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“Nice motel if you want to stay in Lee Vining.” 3 of 5 stars
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Lake View Lodge
51285 Highway 395, Post Office Box 345, Lee Vining, CA 93541   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
Idyllwild, California
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20 hotel reviews
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“Nice motel if you want to stay in Lee Vining.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Basic motel right on 395, but room was quiet. Overpriced for an average place, but it was middle of summer so I didn't expect a "deal". Staff was very friendly. Room was typical small motel type. No view of Mono Lake, but just had to walk around for that. Appeared to be the best in LV.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Location is great, room was clean and Ok. We had no problems here. Maybe the price could be lower. Accommodation was without breakfast. Lee Vining is very nice place to stay, next to Mono Lake. Internet was Ok.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Clean, good value and friendly staff ... Stayed one night coming from Yosemite, and wanted to see Mono Lake..great location and well run .. Very good price and the staff was very friendly and helpful... Nice setting, beautiful landscaping and room was spacious with good free wi-fi service... Worth the price

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Preston, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This hotel is well positioned on the shores of Lake Mono, near to Bodie and Yosemite. It is quite expensive but that is probably because of the limited accommodation in the area and it was disappointing that the wifi coverage was poor and limited to the reception.
The room was good and clean. There is a coffee shop in the grounds for breakfast but we didn't try it, instead we ate locally - there are severla options.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Arrived late in the afternoon on our way between Death Valley and Yosemite.
Helpful and friendly reception staff who were aware we were coming. Very down to earth place. Nothing fancy but we liked it all the more for this. The site overall is a little spread out and a bit like a back yard bit we found out barebones cabin easy enough. These cabins are really basic but clean, tidy and comfortable and offer a refreshingly simple alternative to motels. There's no TV, fridge or coffee maker, just a cabin with a bed in it - and that's about it. Outside, there's a small yard area with a BBQ pit and a picnic table that we made use of later in the evening in a break from eating out.
The bathrooms are separate and shared with other cabins. This is more of a campground than a hotel/motel don't forget, so the bathrooms are very functional but, like the rest of Lake View, entirely adequate.
The on-site cafe was ok for breakfast next morning. Not a huge selection but good enough.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Coming from Reno and wanting to visit Yosemite, spending the night in Lee Vining is the best option. Be sure to check out Mono Lake as well. The Lodge is fairly expensive for what they offer but the location is rather remote and not a lot of competition I guess. The property is nicely maintained with a garden at different levels and benches in the shade. Coffee sold in the adjacent shop at the third level pretty good. Room spacious enough but very dark, worst of it all is the noise from the other rooms. Walls are super thin and the ceiling seems to be made of cardboard. You can hear everything from your neighbours. Wifi did not work, not even in the reception. Staff very friendly.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Middlesbrough
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spent a night here en route to Yosemite from Death Valley. We just wanted somewhere to spend the night before an early start into the park. For this Lakeview Lodge was fine. We had a standard room which was reasonably priced. It was clean enough. Maybe a bit outdated. Th fridge made the most awful buzzing sound which was remedied only by unplugging it. But overall it was fine. Comfy bed, quiet, ok bathroom & shower & a decent sized room.
The room notes said that wifi was available but would only be accessible in the foyer but we found we could access it in our room as we were reasonably near the lobby.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 51285 Highway 395, Post Office Box 345, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 46
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