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Yosemite View Lodge
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   11136 Highway 140, PO Box D, El Portal, CA 95318   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in El Portal
1 review
“Lovely weekend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This place was perfect! We stayed at a mountain side room in the maple building and were debating upgrading to a river view but we figured we wouldn't be in the room that much anyway. We were impressed with the size and cleanliness of our room. We had a nice kitchenette with small fridge, microwave, sink and two burner stove. It was fully equipped with pots, pans, dishware and silverware. The thing we loved most about the room was the jetted hot tubin the living room area. It had a gas fireplace right next to it. Wonderful! What a relaxing way to end our long days of hikes through yosemite. The bathroom was very spacious and clean. I will definitely be staying here again. The pizza at parkside pizza is delicious! We were told there is no free breakfast but the restaurant on site offers a breakfast buffet for about $10 per person from 7am - 10am. We didn't try it but we did have pizza two nights. Overall this is a lovely place to stay and about 1 mile from the main park entrance.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I love this place!!!! We had a little drama checking in- the place was way busy, they have me a room someone was already in... But they quickly fixed it. Go for the rooms w/ the river view- they have balconies outside your room where you can almost touch the river- so beautiful! My rooms have always had a two burner stove, microwave, small frig, fireplace, jetted tub, and two headed shower. Not a lot of tv channels- but who cares??? Each building has a pool, there's even an indoor pool and hot tub. The outside hot tub was broken, as it was last year. I really wish they would get that fixed. Some of the curtains show a little wear, and the decor is a little 70s... But a great deal and very clean. The views are to die for!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockton, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We wanted to take our girls (2 dogs) to Yosemite. This place allowed both dogs, without restrictions! They loved watching the river flow right past our room. Although they swear Frick or Frack stole their dinner. Had a great time in a great room!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Lodge is right at the entrance of the Yosemite park, i.e. just a few miles away from the park's main area. Yet when I was there in December the room was only half price compared to accommodation in the park. I liked the room, it was at the riverside, which gave a nice atmosphere and the car could be parked right in front of the door. Furthermore, it was spacious and comfortable, with good working heaters and a hot tub. I would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The drive was beautiful. The staff very friendly. Th e room very clean and the view of the river from our balcony breathtaking! We were able to bring our dou which is a bid plus. We will be back. It was only 2 miles to the entrance of the park.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A great place to stay to access Yosemite Nat Park without driving! We used the Yarts bus service from the front of the hotel. $7 return for adult - kids travel free with each paying adult. Consider that it costs $20 to get in to the park this is a deal.
Hotel room was spacious and has a small kitchen - sink, coffee maker, stove, microwave and fridge. Great for making small dinners. Also comes with pots, plates, cups etc. Not pretty but functional. Saved us $$ on eating out. We had a mountain view - or highway view really. Not noisy even with snow plows. Nothing fancy but very functional.
Hotel has an indoor heated pool (and outdoor) which we didn't realize when I booked - wish we had bought our swimsuits it looked nice!
Perfect location for us - we went skiing at Badger Pass each day and I didn't have to put chains on or drive at all!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hawthorne, California, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

If something fancy is what you're looking for this is not the place. But for a quick get away it was great. There rooms are a good size. We had a 2 queen bed room and it had everything you need in their kitchenette. Very close to Yosemite Village. We stopped by the store and cooked dinner in our room. Bring your bathing suit because they have an indoor heated pool.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Yosemite View Lodge

Address: 11136 Highway 140, PO Box D, El Portal, CA 95318
Location: United States > California > El Portal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in El Portal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Yosemite View Lodge 3*
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Also Known As:
Yosemite View Hotel El Portal
Yosemite View Motel

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