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1 room, 2 adults

Cedar Lodge, El Portal

2-star2 stars
9966 Highway 140El PortalCA95318United States of America

Family hotel in El Portal with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Value for money
Value for money could be better
Complaints about WiFi
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From 2,304 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Cedar Lodge, El Portal

from $179
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (with sofa sleeper)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed ( Spa Tub )
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Spa Tub and kitchenette)
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom (with kitchenette)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. Guests driving to the property should be aware of seasonal road closures. Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass) closes October through late June, restricting east-to-west travel across the park. Yosemite's eastern gate and Tuolumne Meadows are not accessible when Tioga Pass is closed. Guests are advised to check local weather and road conditions/closures with the California Department of Transportation before travel. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Cedar House Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


On Site

  • Spa tub
  • Fishing on site
  • Playground on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Cedar Lodge, El Portal’s small print

Also known as

  • Cedar Lodge El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel El Portal
  • Cedar El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Yosemite
  • Cedar Hotel El Portal


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 5 per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 10.00 for 12 hours (1-device limit, rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for USD 10.00 for 12 hours (1-device limit, rates may vary)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Cedar Lodge, El Portal


  • Sierra National Forest - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Bridalveil Fall - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km
  • Yosemite Falls - 19.9 mi / 32 km
  • Half Dome - 20.8 mi / 33.5 km
  • Vernal Falls - 20.9 mi / 33.6 km
  • El Capitan - 22.4 mi / 36.1 km
  • Yosemite Valley - 15.9 mi / 25.6 km

Getting around

  • Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite) - 40 min drive
  • Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) - 121 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 1,724 reviews

Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Very Good8.0
If only the beds were comfy....
Easy check in, very was clean but the bed and pillows were not comfortable. The location is quite convenient; 10 miles to the Yosemite entrance.
A Traveler, us3 night trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
The room needs updating. The rate being charged per night Wifi should be included. The TV was HD, but no HD cable service.
Yvette, us1 night trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Very Good8.0
Much better than I. on site was good
alice, us2 night trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Very Good8.0
Overall very pleased
Maybe I'm giving this place too high of a score. The other reviews made me super scared to stay here. Honestly I was very pleasantly surprised. I am a 5star hotel snob and I was very comfortable in this hotel. The bathroom was super nice and updated, new tub, floors, vanity. Our room was very clean. Very good airconditioning. Bed was pretty comfortable. Overall great stay 10-15 minutes out of park entrance. Would do it again considering cost and distance of other hotels. Overall thought a great stay and convenient and rooms our huge and large mini fridge in room
Jacqueline, us2 night trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Ok place but a bit expensive.
Roomy with fridge and somewhat clean. No Wi-Fi, loud AC system.
Hoa, us1 night trip

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Cedar Lodge, El Portal

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