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  Average price (weeknight): C$ 482
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Yosemite Lodging at Big Creek Inn B&B - Fish Camp - Building
1
9.5 Excellent (135 reviews)
C$ 300+
Overview Reviews
Surrounded by lush trees, this Fish Camp B&B is 2 km from the Yosemite National Park South Entrance. Free Wi-Fi, a balcony with mountain views and an en suite bathroom is provided in rooms. Two rooms feature a fireplace and all rooms provide free toiletries and fresh towels. This Yosemite Lodging B&B is situated at 5,000 feet elevation. A free breakfast buffet and a courtesy refrigerator of snacks and beverages are offered to all guests. Table tennis is onsite during the summer months. Fish Camp General Store is 400 metres away. WorldMark Bass Lake is 20 minutes’ drive away from Yosemite Lodging at Big Creek Inn B&B.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Pamela is a perfect host and everything is perfectly organized. Romantic location in front of the Yosemite NP gate.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast. Nice rooms.
Cons: No mirror light in the bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice break feast. Close to park entrance. Nice surroundings with birds to feed. The host was able to provide excellent information on walks etc to do within the park which made our stay even more enjoyable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view out of our windows was very relaxing. The bathroom was beautiful and very large. The owner was very helpful on cites to see and trails to take. The breakfast was good and plentiful. Many extras available for the visitor. Indy (the dog) was cute and very friendly, too.
Cons: Not a lot of room to put 2 large suitcases.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pamela was an excellent host providing us with superb insights into Yosemite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable B & B. Breakfast was nice with fresh fruit available. Located 2 miles from park entrance. Pamela was an excellent host, with plenty of useful suggestions for hikes.
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and comfy. Pamela was very accommodating and helpful in planning our time in the park. Breakfast was delicious each morning! Very thoughtful amenities such as shoe dryers in the room and treats in the common area. Would definitely stay again.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful room and setting with stream by the house. Great breakfast which we had packed for us for 2 out of the three mornings we were there due to wanting an early start in Yosemite. Very clean, excellent bed, shower etc. We were very well looked after and everything was as expected.
Cons: My only negative is that this place is a good 45 min drive into Yosemite Valley.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location, lovely host, great room and view, excellent breakfast just perfect!!
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The host was very friendly and informative on what to do in the area. The room was comfortable and well appointed and the breakfasts excellent. Good location close to the entrance to Yosemite park.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: homemade breakfast was awesome. better than 3 star hotel breakfast. i believe i had made a great decision to stay this place cus I couldnt see any better place while I was driving the area. The Inn was located very close to the south entrance means you dont need to drive extra 25 to 30 miles. The room was very clean and quiet. I hope other people also enjoy their stay at this place. It is my first writing review after the trip.
Cons: nothing.
Tin Lizzie Inn - Fish Camp - Outdoors view
2
9.4 Excellent (62 reviews)
C$ 602+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tin Lizzie Inn in Fish Camp, you'll be steps from Sierra National Forest and a 5-minute drive from Yosemite South Entrance. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. We were given a warm welcome by Ramona and Gary, caretakers of this beautiful home away from home. Their attention to detail was excellent. The large master and en-suite were fantastic, as was the breakfast and atmosphere. The ride in the model A ford was fun.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Tom and Daphnie were terrific hosts. The rides in the Model A Ford were great fun as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The property was picturesque and very clean with a lovely balcony to sit out on. Breakfast was very welcome and staff were willing to cook alternative food when required. Breakfast treats such as cakes were offered in a take-away bag for the day ahead. The treats of cookies and pastries were delicious on the evenings
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Completely comfortable, incredible attention to detail, warm and friendly hosts. Our stay was awesome!
Cons: Not one thing. Everything was super.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful House close to the Yosemite Nationalpark. The Housekeeper are two wonderful Persons. Our Son 1,5 Year find his Grandmother for 2 Days
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great location, just outside Yosemite south entrance. Beautifully decorated yet comfortable. Soft towels and robes. Every night when you return they had a homemade treat in your room. Breakfast several courses and delicious .
Cons: Everything was great
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Small Inn that took great care of us!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts Dave and Sheran two of the nicest people you could meet. Very kind, caring and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the feeling of being pampered guests in someone’s home. The innkeepers, Darci and Tom, couldn’t have been more hospitable. The hot breakfasts were delicious, as were the surprise home baked cookies placed in our room in the afternoon. We also loved the two-level cottage—clean and warmly decorated. 5+stars!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely friendly. The location is ideal to staying close to the South entrance of Yosemeti National Park.
Cons: The "cottage" I stayed in was on two levels. Bed and bathroom were upstairs Small couch and small table was downstairs. The staircase was beautiful wood and could' be slippery. I was very careful going up and down the stairs.
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite - Fish Camp - Bedroom
3
8.6 Excellent (3,474 reviews)
C$ 393+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, you'll be in the mountains, just steps from Sierra National Forest and a 4-minute drive from Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Fish Camp? This resort has facilities measuring 15000 square feet (1394 square meters), including conference space. Free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Had three rooms for three nights. One room was a different rate. Hotel could not honor rate for all three rooms
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Amenities and location
Cons: When I needed anything from front desk or house keeping then took forever or forgot to deliver it. Rooms muggy
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location
Cons: The cost of everything was crazy high and for what you get is really quite disappointing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Location, right at the south entrance of the national park
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location a few minutes outside the park entrance. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking spots. The whole hotel was cozy with great facilities.
Cons: Housekeeping forgot to clean our room, so we had to remind them in the evening. The room layout was not optimal with a combined pentry/sink and basin/mirror in the room, and a separate bathroom.
7.0 Good
Pros: The cabin was lovely and staff very helpful.
Cons: You couldn’t park near the cabin so getting luggage in was very hard work, you don’t feel like your part of the resort as you have to get shuttle transfer to the restaurants and activities, this needs to be made clear when booking.
5.5 Okay
Pros: The breakfast buffet was pretty good.
Cons: Took over four hours to get checked in, rooms were a mile away from front desk, the lodge kept having power issues, towel shortage at the pool, for the cost I felt that everything should be top notch with little or no problems. Seemed like the under staffed for as busy as they were.
5.5 Okay
Pros: Lovely location - not that we saw it from our room - looking at the air conditioning units extremely disappointed
Cons: Came all the way from Australia to only have a view of the air conditioning unit - noisey room at the start is the corridor
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone was so helpful!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Staff exceptional, pools excellent and always a great atmosphere around. Really enjoyed our stay.
Cons: About an hours drove to yosemite valley from the hotel
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Facilities are excellent and friendly, knowledgeable staff
Cons: Food menu was limited .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The entire staff was very pleasant and helpful. I had casually mentioned to the girl at the front desk that we were staying for our anniversary, and we returned from dinner, there was champagne, strawberries, and a very nice card! Great service!
Cons: Nothing
Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal - Outdoors view
4
8.0 Excellent (6,879 reviews)
C$ 322+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal, you'll be on a river and within a 5-minute drive of Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.8 Good
Pros: The location near the park was great. Restaurants on site were convenient.
Cons: Rooms were a little dated, needed some cosmetic maintenance. Higher rate for a mid rate room.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to Yosemite
Cons: We requested a room with a view of the river or mountains. We got neither!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfect, right on the edge of the park. The hotel is much bigger than I expected, and the rooms are huge. We didn't use the restaurant but the pizza place was great. I don't think there's anything else nearby so it got quite busy but the wait was fine. The shop sells lots of food and our rooms had a little kitchen so it's easy to self cater, which we did for breakfast. We used a couple of the pools and they were very clean.
Cons: There's no phone signal and they charge $10 a day for wifi - that covers 2 devices only, and it still wasn't great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is great
Cons: Gas price at 1 gas station outside park was highway robbery--no place else. This was NOT connected to motel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beds super comfy Staff friendly Breakfast delicious
Cons: Indoor pool not very clean
7.5 Good
Pros: Hotel was good. Perhaps a bit dated. But clean and comfy beds
Cons: $10 for WiFi? It’s 2019!!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location was excellent for getting in to Yosemite. The room had more facilities than we were expecting and was comfortable. We had a good sized outdoor area looking on to the river.
Cons: A little more space in the kitchen area would be great but we were surprised so much had already been squeezed in!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting. Lovely staff. 10 minutes from Yosemite!
8.8 Excellent
Cons: Older facility that has been kept clean and the staff is very nice. Decent grocery store and gift shop. There is no cell service there and they charge for Wi-Fi.
7.0 Good
Pros: The swimming pool was nice and clean and enjoyable to in .
Cons: Eating pizza outside next to the three lights had cobwebs all over them...
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was awesome room was good size
Cons: Bathroom super dated food was limited and expensive. But understandable considering location
7.5 Good
Pros: Great location for Yosemite.
Cons: Lack of food choices from onsite shop and too pricey.
White Chief Mountain Lodge - Fish Camp - Building
5
7.9 Good (1,390 reviews)
C$ 151+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at White Chief Mountain Lodge in Fish Camp, you'll be in a national park, steps from Sierra National Forest and a 4-minute drive from Yosemite South Entrance. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location (10 mins to Yosemite National Park gate), helpful staff - the lady gave us very nice tips about yosemite and how to plan the day, the rooms were absolutely cute - we felt like in a cottage, breakfast included, parking available includes in the price, fridge in the room
Cons: Prepare for mosquitos - the lodge is in the forest (but wasnt an issue at all), it wasnt a 5 star hotel but its great for a few days in Yosemite if you dont want to camp in the the park
6.8 Good
Pros: Great location but in need of renovations. Cabin had musty smell. There was a sign for rest. But later found out it closed but no one bothered to take down sign. Great location to Yosemite but 290$ was very high for what we got.
Cons: Location was great. Mattresses were comfortable. Front staff person was nice and helpful.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff was attentive and friendly! GREAT LOCATION!
7.0 Good
Cons: The breakfast is poor. Plastic chairs.
5.5 Okay
Pros: Room was clean
Cons: Way too over priced
6.3 Good
Pros: loction close to Yosemite, you can park there, breakfast area, breakfast is included in the rate...
Cons: rooms are a bit old, at the reception most of the time there is noone...air conditioning was not working...
5.8 Okay
Pros: Location & had a cot for baby
Cons: Outdated & very basic
6.3 Good
Pros: Location next to park entrance
Cons: Facilities are quite basic. You can’t use them between 11 and 16hs. That’s the “cleaning” period. Considering the cost per night losing the room 5hs is ridiculous. Most places nearby have same limitations though. Breakfast was couple hundred meters from cottage, particularly in winter it’d not be very convenient.
7.0 Good
Pros: Peaceful forest surroundings. Clean bathroom. Picnic tables outside
Cons: You don’t expect much from a motel near Yosemite where there’s continual one night tourism. Linens could do with an upgrade
6.0 Good
Pros: Prime location, lower cost compared to adjacent motels, reservation was refundable if cancelled (primary). Free breakfast, fridge and microwave in room (secondary).
Cons: Tiny dark room, no chair or table, beds too short.
7.0 Good
Pros: It is a cosy place
Cons: very much outdates
6.3 Good
Pros: The room turned out to be a cabin and the extra space was appreciated. The bathroom was well-stocked with nice towels; the refrigerator worked pretty well. The grounds were nice, with lovely wildflowers and those massive trees!
Cons: Checking in was long & tedious; I don't know what the problems was, but there was 1 couple ahead of us & the receptionist chatted with them at length, while we waited in a cramped corridor. When our turn came, we had to produce both drivers' licenses, since I made the reservation, but my friend was paying. This simple situation took an unreasonable amount of time to settle. Also, maybe a slow printer/copier?
Narrow Gauge Inn - Fish Camp - Shop
6
7.9 Good (1,295 reviews)
C$ 257+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Narrow Gauge Inn in Fish Camp, you'll be in the mountains, a 1-minute drive from Sierra National Forest and 6 minutes from Yosemite South Entrance. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: The Narrow Gauge Inn appears to be a lodge from a long-ago time. As a result, it also has an unkempt appearance. The buildings are not well maintained. Our room was not clean at all. The furniture was stained, the mattress lumpy, the lighting was poor, and the wifi was non-existent. The bathroom was awful. The shower door was flimsy and hard to open. There was no way we were going to use the glasses or coffee cups because they were all either dirty or dusty. The outdoor deck off the room had not been cleaned so the furniture was dusty. We were charged $9.99 for breakfast so for $20. we had access to scrambled eggs that had hair in it, orange juice not made from oranges, potatoes that tasted like leftovers and burned sausage. We skipped having breakfast on our second morning and just made sure our bill was paid, and we left never to return. This place should not have a triple AAA sign, indicating that it is an approved AAA facility. The only plus for the Narrow Gauge is the location 4 miles south of Yosemite.
Cons: Everything.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: brearkfast is not special should be included. Dinner was very very good. Staff very helpful and friendly. The place is little pricey but one of a kind place to stay in nature setting.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The views, private entrance, parking close to room and balcony.
Cons: The walls were a bit thin, we heard our neighbors talking very loudly for an hour on a Saturday night and could not sleep. Also wish there was a WiFi extender so WiFi could be used in rooms since there was no cell service. Not a big deal but would like.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location; bed comfort; value price.
Cons: Poor WiFi, only marginally better in the lobby; hot breakfast cost extra and ran out of key offerings only midway through the morning. This is a 2.5 star hotel, not 3.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The surrounding enviroment is quiet and beautiful. You will be hugged by fresh oxygen here. And it is the one of the closest place outside the south gateway of the park
7.5 Good
Pros: Location is ok. Just an hour to drive to the Yosemite National Park. Property is old and nice inside. There is a very good restaurant in the property.
Cons: The jacuzzi is closed. There is a swimming pool but can’t swim outside because of a lot of mosquitoes. Breakfast is very simple but cost $10.
6.8 Good
Pros: Loved the brook down the side of the property. Loved location and it's next door neighbor steam train. We loved the more quaint lodging with character rather than a large chain-type hotel.
Cons: Our room's AC was broken (we should have suspected something when we saw two fans when we walked in our room). We said something the next morning and they said they'd check on it but no one came and the next morning as we were checking out I mentioned again no AC and the front desk attendant said there was nothing in the books for maintenance
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, great location. Restaurant on-site surprisingly awesome.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Very helpful. Room was a little small But our room was along the creek out side our rooms Was very lovely! To sit out side and enjoy!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was very good! Full American with really friendly staff, who took the time to explain things, give good tips about the places around and have a good chat about our lives :)
Cons: Restaurant was closed in the evening.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The property was well kept and peaceful.
Cons: A little pricey. I feel like the breakfast should’ve been included for the price.
5.5 Okay
Pros: location was good
Cons: rooms was on shabby side for the money. $20 for bk that I get for free at a holiday inn.... 3 stars at best
Red Bud Lodge - El Portal
7
8.8 Excellent (4 reviews)
C$ 253+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Red Bud Lodge in El Portal, you'll be 15 minutes by car from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good, quiet, clean kitchenette room. no onsite office but office, restaurant, pool available at cedar lodge,, 2 miles away.
Cedar Lodge - El Portal - Building
8
7.4 Good (5,037 reviews)
C$ 265+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cedar Lodge in El Portal, you'll be 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance and 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from Yosemite Valley. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in El Portal? This hotel has facilities measuring 900 square feet (84 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The pool came as nice surprise. Breakfast was great.
Cons: The dinner could be better
5.5 Okay
Pros: Location to Yosemite National Park is good
Cons: The room could have been cleaner, especially the carpets. Couldn’t find a working ice maker. Some members of our party didn’t like the beds. The temperature of the water in the shower spontaneously varied.
9.7 Excellent
Cons: Good, clean, safe place to stay while visiting Yosemite.
6.8 Good
Pros: Conveniently located. Good facilities and nice room but the staircases and balconies are not well maintained.
Cons: Impossible to use the WiFi! So very bad value for me. Would otherwise be a nice place to stay for a few days if the price were not so high. The very expensive hotels in the NP have better wifi at no cost.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We showed up late at night and had two rooms reserved. One rooms lock was broken and when a simple fix wasn’t able to be reached they moved us into the two story suite. If you have a big family just call and book room 516 as it will be well worth it after some long days in Yosemite. The place was perfect and more than meet our needs.
Cons: Nothing. The staff made the stay awesome with the upgrade to room 516.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Close to Yosemite. Had indoor and outdoor pool and a jacuzzi. Restaurant on property.
Cons: Check in staff was not friendly. It was late though.
6.8 Good
Pros: Good location near the park, very atmospheric place. Very quiet. Free parking.
Cons: Price. Breakfast is not included. They charged extra $10 after check out and I don't know why. We didn't broke anything and were staying only for 1 night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a good rate and location for a two star hotel. Would stay there again for my next visit.
Cons: The fridge temperature is not cold. There were no milk to accompanied with coffee and tea; and there was no bathmat in the bathroom. Prefer to have paper-cups than polystyrene cups for the hot drinks which did melted through my coffee cup.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice location close to Yosemite N.P. entrance. The Staff was very nice and helpful. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I would stay there again.
Cons: The Wifi !
5.5 Okay
Pros: Swilming pool
Cons: Noise of the cooler
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed having kitchen facilities within the room. The location was great for visiting Yosemite National Park. The outside areas offered places to sit out in the evening and were lit up with fairy lights.
Cons: WiFi was an extra charge.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Although at the furthest end of El Portal, still not a bad drive into Yosemite.
Cons: Room smelled of smoke which resonated in all of my clothes. The "do not disturb" door hanger apparently means nothing, each day someone entered my room for some reason and changed something (e.g. AC settings or curtains). Nickel and dimed for EVERYTHING!