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El Mono Motel

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51 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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El Mono Motel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a good night at El Mono Motel in Lee Vining. The bedroom was nice and confortable and the location is very great : closed to Mono Lake and at 10miles of the east entry of Yosemite park. I recommend this place for a stop before or after visiting Yosemite park.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed a night at El Mono, and found it suitable for our needs. The motel certainly looks like the most inviting one in town, with a lovely garden area out the back and an inviting reception/cafe space. Yes, the rooms are small, and would probably be inconvenient for a longer stay, given that there isn't a great deal... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better options for lodging in the small town of Lee Vining. El Mono is quaint and quiet. No TVs or phones. The inn was full and didn't even hear other guests. I stayed in a room with a shared bath...wasn't a problem. It was close and very clean..never saw anyone else here. The room itself... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No fridge, very small rooms (there is only space for bed), tiny bathroom, bed sheets not so clean... Not the best motel during our trip and quite expensive. Good location as it is in lee vining downtown

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Delaware, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the outside looks inviting, the inside is roughly the size of a prison cell. The beds take up approximately 80% of the space in each room. The bathroom was campground quality at best and the size of a linen closet. The shower took 2 minutes for hot water and then went cold if any neighbor flushed a toilet or... More

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Pasadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are cozy and tastefully decorated with photo posters of Mono Lake and environs. In early morning the interior garden is alive with finches at the bird feeders. The cafe opens at 7 am and serves the BEST coffee drinks in the Eastern Sierras! Having to use the shared bathroom hall was NOT a big inconvenience. I would stay there... More

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are small but clean and the staff is very friendly and always helping out in case of any questions. Try their coffee and cookies! Nice location to visit Mono Lake for a day after our Yosemite trip.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little motel on the shores of Mono Lake. We stayed a couple of weeks ago on our way to Yosemite - clean, comfy rooms which are great if you don't mind a shared bathroom. Sweet little gardens front and back and great coffee and cake from the cafe. They also found and sent back my phone to England that... More

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Perfectly located near Mono Lake and handy for getting to Yosemite, El Mono Hotel had a lot of charm. The staff were nice, there were flowers and bird feeders outside the rooms and the whole place had a nice safe, laid-back feel. Nice little cafe as part of the place too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Rooms were well presented, modern and clean. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Good for a one night stopover to see mono lake but nothing else to do really so not much point staying longer. Nice coffee as well!

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Address: 51 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
El Mono Hotel Lee Vining

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