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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008

Room was large and comfortable. Staff on check in and check out were professional, polite, and quick, as well as able to answer any questions regarding property and Yosemite National Park. We stayed for three nights and enjoyed the stay. Did not use the restaurant or pizza place as we decided to use the in room kitchenette for both breakfast... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

We could not get the accommodation we wanted within the National Park so decided to stay here. As it was Easter it was relatively quiet and it took about 25 minutes to drive to Yosemite village (not allowing for the roadworks which are temporary). On arrival from Yosemite we did struggle initially to locate the reception area as we had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

We stayed at the Yosemite View Lodge for 2 nights in February. The drive through the mountains to the lodge was beautiful but a bit scary at some parts (with sheer drops at either side of the road!). The Yosemite View Lodge was very basic and our room obviously hadn't been used for a while (musty smell). Although it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

We loved this place! Usually we have stayed inside Yosemite park but found this to be nicer then any of the accomadations in the park. Clean and comfortable. The Merced River rushing by just 10 feet or so from our balcony was an amazing site. Be prepared for the constant loud sound of the rushing river though. my husband slept... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2008

This was a lovely Hotel, the room was large and the view of the river was lovely, it was nice to sit out on the patio. The kitchen was good and the large bath was wonderful after a hard days walking! The rooms do need a lick of paint but overall were very clean. The restuarant was very nice and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2008

We had a room on the second floor overlooking the river. The balcony was a great asset for relaxing after hiking in Yosemite. Several hot tubs overlooked the river as well, and at this time of the year, even though it was Easter time, you could still get your own hot tub if you desired. The room had two queen... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

We were a bit apprehensive about the Yosemite View Lodge given some of the reviews but had no real alternative so thought we'd give it a go. We stayed for 3 nights in March and it was absolutely fine! The room was huge and clean with a lovely view of the river - the jacuzzi was much appreciated after walking... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

We stayed at this hotel over Easter weekend. While the location is excellent-about 10 minutes-I found the hotel to have some disappointing aspects. I don't think it is worth the price per night. First, the towels are VERY (read VERY) worn and yellowed. The dishes they provided in the room were not clean and some had food still in them.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

Our families booked two rooms for one night on March 24th without a river view. We were surprised to check-in early on the 24th as we arrived around 12:30PM. The rooms were very spacious and clean with two queen beds in each room. Not having a view of the river didn't mean much to us as we were only sleeping... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

Three of us stayed at this hotel over the Easter long weekend. As stated in other reviews the hotel is about 10 minutes from the park entrance, then about another 15 to the Visitor centre. We had a room with 2 queen beds overlooking the river. The facilities were much better than we expected. We had a large spa tub... 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*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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