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Visakhapatnam, India
Reviewed 27 May 2012

The rooms are big, clean and comfortable. The bath rooms are large and has a big counter. The food in the restaurant is good. The store is open till 11pm. The only inconvenience is that there is no cell connectivity and the wifi is available only in the lobby on payment of $9/ per instrument.

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SF_California
Reviewed 25 May 2012

I read most of these reviews before booking the Cedar Lodge for 2 nights during our recent stay in May 2012. I have to say it was very convenient considering there wasn't any other place to stay in the area that was any closer to the park, everything was booked. Yes it is pricey, but you are very close to...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 May 2012

We stayed this hotel and the Yosemite View Lodge (7 miles up road) -- both hotels were good. We had a king room with the biggest jetted tub I've ever seen. I was perfect after a long day of hiking. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean and quiet. We ate dinner at the bar & grill....

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Glenelg, Maryland
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This place hasn't improved much since our last stay in 2010. Our room was on the second floor, up 2 and a half flights of steps, but at least the room looked like it had been recently remodeled and had new furniture and bedding and a remodeled bath and large vanity. You do get a fridge, hairdryer, and an old...

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cedar002, General Manager at Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Yes we have remodeled quite a few rooms, and have been also working on the outside. We have several different types of rooms. Some have flat screen TV and microwaves & coffee makers. We have some with full kitchens. The Wi-fi is thru an different company and yes there is a charge. We do monitor the keys and if a...

Dublin
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This "hotel" is very "motel" style, what with parking outside your front door and the room with the bathroom way at the back. The rooms are pretty basic and a bit dark (you have to pull the curtains because people can see you otherwise) but really have everything you need, with coffee maker and empty fridge (useful for food for...

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Wimberley
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Lodge is located more like 30 minutes from the park than 10 as some people are saying ( possible speeding, which many people do there). It is the second lodge on the road from Yosemite. Closer one is Yosemite View Lodge. Cedar Lodge is a huge complex of rooms, with pools and river access, small store within and restaurant. We...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2012

This hotel is located close to the yosemite national park. It is priced accordingly. On an absolute scale it is poor value for money, but relative to other yosemite hotels it is similarly priced, and you are unlikely to find anything much cheaper. The facilities are ok, the rooms feel dark, dated , and faded, but they do the job....

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Cedar Lodge and I feel for the location and as close as it is to the park it was a very good deal. The only negative I could find was that the room did not have a clock and I didn't bring my travel clock. The room was clean and the beds very comfortable....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed there 14-15 may 2012 in room 219. That night my friend was bite at her hand but we was not sure much. But when we drive back to home during the way we was bite more. Bed bugs in room hide in ur stuffs. It is so horrible that we have to clean and dry clothes and wrap...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 16 May 2012

This is a two-story multi-building motel property in El Portal, 10 minutes from Yosemite's west entrance. It provided an affordable alternative to pricey in-park lodges. The room was spacious, clean and included a refrigerator for travel snacks & beverages. There is no cell phone reception in this part of the Merced river valley. (Excellent cell service in the park, however.)...

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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
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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: $134 - $329 (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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