Yosemite National Park Hotels



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  • Groveland
  • Tuolomne Meadows
  • Yosemite Village
  • Being what it is, our definition of Yosemite's best hotels must be extended to include places where visitors can camp out. Most Yosemite visitors come into the park just for the day, but staying overnight is the best way to experience the rich delights of this stimulating landscape. Photography is best early and late in the day, wildlife is most active in early morning, crowds are thinnest before the day visitors arrive and after they leave. If you want to experience Yosemite instead of the highways leading to it, stay in the park.

    All park lodgings are managed by DNC (yosemitepark.com) under government regulation and they range from the deluxe Ahwahnee to the simple Housekeeping Camp. The Ahwahnee is a world-class grand park lodge, where royalty, celebrity and political leaders stay. Rooms are very hard to get and are expensive, but they're not large or modern. The setting is top-notch and the dining room is the epitome of rustic opulence. Curry Village has scores of tent cabins and Housekeeping is just a step above camping; both are popular with thousands of families who return year after year.

    More overnighters stay in park campgrounds than in hotels and this should be on your list for consideration of best places to stay in Yosemite. The scent of pine smoke, the bright stars overhead and the morning chorus of birdsong are pleasures unknown to those who stay in a motel. The NPS controls all the campgrounds and these are also hard to get, so plan ahead. Camping in Yosemite Valley is most popular, but there are small, isolated campgrounds at White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat and Tamarack Flat that have a quieter charm.

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    The Ahwahnee

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    East of Yosemite Village
    Yosemite Valley

    Finest hotel inside the park... read more

    Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

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    1122 Highway 41

    Luxury Resort Just Outside Yosemite... read more

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    Wawona Hotel

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    8308 Wawona Rd.
    Wawona Rd., Wawona

    Old-fashioned charm and hospitality... read more

    Bass Lake Lodge

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    On beautiful Bass Lake... read more

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    Yosemite Lodge

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    9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr

    Comfortable lodge near Yosemite Falls... read more

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    Tuolumne Meadows Lodge

    Hwy 120
    Tioga Rd., Tuolumne Meadows

    Rustic tent cabins in the subalpine... read more

    Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park

    18767 Main Street

    Curry Village

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    9010 Curry Village Dr

    A Room For Every Budget... read more

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    Crane Flat Campground

    Big Oak Flat and Tioga Rds

    Close to the valley and high country... read more

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    Tuolumne Meadows Campground

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 577

    Easy access to hiking and fishing... read more

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    Ostrander Lake Ski Hut

    Glacier Point Road
    North side of lake

    Backcountry dormitory for skiers... read more

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    Housekeeping Camp

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    9004 Southside Drive
    Yosemite Valley

    Canvas cabins on the Merced River... read more

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    Glacier Point Ski Hut

    Far end of Glacier Point Road

    A 10-mile XC ski on groomed trail to a jaw-dropping view... read more

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    Tamarack Flat Campground

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 577

    Picnic tables and fire pits... read more

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    North Pines Campground

    East Yosemite Valley
    Yosemite National Park

    On the Merced River... read more

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    White Wolf Lodge

    Hwy 120
    30 miles east of valley

    High-country cabins... read more

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    Yosemite Bug Lodge & Hostel

    6979 Hwy 140

    Hostel & Lodge in Midpines... read more

    Poppy Hill Bed and Breakfast

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    5218 Crystal Aire Dr

    Country home charm... read more

    Mariposa Hotel-Inn

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    5029 Hwy 49

    Stay in a historic inn... read more

    Yosemite Pine Arbor Retreat

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    7229 Yosemite Park Way
    Yosemite National Park

    Your own home next to the park... read more
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