Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal

11136 Highway 140 P.O Box D, El Portal, United States, 95318  show map
 3 stars
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Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

Yosemite View Lodge is situated in the center of El Portal near Yosemite South Gateway, Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch. The renovated hotel was built in 1976 and refurbished in 2004.

Overlooking Upper Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, the hotel is close to a river and parks and is 75km away from Merced. Just 20 minutes from the center of El Portal.

Shoppers will enjoy a comfortable location close to supermarkets.

Merced Municipal Arpt airport is 80 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

There are 335 rooms including Deluxe Double Room, Quadruple Room and Triple Room in Yosemite View Lodge, offering a great view of the lake along with a private balcony, a patio, a gas fireplace, a stone fireplace and individual climate control. En-suite rooms feature bathrooms with free toiletries, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

American dishes are served in the gastronomic restaurant.

Services

Corporate travelers are free to use a business center and internet connection offered by the hotel.

Relax

Spa facilities at Yosemite View Lodge include a Jacuzzi, a wellness center and a hot tub. Active tourists will enjoy hiking and golf provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas at USD 9 per day.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   335.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fireplace in room

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal El Portal location
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Hotel Address:

11136 Highway 140 P.O Box D, El Portal, United States, 95318

Get directions
City Center
  • El Portal
    1.8km
Airports
  • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
    79.4km
  • Mammoth Lakes (MMH)
    81.7km
Restaurants
  • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    60 m
  • Parkside Pizza (cuisine: Pizza)
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    335

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
Size: 20m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Double room

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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple
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    • Bathtub
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    River View - Triple

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      Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Quad
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      • Bathtub
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      River View - Quad

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        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or Triple or Quad
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        • Air conditioning
        • Bathtub
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        Deluxe Room River View

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal El Portal location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          11136 Highway 140 P.O Box D, El Portal, United States, 95318

          Get directions
          City Center
          • El Portal
            1.8km
          Airports
          • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
            79.4km
          • Mammoth Lakes (MMH)
            81.7km
          Restaurants
          • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant (cuisine: American)
            60 m
          • Parkside Pizza (cuisine: Pizza)
            60 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  4 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            335

          Yosemite View Lodge Location

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          Local Attractions

          • Mirror Lake - 6.5km
            Yosemite National Park
          • El Capitan - 8.8km
            Yosemite National Park, CA
          • Ribbon Fall - 12.1km
            Yosemite National Park, CA
          • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir - 6.5km
            Hetch Hetchy Road
          • Bridalveil Falls - 11.6km
            Yosemite National Park, CA

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant - 60 m

            Address: 11136 California 140
            Phone: (209) 379-2681

            50% likes this, based on 117 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          • The River Restaurant & Lounge - 70 m

            Address: 11134 Hwy 140

            Cuisine: American

          • Parkside Pizza - 60 m

            Address: 11136 Hwy 140,

            73% likes this, based on 52 reviews
            Cuisine: Pizza

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  4 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            335

          Yosemite View Lodge Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Yosemite View Lodge

          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children
            9.6

            Fantastic location only 5 minutes from the park entrance. The only way to be closer is to actually stay within Yosemite Village itself which frequently needs to be booked many months in advance. The drive from the park entrance to the village is another 15-20 minutes, but its picturesque and ever changing. The facilities in the lodge were surprisingly comfortable. The rooms reasonably large and well appointed for a family of four. I wasn't expecting to be as nice as it was after looking at the photos on the website so we were all very happy. The small kitchenette's in the family suites were also really welcome. The kids loved playing in the pool(s)/spa after spending the day in the park and the small games room was a welcome addition. The breakfast was terrific and set us up well for the day and a relative bargain. Service was attentive and courteous. All in all, a terrific stay - particularly since our room had views of the Merced River too.

            Aesthetically, the decor was a little old-fashioned in style and not to the tastes of some. Wi-fi was extra and only available in the building where reception is located. Oh, and don't forget to bring a bottle opener if you plan on drinking some wine which isn't a kelvin top (screw top). Perhaps its just me, but when I asked the restaurant staff if they could open the wine we bought to have with our pizza (from the shop at the Lodge no less), they said corkage would be $10 as per California law. Needless to say, I managed to find an alternative solution - especially since the wine only cost $5 in the first place!

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            The accomadations were perfect. Pools, hot tubs, river view, resturant on site and little store with everything you could need as well as gifts. Yosemite was 2 miles away!

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            especially loved the view, remodled & very clean. We would visit this place again.

            price could be a little more accomidating to the economy crisis.

          • Single
            8.2

            Perfect location for acccess to Yosemite National Park. The dinner salad bar and breakfast buffet were excellent.

            I arrived at night. There were no directions to the lodge office. My mattress was not firm.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Location and scene

            Need for new or acceptable clean bed sheets and towels

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Fantastic location. The room was noticeably clean. Loved the river behind it.

            Come on-- the facility can have wi-fi for the entire facility, not just the front desk. For goodness sakes, it's 2012. Apple is the richest company one earth. That means everyone has apple products and apple products require web connection. i figure in good months, the lodge grosses nearly 4 million dollars. Come Mr. Republican owner, throw a bone with free wi-fi-- and for the entire faciltiy!!!! Also, there's no night life, dig deeper for more channels on the television!!!!!!

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Every thing we needed was on sit, great staff, great room with a view.

          • Family with children
            7.0

            location , natural view ,

            towels not replaced regularly. calling hotel restaurant from hotel room not free (through receiption).

          • Family with children
            7.8

            |Location is excellent!!! nice kitchenette and View was great!!

            pretty clean- the sheets had a bit of a weird smell.. the garbage outside the door room was full..

          • Family with children
            8.2

            riverside view & location.

            no lunch service at restaurant. dog hairs everywhere at patio area.

          • Single
            8.2

            Great location, ideal for access to the park.

            The wifi wasn't free at all, $9 for your room and it didn't even work with no refunds. No flexibility for check in, 3pm is late seeing as check out is 11am!

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            The roar of the river and view of it from our balcony! It was the best part for me. Slept the best there over the other 12 places we stayed on our vacation. Liked the kitchenette, too! It was a wonderful place, just wish it did not feel so much like a time-share or large crowd place, but it was fine.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            The location, close to Yosemite, was great. The patio overlooking the Merced River was a nice place to enjoy our morning coffee.

            This is probably a better place for a family to stay. The complex was huge, with several pools, etc.; we prefer something more personal. The price was more than what we used the facilities for. We would not stay there again, but in the right circumstances and people, it would likely be a good deal.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Relaxing in a slice of Heaven!

            The late check-in is not practical with many people traveling from far away. Early check-out makes matter worse, regarding the late check-in. Food for thought!

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            We loved our room's location (River Side). The temperature and comfort of sleeping with the Sliding Door open and hearing the River, all added to our Yosemite Experience. We appreciated being right outside the Park for easy access, yet the added privacy of being away from the activity of the visitors and Campers during dinner & at night. We also enjoyed the selection and setting for our dinner & breakfast at the on site restaurant. The staff was very friendly and were very efficient in servicing us (water, removing plates, dinner & drinks), without being intrusive. Lastly, we enjoyed the convenience of having the on site store for snacks, wine & ammenities.

            Wished we could have gotten a newspaper by check out time for the ride home the next day. Didn't think that there would be no cell phone service. Didn't mind missing it, but just wanted to note it so others are aware & can plan for it accordingly.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal El Portal location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          11136 Highway 140 P.O Box D, El Portal, United States, 95318

          Get directions
          City Center
          • El Portal
            1.8km
          Airports
          • Merced Municipal Arpt (MCE)
            79.4km
          • Mammoth Lakes (MMH)
            81.7km
          Restaurants
          • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant (cuisine: American)
            60 m
          • Parkside Pizza (cuisine: Pizza)
            60 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  4 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            335