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Yosemite View Lodge

11136 Ca - 140, El Portal, CA 95318
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#1 of 2 hotels in El Portal

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting El Portal, Yosemite View Lodge is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Yosemite View Lodge makes it easy to enjoy the best of El Portal.

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

Yosemite View Lodge features 24 hour front desk, a picnic area, and a gift shop. In addition, as a valued Yosemite View 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 a popular El Portal shrimp restaurant such as The River Restaurant & Lounge, which is a short distance from Yosemite View Lodge.

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

Yosemite View Lodge is sure to make your visit to El Portal one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Convenience store
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Shannon B wrote a review 17 Oct
San Francisco, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Much better than expected! We stayed in a King River-view room and were happily surprised. The room was very spacious, with a gas fireplace and a huge jacuzzi tub (which was much needed after a long day of hiking). It had a kitchen with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, stove, and mini fridge. On the third floor, our patio looking over the river was wonderful for morning coffee with the babbling river noise so soothing. There were also outdoor hot tubs available, though we didn’t take advantage. The elevator is a bit scary, the furnishings sparse and the mattress was a bit hard for me, but happy to overlook those items based on the other benefits. I’ve paid more for worse! The only real complaints I have are: 1. Wi-Fi is not included. A bit of a racket given that nobody has cell service in the area. 2. The restaurants close at 8:30pm even on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the pizza though!But if you miss it, the general store is incredibly well stocked with lots of options for frozen food, pantry options, some fresh options and plenty of booze, drinks, snacks, and souvenirs. Overall, would definitely stay here again! I’d even consider it over the Yosemite Valley Lodge in the park if the short drive isn’t a dealbreaker.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you want pizza, they take orders right up to closing time.
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Michael D wrote a review 16 Oct
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Stayed at this resort for three days while visiting Yosemite. Their website calls it a “luxury resort” but I would call it average. The room was nice with views of the mountains and river on each side, with an OK balcony for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Food choices are very limited at the River Restaurant and below average in quality in my opinion. It’s proximity to Yosemite is a plus (about 4 miles from the Arch Entrance on the west side of the park). There is a gas station/grocery store about a mile west of the Lodge which is also convenient.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: If visiting Yosemite National Park is your priority, this Lodge is convenient.
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Melissa D wrote a review 13 Oct
Scottsdale, Arizona14 contributions12 helpful votes
Place serves its purpose for an average motel. It’s a bit beat up however not so many options in the area at all. At least having the dining options are nice on the premises to have food at least. Oh they so charge for Internet which you need since no signal there. I bought it at the kiosk in lobby which was good for 24 hour total- so it lasted my 4 night stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Steve S wrote a review Sep 2021
Omaha, Nebraska34 contributions10 helpful votes
I have stayed in a Motel 6 that was in better condition than our room, and for a whole lot less. The room was adequate, but that was about all. Missing a light bulb in the ceiling fan, there were no light bulbs in the stairwell, which was dangerous after dark. The grounds were shoddily maintained, many of the decorative outdoor light fixtures were missing light bulbs. The outdoor pool was nice, but no towels. I realize that they are only 10 miles from the West entrance to Yosemite and that is how they can charge $250+ per night, but please put some of that back into general maintenance and safety.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roger W wrote a review Sep 2021
Huntington, Indiana26 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed here 2 nights while visiting Yosemite. The room was clean and comfortable. The AC was adequate but with temps of 104 it did struggle to keep up. Our room had a ceiling fan that made the room fine. The outdoor ice machines also had trouble keeping up. Our room had a balcony which I normally love, but it was just too hot out to stay out there. But this hotel is 2 miles from the gate and looked much better than any other hotels in town. If we visit again, we will definitely stay here and recommend it to our friends.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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US$144 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yosemite View Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Yosemite View Lodge?
Nearby attractions include El Portal Market (1.6 km), Elizabeth Lake (3.0 km), and John Muir presentation by Lee Stetson (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yosemite View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Yosemite View Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Yosemite View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Yosemite View Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yosemite View Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Parkside Pizza, The River Restaurant & Lounge, and Little Bear Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yosemite View Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Yosemite View Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Yosemite View Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yosemite View Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.