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Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Plan your lodging now, as in right this very minute. Things usually fill up 6-8 months in advance (sometimes 10-11 months for summer reservations), and you'll probably find little-to-nothing available. Some of the places around the parks are dumps beyond belief: for example, stay the hell away from the "Yosemite View Lodge" based on my (shudder) personal experience, and don't ask for details... you don't want to know.
Plan out your driving times, too... those are long distances and the travel times quoted by Google Maps or Yahoo maps will seem very long to you, as though you could...Show more →
Agreed, Yosemite View Lodge is pretty awful (based on personal experience) it's just a dormitory really and the restaurant is dire (but experience says restaurants within parks aren't much better (with the posssible exception of Grand Tovar in Grand Canyon - Wuksachi Lodge restaurant in Sequoia was truly terrible food and service but a great location). However, Yosemite View Lodge IS very very convenient for the Valley and tthere aren't many other places to stay.
Half Dome from Glacier Point