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1 room, 2 adults

Red Bud Lodge, El Portal

2-star2 stars
9484 Highway 140El PortalCA95318United States of America

No-frills El Portal guestrooms with kitchenettes
  • Free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • Large room across road from river. Check in and restaurant 2 miles awayJun 21, 2018
  • This hotel is about 12 miles down the road from Yosemite and 2 miles out from the…Jun 11, 2018
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Red Bud Lodge, El Portal

from $159
  • Red Bud Standard 2 Queen
  • Classic Cabin, 2 Queen Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Check-in for this property is at a different location: Cedar Lodge 9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Red Bud Lodge, El Portal’s small print

Also known as

  • Red Bud Lodge El Portal
  • Red Bud El Portal


Cellular phone service, Internet service, and guestroom phones are not available at this property. For more details please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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.

Optional extras

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.

What’s around Red Bud Lodge, El Portal


  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance - 10.6 mi / 17 km
  • Half Dome - 23.1 mi / 37.2 km
  • Yosemite Falls - 22.2 mi / 35.7 km
  • Vernal Falls - 23.2 mi / 37.4 km
  • El Capitan - 24.8 mi / 39.9 km
  • Bridalveil Fall - 17.1 mi / 27.5 km
  • Yosemite Valley - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Tunnel View - 18.6 mi / 29.9 km

Getting around

  • Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite) - 36 min drive
  • Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) - 117 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 251 reviews

Red Bud Lodge, El Portal
Fantastic stay in a fully functional suite. Newly remolded.
robert, us2 night trip
Red Bud Lodge, El Portal
Very Good8.0
Stay at Red Bud
The room was clean and roomy. The yard and entries need attention. Signage to room location would have been helpful since there are 2 separate buildings.We didn't notice at booking that the check-in was at another location, so we had to backtrack to do so.
Janice, us1 night trip
Red Bud Lodge, El Portal
The worse hotel stay in my life!
If you want to have sleepless nights, stay here. If you want to have stressful nights, stay here. This review is for both Red Bud Lodge and Cedar Lodge, they are the same owner. I booked for one night stay at Red Bud Lodge from Arrived at the lodge after passing Cedar Lodge, then found out that I have to check in at Cedar Lodge, which is 2 miles away. Drove back to Cedar Lodge to check in, they gave me the keys and room number. Then drove 2 miles back to the lodge, carried luggage to the room on the 2nd floor, then found out that they have not cleaned it after the previous stay!!! There is no phone in the room to call the front desk, and my phone had no signal. So we had to carry our stuff back to the car, and drove 2 miles back to Cedar Lodge. We were so tired and stressed out after driving 6+hours to get there. We requested to stay at Cedar Lodge because we were so tired to drive back to RBL. They gave us a room there to stay that night on the first floor. Everything was fine until 9pm when people arrived at the room above us. The nightmare begun. They were talking loud, laughing, pounding to the walls, and the worse thing is they kept walking non stop, you could hear and felt the foot steps. We were tortured for 3 hours straight until midnight. I had to pick up the phone to call the front desk to complain. They told me that they will call them. Then the problems stopped. By then, we were so tired and stressed so we could not sleep!!!
Loc, us1 night trip
Red Bud Lodge, El Portal
Bad situation turned good
We arrived after dark to find a sign that directed us to drive 2 miles to the check in area. However we noticed that there was no way into any of the rooms without navigating some very steep stairs which looked to be about 2 stories . We drove the 2 miles to the check in area and explained that one party member could not do stairs. They graciously transferred our reservation to their hotel and gave us a first floor room. We were very happy with the service.
Karen, us1 night trip with friends
Red Bud Lodge, El Portal
Already exhausted we arrive to the Red Bud only to see a sign saying you have to check in at the Cedar Lodge 2 miles back....It would've been nice if they told you that ahead of time. Not a big deal though.... So we arrive to the Cedar Lodge to check in where an unfriendly woman behind the desk checked us into our room. We drive back to the Cedar Lodge only to awkwardly walk in on a family staying in our room so we had to drive all the way back to the Cedar Lodge again. Annoyed and tired they decide to put us in a room at the Cedar Lodge. The room looked like it was quickly cleaned as we found hair and residual dirt on everything. The kitchen was pointless as ALL the plates, utensils, and cookware were dirty. Most of them had dried and caked on food on them. Oh, and they also charge you $9 per device for WiFi...a little ridiculous I think. This place has a lot of potential because the location is great, but we were very disappointed with our stay.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends

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