The Best Inns and Hotels in Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park is a must-visit natural wonder
Yosemite National Park is a must-visit natural wonder | © LucasGranger / Alamy Stock Photo
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Travel Writer6 November 2020

It’s one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders, and whether you’re traveling with family or indulging in a romantic getaway, the hotels and inns near Yosemite, in California, offer something for everyone – from historic hotels with nature-inspired design details to cosy B&Bs and hip glamping sites. Here’s our pick of the best.

Tenaya Lodge

Lodge, Cabin, Cottages
4.3/5 (1350 Reviews)
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Near Yosemite National Park south entrance, this family-friendly resort offers a full range of accommodation, from comfortable lodge rooms to two-bedroom cottages nestled amongst the trees. The friendly staff are on hand to organize hikes, mountain biking or winter snowshoeing. If you’re traveling with a dog, the Deluxe Pet package includes a gourmet dog biscuit baked by the executive chef, and pet-sitting time so you can visit the restaurant or spa.
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The Ahwahnee

Hotel, Safari Lodge, Luxury
4.3/5 (197 Reviews)
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This historic upscale hotel on the floor of Yosemite Valley, which opened in 1927, is known for its distinctive architecture and design – its interiors reportedly inspired Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. There are 97 rooms and suites, each decorated in a rustic style and accented with Native American designs. The gift shop, which shines a spotlight on local artisans, is also worth a visit.
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  • Yosemite Riverside Inn

    Lodge, Cabin, Cottages, Safari Lodge
    3.6/5 (963 Reviews)
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    This charming inn, 15 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite National Park, has a range of rooms, spacious suites and two-bed cabins that would all work for families. The cabins feature plenty of rustic charm and come with a full kitchen, which makes family meal times a breeze. There’s also plenty to do on site, whether that’s trout fishing or swimming in the river, hiking, horseback riding, rafting or visiting the three waterfalls just down the road.
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    McCaffrey House

    Bed and Breakfast, Cabin, Cottages
    4.8/5 (146 Reviews)
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    If you’re seeking a romantic getaway, check into this enchanting mountain lodge in a secluded forest in the High Sierra. The bed and breakfast is run by friendly innkeepers Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey, who have decorated the interior with eclectic souvenirs from their travels. Guests are treated to a full hot breakfast each morning, and the McCaffrey House Happy Hour in the evening, which features wine, cheese and crackers. It’s also a convenient base for visitors to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.
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    AutoCamp Yosemite

    Camping, Glamping
    4.7/5 (205 Reviews)
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    This luxury campsite site near the historic town of Mariposa takes glamping to the next level. There are custom Airstreams with spa-inspired bathrooms, chic modern cabins and luxe tents with plush interiors and private patios and campfires. The amenities are just as inspired – think a mid-century modern Signature Clubhouse, community fire pits and lounge areas, a freshwater pond and pool, heated outdoor furniture and plenty of spectacular hiking trails. The daily YARTS shuttle takes you straight to Yosemite National Park, and the on-site shop sells a curated collection of gear, food and craft beer.

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