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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Enjoyed our stay in this lodge a lot. Gave us a whole new experience that we always see on tv, but can't get in Malaysia. My cousin and uncle love watching people fishing at the river across the street. My aunt and mom had a frenzy collecting the rosemary grown on the grounds. The distance did not bother us, as... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed one night on our weekend trip to Yosemite. It's a little further than anticipated, especially driving back in the dark on the windy roads. At my speed, it's 30 minutes to the Valley and hiking. We didn't stay, but passed by the Yosemite View Lodge, which is probably 10 minutes closer to the park. The room is basic-coffee... More 

4 Thank RosaTraveler
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

I got the room online for $72 which was a fabulous value for a huge clean room with two double beds. The bathroom was spotless and included a separate washroom and space for hanging clothes. The room was very quite and felt secure as it was my first time staying in a motel style accommodation. There was also an indoor... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Just to orient you - After leaving Mariposa, you'll find Cedar Lodge on the right side of the road, about 22 miles on, in the town of El Portal. It's literally at the roadside, you can't miss it, and is located 8 miles outside of the park. From the hotel to the actual toll gate of the park, it's about... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

We stayed in November 2011 for 3 nights while exploring Yosemite. This is motel style accomodation and the rooms are a little dated but it depends on your expectations. The room was clean, spacious and warm (we were glad it warmed up as there was plenty of snow outside!). There was a pool and spa but we did not use... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2011

Dirty, outdated and filled with bed bugs! I would never recommend this motel to anyone. It wasn't until the second night staying there that we saw bed bugs. We saw a number of them in the adolescent stage, which means it was a breeding ground, and filled with blood. . . because they had already bit us! I collected one... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

We stayed here in November 2011 as part of a Virgin fly drive holiday. The room was comfortable and warm, and had a spa bath and separate shower. We stayed for three nights, and ate in the bar every night for convenience. There was a good range of beers, but the food menu was very limited. Breakfast was served in... More 

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Barnsley, UK
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

Stayed for 1 night whilst visiting Yosemite Park (as I'm sure that's why the majority of people stay here!) We were visiting from the UK, though staying with friends in San Jose so this place was recommended to us and was handy for the drive being on route 140 which we'd come on. Booked online ok a couple of days... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2011

The room was comfortable, with the window open you can see & hear the Merced River. They have an indoor & outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, souvenir shop, and about 10 minutes away from Yosemite.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Hotel was close to Yosemite park, but the thing that ruined our stay was that we found bed bugs in the room. Blood traces on the sheets and in the bathroom, and a bad smell in the room. We stayed during Veterans Day weekend.

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  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: RM362 - RM831 (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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“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
“We had a queen room with two large beds for two of us - very spacious and beds were comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles GardenerCook16, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Because of the location I would say all rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Sals1701, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Recommend waiting to visit Yosemite until you can stay in National Park accomodation”
  • trash left outside my door
  • Filthy carpet
  • unclean bed linen
  • unclean bed linen
 of 5 bubbles PJF842, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Donʻt stay at this hotel. Too expensive for the crummy room you will get.”
  • Peeling wall paper in bathroom.
  • Peeling wallpaper in bedroom.
  • Old water damage along one wall in bedroom.
 of 5 bubbles katebE3910AU, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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