Yosemite National Park Hotels

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.

The Ahwahnee

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East of Yosemite Village
Yosemite Valley

Finest hotel inside the park...
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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

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1122 Highway 41

Luxury Resort Just Outside Yosemite...
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Wawona Hotel

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8308 Wawona Rd.
Wawona Rd., Wawona

Old-fashioned charm and hospitality...
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Bass Lake Lodge

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On beautiful Bass Lake...
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Yosemite Lodge

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9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr

Comfortable lodge near Yosemite Falls...
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Tuolumne Meadows Lodge

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Hwy 120
Tioga Rd., Tuolumne Meadows

Rustic tent cabins in the subalpine...
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Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park

18767 Main Street

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Curry Village

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9010 Curry Village Dr

A Room For Every Budget...
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Crane Flat Campground

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Big Oak Flat and Tioga Rds

Close to the valley and high country...
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Tuolumne Meadows Campground

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 577

Easy access to hiking and fishing...
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Ostrander Lake Ski Hut

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Glacier Point Road
North side of lake

Backcountry dormitory for skiers...
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Housekeeping Camp

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9004 Southside Drive
Yosemite Valley

Canvas cabins on the Merced River...
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Glacier Point Ski Hut

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Far end of Glacier Point Road

A 10-mile XC ski on groomed trail to a jaw-dropping view...
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Tamarack Flat Campground

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 577

Picnic tables and fire pits...
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North Pines Campground

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East Yosemite Valley
Yosemite National Park

On the Merced River...
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White Wolf Lodge

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Hwy 120
30 miles east of valley

High-country cabins...
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Yosemite Bug Lodge & Hostel

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6979 Hwy 140

Hostel & Lodge in Midpines...
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Poppy Hill Bed and Breakfast

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5218 Crystal Aire Dr

Country home charm...
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Mariposa Hotel-Inn

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5029 Hwy 49

Stay in a historic inn...
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Yosemite Pine Arbor Retreat

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7229 Yosemite Park Way
Yosemite National Park

Your own home next to the park...
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