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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 November 14, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the hotel after a long drive... THE people at the reception were really unfriendly to us and the other people in line... Almost being treated as a group of children. We got an "upgraded room with a river view". Despite The upgrade, the room had a strange smell, really old, sorry Carter,... IT definitely needed to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a convenient and close hotel to the entrance to the west entrance to Yosemite NP. It is a large facility and has a restaurant, a pizza shop, a shop and a convenience store to purchase souvenirs and food items. There are no freebies in the room and it offers simple amenities -e.g. soap and shampoo. Internet and WiFi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I didn't make reservations (it was off peak) and arrived after dark for check in and only paid around $80. The Lodge is very much out of date and needs not only a revamp but also fix some of the fixtures replaced. The staff seemed a bit all over the place but was very friendly. We had... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed here because when we booked all the accommodation in the park was full. It is a 60s motel that has not been much renovated since; the rooms are large but in sore need of a refurb, and our friends had to move when their bathroom flooded in a rather unpleasant way. It has two things going for it:... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed here August 2013, with our 2 kids for 3 days between Vegas and San Fran (otherwise known as the tourist trail). The is hotel gets all five stars because it was i) easy to find after a very long drive from Vegas ii) cheap (relatively), iii) had breakfast included of real food rather than sugary snacks iv) got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A few ragged edges, but generally a very nice property. Charge for the internet. Indoor pool. About a half hour uphill to Yosemite Village and that requires park entry fee. Be sure to get gas before driving up the winding roads to this out-of-the-way location. Consider bringing chains in the winter.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights while hiking in Yosemite Park. Convenient location near park entrance. Nice clean rooms on the Merced River. Loved sitting outside on the patio listening to the river after hiking all day. Nice to have a kitchenette in the room as there are only a couple of restaurants to choose from. The food at the restaurant on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I will add to the review about the "don't get the one with the ice machine at your door". It's room 2058 in dogwood, and we got it. There is a room marked number 6, and it's for hotel employees we think. The smell of weed is overpowering in the hallways (outside mind you), it's worse than a reggae concert.... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We spent 3 nights here at Oct 8/9/10 2014, this place looks nice and close to the park, but when we get there, they close Rt 140 because of fire. Rt 140 is the only way we can access to the south entrance from this hotel, so we have to take another way drive to the east entrance which took... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As with other reviewers, we couldn't fault the position of the hotel but they have completely failed to make any sort of attempt to keep the rooms up to date. We had a ground floor room overlooking the river with a little terrace which should have been delightful. However, the decor was very old, there was a musty smell to... 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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