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1 room, 2 adults

Cedar Lodge, El Portal

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

Mountain hotel in El Portal with outdoor pool, indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
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 2,366 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Cedar Lodge, El Portal

from $89
  • 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)

What’s around Cedar Lodge, El Portal

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Yosemite Valley (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Sierra National Forest (43.5 mi / 70 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)

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 *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing 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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • 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)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Cedar House Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Open select days.

Canyon Bar & Grill - This Cafe serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.


On Site

  • Spa tub
  • Fishing 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.

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October.
  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM.
  • 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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.0 From 1,726 reviews

    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    Very Good8.0
    Like the location just wish there was a open restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also TV was crap. Other than that good
    Angela, us1 night trip
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    No cell phone or WiFi service, employees where not welcoming, not rude but not friendly. No breakfast with this hotel unless you pay $18.00 per person, room needed updating and no mirrors except for in the bathroom, poor selection of tv choices, would not choose to stay here again
    Lisa, us2 night trip
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    Budget accommodations for a luxury price.
    These accommodations were below par and overpriced. There were very few outlets to charge cameras or phones and a charge for internet service. The room smelled dusty and did not feel clean. No laundry facilities were available on the premises, and the only place within miles to purchase food was the hotel restaurant. I would recommend staying elsewhere!
    A Traveler, us1 night trip
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    Not good
    Great location near yosemite. Very dated rooms. Bedspreads are super old along with everything else except bathroom. Restaurant overpriced and crappy food. Wouldn't recommend.
    Sue, us2 night trip
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    Very Good8.0
    good place to stay
    We've stayed here numerous times when visiting Yosemite. The front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The only complaint I have about the rooms is that the shower head is really low. I know that seems like a silly complaint but I don't know why anyone would mount a shower head at a height where a person only 5'7" has to bend over to wash their hair.
    Alicia, us2 night trip

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