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Review of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fish Camp
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Sacramento, California
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159 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Decent but needs updating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

First of all, please note that this lodge is a solid hour+ drive (on winding roads) to Yosemite. That said, I think this hotel is best considered as a place for the kids to enjoy themselves (in the pools) for a day or so before the Yosemite adventure starts. (You won't want to commute to the Park from here.)

This hotel is fairly expensive but the feel of the place is... a bit tacky. The dark rooms in this otherwise-decent place need updating. The carpet in ours was frayed and pulling up in places, the wooden doors warped and needing refinishing, the tile and trim in the bathroom were moldy and becoming detached, and so on. Time for maintenance and a little remodeling, IMHO....

My pet peeve: it would appear that the hot water in the bathroom is on a timer. (Good luck getting any warm water with which to wash your face after midnight!) What a cheap way to treat your guests!!

The arcade area is crummy but might keep your ten-year-old happy for a while. The pools (swimming, indoors, outdoors, hit and cold) are diverting.

The buffet is good, but the restaurant staff is (to be tactful) "uneven".


Stayed September 2014
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PropertyExecutive, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
We appreciate your feedback, SacAnnie, and are glad you and your family had fun with us. However, we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with aspects of your dining experience and room. We are actually set to begin a full lodge room remodel, which will be finished in spring 2015. Water is not on a timer, but we understand your frustration and are sorry for the inconvenience. We are a bit of a drive – about 40 minutes or so from the Valley Floor – but are just minutes from the South Gate, so still a convenient base camp for the park. Plus, there’s always beautiful scenery to see on the way to the Valley! Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Great hotel in the woods if you want to visit yosemite valley. Very close to south park gate. 100% recommended!
First time we visit the area and very glad with our choice.
Great bar and restaurant terraces where you can relax at night during summer nights. Also a nice pool outside where kids can have a good time after a day of hiking.

  • Stayed August 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 2
Nights with our 13 and 11 year olds. Pretty hotel, rooms ok. Stayed in cottages which look
Cute but are small. Food was good at the hotel. Everything was extra and it was annoying
To have to keep going to the concierge to book. Archery extra, rock climbing extra and had to sign up for a time. Did the summerdale dinner which was a lot of fun. There was live music, camp fire, s'mores and food. Booked full day tour through hotel which was done by Discover Yosemite. It was way too long for us. Left hotel at 8:30 and got back around 6. If you have kids or get bus sick I would recommend a shorter
Trip. Nice pool at hotel. In case it's cold there is an indoor pool as well.

  • Stayed August 2014
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PropertyExecutive, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thanks for your comments, Tami. We’re really pleased you and your family had the chance to enjoy one of our favorite summer activities, the Summerdale BBQ, and take a dip in the pool. However, we are sorry you felt frustrated with your concierge experience. Guests are always welcome to call or email the desk in advance or from their rooms to streamline the process. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Awesome, relaxing atmosphere after a day of sight seeing in the park. Pool awesome, pool bar/bartenders service was awesome. Pizzeria on property was not impressive at all. Maybe at 1/2 the price it would ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Tenaya Lodge is an excelent hotel, very well located close to Mariposa Grove. The amenities are great! Nice pool, restaurants and the service overall was excelent. I would definitely consider it for my next trip to Yosemite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Our first time here and we had a great time. Loved the BBQ in the woods! We really like the location. It was outside the park which made it feel you were away from the tourist rush. The Silver Pine Railroad outside the resort is a must-see if you have little ones! Will be here again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

we have been here twice and hope to come back the future.the first time my wife and I came alone and now we are starting to bring our grandchildren with us so that they can experience the beautiful area.it's also a great way to teach our grandchildren about nature

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PropertyExecutive, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thanks for your comments, jpaauwe1, and we’re thrilled to be a part of your family tradition! We love helping generations create fond memories and look forward to seeing you and your family again.
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Property: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Address: 1122 Hwy. 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623
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Region: United States > California > Fish Camp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fish Camp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite 4*
Number of rooms: 302
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on 48 acres in the southern High Sierra and just 2 miles from Yosemite, the Four-Diamond Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite offers easy access to all of Yosemite’s most alluring attractions and all the amenities expected from a luxury resort property. Tenaya boasts comfortable and spacious accommodations, Ascent – a luxurious 10,000 sq.foot spa, steam room, sauna, fitness room, three pools, five dining options, all-season recreation and a full-service concierge to help you plan your getaway. ... more   less 
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