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Cedar Lodge, El Portal

2-star2 stars

9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA, 95318, United States of America

Family hotel in El Portal with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool
  • Free parking
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Main amenities

  • 2 restaurants
  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • Conference space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free parking

For families

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • 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
  • Tunnel View - 16.3 mi / 26.2 km
  • Cathedral Beach - 16.4 mi / 26.5 km
More about the area

Good 7.0


Great location

Bar and Beverages

Bar is awesome

Value for money

Value for money could be better


Complaints about WiFi


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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

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Lazy river
  • Pool sun loungers

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 900
  • Conference space size (meters) - 84


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Year Built 1978
  • 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.

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)
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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 1,681 reviews

Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Monopoly in the middle of nowhere.
Hotel has the monopoly on everything. Be prepared to pay very high prices for very average (at best) food, service, etc. Room was not worth the price we paid and even basic, basic services had charges.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Great value
This was my second stay at Cedar Lodge, the place has everything you need and is much cheaper than the options directly within Yosemite. It’s still only a short drive to the entrance. We didn’t spend much time in the hotel, but everything was clean and we had no issues whatsoever.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Very Good8.0
Not Bad
Great location just outside of Yosemite, room was average, condition average, the price pretty hefty.
Donald, usOther trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Yosemite base-camp and more!
Great pad to launch into Yosemite! Awesome grounds, little river just across with BBQ pits. We'll be back!
Igor, us1 night trip
Cedar Lodge, El Portal
Close to Yosemite
Loved the proximity to Yosemite! Also, nice to have the river across the street. The room was quite outdated, but fairly clean. The beds were not the most comfortable. We ate dinner in the sports bar and the hamburgers were very good. Although it is not the nicest hotel, I would stay there again when visiting Yosemite.
Brian, us1 night trip

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