There are some pluses and minuses for this hotel. The biggest plus is the location just outside the Yosemite Park entrance at El Portal. Also, we enjoyed the balcony of our room that was right above the rushing Merced River. Gorgeous! The room had a good air conditioning, good TV, and a large room with kitchenette. Also, enjoyed the pool and hot tub.
Now for the negatives. It is VERY expensive for an older hotel with no additional services like free breakfast or free WIFI provided. Also, the shower in our room has to be the worst shower that we've ever experienced. We could only get warm water if the water ran at a trickle.
Of course, since it was near Yosemite, the food costs and gas in the area also are very expensive. We did enjoy the buffet breakfast at the River Restaurant (in the center of the hotel complex) at $10.95 each. There was a lot of variety with lots of fruit.
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- Also Known As:
- Yosemite View Hotel El Portal
- Yosemite View Motel