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Yosemite Valley Lodge
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

This was a first visit to yosemite and we loved it! The lodge is perfect for exploring. The rooms were clean and cute. I found the room to be perfect for the time we were in there. The food court was adequate. The restaurant was very nice for dinner. Madison and Tessa in the food court were so sweet and funny. Keep up the good work. I would stay here again if we are ever lucky enough to return. Amazing place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Lodge has improved by leaps & bounds since our last mildew ridden visit. The rooms have been refurbished in a downmarket way. The handicap bar in the shower is a towel rack with a couple of screws in it and the finish is coming off. The towels are really rough and grey. I would definitely bring my own shampoo/conditioner and shower gel.
That being said, it had enough lighting and a custom headboard and 5 foam pillows. (Bring your own if you like feather). There was a small table for two and a refrigerator (mini). The bed wasn't the best/worst we've ever slept in.
The proximity to the office, store, Mountain View Restaurant, & the cafeteria was great,
as was the shuttle stop.
All in all it was great for the $99.00 rate we enjoyed. The park was ablaze in fall colors and we felt
blessed with Mother Nature.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Just spent a few days staying in an upstairs "Willow" cabin in Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. The Lodge is in a great part of the Valley and is mid range in price. The grounds have a café/restaurant (average), a more upmarket restaurant (good food), bar, shop/convenience store, pool and bike hire. The free shuttle bus that takes you around the park stops at the main entrance to the Lodge which is ultra convenient. The rooms were big and clean with heat or air-conditioning. The Lodge Is a great place to stay, for couples or families, if you want to experience the Valley at it's best without a huge price tag.

Room Tip: Upstairs are better and anything to the right of reception is closer to Yosemite Falls and may have...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

So you a few places you could stay in the park- this seems like it will be value for money comfort - but it is not!
It has high prices but room quality does not reflect this...

Location is good, you don't have to drive in so can enjoy more time in park... But next time I would spend the extra and stay in the top end hotel which is basically the same location.

It was cold, damp and the room was next to the bins... Yuk!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

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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Reviewed November 15, 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
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Additional Information about Yosemite Valley Lodge

Address: 9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr, P.O. Box 578, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Formerly Yosemite Lodge At The Falls)
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Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Yosemite National Park
Price Range: $271 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 245
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
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