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“No Alarm Clock Needed” 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
Cape May, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“No Alarm Clock Needed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed in cozy cabin15 which had a kitchenette with the necessary cooking supplies & dinnerware. The bathroom was roomy, but the shower was quite small. We kept bumping into the water valve changing the temperature (careful hot is very hot). The mattress was sunken in the middle, very uncomfy. But the place was cute. A nice porch with chairs & small table/chair set along the cabin's side. A charcoal grill in the common area next door. Parking in front of the cabin.They still advertise AAA at the office but when we booked 6 months in advance they denied any affiliation. A bit pricey, but that's what happens when in a resort area.The location was great. Easy to get to the main attractions of Mono Lake, Bodie, Mammoth Mountain Resort, & Yosemite. Also each day at sunrise the local rooster crowed a good morning greeting!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Idyllwild, California
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

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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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
70 helpful votes 70 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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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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
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Number of rooms: 46
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