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El Mono Motel

51 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

John S is absolutely right: “El Mono Inn - The place to stay in Lee Vining”. Just don't expect a four star hotel. If you are looking for that, go somewhere else. If you are looking for a clean, cosy, wel run little Hotel for not a lot of money. Ad friendly staff and you do not want to leave.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Mono Inn is a wonderful place. Lovely garden, charming rooms, coffee shop right there. This is our second year staying at El Mono because we liked it so much. The place has lots of character, so much better than the generic places

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the reviews and called in advance to book a room I was expecting this to be the highlight of our trip. It served as an adequate and clean place to sleep whilst visiting the amazing mono lake area, although it was not a particularly enjoyable place to stay. We were prepared for basic accommodation, although there was too... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stay at this cute little motel on our way to Lake Tahoe or Yosemite. It's so unique and has a great vibe. The rooms are small but clean and quiet. There's a lovely outdoor area for reading or just hanging out. Delicious coffee and homemade breads in the coffee shop were a perfect breakfast to get us on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for one night before heading into Yosemite National Park. We had booked two rooms one with a bath and one without. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable and the staff were very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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Berwyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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