Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal

11136 Highway 140, El Portal, United States, 95318  show map
 3 stars
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Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal

Paid Wi-Fi

USD 10 per day

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Yosemite View Lodge is rated 3 stars and provides visitors with a cash machine, a souvenir shop and a convenience store. Renovated in 2004, the hotel has welcomed guests since 1976.

The property lies within a 30-minute drive from Yosemite Village, Yosemite West Gateway and Badger Pass Ski Area. The hotel is set 45 km away from Groveland.

Yosemite View Lodge offers a great view to its guests.

Guests can reach Yosemite View Lodge by car from Merced Municipal Arpt airport in 80 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 335 rooms equipped with cable TV with on-demand movies, a refrigerator, a patio, TV with satellite channels and a safe. Some rooms have the park view. They are fitted with a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a stove as well as en suite bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. Dishes of seasonal cuisine are served in the lounge restaurant. Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant and Parkside Pizza are situated in a ski area, about 100 meters away of the property.

Services

Yosemite View Lodge offers a business centre, a banquet hall and a photocopier to satisfy the needs of business guests.

Relax

Cribs and an arcade/game room for children are provided at Yosemite View Lodge. The hotel's activities include rafting, hiking and rock climbing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms at USD 10 per day.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   335.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Mountain view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace in room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

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, El Portal, United States, 95318

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

Rooms and availability

Yosemite View Lodge photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
Mountain view
  • Room size:

    27 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • CD player
Room Description:

This standard room comes with two queen beds (sleeps 4), kitchenette (stove top, sink, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, dishes, pots, pans and utensils), private bath with shower, telephone with data port, Cable TV with CNN, ESPN and HBO and a balcony or patio with views of the Merced Canyon.

Yosemite View Lodge photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Jacuzzi
    • Fireplace
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Triple Room
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Mountain View - Triple

Quadruple Room
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Media:CD player
Room Description:

Standard|QUADRUPLE MOUNTAIN VIEW

Deluxe Room
River view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Individual air conditioning

Yosemite View Lodge Location

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Local attractions

  • Mirror Lake6.5 km
    Yosemite National Park
  • El Capitan8.9 km
    Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Ribbon Fall12.2 km
    Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir6.5 km
    Hetch Hetchy Road
  • Bridalveil Falls11.7 km
    Yosemite National Park, CA

Restaurants nearby

  • Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant60 m

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

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

  • Parkside Pizza60 m

    Address: 11136 Hwy 140,

    73% likes this, based on 52 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    335
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Yosemite View Lodge Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 61 reviews

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, El Portal, United States, 95318

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