This review is about the studio condos at Yosemite West, booked via Scenic Wonders. The studios and lofts are in two blocks just by the first parking area in the complex. The first job is to locate the reception, which is in the upper floor of block B, farthest from the parking area. I had done some research and picked studio B107 which has the advantage of being a corner unit, so it has a side window and a balcony, and does not look out over the parking area. They call this a 'mountain' view
First impressions were that the apartment blocks look a bit tired and due for refurbishment. The studio inside was the same with rather old fittings and a motley selection of cutlery and crockery. The pull-down bed worked OK but its design means there's a massive gap at the head-end, so no good for sitting up in bed enjoying a cup of tea in the morning!. We had to be a bit creative to get enough light to read in bed as well.
As pointed out elsewhere, there are no shops at Yosemite West - the Valley Floor shop (which is well provisioned) is about 30 mins drive and the Wawona Store is about 20 mins in the other direction.
The outside grill worked fine. The location of the building amongst the trees means that there is not much direct sunshine and being September, it got quite chilly once the sun did disappear in the evening.
The Valley, Wawona and Glacier Point are all within 20-30 mins drive. Overall, we enjoyed our 3 night stay and would recommend it for the location at least. Just don't expect luxurious accommodation!
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