Well, comparatively speaking this is a bargain. It's pretty average for hotels, but for the Yosemite Valley, if you're not camping, want to be in the park, and don't want the $$$$$ cost of the Ahwahne, well this is sort of it.
They have lots of activities, though after Labor Day their lovely looking pool is closed. Given an unusually hot September, this was a real bummer! You can also swim in the river at this time of year as it is very quiet and quite low. Other activities: tours of all sorts, hiking, bicycle rentals, talks, movies (free), and just the incredible scenery are the highlights.
The rooms are not air conditioned, and again, in a very hot September, this was a real downer. There is a ceiling fan, and the doors are louvered, so these help, but if you're used to sleeping at cooler temperatures you probably won't have a good night's sleep. Furnishings are adequate, they have wi fi, and the lighting is better than average for a motel situation. TV will let you keep up with the news, but watching wasn't big on our list.
It's just a stone's throw from Yosemite Falls, so you can walk there early or late and avoid the daytime crowds. Wild life abounds and one of our tour group saw a bear early in the morning behind her room. Ground floor rooms have small terraces w/ chairs, and this is a nice place to relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yosemite Valley Lodge is a favorite choice for families and large groups. Its close proximity to Yosemite Falls makes it the perfect base camp for exploring Yosemite National Park. Its glass and wood architecture work in unity with the surroundings and the ample windows allow in the bright mountain sunshine while providing remarkable views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Lodge At The Falls
- Yosemite Hotel National Park
- Yosemite Lodge Falls
- Yosemite Ca
- Yosemite View Lodge
- Yosemite Hotel At The Falls
- Lodge Reservation Yosemite
- Lodge Yosemite
- Yosemite Lodge Hotel
- Yosemite Falls Lodge