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Yosemite View Lodge

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   11136 Highway 140, PO Box D, El Portal, CA 95318
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night after Thanksgiving. Prices direct with the hotel were a bit cheaper then other sites. We didn't really expect much but were glad to find a hotel close to Yosemite. We were upgraded to a suite in the building with the indoor pool. Worked out great. The hotel is older. Rooms were very quiet but need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very close to the entrance to Yosemite - 2 miles to be exact. We drove into the park 2 days in a row. Given that it was Thanksgiving week and not a lot of visitors at that time it was ok to be 25 minutes from Yosemite Village. In the summer I don't think it would be... More 

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Kirknewton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night en-route to San Francisco, luxury it is not, staff were polite however shop had a poor selection of food to cook in the room, my husband was ill so eating out was out of the question so I thought I would see if I could get some food in the shop, selection was fairly poor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in the evening with no reservations. All of the hotels in the parks were booked and the desk worker recommended we try the Yosemite View. When we arrived the staff was friendly. The room decor was dated, but the room was clean and spacious. There was a full kitchenette in the room, which made us wish we had... More 

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Jonestown, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From a certain perspective, giving this place a three might be considered generous (My wife would have given it a two). This hotel complex could be terrific! It's got a great location and has a beautiful setting. They also have a monopoly, it seems. The hotel is made up of a number of "blocks" of hotels, all owned by the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We chose this place for location and that was the highlight. As many have said, it's okay, a bit tired and fairly basic ... however the view at the back of the hotel is stunning, except for the other guests climbing along the wall and seeing straight into your room. You get somewhere to shower, sleep and make instant coffee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I stayed on a Groupon deal for two nights in late October (technically out of season for the area, but the weather was PERFECT). The room itself was nothing special, quality-wise, but it did have a balcony, a large jacuzzi tub and shower, a fantastic view of the river passing below us through the valley, and the basic kitchenette needs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed here for a one night stay from San Francisco on a tour with starline tours unfortunately the lodge inside the park was full so we ended up here but it was cheaper so that was ok although we booked a river view room with a spa bath and we were put at the furthest point away from the... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great location 2 miles from the Park's entrance to Yosemite Valley. The rooms are well equipped but are in desperate need of new sheets and towels. The room we stayed in had a very nice balcony overlooking the river. The front desk area should also upgrade the coffee and make it complimentary to guests. The smallest things really do make... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Where to start… quite simply TERRIBLE!! My wife and I were booked to stay here for two nights (2nd/3rd October 2014). We had read the reviews and thought it just couldn't be that bad. Well, we were wrong!! We arrived early evening having had a fantastic day in the Yosemite National Park. It was just getting dark when we parked... More 

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Address: 11136 Highway 140, PO Box D, El Portal, CA 95318
Location: United States > California > El Portal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Yosemite View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 335
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