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#2 of 2 hotels in El Portal

See why so many travellers make Yosemite Cedar Lodge their hotel of choice when visiting El Portal. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as paid wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Yosemite Cedar Lodge features 24 hour front desk, a convenience store, and shops. In addition, as a valued Yosemite Cedar Lodge guest, you can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of the nearby restaurants that are within walking distance of Yosemite Cedar Lodge, such as Cedar House Restaurant (0.0 mi) or Canyon Lodge Bar and Grill (0.1 mi).

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as Yosemite Valley Railroad.

At Yosemite Cedar Lodge, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to El Portal.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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MichelinFamily wrote a review 18 Jan
Barnet, United Kingdom46 contributions20 helpful votes
Whilst it sits in a rather lonely spot a little way from the NP entrance, Cedar Lodge had everything we needed for our stay. Like so many Motel type accomodations in the US, it's looking past it's best in some respects but our room was clean, beds were comfortable, wifi was excellent and we had a dinner on site which was very good too, even though choice was a bit limited as some have said. Would recommend - can't believe it's 2 star rating. It's better than that for sure!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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scottsV6960JJ wrote a review Oct 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions4 helpful votes
Cedar Lodge, and the sister property - Yosemite View Lodge - are arguably the best lodges in and around Yosemite National Park. Exceptional staff, guest rooms, facilities and location make these resorts ideal for business functions (group of 50) and family getaways. My company utilized the Lodge for a corporate event and the service and accommodations couldn’t have been better. We will definitely lock in another corporate event given the spectacular guest reviews we received after the event. Highest recommendation.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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bluejmagic wrote a review Sep 2021
Colchester, Connecticut49 contributions20 helpful votes
Stayed at the lodge for three nights. The location is close to Yosemite but there is only one other closer option. The rooms were dated 50's style but were clean. The grounds are OK and the pool was clean. The restaurant on site is not a restaurant but a bar with 4 options for eating such as (hamburger, chicken strips). The only breakfast option is egg sandwiches. The day I went to get a breakfast sandwich they were out of eggs. The lobby and store is nice and the people working in the lobby were friendly. The wifi cost $10 a night and there is absolutely no Verizon telephone or data reception in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sashazur wrote a review Sep 2021
Salem, Oregon114 contributions129 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights as part of a group hiking tour. Overall this place was just OK - and I probably would say that even without the covid restrictions. The main reason to stay here is proximity to the park entrance which was 15-20 minutes drive. Staff were friendly though hardly ever wearing masks. The rooms were dated and a bit worn out, though clean and large; the AC worked well but was noisy. They were doing renovations on one of the buildings so hopefully things will be improving. Some outdoor common areas were a bit grungy with bits of trash, sidewalks needing some pressure washing, etc. Due to covid they were not doing daily housekeeping, though I think it might have been available on request - we just went to the front desk a couple of times to get clean towels and more shampoo etc. There’s no cell coverage in the area and they charge $10/day for WiFi - and it sometimes got very slow or stuck in the late afternoon and evenings when most guests were online. We ate dinner at the bar on the property several times, the food (burgers and such) was so-so except for the great fries. To be safer we ate outside at the adjoining pool area picnic tables instead of in the dining room. There’s also a real restaurant in the same building as the bar, but it was temporarily closed, though they were serving takeout breakfast egg muffins etc. (which were good) and coffee. For more food choices there’s a store in the lobby with drinks, snacks, frozen burritos, premade sandwiches, etc. Although the rooms didn’t have microwaves, there’s one in the lobby and all the rooms have a fridge and coffee maker - the latter worked well to heat water for the instant noodles they sell. P.S. Originally we planned to drive to Mariposa for more dinner choices a few times, but it was more than 30 minutes away, and after hiking all day we were always too hungry to wait that long.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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SorryIwentthere wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My family and I stayed at this hotel in July. My room had bedbugs. I washed all of my cloths before leaving but still brought them home. It cost me $3,000 to get the out of my home. The hotel is dirty and infested.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cedar Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cedar Lodge?
Nearby attractions include El Portal Market (6.4 km) and Yosemite Valley Railroad (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cedar Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Cedar Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cedar Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cedar Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cedar Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Parkside Pizza, The River Restaurant & Lounge, and Little Bear Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cedar Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cedar Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Cedar Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yosemite Valley Railroad (1.2 km).
Does Cedar Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Cedar Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.