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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

The hotel takes the form of more along the lines of a lodge or cabin feel and is in the dead center of the floor/basin of Yosemite. This fits exceptionally well with the dramatic surroundings of Yosemite. The furniture was made from natural materials. The chairs were made from tree branches which added a rustic feel. Very nice. The room was clean as well as the bathroom. The only item I found worn was the carpet. Toiletries were provided in typical national or state park fashion meaning that the shampoo, conditioner, and lotion were placed in dispensers as an environmental effort.

All attractions such as restaurants, gift shops and of course the real reasons you visit, Half Dome and El Cap are all in walking distance.

Great place to stay. However, even in October there were crowds. So boon very early. This is also Rocktober, the best time for climbers to ascend the rock faces.

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Joe F
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

The lodge gets 5* for location and our room had a balcony that looked into the forest with mountains behind. Sadly not all rooms are so well placed, many face onto a car park and those close to the amenities don't have a space to sit out. What lets the place down are the rooms which are very tired and in need of redecorating. Tea and coffee facilities are provided but you have to use plastic or paper cups. The large TV is cable with 6 channels - no news channel (which we needed since we were caught up in the Napa fires) and all the programs are trash TV shows. The food would not be acceptable in a location with more choice. The Mountain View Restaurant can get very busy, quite expensive and very average. No reservations unless you have a party of 8+. We enjoyed our time outside our room and could recommend hiring a bike. We are not cyclists but found a day round the park to be a highlight of our stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a forest or mountain view - most rooms overlook busy car parks.
  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Swamped with tourist and yes i was one of them. We visited this stunning national park to experience the raw beauty. Sadly this was lost in and around the valley lodge due to the large number of visitors. The lodge itself appeared to be suffering from poor management with a shortage of staff suffering from an end of season malaise. The food court was grossly understaffed with long ques only held together by a few of the hardworking staff. Public toilets in the lodge and park in general were dirty with a shortage of toilet paper.
Come on guys this is supposed to be jewel in the crown of USA national Parks. This one lets you down.

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tabletopmountain
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

This was certainly the best lodging location in the park. Once we parked at the lodge, we didn't have to move our car at all because the shuttles were right across from the check-in building and they ran on fifteen minute intervals from morning until evening (be sure and check the time that the last shuttle leaves because it changes in the Fall and there are very few operating after 5 p.m.) Also, the shuttle that goes to El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls only runs every 30 minutes and stops running earlier than the other shuttles. The other shuttles take you very near just about anyplace you want to hike, shop, have lunch, or explore in the park.

Our room was upstairs in The Cedar Lodge Building and was large and clean. The television only worked about 1/4 of the time with very few T.V. channels available when it did work. Lighting was dark in the room, but we managed. The bathtub did not drain properly, but after a long wait - it did eventually empty. Building was conveniently located to the restaurants, gift shop, front desk, the shuttle, and even just a short walk to the spectacular Yosemite Falls. Early morning walk to the Swinging Bridge was beautiful and fairly close to our lodge on an easy trail and a great way to start our day. The cost of our room was around $275 a day, but we thought it was well worth it because it saved us an enormous amount of time since we did not have to sit in the long lines going into or out of the park every time we want to see the sights and we never had to hunt for a parking place.

The food choices were o.k., but expensive, even in the food court. There were usually three entrees to choose from - a chicken, vegetarian, and red meat entrée with two sides. There was always soup, but was priced at over $6 a bowl. For breakfast if you like oatmeal, you can get by on a $4.25 cent serve-yourself bowl that offered a few toppings like raisins and brown sugar and it came with a free carton of milk. Otherwise they served eggs, French toast, bacon or sausage plates but they were pretty expensive for what you got. The Mountain Room never seemed to be open when we wanted to eat and the Sunday Brunch was outrageously expensive. There was a little bar and grill that had limited bar food like burgers or chili, so we opted out of trying that.

The was an activities desk and the people that ran it were knowledgeable about the trails and were able to advise us which ones were less strenuous or difficult. We were able to sign up for a tour of the park there, and it was a nice way to start our vacation at Yosemite and get some feel for what we wanted to do or where we wanted to go back to explore on our own. It was cold and rainy the morning we went, so we were in a closed bus instead of their open air vehicles, but the driver stopped and let us get out to take pictures often and he was very knowledgeable, having worked giving tours here for over several decades.

There was suppose to be a free documentary shown on Ansel Adams one night and a few of us showed up, but we were disappointed when the person running it was unable get the video monitor to work.

There are no laundry facilities anywhere in the lodges and you have to go to the campground if you need to do laundry because that is the only place that has washer or dryers, so come prepared with plenty of extra clothes.

We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Yosemite. The advantages far outweigh the few inconveniences that we experienced here.

Room Tip: No elevators, so you have to carry your luggage upstairs if you want a room there.
  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ThomasTCat
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights at start of October. We were in Aspen 4108. The room was ok, clean but felt a little bit dated. The tv was archaic and didn’t have any current news or sports channels. We subsequently found out 2 days later that it hadn’t been upgraded to satellite tv unlike some of the other lodges. Also the WiFi connection was very weak at times. Lost connection completely for 6 hours. Ok that’s the negatives out the way. The location of the Lodge is superb. We could see the top of Yosemite Falls from our balcony. There is a useful shuttle bus service that takes you around the park so that you can get to the start of the various trails. The food outlet and shops are more than adequate. We went into the Mountain Room bar on our final evening and this was very pleasant. Staying at the lodge cost $1000 for 4 nights. Certainly it’s at the top end of our budget but it’s an ok venue with a superb location so I guess you get what you pay for. The staff we came into contact with were all friendly and helpful.

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank stanhope10
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