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It's not very sound-proof. Every sound from the rooms around me (top and sides) was heard, making it hard to sleep or relax while in the room. Every morning I was woken up by screaming children at 6am or kept awake by loud, booming voices at night.
Incredible location so close to Yosemite Falls and we could see half dome from our back deck! The room was rustic, which was perfect for the location, and very clean. A little pricey, but so worth the location!
Amazing location, really nice facilities, very cute and quaint Nothing, was perfect.
Our room had been recently updated, and was very comfortable. Decor was nice. Food was nearby. Walking in the park was very convenient. Good location. The staff at the front desk was for the most part very helpful. But not always!
rough camping includes lots of dirt, dirty beds, open tents with only 2 strings to close it but animals still get into your tent (like racoons!!!!) I guess it depends what you're into and how much you have to rough it. The raccoons getting into our tent throughout the night made it hard to enjoy. The rest of the camp is nice. Again, depends on how much you want to rough it.. as a mom, it's hard to overlook the super dirty beds that we had to scrub off before putting our sleeping bags and the tables, etc. Fearing the hantavirus was another thing to worry about as well..
Few of the modern conveniences of standard hotels, none of the quiet expected of camping. The tents have many holes for mosquitoes to get in. The door appeared to be a heavy duty shower curtain. The deck area is nice. There were a lot of people camping here and we were near the top of the hill, so we were inundated with smoke. It was hard to breathe at night time. The showers here were public, so be prepared to wait in a long line, even for the men's showers. If you can get one of the tents near the river, it would probably be a lot nicer. The location was good and it was easy to hop on a bus to get around the valley.
This is beds on a dirty concrete patio with a partial curtain in front of them. You are given a dirty locker where you must store anything with a scent to it. I didn't even feel comfortable changing clothes because of the lack of a proper curtain. The community ladies bathrooms were not cleaned on a regular basis and the sanitary trash was overflowing for days. Almost impossible to get to the top bunk. The provided 'ladder' was not very usable. Pesky squirrels are everywhere including in your dwelling.
Glad I had a chance to stay back here in October 2010, but not sure if I would do it again. Next time I would like to stay in a yurt or regular cabin. Being that you are not really inside a room, the floor is very dirty and you are subject to the cold which was not comfortable for me. But I did enjoy Yosemite. I would only recommend staying here if you are really into camping. Guess I'm not.
We loved staying at Housekeeping! We found that we were able to experience all of Yosemite and feel as if we were camping without actually camping. The sites are large enough to store all the gear that you may use (bikes, inflatable boat, cooking gear, etc). Bedding is provided if needed, or you can use your own sleeping bags. There are plenty of bathrooms that are nearby and showers are all within walking distance. General Store is also within walking distance. From Housekeeping you can walk or bike to most point of interests. I would recommend staying at Housekeeping if you want to experience camping without having to setup tents.
My friends and I were happy to be in Yosemite, but I don't think I would ever stay in the Housekeeping Camp again. I would much rather be in a cabin with four walls. Or at least an enclosed tent. It was very cold and the beds were awful. I'm glad I had the experience to stay there but next time I will look for a yurt or cabin. Also it really isn't very private. It is like staying in a 'duplex' with your neighbors just on the other side of a wall that has no ceiling. You can hear everything. So I would prefer more privacy. Also on the bunk beds be sure to bring your own ladder because unless you are a pole vaulter and very athletic you won't be getting up on the top bunk. Or unless you have a very strong person with you like one of my roommates who happened to find an enormous rock to step up on and get into bed.
The tents are very basic, but a step up from camping with mattresses plus electricity and lights. Great location in Yosemite Valley and beautiful views of the park.
We were originally given a room that already had someone in it.
Pretty locations and easy access to Yosemite. Rooms are well appointed to make food. Liked large sitting room outside bedroom. Carpet could use cleaning.
Great location right outside the park. Rooms are clean and enjoyed having the kitchenette during our stay. The restaurant is also surprisingly decent and convenient. Biggest downside is the Internet situation. Internet is not included but can be purchased for $9.99 for a 24 hour period. Fine, we paid but only to realize only one device at a time was allowed to connect and you have to go through a process to disconnect one and than connect another. Super lame.
river view room was great needs a little sprucing up-ice machines inoperative-general room conditions could stand some improvements
Location Very old sheets, old Capet old everything
Great location. Rooms have a small fridge with freezer, two burner stove, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and some pots and pans. Large rooms and large balcony. We had a "mountain view" which was cheaper and looked towards the river, but with a parking lot and pool in between, but still lots of mountain to be seen! Heat pump fan could not be set to stay on all the time so it woke us up over and over again throughout the night. Room became far too warm to sleep if we turned it off. Carpets, walls, bathroom grout, etc. need scrubbing, but counters, sheets etc seemed clean.
It is a beautiful setting. Our sliding doors opened up to the river. The pizza restauraunt was good. The breakfast buffet at the other restaurant was ok. We did not try more on the menu. The place was in bad repair. One of the electric burners in the kitchenette didn't heat, and when I moved the pan, it sent out sparks. The people above us overflowed their tub. When I called to report the water coming through our bathroom ceiling, the said they knew about it, and were dealing with it. They never came by or called back to check the status of our room. I found a clothing article from a previous guest on the floor, making me wonder how thorougly they had cleaned. I found out that the washing of the dishes in the kitchenette was our responsibility, and that there was no professional sanitizing of the dishes between guests. This place looks like it was nice when it was first built, but now it is not properly cared for, and has sunk below the level of a motel 6 stay. The natural setting on the river is the only thing it has going for it.
The river, the coziness of the room with a fireplace and a little kitchenette.
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.
Location, next to the gate of Yosemite. Staff was friendly and helpful. Upon arrival the rooms were clean. Quality of maid service. Dishes were not clean. Did nothing much more than make beds and replace towels. Lock was loose and hard to open. They only provided one key because they were booked full and did not have enough key blanks.
I called to change my reservation from 2 nights to 1 and the person on the phone told me I had to cancel the whole reservation and re-reserve. When she went to re-reserve a room for the one night there were no rooms available. Odd because I just cancelled the resrvation. Too bad the system doesn't update quickly enough to show the available room. Too bad I did not get to stay there at all. Very bummed.
Located just outside Yosemite entrance. Clean and comfortable, if a bit dated.
Food at restaurant was so so
I like the fact that it was close to Yosemite National Park and that it was about a 15 minute drive there. I enjoyed the look of the whole place especially with all the bears around. I enjoyed all of the surroundings view. The food there was GREAT!!! From the buffet to the bar and grill. Fast service and well worth the costs. The staff was great and gave out great information and did not sugar coat anything. Very helpful when it came to information. My wife and I really enjoyed the picnic are across the street we really enjoyed the river and the picnic table there. Very romantic and very quiet area. I did not like the fact of paying for a king size room and getting a room with 2 queen beds and over the top of the banquet area where my wife and I had to hear the music and the actual party. They should have taken that in consideration when they gave us the room. i did like the fact of no cell phone signal let alone wifi that is as slow as dial up, but that has nothing to do with the lodge, that's just the location. I did not like that they did not have Coke to drink. A little more variety to drink would have been nice.
Great location close to Yosemite park entrance. Nicely located across from the river. Pleasant outdoor areas, including the area on the river. The restaurant was just 'okay'. Our delux room with 2 queen beds and a sofa had only one chair. We would have liked an option with one queen or king bed, a sofa , and a table with 2 chairs. We are a mature couple no children traveling with us. Also, the refrigerator was nice to have but very noisy. We ended up unplugging it.
Room was clean and confortable There was an extra charge for WiFi which was not disclosed until after you booked the reservation. The restaurant did not open for breakfast until 7:30 and lacked variety in the choices.
Had everything we needed in one place
$1.80 for a cup of crappy coffee in the lobby. Why not complimentary?
Cheap price compared to the other accommodation. Pretty close to Yosemite. Easy check in /check out . No phone reception . No wifi . The room is pretty old , but everything is working . The fans and the heaters are really loud . Even if your neighbors turn them on . But I would stay there again anyways .
Spacious and clean room No cellular service and wifi is not free after you pay $200 per night or more. After paying $10 for 24hrs wifi still it doesn't work well.
You could tell that the room was cleaned regularly, but everything (bed, chairs, shower, etc) was well traveled. Quiet location with close proximity to the valley. Onsite dining isn't great, but the convenience is nice.
The service at the front desk, store, bar, restaurant was all around excellent. Everyone was very friendly and super accommodating. The room was clean and quiet. Not too far from Yosemite Nat'l Park. We go to Yosemite every year and I'll definitely stay at Cedar Lodge again.
I liked the overall comfort of all amenities hotel offers. And how inexpensive the hotel costs. I did not like how staff did not inform me of restaurant hours and not very welcoming . Needs better staff attitude and more ways to inform public of their hotel amenities. Also there is no wifi and no cell phone coverage.
We always enjoy staying at the Wawona Hotel. It takes you back to a time when life was a little simpler. The hotel was built in 1876 and has a rustic charm to it. . It is a nice place to stay while exploring the rest of Yosemite Park. In the evening you can sit in the parlor and listen to Tom Bopp play the piano and tell stories while enjoying a drink or dessert.
Restaurant: not a good value for money. Food is okay but a bit too expensive for what it is (but for Yosemite I believe it's one of the best options)