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Cedar Lodge

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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 10 PM, pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 10 PM, pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 10 PM, pool umbrellas
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Cedar Lodge

Cedar Lodge

2.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA, 95318

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEl Portal Market6 min drive
  • Popular LocationYosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance12 min drive
  • AirportMariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite)38 min drive
  • Popular LocationYosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance52 min drive

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About this area

El Portal

Located in El Portal, Cedar Lodge is in a rural area and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Sierra National Forest and Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • El Portal Market - 6 min drive
  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance - 12 min drive
  • Bridalveil Fall - 23 min drive
  • Tunnel View - 26 min drive
  • Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport (FAT) - 127 min drive


  • Little Bear Pizza - 17 min walk
  • Park Side Pizza - 8 min drive
  • The River Restaurant & Lounge - 8 min drive

About this property

Cedar Lodge

Hotel near Yosemite National Park
You can look forward to a grocery/convenience store, a bar, and conference space at Cedar Lodge. With fishing, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Cedar House Restaurant, the onsite restaurant.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool, with a lazy river, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • Smoke-free premises, a banquet hall, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the pool, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 210 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards
  • 32-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, housekeeping, and phones


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Cedar House Restaurant
  • Canyon Bar & Grill

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Indoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Conference space (900 square feet)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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81% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Cedar Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9 AM–10 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Cedar Lodge?

As of Oct 7, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cedar Lodge on Nov 3, 2022 start from $95.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Cedar Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Cedar Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Cedar Lodge?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Cedar Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Cedar Lodge located?

Situated in El Portal, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sierra National Forest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance and Yosemite Valley.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 509 out of 1601 reviews
5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 598 out of 1601 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 289 out of 1601 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 134 out of 1601 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 71 out of 1601 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The customer care was great , friendly staff , nice rooms .
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

3/5 Okay

Katie, Peyton
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Staff here is very friendly. Rooms are clean but in need of updating. Location is close to Yosemite so that’s a plus. No cell signal in this area - dead zone. You can purchase WiFi for $10. Has a restaurant on site with decent food. Has 2 pools indoor and outdoor.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Horrible customer service, old property, room smelled bad, outside looks abandoned, everything is old, it the horror movie hotels, please dont stay there
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent stay
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
Overall, if you need to stay here to be close to Yosemite, its fine. The price is just for the location to the park.. Staff were not friendly and need to be trained in hospitality. And they didnt seem to know anything about the park. Lots of cobwebs in the bathroom area. Very out dated. Other than that, it was fine. We slept good. The grounds are pretty. The river is across the street. Best pro is location to Yosemite. When we go back, we will try to stay at Yosemite View right up the street. Staff there were much friendlier and inviting.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The location was close to Yosemite entrance. There is a nice park on the river across the street. It was quiet, clean and the beds were comfortable. The shower head was low, and our A/C unit was loud.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness
While the location is ideal within a short drive to access the valley, the condition of the property overall, and particularly the rooms, are rather subpar. Our room was basic and somewhat to be expected, however we did not expect to have a variety of different bugs await our arrival. These critters made it difficult to go to sleep given they seemed to keep popping up out of the woodwork, crawling over the beds and around the windows and light fixtures. A legitimate cleaning of the room would have been appreciated.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Old property, kinda run down but clean. Convenient location on Hwy 140, about 20 min drive from park entrance. But extremely limited food options. Fortunately the office has a dry well stocked store with quick food options, and there is a good general store 5 miles away. The staff is very nice and helpful. Internet is not included, you have to purchase it from a third party provider, which is inconvenient.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
This is a very low quality accommodation option but with very close proximity of Yosemite. The staff is doing their best in the restaurant but need more help - a common challenge. The food was fine.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022