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Yosemite Lodge At The Falls
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr, P.O. Box 578, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389   |  
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Ottawa, Ontario
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best location in the park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is definitely the best location within Yosemite village. It's within walking distance to Yosemite falls, some meadows, dining, and several bus tours are run right out front the lobby. It can't be beat for location. The rooms are very old and basic with very small tvs. We ate most of our dinners in the Mountain Room, the food is much better there than the food court. There is a gift shop in the complex that also has has some groceries for hiking trips. I didn't find the people who worked at the concierge desk in the mornings very friendly or helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Whitesboro, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Just spent 5 nights here while on a photo workshop. The room was comfortable, it takes a little practice to get the heat adjusted. Internet was extremely slow and next to useless.

In the meeting rooms the Internet speeds were better. Food in the food court was standard fare and was plentiful. I wish the upscale gift shop had longer hours being on a workshop I never had a chance to get there. The regular gift shop had a good variety of products.
The hotel is located in the middle of the valley making it easy to get to many of the sights.

I think you would enjoy your stay here

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Hayward, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We reserved a room in July for arrival in November. Upon arrival we asked for an upstairs room and were told that since we had reserved a "standard" room - not a "deluxe" room, we would be in a downstairs room in a facility that accommodated families. We asked about a "deluxe" room which was $10/night more, and were told that the deluxe rooms were all sold out. We asked to be put on a waiting list for a deluxe room. I then called reservations to see if there were any deluxe rooms available and was told that the park was full. I explained to the reservations person my problem with a standard room on the bottom floor of a family facility and was told to ask for a manager. I called and asked for a manager, explained our situation and the manager changed our reservation to an upstairs room with a queen bed and a bunk bed. The view from the room was beautiful, although the room was very drafty and someone had put duct tape at the bottom of one of the windows, perhaps to keep out some of the cold.

Yosemite is very beautiful and I will not stop going there. In the future I will call to make a reservation and ask for an upstairs room. If you make a reservation over the internet, you will receive whatever room is available at the time you check in.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This lodge is all about the location. It does not have the nicest rooms or newest amenities, but it is a comfortable place to rest your head at night. It is right in the middle of Yosemite Valley and is conveniently located to many trailheads for some of the best day hikes in the Valley. When we walked out our door each day, we were greeted with a spectacular view of Upper Yosemite Falls. The dining options (which are located across the parking lot) are good. Your options are the cafeteria, which has a wide variety of food choices, or the nicer dining room, which offers nice sit-down service. There is also a fun sports bar with a lovely fireplace for the colder weather months. My extended family and I stayed at the Lodge in October 2012. We love visiting in the off-season when the crowds are starting to dwindle. The October 2012 trip was my third visit to Yosemite. It was my second time staying in the Park (I have also stayed at the Curry Village tents). I will probably always choose to stay in the Park when visiting Yosemite because of the convenience and access to the Park. Yosemite Lodge At the Falls will probably always be my #1 choice because of location and price. Make sure you book well in advance (especially if you plan to visit during the summer)!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We've stayed in Yosemite Lodge several times, and this upstairs room in Maple facing away from the parking lot was the nicest so far. It looks like they remodeled the bathroom, something I haven't seen in other buildings. It was very quiet and comfy, with a nice balcony facing away from the street and parking areas. When we come again, I think I'll call directly and ask to stay in a remodeled room like ours in Maple. Beware of the bad food at the Food Court, though. It's well worth the money to eat dinner at the Mountain Room and breakfast at the Ahwanee, instead.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I loved staying here with our family of 5. It is ALL about the location when visiting Yosemite. Booked the Lodge over available rooms at Ahwanhee and Tenaya and SO glad. We booked a double bed room and they supplied a rollaway bed. Enjoyed the ground floor room that opened to small patio directly across from the cafeteria-easy access for coffee in the mornings.

Rustic with a nice bathroom set up with sink/counter separate from commode and shower and tall fan for air circulation. A bit small and was busy with visitors and kids everywhere (August visit) but, we managed and loved being so close to the bus, tram stop, and cafeteria. Watched paragliders jump and glide all the way down while having coffee one morning!
Went to Ahwanhee for coffee and again for lunch one day...would stay at the Lodge again over the Ahwanhee because the Lodge is a great value for the price paid. Definitely visit the Ahwanhee, but don't hesitate to save money and stay at the Lodge.
Yosemite is spectacular and our day spent hiking to the top of Vernal Falls will always be a favorite family memory and accomplishment.

Room Tip: First floor rooms have small patio with 2 chairs and a screened door for nice ventilation (no a/c).
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Kildare
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9 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

The location is epic. Our room looked out into the forest and one of those awesome granite walls. However, the rooms are basic. They reminded me of the places we stayed on school trips. The building is tired but so are the staff who seem remarkably worn out. Yosemite is incredible and should be seen. But I'm told there is a question about whether its good for the area to have so many visitors and perhaps the uncertainty of how this will be handled is hanging over the hotel. It certainly feels like a place trapped in time. Still, a good solid base for visiting the park.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Yosemite Lodge At The Falls

Address: 9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr, P.O. Box 578, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Yosemite Lodge At The Falls 2*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tuesday August 27, 2013 With the exception of White Wolf Lodge, all lodging and services are available in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Valley and Wawona are largely unaffected by the Rim Fire and air quality is good. ... more   less 
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