Bedding is cheap-motel standard -- synthetic bedspreads and cheap mattresses.
Restaurant is overpriced and mediocre (v. the Mountain Room at the Lodge at the Falls and the dining room at the Ahwahnee, which are overpriced but have excellent food) -- expect to pay $25 for an entree and find wilted iceberg lettuce on the salad bar. Kitchenette in the room. 11am checkout time. Several swimming pools and hot tubs. Rooms were adequate, bordering on nice, but the bedding wasn't even up to the standard of a Hampton Inn.
All that said, among hotels outside the park, it is the closest to the valley, and it's perfectly tolerable.
This Lodge is situate right outside the Park and the view is not bad at all. Several swimming pools plus an indoor Pool and Jacuzzi made it perfect for the kids. Convenient restaurant and store. Distance to the Yosemite Village was a scenic 20-30 minute drive.
Conveniently located on the park's West entrance many rooms have kitchenettes. It's clean and relatively quiet. We recommend cooking in (or dining elsewhere) as the onsite restaurants are sub-standard.
The challenge with Yosemite is that there aren't many good places to stay -- especially since the top hotels in the park are booked months in advance.
Considering that there were no better options around, Yosemite View was ok and fine -- but certainly not great. It feels like an old summer camp that was built in the 1960's and hasn't really been upgraded since.
The carpet is new and the rooms are big and there are flat screen tvs (with very fuzzy reception), but that's about it. The bed and linens appear old, worn and not perfectly clean. The bathroom looks like it is from the 60's. Moreover, the only food options for miles around is a pretty poor and overpriced restaurant (circa the 1960's again) or pizza.
Beware of the raccoons that freely roam the property at night, completely unafraid of people!