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Lake View Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
Winnipeg, Canada
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“Nice stay near Mono Lake.”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We only stay there for one day. My initial impression was very good, staff seems friendly, room is old but clean and adequately maintained. Mattress is on the soft side. WIFI is hit or miss but understandable consider it uses satellite as there is no DSL/Cable service. Location is excellent, there are at least two decent restaurants nearby, a grocery store and two over-priced gas stations. It is minutes away from Mono Lake Visitor Center.

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Olga, Washington
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

I and a friend stayed at the Lake View for two nights in connection with a hiking trip into NE Yosemite. While our room, in the motel part of the Lodge, was clean and relatively comfortable, with a partial view out over Mono Lake, it was overpriced (reflective I guess of high occupancy during August in the Yosemite vicinity). What struck me most about the Lodge was the fact that the staff felt totally powerless to assist with any of the several requests we made for assistance. Leave a duffel for a couple of days while in the back country? Have to talk to the boss, and s/he ain't here. Spotty internet? Same. Ice and coke machine broken? Same. Air conditioner doesn't work? Same. Need some duct tape for a broken window? Check with the market next door. Need quarters for the laundry down the street? Tough. I hold the owners of this facility to blame for being literally care less. Will not stay here again.

Room Tip: Don't get a cabin if you want to access the internet...book in the motel. Rooms across the stre...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Central Valley CA
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Hubby and I stayed here for a couple of nights. We wish we could have stayed longer! Check in was friendly and the room was wonderful. The room was clean and the bed was comfy. We had a great view of some of the gardens when we sat on the balcony and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and Stellar's jays having fun. Parking was so convenient as we could just bring our luggage right in without having to climb stairs (I had requested a ground floor due to hubby having trouble with stairs and the Lodge honored that request). The view of the lake was limited, but it's only a short and scenic drive to get closer to Mono Lake. One of the BEST things about this place is the honesty! I inadvertently left our camera in the room when we left and we were no further than an hour away when the cell phone rang and it was the Lodge letting us know that the housekeeper had found and turned in the camera to the front desk! The caller let me know that she would send the camera out to us and sure enough we received it a couple of days later (which is why I am able to attach some of the wonderful pics taken during that trip)! We will definitely be back!

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The room seemed adequate on the surface, though highly overpriced. I soon found that the floor amp did not work due to a defective electrical outlet. After that, I tried to take a shower, but there was no hot water. The desk clerk came to the room, and checked it. He said maybe lots of people are taking a shower and I should wait a while. Same thing happened the next day, at an earlier hour. Also, the toilet tank seal leaked water to the bowl, causing the tank to be noisily topped off every 10 minutes all night.

Room Tip: If you have to stay here, do not get room 33. DO eat at the restaurant at the gas station just sou...
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Jonesboro, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Stopped on our way out of Yosemite. Grounds are neatly manicured, covered with beautiful flower beds and nice places to sit and relax. Accomodations are very clean and by stopping early and not minding second floor we got a very large room, almost a suite. Enjoyed sitting in the lawn chairs on the balcony which is far enough off the road to make it pleasant. The town has a great cafe and several neat stores for souvenirs. Be sure and visit the lake and pick up some literature on it.

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Toulouse
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We just stay 2 days after a trip in Yosemite on the way to Las Vegas.
Good rooms with 2 king size beds and convenient bath room.
We just spend several minutes to find how to use lavatory faucet! But we are french!
Breakfast is in a place just near the rooms and convenient too.
We enjoy our stay with visit too Bodie, the gost town and tuffas along the salt lake.
Several place to have dinner by walk in the evening.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We decided to stay at Lake View Lodge as it was close to the East entrance of Yosemite park where we wanted to walk the next morning. The rooms were clean but basic with towels, air conditioning and a television and were a good size. We went for supper at Tioga Delhi gas station that was about half a mile away that we had read about in the newspaper. They served delicious food and I would definitely recommend going there if you want good food. Good location if you just want a place to stay for the night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Lake View Lodge
Address: 51285 Highway 395, Post Office Box 345, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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