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El Mono Motel

51 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
El Mono Motel
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The two young folks who manage the hotel are so friendly and helpful. The towels and bedding are so soft and luxerious. The room was clean and well maintained. It is an old property, so it has some quaint funkiness that adds to the charm. Wonderful porch and garden seating with views of Sierra mountais and Mono lake. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was clean, freshly painted, linens clean. Soap, shampoo, and lotion provided. Good coffee at the shop in the morning. Free wifi. Bathrooms clean. Only thought, the hotel website states shared bathroom, but not that you share it with EVERYONE, and that you walk out your room door (to the outside) to get to the bathroom. This was fine,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Third time i stayed there. It is Just great for a stopover or a few days in the area. Rather small rooms, but cleanliness, atmosphere and friendlyness make up for that. Just a charming place and good coffee too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough good things about our night at the El Mono. We stayed in room 7, it is no frills but quaint & has just what you need for a perfect nights rest. Friendly & helpful staff. Clean room with small bathroom/shower. Picturesque little garden lines the walkway to the rooms. There is no AC but rooms have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun old fashioned type of motel where you register in the coffee shop. The room was nicely furnished and clean. We liked having 2 separate rooms with beds. The grounds of the motel are lovely and we enjoyed sitting on the porch of the coffee shop "Latte Da" to have a cappuchino and check email. There was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there during the summer, they are not open in winter. Our room had a bed and a clock radio, no TV or bathroom. The bathroom was down a hall. The rooms was cozy and great if you were escaping electronic interferences. Outside was a wonderful garden that attracted a number of humming birds. One of the guests told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly and inexpensive Motel though the breakfast offering was not to our European taste. But the Coffee shop had good coffee and some cakes. The Motel was easy to find and Lee Vining is very convenient for a lot of places of interest if you are interested in Geology, Wildlife or Botany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at El Mono for a stopover on our roadtrip. We were pleasantly surprised by the motel. Our room was clean and cosy. Shared bathrooms were clean. Quality coffee was served to enjoy in the lovely garden. What more to ask for? We'll definitely visit again if we are touring around the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at El Mono Motel after two days visiting Yosemite National Park, on our way to Las Vegas. To be honest we had seen some good reviews and some not so good but it rated high among the (few) places in Lee Vining. I am giving it a VERY GOOD rating for the following reasons. The room was adorable,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here after visiting Yosemite. We wanted to see sunset and sunrise at mono lake but it turned out to be rainy and cloudy during our stay. The lake was still pretty though. We checked it just before 9pm and was the last room to do so, staff were very friendly. The room was clean and had a sink... More 

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