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El Mono Motel

51 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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El Mono Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Lee Vining
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last week was my fifth stay (in as many years) at the El Mono Motel, and I adore the place. Yes, the rooms are small (but not upstairs), and yes, guests have to share bathrooms, which rather than being a nuisance, reminds me of my favorite lodging experiences in Europe. If you want a "Best Western Motel" experience, avoid the... More

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St. George, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pros: clean, bedding was nice Cons: lack of space in room, no a/c or fan (only front room had a fan), only 2 useable outlets, a desk but no chair, door to jack & Jill bath dragged on carpet loudly which would wake other occupant, sink in one bedroom only (rather than in the bathroom) so would wake occupant, no... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I stayed here the night before doing a backpacking trip in the Yosemite High Country so we didn't have to drive the hour+ from the valley. Room is small but the bed was pretty comfortable. A sink is in the room, but it would have been nice to have a sink in the shared bathrooms so you could... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very neat place. Room is small but clean. The bed was comfortable. Back yard is beautiful. They provide free books to kill time. Do not miss the breakfast. I really enjoy the Blue sandwich. Only thing is the shared bathrooms were very small.

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San Andreas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just read one of the reviews criticizing the lack of AC. We stayed here the 2nd weekend in July and indeed it was hot. However, this was an unusual heat wave. I even lived in Lee Vining for awhile, and most of the time, AC is not needed. Obviously, the lack of it, and phones and TV, contribute greatly... More

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old-fashion motel and coffee shop with long open hours, a short but fun breakfast menu, views over Mono Lake, garden sitting spots to enjoy the coffee/food, a nice clientele, and a positive staff. The rooms are clean and good value. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was perfect after a long trip through Yosemite Park. We arrived very late (almost 11 PM) and as promised had our key taped to the front door. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. I loved the nice thick bedspread and friendly look of the room. In the morning we ordered a (very) good cup of... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's our fault. We procrastinated in booking a place to stay while visiting the Mono Lake/Yosemite area in the summer! And this was the only motel we could find with room available. When we pulled in, I wondered why the guests were all out on the porch. I soon found out: the rooms do not have A/C and it was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a place to stay near Mono Lake and picked El Mono in Lee Vining. It didn't disappoint, it was small but very clean, quiet and friendly. They don't have TV or air conditioning but it really didn't seem to matter. The coffee shop makes great coffee for first thing in the morning plus a good selection of... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several days camping in the dusty wilderness of Masonic, I was thankful just to get a room at this reasonably-priced motel during 4th of July weekend. So when my family arrived to a lovely garden, cozy cafe, delicious pastries (including several gluten-free ones!) and friendly folks, we felt like we hit the jackpot. Sure, the rooms are small (we... More

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Address: 51 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
Also Known As:
El Mono Hotel Lee Vining

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