My wife and I plan to visit Yosemite with our 8 yr old son and 6 yr old daughter for 2 or 3 days in July as part of a two-week tour of California.
We'll arrive via US-95, heading for the Tioga Pass, and would like suggestions about accommodation just outside the park because we think staying inside the park would be beyond our means - however, feel free to contradict us on this. Perhaps it would be best to stay near the east entrance at Tioga. We'd like accommodation that's cheap (100 -150 US dollars, including tax), clean and family-friendly.
Our plan while we're there is to do some sight-seeing and rather than participating in hard-core outdoorsy stuff, we'll be using the shuttle bus service to ferry us from one location to another.
We've checked out the excellent nps.gov website but would welcome any top tips.