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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 reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We knew it would be basic and were glad we only had one night there. Reception staff were disinterested, rooms in dire need of a refurbishment and there was a dirty coffee maker in the bathroom! We eked out a meal in the restaurant because didn't want to spend any time in the room. The bar was okay. The place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rented The Log Cabin (Yosemite Resort Homes (Cedar)) from The Cedar Lodge. It is an expensive dump. The mattresses are old and filthy, the pillows are old and filthy and the bedding is old and filthy. To top it off, the kitchen dishes were filthy with crusted dried food on the dishes (what little there were). The kitchen was... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Disinterested staff on check in, poor knowledge of the park and activities. Our room was very dark and smelt strongly of mold, the bath has soft spots in it. Otherwise adequate. One toilet in bar had broken lock. Generally run down and needing enthusiasm injection from staff. Great service from April and Ulises who helped us transfer to another property... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Cedar Lodge because the park was full. Room had jacuzzi and king size bed. Everything was clean but old. Possibilities to have dinner at restaurant on side. Steak wasn't bad. I find cedar lodge rather pricy but ok and good situated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a king room. A basic room. It was adequate size. It was clean and comfortable. Close to Yosemite without the large price associated with staying in park. Room had coffee making facilities and a fridge. Bathroom basic but clean and great hot water in shower. No free wifi. You have to buy a wifi package. Stay here.....you will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very skeptical of this place but the problem is that there really isn't much in or around Yosemite without paying a small fortune. We paid $165 for one night and it killed me that we paid this much. My husband checked us in, and I specifically asked him how check-in was since many reviews mention it. He said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bathroom and room were very clean. The location was very convenient. But, the restaurant was definitely understaffed, our waiter was in a rush, it felt like we were a burden more than a welcome environment. There is no service there so unless you want to pay $10 for wifi don't expect to be able to access to the Internet.

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Loomis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, both natives of California, finally made a trip to Yosemite a couple of weeks ago. So very happy to have made this trip and are planning another visit next year. Next time we will spend more time to really see all of the beauty within the park.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night out of a planned 3 as we decided to leave the accommodation early. We knew the accommodation was going to be basic and had chosen this lodging due to its proximity to the park however we had not expected a filthy carpet in our room and front desk staff which were disinterested and offhand.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wifi is a pricy scam, I chose the one day pass 9.99, ended up paying 25 dollars for a three day because they set their confirmation button in a very sneaky inconspicuous way. The wifi aren't even enough for a 2 minute YouTube streaming. Bed is comfortable.

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