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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1122 Hwy. 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623   |  
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

we stayed in Tenaya Lodge in September, visiting park. I think its way overpriced for what it offers. On positive side, I found most of hotel's employees quite helpful and accommodating. Other than that- rooms sizes and amenities are substandard for this price range. One would think they at least provide bottled water (complimentary or not) for people being on high altitudes, hydration should be encouraging. Couple of restaurants-nothing special and priced in high range. I also found information about hotel proximity to the park being misleading, at least, if one not familiar with the area: it is close to the park entrance, doesn't tell you it can be an hour drive to the valley, where all major hikes and sight seeings located (there are plenty of accommodation choices out there too). It is near sequoia park though, that is right at the park entrance. Hotel also has access to very dusty, long road, they call "trail", someone might choose to run/bike there. Pool area is quite clean but pool bar had always being closed and service was very slow. Wi Fi was only working every other day, no complimentary movie channels. Truthfully, we had much better experience at Holiday Inn, that was our next stop in Sonoma.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TenayaLodge_Yosemite, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Iglana, thank you for your thoughtful comments. It’s disappointing to read that you didn’t feel you received sufficient value during your stay with us, but we appreciate your complimentary feedback on our staff. Everyone at Tenaya Lodge takes pride in delivering an excellent guest experience, so that’s very nice to for us to read.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A very hard review to write. To be very honest the room was lovely and comfortable and the Lodge very nice. My wife and I stayed in a King Spa suite in early September, 2013 for three nights. Whilst our stay was comfortable there were a number of issues that left a very bad taste in our mouths and spoilt what should have been a wonderful stay. We accidentally left a very expensive item in our room at checkout. We contacted the Lodge within 5 hours of checkout, on arrival at our next destination. No assistance whatsoever was given to recover the item. Staff promised to call us back but didn't. Emails sent by me have remained unanswered. Not good enough for accommodation of this standard. Other niggling issues also spoilt our trip to Yosemite. My advice, stay elsewhere.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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TenayaLodge_Yosemite, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Paul, we are so sorry to hear that an otherwise enjoyable stay for you and your wife was marred by this unfortunate situation. Please call us at (559) 683-6555 and request a word with Mindy Eichman.
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Defiance, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had high expectations for a resort hotel in the over $300 category. The room decor was nice but not completely clean. The oak arm rests on a leisure chair were sticky until we washed them off with soap and water. The biggest disadvantage to us was that Wi-Fi was not available--at least during our visit--to finalize our vacation plans for the next day. The location and environment around the hotel is excellent with it's close proximity to Mariposa Grove but the other negatives made our stay below par. We had dinner at the Sierra Restaurant onsite and it was adequate but nothing special. Would not recommend to someone looking for a good value.

Green Features: Environmentally friendly practices appeared to be comparable to other large hotels in the area.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TenayaLodge_Yosemite, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We appreciate your feedback, Afrentzel. Tenaya Lodge has very high standards for room comfort and cleanliness, and we regret that you found the chair in need of washing. We do our very best to keep a consistent Wi-Fi connection from our remote location, and are sorry to hear your plans were impacted. We do have a business center with free wired Internet and a printer that is open 24/7 and available to check into flights and book boarding passes at no additional cost. We’re sorry you were not directed to this amenity. Thank you for your comments!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel this week as part of a quick visit to Yosemite- hotel is nice for the area and relatively well located but away from the town (not far by car) so you will be captive audience for their restaurants which are average at best: three different ones but mostly serving the same thing and beware about the healthy options in their menu: fried in butter- so ask before you order.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TenayaLodge_Yosemite, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, Xavier. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with the resort’s meal options. We do our best to provide an array of options to our guests, and to make sure the menu has items of interest to a broad range of palates. Rest assured your comments have been heard. Thanks again!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed here with friends in July this year, our friend had put both rooms on his credit card and when we arrived I arranged for my room to be charged to me and refunded to his card. We then had late lunch as our rooms were not ready at 3pm, we each used our credit cards for all extra food ect, on arriving home in Australia,checked credit card and they had charged me for both rooms plus another amount of $115, when I queried it they refunded the room in American dollars as I was an Aussie I was out of pocket $50 for exchange rates ect they rectified that and said the $115 was a charge for incidentals and would be credited,it was not and now they are telling me it would be food charges for the other couple as they had my card on file, now they are saying they can't credit me as they don't know there no this has been going in for 6weeks what incompetent office staff. I think I will let the bank handle this, warning don't give them a credit card!!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TenayaLodge_Yosemite, Public Relations Manager at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Ali1950, we would like to thank you for taking the time to detail the payment issue you experienced during your stay and over the six weeks following. We sincerely apologize that the situation was still not resolved after six weeks. Having earned the prestigious Four Diamond designation based on the rigorous standards of AAA, providing excellent customer service is of the utmost importance to us. It is upsetting to read about your feedback. If there has not been a satisfactory resolution to the issue, please call the lodge at (559) 683-6555 and ask to speak with Mindy Eichman for help. Thank you again for your comments.
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Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed there during the Rim Fire, and the first day is was very smoky and they closed the outdoor pool (which is quite understandable - nobody wanted to stay outdoor anyway). Everything else worked fine. The room was nice and comfortable and the restaurant was good. Breakfast was nice, too. Service was ok but not outstanding. The free wi-fi was very slow. It was possible to pay for an upgrade, but we didn't try that. Location is great, close to Yosemite.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Redding
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. No complaints. Everyone was very accommodating. The hotel is well kept! The Rooms are roomy, the buffet breakfast was outstanding and you can order a boxed lunch for your day at the park.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1122 Hwy. 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623
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Location: United States > California > Fish Camp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Fish Camp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite 4*
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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