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Cedar Lodge

2.0 of 5
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9966 Highway 140, PO Box C, El Portal, CA 95318
1 room 1 adult
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Dubbo, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed one night here when we couldn't get an extra night at the accommodation our travel agent had booked for us up the road. She warned us this was "backpackerish" but we found the opposite and preferred it to the other accommodation. Our room was lovely and included a two person spa bath. The best thing to do though... More 

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Florence, Italy
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for 1 night just to visit the Yosemite national park. It's good to stay just for a night because it is quite close to the valley. Good accommodation. The only thing that is not good is the shower in the bathroom. Staffs are friendly. There was a restaurant nearby and a store to buy necessary stuffs.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights to be close to Yosemite Valley. It is a shuttle bus ride away from the valley, and reception has the timetables for the buses to and from the lodge. The room is average, comfy beds but the amenties are quite small. The air condition is quite loud and the TV is small and has poor... More 

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Espergaerde
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my daughter chose this accommodation because of the proximity. We stayed here only for one night, so we hardly explored the lodge. We arrived Saturday afternoon and woke up early next morning in order to hike up to the Upper Falls in Yosemite National Park. Breakfast was ok, but not included in the price. WiFi was not free,... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have travelled to many countries, this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.the smell when I opened the door to my room was just terrible. The room furniture was broken and split and the whole room was dirty. The last place I would ever want to stay in.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Not recommended. Rooms have an old feel to them, not very clean, A/C unit very noisy, shower was weak and temperature varys all the time. Cleaness is not the strongest here either... And they charge 10 bucks minimum for Wi-Fi in a place where there's no mobile service! There are no dining options besides the hotel bar with high prices... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Hotel is located on it's own mid way between Mariposa and the Park. There is no Mobile signal and Wifi is $10 a day. The rooms look tired the carpets could do with a clean, the A/c had two settings, off or Noise. There was only one restaurant open when we were there, a burger bar. We spent 3... More 

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It was not bad. Huge room and bath. Great bed. Tacky with that look of have been a great luxury place, but some time ago. Indoor swimming pool and hottub, but not changing rooms and small and old towels. American restaurant not really good but not bad neither.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Have stayed here a few times. It isn't fancy but clean. No free wifi or breakfast but an adjacent restaurant which serves adequate meals. The is wifi for $10/day but was warned that it is very slow. I was a little surprised that we could only get 1 key to our room. Told there weren't enough, really?

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Cambria, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We splurged for the King Room with the spa tub. So glad we did. Big enough for two adults and very nice. The bed was comfortable and We slept great. Only 10 minutes to the Yosemite entrance. Another 10-15 to the valley floor (in snowy conditions). The rooms were clean. The hot water heater went out our last night and... More 

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cedar002, General Manager at Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We look forward to your return stay. Thanks Colleen Griffin Manager Cedar Lodge 209-379-2612 cgriffin@yosemiteresorts.net More 

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