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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a little family get together, there were 8 of us. We had a Jr. Suite w/ kitchen and another room. We didn't think 1 bathroom was enough for all of us! Though the Jr Suite would have slept all with relative comfort it was perfect for 5 and worked for all of us for an impromptu dinner and...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights in Cedar Lodge and overall the stay could have been more pleasant. This property has an eerie feel; maybe because of the 1999 murder of 3 women who stayed at Cedar Lodge. The staff were not motivated to help when we inquired about potential road closures this time of year. We observed the milk sold in...

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1Thank Ianwctan
San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The rooms are clean, well maintained. Even though the lodge is far from the valley (18 miles) it is worth to consider for the price and facility. The only difference is there is no complimentary breakfast, the wifi is usually broken and you cannot get any network coverage here. Unless you cannot stay without network do not consider this place.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had no cellular coverage, understandable given the location. Never had internet, although we were told daily "Working on it". Then one night had no water pressure. Second morning, I couldn't even shower due to sewage backing up into the bathtub. Left three days early. The location was great, but that's all.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed here 1 night on our way before going to yosemite. Booked the room through expedia and not knowing what to expect. For a motel type of room it was ok, we had a suite and there was a lot of space. we went for the drink at the bar on the premises and even though it's outdated, we...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here as our overnight spot while away from Yosemite. Next time we will stay in the park. Front desk staff is woefully under trained. No one ever smiled or said welcome or offered any tips for the area. The room was dated, cheap, not even free pens or laundry bags. Old linen and musty smell they try to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is located on the highway so ask for a room away from the road. Second advice which is a must is: ask for a top floor room don't stay on the ground floor because you can hear every single step your neighbors make. Wifi is 10$ a day and you can't share it with several terminals (quite poor). Location...

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1Thank paul t
Corte Madera, California, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drive up and park at the door to your room. Get up the next morning and drive just 15 minutes into Yosemite Valley. Don't plan to eat exquisite food here, it's basic bar food and burgers (albeit with a veg burger option). Do plan to take your time at concierge; this place is low-key. That said, the rooms are clean...

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2Thank GayaBlair
Portola Valley, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is located close to Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite National Park. A convenient place to spend the night. Accommodations are basic but complete. Bed was excellent. I downgraded this motel because of the totally inferior Internet service, which is provided by a contractor who charges separately. In this day and age, guests are entitled to expect decent WiFi.

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Stockton, California
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Couples wkend getaway. After a long day of rainy hiking in YNP we decided to book at the Cedar Lodge BC of the rate. Pluses: about 30 min driving to YNP 140 main gate. Easy to book, reasonable rate for the area we paid under $100 off season, easy to find just off the 140 HWY, checkout 11am, on-site Bar...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Cedar House Restaurant
Cedar House Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Cedar Lodge

Address: 9966 Highway 140, PO Box C, El Portal, CA 95318
Location: United States > California > El Portal
Price Range: $96 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cedar Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 211
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Also Known As:
Cedar Hotel El Portal
Cedar Lodge Yosemite
Cedar Lodge El Portal
Cedar El Portal
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“Beware the property is directly off & facing 140 HWY. The ROOMs 140's are above the Housekeeping Laundry which runs all day until 10pm.”
 of 5 bubbles rgNjg60, Feb 22, 2017 | Read review
“try to get a room with a balcony with view on the hills”
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 of 5 bubbles MichelCee, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
“The travelers were killed in room 509.”
 of 5 bubbles jaysab2016, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Get a Deluxe Queen Room as it has a sofa seating area which will give more space for your belongings.”
 of 5 bubbles Boowicked, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“It is scenic all around ... maybe the room facing the heated pool could add more value.”
 of 5 bubbles RanjanGoenka, Nov 17, 2016 | Read review
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