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51340 Highway 395 PO Box 250, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Lee Vining, look no further than Yosemite Gateway Motel.

While staying at Yosemite Gateway Motel, visitors can check out Mono Mills Historic Sit (2.7 mi), which is a popular Lee Vining attraction.

Yosemite Gateway Motel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers a sun terrace and express check-in and check-out, to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travellers looking to enjoy some burritos can head to Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nellie Deli. Otherwise, you may want to check out a diner such as Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nellie Deli or Nicely's.

During your visit, be sure to check out Mono Basin Historical Society (0.2 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

The staff at Yosemite Gateway Motel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
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Jayne D wrote a review Jul 2022
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My husband and I stayed at the Yosemite Gateway Motel on Sunday night. It was so disappointing. We had understood we would get air conditioning, we did not and the desk clerk was so dismissive when questioned about this. We also were charged about 100 dollars more when we booked a long time in advance over the person who came in that evening. It was hot, the room was old and we were overcharged. Not good, sad way to start vacation
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JeffinNJ wrote a review Jul 2022
Bridgewater, New Jersey293 contributions151 helpful votes
Seems that this expensive place has been updated--decades ago. It has the dubious distinction of being the most disappointing lodging establishment that we've patronized for many years. Where to begin? For starters, why does TripAdvisor list air conditioning as an amenity here when we didn't have it. When my wife complained to the young and thoroughly dismissive desk clerk, she was told, "Well, you didn't ask for it." Since when do you have to ask for air conditioning in 2022? So we sweltered in 80 plus degree heat with nothing more than a fan blowing the hot air around. Other gripes: warped doors, insufficient lighting, and amazingly, no GFI circuit in the bathroom. I've never seen that! Late arriving guests were offered a room rate nearly $100 less than we paid.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KDG57 wrote a review May 2022
Alameda, California12 contributions9 helpful votes
Great views from the deck, but the screens in the bedroom windows somewhat obscured the views. The TV in the front room was extra large, but the sofa from which to view the TV was SO old and worn out, super uncomfortable. And finally, we awoke to a fellow traveler whose car had been broken into by a BEAR. Yes, they'd left some food in the vehicle, but I would have like to have been warned beforehand that this was a possibility. Would not stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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labbassmith wrote a review Aug 2021
Phoenix, Arizona41 contributions7 helpful votes
The room was fine. However there wasNO AIR CONDITIONING in our unit. There was a “cooling unit” in the room that did not work to cool much. The location was great. Thankfully we are only staying one night and going to Yosemite in the morning. Go someplace else
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reisende_Sun wrote a review Jul 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada59 contributions50 helpful votes
Great place to stay if you want to be close to Mono Lake and Bodie State Park. The bed was very comfortable, the mini-fridge in the room was useful and the room was clean. There are also restaurants and gift shops right across the street. I mean it's a pretty basic motor court motel with few "thrills" but its clean and comfortable with free parking and a great place to stay for a night.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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mailgirltravlin wrote a review Jul 2021
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NO AIR CONDITIONING -Was told the unit runs on water- fill with a pitcher turn it on. The motor puts out heat and the fan blows out warm air. No cooling involved. Only had a patio door screen to let cool air in as people walked by to get to their rooms and the bed was in full view. No window fan , no ceiling fan. Also. my room was paid for in points ahead of time. I was still charged over $170. That tells me she double collected on that room $340 for a room with no AC AND NO PHONE, ETC , We had to go up and down steps that were outside to get to our room. I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE EVER
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Find a hotel with AC This one is falsely advertised
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Dolores A wrote a review Jul 2021
Palm Desert, California363 contributions112 helpful votes
We enjoyed our one night stay in room 18 June 27th. The room was clean, the AC worked great, and the beds were comfortable. the Wifi worked well also. We enjoyed the view of Mono Lake from the outside chairs and tables. We had no issues with noise from neighbors or the highway. We always use a white noise machine. I forgot something in the room when we left and the management promptly mailed it to me. I appreciate that customer service. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Kimberley F. wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York4 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed here for one night and honestly it is worse than your average motel. The little “AC” they give you does nothing at all to cool down your room it’s useless and there are no fans in the room. The property also needs some upkeep renovations. Just get an Air B&B and skip this place. Awful.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ogol17 wrote a review Jun 2021
Joshua Tree, California925 contributions540 helpful votes
One of the worst value-for-money hotel rooms I have ever stayed at. The room has no fridge, no air condition (the fan is useless in the summer heat), and no real door (just an old sliding door that locks with a tiny latch). The advertised “balcony” is actually the open corridor that leads to the rooms, and the “lake view” is a joke - the only view is boring hills and the lake is very far in the distance. The staff wasn’t too nice either, and the price was far too high for this steaming-hot basic room.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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suzanne b wrote a review Jun 2021
Central Florida, Florida64 contributions32 helpful votes
Motel is in a great location with a view of Mono Lake. There are 2 restaurants directly across the street. Good COVID precautions. Rooms are updated to provide ample plug in for devices, the beds are comfortable, and it was clean and well cared for. The service was above and beyond. I left my phone charger in the room when we checked out. I called the next day and they found it and mailed it priority mail the very next day. A big thank you to Rose and her manager for being so thoughtful. I would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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US$183 - US$261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yosemite Gateway Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Yosemite Gateway Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mono Lake (3.9 km), Mono Basin Historical Society (0.4 km), and 20 Lakes Basin Loop (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yosemite Gateway Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Yosemite Gateway Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Yosemite Gateway Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yosemite Gateway Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Latte Da Coffee Cafe, Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nellie Deli, and Mono Cone.
Is Yosemite Gateway Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 km away from the centre of Lee Vining.
Are there any historical sites close to Yosemite Gateway Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mono Mills Historic Sit (4.4 km).
Does Yosemite Gateway Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.