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Hotels, Motels, cabins, and such. camper types
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Awanhee Hotel-  about $400 a night , usually booked out two months in advance.

Lodge about $160 a night, usually booked out three months in advance.

Cabins about $50 a night, usually booked out two months in advance.

Yosemite West has numerous homes and condos that can be more expensive BUT! because they are homes you can put more people in them and there is a nice feeling of being out of the crowds of Yosemite proper. the neighborhood is 11 miles from Bridal Veil Falls. ( see google ads below for more stuff)

Wawona Hotel is about $190 a night and is 24 miles from Bridal Veil Falls. there is also homes and cabins for rent in Wawona.

There is a  hostel in Midpines about 40 minutes from the valley out HWY 140.

There is "regular hotels" in Lee Vining out the HWY 120 East exit, about 30 minutes to drive back in where the climbing is. 

Evergreen Lodge is out the 120 West exit and very close to Hetch Hetchy. It's also away from the crowds of the "valley proper".

Camp 4 - a "walk in camping area". this means that you can not make reservations. you show up and pay for 1 to 7 nights.  line up a the kiosk every morning or evening and see if sites become available. Despite the description you can park your car right there and then walk in. I think this is now up to $5 per person per night, ( 2006)

Upper, lower, etc Pines. - "drive in campsites".  this means you can actually drive your car or RV into the site..|These you can reserve in advance and our generally booked out for three month during high season. However you can stand in line in the morning and evening to get the "no- shows" or just unbooked sites.  these sites are priced  around $20 per vehicle, ( 2006)

Bridal Veil Campground is up on Glacier point road and has drive in site. kind of a drive from the valley floor to get to them, but often has openings when nothing else does.

White Wolf and Toulumne have walk in and drive in sites. same goes for them as above.

Going outside the park to pull off the road and sleep in your car is OK, but means a 15 mile commute at least, each day you come in.

If you park in El Cap meadows and go climb El Cap, big wall style, then you're staying for free. Technically you need to be sleeping on the wall.