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3.7 out of 5

"Excellent location with a great view of the Merced River. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 06 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

At Yosemite View Lodge, you'll be 16.3 km (10.2 mi) from Yosemite Valley and 17 km (10.5 mi) from Tunnel View. Highlights at this ski hotel include 2 restaurants, 3 outdoor swimming pools and an indoor swimming pool.

All 336 rooms feature WiFi, cable TV and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges and microwaves. Free local calls, hairdryers and free toiletries are also available.

The restaurant, The River Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy the lazy river and spa tub. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning buffet breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an area shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this El Portal hotel include Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Visitor Center.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$169* Per night/room 8 Dec. - 9 Dec.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Loft, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Yosemite View Lodge ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Yosemite View Lodge

Everyone (11) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The beds in our room were super comfortabe cooking facilities meant we were self contained. Made our own breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Posted by on 12 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5
Check in staff not helpful regarding transportation to Yosemite National Park.

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Quick Yosemite trip

Pros: Location, price was ok
Cons: The meals at the restaurant
Excellent location with a great view of the Merced River.

Posted by on 6 Jun. 2018

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4 out of 5
We got upgraded to a room with a spa and it’s been the best room. Bed is too firm for my back though. Great stay.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5

Decent hotel close to the park.

Decent hotel beds were a little hard. It’s older but I felt comfortable. Nice being next to the river. Handy little store near reception so we were able to save some money on food. Would prefer to stay there for the money rather than in the park. Can’t go past it really good nights sleep. Staff are friendly. Free wifi would have been good but for our short stay was able to entertain myself with cable tv anyway and nice not to be able to check emails as there is no phone reception either.

Posted by , from Newcastle, NSW, AU. on 26 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5
The location was excellent, right at the foot of Zion NP. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the free breakfast was excellent.

Posted by , from Australia on 7 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

Good location, perfect for visiting Yosemite.

Love having the river running behind the hotel. Lovely outlook. Pizza is excellent, especially after a days hiking! Front office staff could do with a little more personality - unfriendly, unwelcoming & not very knowledgeable about points of interest we enquirer about.

Posted by , from australia on 23 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location to Yosemite

Hotel has everything you need and great location to the park

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 8 Sep. 2017

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3 out of 5
Fantastic location to the Park. Was good to be close.

Posted by on 31 Aug. 2017

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a nearby snack bar/deli and a nearby corner/local shop. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Yosemite View Lodge offers its guests 3 the outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/news stands are also featured at Yosemite View Lodge. Self parking is free.

  • 336 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Corner/local shop
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Indoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Kitchenette
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) (159.9 km / 99.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Yosemite View Lodge offers 336 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Premium cable televisions are provided. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This El Portal hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily.

The River Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Parkside Pizza – This diner only serves lunch.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests driving to the property should be aware of seasonal road closures. Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass) closes October through late June, restricting east-to-west travel across the park. Yosemite's eastern gate and Tuolumne Meadows are not accessible when Tioga Pass is closed. Guests are advised to check local weather and road conditions/closures with the California Department of Transportation before travel. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per day.


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 110 lb)


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • View Lodge
  • View Lodge Yosemite
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  • Yosemite View El Portal
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.