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|"Location was great, fascillities great."||(in 311 reviews)|
|"Very nice room with great views."||(in 156 reviews)|
|"Staff was great very friendly"||(in 88 reviews)|
|"The restaurant is not good either."||(in 56 reviews)|
|"Hot tub not working either."||(in 13 reviews)|
|"Having to pay for WiFi."||(in 115 reviews)|
|great location||in 780 reviews|
|room on the river||in 622 reviews|
|good room||in 583 reviews|
|yosemite national park||in 556 reviews|
|river view||in 441 reviews|
|proximity to yosemite||in 376 reviews|
|right on the river||in 347 reviews|
|paid wifi||in 312 reviews|
|food in the restaurant||in 275 reviews|
|close to the park||in 271 reviews|
|staff was friendly||in 220 reviews|
|spacious room||in 136 reviews|
|short drive||in 80 reviews|
|merced||in 72 reviews|
|jacuzzi tub||in 71 reviews|
|indoor pool||in 34 reviews|
|bit dated||in 27 reviews|
|bed was comfortable||in 24 reviews|
|gift shop||in 20 reviews|
|grocery store||in 16 reviews|
|walking distance||in 2 reviews|
The surrounding views, short drive to Yosemite and kitchenette to prepare meals.
The Jets didn't work on the spa tub, but that was the least of our worries
Older facility that has been kept clean and the staff is very nice. Decent grocery store and gift shop. There is no cell service there and they charge for Wi-Fi.
Location is great
Gas price at 1 gas station outside park was highway robbery--no place else. This was NOT connected to motel.
Dreadful customer service at front desk on check in and thereafter. The staff appear to be a bunch of college students who are trying to get some summer money but don’t really feel they need to make the effort of extending customers the courtesy of being nice and friendly. Also - $10 for WiFi?? It’s 2019 and I can get free WiFi in Starbucks. There are swimming pools and jacuzzis - who needs these? I’d rather not have had access to unnecessary facilities like a jacuzzi and had free WiFi.
Beds were super comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the view from our hotel room was majestic.
Staff was a little rude. I can tell they had a busy night and we tried to stay out of their way and even then we felt their attitude was not the best.
Location, Location, Location
If you’re going to Yosemite, this place is on your short list for sure. Nice, spacious rooms, but hard beds.
Besides the hard beds, the staff did not make it clear that the $10 WiFi fee was for two devices only.
proximity to the park. kitchenette. river view.
dirty carpet. peeling wallpaper. odor in room. poor shower.
River view from my room
Paid $10 daily for WiFi
I liked the river view most and fire place.
Due to fire the hotel had no electricity or hot water I did not stay ,please
Considering the lack of lodging options both and out of Yosemite in the high tourist season, Yosemite View Lodge fit the bill. We had a Riverview room and the river was indeed spectacular. The room was clean, beds were comfortable,the kitchenette well stocked, and the hotel is as close to Yosemite as you can get without being in the park. (It wasn't the hotel's fault of course, but the June landslide on Highway 140 did force us to take a two-hour detour through the park to get back one day, so that was unfortunate).
We were there for a family reunion and would have liked to have had our rooms closer together. We also didn't find a convenient place to gather our troops for our potluck dinner, but resolved that by commandeering a couple of tables at poolside one evening and it worked out just fine.
Yosemite View Hotel
The river, the coziness of the room with a fireplace and a little kitchenette.
The Yosemite View Lodge is a 366-room, three-star lodge conveniently located only two miles from Yosemite National Park’s entrance. It overlooks the Merced River that flows through the southern part of Yosemite Park. The lodge offers guests a modern and luxurious stay and is ideal for those not interested in camping but want quick access to the park.
All guest rooms have free Wi-Fi access, Cable tv, coffee and tea makers, fully stocked kitchenettes, and furnished balconies with river views. Onsite amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, five spa tubs with river views, an ATM, tour and ticket assistance, laundry facilities, free parking on property and a multilingual staff available 24 hours per day.
The Yosemite View Lodge houses three restaurants for guests. The River Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily, the Snack Bar provides quick snacks, and Parkside Pizza offers pizza, salads, and sandwiches. There is also a small grocery store on site, a picnic area for the guests, a gift shop and a game room for the kids.
The 24-hour concierge service can assist in planning your days with trips to nearby attractions including the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Historical Railroad, Mirror Lake, Mariposa Towns historical district, Wawona Golf Course, Yosemite Village and Amphitheatre, the Yosemite Zip Line, and multiple waterfalls. A variety of outdoor adventures await nature lovers as well including hiking, biking, birdwatching, fishing, horseback riding and rock climbing.
With its many amenities, on-site restaurants, and central location to nearby activities, the Yosemite View Lodge has something for everyone.
based on 4,438 reviews
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To make travel easy and convenient around the Yosemite area, YATS public bus system services many of the local hotels and resorts. It picks up frequently just outside of the Yosemite View Lodge. The bus runs on a regular schedule daily and costs just $5 one way to Yosemite National Park. You can also catch the bus to other tourist destinations such as Tuolumne Meadows, Fresno, and Mammoth Lakes. If you choose to drive to the park, you can still catch a shuttle to take you around the park. Free to guests of the park, it stops at the falls, hiking trails, gift shop, and restaurant.
The hotel has several rooms in which you can host your meeting. This includes a couple of conference rooms and a banquet center. A patio and the outdoor river walk are also available for outdoor events such as weddings or family reunions. The hotel’s event planner can set up your space with a PA system, podium, tables, and chairs. Catering services are also available if needed.
Honeymooners or guests celebrating an anniversary can book the romantic package with their stay at Yosemite View Lodge. This package includes rental of a hotel room with a spa tub, fireplace and river views. Complimentary breakfast is also included with your stay.
Located in a preserved wilderness area on Merced River, during your visit you’ll enjoy spectacular views of nature. Have a family meal outside on one of its picnic tables to get an up-close look at nature. There are also a couple of tables by the pool. If you want to enjoy views of the river even more, consider booking a room with a private balcony and river view.
To cool off, you can actually take a swim in Merced River. Boating, hiking, and white-water rafting are also popular activities for tourists. If you enjoy fishing, you’ll find salmon, bass, carp and other species of fish in this area. You might also want to take a nature walk around the river to get a look at birds such as doves, blackbirds, and finches.
California makes a variety of delicious wines. Therefore, you’ll find several wineries within an hour of Yosemite View Lodge. Butterfly Creek Winery is about a 45-minute drive. Stop here to take a tour of the winery and learn all about winemaking. There is also a wine tasting room where you can relax while sampling an array of wines. Other wineries close by include Papillon Cellars and Casto Oaks Fine Wine & Art about 40m away. Throughout the year, Yosemite National Park also hosts several wine tasting events. (Prices checked 14/05/19).
Yosemite View Lodge is located at , 1.1 miles from the center of El Portal. Hetch Hetchy 6 is the closest landmark to Yosemite View Lodge.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Yosemite View Lodge.
No, Yosemite View Lodge does not offer free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Yosemite View Lodge offers free parking.
No, Yosemite View Lodge does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Yosemite View Lodge is 49.3 miles from Merced Municipal. Yosemite View Lodge is 50.7 miles from Mammoth Lakes.
Yes, Yosemite View Lodge is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, Yosemite View Lodge has a pool onsite.