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Yosemite Gateway Motel

51340 Highway 395, PO Box 250, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Olga, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can second many prior comments: The hotel is overpriced, but it is a sellers' market in Lee Vining (and anywhere below Tioga Pass) in the summer, and this is probably the best of not great alternatives. The "caretaker" is unfriendly but does what he needs to do to get you into your room. The place is dated, with rough edges.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location with rooms having a varendah overlooking the lake. Rooms are very comfortable, simple and well appointed with everything we needed. Coffee making facilites and good quality TV. Basic shower room, but was very clean with good water presssure to the shower. Very helpful manager.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lee Vining is located just outside the eastern entrance to Yosemity. The fact that the motel is outside of the park means that the cost is considerably lower. Our room faced Mono Lake and it was big enough to fit a double bed, a table, two chairs and a big screen TV. The bathroom was quite big and looked like... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We paid $200 for room barely large enough to fit the bed. The bathroom only fit one person at a time, and the shower barely fit one (and we're not large people). The room was right on the highway, and for the early hours of the night, we were serenaded with either road traffic (big rigs) or police radios (for... More

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Brussels
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We paid twice the price for a good Travelodge motel room in Bishop, however it has no air conditioning, no breakfast and the rooms are really rundown and not well finished ( except for the bathroom ).

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Aurora, Colorado
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I recently took a 10 day roadtrip around Northern(ish) California in late June/early July of 2014. I used Trip Advisor extensively in selecting hotels for this adventure. This review is part of that vacation. Day 2 - we left Tahoe and needed a place to land before heading into Yosemite the next day. This seemed to fit... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I’d made a reservation for this motel the previous morning and a good thing too, when we got there, there was no vacancy. In any case, if you want to stay in Lee Vining, it’s always a good idea to have a reservation, since this is the gateway to Yosemite, but there is a very limited number of motels/guest rooms.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Too late to get a room in Yosemite Park, we booked our room early in May for a stay 11th June and payment was taken at the time of booking. We had a partial view of Mono Lake, the bathroom had been refitted and the room was clean with a comfortable king bed - those were the positives. We arrived... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is very dated to say the least. No ac. Very pricey for no frills. You step out your door and your on the road. It was clean. The wind blows through town about 35 mph I guess this is the no need for ac. Not much in in town but there are good places to eat. Across street... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed here in a 2 queen room with our 2 kids for two nights.At this price point, I would expect more. It will be a nice motel if the price is around $100 bucks. Our younger one still sleep in crib, but we were told they are not allowed to carry cribs. I dont know why, but it is... More

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Address: 51340 Highway 395, PO Box 250, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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