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“Rustic but excellent location”

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Yosemite Valley Lodge
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New York City, New York
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“Rustic but excellent location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Our first family trip to Yosemite national march 2013. Walk to the falls and hiking but rooms to very rustic and need to book in advance! Food is pricey and basic menu . Would probably stay here again when visiting Yosemite again some day

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Franklin, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We got a little hot at night with only fans and an open screened sliding door. The nights were quiet so we were able to get well-needed rest after all of the hiking. Only a very few rooms have a view of the Falls. Cell phone reception poor or non-existent. Could call but not receive calls.
Wi-Fi slow at best.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

I really enjoyed the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. You do not want to be in your room during the daytime as it gets hot in the rooms in the summer time due to no airconditioning. Too much to see to be indoors anyway.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

My husband & I stayed here for 3 nights in late June, 2014. It was the perfect place to stay! Yosemite Falls was our view in our backyard. It was close to the trams, the Falls restaurants & store, & walking trails. Do not waste precious time staying outside Yosemite Valley. The drives to get here everyday are very long & tiring and the hotels outside are not as nice as this one and you pay the same after your gas & time is spent everyday. Even though the reservation sight might not show any openings, call the reservation desk & you will get a room. Even if you book several different rooms, once you are there, the wonderful staff can move you to a single room for the duration of you stay. They are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.
I don't understand the unfavorable room update reviews. Our room had a dream bathroom, a very comfortable bed, and a view to die for! The decor was appropriate for Yosemite (it was not Venetian b/c you didn't go to Vegas!). Even without AC in late June, it was very comfortable - and we are from Texas where AC is a must!
I would recommend not paying for the breakfast add-on b/c you can purchase breakfast for less from the cafeteria, which is very good and affordable. There is also a store with favorable prices. Unfortunately, there is only one laundry facility in Yosemite and it is not located near the Falls; but you can take the tram there.
Huge note - unless you are a regular hiker, I would not go there thinking you are going to hike all the big hikes, like El Capitan & Half Dome. Each of these are a minimum of 2 day hikes, 3 if you are not in shape & not well prepared. Understand that the mountain gets cold early b/c the sun has gone down. We saw very foolish people going up to Upper Yosemite Falls around 4pm & the change in temperature was obvious, as well as very reduced visibility. People did not have the correct shoes, no water, and no proper apparell. When it says the hike is "very strenuous," that is an understatement!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is about managing expectations. The Lodge rooms have apparently just been updated. They are simple but clean and comfortable. Beds are comfortable. Bathrooms are clean with a sink and storage outside the tub/shower/toilet room. There is no AC, but they provide a fan, which we used. And the rooms are steps away from restaurants, the pool, bike rentals and shops. If you think you'll send postcards, take your own stamps. The post office in the Lodge location is open from roughly noon-2p every day, which makes no sense..that's when everyone is out exploring Yosemite! Natural beauty is great, as is the pool. Kids loved it, but beware that from 5-6p it is available for lap swimming only. Overall this is a nice clean and safe place to stay but don't expect luxury.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Staying in Yosemite park is an awesome experience. Nothing like waking up and hiking to the falls first thing in the morning and having a place to recoup without leaving the park. Accommodations are a little aged and a bit overpriced but worth the experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Been coming to Yosemite for 40 years now and Yosemite Lodge is the best place to stay in the Valley. We enjoy the recently completely renovated rooms, the Lodge's grounds and amenities and easy access to the rest of Yosemite Valley.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Yosemite Valley Lodge
Address: 9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr, P.O. Box 578, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Formerly Yosemite Lodge At The Falls)
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Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yosemite Valley Lodge is a favorite choice for families and large groups. Its close proximity to Yosemite Falls makes it the perfect base camp for exploring Yosemite National Park. Its glass and wood architecture work in unity with the surroundings and the ample windows allow in the bright mountain sunshine while providing remarkable views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Yosemite Lodge At The Falls
Yosemite Hotel National Park
Yosemite Lodge Falls
Yosemite Ca
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite Hotel At The Falls
Lodge Reservation Yosemite
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Yosemite Falls Lodge

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