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“Cozy cabins” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lake View Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lee Vining
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cozy cabins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

As we did a tour through California this was a comfortable place to stay nearby Yosemite park and mono lake.
We had a charming little cabin nicely decorated and small but even had a little kitchen area with cooking possibility's.
It was clean but as the floor was of the ground the cold wind blew under the floor and it was really cold.
The children stayed in a room which was clean and simple but warm.

Room Tip: Cabin can be cold but are charming. Rooms are simple but warm
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank P E
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

You will need quite good eye sight to see the Lake (Mono) from here, but then again, I am not entirely sure that is why one would visit Lee Vining. I am also not entirely sure why one would visit Lee Vining, but that's another story ........

When we came down out of Yosemite NP, across Tioga Pass (Hwy 120), we had the choice of Left (Lee Vining) or Right (for miles till something/somewhere worth stopping in/at. We need Fuel, Food and Sleep, so chose Left. That'll be the answer then.

This Lodge seemed one of the best options, had space and the price was right, so we stayed.

A perfectly acceptable Motel in a small town. Clean, comfortable, a good night's sleep and good recommendations for both Dinner (Lake Mono Inn) and Breakfast (a Diner, 2/3 doors down).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Angmering, West Sussex
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Given the options for lodging in Lee Vining, I would recommend Lake View Lodge. It has everything you need, even if things are getting a little dated. For this reason it is overpriced but I guess that's down to the location. If the price had been more reasonable this would have been a 4 Star review.
However, we enjoyed our stay and used it as a base for visiting the wonderful Bodie and the equally beguiling Mono Lake.
Lee Vining itself is an unexpected delight, that seems to have held on to old fashioned values giving it a somewhat timeless quality. The townsfolk seem genuinely pleased to see you and it doesn't feel as if it's just about dollars. Since returning to the UK we have recommended Lee Vining and the Lake View Lodge as a stopping point to friends lookng to make the trip to Yosemite; that's probably the best endorsement we can give?

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank isummers1
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80 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

This hotel got a nice big room suitable for 4 person. 2 queen size bed, 2 washing basin in the room. Got coffee machine , free wifi, no smoking, if you book ahead online, the price is good. I am very concern about hot water in the hotel, are they powerful and hot enough, and they are.
No breakfast nor complementary water.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank turhanwoo
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Fox Island, Washington
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

This looks like your typical, small town motel, but in the back they have several cabins you can rent for the price of a standard room. Some come with a full kitchen, living room and separate bedroom with full bath. They could have used a hide-a-bed sofa instead of two recliners in the living room though. Someone traveling with children could use the extra bed for the kids. Grills outside for cooking if you like. A fully stocked grocery store is right next door, so you can pick up breakfast, or dinner supplies and cook them your self. Lee Vining is the gateway to Yosemite on the East side. If you travel there in the winter, don't count on going over Tioga Pass as it closes as early as October.

Room Tip: The cabins in the back are a great value.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank walkersandlin
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We wished we could have stayed here longer than two nights. We had cottage 19 which was spotlessly clean, the bed was comfortable and there was a good sized full bathroom with plenty of space to spread toiletries out. The kitchen, dining and sitting areas were open plan and gave plenty of room. All full size kitchen equipment, a proper kitchen/dining table and chairs so no balancing on your knees in a easy chair !

To top it all there was a settee and two rocker/recliners – very comfortable. All the equipment was quality and some real care has been taken in decorating and furnishing the cottage. There is also a small table, couple of chairs and a BBQ outside.

The Mono Market store is next door – very convenient.

Can recommend Lake View Lodge Cottages and hope to visit again.

Room Tip: Cottage 19 was well equipped and up to date
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rojanich
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Atascadero, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We've stayed in this room many times in our travels on highway 395, our favorite room over the office. The first receptionist however, was a poor person to represent the goodwill of this motel; I asked her if she was having a bad day since she was so grumpy. These attitudes set the initial tone for the stay, for anyone. In all fairness, the second lady, who came out to help us had a great attitude and her professionalism was appreciated.

We were a bit surprised by the rule now to immediately charge, for the entire stay upon check-in. Most motels do an authorization and only charge for nights stayed. We had to check out early, so we had to be refunded by this odd rule. There is a charge for early checkout too, if a 24 hour notice I not given, $25 USD. There is no coffee or breakfast offered at the motel either.

When we made the reservation by direct call to the motel, we were told there was no longer AAA or any discounts, but there are still signs on the outside front wall of the office, which state, "AAA and senior discounts"....... So which is it?

I'm still giving this a four star rating; the room was extremely clean and quiet. It had been extensively remodeled; with new windows, new air conditioner, new base moldings, and paint. Only two things could make it better; a light over the counter, where the refrigerator and food prep area is, and a window in the bedroom. This motel is in a good central location, for Mono Lake, Bodie Ghost Town, and Yosemite National Park, when highway 120 is open.

We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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
Amenities:
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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