We had a great time at this hotel. We knew that it was an hour from Yosemite valley, that suited us fine as the accommodation inside the park didn't look as appealing. We got upgraded, with free breakfast. On the first morning we left before breakfast so they let us swap our breakfast for a packed lunch which was great. The lodge has swimming pools, restaurants, a deli, all you could need. We loved the lobby, with its huge open fire. We thought the service was very good, all staff we encountered were friendly & helpful. As you would expect, things are pricer here as they have a captive audience, but overall we enjoyed our stay & would recommend & return.