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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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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Rooms were quite large being 5 of us there were 2 queens and a pullout sofa double bed. There is no laundry except for up the road about 10min drive at their sister hotel here they also have the best pizza ive had in the usa. The food at cedar lodge is horrible n basic one meal and not too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed here for two nights. We had a very pleasant stay. Comfortable bed, quiet at night, good service. The only disappointment was the room didn't have a kettle and there wasn't even one we could borrow. Wifi was very costly too. The room is dated but it was very cosy. About halfa an hour drive from... More 

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Sacramento
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good base of operations. OK hotel, some rooms are better than others, ours smelled musty, likely due to very loud but very poor shower ventilation. Rooms have very thin walls. It was on the ground floor of the building next to lobby facing the highway. Our friends had a room upstairs that seemed better. Decent breakfast at the restaurant, with... More 

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

Please contact me at Cedar Lodge 209-379-2612 or email cgriffin@yosemiteresorts.net. I would like to know the date you stayed and the room, so we can solve the problem with the room to your liking. Thanks Colleen Griffin 209-379-2612 209-379-2712 Fax cgriffin@yosemiteresorts.net More 

Valladolid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place. Five minutes in the road to Yosemite Park. Nice summer swimming outdoor pool, where you can rest at the end of the day, note very crowd because that the main objective is to visit the park. There is also and indoor one!!! Quite used. It's quite clean. Two huge bed in the room. The service is right. The... More 

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Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Paris
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are large and clean. They are basic, but comfortable. There is a restaurant on site and a pool & spa that close late at night, really great ! It is relatively close to the park -- only a 20 minute drive. The price of the room is ok but WIFI is overpriced (10$/per day) !!! And breakfast is... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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41 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I expected a not so good hotel and I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are large and clean. They are basic, but comfortable. There is a restaurant and a bar/grill on site. It is relatively close to the park -- only a 30 minute minute drive. If I'm back in Yosemite I would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you stay again More 

Bonita, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is about 20 minutes from the entrance to the valley. Best deal in town, the pictures on the website and other sites really do not portray the ambiance and great vibe this place has. There is a nice dinner on the premises with a full bar. Don't be off put by comments about the place being creepy or... More 

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Los Angeles
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20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for uncompromised luxury, this isn't your hotel. In fact, there's nothing fancy about this place. The rooms are old, but kept very clean. The restaurants are not 5 star, but the food is good. The best part? It's got to be the employees. Very helpful and extremely friendly. This no thrills, no frills hotel is a good... More 

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San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is about half an hour away from the major attractions in the Yosemite valley (Bridal veil falls, half dome, etc.), so the location is pretty good. The room was quite clean, and we had no disturbances to our sleep. On the down side, there is virtually no connectivity to the outside world, except if you pay 10 USD per... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a first floor room in the Cedar lodge. The room was pretty small with a king bed. The room seemed to have been updated recently. The wifi didnt work at all! There was a small fridge but no microwave. So, basically- you had to eat at the dining facility ( which was overpriced crap). But anywho- We love... More 

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