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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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful stay, cheerful, pleasant and easy. The staff are friendly and helpful, and go out of their way to accommodate. Nice touches surprise wherever one looks, from the hollyhocks, sunflowers and geraniums to the flocks of finches, colorful decor, loaner book collection (also a free book exchange), carefully chosen appointments, and thoughtful touches. The Latte Da coffee shop is a... More

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Lecheria, Venezuela
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to sleep over in Lee Vining coming from Yosemite Park in our way to Las Vegas. Yhe hotel is neat! Clean, unique, with wifi and good cofee. the parking is just in front of the room door......

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Seattle, Washington
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The El Mono Motel is located within less then 5 minute walk from the East Sierra Transit Bus stop and less then 5 minutes from YART shuttle bus towards the Yosemite NP which makes is a great choice for hikers without a car. The Cafe opens just in time for you to grab a cup of coffee and breakfast pastry... More

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Coventry, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights here, visiting Bodie, viewing the natural history and birds on Mono Lake, and seeing the fissure (called "fault") near Mammoth Lakes and the hot springs near Mammoth Lakes airport. The motel is beautifully kept with a lovely garden where you can sit and relax, with flowers and feeders to attract many kinds of birds. It is... More

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay the night before a backpacking trip in the high country, and we managed to grab a night at El Mono. We first encountered this business through their great coffee shop. This was the second time we stayed there. Beautiful garden, low key place. Not a chain, and sometimes that's a good thing. Plenty of... More

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I planned to stay here after hiking the John Muir trail, before meeting my family in Tuolumne. The place is fairly simple but seemed pleasant. We got a room with shared bath. A key thing I was looking for in paying for a hotel was the chance to get my first hot shower in a week. When I went for... 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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