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"Property is next to Merced River. It has a picnic area across from the lodge. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 22 May 2022

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Hotel Description

Beach hotel near Sierra National Forest

On river

Stay at this El Portal hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Sierra National Forest and 9 miles (15 km) of Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Yosemite Valley is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) away.

Dining, lazy river

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the lazy river and perks like free self parking. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and barbecue grills.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$232* Per night/room Aug 30 - Aug 31

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom (with kitchenette)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Spa Tub and kitchenette)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (with sofa sleeper)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Cedar Lodge ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cedar Lodge

Everyone (7) Couples (6) Family (8)
5 out of 5
Property is next to Merced River. It has a picnic area across from the lodge.

Posted by on May 22, 2022

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3 out of 5
The property is in a beautiful setting not far from Yosemite. There is no wifi provided. You must pay $10 for 24 hours of usage. My room was really big and nice. It seemed pretty clean except for the shower which had hair in it and mold. Because of it's location there is no other place to eat other than their onsite bar and restaurant, which is fine and the food was good enough. There is no wifi in the bar/restaurant either, just an fyi. There is a sign on the door to the indoor pool that said people who had "active diarrhea" in the last two weeks were forbidden from entering the ppol. I was wondering how they enforce that, but the sign itself was enough to make me NOT want to go in the pool. Seriously, what happened to make a sign like that necessary? On second thought, I don't really want to know. The hotel is nice. There is a nice gift shop. The location is excellent due to it's proximity to Yosemite and the beautiful area. Just be aware that there is no free wifi and no cell service- at least no service for Verizon.

Posted by , from MONTROSE on May 4, 2022

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3 out of 5
Basic. Basic but satisfying. There is not much in the area so there is no choice. There is no wifi!!

Posted by on May 3, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022

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5 out of 5
Not a fancy place to stay but room was big and clean.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2022

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5 out of 5
Always a nice stay

Posted by on Oct 11, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021

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5 out of 5
The front desk employees couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Cute Bear statues all over. The food was very good. Very nice gift shop.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021

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4 out of 5
Muy. Buen lugar para estar cerca de la naturaleza!! Tranquilo y sin ruidos !!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

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3 out of 5
I didn't like the fact that I had no cell phone service and no internet. I would have had to pay a 3rd party for internet service

Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

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Property Features

Cedar Lodge offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a lazy river, and a spa tub. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Event space at this hotel measures 900 square feet (84 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at Cedar Lodge. Free self parking is available. This El Portal hotel is smoke free.

  • 210 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 900 sq ft of conference space
  • 84 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1978
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Lazy river
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cedar Lodge offers 210 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Satellite television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Change of towels (on request)

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Cedar House Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Canyon Bar & Grill - This café serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 10.00 (for 12 hours, rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cedar Lodge El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel El Portal
  • Cedar El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Yosemite
  • Cedar Hotel El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel
  • Cedar Lodge El Portal
  • Cedar Lodge Hotel El Portal

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.