This was my second trip to Yosemite and I booked this hotel well in advance to make sure we got a reservation. I wasn't disappointed.
The hotel is not the most up to date and could do with some basic maintenance, but there was nothing really wrong with anything and minor glitches were sorted out by the helpful staff. We had a river view room, with a little balcony. The weather was great and we had come prepared to self cater, so it was lovely to cook a basic meal and sit out there watching the stars come out and watching squirrels, ducks and other little creatures gong about their business on the riverbank.
From my previous visit, I remembered that there was a long wait to get served in the restaurant, so although the cooking facilities in the room are limited I think this is a good option.
The best thing about the hotel is the location - just a few miles from the Arch Rock entrance. Yosemite National Park is truly awesome in the real sense of the word, and Yosemite View Lodge is a good base for exploring. It is overpriced though - we paid more here than any other hotel during a month long trip to the USA, including a five star hotel in Las Vegas!
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- Also Known As:
- Yosemite View Hotel El Portal
- Yosemite View Motel