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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 we went for the drink at the bar on the premises and even though it's outdated, we...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 3 days ago NEWvia 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 6 days ago NEWvia 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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Corte Madera, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 4 weeks ago

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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1Thank rgNjg60
Wapenveld, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't even notice driving up to the hotel untill it 'spawns' from the Yosemite forest. When you're there you get an authentic lodge feeling at the reception. Don't forget to check out the little trading post. The rooms are really nice, if you have a room on the upper floor opening up to the hills be sure to open...

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1Thank MichelCee
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Yosemite. While the hotel is quite close to the park, it is extremely inconvenient for those who are without private transport. It is $5 per way into the park with the public busses running at either 7AM in the morning or 12PM with the 7AM bus arriving over an hour later at Yosemite,...

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Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We chose Cedar Lodge because it is close to Yosemite National Park. It was very reasonably priced although we went during off season. Our stay at Cedar Lodge was comfortable. We asked for a quiet room and were given a room in the back which had a lovely deck and was very quiet. Don't know what it would be like...

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Milton Keynes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This place is OK. Just an overnight on the way to the park. It's another 40 minutes drive. There are nearer lodges. Very 1950s looking. Staff nice enough but not professional or engaging. Rooms are in blocks. Nice view over the hills. Breakfast and WiFi are not included - and you will likely need the latter as no cell signal....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Cedar Lodge

Address: 9966 Highway 140, PO Box C, El Portal, CA 95318
Region: United States > California > El Portal
Price Range: RM421 - RM1,019 (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, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“try to get a room with a balcony with view on the hills”
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 of 5 bubbles MichelCee, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The travelers were killed in room 509.”
 of 5 bubbles jaysab2016, 3 Jan 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, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“It is scenic all around ... maybe the room facing the heated pool could add more value.”
 of 5 bubbles RanjanGoenka, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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