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Cedar Lodge

9966 Highway 140, PO Box C, El Portal, CA 95318
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in El Portal
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was basic and you expect to pay a premium for being so close to the park so I could handle the price even though the room wasn't overly clean, it was fine for one night. Staff at reception were not helpful at check in and wi-fi is extra as many people have pointed out in their reviews. The... More 

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Guerneville, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wondered why this motel was so reasonably priced. I'd been there 20 yrs. ago and it seemed nice. It looks the same now. Rooms are large and clean but dowdy looking. The bed was OK but the linens and towels were really harsh. There is obvious need for updating. There is no cell service and you are asked to... More 

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is its main redeeming feature. It is very convenient as a place to stop on the way to or from Yosemite Valley and the surroundings are quite pretty. Otherwise it is a fairly basic hotel with a fairly basic level of service. The hotel is very easy to find - once on the El Portal... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff members at reception Maurice and Marie were rude but the being that awoke me at midnight by laying on my chest and making it difficult to breath was yet something else. When I asked staff if room 3924 was haunted Marie again looked at us like we were idiots. great location. outdated room, over priced and crappy ghost. Just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay at cedar lodge. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Yosemite National Park. The lodge is only about 15 minutes away but it feels like you're already in the park. You get a really nice view of the mountains and there are nice little picnic areas. We didn't go in the pool but we... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is very basic. The shop and reception area are manned together so when either are busy the other suffers. We spent 15 minutes waiting to pay for some groceries. The wi fi is very expensive as it's an external provider. However the both the diner/bar and the restaurant provide excellent food. The... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is well located for visiting Yosemite, about 30 min drive to top of valley. The room was large and clean but very dated and uncoordinated it also smelled a bit musty. Not very good sound isolation so you have to pray that you don't have noisy people staying near you. WiFi is paid and costs $9.99 per day,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Cedar Lodge to be basic but clean, the room we had was large & spacious for our 3 night stay. The accommodation is somewhat dated & is quite dark on the inside, but once you get past that it is actually a good place to stay. There was a coffee making machine in the room as well... More 

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is clean, has spacious quiet rooms, friendly staff and a great deal compared to staying inside Yosemite since it's only about 20 minutes away. We stayed for 3 nights in a room with 2 queens and the final price was less than $100/night. It was large, with comfortable beds, a table with two chairs, a medium sized refrigerator with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This older motel was located approximately 10 miles from the Yosemite Hwy 140 entrance. The room was a good size and a well-priced alternative to staying within the park. There is a restaurant on the property that is open until 8 or 830pm (I did not eat there) and a small convenience store in the hotel lobby. Importantly, there is... More 

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