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4.0 out of 5

"Get a river view room and you will not be disappointed. I was also pleasantly surprised that the decor wasn't that dated. The store on site is a savio ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 21 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At Yosemite View Lodge you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Yosemite National Park and 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and an indoor swimming pool.

All 336 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. Hair dryers and free toiletries are also available.

The restaurant, The River Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the lazy river and spa tub. Other 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 20-minute drive of this El Portal hotel include Yosemite Valley and Tunnel View.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$172* Per night/room 2 Nov. - 3 Nov.

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 4 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 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Yosemite View Lodge

Everyone (4) Couples (3)
4 out of 5
Get a river view room and you will not be disappointed. I was also pleasantly surprised that the decor wasn't that dated. The store on site is a saviour as the food at the nearby (and only option) riverside restaurant was not good...

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2020

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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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Property Features

Yosemite View Lodge offers its guests 3 outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at Yosemite View Lodge. Self parking is free. This El Portal hotel is smoke free.

  • 336 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport (FAT) (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 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily.

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

Parkside Pizza - This diner serves lunch only.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • 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.

Pet Policy

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

Policies

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 may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Administrative fee: USD 3.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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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  • Yosemite View El Portal
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