Hi Dazo2003, and welcome to TripAdvisor forums
Only two choices? What is your criteria for a better lodging choice? Are both available? I don't think you mean this summer as Yosemite Valley Lodge books up early. The cabins with bath at Curry Village fill early. There are some tent cabins with a double/full bed and three single beds that might possibly maybe perhaps work for you.
See the relevant topics in the Top Questions on the right, Full TripAdvisor website.
You pretty much need a car. Public transit options are weak.
When? You must mean 2022.
Did you read the lodging article in the Top Questions?
Your two options are both in Yosemite Valley which is small. Neither one has an obviously better location. Both have dining options on-site. Both have bike rentals. Both are near trailheads.
Neither one is better.
Sorry I should have said, yes 2022. I am trying to plan now so that I can book and have the options available to me.
I have looked at so many forums and threads that I am at the stage of confusing myself the more I read.
If there is no difference in location then I will probably go with YVL.
Thanks for all your comments.
I should also add that the reason I have narrowed it down to these 2 properties is due to wanting to stay in the park rather than lots of travelling. And the Ahwahnee is out of our budget due to needing a suite and connecting room to accommodate 5 of us.
Yosemite Valley Lodge has a Family Bunk Room. The additional bunk is a double on the bottom and a twin on the top.
There is a Valley map on page 2 of the newspaper: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/yg21-3.pdf
The two locations are different, but neither location is better than the other.
Note that Glacier Point Road will be closed in 2022. But you can still drive to Mariposa Grove & Wawona one day (or visit on your entrance or exit day) and you can drive up to Tuolumne Meadows & other Tioga Road attractions for a day. For driving days, I think Yosemite Valley Lodge is probably a 'better' location. Curry Village is tucked back into the eastern end of Yosemite Valley and has more traffic slow-downs.
The room that I might consider at Curry Village are the hard sided cabin with private bath. But 2 adults and 3 children (how old?) will be very cramped in that room. I have stayed at those rooms plus the regular rooms at Yosemite Valley Lodge. The YVL rooms are a little bit bigger. If you are able to book 365 days out, go for the bunk rooms or family rooms at YVL. I have a friend with twin girls who book these rooms every year for the past 5-6 years right at the 365 day mark for a week.
Not sure if you're thinking of a cabin at Curry with two double bed but those will not be comfortable for five people. Two double debs barely fit four people and then not comfortably. Your best bet is either two connecting rooms at Yosemite Valley Lodge or a Family Bunk Room at Yosemite Valley Lodge.