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Yosemite View Lodge

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8.4

Good (3,098 ratings)

El Portal, United States - 

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630 m Yosemite National Park

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1.12 km El Portal Market

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2.5 km Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance

Hotel Overview

Yosemite View Lodge, located in El Portal, is a popular accommodation choice for visitors exploring Yosemite National Park. It often receives mixed reviews from guests, with various aspects praised and criticized. Below are lists of commonly mentioned good and bad points based on user experiences.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Fitness

Nature

  1. Proximity to Yosemite: The lodge's location near the park entrance makes it a convenient base for exploring Yosemite.
  2. River Views: Many rooms offer beautiful views of the adjacent river, providing a peaceful and scenic environment.
  3. Spacious Rooms: Guests often appreciate the spaciousness of the rooms, allowing for comfortable stays.
  4. Indoor and Outdoor Pools: The availability of both indoor and outdoor pools is a highlight for guests looking to relax after a day of hiking.
  5. Room Amenities: The inclusion of kitchenettes in some rooms is appreciated for the convenience it offers.
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Area for improvement

Wi-Fi

Air Conditioning

Entertainment

  1. Outdated Decor: A common critique is the hotel's outdated decor, with many feeling it needs an upgrade.
  2. High Prices: Guests often mention that the lodge, particularly its dining options, can be pricey.
  3. Wi-Fi Quality: The quality of the Wi-Fi service is frequently cited as inadequate for guests' needs.
  4. Maintenance Issues: Some visitors have encountered maintenance problems in their rooms, such as issues with the air conditioning or plumbing.
  5. Limited Dining Options: The lack of variety in dining choices within the lodge is a point of dissatisfaction for some.

Amenities

Kitchen

Microwave

Game room

Grocery/Convenience store

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Hot Tub

Pool

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Total 3,098 Reviews

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8.4

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3,098 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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Nature

Breakfast

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Transit

Wellness

Bar

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Gym

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Amenities was mentioned 778 times

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Reviews based on Amenities

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Laurie Walls7 months ago
5/5Google icon

We loved our stay at the Yosemite View Lodge! We were there for four nights total and had a wonderful experience. We needed an accessible room and loved everything about it. Our room had a lovely patio overlooking the river, and it was beautiful. The location is perfect, so close to Yosemite! The on-site amenities were good with lots of things to do (the game room had seen better days but it was still fun). It was nice to have a grocery market of necessities on-site to grab in a pinch. The on-site gift shop was cute too. We weren't overly thrilled with the restaurant on-site, as we felt it was limited in its offerings and expensive ($22 per person for a buffet breakfast), but given the remote location, it was to be expected. We LOVED the pizza on-site. We can't wait to return to the Lodge on a future trip! #YVL

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Katie Jackson6 months ago
4/5Google icon

The location is great being the closest place right outside of Yosemite! I love the outdoor patio and balconies overlooking the Merced River I watched cranes fishing every day and saw a bear far down the river one day. The service and location are 5 starts the rooms aren’t 5 star but they aren’t bad! Everything we needed was there and we loved the restaurant food and the breakfast buffet convenience. The giftshop/ small grocery store on site is nice too! They have a gym which I used and got the place to myself. They have nice outdoor spaces with fire pits as well as multiple pools.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 336

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Number of floors 4

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Number of buildings/towers 6

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What's nearby

Yosemite National Park

630 m

El Portal Market

1.12 km

Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance

2.5 km

Tunnel View

9 km

Badger Pass Ski Area

20 km

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Airports Nearby

Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport (FAT)

67 km

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Restaurants

The River Restaurant & Lounge

280 m

Parkside Pizza

210 m

Canyon Bar & Grill

4 km

Cedar House Restaurant

4 km

Little Bear Pizza

3 km

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House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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