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Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal

2.5-star2.5 stars
11136 Highway 140El PortalCA95318United States of America

Mountain hotel in El Portal with 2 restaurants, 3 outdoor pools
  • Free parking
Good7.4
Location
Great location
Room
Room is all right
Service
Service could be improved
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Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal

from $169
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room

About Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal

Location.
This lodge is in El Portal, California, next to the Merced River and two miles from the west entrance of Yosemite National Park. El Capitan is eight miles away, and the Upper Yosemite Falls are 10.6 miles away.

Hotel Features.
Yosemite View Lodge offers two outdoor pools and an indoor pool and spa tub. The lodge’s patio has an additional four outdoor spa tubs. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Parking is complimentary, and laundry facilities are on site. Tour assistance is also available.

Guestrooms.
Guestrooms at Yosemite View Lodge feature balconies with river views and TVs with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include hair dryers. Kitchenettes include two-burner stovetops, refrigerators and microwaves, toasters, cookware, and dishes.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 336 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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

Children

  • Up to 3 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • 2 per room (up to 110.23 lb)

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

Offsite

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Lazy river
  • Arcade/game room
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

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

Parkside Pizza - This diner serves lunch only.

Recreation

On Site

  • Spa tub

Nearby

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

Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal’s small print

Also known as

  • Lodge View
  • Yosemite View Motel
  • View Lodge
  • View Lodge Yosemite
  • Yosemite Lodge View
  • Yosemite View
  • Yosemite View El Portal
  • Yosemite View Lodge
  • Yosemite View Lodge El Portal
  • Yosemite View Hotel El Portal

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD $10.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 9.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD $10.00 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 9.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for USD 9.99 per night (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 Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal

Landmarks

  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Bridalveil Fall - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Yosemite Falls - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km
  • Tunnel View - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Yosemite Visitor Center - 13.9 mi / 22.4 km
  • Yosemite Museum - 13.9 mi / 22.4 km
  • El Capitan - 16.7 mi / 26.8 km
  • Yosemite Valley - 16.4 mi / 26.4 km

Getting around

  • Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) - 125 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 2,039 reviews

Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal
Very Good8.0
Had a balcony right on the Merced River - beautiful view. Property is a little older, probably being spruced up a bit, but great location. No free wifi is one big downer however.
Douglas, us2 night trip
Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal
Good6.0
Okay if you need a kitchen.
Room was well equipped except for a dish towel or paper napkins for the kitchen. The restaurant was the only eatery open ($$$). Our view was of the highway. Informed maintenance of 2 nonworking lights - 1 was fixed 2 days later; the other never fixed. Wifi was $10/day for 2 devices.
Patricia, us3 night trip
Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal
Exceptional10.0
Great hotel just outside the park
We stayed here during spring 2018 with our small kids. Merced rapids were so fast and spectacular and it was georgious to have the river just outside our bedroom. Yosemite Park was closed due to weather but Yosemite view lodge is just outside the park boundaries so we were lucky as people who booked inside the park couldn’t get in. Hotel staff was very helpful and kind and gave us good instructions for walks around the closure. We took Hite Cove Wild flowers walk, it was outstanding. Hotel was very reasonably priced, clean, with a good restaurant on site. I would stay here again next time we visit.
MrsLarisa, us2 night trip
Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal
Exceptional10.0
Great time, nice location.
Very clean. Nice hotel.
Shana, us2 night trip
Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal
Exceptional10.0
Very nice stay.
Very nice. Little worn around edges. Clean. Had to track down towels, etc., after cleaning. Had Service Dog with us, hotel worked great. We normally use our trailer, so very pleased overall. Hotel billed as closest to Yosemite NP, it is.
DIANE, us4 night trip

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