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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good place to stay near the park

Dec 3, 2019 CharlotteEze_sur_mer Eze, France

Maybe a 15 min drive from the village, this hotel is a good alternative if you don't mind staying a bit outside. We had a BIG room with fake fireplace and a jacuzzi - chaiselongue and a big bathroom with shower. And a kitchenette! Lots of space! Loved the quietness and the bar (great bartender) and friendly staff all over. We had a good pizza,… Read more
Maybe a 15 min drive from the village, this hotel is a good alternative if you don't mind staying a bit outside. We had a BIG room with fake fireplace and a jacuzzi - chaiselongue and a big bathroom with shower. And a kitchenette! Lots of space! Loved the quietness and the bar (great bartender) and friendly staff all over. We had a good pizza, drinks and cold beer in the bar one night, and a proper dinner in the restaurants the next. Perfect! Can only recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good place to stay but have better options in the Valley, no signals, no wifi ....

Dec 2, 2019 Vijaykumarb Bangalore

We stayed here for 2 nights, i booked it through booking.com and it was told WIFI is free. We reached this hotel too late and found that no signals, hotel said wifi is a paid service on top of it that they there was no even paid wifi. I had to travel 12 miles to get signals and to call my family. Rooms were good, the place is very near to… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights, i booked it through booking.com and it was told WIFI is free. We reached this hotel too late and found that no signals, hotel said wifi is a paid service on top of it that they there was no even paid wifi. I had to travel 12 miles to get signals and to call my family. Rooms were good, the place is very near to valley and again you have better options inside the valley. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating DISCRIMINATORY and a cheating lying Staff

Nov 26, 2019 612priyankas

Completely DEFRAUDED us. We were some of the first to check-in (there were just a couple cars in entire hotel at that time, it was wednesday mid-week) - yet they found the worst possible room at rate of 300$ a night. we had paid for a room with a view and yet they somehow found a reason to give us the corner most room with a namesake view. We had… Read more
Completely DEFRAUDED us. We were some of the first to check-in (there were just a couple cars in entire hotel at that time, it was wednesday mid-week) - yet they found the worst possible room at rate of 300$ a night. we had paid for a room with a view and yet they somehow found a reason to give us the corner most room with a namesake view. We had to fight with them to get a decent room. We also noted that Reception and Front-desk Staff was EXTREMELY discriminatory to us but welcoming to people of other racial origin. Perhaps all their "good rooms" are reserved for people with special racial origins. Also the receptionist was making sarcastic hints and taunts toward us for purchasing groupon, even though I explained her the voucher had expired - so it was not a groupon but rather a pre-paid amount that I had already paid to them. They charged us a 300$ deep cleaning fee based on fraudulen allegations that our dogs left the room smelly and full of fur??? (they are charging dog fee for not having to deal with fur , REALLY!!!!????) - our dogs have been potty trained for 4 years now, and this place claims they magically got "potty untrained" ?? The room was left in EXACT condition as when entered. My dogs have been on a 5 week cross-country trip this year itself and stayed in 35 hotels for 35 consecutive nights - and not one accident , not one charge for cleaning in those stays!!! The hotel runs its business by thieving people - misusing its commercial license by making false claims. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Budget accommodation just outside the park

Nov 25, 2019 SMWong388 Singapore, Singapore

The lodge is one of the few large accommodation on the way to Yosemite National Park with a good restaurant. Breakfast and dinner were good. Rooms are big and comfortable. The property looks old and news upgrading,
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Proximity to the Yosemite Gate is all they have going for them

Nov 23, 2019 tonegoose

First off, the location is fantastic. The hotel is located about 15-20 minutes from the Yosemite park entrance. However, that's about all it has going for it. The customer service is terrible. Hotel staff are rude, unhelpful, and seem very bothered during the check-in, check-out process. The rooms were very outdated. There were many large stains… Read more
First off, the location is fantastic. The hotel is located about 15-20 minutes from the Yosemite park entrance. However, that's about all it has going for it. The customer service is terrible. Hotel staff are rude, unhelpful, and seem very bothered during the check-in, check-out process. The rooms were very outdated. There were many large stains on the carpets. The bathrooms seemed to have been recently but the rooms were far behind. We paid for an "apartment" because we needed two bedrooms. Based on the room name and description I was expecting a living room, and two separate bedrooms. Instead, it was simply two hotel rooms (the door between the two rooms was unlocked). We were traveling with infants that go to bed much easier than us and our older child. The plan to put them to bed and then watch some tv and hang out for a while. The lack of living space made that impossible to do. We would have been better served in booking to joint hotel rooms and would have saved over $100 by doing that. We were disappointed in the rooms and felt misled. My overall sense is that they know that their draw is the proximity to the park and don't care much about maintaining customer service or the quality of the rooms. Read less