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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
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Mono Motel was our favourite stay. Lee Vining is a cosy little town, with great views on Mono Lake and close to the eastern entrance of Yosemite National Park and Bodie SP. The room was quite small but this 'disadvantage' was outweighed by the friendly staff, the great coffee they make and the wonderful, relaxing garden in front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Exactly what I needed to spend the night. Very basic small room but wasn't looking for much more. Great Coffee and breakfast choices for the morning. I knew I was arriving late at night and they had everything arranged for me. Very communicative. Very friendly. Great recommendation to spend the night before heading into Tioga pass.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We just spent one night in Lee Vining. The motel looked the most inviting in town because of its building charakter and the garden. The staff was calm and friendly - young hippies ;-) The room was quiet, clean and nicely suited though there wasn't any TV, phone, coffee machine etc. We had a good night and a fine sleep.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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 October 13, 2014

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 October 10, 2014

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 October 4, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

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 October 1, 2014

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 September 20, 2014

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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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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