad from the store- Both were great. Really happy with our stay. Everything about the room was absolutely fine for us. Considering the location and turnover they do a great job! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Low class experience

Aug 21, 2019 itzik1900 Tel Aviv, Israel

The rooms we got were old and tired, seems to be that the maintenance is very low. The shower head was leaking , the television was not properly working, night lamp was out of order. In this part of Yosemite national park there no cellular reception, and WiFi costs an additional $10 for 24 hours of and only for 2 devices !!! The restaurant has… Read more
The rooms we got were old and tired, seems to be that the maintenance is very low. The shower head was leaking , the television was not properly working, night lamp was out of order. In this part of Yosemite national park there no cellular reception, and WiFi costs an additional $10 for 24 hours of and only for 2 devices !!! The restaurant has food with a very low quality, and very slow service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient and comfortable -but recommend that you bring your own food

Aug 20, 2019 Gillrj

We found the rooms to be really comfortable and well-equipped (if a little bit dated ). Our room overlooked the attractive setting of the river. Would recommend for a really convenient stay at the west side of Yosemite Park. Only criticism was the restaurant. We tried the River restaurant on our first night and I’m sorry to say that it reminded me… Read more
We found the rooms to be really comfortable and well-equipped (if a little bit dated ). Our room overlooked the attractive setting of the river. Would recommend for a really convenient stay at the west side of Yosemite Park. Only criticism was the restaurant. We tried the River restaurant on our first night and I’m sorry to say that it reminded me of school dinners- really poor. Wish I had realised before arrival that the rooms have a hob, microwave and fridge as we would have self-catered, which we did for breakfast on purchasing cereal and milk from the well-stocked store on site. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient place, needs updating

Aug 17, 2019 97CarolW Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

1st room we were given was not cleaned. Bins full. Left over pizza. Rubbish around the room. Bathroom had been used. Dirty towels on the balcony......not the best 1st impressions. After phoning reception, we were moved to a different room, which was clean if a little dated. WiFi has to be paid for. Restaurant, polite service but very slow. Wine… Read more
1st room we were given was not cleaned. Bins full. Left over pizza. Rubbish around the room. Bathroom had been used. Dirty towels on the balcony......not the best 1st impressions. After phoning reception, we were moved to a different room, which was clean if a little dated. WiFi has to be paid for. Restaurant, polite service but very slow. Wine arrived midway through the meal. Mustard never did! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It’s clean

Aug 16, 2019 Mary Kay T Decatur, Illinois

This is a dated (think 1980’s) motel but it IS clean and the store is fun though overpriced. The restaurant has good food and a breakfast buffet. There is also a gorgeous river and your balcony looks out right over it. Oh! And a jacuzzi in the room that would hold 4 people comfortably. It’s seriously huge with 2 shower heads! With all of this,… Read more
This is a dated (think 1980’s) motel but it IS clean and the store is fun though overpriced. The restaurant has good food and a breakfast buffet. There is also a gorgeous river and your balcony looks out right over it. Oh! And a jacuzzi in the room that would hold 4 people comfortably. It’s seriously huge with 2 shower heads! With all of this, you’d think this would be a perfect place ... and it would be ... except I swear they block your WiFi signal. Not only do they charge A LOT for your room, but for extremely slow and unreliable WiFi there’s an additional $10 charge. Per 24 hours. Per device not per room. Read less