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Yosemite Gateway Motel

51340 Highway 395, PO Box 250, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty much centrally located in the town of Lee Vining and over looking the great Mono Lake. The decor is a little "tired" but the bed was comfortable and the room had a very spacious bathroom. There's no restaurant attached to the motel but that's not really a problem as it's just a short hop, skip & a jump across... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Practical, clean functional and reasonably priced, great views over the lake with the biggest cat you'll ever see 😀. Decent food straight across the road and some good local shops to buy Nik-naks.....

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Trento, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cheap solution near Mono Lake. It's a 20 min drive to get to the South Tufa reserve, which is an amazing place. Beds were comfortable and big. The bathroom was clean. WiFi was a bit slow and hard to reach.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The hotel is very outdated, small and shabby. If you like to enjoy your neighbours conversations you will love it. We could literally hear every word they said. The walls are made of paper. But... the location is excellent for visiting Mono Lake and Yosemite, the view is great, our room had a coffee machine and we didn't have such... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lee Vining - a place to rest before Yosemite. Room was clean, everything was nice. Dining was limited choices. The part we thought was funny, when my wife was checking out, she said hello (assuming the manager) who was so busy counting his cash, he only grunted an acknowledgement - Perhaps is name is Ebenezer Scrooge, could work on his... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The motel is very convenient to the east entrance to Yosemite. This is a small, no frills, no extras motel. The room was clean. The room we had did not have air conditioning, but a fan was provided. There is no drinking water fountain, no pool. There was hot water & tea bags at checkin. I could not access the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Warm, clean and comfortable. Also open later than other accommodation in the off season. All hotels in Lee Vining are on the road - 395 so road noise is going to always be there. The king room had a great comfortable bed and this place was perfect as a base for our one day trip in to Yosemite. Just be... More 

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Elmira, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Based on some on-line reviews, I booked two nights at the Yosemite Gateway Motel for a visit to Yosemite National Park. We were extremely disappointed with the room (Room #10), especially the bathroom. I attached a couple of photos as examples. There was no air-conditioning and the heat source was a simple walll-mounted electric heater - in the bedroom -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed one night in October. On the plus side it is a great location for Yosemite, it has the fastest wifi of any hotel we visited during our trip and it has brilliant view of Lake Mono from downstairs rooms. The bathroom was nice and new with a good shower. On the downside this really is a motel small sized... More 

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As many other reviewers, stayed here the night before entering Tioga Pass. Not many choices in town. Fairly average hotel. Small rooms and beds need updating, as do the sliding door entries, but the bathrooms were renovated and are spacious and clean. Beautiful views of sunrise and Mono Lake. Wifi worked well. Our TV didn't work and the owner was... More 

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