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Yosemite Lodge At The Falls
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 578, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389   |  
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you make the long trek to this National Park, staying here is the only way to do it so that you can spend the most time exploring and enjoying the park. You will barely spend time in the room so don't worry that it is not fancy. It has what is needed to get a good nights sleep and a hot shower. We have stayed here often and it can be difficult to book and sometimes pricey. However, when you figure time taken out of your precious weekend to drive to and from valley floor for a hotel stay each day, it is worth it.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lodge is our annual accomodation when we visit Yosemite, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Its location just across the road from Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls makes for a great spot to call home. We love being close to bike/walking trails, the Merced River, and we especially like the nice-sized pool for a great after-hiking activity. It was also nice to easily get ice daily for our hikes in the summer heat. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The rooms tend to get hot with only a fan to help cool it down. We finally figured out how to keep the room cool after the cooler night air cooled it down. They should list that tip on doors. Wifi was pretty slow during the evenings. All in all, a nice place to lay your head between day hikes.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go and experience the serenity and joy of Yosemite! Enjoy the beautiful trees, the birds and the deer. You might be lucky to see a few bears as well. Take a mule in the hills and go rafting on the Merced River. Enjoy the stars and constellations with a guide.

Room Tip: I like the Hemlock cottage with the wide window
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first family trip to Yosemite national march 2013. Walk to the falls and hiking but rooms to very rustic and need to book in advance! Food is pricey and basic menu . Would probably stay here again when visiting Yosemite again some day

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Franklin, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got a little hot at night with only fans and an open screened sliding door. The nights were quiet so we were able to get well-needed rest after all of the hiking. Only a very few rooms have a view of the Falls. Cell phone reception poor or non-existent. Could call but not receive calls.
Wi-Fi slow at best.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. You do not want to be in your room during the daytime as it gets hot in the rooms in the summer time due to no airconditioning. Too much to see to be indoors anyway.

Room Tip: This set of rooms was very close to the lobby area. We were on the 2nd floor. It was one of their b...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I stayed here for 3 nights in late June, 2014. It was the perfect place to stay! Yosemite Falls was our view in our backyard. It was close to the trams, the Falls restaurants & store, & walking trails. Do not waste precious time staying outside Yosemite Valley. The drives to get here everyday are very long & tiring and the hotels outside are not as nice as this one and you pay the same after your gas & time is spent everyday. Even though the reservation sight might not show any openings, call the reservation desk & you will get a room. Even if you book several different rooms, once you are there, the wonderful staff can move you to a single room for the duration of you stay. They are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.
I don't understand the unfavorable room update reviews. Our room had a dream bathroom, a very comfortable bed, and a view to die for! The decor was appropriate for Yosemite (it was not Venetian b/c you didn't go to Vegas!). Even without AC in late June, it was very comfortable - and we are from Texas where AC is a must!
I would recommend not paying for the breakfast add-on b/c you can purchase breakfast for less from the cafeteria, which is very good and affordable. There is also a store with favorable prices. Unfortunately, there is only one laundry facility in Yosemite and it is not located near the Falls; but you can take the tram there.
Huge note - unless you are a regular hiker, I would not go there thinking you are going to hike all the big hikes, like El Capitan & Half Dome. Each of these are a minimum of 2 day hikes, 3 if you are not in shape & not well prepared. Understand that the mountain gets cold early b/c the sun has gone down. We saw very foolish people going up to Upper Yosemite Falls around 4pm & the change in temperature was obvious, as well as very reduced visibility. People did not have the correct shoes, no water, and no proper apparell. When it says the hike is "very strenuous," that is an understatement!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of Upper Yosemite Falls.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Yosemite Lodge At The Falls

Address: 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*
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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