We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our 3 week tour of the western US. We were in the East Wing on the second floor facing the pool. There are 4 floors to this Wing. Unfortunately the view from our room, which appeared to be the only room in this Wing that had a partial obstruction, which was of the roof of the rear main entrance door and also a large tree.
The décor in the room was slightly tired and because it is a timber framed building/floor we did experience huge problems with people and children in the room above us. One night, a child in the room above obviously could not sleep and we had presumably the parent walking to and fro in the room between 1am and 3am and then they were up again at 6am! They had a disturbed night’s sleep and so did we! We were also near the elevator and did hear the pinging of the elevator bell quite frequently.
The hotel is about a 1 hour drive to the Valley and as the speed limit is 45mph with no overtaking it can be a slow journey especially if you are stuck behind someone driving slowly! Unfortunately when we were in Yosemite, there was a major forest fire about 35 miles away and the smoke and haze did spoil some of the scenery especially looking from Glacier Point. The hotel being located about 2 miles outside the South Park entrance is certainly quieter than those in the valley village, where we stayed in a Lodge in 1999. We could not park in the valley village this time because it was packed!
We did eat two evening meals in the Sierra restaurant which we found, including a bottle of wine to be slightly on the expensive side. Susan Joy was our server on both occasions and we found her to be very efficient and friendly. However the food was very good. We found the breakfast buffets in the same restaurant also to be very good. We did order the packed lunch on one day ($13.95 each) and these were great. Book it with your evening meal to get a 10% discount.
All the staff generally were friendly. There is free Wi-Fi in the room but this did drop out occasionally and was slightly slow especially early evening. The parking lots did seem to get full quickly and you may have to park a distance away from you room. The outside pool was a reasonable size although it was a bit noisy with children. Sun loungers were a bit limited.
However, apart from noise from the room above, there was nothing too bad and we would certainly return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite Hotel Fish Camp
- Tenaya Hotel Fish Camp
- Tenaya Hotel At Yosemite
- Tenaya Lodge Yosemite
- Yosemite Tenaya Lodge