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“A stones throw from Yosemite Park.”

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Yosemite Cedar Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in El Portal
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We booked Cedar Lodge as it was considerably cheeper than staying in the Park. A short 10 minutes to the park entrance. Place had a nice atmosphere. Rooms were basic but comfortable. Free parking outside your room. Each room had a balcony. Retaurant was basic but food was good and resonably priced. Breakfast was included and was very good. When visiting the park, make sure you drive up to Glacier point in time for sunset, beautiful.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel as it was a 15 minute drive to Yosemite NP. It was fairly pricey but has a pool, large, clean and comfortable rooms. The room had a balcony, tea and coffee making facilities, free car parking & had a nice on site bar/ restaurant which was reasonable.

Staff were helpful & the premises are well maintained. There is also a river over the road which has several walks & the hotel is safe for singles, family & couples alike. There also appeared to be a games room and indoor pool which families appeared to be making use of.

Would highly recommmend staying here, overall the cost was out weighed was worth what you pay for.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were originally going to stay in the Cedar Lodge, a few reviews on this site mentioned the river houses, so we explored Yosemite Resort Houses site and found a great alternative to the lodge.

They have four houses. Two sleep 12. One house sleeps four, and the other sleeps six. We stayed in the Gatekeepers house (sleeps six). Low season price was $130 per night (cheaper than two rooms in the lodge) It's one bath, one bedroom with a loft. The bedroom has a queen. The loft has two queens, and can be accessed by a loft ladder, or a external door.

It was clean, also has maid service, full kitchen, dinning table, living room, deck, bbq grill, and nice views. Location is three miles from main lodge (you can still use lodge amenities), and about 20 mins from park.

P.S. Two of the houses on a steep hill. Be prepared to lug the suitcases.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

This hotel relies on it's close proximity to the entrance to Yosemite NP and really needs to lift it's standards.

The rooms only offer the basics. The beds were uncomfortable, No cell phone reception, Expensive Internet that is only available in reception.

The staff are friendly and helpful.

The restaurant has a limited menu.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Week stayed in river house in last month, yosemite, is wonderful place.the ce dar hotel is distant maybe 16 miles of the park, and the river house 2 miles before.this place there aren't snow, in the winther but many animals we can see. The access to the park is very easy , in 30 minute.The river house is complete toe 12 people,2 bwb, no fireplace, but there was bbc place, no internet, no laundry, but we ask toe the manager that open other house and we used the laundry.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We arrived hot and tired in the height of the season to be told there was no record of our booking (made via the National Park Authority) and the hotel was full! After much discussion, we were offered a room 2.5 miles further (west) down the road at "Savages Outpost". Thinking we were getting fobbed off, imagine our surprise when we found ourselves in the luxury apartment here - enormous 4-poster bed, hot tub, double shower, beautiful kitchen, private riverside patio and well-furnished lounge! We didn't want to leave!

I've no idea what the regular price of this place is, but it's just fantastic luxury!

Back home, after a bit of investigation, it appeared that it was the hotel's not the Park Authority's mistake; but their compensation wasn't bad!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We didn't spend much time in this hotel as we were in the national park most of the time but it was pleasant enough. Bar and restaurant on site which was ok. Close to the entrance of Yosemite NP. About 15 min drive. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Yosemite Cedar Lodge

Address: 9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318
Location: United States > California > El Portal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in El Portal
Price Range: $87 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Yosemite Cedar Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 211
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