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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
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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Redlands, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the hotel for one night in the two bed, shared bath, room. Everything was clean including the shared bathrooms and showers. The room was nicely appointed. The room faced the garden which afforded a quiet evening and pleasant view out the window in the evening and AM. Only suggestions, A) offer discounts for AAA, AARP, or... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms, cute decor, cute town. Everything was comfy and cozy. We loved our stay.the coffee shop served excellent coffee. The price was reasonable and location ideal. We would live to return and spend more time around the park area. I lived the retro feel to the place.

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Oelde, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our choice for El Mono Motel hit our expectations fully. great location - wonderful garden - clean rooms - comfortable. great price for one night. private bath was included. near Mono Lake and Yosemite entrance

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay in Lee Vining. Beautiful gardens, affordable rooms, and don't miss the pumpkin spice coffee cake. The staff are very friendly as well. I love sitting on the swing at sunrise or sunset and gazing out at Mono Lake. Very close to Yosemite's Tioga Pass as well.

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Basel, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for a night on our way to Yosemite National Park. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. We booked a room with shared bathrooms, which are much cleaner than expected. Sadly, the room was really small, but for one night good enough. No noise from the street.

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

As long as you understand that this is a motel and not a luxury resort, you will love the simple beauty of El Mono Motel. The garden is absolutely lovely; filled with colorful comfortable chairs and cushions. Sit and enjoy a drink from the delicious cafe (be sure to have an amazing egg sandwich in the mornings) as you are... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family and I stayed here over night after a day at Bodie and before a hike to Cathedral Lake in Yosemite. The staff was wonderful and very pleasant. The beds were comfortable and though the bathroom is shared, this didn't bother us in the least. Very easy to get to Yosemite, Mono Lake and Bodie. The patio was full of... More

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Palo Alto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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