Yosemite hotels, lodges, and cabins

Thomas J. Story
Find the Yosemite lodging right for you, from grand hotel to rustic cabin

Find the Yosemite lodging right for you. From grand hotel to simple motel, our list of Yosemite accommodations fits every style.

$ inexpensive under $100
$$ moderate $100-$175
$$$ expensive $175-$250
$$$$ splurge--$250 and up

All lodgings within Yosemite are handled by the park concessionaire, DNC. Reservations for all can be made by calling 801/559-5055 or visiting www.yosemitepark.com.

The Ahwahnee. This grand, 80-year-old hotel is by far the poshest (and most expensive) lodging in the park. 123 rooms. $$$$.

Curry Village. Rustic lodging in Yosemite Valley: simple motel rooms, cabins and tent cabins, some with bath, some without. 498 units; $.

Housekeeping Camp. In Yosemite Valley, one step up from camping: inexpensive concrete and canvas lodging; they supply beds but you supply the linens. 266 units. $$.

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. Simple cabins (no electricity) gathered around a central dining tent. Summer only. 69 cabins. $$.

White Wolf Lodge. Off Tioga Road, 4 cabins with bath, 24 tent cabins without. $.

Wawona Hotel. With its beautiful 19th-century decor, lack of TVs and phones, and perch above Wawona Meadow, it is a worthy alternative, and easier to book. It has small rooms, but a quiet, pretty setting. 104 rooms; $$-$$$.

Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Modern, motel-style lodge, conveniently located; its Mountain Room restaurant is good. 249 rooms. $$$$.



Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn. 122 rooms; $$. 800/545-5462. www.yosemitegatewayinn.com.

Chateau du Sureau. Ten extremely elegant rooms in an Austrian chateau recreated in the Sierra Nevada foothills; the adjoining restaurant, Erna’s Elderberry House, is among the best in California (See Where to eat). $$$$. www.elderberryhouse.com; 559/683-6800;

El Portal

Yosemite View Lodge. Large modern motel near the park’s west entrance. 336 units; $$-$$$. 209/379-2681.

Fish Camp

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite N.P. Attractive modern hotel near the park’s southern entrance. 244 units; $$$-$$$$. www.tenayalodge.com; 1-888/514-2167.


The Evergreen Lodge. Cluster of historic cabins now nicely restored; adjacent tavern and restaurant. 90 cabins; $-$$. www.evergreenlodge.com; 800/935-6343.

The Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park. On Groveland’s attractive Main Street, this historic hotel (portions date back to 1849) is nicely spruced up. Good restaurant (see dining). 17 rooms; $$. www.groveland.com; 800/273-3314.


Best Western Yosemite Way Station. 78 rooms; $$. www.yosemitebestwestern.com; 209/966-7545.

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