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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation three months before arrival and were very lucky: in june there was only one spot left for august. Make sure you make a reservation in time! In that case you are able to sleep at one of the three campings in the middle of the national park. The location couldn’t be any better. As the name... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Upper Pines was a delightful place to stay. There was plenty of room at each campsite (we got last minute reservations and stayed at 28 and 27). The one thing I will say is that it rained during our time there and our second site--27 flooded to an unmanageable extent. It was mostly the paved part where we parked but... More 

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san diego, ca
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36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Got lucky and made reservation only month in advance. Single night at Upper Pines, but a storm brought rain to the valley and water in the falls. We had to clean raw food, wrappers, trash and a 'doggie bag'. We got a site in Loop 4 at the end. The ground was wet, and the cold night kept everyone quiet.... More 

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Eugene, OR
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Too bad... camps are crowded close together, restrooms dirty/overcrowded and facilities shabby and worn down. We tent camped here and were relieved to have left the next morning. The only advantage is that it's in the park. We recommend just staying at one of the 2 wonderful lodges here instead. It seems worth the money and would make the stay... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We felt VERY lucky to get a site here and it made our Yosemite Valley hikes and Glacier Point hikes possible. Couldn't afford the hotel so this was excellent and worth it. As a camping experience, it wasn't great. We were in campsite 37 - could see Half Dome through the trees and bathroom access was easy. I did have... More 

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Hacienda Heights, California
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I am not a "camper" but this park had many assets to add to my creature comforts--cell access (Verizon) therefore , WiFi access, close shuttle stop and access to on campsite massage (heavenly). Also near the Merced River which was lovely to sit by. The only downside was the showers were about 1/2 mile away in Half-Dome Village.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I don't want to give this spot up because it might not be available next summer when I try to reserve it!! 😊 This was our family's first time to Yosemite. We love it so much, we are already planning our next trip almost a year in advance. First off, in July it's super busy! It's also warm, so stay... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Excellent position. Was warned that the sites were packed and close together however we didn't find this at all. As the sites are on the valley floor in amongst the trees the sites are random in size and position, which we really like. Plus it's so dark at night that you can't really tell who or what is next to... More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights there and I loved every bit of it! We spent every night next to the campfire grilling our delicious food. It was really peaceful, each campsite is quite big. We were able to put 3 tents and we still had plenty of space to put another 2.

Thank Katarzynkas
Toluca Lake
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

our family has been going to Yosemite since 1966 - we have stayed in the valley from everything to include housekeeping camp to the curry village tent cabins and tents. This past week we spent time at site 184 Upper Pines in a combination of tents and a RV rented from Metro in Burbank, California. The trip with five grandkids... More 

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Address: East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 238
Also Known As:
Upper Pines Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park
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“Yosemite Falls Dries Up Every Year in August...best kept secret in America....”
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“It has AT$T signal only for the calls, no internet access. There two sockets in the bathroom, so you can charge the phone.”
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“If it's summer... you better be ready at 7:00 because they'll all be gone by 7:01”
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