Housekeeping Camp

3 stars
9005 Southside Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
5 reviews
Great location, like camping but less effort

When I arrived at Housekeeping Camp the staff were really friendly and helpful. I rented a 'bed... See full review

  • JimboP
  • Sep 23, 2011
camping in the valley

For $99 a night we got a large tent with 3 solid walls and a canvis roof and front door. The front... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 10, 2011
Housekeeping Camp is located along a section of the Merced River in the center of Yosemite Valley. This is the ideal location for those who like to camp outdoors without the bother of setting up a tent. Housekeeping Camp features sandy beaches for swimming and sunbathing plus great views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. Housekeeping Camp is also the only lodging facility that allows guests to cook their own meals with each unit having an outdoor fire pit and grill. Each of the 266 units in the Housekeeping Camp area will sleep up to six people. The units consist of three concrete walls a concrete floor double canvas roof and a fourth curtain wall. The curtain separates the sleeping area from a covered patio thats furnished with picnic table a bear proof food storage container and a privacy fence.

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Housekeeping Camp Rooms

Housekeeping Camp Non River Unit
Includes one double bed and bunk beds, interior shelving for storage and electrical outlets.

Amenities

  • Free parking
Activities
Children's activities
Boating
Fishing
Services
24 hour front desk
Tour desk
Parking
Free parking
Parking

Dining

Curry Village Pavillion
All you can eat breakfast and dinner buffet Enjoy a full salad bar or build your own taco stations or Italian pastas or chicken strips or mashed potatoes or a large selection of desserts and much more. Menu changes daily. Beer and wine are available for
Mountain Room Restaurant
Located at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. The menu is equally impressive featuring sizzling steaks and fresh seafood and tasty pastas.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Housekeeping Camp

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
2.6
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
2.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JimboP
Business
Westminster, London, UK
Sep 23, 2011

Great location, like camping but less effort

When I arrived at Housekeeping Camp the staff were really friendly and helpful. I rented a 'bed pack' for $2.50, which had nice clean sheets, pillows and warm blankets. The hut/tent thing was basic but had a power outlet, a dining table outside and a campfire, as well as the obligatory bear proof smellables locker. You get the feeling of sleeping in the outdoors but the comfort of proper bed, which i really liked. Some people will find it too basic but Yosemite for me is about being outdoors and when I got back from a 3 day camping expedition Housekeeping Camp with it's nice hot showers and laundry facilities seemed like a luxury resort! Overall I really liked it. If you want wireless internet (free) and some places to eat then Curry Village is a short walk away. Recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Free WiFi at Curry Village

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Riverside
Jun 10, 2011

camping in the valley

For $99 a night we got a large tent with 3 solid walls and a canvis roof and front door. The front area was enclosed with a privacy fence and included a picnic table and work bench for meals. The biggest advantage is electricity. Bring a coffee maker, bring a electric heater, or what ever. It is giving you the space to camp in the valley, next to the river. And you can rent a camp stove, buy food, even go to a swimming pool or rent bikes, everything is available. Enjoy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

read the informational paperwork about what is available and about bear aware

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Review of Housekeeping Camp

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
New York
May 17, 2011

Convenient place to stay in the valley

Convenient place although we have to bring our own sleep bags. It's very close to Curry Village to have dinner with reasonable price. The people are nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dear henry
Business
netherlands
May 12, 2009

lot of money for nothing

in this time the risk of could nights are too big: you better give advice not to hire in this camp: set of blankets not suitale for cold nights and tent must be supported with heating stove (we saw similar tents which were better equipped)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Housekeeping Camp

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Marietta
May 27, 2008

A Bid Tent, That's all

It is just a big tent with two beds and electricity. Actually, it is even coller than my small tent since it is too big and the door can not be closed tightly. It is really cold to live there in late May. May be a nice place in July. It is fun to have a camp fire outside the room though. Check in take me more than 30 min.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to mirror lake with a short drive.

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