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Best hotel to stay in Yosemite with out a car

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Hi

Can anybody advise we are two Brits in our 60''s who are planning after few days in San Francisco to visit Yosemite with out the use of a hire car

So looking for advice for the best hotel and area to stay to enjoy the Yosemite National Park relying on organised trips or the Yosemite park bus

Regards

Bill

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When is your trip? The best places to stay are inside the park. However, these book up quite early, maybe up to a year ahead. So check for inside the park lodging.

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The best hotel and area for your visit would be one of the hotels in Yosemite Valley, specifically motel-like Yosemite Lodge or the pricy Ahwahnee. Use only the official site for booking:

https://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/yosemite-lodging-experience/

These hotels open up for booking a year in advance, and at popular times will book up on that day, especially Yosemite Lodge. After that, you will be looking for cancellations.

We can better help if we know when you are planning to visit—-this year or next?

Washington State
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Hi

Open the full TripAdvisor website, not the app. See the Top questions on the right.

If you could find a tour that includes the driver staying with you, then you could get to other areas of the Park.

But the big question is .... when?

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Hi

Thank you for your reply looking to stay 2 nc week in November

Regards

Bill

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Hi

Thank you for your reply intend to stay in 2nd week of November this year

Regards

Bill

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Hmmm. Take Amtrak from SF to Merced, then YARTS to the Valley. Stay in the Yosemite Valley Lodge as that's a YARTS stop. Make reservations now.

No shuttle this year.

No tours this year.

Focus your tourism walking in Yosemite Valley.

Edited: April 11, 2021, 2:28 am
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If you don't want to/can't drive, maybe join the most expensive organized trips like this:

https://www.extranomical.com/en/yosemite-overnight-tour-with-valley-lodge-stay

But not sure they are running with Coivd restrictions.

Edited: April 11, 2021, 3:48 am
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https://reservations.ahlsmsworld.com/Yosemite/Search/Accomodations

https://www.travelyosemite.com/alerts/2020/covid-19-guest-updates/

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