We were hugely disappointed that Yosemite ended up closing prior to our arrival and the bright spot out of all of this was how nice the cottages were to hang out at Tenaya. Nice place!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good view. 8 miles into town."
Need more wait staff. Dinner staff looking at each other trying to decide who had which table.Breakfast buffet not worth the money. Had to change rooms as the first one had full bed and phone did not work. I would return, but the $$ for this hotel is on the high side compared to other hotels we stayed at on this trip.Genuine Expedia guest review
The service was excellent from everyone at the lodge and the food was superb.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great lodge in the wilderness"
Loved this hotel. Reminiscent of the Wilderness lodge at Disney but doesn't make you want to stay inside quite as much. It was just the right balance of accomedations. Both luxurious and woodsy.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel staff was excellent. They were so friendly and helpful. I stayed in a cottage room which was very dark and isolated from the main hotel. The food was mediocre and overpriced for the quality.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice mountain resort with some minor annoyances"
Really nice lodge. Beautifully kept grounds, clean rooms, restaurant food was good but highly overpriced. Issues: lumpy beds, automatic light in the bathroom vanity area shut off every 5 seconds if you didn't move, water pressure in the shower was almost nil, thin walls between rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel, beautiful location"
Lovely hotel, pretty grounds, comfortable with good facilities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed our stay."
Felt like we got extra pampered because it was off season. September is a great time of the year to go to Yosemite and the Tenaya Resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful lodge near Yosemite's South entrance."
Tenaya Lodge is a beautiful and modern, mid size lodge that is well maintained and has 3 on-site dining venues plus a small deli and gift shop. Dining ranges from $$-$$$ in the restaurants but the food we had was very good. Our standard king room was clean, comfortable bed, and upscale linens and towels. Outdoor pool area is lovely & great for kids. […] Inside pool area is geared more for adults. If you are planning to see Yosemite by car, this is the place to stay. There is plenty of parking in the park, as well as tours and a bus shuttle. However, if you want to wake up inside the park, you will need to explore the other options. However, from what I could see, nothing in the park looks as comfortable as Tenaya Lodge Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Most important, location to Yosemite was excellent. Very nice room, clean and comfortable (bed). Restaurant choices were more than adequate and the service was very good. The staff was particularly helpful, especially in locating and shipping a camera that we had mis-placed. We would definitely chose to stay at this Lodge again in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great venue to see Yosemite Park"
We enjoyed most of the offered excursions....they were great. We were not impressedwith the food is the only disappointmentGenuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel and service!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved our stay"
We had a very enjoyable stay at the lodge it was outstanding. The rooms were nice( service was impeccable. Nice pools and hot tubs were plentiful and clean. Staff was great, concierge was extremely helpful and nice. We ate at all 3 restaurants. All were great!! Embers was special and food was incredible. We will definitely return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near to south gate of Yosemite"
Good service and nice restaurants. Very nice to family vacation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family Get Awawy"
Had a great time. Enjoyed the hotel and nearby Yosemite.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our room was large, comfortable, clean and on par with a good budget hotel anywhere else. Considering the location deep in Sequoia NP, I consider that a strong recommendation! The restaurant was quite good and better than expected, again given the location. The staff was courteous, friendly and helpful. Don't expect 5 star amenities but we left feeling […] that we had a good experience and got solid value for money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful lodge and surroundings - great staff"
Great experience from the moment we arrived. In fact, we cancelled the remainder of our trip to Carmel so we could stay an extra two days! We initially stayed two nights in the cottages which were lovely and very clean with a fireplace, etc and had it a second door to your own private outdoor sitting area with wicker chairs -- surrounded by redwoods. […] A separate pool and whirlpool just for the cottages is just steps away and we had it all to ourselves. (You can also use the outdoor pool which is lovely with a bar, lounge chairs, etc.) While secluded, the cottages are about a 5 minute walk on a path to the lodge/restaurants. As noted, we extended our trip for another two nights and were able to get a lovely room in the lodge. The room was spacious and clean with similar decor. I can't stress enough about how friendly, professional and accomodating the staff were... from the wait staff to the concierge. The food at Jackalopes and the Sierra restaurante was amazing - we truly enjoyed everything from their incredible breakfast buffet to their steaks - apps and drinks (try their Mai Tai - amazing!). The pizza at the Timberloft was good but not exceptional (although it was "cooked in a wood fire" - you didn't notice the wood-smoke flavor~) We felt very welcome and would highly recommend this lodge. If we ever go back to Yosemite, we will definately stay here~ Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
At the south gate to Yosemite, a very nice spot to access a great park. There are many activites available for families, but they are not forced upon you.Genuine Expedia guest review
A great place to stay friendly and courteous staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Yosemite south entrance very close"
Hotel staff very courteous. Great location to enter Yosemite, south entrance. Hotel restaurants were high price for mediocre taste. Pool wonderful for hot summer days.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great resort 2 mildes from entrance of Yosemitie"
We had a wonderful time. The resort is big, but there is plenty of room for everybody. We loved to have a pool after a day of hiking in Yosemite. The south entrance of Yosemite is only minutes away and it takes an hour to go to either Glacier Point or to Yosemite Valley. Very OK, considering the nice routes along the way. The hotel itself was nice, […] we shared a large room with our family of five (kids 14, 12 and 9) which was OK. There was no problem getting either beds near the pool or dining/breakfast seating. The restaurants serve similar food and are not cheap, but the service and quality is good. We also took the Summerdale BBQ with live entertainment and that was good fun. Would return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel at the south gate of the national parc"
We had a short but a good time in the Hotel. The Concierge helped us shorty to find the perfect tour to see the whole parc in a day. The day tour is in a climate bus. This is extremely important. The whole day travelling in an open bus is not so comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
I thought the hotel was nice. Not sure it was up to the high prices we paid. Our room was a typical hotel room. It seemed very expensive and not as luxurious as I thought it would be. I expected more from the room for the price I paid.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely Resort Style Hotel"
Excellent staff, delightful ambiance, very child friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
It takes a long time to get anywhere in Yosemite National Park so staying just outside the park didn't add much driving time. It was worth it. The accomodations at Tenaya Lodge are luxurious.Genuine Expedia guest review
We enjoy our stay, and recommend the hotel to othersGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel with nothing special near Yosemite"
We were expecting a cozier, more outdoorsy, while upscale lodge type feel. Instead, we got a standard hotel with nothing special, and uninspiring views.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pricey, but close to Yosemite."
Overall, we had a good experience. Our room was on the bottom floor adjacent to the outdoor pool which was nice. There was a lawn with a couple of lounge chairs just outside our sliding door and it was really pleasant to sit out there with a view of the pool and the mountains covered with trees behind it. We opted to use the indoor pool however because […] it was cool and rained a bit during our stay and we appreciated having that option. We had to call house keeping for a roll away and then for toilet paper and both times it took a long time to get them--an hour and a half for the roll away and 30 minutes for toilet paper. On the downside, everything is expensive because there are few other options for lodging/dining that close to Yosemite (which was about 2 miles to the southern entrance.) We ate at several of the restaurants on the property just for convenience sake--Jackalope's Bar and Grill, Timberloft Pizzeria, and Sierra Restaurant. The service at all of them was slow. I don't know if the kitchen was understaffed or what. However, at Timberloft Pizzeria they gave our entire party free salad bar because of the wait and our server was really nice. The food overall was pretty good and we'd eat in these restaurants again in the future. (We're foodies from L.A. so I think we have pretty high standards.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay"
Had a great time at Yosemite, and it all started with a great place to stay. The kids loved the pools, I loved the location and serviceGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel but a bit far from Yosemite Valley"
We stayed at the Tenaya Lodge for two nights in June. It was a last minute trip we planned while going to San Francisco to visit family. The lodge was beautiful and offered whatever we needed.. There was a nice buffet breakfast or if you wanted a continental breakfast it was available and the snack shop. Our room also had a small refrigerator which […] was great for cold beverages or quick snacks needed at night or for hiking. The other casual restaurant Jackalopes had outdoor seating which was nice if you arrived early. We had to sit inside since the outdoor wait was 45min to an hour. The decor was pleasant and service was good but a bit slow. We had a party of eight. The appetizers and drinks came out fast but it took a long time for the entrees to arrive. When they did arrive they were unremarkable and some of the sides were a bit dried out. We also got to enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs. Since our kids were a bit older they opted for the indoor pool which was less crowded. Everything was clean and well kept. The concierge was helpful in picking out a quick waterfall hike before we headed back to the Bay Area. All and all the hotel was great. The only downfall was that it was 26 miles of twisting and steep road from Yosemite Valley. Most of what we wanted to see was located there. Since we were only there for two days we took advantage of whatever we could do but it was a lot of driving for us. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice but way overpriced"
Tenaya Lodge is nice enough, it is a resort-y hotel that is nice for families who have visited Yosemite. Everything is very expensive, so book early and find someplace more affordable if you can.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The lodge is nice, but at a very expensive rate per night one should think housekeeping could vaccuum the carpet in the hallway and wash the windows in the room more often. The first room we were offered was overlooking an employee and construction crew parking lot. The patio off the room was next to a construction material site from rooms that were […] being remodeld. Not too great. After complaining we were assigned another room which was satisfactory. At this rate, I probably would not stay there again. S.H. Desoi Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Lodge near Yosemite"
Came to Teneya Lodge for a family wedding and some hiking in Yosemite. It was conveniently located for my purposes. The staff was helpful and very friendly. The room was comfortable and quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Will definitely stay again!"
beautiful hotel. teens loved the pool. Easy access to Yosemite.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Tenya Lodge"
Tenya Lodge was in a perfect location to Yosemite saw mother deer and her baby one morning outside our bedroom window. Spacious bath, beautiful pool and close to other sights. restaurants were pricy but very good food. Breakfast buffet was great. Loved the sugar pine railroad moonlight special. Great food in Oakhurst at El Cid and Todds BBQ Expedia […] you are wonderful our vacation from beginning to end went great!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Little Pricey"
Hotel was very nice, but a little pricey for an overnight stay (including restaurant prices). Wasn't able to use most amenities which would have made it more worth the price. Description of being just outside Yosemite was a little misleading as it is just outside a south entrance, but to actually get into the heart of Yosemite, it was over an hour. […] Not the fault of the hotel, but the road from Yosemite to the hotel was very nerve-wracking - total drop off on the right side with no guardrails. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cottage Rooms at Tenaya"
The Cottage Rooms offered a very quiet setting while still being a short walk to the lodge and all it's amenities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Yosemite and More"
Great location, just outside south entrance to Yosemite. Several very good restaurants on site, the best in the area. Nice pools, nature hikes and mountain bike rentals can be arranged by the concierage staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Disappointed 4 star hotel experience"
the desk staff was new and were not knowledgeable to answer simple questions. We'd read that restaurants were poor, but quality was worse than we expected. For a 4 star hotel and no where else to eat it was a big disappointment. The room was nice with a view of the Forrest, but it needs a big over haul. Carpets in halls, interior was dingy. Rooms were […] dark. Our air conditioner did not work. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Yosemites crown jewel"
the setting was beautiful! the staff was very helpful and they thought of everything! there was a shuttle to take you into Yosemite, bike rentals, a nice choice of restaraunts, including a pizza place right in walking distance from our cottage. We will definately stay there again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great meeting spaces"
This property would be perfect for a corporate meeting. It does well for the family group as well. The staff was very attentive and warm. The only problem I had was that the water never got hot. It took about 3 minutes of running the hat tap before anything other than cold came out. This seems a big waste of water.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice for famiily or business function"
Best quality hotel in the area outside of the Yosemite Valley . Drive to the Valley was about an hour and very curvy. Resort was very clean and high quality, Especially loved the outdoor firepit near the bar.Seemed a little overpricedGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Nice Spot"
beautiful surroundings; attentive staff; we had no problems whatsoever; somewhat pricey but probably not much more so than comparable places; overall, we very much enjoyed the lodgeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Extremely Disappointed in the Tenaya Cottages"
We saw the Tenaya Lodge on Trip Advisor and it was highly rated so I booked a room for my husband and I, expecting a lovely evening after a terrific day in Yosemite. The online photos looked so romantic and we anticipated a great end to an even better day. Based on the online photos and descriptions, we were under the impression that the "cottages" […] were right next to the lodge so that services would be readily available. Our first disappointment was discovering upon check-in that you have to leave the property, go back out on the highway and turn at the next left into the "cottage" area. These so-called cottages are grouped tightly together on a steep hillside. Driving is extremely difficult on the too narrow one-way road. The cottage set up reminded me of church camp or a boy scout camp. They are very unattractive on the outside and the equivalent of a Super 8 Motel on the inside. The lighting is poor and other than a couple of wicker chairs outside, there is no where to enjoy the outdoors. Our room was supposed to be a King Single and was confirmed at check-in. However, when we got to our room we discovered we were given a double queen. We called the front desk and after some time, we were given a new room. The bell man eventually showed up with new rooms keys for us to, uh, yeah, the room we were already in! We also had ongoing issues with the "free" internet provided. If you wanted better service, you had to pay for it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well priced cottage rooms were perfect!"
We stayed in one of the economical cottage rooms (thanks to expedia rates). It was nice to park right outside the room but a bit of a hike to go back to the main lodge as it is a hilly area. Room was clean and fairly luxurious. Weird energy saving lights had me confused the entire time. On site dining is convenient but not special. Was planning to have […] breakfast at 7am in the restaurant and discovered that we would have to wait! Sorry, but that didn't work for us as we had plans in Yosemite Valley! Overall, the amenities in the room were great. For the price and location, this place is perfect! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My family and I had a wonderful time. We were there for our vow renewal and we couldn't have imagined the experience to have been better. The hotel employees were very nice and Charlene the wedding manager was wonderful. She executed my vision perfectly. When we were there it was all about my family and I. We recieve complimentary champagne and a fruit […] tray. The service was fast and accurate and pleasant. It was a great experience for my family and I and I would definitely recommend and go again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family get together"
We arrived on a Thursday and stayed until Monday. It is very close to Yosemite so was extremely convenient. The pool had just opened and was wonderful. The children's pool was especially great! Rooms are pretty standard. They have air conditioning which in that area is necessary. The food was really expensive and since the lodge is located about a 30 […] min. drive from any town one does have a tendency to consider eating there. Nice bar but once again expensive. There are in -room mini refrigerators so we were able to store the babies milk and some beverages. Nice and convenient. Everything in the room worked but the computer internet cost was pretty steep. The beds were wonderful! All in all it was a good experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Treated like family! Excellent staff help with mountain biking and super concierge service!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
View of parking lot for $300. Room needs some updating.Genuine Expedia guest review
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