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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
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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 2,349 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Cedar Lodge, El Portal

from $99
  • 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.

    Parties and events are allowed on site. 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 1,731 reviews

    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
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    Very Good8.0
    No wifi, breakfast not included and expensive.
    Pawel, us2 night trip
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    Very Good8.0
    Basic Hotel-overpriced
    We stayed 1 night. For almost $200 a night (including taxes) the jacuzzi wasn't working per staff, most ice machines weren't functioning & by morning we found out our hotel door was not secure &locked. It wouldn't latch/lock. Only the handle was locked. You could just push the door in. I tried it different ways at least 10 times. I couldn't believe it. Staff didn't seem surprised & said thanks for telling us. Per staff "things break" but for the price get them fixed. Staff said you have a tub in your room which surprisingly I had a big sunken in jetted tub. That was great for me but my husband has severe back & neck pain and we always try to book hotels with HOT JACUZZI'S and ice machines (he lays on a bag of ice to kill the pain) since we couldn't bring the commercial ice packs. There was frozen beer in there from previous folks.No cell service or wifi & TV is all static. The room was spacious we had a KING bed and big bathroom. Bed was comfortable and clean. Nothing around so we ate at the restaurant on site which was pretty good. Fish and chips, wings, sandwiches etc.They had an indoor and outdoor pool. When walking back from dinner we stop to see indoor pool and the jacuzzi was working so not sure how the staff didn't know that. Only an hour went by. Too late at that point since it was closing. I should of received some type of credit especially for the unsecure door. Front desk looks like all local teenagers and they didn't really care.Not real hospitality staff.
    kimberly, us1 night trip
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    No wifi
    Audelin, us2 night trip
    Cedar Lodge, El Portal
    good value for access to yosemite
    the outside deck area was welcome but the furniture was in poor repair with a number of broken chairs. Since there were only 3 of us, we were able to find enough chairs in good condition for our use. the rooms were clean with furniture in good repair.
    Beth, us1 night trip

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