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Yosemite Gateway Motel

51340 Highway 395, PO Box 250, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here overnight on our way through to yosemite national park, was centrally located, functional and all we needed for the brief stay. Right on the main rd and just down from the general store and restaurants.

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Quitman, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grossly over priced. Bathroom very small. No amenities, Only cooling was a unit in which you had to add ice every few hours for a very small amount of cooling. Place is very old and not remodeled in years. Bed was satisfactory and clean. Parking for rooms 1-4 was inconvenient and the room door is only about 5 feet from... More 

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Midland, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for a one night stay in July. We were on a family vacation exploring California and had plans to continue exploring Yosemite and beyond. We had a family emergency arise and had to cancel the rest of our trip. Every other hotel along our journey was respectful, understanding and exhibited customer service - EXCEPT THIS ONE... More 

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Hinesville, Georgia
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104 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old motel that is very well maintained. Enjoyed a friendly, efficient check in. Our room had a nice view down a little valley toward the lake. Large room with very comfortable beds. Nice, plush towels in a large bathroom. No decaf coffee available in the room or in the office is the only reason for less than... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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