We just returned from a 10 day family vacation. We flew to Las Vegas and then drove to Sequoia Nation Park, Yosemite, San Francisco, Napa, and Avenue of the giants. I took my two teenage children and husband. We drove 2800 miles in 10 days. This hotel is right outside the entrance to Yosemite National Park. The biggest problem was getting to it. The road is closed for at least a year due to a land slide. The only way to get to the hotel is to go in the South Entrance and then drive 2 hours through the park and exit out the southwestern exit. Just past the hotel the road is closed. There wasn't much in the town so we ate at the hotel or in the park. The room was nice and the view of the river was nice. It was extremely hot so we couldn't be outside at the hotel. It's in the middle of a valley which causes it to be very hot with no breeze. We would drive to the park during the day and it was hot there to but not that intense. They had a laundry room but it was packed with people and no air conditioning in the laundry area so our clothes would not dry because of the humidity. It was a very busy lodge, but once we were in our room I didn't hear anyone. We stayed in the new building but the decor seems old with dark browns and it was kind of dark in the room. They had a nice kichenette and dishwasher/small frig and cook top. A Toaster and a microwave. Plus I noticed dishes and a few pans utensils. We didn't use any of it but it would be convient for someone traveling on a budget to cook a few meals in the room.
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- Also Known As:
- Yosemite View Hotel El Portal
- Yosemite View Motel