We enjoyed our stay at Tenaya, but we did feel for the money that they could have looked after the rooms a little better. We stayed in one of the cottages, which was in a pretty, wooded, private section of the resort. We were in Tamarack 540. The room was quite dark which was not really a big deal as it had a cosy cabin feel. However the carpet felt (and smelled damp and sticky) there were also dark stains on it which was rather horrible. For what we paid a night I would expect better.
I wish I had complained at the time. Not sure why I didn't. More fool me!
The wood around the back patio door was rotten and black and generally things were a tad shabby. Dirty bathroom doors always gross me out too, I guess housekeeping doesn't think to wipe the back of the door down as they never see it! Most hotels forget this.
There was a strange damp smell around the fridge also. It's a shame as they're obviously a bit negligent on the upkeep. Also dirty windows, screens etc.
But all of this aside, we still enjoyed the pool area and the restaurants were nice. Very good service. I did feel a bit ripped off poolside when I ordered lunch at the pool bar and was changed a $4 'delivery charge' and an automatic 16% gratuity AND was then expected to add an extra gratuity when signing. I mean come on!? So check your receipts carefully before signing.
The Tenaya Lodge does have some nice features and our daughter really enjoyed the outdoor pool and the indoor pool by the cottages and also the game room. The cottages are in a really nice setting, so provided you don't expect a majorly high level of quality you won't be disappointed.
- 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